Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned against the risk of a conflict in the Middle East amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, calling on all parties to exercise “maximum restraint” to prevent further escalation in an already volatile region.
Yellow Vest protesters say no Macron, Le Pen ahead of EU election
At least 20 people, most of them students attending private tuition classes, died in a fire in India, officials said.
India tuition center fire kills 20
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his government may extend existing special consumption tax cuts on cars when they expire next month, in a move aimed at boosting declining car sales.
Erdogan: Turkey may extend special consumption tax cuts on cars
The industry ministry will hold meetings in major cities in June to encourage small businesses to speed up their preparations for the October consumption tax hike, it has been learned.
Japan to promote tax hike preparations by small businesses
China’s banking and insurance regulator on Saturday said it did not expect a persistent decline in the yuan and warned speculative short sellers they would suffer ‘heavy losses’ if they bet against the currency.
China's top banking regulator says yuan bears will suffer 'heavy losses'
North Korea says it is halting its negotiations with the United States over its nuclear and missile programs until Washington changes its zero-sum approach toward Pyongyang.
North Korea suspends talks until US ‘changes method’
India intends to shift its top military supplier from Russia to the US, New Delhi’s ambassador to Washington has said, citing national security and military modernization among Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top priorities following his re-election.
PM Modi to shift India's top weapons supplier from Russia to US?
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Friday with officials from neighboring Pakistan to discuss bilateral ties and escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.
Visiting Zarif, Pakistani officials discuss ties, regional tensions
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, the first such trip in four decades, as global concern grows about rising tension between Iran and the United States.
NHK: Japan PM considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June
Bombings killed a senior Islamic preacher and two worshippers during Friday prayers in Muslim mosques in Afghanistan and Pakistan, respectively, on Friday.
Deadly bombings hit mosques in Afghanistan, Pakistan

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