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Indonesia votes in preview of 2019 presidential polls

Indonesia votes in preview of 2019 presidential polls

Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote on Wednesday in regional elections seen as a gauge of President Joko Widodo's prospects for re-election next year in the world's third biggest democracy.

Pakistan brushes off fears over Trump's Afghan strategy

Pakistan brushes off fears over Trump's Afghan strategy

Pakistan's military brushed off speculation on Monday that a new US strategy for neighbouring Afghanistan could include taking a stronger line against Islamabad, insisting the country has done all it can to tackle militancy.

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

A bomb exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate on Friday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials said.