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PTI MNAs resignation should not be accepted: Jamaat-e-Islami

Islamabad : The far-right political group Jamaat-e-Islami Sunday said the resignations submitted by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party members should not be accepted, otherwise the current political crisis in the country will worsen, media report said.

Speaking to the media after a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Jamaat chief Sirajul Haq, a member of the provincial assembly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said there was still room for talks, Dawn online reported.

Indian expatriate killed in Oman accident

Muscat : A 29-year-old Indian expatriate died in a road accident in Oman, media here has reported.

P. Najeeb, who worked in a private firm in Nizwa, 140 km from Oman's capital Muscat, was killed when his car hit a divider and overturned while he was on his way to Nizwa from Muscat Friday, Times of Oman reported Saturday.

Shameer P.T.K., a social worker, said the victim was driving a rented car.

Najeeb, who hailed from the south Indian state of Kerala, was returning to Nizwa after meeting his father.

Iran unveils missiles, drones

Tehran : Iran Sunday unveiled two missiles and two drones at a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani.

The Qadir (almighty) missile, with a range of 300 km, will be used for destroying marine targets, Xinhua reported.

It can either be launched from sea vessels or by other missile systems.

The Nasr-e-Basir (astute victory) cruise missile carries a searching head, and operates silently.

Iran also launched two drones named Karrar 4 (striker) and Mohajer 4 (immigrant).

India strongly responding to firing from Pakistan: BSF

New Delhi : India is strongly responding to the firing from Pakistan, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General D.K. Pathak said here Sunday.

"The BSF is effectively and strongly responding to the firing and will continue to do so. Our volume and intensity of target fire is more effective than theirs (Pakistan)," Pathak said in a press conference.

Pathak said firing from Pakistan has been continuing since Aug 16.

"The Pakistan forces are attacking mostly the civilian areas," he said.

Bangladesh PM urges India to seal Teesta deal

Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged India to seal the Teesta water-sharing agreement, media reported Sunday.

Hasina made the call Saturday when India's Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) V.K. Singh paid a visit at her Dhaka residence, bdnews 24 reported.

"Hasina said the Teesta water-sharing deal should be inked as soon as possible as Bangladesh needs more water in the lean period," said an official from the Bangladesh prime minister's office.

IAEA inspection on Iran military base unnecessary: Minister

Tehran : Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan has said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has no need to inspect the Parchin military base.

"The IAEA inspectors have visited Parchin before, and we have addressed their questions. Therefore, we think there is no need for giving further access to the site," Dehqan said Saturday.

IAEA reports have never shown any suspicious activity at Parchin, the minister said ahead of the Aug 25 deadline for Iran to provide a new set of information on its nuclear programme to the agency, Xinhua reported.

400 protestors booked, Imran asks Sharif to resign for a month

Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign for a month during which a probe into the alleged poll rigging will be completed, even as 400 PTI protestors were booked for anti-government rallies and blocking traffic in Punjab province, media reported Sunday.

Imran Khan made this demand Saturday after the third round of talks between the government and PTI faced a deadlock over the issue of Sharif's resignation, the Nation reported.

Pakistan continues to target Indian posts in Jammu

Jammu : The Pakistan Rangers Sunday continued to use long range weapons to target the Border Security Force (BSF) posts and villages in R.S. Pura and Arnia areas near the international border in Jammu district, police said.

"Pakistan rangers used long range weapons to target almost all the BSF border outposts in R.S. Pura and Arnia in addition to villages close to the border in these areas," a senior police officer told IANS.

Egypt, UAE involved in Tripoli airstrikes: Libyan Islamists

Tripoli : Libya's Islamist militant groups Saturday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt of behind the recent airstrikes on their bases in Tripoli.

A spokesperson for the Islamist coalition forces Libya Dawn said their intelligence information showed that the UAE and Egypt were involved in the recent air raids against them. He also accused the current Libyan government and parliament as the designer of the airstrikes and asked them to stop the "cowardly" aggression, Xinhua reported.

Israel airstrikes destroy apartment, mall in Gaza

Gaza : Israeli airstrikes destroyed a six-story apartment building and a business mall in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah late Saturday, Palestinian security sources said.

Israeli fighter jets bombed Zorob residential building which consists of 30 apartments, levelling the construction to the ground, security sources told Xinhua.

A business mall was also destroyed entirely in another Israeli airstrike in Rafah, they added.

The sources did not give further details. Casualties were not immediately clear.