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In Balochistan, Dying Hopes for Peace

Increasing attacks by the Islamic State in Balochistan are connected to Pakistan’s failed strategy of encouraging and using Islamist militants to crush Baloch rebels and separatists. By Malik Siraj Akbar Mr. Akbar is a journalist from Balochistan. On Friday, several hundred tribesmen and students from religious seminaries gathered at a …

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Iran’s Chabahar port is where Asian and Middle Eastern rivalries collide

By James M. Dorsey Iran’s Indian-back port of Chabahar was Inaugurated months before the United States re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic republic is where Asia and the Middle East’s multiple political conflicts and commercial rivalries collide. Chabahar was destined to become a player in geopolitical and economic manoeuvring between China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi …

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Tears of Sindhu: exploring Sindhi political history

By Hassan Hamdam The new book “Tears of Sindhu: Sindhi national struggle in historical context” authored by Dr Naseer Dashti is one of the most interesting books on the history of Sindh. Authors and writers belonging to powers who subjugated Sindhis for centuries had written Sindhi history in a biased …

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Afghanistan blast: Sikhs among 19 dead in Jalalabad suicide attack

A suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 19 people, most of them members of the country’s Sikh minority. Police said they had been travelling in a vehicle to meet President Ashraf Ghani, who is visiting Nangarhar province, when the bomber struck. Among those …

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India, US are one in saying Pakistan deserved to be demoted to anti-terror funding group’s ‘grey list’

NEW DELHI: India and the US today welcomed a global terror financing watchdogdemoting Pakistan to a ‘grey list’ + for underperforming in rooting out sources of finance for terrorists within its borders and for not taking enough – or any, at all – action in curbing activities of terror elements who roam …

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No change in stand on CPEC: Sitharaman

Chennai, June 8: India does not view its relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan ties, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Friday, but ruled out the possibility of New Delhi reviewing its stand on CPEC project, a major irritant in Sino-Indian relationship. She also said New Delhi is alert …

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Interim operations in Chabahar port in Iran to start by next week

India is all set to begin interim operations in the strategically important Chabahar port project next week. Union Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya informed in a tweet message. India has selected an Iranian company, Kaveh Port and Marine Services, for running the operations for 18 months till it …

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Beleaguered Nawaz Sharif Rattles Pakistan Army’s Cage

With a not-so-subtle jab, the former prime minister has virtually indicted the country’s powerful army for a disastrous national security policy that has turned Pakistan into an international pariah. Mohammad Taqi The three-time former prime minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif took a not-so-subtle jab at the Pakistan army’s …

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US pullout from Iran deal: Who will pay the economic price?

We examine Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and the implications for the global economy. This week, US President Donald Trump announced that he has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and is set to renew sanctions on Iran. It’s a decision which has implications for the …

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Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai — Sharif

Former prime minister asks why trial cannot be completed Islamabad: Militants from Pakistan did sneak into India to attack Mumbai in 2008 and kill 166 Indians and foreigners, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said in remarks published on Saturday. “Militant organisations are active [in Pakistan],” Sharif told Dawn newspaper in …

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