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    Palestine president in India ahead of Modi’s Israel trip

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to India on Monday with a tour of an IT facility that is helping Ramallah build a high-end tech hub.

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    Indian military court acquits officer who used Kashmiri as human shield

    India's Army Court of Inquiry (COI) on Monday acquitted an army officer accused of tying a man to his jeep, using him as a human-shield while patrolling in India-held Kashmir on April 9, Indian media reported.

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    India skips China’s Silk Road summit amid Kashmir concerns

    India has not sent an official delegation to attend the “Belt and Road Forum” in Beijing and instead criticised China's global initiative, warning of an “unsustainable debt burden” for countries involved.

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    Pak-Iran officials agree to cooperate against terror attacks

    Pakistani and Irani officials met at the border town of Taftan on Friday morning to step up bilateral cooperation against the threat of terror attacks and ensure legal movement along the shared 900-kilometer-long border.

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    Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan's Balochistan

    Pakistan's Senate deputy chairman on Friday escaped an assassination attempt with injuries when a powerful blast damaged his car, killing 25 people and wounding 35 others in the volatile south-western Balochistan.

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    Pak PM leads high-level delegation to China

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left for China along with a high-level delegation to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation summit to be held in Beijing, on Sunday.

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    Saudis paid US veterans in attempt to kill 9/11 law: Report

    The Saudi campaign includes paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said could be unintended consequences, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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    Pakistan, Turkey ink MoU for sale of warships, aircraft

    Pakistan and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sale of four Turkish-made corvette warships and 52 Pakistan-made training planes for Turkey's armed forces.

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    Pakistan summons Iranian ambassador for Tehran's threat

    According to the Dawn newspaper on Tuesday, Mehdi Honardoost was summoned to convey Pakistan's concerns over a warning by Baqeri that Iran would deal with the terrorists themselves if Pakistan was unable.    

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    International Court of Justice stays execution of Indian spy by Pakistan

    The International Court of Justice on Tuesday stayed the hanging of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying.

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    Right wing parties ‘finds way’ to ensure fair-skinned babies in India

    A medical group linked with the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has devised a way to help “dark-skinned” parents produce fair super babies, Indian Express reported on Sunday.

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    India calls satellite 'gift to South Asia', Pakistan says no thanks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia.

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    Aitzaz Hassan’s family still living under Taliban threat

    Tributes poured in from across the world for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on January 6, 2014, when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in Hangu, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

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    Gujarat riots: India's court convicts police, doctors in gang rape case

    An Indian court on Thursday convicted five police officers and two doctors of tampering with evidence in the gang rape of a pregnant woman and the murder of her family during one of the worst incidents of religion.

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    India rejects Turkey's offer to host multilateral talks on Kashmir

    While Pakistan welcomed on Monday Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s offer to strengthen the dialogue process for resolving the Kashmir issue, New Delhi asserted that it was an Indo-Pak bilateral matter.

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    Teen girls with stones are the new threat in India’s Kashmir conflict

    The first stone was heavy in her hand before she let it fly. It arced through the smoky air and hit the khaki leg of a soldier. She barely stopped to watch the man grimace before she picked up another.

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    Indian forces kill 25 Kashmiris, arrest 646 in April

    Indian forces in their inhumane acts of state terrorism killed twenty five innocent Kashmiris including six young boys and two women in occupied Kashmir during April.

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    Erdogan urges India, Pak to settle Kashmir dispute once and for all

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit, has said that India and Pakistan need to “build bridges, strengthen dialogue between different stakeholders” to resolve the Kashmir.

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    Israel plans to build 15,000 more settlement homes in Jerusalem

    Israel intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Friday despite US President Donald Trump’s request to “hold back” on settlements as part of a possible .

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    Pakistan FO mum over Jindal meeting Nawaz Sharif

    The Pakistan Foreign Office has refused to comment on the hush-hush visit of Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal to Murree to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

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    World Bank official in Delhi to break Indo-Pak water treaty stalemate

    The World Bank’s vice president for the South Asia region, Annette Dixon, is now in New Delhi for talks aimed at breaking the stalemate over a water dispute between India and Pakistan, official sources told Dawn.

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    Indian Business Tycoon holds 'secret' talks with Pakistan PM

    Steel tycoon Naveen Jindal's brother Sajjan "secretly" met with Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, reported Pakistani media, adding that in meeting at Murree, the Indian violated the terms of his Pakistan

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    Iran, India call for closer cooperation in fight against terrorism

    The Iranian and Indian defense chiefs have emphasized the need for a “decisive” fight against terrorism as well as bilateral defense cooperation with that end in sight.

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    Kashmir has new protesters: College going girls

    After seeing days of closure, the schools in the valley opened with a slew of protests. With the violence and murders becoming a daily phenomenon, the situation has turned vulnerable.

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