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Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency

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LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, prompting opposition accusations that the government was trying to silence criticism.

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Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency 18 Jul 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, prompting opposition accusations that the government was trying to silence criticism.

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Trump meets Chinese Uighur, other religious persecution victims at White House 18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centrepiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

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Trump slammed for tweet about hunting down Mumbai attack mastermind 18 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI U.S. President Donald Trump faced criticism for saying Pakistan's arrest of the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai had come after a 10-year search, as the suspected militant had been living in plain view.

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India's monsoon rains below average in past week, raising crop worries 18 Jul 2019

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's monsoon rains were 20% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, the weather office said, as summer showers turned patchy over the central, western and southern parts of the country, raising concerns over the progress of crop plantings.

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Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc 17 Jul 2019

GUWAHATI, INDIA Millions of people are stranded by flooding in northeast India with concern growing about food and water supplies, and officials said on Wednesday that water levels of a major river were rising even further.

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Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc 17 Jul 2019

GUWAHATI, INDIA Millions of people are stranded by flooding in northeast India with concern growing about food and water supplies, and officials said on Wednesday that water levels of a major river were rising even further.

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Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks 17 Jul 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges.

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World Court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for Indian convicted of spying 17 Jul 2019

THE HAGUE The World Court on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy.

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India aims to expel all illegal migrants, interior minister says 17 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI India will identify and deport illegal immigrants from across the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign that critics say could stoke religious tension and further alienate minority Muslims.