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Iranian FM Zarif Meets India’s Top Security Official


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday. The Iranian foreign ministry announced that the meeting had been “private”, without providing further details. The Iranian minister arrived in India on Tuesday to participate in the Raisina Dialogue …

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Alice Wells is on 10-Day Visit to South Asia

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ISLAMABAD – US Senior Assistant Deputy Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs, Alice Wells, will arrive in Pakistan on January 19 for a three-day visit, the US State Department said Friday. Wells’ visit will be part of her 10-day visit to the region, during which she will …

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More Than 250 Million Workers Protest Against Modi Government


NEW DELHI – More than 250 million workers from 10 trade union centers and independent industry federations on Wednesday launched a 24-hour strike in India against government economic policies and labor reforms. Popular resistance against the ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is growing as millions of workers have joined the …

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Tens of Millions to Join All-India One-Day Strike on Wednesday


NEW DELHI – Tens, if not hundreds, of millions of workers and youth will participate in tomorrow’s India-wide one-day general strike. The strike call was issued on September 30, 2019 by an alliance of the country’s principal trade union federations to protest the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s …

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Fresh Diplomatic Outreach Planned on Rights Abuses in Occupied Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday chaired meetings of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs and an inter-ministerial committee to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir, intensified ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC), and raging protests against contentious citizenship …

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India Tightens Security for Protests After Friday Prayers


NEW DELHI – Indian authorities increased security in major cities and mobile data services were suspended in some areas before demonstrations after Friday prayers against a new law on citizenship, Reuters reported Friday. At least 25 people were killed in protests across the country since the law was introduced on …

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China will Implement OBOR Idea in Consultation with Pakistan


BEIJING – China dispelled the impression on Sunday, that “it wishes to dictate terms to countries participating in One Belt-One-Road (OBOR) idea.” It would give it practical shape only in consultation with them, that principle also applies to Pakistan which is China’s partner in 67 billion road CPEC project. This …

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