Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

FGN27: PAK-LD CABINET ****Pak Prez Asif Ali Zardari administers oath to 19-member Cabinet recommended by PM Sharif Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday administered the oath to 19 members of the Cabinet of the newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, ending the tenuous wait for the completion of government formation.**** FGN29: MAURITIUS-MURMU-ARRIVAL ****President Murmu arrives in Mauritius; To be chief guest at its National Day Port Louis: President Droupadi Murmu arrived in Mauritius on Monday on a three-day state visit during which she would be the chief guest at the country's National Day celebrations on Tuesday.**** FGN21: CHINA-INDIA-ARUNACHAL ****China protests to India over PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh Beijing: China on Monday said it lodged a diplomatic protest with India over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh last week, reiterating its claim over the area by saying India's moves will only complicate the boundary question.**** FGN32: NEPAL-PRACHANDA ****Nepal Prime Minister Pusha Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ ready to seek vote of confidence Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is set to seek a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives on Wednesday, days after he dumped the Nepali Congress and forged a new alliance with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML).**** FGN26: PAK-DILIP-HOUSE ****Dilip Kumar's ancestral home in Pakistan damaged in recent rains Peshawar: Legendary late actor Dilip Kumar's ancestral home in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a national heritage, is almost on the verge of collapse after being severely damaged in the recent rains, an official has said.**** FGN12: PAK-FIRSTLADY-ASEEFA ****President Zardari's daughter Aseefa Bhutto to become first lady of Pakistan: Report Islamabad: In a historic decision, Pakistan President Asif Zardari has decided to formally recognise his 31-year-old daughter Aseefa Bhutto as the First Lady of the country, according to a media report.**** FGN7: US-BIDEN-RAMZAN LD MESSAGE ****In his Ramzan message, Biden pledges to work towards 6-week ceasefire in Gaza Washington: Greeting Muslims across the world on the start of Ramzan, US President Joe Biden has recognised the suffering of the Palestinian people and pledged to lead international efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza and work non-stop to establish an immediate and sustained ceasefire for at least six weeks there.**** FGN34: UK-KATE-2NDLD PHOTO ****Kate Middleton apologises for royal family photo ‘confusion’ London: Kate Middleton, Britain’s Princess of Wales, on Monday apologised for “any confusion” caused by a family portrait released by Kensington Palace of her posing with her three children.**** PTI GSP

FGN27: PAK-LD CABINET ****Pak Prez Asif Ali Zardari administers oath to 19-member Cabinet recommen