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Not seen decisive steps against terrorism by Pakistan; US

In remarks sharply critical of Islamabad, the US has said it has not seen any “decisive steps” by Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment towards ensuring that its territory cannot be used by the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and other terror groups.

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Islamic State footprint on rise in Pakistan: Report

The footprint of the militant Islamic State (IS) group is continuously on the rise in Pakistan as over the past year responsibility for as many as six deadliest attacks, in which 153 people were killed, was claimed by the outfit, according to a think-tank report.

Major reduction of Chinese troops in Doklam

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said there has been a major reduction of Chinese troops in Doklam. India and Chinese armies were locked in a 73-day stand-off at Doklam in the Sikkim section of their border.

Afghanistan seeks extension of refugees' stay in Pakistan

Afghanistan has pressed Pakistan to grant up to one year extension of the stay of over 1 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Afghan diplomats said on Monday.

Islamabad to continue engagement with Washington: Pakistan official

Pakistan Foreign Se­cre­tary Tehmina Janjua has said that the country will continue to have engagement, as far as possible, with the US because America is not only a global power but also has its presence in the region, and "for us its almost our neighbour".

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.


China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.