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Foreign ministry says it will expel Indian diplomat

ISLAMABAD: Foreign ministry said late on Thursday it has declared an Indian diplomat persona non grata and given him 48 hours to leave the country. The diplomat was identified as Surjeet Singh, an official at the Indian High Commission, in a statement from the foreign ministry. India said earlier on Thursday it would expel a Pakistani diplomat based in New Delhi who allegedly ran a spy ring that collected sensitive information about Indian security operations along its border. The allegations come amid heightened tensions…

Iran expels Bahrain envoy: state media

TEHRAN: Iran has expelled a senior official from Bahrain's embassy in Tehran in apparent retaliation after the Sunni-ruled Gulf state did the same to its envoy in Manama.