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Three killed in blast inside mosque in Pakistani city of Quetta

  • Hospital officials say 20 wounded, being treated at Civil Hospital Quetta
  • This is the fifth attack in the southwestern Balochistan province in the last month

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Tehran looks to Islamabad for mediation as regional tensions rise

  • Foreign Minister Zarif meets Pakistani counterpart, prime minister, army chief
  • Pakistan has own international obligations, cannot risk falling into the trap of US sanctions, analysts say
By Aamir Saeed ·


Pakistan, India make conciliatory overtures as Modi clinches second term as PM

  • Khan says looking forward to working with Modi for “peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia”
  • Modi says has always given "primacy" to peace and development in the region
By Arab News Pakistan ·


The academic fighting to stop Lebanon’s brain drain

  • Jazar says: In 2018, 4,000 students graduated in engineering, which is a huge number for a country that has a population of four million
By Alicia Buller ·

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Modi’s victory inspires both hope and apprehensions

  • BJP does not have any Muslim on its list of victorious candidates
By Sanjay Kumar ·


Foreign investors hope India dials back policy shocks after Modi win

  • Modi’s pro-business image and India’s youthful population have lured foreign investors
  • After Modi’s win, about a dozen officials of foreign companies in India and their advisers said they hoped he would ease his stance and dilute some of the policies
By Reuters ·


Kyrgios withdraws from French Open, citing illness

  • Roger Federer plays down chances of his winning the mega title
By AFP - AP ·


Creative group in the UAE gives female artists a chance to tell their story

  • Female-led art collective wants society to rethink the way women of color are perceived
  • Banat Collective publishes artworks in print and online and hosts events to encourage debate