African Union suspends Egypt. 'The African Union is suspending Egypt from membership in the continental body after the military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. AU Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a news conference Friday that the removal of Morsi on Wednesday falls under the AU doctrine on unconstitutional changes of government. ...'
India, China agree on need for strategic communication. 'Seeking to maintain peace and stability on the line of actual control in the backdrop of the PLA incursion in Ladakh, India and China on Friday agreed that "strategic communication" is required for building mutual trust even as they agreed to resume joint army exercises. During the delegation-level talks between defence minister AK Antony and his Chinese counterpart Gen Chang Wanquan here, the two sides agreed that they will make joint efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity on the borders and take measures to strengthen communication and coordination at various levels between the border guarding forces. ...'
Pakistan, China look to Arabian Sea. 'China and Pakistan set their sights on Friday on developing a transport link through rugged mountains and lawless lands, a route they hope will boost economic growth and bring critical oil supplies to power-hungry China much faster. A broad agreement for the "economic corridor" was among eight pacts signed following a meeting in Beijing between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. ...'
Report: Egyptian troops fire on Morsi supporters. 'Egyptian troops reportedly opened fire Friday on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi outside the Republican Guard headquarters, where he was believed held, but there were conflicting reports on casualties. ...'