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ISLAMABAD, June 24 (Bernama) -- Death toll of the two bomb blasts that hit two different cities of Pakistan on Friday has risen to 59, China's Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying on Saturday.


ANKARA, June 24 (Bernama) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, said state-run Anadolu Agency on Saturday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


CAIRO, June 24 (Bernama) -- Egypt strongly condemned on Saturday a failed terror attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca that left 11 persons injured, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


CHENGDU, June 24 (Bernama) -- The rescue headquarters of the landslide in southwest China\'s Sichuan Province has said the landslide buried 62 homes, and more than 120 people are thought to be missing, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


CHENGDU, June 24 (Bernama) --Giant pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing took a Lufthansa cargo flight from their home in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, for a 12-hour flight to Berlin on Saturday morning, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


DUBAI, June 24 (Bernama) --The United Arab Emirates (UAE) foreign minister on Saturday condemned the "heinous terrorist crime" targeting the Holy Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said UAE state news agency, China's Xinhua news agency reported.