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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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US Congress authorises $700mn for Pakistan

The US Congress has authorised up to $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of American operations in Afghanistan.

India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks


India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that "a free, open, prosperous and inclusive" Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid Chinas rising military and economic power.

India, Pakistan agree on peaceful borders

India and Pakistan on Friday agreed on "constant endeavour" to maintain peace on borders, "utmost caution and care" in dealing with civilians as well as resuming commandant-level talks to resolve local issues during the bi-annual talks between chiefs of their border guarding forces.

NATO to increase mission in Afghanistan by 3,000 troops

NATO will increase its training mission in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000 troops, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

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