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    Pakistan takes dim view of Indo-US maritime pact

    Pakistan has voiced serious concerns over growing strategic partnership between India and the United States saying the ‘logistic exchange pact’ between the two countries has put the vision.

    South Asia
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    Yemenis protest on war anniversary

    Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday in a show of support for the rebel government, two years after a Saudi led Gulf coalition launched a war on the impoverished Arab country.

    West Asia
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    Pak Govt Draws Ire Over Raheel Sharif’s New Role

    The news of Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif’s possible joining of the alliance first surfaced in January when Asif said the former army chief had applied for a ‘no-objection certificate’ for the job.

    South Asia
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    61 bodies found in Mosul 10 days after air strike

    Iraq’s military said on Sunday that 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that the militant Islamic State group had booby-trapped in west Mosul.

    South Asia
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    India set to host maritime meet with Pak

    The last session of talks between Pakistan and India over maritime security took place in July 2016 in Islamabad when an Indian delegation visited Pakistan for the first time after the Pathankot attack. 

    South Asia
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    UN Secretary-General wants dialogue in Yemen to avoid famine

    The United Nations (UN) under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien has called upon the warring parties in Yemen to start a political dialogue to bring an early end to the devastating conflict.

    West Asia
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    Israel troops grill terrified Palestinian kid:Video

    Israeli forces have been caught on camera surrounding and questioning a terrified Palestinian boy, who was seized outside his home in the occupied West Bank while he was wandering barefoot in search of a lost toy.

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    UN launches probe of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

    The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Israel 'assassinates' senior Hamas official in Gaza

    The movement said in a short text message sent to reporters that the collaborators of the Israeli occupation shot dead Mazen Fuqaha'a, a Hamas leader who was released from occupation jail in 2011.

    West Asia
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    Muslim world to raise online sacrilege at UN

    Envoys of 21 Muslim countries met here to discuss blasphemous contents against Islam on social media and decided to adopt a joint strategy to counter it.

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    US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan talks

    The United States won't attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia, a State Department official said Thursday.The reasons the US wasn't consulted before receiving the invitation.

    Central Asia
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    US-Led Air Strikes On Mosul Kill 230 Civilians

    Iraqi civil defense agency officials and locals said Thursday that rescuers are still recovering bodies from under the debris near Rahma hospital in Mosul’s Jadida district following the explosion that took place.

    West Asia
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    Uzbek President, Discuss Bilateral Cooperation with Kazakh President

    Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed bilateral relations during Mirziyoyev’s March 22-23 first state visit to Kazakhstan. His visit, accorded the highest status.

    Central Asia
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    Pak hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to peace talks

    The Taliban said Pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in April in Moscow.

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    'Worst is yet to come’ for Mosul’s 400000 trapped

    Many civilians fear fleeing because of Daesh snipers and landmines, but 157,000 have reached a reception and transit centre since the Iraqi government offensive on west Mosul began a month ago, it said.

    West Asia
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    Next round of India-Pakistan water talks in jeopardy

    A two-day meeting between the Indus water commissioners of Pakistan and India concluded on Tuesday, with New Delhi ‘acknowledging’ objections raised by Islamabad over the controversial hydropower projects.

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    Saudi carrying out 'open-air massacre' in Yemen

    Aid groups say Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine amid Riyadh’s two-year-long military campaign against the impoverished country.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan Day celebrated with military parade

    The nation commenced celebrations for the 77th Pakistan Day with a pledge to make the country stronger by wiping out the menace of terrorism, achieving sustainable economic growth and political stability.

    South Asia
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    Kazakhstan Govt Using Social Media To Tame Rebellion

    Few Kazakhs, if any, know how to use online anonymisers and VPN services to access restricted web content. Few, if any, are ready to risk their welfare by using the internet for anti-governmental activities.

    Central Asia
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    Babri dispute:India’s SC wants out-of-court talks

    The new Hindu hardline chief minister of Uttar Pradesh promised on Tuesday to work impartially for all communities and the Supreme Court, in an apparently unrelated move, offered him a chance.

    South Asia
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    Taliban signal interest in joining Moscow talks

    The Afghan Taliban have signalled willingness to take part in a meeting that Russia is expected to host next month on peace and reconciliation in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

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    33 dead in US-led raid on school in northern Syria

    At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a center for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

    West Asia
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    'India could strike Pak with nuclear weapons first to pre-empt attack'

    There is increasing evidence that India could launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike to prevent Pakistan from using the option first, says an expert.

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    Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base

    Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will be training YPG fighters as part of the fight against terrorism.

    West Asia

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