Iran's president has warned that foreign forces are threatening the security of the Gulf after the US said it was deploying troops to the region. Hassan Rouhani said foreign forces had always brought "pain and misery" and should not be used in an "arms race". The US is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on Saudi oil facilities both nations blame on Iran.

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said the deal under discussion with India would lower some tariffs on U.S. produce and restore preferential treatment for some Indian exports to the United States, the sources said.
DUBAI: Construction on the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first official synagogue will begin next year and be completed by 2022, according to local media reports. The synagogue will be part of the multi-faith “Abrahamic Family House” complex in Abu Dhabi, which will also feature a mosque and church of which full construction will be completed in 2022, Abu Dhabi newspaper The National reported on Sunday.
KARACHI: As Karachi faced another sweltering day on Sunday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of high temperatures in the port city and other areas of Sindh over the coming days. A PMD advisory states that “a moderate heat wave condition is likely to continue in Karachi and southern parts of Sindh … during the next two days.”
MILAN: FIFA has been “assured” by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, Gianni Infantino, president of the body said on Sunday. A female Iranian fan died earlier this month, after setting herself on fire to protest against her arrest for attending a match.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan received $1.5 billion or Rs237 billion worth of foreign loans in first two months of the current fiscal year, higher by 108% over the same period of the previous year, aimed at meeting the country’s financing needs. Foreign disbursements have started picking up following signing of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan program, which seeks $38 billion in foreign funding over three years to keep Pakistan afloat.
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan says Sehat Insaf Card and Ehsaas program are the government’s practical steps to help the deprived, poor and needy and bring them onto the path of economic and social prosperity. In a series of tweet on Sunday, she said Prime Minister Imran Khan is a companion of the common man.  
Roger Federer maintained his 100% Laver Cup record against Nick Kyrgios on Saturday with a thrilling 6-7(5) 7-5 10-7 win over the Australian but Team World hit back in the doubles match later on to stay in contention for the title. Playing in front of 17,000 fans in Geneva, home favorite Federer beat Kyrgios for the third time in as many editions before Rafa Nadal extended Europe’s lead by beating Milos Raonic 6-3 7-6(1) in the night session.
TOKYO: Japanese foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi said trade talks with the United States will bring peace of mind to farmers and automakers, according to an interview with public broadcaster NHK aired on Sunday ahead of a key bilateral meeting this week. Motegi handled talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer under his previous role as economy minister and is expected to meet him ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday visited the family of martyred Pakistan Army Major Adeel Shahid Zaidi to express sympathy over the loss of their loved one in an IED blast. The chief minister, accompanied by members of his cabinet, including Saeed Ghani, Nasir Shah, Murtaza Wahab, reached the martyred army officer’s residence in Gulistan-e-Jauhar where he met with his children, including twins.