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  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 22, 2017.

    At the United Nations in New York, India denounced Pakistan as "the land of pure terror," Newsweek reports.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. More than 500,000 people— roughly half the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar— have fled to neighboring Bangladesh over the past year, mostly in the last month.

  • Rome's Muslim Community rallies during a demonstration in support of Rohingya Muslims on September 18, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

    India wants to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees amid concerns of terror threats, a move that could impact New Delhi's superpower aims.

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • LAHORE, Sept 12- In campaigning for a Pakistan by-election seen as a test of support for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the most visible figure is not on the ballot: Sharif's daughter, Maryam, widely touted as his political heir-apparent. This past weekend, crowds mobbed Maryam's car and threw rose petals as she crisscrossed the eastern city of Lahore...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Commodities trader Trafigura said it plans to open a further liquefied natural gas import terminal in Pakistan as traders move into developing infrastructure to meet emerging markets' appetite for gas. "We plan to develop a second LNG import terminal project in Pakistan, also at Port Qasim, with a jetty, berth and a second FSRU," Trafigura said,...

  • *To counter US military aid cuts, Pakistan eyes China, Russia deals. U.S.- Pakistan relations have frayed since President Donald Trump last month set out a new Afghanistan policy and lashed out at nuclear-armed Pakistan as a fickle ally that gives safe haven to "agents of chaos" by harbouring the Afghan Taliban and other militants. The United States has already...

  • *To counter US military aid cuts, Pakistan eyes China, Russia deals. U.S.- Pakistan relations have frayed since President Donald Trump last month set out a new Afghanistan policy and lashed out at nuclear-armed Pakistan as a fickle ally that gives safe haven to "agents of chaos" by harbouring the Afghan Taliban and other militants. The United States has already...

  • KOT MOMIN, Pakistan, Sept 11- T he decision to sell her kidney was easy for Ismat Bibi, a housewife in Pakistan's Punjab province. "I am begging my son not to do this, but he is adamant," said Bibi, 40, as she sat in her one-roomed mud home in a slum on the outskirts of Kot Momin in Punjab, northern Pakistan. Punjab is Pakistan's most prosperous region, but alongside thriving...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The New York State Department of Financial Services said on Thursday it had fined Pakistan's Habib Bank and its New York branch $225 million for failures to comply with laws and regulations designed to combat illicit money transactions. The DFS said on Thursday it had also imposed an order outlining conditions for the orderly closure of...

  • KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 29- Pakistan's largest bank, facing a possible $630 million fine over compliance failures by its New York branch, admitted mistakes on Tuesday but denied any wrongdoing and said the penalty sought by U.S. regulators was disproportionate. New York State's Department of Financial Services said on Monday it was seeking to fine Habib Bank Ltd...

  • *Habib Bank says it will' vigorously' contest penalty. *Bank says it has applied to close its operations in New York. ISLAMABAD, Aug 28- The New York State Department of Financial Services said it is seeking to fine Habib Bank Ltd, Pakistan's biggest lender, up to $630 million for "grave" compliance failures relating to anti-money laundering rules and sanctions at its...

  • MUMBAI, Aug 28- Symantec Corp, a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. India's military has raised operational readiness along its border with China following a face-off in Bhutan near their disputed frontier,...

  • *China investing $57 billion in' new Silk Road' through Pakistan. LAHORE, Pakistan/ SHANGHAI, Aug 28- Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan. Zhang, 48, is one of a growing number of Chinese...

  • DUBAI, Aug 27- Major Qatari shipping conglomerate Qatar Navigation is launching a direct service between Qatar and Karachi in Pakistan, the company said on Sunday, as it seeks to counter economic sanctions against Doha by other Arab States. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and transport links with Doha on June 5, ending...

  • Must deal with sanctuary issues for Taliban: Fmr. US Ambassador Khalilzad

    Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq & Afghanistan and the United Nations, talks about his support of President Trump's policy on Afghanistan and the president putting Pakistan on notice that it must stop harboring terror groups.

  • US troops patrol village in Afghanistan's Logar Province.

    Key Chinese diplomat asked US Secretary of State to respect Pakistan after President Trump questioned its efforts in Afghanistan.