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    India initiates ‘mother of all underwater defence deals’

    India has kick-started its “mother of all underwater defence deals” after a 10-year delay, with France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Spain and Japan being in the fray to build six advanced stealth submarines for an estimated

    South Asia
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    Putin approves new naval strategy, US seen as threat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new state policy for the country’s naval forces that points to the US as intent on dominating the world’s oceans and thus posing a threat to Russia.

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    Trump ends CIA program to arm, train Syrian rebels

    The Trump administration has decided to end the CIA’s years-long covert program to arm and train what they call Syrian moderate opposition, militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    West Asia
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    'No breakthrough',UN wraps up Syria talks

    The seventh round of intra-Syria talks aimed at helping end the country's six-year-old war wrapped up Friday, and the U.N. envoy said they featured "no breakthrough, no breakdown, no one walking out, incremental progres.

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    In first talks, Trump presses Putin on meddling in US election

    Donald Trump pressed Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday on allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election in their eagerly-awaited first face-to-face talks, according to US Secretary of State Rex.

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    US,Russia reach deal on Syria after Trump-Putin talks

    President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed on the truce deal during talks held in a "constructive atmosphere" on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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    Trump to meet Putin for first time after accusing Russia of testing west's will

    Donald Trump goes into his much-anticipated first encounter with Vladimir Putin on Friday against an inauspicious backdrop, after accusing Russia of acting as a destabilising force determined to test.

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    Putin talks to Qatar, Bahrain leaders on Gulf row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephone discussions with the leaders of Qatar and Bahrain, stressing the need for diplomacy to end the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states, the Kremlin.

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    Daesh fully withdraws from Syria's Aleppo province, monitor says

    Daesh terrorist group no longer has a presence in Syria's Aleppo province after withdrawing from a series of villages where regime forces were advancing, a monitor said Friday.

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    Assad, allies to prevail in Syria, drive US out: Ex-US envoy

    A former American ambassador to Syria says the Syrian government and its allies, including Iran, will ultimately frustrate attempts by the United States to influence Syrian matters and will drive the US out of the Arab.

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    Syrian Army reaches Iraqi border, cutting off US at Al Tanf

    While we don't have a lot of details yet, here's what we can say: this is a brilliant move if true. Not exactly a checkmate yet, but definitely a check on US ambitions in southern Syria.

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    CNN Host Should Take Honest Interview of Aleppo Boy:Moscow

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday invited CNN host Christiane Amanpour to visit Syria to make an honest interview with the Syrian boy from Aleppo

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    India, Russia sign deal for two nuclear power units

    Russia signed an agreement with the Indian government on Thursday to build two new reactors for the Kudankulam nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu and said it would loan India $4.2 billion to help fund construction.

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    6th round of Syria peace talks to start in Geneva

    The sixth round of Syrian peace talks is to begin under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday in an attempt to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in theArab.

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    Russia's Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar

    U.S. President Donald Trump will receive Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov at the White House Wednesday even as a political firestorm has put Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. election back in the spotlight.

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    Russia, Turkey, Iran ink deal on safe zones in Syria

    Syrian government allies Russia and Iran and militant supporter Turkey on Thursday signed a pact on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria meant to halt fighting in the war-torn country.

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    Astana Astana hosts 4th round of Syria peace talks

    Astana is hosting a fourth round of talks in the Kazakh capital between the Syrian government and the opposition aimed at resolving the now six-year foreign-backed militancy in the Arab country.

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    Russia, India eyeing to tap Pakistan gas market

    As Russia fears losing markets in the European Union (EU) because of the ongoing tussle with the United States (US) and European Union over the Ukraine issue, India is looking to capture Pakistan’s market.

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    Saudi-led coalition warned against assault on Yemen’s lifeline port

    Nearly $1.1 billion has now been pledged towards a United Nations appeal of $2.1 billion for Yemen this year, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced, calling it a “remarkable success”.

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    Syrian Govt Formally Requests Un Investigation Into Chemical Attack

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Syrian government has formally approached the United Nations, asking it to send in the experts to investigate the April 4 suspected chemical attack.

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    Russia lifts visas for tourists from Iran, 17 others

    "We are proactively forming the modern infrastructure and creating special regimes in the Far East; the law on visits to the Vladivostok free port was approved in March," Medvedev said.

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    World War 3 fears as Russia sends troops to N Korea border

    The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.

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    Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

    Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of "strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over.

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    Bomber lured children to their deaths with food

    Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide bomber drew his explosives laden vehicle and detonated it near the convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya

    West Asia

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