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Pakistan will not be used against any country: Army chief (23:42)
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday in a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale reiterated their nations commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan, a statement issued by the US Embassy Islamabad said.

Missing Indian climber found dead on Everest (17:58)
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) The body of a 27-year-old Indian climber, who has been missing since Saturday on Everest, has been found after 36 hours of intense search.

Poppy revenue main financial support of Afghan Taliban: Media (15:24) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) Taliban militants have been using money collected as taxes from poppy growers to buy weapons and continue their fight against the Afghan government, the media reported on Monday.

China to block India's NSG bid again (Lead) (15:16)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month.

Hundreds of patients in Sri Lanka sans treatment as doctors strike (14:48)
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Hundreds of patients across Sri Lanka went without treatment on Monday as government doctors went on a 24-hour strike, crippling the island's health sector.

Trump, Ghani discuss terrorism, Afghan security (14:38) IANS Photo Service
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, a White House statement said on Monday.

Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity: Sharif (14:32)
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.

Five die in Pakistan blast (14:14)
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) At least five persons were killed in a blast in Khyber Agency's Tirah valley on Monday, a security source said.

More Pakistani students learning Chinese (13:20)
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Enrolment in the Chinese language department at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Pakistan has risen exponentially, a media report said on Monday.

Pakistan university reopens after student's lynching, arms seized (12:36)
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Police recovered weapons from the Abdul Wali Khan University in Pakistan's Mardan, as the university reopened for the first time since a student Mashal Khan was lynched by a mob on accusations of blasphemy, DawnNews reported on Monday.

Sri Lanka makes key changes to cabinet (11:12)
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Monday announced key changes to its cabinet, including the appointment of a new Foreign and Finance Minister.

6 policemen killed in firing incidents in Pakistan (22:20)
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) At least six policemen were killed and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing in Pakistan over the last 24 hours, police said on Sunday.

American climber killed on Everest identified as physician (Lead) (20:28)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) An American climber, who was killed on Sunday morning while trying to summit Mount Everest, has been identified as a physician at a hospital in the US.

Indian woman among 6 climbers evacuated from Mt Everest (20:26)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) Six climbers, including a former Miss India pageant finalist, were evacuated from the higher camps of Mt Everest after they suffered from high altitude sickness on Sunday, a media report said.

Gunmen kill German citizen, abduct Finnish national in Kabul (20:22)
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) A day after deadly Taliban attacks on police checkpoints left at least 25 Afghan policemen dead, a German woman working for an international charity was killed in Kabul and another woman, from Finland, was kidnapped on Sunday, an official said.

Indian national arrested in Islamabad (16:32)
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) An Indian man has been arrested in Islamabad after he was found to be allegedly not carrying the required travel documents, local media reported.

Indian climber missing while descending Everest (16:12)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) An Indian climber hailing from Uttar Pradesh has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said on Sunday.

India didn't win Jadhav case: Pakistan's ICJ lawyer (16:04) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) A lawyer who represented Pakistan at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case involving alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, says India did not win the case, a media report said.

Nepali woman scales Mt Everest with message against human trafficking (14:54)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) A Nepali woman has summited Mt Everest with the message to fight against human trafficking, becoming the first to climb the worlds highest peak for women empowerment and gender equality, according to UN Women Nepal.

20 Afghan policemen killed by Taliban (14:00)
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed and ten others injured in a Taliban attack on several checkpoints in Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.

German woman killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul (13:54)
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) Unidentified armed men killed a German woman at a guesthouse in Kabul and kidnapped a Finnish woman, a security official said on Sunday.

Sharif leaves for Riyadh to attend 'Arab-Nato' Summit (13:24) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday left on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to participate in the first-ever Arab-Islamic-American Summit, being held in Riyadh.

Pakistan to unveil new budget (13:10)
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government is set to unveil the nation's latest budget on May 24 and 26, the media reported on Sunday.

Panama Papers raise political risks in Pakistan: World Bank (13:06)
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The World Bank has warned that the Panama Papers issue has "enhanced political risks in Pakis­tan" and created "some policy uncertainty", the media reported on Sunday.

American climber dies on Mount Everest (12:30)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) An American climber was killed while trying to summit Mount Everest on Sunday morning, according to the base camp officials.

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