After holding talks with leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday, army chief General Raheel Sharif is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif later in the day.
Pakistan's powerful army chief has stepped in to mediate between the embattled government and the protesters seeking resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, signaling a possible end to the political drama.
The jihadist Islamic State group has posted video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter, in a warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders to end military cooperation with Washington, a monitoring group said.
A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released on Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.
Hong Kong democracy advocates expressed alarm on Friday after Chinese army vehicles were photographed travelling down a major thoroughfare, in what they condemned as a show of "military might" ahead of expected protests.