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Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

Doha (AMN) – The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month-old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is as long as Saudi […]

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Pakistan – Why the US Allied Rogue Nuclear State is Far Worse than Korea

Islamabad (GPA) – While US President Donald Trump has been threatening world stability over North Korea’s weapons program, he has only paid the traditional lip service to the US backed nuclear rogue – Pakistan. While the whole world watches the Trump regime’s ongoing escalation towards the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), the western media […]

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7 Dead After Kashmir Attack, No Claims of Responsibility

Kashmir (teleSUR) – Monday’s attack left seven people dead — six of them women — and more than a dozen injured. On Monday suspected militants in Kashmir, carried out a brutal attack on Amarnath, in what is being viewed as a game changer. The attack left seven people dead — six of them women — […]

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number […]

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India Faces Growing Pressure over Kashmir

Kashmir (SCF) – International pressure on India to resolve the festering Kashmir conflict is likely to increase in the coming months. The situation in the Kashmir Valley, the epicenter of a powerful Pakistan-backed armed insurgency against the Indian state since 1990 and the main bone of contention in the India and Pakistan territorial dispute, has deteriorated […]

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Central Asia: Chinese Authorities on High Alert in Xinjiang Over IS Threat

Xinjiang, China (EAN) – Chinese authorities are on high alert in western Xinjiang Province after the appearance of an Islamic State propaganda video featuring militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority group. In the 30-minute video, released in late February by the Al-Furat Province division of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq, heavily armed fighters […]

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Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi Arabia has reportedly deported over 39,000 Pakistani workers over the past four months for alleged visa violations and heightened threats of terrorism but some speculate there’s more to the story. According to the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi government claims that the recent deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis is the result of criminal investigations, […]

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After First Indian ICBM Test, China Pledges Help for Pakistan

(GPA) Beijing – Following India’s first test of their first inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Agni-V, China has pledged more support to Pakistan in building their own nuclear deterrents. An op-ed was published yesterday in the Global Times, an English-language, Chinese publication aligned with the communist party of China that warns India to “cool it’s […]

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93 Journalists Killed in 2016, Mexico Still Among Most Deadly

(teleSUR) A media watchdog said while the number of media staff killed is lower than in 2015, threats against reports are reaching worrying levels all over the world. At least 93 journalists and media staff were killed in 2016 around the world as a direct result of their work, the International Federation of Journalists has […]

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2,300 US Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan This Winter

(GPA) Kabul – In one of his final moves in office, president Obama has committed another 2,300 US troops to Afghanistan to help the government curb the resurgence of the Taliban. After a year of territorial gains by the Taliban in their fight against the weakened Afghani government, the US is sending around 2,300 troops […]

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