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Three years after they went missing, the government has said that 39 Indian construction workers mostly from Punjab, who were taken hostage by the Islamic State militants in Iraq's war-torn Mosul, were alive and "everything possible" was being done to ensure their safe return.

 

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) launched a major effort to break boundaries and coordinate globally the fight against the scourge of terrorism by setting up an office headed by a high-level functionary to coordinate all counter-terrorism efforts.

 

Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting Prime Minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears on Thursday before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family.

 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “vision for a new India” will help create jobs also in the United States, President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in Washington Monday while announcing Modi's White House visit on June 26.

 

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif headed for Saudi Arabia in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East.

 

Declaring the inviolable right of all countries to freedoms of overflights and navigation on high seas, India's Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar has said that seas should not be turned into areas of conflict.

 

Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by a combination of climate hazards in the decade after 2000, according to a new research report by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

 

With the support of nearly two-third electoral votes in Parliament, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal, 12 years after he was removed by King Gyanendra Shah. He becomes the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal.

 

The much anticipated elections to elect a new Prime Minister in Nepal, which was supposed to take place on Sunday, has now been deferred to Tuesday.

 

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is countries  which arm, finance and provide communication support to terrorists and called upon all nations to rise above ideas like "good terrorism, bad terrorism" to save humanity from destruction.

 


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