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    Pakistan Hints At Taking Kashmir To International Court Of Justice

    Pakistan on Thursday indicated that it could take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following the footsteps of India, which took the matter of death row.

    South Asia
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    '40,000 children in war-torn Yemen have died of starvation this year'

    Stalemated war in Yemen is likely to claim the lives of more than 50,000 children by the end of the year as disease and starvation run rampant across the country, Save the Children Fund has warned.

    West Asia
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    31 cases of abuse by UN workers reported in 3 months

    The U.N. received 31 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its staff in the three months from July to September this year, Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman said Friday.

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    India to open talks with all parties in disputed Jammu and Kashmir

    The Indian government has announced it will commence talks in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir with all parties, including separatists who are calling for independence or a merger with Pakistan.

    South Asia
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    Pak elected to UN Human Rights Council

    Pakistan, along with 11 other countries, was elected as a member state of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council by the body's General Assembly on Monday, securing more than two-thirds of the vote.

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    Saudi's Waste No Time in Backing Trump's Iran Rants

    Saudi Arabia and Israel have both expressed their praise for the U.S. President’s move in contrast to the rest of the International community which has flayed the Trump's unilateral decision to decertify the deal.

    West Asia
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    Rouhani Rips 'Delusional' Trump for Sabotaging Nuclear Deal

    'Trump’s remarks on Iran…contained nothing but expletives and a pile of delusional allegations against the Iranian nation,' Rouhani said in a televised speech moments after Trump delivered a speech

    West Asia
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    Trump expected to move against Iran nuclear deal

    US President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify Iran's compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement between world powers and Tehran aimed at limiting the latter's nuclear programme.

    West Asia
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    US will lose global trust if it kills Iran deal: Mogherini

    The EU foreign policy chief says Washington’s possible withdrawal from the Iran deal will send a message to the international community that the US is not trustworthy when it comes to deal making.

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    'Negative consequences' if Trump quits Iran deal: Kremlin

    Moscow warned on Monday there would be “negative consequences” if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.

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    Meet Kim Yo-jong, the sister who is the brains behind Kim Jong-un's image

    Kim Yo-jong’s promotion to the politburo of North Korea’s workers’ party is a sign that Kim Jong-un has absolute trust in his younger sister – rumoured to be the brains behind his carefully constructed public image.

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    UN Blacklists Saudi-led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

    The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was on Friday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

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    Catalonians choose independence from Spain

    Catalonia, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions, held a symbolic referendum back in November 2014, during which more than 80 percent of participants voted for independence.

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    60 Rohingya presumed dead as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

    Survivors from the accident on Thursday told IOM staff that the boat was carrying about 80 people, including 50 children, who were believed to be fleeing violence from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.

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    Iran may drop nuclear deal if US withdraws

    Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar's al Jazeera TV in New York.

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    Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks to spread hate: HRW

    Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shia minority from the upper echelons of its religious establishment, schoolbooks and social media, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

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    North Korea believes US has declared war, starts preparing

    Pyongyang threatened to to shoot down American bombers flying near the Korean peninsula "even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country".

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    Short-range nuke weapons to counter India’s doctrine:Pak

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army.

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    50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

    Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.

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    Trump's 'Ignorant' UN Speech is 'Unworthy of a Reply': Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump's host of accusations levied against Iran in his United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday was slammed by the Islamic Republic, who called the remarks “unworthy of a reply.”

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    Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

    Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

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    Netanyahu: 'Iranian curtain' descending on Middle East

    Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Tehran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria.

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    Turkey may impose bans on Iraqi Kurdistan if vote held

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region with sanctions in case it goes ahead with plans to hold an independence referendum.

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    Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand' over Rakhine crisis: Amnesty

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand" over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, criticising Myanmar's.

    Southeast Asia

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