Pakistan opposes politicising Olympics
Pakistan, a close ally of China, said on
Thursday that it opposed any politicisation of the Beijing Olympics
and foresaw no trouble when the torch relay comes to Islamabad next
Bangladesh, India to restore train link
Rail passenger services between Bangladesh and
India will resume next week for the first time in more than four
decades following a deal signed on Thursday, officials said.
Egypt puts Gaza border forces on alert after breach threat
Egypt on Wednesday put its security forces on
the border with the Gaza Strip on high alert after Hamas threatened
to repeat a January breach that saw hundreds of thousands of
Palestinians flood into Egypt.