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    Turkey sees role in Kashmir talks

    Setting the stage for intense diplomacy, Turkey has urged for multilateral dialogue to solve the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. In comments made to an Indian TV channel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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    ‘Let the people of J&K decide what they want’

    Professor at the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu, Dr Christopher Snedden is also a politico-strategic intelligence analyst and security practitioner who specialises in South Asia.

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    What Indians should know about war before demanding a military crackdown in Kashmir, Chhattisgarh

    Sections of India’s middle and upper classes seem increasingly drawn to the idea of using state violence to sort out political questions. This is expressed in many ways. Chander Prakash Ganga.

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    Kashmir forsaken

    Over 30 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi called off talks with Pakistan on a no-war pact because Pakistan’s representative to the UN Human Rights Commission, Agha Hilaly.

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    Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s changed calculations

    Ever since the Indo-Pakistan war of 1947-8, Gilgit-Baltistan has been de facto administered by Pakistan. Known as the “Northern Areas” from 1970 to 2009, it was once part of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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    Trump’s Tomahawk galore

    So what did Donald Trump aim to accomplish by launching 59 cruise missiles on a single Syrian airbase late last week? His supporters have been explaining his “humanitarian and decisive”

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    Conspiracy claims that Syrian gas attack was 'false flag' are unproven

    Bloggers, political leaders and even Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams all questioned the reason behind the toxic gas attack on April 4 in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-controlled area in northwestern Syria.

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    The Kashmir garden that made Shah Jehan green with envy (and other tales of spring in the Valley)

    In the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have referred to Kashmir as his private garden: during his reign, only the highest ranking courtiers were allowed entry here.

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    Chief of a phantom army

    It is now official. Retired Gen Raheel Sharif will soon be taking over the command of the so-called Islamic army that is still to take shape. The ambiguity surrounding the decision to lend the services .

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    Is The Idea Of Romantic India Dead?

    Yogi Adityanath’s unanticipated rise to the helm of affairs in Uttar Pradesh is a huge leap of the Hindutava wave that had so far been arriving steadily but slowly in Ind

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    Flying While Muslim

    Muslims have been getting kicked off flights at an increasingly alarming rate in the last few months. The justification for removing Muslims from flights has varied from case to case, but many seem to be based solely.

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    The Carpets of Turkey

    The Grand Bazaar is the heart of old Istanbul. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, with more than 3,000 shops, store-houses, stalls, workshops — many in old Ottoman hans (hostels).

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    In the moment of his political triumph, Modi has chosen to defeat India

    The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is an odious and ominous development. It is an odious choice because the BJP has picked someone who is widely regarded as the single most divisive.

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    Everybody Loves Ali: Can He Bring Amity Between Shias and Sunnis?

    Of all the companions and relatives of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, none enjoys as much love, reverence, and respect as does Ali ibn Abi Tallib.

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    Turkey’s referendum

    Reasonable people have long believed that the first person in a conversation to mention Adolf Hitler or the Nazis loses the argument. Turkey’s President Recep Tayib Erdogan does not subscribe

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    CPEC: Pakistan, China and India

    The recently held strategic dialogue between India and China provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year,the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support.

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    Sehwan Sharif attack aftermath: Pakistan is growing intolerant of Sufism

    "Why do you visit dargahs yaar? It is shirk (idolatry)," is how most Pakistanis confront me when I tell them about my reverence for the Sufi saints of the subcontinent.

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    Netanyahu wants a war that he knows he can’t win

    The Israel Defence Forces could launch their fancy missiles to take out the alleged centres of Iran’s alleged nuclear programme, while, hopefully, balking at using their own, very real, nuclear weapons of mass.

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    Backgrounder: The Qalandar's magnetism

    Sindh's centuries-old bond with Sufis and Sufism is no secret. And among the great mystics that draw devotees from across the province — and indeed across the country — is Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

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    The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started 

    It's been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how U.S. shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil.

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    For 40 years, Iran’s been preparing for the war the US has been threatening

    The Trump administration’s aggressive rhetoric and actions have alarmed the world. The protests in response to his visa ban that have targeted mostly Muslims from seven nations the United States.

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    When Saudi Arabia asked Indian journalist not to write on Muslim issues

    An Indian Muslim journalist working for a Saudi daily newspaper Al-Riyadh was ‘forced’ to quit his job for reporting on excesses faced by Muslims in Kashmir and Gujarat.

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    Spectacular dive of the ghazi general

    Our outgoing general on the basis of his record was considered a better commander than most in our water-logged history, taking decisions and risks that others were too afraid or nervous to take.

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    Muslim Americans have every reason to worry about the Trump presidency

    Donald Trump, who mocked a disabled reporter, said he would ban Muslims from entering the United States, referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, and made countless sexist statements.

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