Pyongyang claims successful test of new ICBM North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday in a “breakthrough” that puts the U.S. mainland within the range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere. The missile test came a week after U.S. President Donald
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Rouhani will inaugurate the first phase on Sunday, Nitin Gadkari is likely to attend the function Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will inaugurate the first phase of the Chabahar port development project on Sunday, with senior Afghan and Indian Ministers travelling for the event, diplomatic sources said here on Tuesday. The External Affairs Ministry would not
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India on Tuesday reiterated the need for an early resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. In a statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented his government’s position and said that India will continue to support nation building activities by the Palestinians, and urged for
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The Islamabad stand-off shows how the nature of democratic politics in Pakistan is changing Around three thousand unarmed men, of a recently founded group, the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), have been able to close down key parts of Pakistan’s main cities, which include Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. On account of state action taken against
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Set to be extended to Hong Kong China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported on Saturday. The changes to China’s criminal law were approved during a committee meeting of the country’s rubber-stamp Parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), according to
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In the recently concluded CPC congress, the political message was clear. Economic prospects are not that certain, though Addressing the recently held 19th congress of the communist party of China, president Xi declared that China had entered a ‘New Era’. In political terms, the message is amply clear: more absolute power in his hands for a longer
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U.S. plans to bring Asian allies together China on Sunday reacted cautiously over a proposal by the Trump administration for a working-level quadrilateral meeting with India, Japan and Australia, saying Beijing hoped that it would not target or damage a “third party’s interest”. The U.S. was looking at a “working-level” quadrilateral meeting and offer countries
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Ahead of the Quadrilateral meeting, PM Modi must be cautious about bringing big powers into South Asia By accepting an invitation to join the Japan-proposed, U.S.-endorsed plan for a “Quadrilateral” grouping including Australia to provide alternative debt financing for countries in the Indo-Pacific, India has taken a significant turn in its policy for the subcontinent. Explaining the
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11 princes and dozens of former ministers were detained in a new anti-corruption probe headed by the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday removed a prominent Prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the Economy Minister and announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee. A high-level employee of
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How the ‘Quad’ took shape after relief efforts in December 2004 On the morning after Christmas 2004, the staggering death toll (eventually more than 230,000) from the tsunami was still unknown, when a call from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Indian envoy Nirupama Rao made it clear that island nation needed urgent humanitarian assistance.
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