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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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UN eyes modest repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan is expected to remain modest in 2018, the media reported on Friday.

India, Eurasian Economic Union for early start to FTA talks

India has had talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on starting negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Friday.

Bangladesh poses bigger security threat than China or Pakistan: Minister

“It is not only China or Pakistan but Bangladesh poses an equally bigger challenge to our national security, I know it because I get to see that closely,” said Ahir while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM International Homeland Security Conference-cum-Exhibition in New Delhi 

India, US pledge to enhance strategic cooperation

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that relations between India and the United States were growing with “great deal of speed,” the two countries pledged to enhance their strategic cooperation as Major Defence Partners during a meeting in Manila Monday between him and US President Donald Trump.

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