\R New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours:
Pak has Mecca, Medina for Sikhs: Imran in Dubai
Dubai: Pakistan has the Mecca and Medina for the Sikhs and the country is opening up those sites for the minority community, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.
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Saudi Arabia don't know where slain Khashoggi's body is: senior official
Washington: The Saudi authorities does not know what happened to the corpse of Jamal Khashoggi, a senior minister has said, amid reports that the dismembered body of the dissident journalist was "dissolved" after his brutal murder inside the Kingdom's consulate in Turkey.
US team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF 'storm' warning
Beijing: US negotiators were in Beijing Monday for a new round of high-stakes trade talks, hoping to reach a deal before the March 1 deadline set by Donald Trump as the IMF warned of a possible global economic "storm". (AFP)
US envoy heads 6-nation tour for 'intra-Afghan' talks: official
Washington: A senior US diplomat is set to lead a large delegation on a six-nation tour, including Afghanistan, to boost that country's peace process and bring "all Afghan parties together in an intra-Afghan dialogue," the State Department has said. (AFP)
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Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM
Bangkok: Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidacy was issued by her brother, the king. (AFP)
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China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet died
Beijing: China hit back on Monday at Turkish criticism over its treatment of Uighurs and denied Ankara's claim that a renowned poet from the Muslim minority had died in custody, calling it an "absurd lie". (AFP)