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Iran's Foreign Minister in Pakistan amid Tensions with US

Iran's foreign minister was in Pakistan on Friday, a critically timed visit amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over regional tensions.

The purpose of the visit by Mohammad Javad Zarif, who held talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and also Prime Minister Imran Khan, was not made public. But there has been speculation that Iran is looking to Islamabad and its close relationship with Riyadh to help de-escalate the situation.

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Theresa May: Britain's Outgoing PM in Dates

Here are key dates for Theresa May, who steps down as Conservative Party leader on June 7 to make way for a new prime minister, amid Britain's Brexit turmoil:

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Macron Urges 'Rapid Clarification' on Brexit as May Steps Down

President Emmanuel Macron wants to see a "rapid clarification" over Britain's departure from the European Union after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she would step down next month, the French presidency said Friday.

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Contenders Jockeying to Replace British PM

After British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday, here are the top contenders for her job:

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One Dead, Over a Dozen Injured in Mosque Blast in Southwest Pakistan

At least one person was killed and more than a dozen injured by a blast at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan’s Quetta Friday, according to police, the latest incident in restive Balochistan province. 

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Thai King Opens First Parliament since 2014 Coup

Thailand's king opened parliament Friday five years after a 2014 coup, stressing the importance of "national security" and "people's well-being" as the junta moves within striking distance of cementing its grip on power.

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China Slams US 'Lies' about Huawei-Government Ties

Beijing on Friday accused the United States of spreading "lies" about Huawei after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the telecom giant was not being truthful about its ties to the Chinese government.

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Three More Deaths on Overcrowded Everest

Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded peak of the world's tallest mountain to seven. 

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Spain PM Faces 'Second Round' in European Polls

Spain votes in local, regional and European parliament elections on Sunday which will influence acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's talks to form a new government.

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Pakistani Who Taught 'American Taliban' Hails His Release

A Pakistani religious teacher who spent six months with "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh has hailed his release, describing him as a "good person" who became upset over the situation in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Palestine.

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