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Genocide Watch issues alert for Occupied Kashmir

US based organisation Genocide Watch has issued an alert and urged the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir. Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and lockdown has led to...

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Genocide Watch issues alert for Occupied Kashmir

US based organisation Genocide Watch has issued an alert and urged the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir. Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and lockdown has led to...

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Pakistan done very little in terrorism fight: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against Islamic extremist militant groups as the US negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan. He singled out India and Pakistan as frontline countries that are doing little to nothing to fight militant groups. “Look, India's right there, they are not fighting it, we're fighting it. Pakistan...

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Brazil’s president blames NGOs for Amazon fire

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organisations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro, who has shocked environmentalists with plans to open the Amazon to business interests, said NGOs could be behind the record number of wildfires this year, although he presented no evidence...

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‘We won’t give an inch’: India faces defiance in ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’

Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call "Kashmir's Gaza" as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation. In an act of defiance against New Delhi's controversial decision to withdraw occupied Kashmir's special status and integrate it fully into India, Soura neighbourhood on the outskirts of Srinagar...

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Emmanuel Macron to discuss Indian occupied Kashmir with Narendra Modi

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss tensions in occupied Kashmir with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the two meet in Paris this week, a French official said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also weighed in on Indian occupied Kashmir Tuesday telling Modi in a phone call that the issue was one for India and Pakistan...

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Donald trump once again offers to mediate on “explosive Kashmir”

WASHINGTON: US President Donald said on Tuesday that he would do his best to mediate in the “explosive and complicated” Kashmir dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. Talking to reporters at the White House, President Trump said he would discuss this possibility over the weekend with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders are slated to meet at the...

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Modi to be awarded UAE highest civilian award: Indian Media

NEW DELHI: According to the Indian Newspaper, the Hindu- the UAE government will give the highest civilian award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Gulf state next week. The statement from the Indian External Affairs Ministry said, Modi will visit the UAE on August 23 and 24 where he will receive the Order of Zayed,...

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Besieged occupied Kashmir neighbourhood in test of wills with India’s Modi

SRINAGAR:  For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in occupied Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood. Each of the dozen or so entrances have been blocked with makeshift barricades of bricks, corrugated metal sheets, wooden slabs and felled...

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Explosions in Afghanistan injured dozens on 100th Independence Day

KABUL: A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence. No group claimed responsibility for the 10 bombs but both, the militant Islamic State (IS) group and the Afghan Taliban militants operate in the...

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Iran says it has warned US against seizing oil tanker

Tehran said on Monday that it has warned Washington against making another attempt to seize an Iranian tanker that has departed Gibraltar despite a United States bid to have it detained. “Iran has given necessary warnings to American officials through its official channels [...] not to make such a mistake because it would have grave consequences,” Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson...

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Lockdown enters 14th day in IoK, 24 injured in clashes

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of occupied Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said. In the past 24 hours, there has been a series of protests against New Delhi's August 5 revocation of the occupied region's autonomy....

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Kabul wedding blast claims 63 lives, 182 injured

KABUL: At least 63 people were killed and 182 wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding late Saturday. The explosion came just as the US and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off on a deal that would see American troops begin to depart Afghanistan in return for various security assurances from the insurgents. "#Kabul #Afghanistan explosion in...

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Donald Trump terms White house discussion on Afghan peace deal ‘very good’

The White House signaled progress on Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisers went “very well”. Trump met at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course with national security advisers including Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Chairman of the Joint...

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Protest for IoK held outside Indian High Commission in UK

LONDON: Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. India’s decision to revoke special status for its portion of Kashmir, along with a communications blackout and curbs on movement, caused fury in Pakistan, which cut trade and transport links and...

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Moscow has no objection to UNSC meeting on Kashmir: Russia

Russian envoy to the United Nations (UN) Dmitry Polyanskiy has said his country does not object to the meeting called by Pakistan to discuss India’s move to terminate the special status of occupied Kashmir. “Moscow doesn't object to holding such a meeting, but the matter should be discussed behind closed doors,” Polyanskiy said while speaking to reporters. The UN Security...

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UNSC to hold session on IoK on Friday: Radio Pakistan

The United Nations Security Council will is expected to hold a session to discuss the occupied Kashmir dispute on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported, as China also backed Pakistan's request. Pakistan drew the attention of the UNSC presidency to the grave threat to peace and security in South Asia after India annexed occupied Kashmir and called for summoning an emergency meeting...

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