Thursday, 17 October 2019

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India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally: Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that India and Pakistan must resolve the Kashmir issue between themselves. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a phone call. Spokeswoman for his Downing Street office said that PM Johnson made clear that the UK ...

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Trump once again offers to mediate ‘explosive’ Kashmir standoff

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation in Kashmir amid mounting international concern over a flare-up in violence between India and Pakistan in the divided region. Speaking a day after phone calls with the premiers of both countries, Trump said he was happy to try and ...

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After INF Treaty withdraw, US looking to develop hypersonic missiles

WASHINGTON: US Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy stated that as a result of the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Washington is now looking into developing hypersonic missiles with ballistic warheads. “With respect to the INF ranges in particular, we’re looking at where can we first find opportunities,” ...

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Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice

ISLAMABAD: The government announced it would take the Kashmir dispute with India to the International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked special status for occupied Kashmir earlier this month, to the fury of Islamabad. “We have decided to take Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood ...

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Trump stresses need to reduce India-Pakistan ‘tensions’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the disputed Kashmir region. “The president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region,” White ...

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UN rights chief ‘troubled’ by new Sri Lanka army chief

GENEVA: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she is “deeply troubled” by Sri Lanka’s appointment of an accused war criminal as army chief, as global concern mounts over the nomination. Major General Shavendra Silva, 55, was elevated to the army’s second-highest position of chief of staff in January before his ...

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Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages ‘return to calm’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said she hoped “calm” will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the heart of the city on Sunday in ...

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Release of Iranian tanker ‘very unfortunate’: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration Monday over the “very unfortunate” decision to release an Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar, in an implicit rebuke to ally Britain. The British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel, which has since departed Gibraltar and entered international ...

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Talks now only on Azad Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Tension between India and Pakistan continues to rise, with Sunday seeing rhetoric being exchanged between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who upped the ante by first threatening to revoke the no first nuclear strike policy and now of only holding bilateral talks on ...

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