Here’s the latest for Friday February 15th: President Donald Trump lashes out at critics; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is visiting European leaders; India blames Pakistan for a deadly attack; Venice considers a new tax to help keep its canals clean.
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People protest in New Delhi after 41 soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as hunt for militants behind the attack in the region disputed by India and Pakistan continues. Meanwhile in a Pakistan-controlled area of Kashmir, locals stage anti-India protests and call on Saudi Crown Prince MBS to intervene in the long-standing territorial conflict.
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign a raft of investment deals worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South Asian country, as Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launches his Asia tour seeking to emerge from the Khashoggi affair.
Flower and balloon sellers in Islamabad say business has been slow ahead of Valentine’s Day in Pakistan, where the event has grown increasingly popular but has been banned from being promoted in recent years.
The multinational naval exercises ‘AMAN-19’ takes place in the Arabian Sea near Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, with some 45 countries participating with ships and observers.
It’s been thirty years after Iran called for the killing of Salman Rushdie, the British novelist behind “The Satanic Verses”, the novel which triggered mass protests from London to Islamabad.
International skiers take to the slope in Pakistan where authorities are hoping to promote winter sports tourism. Pakistan is home to some of the highest peaks in the world.
Pakistanis celebrate Kashmir Day by showing solidarity with Indian-administered Kashmir, which is also claimed by Pakistan and where tens of thousands have died in conflict since the 1990s.
A pair of his father’s old tandoor ovens helped Hong Kong restaurateur Asim Hussain achieve a dream — the world’s first Michelin star for a Pakistani restaurant, an accolade he hopes will fire interest in the country’s often overlooked cuisine. Like many of Hong Kong’s 85,000 strong South Asian population, Hussein’s family trace their lineage in the bustling financial hub back generations, when the city was a British colonial outpost.
The fate of a Christian woman enmeshed in a years-long blasphemy row could finally be decided, when Pakistan’s Supreme Court will decide whether to allow an appeal against its decision to acquit Asia Bibi. IMAGES outside Supreme Court