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  • Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation0

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    • February 21, 2019

    IDSA COMMENT Nagapushpa Devendra   21 February 2019 More from the author India and Iran are trying to manage the impact on their bilateral relationship of US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. The visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif to India on 7-9 January 2019 was an attempt to provide impetus to

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  • Bangladesh: Dhaka fire in apartments used as chemical store kills 800

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    • February 21, 2019

    Police warn death toll may rise in ‘highly combustable’ blaze in old part of Bangladesh capital Michael Safi, South Asia correspondent, and agencies @safimichael Thu 21 Feb 2019 06.30 EST First published on Wed 20 Feb 2019 21.26 EST The Guardian At least 80 people have died after a massive fire engulfed apartment buildings that also housed

  • Kashmir, the burning paradise0

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    • February 19, 2019

    By Imad Zafar 19 February 2019 Kashmir is a paradise that has been burning for decades. Dal, a lake in Srinigar that once attracted tourists from all over the world because of its beauty and calm waters, does so no more. Inside its waters is the blood of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri civilians and

  • Bangladesh: Zia and the BNP crushed by a legal avalanche0

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    • February 19, 2019

    Asia Times Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia, left, faces 17 years in jail, while many more cases are being investigated. Photo: AFP Many Bangladesh Nationalist Party members are in jail or on the run as the Sheikh Hasina govt continues its repression By Faisal Mahmud, Bangladesh The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – one of the

  • Indian Ex-Naval Officer On Death Row Is A ‘Terrorist,’ Pakistan Tells UN court0

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    • February 19, 2019

    February 19, 2019 An Indian citizen on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying committed “terrorist” acts on New Delhi’s orders, lawyers representing Islamabad told the UN’s top court on the second day of a hearing over the fate of the man. Pakistani Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan told judges at the International Court of

  • Kashmir Attack New Rallying Point Ahead of Indian Polls0

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    • February 19, 2019

    By Rohit Wadhwaney on Feb 19, 2019 Nationwide outrage over a militant assault that killed nearly 50 security personnel in Indian Kashmir last week and escalated tensions with rival Pakistan could boost India’s Hindu nationalist government ahead of an imminent general election, analysts said Tuesday. Last Thursday’s suicide bombing “can come as a major boon”

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  • The Baghdad Air Strike: Pre-emptive self-defence or Assassination?

    By Devansh Kaushik | January 9, 2020 Introduction In the early hours of January 3, missiles launched by a USAF MQ9 Reaper slammed into a convoy exiting the Baghdad International Airport, killing Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy commander of an Iraqi militia. General Soleimani was the leader of the elite

  • Indian Muslims: Are they ‘invaders’, ‘scumbags’ or equal citizens?

    By Adil Khan Broadly speaking most Indian Hindus seem to entertain three perceptions vis-à-vis the Indian Muslims – that Muslims are: (i) ‘invaders’ and thus have no place in Hindu India; (ii) ‘scumbags’, liars, cheats and terrorists and thus be shunned; and finally, to some (iii) they are equal citizens and thus be treated accordingly.

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