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  • Iran’s State Media Distort Western News Coverage of Rare Khamenei Sermon0

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    • January 21, 2020

    Voice of America – English By Michael Lipin, Mehdi Jedinia January 18, 2020 Iranian state media have given a distorted view of Western news coverage of a rare public sermon by Iran’s supreme leader, ignoring how Western outlets highlighted perceived shortcomings in his responses to domestic problems. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran

  • From Modi to Imran Khan, Trump’s visit to Delhi holds a victory for all sides0

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    • January 21, 2020

    New Delhi is chuffed over the positive reports from envoys who visited J&K. What the government needs now is a Modi-Trump hug to take care of anti-CAA protest images. Jyoti Malhotra 21 January, 2020 The Narendra Modi government has unveiled a number of initiatives over the last week, all pointing to the culmination of one big

  • Sri Lanka diplomatic pendulum swinging back?0

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    • January 20, 2020

    New interest in India, while China for years has been widening its footprint with transport projects By AT Contributor, Colombo Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbors after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, as China’s economic clout increases in the region. China, a long-time regional

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  • How well equipped is Pakistan Military for modern warfare0

    by Kashif Mehmood 19 January 2020 The Post Balakot episode of 27 Feb, 2019 was an eye Opener for the people sitting at the helm of affairs  in New Delhi , the Military masterminds of India and the Defense top brass .  Apparently un-nerved, composed on TV screens and going with the usual rhetoric of

  • STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG AND A WHIMPER0

    by William Milam 19 January 2020 I was disconnected, electronically and, to some extent psychologically, from current events during December. I have now reconnected, and being so has its downsides. As I came back online, President Trump had another brain cramp and appeared to be preparing to start a war with Iran. I guess we

  • Escalating to De-Escalate – From Balakot to Ain al-Asad0

    By Waqas Jan    18 January 2020 With tensions between the United States and Iran dramatically escalating just days into the new year, the risks of a new and even more damaging war erupting in the Middle East have once again reached worrying levels. This was sparked by the brazen US drone strike which targeted General

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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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