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'India to go by joint statement, not be bothered by Aziz remark'

New Delhi : India will work with Pakistan on the points laid down in the Ufa joint statement after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, and nothing that Sharif's key advisor Sartaj Aziz said later will affect it.

According to sources here, Aziz's contrary comments to the media in Islamabad on Monday were possibly made keeping in mind his "domestic audience", many of whom had criticised the joint statement, especially at Kashmir not being mentioned in the document.

Iran n-deal reached

Vienna: After days of intense negotiations here, Iran and the six world powers have reached a deal intended to limit Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for lifting economic sanctions, media reported on Tuesday.

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers reached a "good deal" here on Tehran's nuclear programme, an Iranian official close to the negotiating team told Press TV.

Crude prices fall further with Iran n-deal

New Delhi: As Iran and the six world powers reached a nuclear agreement by their deadline, crude oil prices fell further on Tuesday, pulled down by prospects of easing of sanctions imposed on the Persian Gulf nation.

London Brent crude dropped to $56.96 a barrel of nearly 160 litres, while US crude was trading down at $51.12. The Indian basket crude oil traded on Monday, the deadline for the nuclear deal, at $57.19 per barrel.

Taliban militants overrun Afghan valley

Kabul: Taliban militants on Tuesday overran a strategically important valley in Afghanistan's Faryab province, a security officer said.

"More than 1,000 Taliban militants attacked Qarain valley and after suffering huge casualties including 30 deaths, they captured the area and security forces retreated," the officer told Xinhua news agency.

Three pro-government fighters also sustained injuries in the fight, he added.

Israeli NGO asks Barcelona to suspend ties with Qatar Foundation

Jerusalem: An Israeli NGO has called on FC Barcelona to suspend ties with its Qatar Foundation title sponsor as it is "immoral to receive funding from a country that supports terrorist groups".

The international NGO, Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center, has sent a letter to this effect to Barcelona's board, reports Efe.

Failure on Lakhvi a national embarrassment: Daily

Islamabad : The failure to comply with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's assurances at Ufa in Russia over Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's trial will be "nothing short of a national embarrassment", said a daily on Tuesday.

The Nation said in an editorial "Lakhvi’s Non-Cooperation" that a few days after Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi released a joint statement in Ufa, Lakhvi's lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi has said that his client refuses to cooperate by giving voice samples -- "a key element of the joint statement".

Israel re-arrests released Palestinian hunger-striker

Jerusalem : The Israeli police on Monday evening re-arrested a Palestinian in east Jerusalem a day after he was freed following a 55-day hunger strike.

The Palestinian Prisoner Club Association said in an official statement that the police arrested Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan, who had been released on Sunday after he ended a hunger strike that lasted for 55 days, Xinhua reported.

The statement said that Adnan was arrested on his way to pray at al-Aqsa Mosque in the old city in east Jerusalem.

Egypt identifies three Italian consulate bombers

Cairo: Egyptian authorities have released the names and photos of three militants who they allege carried out the bombing at Italy's consulate in Cairo at the weekend, according to a media report.

The three suspects were named as Tariq Abdul Sattar, Hussein Barakat and Hassan Samir, according to the Youm7 daily's website. Sattar and Barakat are from Beni Suef, south of Cairo, while Samir is from Fayyum governorate, southwest of the Egyptian capital, the report said.

30 injured in Afghan mosque blast

Kabul: At least 30 people were injured in a bomb attack that targeted a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of Afghanistan's Baghlan province on Monday evening, the latest in a string of attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, sources said.

The attack occurred shortly before evening prayers when the provincial governor and several local officials were distributing food in the mosque's courtyard. The injured were shifted to hospitals, where several wounded remained in critical condition, Abdul Qadim Niazai, deputy provincial governor, said.

Modi visit: India, Tajikistan to boost anti-terror cooperation

Dushanbe (Tajikistan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India and Tajikistan have resolved to intensify cooperation in combating terrorism as well as in the spheres of defence and connectivity as he held talks with President Emomali Rahmon here, the last of his stops on his Central Asia tour.

Both sides also inked agreements on culture and human resource development.

In his media statement after holding talks with Rahmon at the Qasr-e-Millat (Palace of Nations), Modi said both countries are bound by deep historical, cultural and civilisational links.