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While emphasising that connectivity with SCO countries is India's top priority, Modi said that such projects should not impinge on a country's sovereignty, hinting at China's OBOR project that passes through PoK. Yesterday, India and Pakistan formally joined the SCO, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russian Federation. In addition to the final Astana Declaration, the SCO leaders have signed 10 other documents, including a convention on combating extremism and a declaration on ...
  • Britain Pound Dives after UK Election Shock

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    Elsewhere the fragmentation of the Ukip vote allowed Labour to securely hold marginal seats in the Midlands. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday the Conservatives were the only party able to form a government capable of delivering Brexit after an election that failed to deliver an outright majority.
  • Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

    Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

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    The three suspects were shot dead by police officers within minutes after they drove a van into pedestrians on the bridge and then stormed pubs and restaurants, stabbing anyone in their path. "Mr. Trump either misunderstood what Mr. Khan had said or distorted it", the newspaper said, arguing that the tweets had further widened the president's rift with the US's traditional European allies.
  • Counter-terrorism operation underway in Melbourne

    Counter-terrorism operation underway in Melbourne

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    The raids were conducted in relation to a siege on Monday that left three police officers injured and a building clerk dead. "They are not persons of national security interest". Locals reported on social media that about a dozen police were searching a number of garbage bins. Police in a statement said authorities were conducting a police operation they did not describe in detail in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
  • Stop Funding terrorism, Donald Trump Tells Qatar, US' Key Ally

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    In a call with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate the country's diplomatic crisis with its neighbors. "Part of Russia's activity is to drive a wedge between the USA and our allies, writ large", said CBS News security contributor Frank Cilluffo, adding that the US can not let the incident undermine its relationship with Qatar, which hosts the largest American military base in the Middle East.
  • Security intensifies in Tehran post twin terror attacks

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    IS has long vowed to attack Iran because the country had deployed military advisers and support to both Syria and Iraq in their fights against the extremist group. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks or if they were coordinated.
  • Tillerson says Qatar blockade 'hindering' military operations

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    Qatar has denied the allegations. On Thursday the four countries issued a list of individuals and entities they said had "terrorist" links to Qatar, in their first joint statement since severing ties with Doha . Sheikh Mohammed was also dismissive of claims Qatar supports Islamist groups like the Palestinian movement Hamas , blacklisted as a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States.
  • Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism designations by four Arab states

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    It has emerged that showing sympathy for Qatar on social media will now be regarded as cybercrime and sympathizers may face a jail term up to 15 years or at least 500,000 dirhams ($136,000) in fines. United States president Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Sheikh Tamim on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis.
  • Netanyahu's Office 'Disappointed' At Trump Embassy Waiver, 'Will Strengthen Palestinian Fantasy'

    Netanyahu's Office 'Disappointed' At Trump Embassy Waiver, 'Will Strengthen Palestinian Fantasy'

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    Israel fought back and its victory left it in control of East Jerusalem and the wider West Bank beyond. The White House insists that Trump is merely delaying and not abandoning his pledge to relocate the embassy. His office said it believes all embassies should be based in what it called Israel's "eternal capital". Aides stated Trump's decision is a postponement and the President intends to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem when the conditions allow it.
  • Sanctions Levied on Qatar by Gulf Rivals So Far

    Sanctions Levied on Qatar by Gulf Rivals So Far

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    Trump's broadside Tuesday against Qatar, which plays a major role in USA military efforts in the Mideast, arrived as an early-morning shock to US officials. In a sharp contrast to Trump's tone and messaging, Tillerson called on Gulf nations to de-escalate the crisis with Qatar , citing humanitarian, economic and military costs.