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Pakistan PM warns of ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

United Nations, Sep 27 (AP/UNB) — Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s prime minister took the opposite approach, skipping any mention at the United Nations of his government’s crackdown in the disputed region of Kashmir. Read More »

Show ‘evidence’ Iran attacked Saudi oil facility: Rouhani

NEW YORK, (BSS/AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani challenged countries who accused Iran of carrying out this month’s attack on a Saudia Arabian oil facility to provide evidence. “Those who make the allegations must provide the needed proof. What is your evidence?” he told reporters in New York, a day after addressing the UN General Assembly. The United States, France, ... Read More »

Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time in office between 2010 and 2016. The book, titled ‘For the Record’, recounts his meeting with Suu Kyi where she ... Read More »

How ‘Hindutva’ Project brings India-Pakistan back to brink

By Abdullah Yusuf Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India’s Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered ... Read More »

Israeli army hits Gaza militants who sent attack drone

Gaza City, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — The Israeli military says it has launched an airstrike hitting Palestinian militants behind an earlier drone attack from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military says Saturday the drone dropped “what seems to be an explosive device” and damaged an army vehicle near the perimeter fence separating Gaza from Israel. There were no reports of ... Read More »

Hong Kong braces for airport protests after overnight unrest

Hong Kong, Sept 7 (AP/UNB) — Hong Kong authorities were limiting airport transport services and controlling access to terminals Saturday as they braced for a second weekend of disruption following overnight demonstrations that turned violent. Express train service will run from the station in downtown Hong Kong direct to the airport, skipping all stations in-between and only those with flight ... Read More »

Is America defeated in Afghanistan?

By Saber Azam Geneva, Sep 5 2019 (IPS) – Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil, the United States and their allies went to Afghanistan to “smoke out” Osama bin Laden and his Taliban protectors. The most fundamental primary mistake was to let all terrorists flee to Pakistan instead of sealing the border and capturing their main ... Read More »

Nations must have trade partners freely: Iran FM Javad Zarif

Dhaka, Sep 4 (UNB) – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has urged countries including Bangladesh not to bow to what he termed ‘economic terrorism’ by the United States government, and encouraged them to avail a number of alternative trading mechanisms that circumvent the US financial system to carry on trading with Iran – without falling foul of Washington’s sanctions regime. ... Read More »

Trade Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks, threats to staff

Huawei has accused the US government of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business. In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees. The firm, which was put on a US trade blacklist this year, did not offer evidence for the ... Read More »