Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang (File)

After Azhar’s designation, China defends Pakistan

Beijing: Moments after it okayed the resolution to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the UN sanctions panel, China defended Pakistan, saying the country had made enormous contributions to fighting terrorism. Beijing also said it firmly support Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism and extremist forces. “I would like to stress that Pakistan has […]

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IS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka ambush that killed 17

Colombo: The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for an “ambush” carried out by three jihadis in Sri Lanka, saying that it caused 17 deaths after authorities in the island nation confirmed 16 dead in an operation in Kalmunai city. An Arabic language statement on the group’s official al-Amaq news agency on Saturday said […]