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Foreigners, including Pakistanis, detained as Sri Lanka searches for clue

Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 people in potentially the deadliest operation claimed by the militant Islamic State.

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Israel, India share deep, long-standing relationship: Envoy

Ahead of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's expected visit to India early next year, Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Tuesday said that the two countries share a deep and longstanding relationship.

Pakistan FM hints at shifting foreign policy's focus from US

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Islamabad's foreign policy has for long remained US-centric, but the time has now come to review it and shift its focus towards Moscow and Beijing.

Mattis in Pakistan amid concerns over terror 'safe havens

US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday amid Washington's concerns over "terrorist safe havens" in the country and also to shore up bilateral ties that have seen a marked downslide in the past few months.

Pakistan government's agreement with sit-in leaders illegal says court

The Islamabad High Court on Monday questioned the legal standing of the agreement reached between the government and Islamist protest leaders, saying that none of the terms could be legally justified.

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