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  • Nepal keen to turn ties with Bangladesh into ‘economic partnership’0

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    • November 12, 2019

    UNB . Kathmandu | Prothom Alo Nov 12, 2019 Nepal is keen to turn the existing relationship with Bangladesh into ‘economic partnership’, said its foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Tuesday. He said this with the remarks when he met Bangladesh president Abdul Hamid at hotel Marriott Kathmandu. President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed newsmen

  • Ground  Zero : Ayodhya wants to move on0

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    • November 12, 2019

    by Valay Singh 12 November 2019 Livemint With restraint and acceptance, Ayodhya’s citizens seem to have made their peace with the Supreme Court verdict There’s no word on a review petition yet, but a section of Muslims feel let down. Friction is expected between the two main Hindu camps over constitution of the trust to

  • Sinophobia simmers across Central Asia0

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    • November 12, 2019

    In the ‘Stans, BRI debt traps, broken promises, corruption and Xinjiang persecution generate resentment and violence By Alexander Kruglov Asiatimes 12 November 2019 It is just a tiny grocery store in a decrepit, Khruschev-era five-story apartment block in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan – but it is flooded with shoppers, 24 hours a day. Located just

  • India cozying up to Saudi may not be wise0

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    • November 12, 2019

    By Shafeeq Rahman 12 November 2019 Asiatimes The Middle East is a pivotal region for Indian diplomacy because of India’s dependency on petroleum, huge commercial ties and a large diaspora in the region. The Middle East’s share of India’s overall trade was 21% and accounted for 62% of its crude-oil imports during January-August 2019. Non-resident Indians

  • Why Iran Declines to Renegotiate0

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    • November 12, 2019

    Donald Trump pulled the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran’s nuclear program in May 2018, insisting the agreement was not tough enough. He then reinstated sanctions and urged Iranian leaders to renegotiate another deal. But Iran is in no mood to negotiate and takes steps to annoy Trump: detaining cargo

  • China’s Quest for Stability: Images and Realities0

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    • November 12, 2019

    By P. S. Suryanarayana 12 November 2019 SYNOPSIS In pursuing proactive defence diplomacy, China has resorted to political messaging and pragmatic signalling. However, China can enhance this exercise by addressing some external security concerns about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). COMMENTARY DEFENCE DIPLOMACY is a fine art that requires close coordination between the military

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