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    Rouhani gifts Modi Persian copies of Panchatantra, Mahabharata

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented an animated version of the Persian translation of the Panchatantra and a Persian copy of Mahabharata to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 17 February.

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    India, Iran Ink 9 Pacts After 'Substantive' Talks Between PM Modi, Rouhani

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held "substantive" talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy.

    South Asia
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    Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

    In a major policy shift, Pakistan has decided to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under bilateral security cooperation with the kingdom which is involved in the ongoing civil war in neighbouring Yemen.

    West Asia
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    West oppressed, exploited resources of East: Rouhani

    On the second day of his three-day visit to India, Rouhani joined commoners in offering prayers at the 17th century mosque whose foundation was laid in late 1616 by Qutub Shahi ruler Sultan Mohammad

    South Asia
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    Iranian President Rouhani could give India key to port

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to India, which began on Thursday, could see the two sides seal details of the final take over of operations of the strategically important Chabahar port by India.

    South Asia
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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.

    West Asia
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    Tight security in place for Rouhani's India visit

    Tight security arrangements have been put in place with about 1,500 police officers deployed as part of the security arrangements for Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the city on Thursday and Friday.

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    Afghan Taliban say willing to engage in dialogue to end war

    The Taliban said on Wednesday they want to end Afghanistan’s war through dialogue but warned that their willingness to find peace did not mean they were exhausted and that their armed.

    Central Asia
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    Pakistan slipping out of US influence, say intelligence agencies

    Seventeen US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that Pakistan will continue to slip out of America’s influence and into China’s orbit in 2019, and will become a threat to Washington’s

    South Asia
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    Rouhani to begin maiden visit to India from Hyderabad

    President Hassan Rouhani will land in Hyderabad first and not the national capital of New Delhi. “He will land in Hyderabad on Thursday evening. After completing his schedule here, he will leave for New Delhi on Saturday

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    Hassan Rouhani to make first-ever India visit as Iran's president

    Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.

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    Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel

    The head of the powerful Iraqi Shiite militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

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    US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

    The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

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    Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America,' says Iran's General Qassem Soleiman

    Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in his hometown of Kerman on Sunday, Soleimani said Saudi Arabia and its allies "have sold everythig.

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    Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace with Palestine

    President Trump questioned Israel's interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published on Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.

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    Ahead of Paris terror meet,Pak moves to ban Hafiz Saeed’s JuD

    In a major development ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris early next week, reports have emerged that Pakistan has placed 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind.

    South Asia
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    US to deploy 1,000s of troops near China’s border: Report

    The Pentagon is planning to deploy thousands of US Marines and other military forces to East Asia in a bid to form a front against China, a new report has revealed.

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    PM Modi’s visit: A new script for middle east

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again shift his attention to the Middle East this week when he embarks on a four-day visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman from February 9 to February 12.

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    Rouhani visit to cement Iran-India ties

    India is all set to host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this week reasserting the growing ties between the two countries that is expected to strengthen New Delhi’s relationship with the West Asian power house. 

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    North Korea Invites South’s Leader to Pyongyang—and Creates a Dilemma for Allies

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has asked South Korea’s president to join him in Pyongyang for talks, a departure for a belligerent leader more used to issuing threats than invitations.

    Southeast Asia
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    What is behind the hostility between Iran and the US?

    Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979, when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah.

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    Modi pledges support for 'Independent','sovereign'Palestine

    Modi made the remarks during a visit to the occupied West Bank, adding that "the building of the state comes through peaceful means and through dialogue and understanding."

    West Asia
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    Modi in Ramallah today, to discuss peace process

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-nation West Asia tour on Friday with a stopover in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where he met King Abdullah II.

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    Air India plans flights to Israel through Saudi airspace: reports

    Israeli cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz expressed hope on Friday that Saudi Arabia would allow Air India to fly to and from Tel Aviv over the kingdom, which would be the first time Riyadh.

    West Asia

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