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Trumps Diplomatic Vandalism-By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 07, December 2017

By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the facade of US neutrality on the Palestine –Israel issue has been lost. Trumps shifting US embassy to Jerusalem is a body blow to Palestinian cause. In so doing United States has taken sides and granted sovereignty of entire Jerusalem to Israel.  The consequences of this move are impossible to predict other than the fact that this

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Pakistan: Russia's New Best Friend? by Arif Rafiq

  0 comments   |     by Arif Rafiq on 27, November 2017

As the U.S.-India embrace tightens, former Cold War foes Pakistan and Russia are bolstering ties with one another. Pakistan was an early Cold War partner of the United States, ultimately helping to evict the Soviets from Afghanistan in 1989. While India proclaimed a policy of non-alignment, it was firmly allied with the Soviet Union, which served as its chief defense supplier for decades. Those

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Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality

  0 comments   |     by Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report on 15, November 2017

Arbitrary arrest and detention, shootings, tear gas, and killings. This is, how local authorities, military and police have reacted to non-violent protests of indigenous peoples throughout 2016. People were shocked by how the protesters at Standing Rock were met with a disproportionate militarised response. At the same time in India and Bangladesh, land rights protesters were met with even hars

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Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 13, November 2017

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming the country’s new status to Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Friday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings in Washington. The Afgh

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Can India match Pakistan’s strategic depth in Afghanistan? by Irtiza Nasim Ali

  0 comments   |     by Irtiza Nasim Ali on 09, November 2017

It was in summer of 1987 that I first visited Afghan capital Kabul. Journalists from 26 countries assembled in Moscow and then were flown to Kabul to attend a conference on a reconciliation program and see on ground its outreach. In the name of reconciliation the Soviets were doling out packages of ‘gifts’ to the tribal chiefs to allure them into supporting the Soviet-backed Najib g

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The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

  0 comments   |     by News Analysis on 04, November 2017

US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through the northern areas of Pakistan – claimed by India as part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory. While appearing before th

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WHO WAS TIPU SULTAN? by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad

  0 comments   |     by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad on 29, October 2017

The blatantly false propaganda being spread by the Hindutva Sangha Parivar over Tipu Sultan is reaching outlandish proportions. A Hindutva troll is trying to teach me my own family history with regard to Tipu Sultan’s patronage of Hindu temples. She has been posting all kinds of nonsense on my timeline, disputing what I know about my own ancestors, and I have blocked her. Almost all the w

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Why is India doing propaganda against CPEC? by newsdesk

  0 comments   |     by News Desk on 28, October 2017

News Analysis: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said India is doing propaganda over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of its negative tactics to divert world attention from the Kashmir issue. Abbasi said in a television interview on Sunday, a day after Pakistan responded to

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Pakistani diplomat highlights India's disgraceful policies against women at UNHRC

  0 comments   |     by Murtaza Ali Shah on 26, October 2017

Pakistani diplomats Murk Aijaz and Qazi Saleem at the UNHRC session. Photo: Reporter.  GENEVA: A Pakistani diplomat highlighted India's disgraceful policies in the United Rights Commission (UNHRC). “India has surely become the rape capital of the world where no woman is safe due to their own disgraceful policies against women,” diplomat Murk Aijaz said.Around 327,000 crimes

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Nobel or Not so Nobel - In a story published on June 13, 2017 in the Hindustan Times

  0 comments   |     by Amit Singh on 20, October 2017

In a story published on June 13, 2017, in the Hindustan Times, Bobby Ghosh, the Ex-editor-in-Chief of Hindustan Times, argued that Nobel prize must be rescinded from those who do not live up to Nobel standards, thus, an audit of the work and worlds of all living laureates must be scrutinised[1]. Accordingly, Ghosh highlighted five undeserving Nobel laureates namely- European Union

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