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Heart of Asia realignments: India-Afghanistan in open courtship as Russia falls by wayside

Updated : Dec 05, 2016

By : Sreemoy Talukdar

Category : India

Heart of Asia realignments: India-Afghanistan in open courtship as Russia falls by wayside

As the sixth edition of the annual Heart of Asia Conference came to a close on Sunday, between the comments and declarations, the narrative and the counter-narrative, lay the contours of a new, deviatory foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. #Pakistan #Taliban #Afghanistan #Russia #Vladimir Putin #Foreign policy #Sartaj Aziz #cross-border terrorism #Ashraf Ghani #PM Narendra Modi #Critical Point #Heart of Asia Conference
Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES The Inter-American Commision on Human Rights on Friday called on Argentina to release social activist Milagro Sala, who has been jailed since the beginning of the year in the northwestern province of Jujuy. The commission, part of the Organization of American States (OAS), said Argentina should "give prompt attention" to recommendations from a U.N. body in October that called Sala's pre-trial detention "unwarranted and arbitrary."Sala, the leader of the Tupac Amaru social movement, was detained in January and accused of instigating criminal acts after leading a protest in front of provincial government buildings. #India #Business #Middle East #Health #markets #Crime #Foreign policy
China's Xi says watching closely following U.S. election | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

China's Xi says watching closely following U.S. election | Reuters

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger on Friday that China was watching U.S. #India #Middle East #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Fifty-four civilians killed in air strikes in Iraq, Syria: US military | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Fifty-four civilians killed in air strikes in Iraq, Syria: US military | Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S.-led coalition killed fifty-four civilians between March 31 and Oct. 22 while carrying out air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.In one particular strike in mid-July, near the Syrian city of Manbij, up to 24 civilians were killed, the statement said #United States #Syria #markets #Argentina #crisis #Foreign policy
Ethnic cleansing going on in South Sudan  - U.N. commission | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ethnic cleansing going on in South Sudan - U.N. commission | Reuters

By Tom Miles and Ed Cropley | GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG Ethnic cleansing is taking place in some areas of South Sudan and the stage is set for a repeat of the Rwandan genocide, the head of the U.N. commission of human rights in the country said on Thursday at the end of a 10-day visit."There is already a steady process of ethnic cleansing under way in several areas of South Sudan using starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages; everywhere we went across this country we heard villagers saying they are ready to shed blood to get their land back," Yasmin Sooka said in a statement."The stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda and the international community is under an obligation to prevent it," she said, referring to Rwanda's 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people died.The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, strongly denied the U.N. allegations."There's no such thing in South Sudan #Economy #Middle East #Africa #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Mali's ex-junta chief Sanogo goes on trial over killings | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Mali's ex-junta chief Sanogo goes on trial over killings | Reuters

By Adama Diarra | SIKASSO, Mali SIKASSO, Mali A Malian court began a trial of former coup leader General Amadou Sanogo on Wednesday on charges of "complicity in kidnapping and assassination," three and a half years after his junta was accused of killing 21 soldiers.Sanogo led a coup in March 2012 that deposed former President Amadou Toumani Toure and plunged Mali into chaos, enabling Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants to take over the north. He was arrested in December 2013.Authorities in the same month found a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of missing soldiers. #United States #Business #markets #Africa #Argentina #Foreign policy #kidnapping
U.S. shifts money away from Philippines police drug efforts | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.S. shifts money away from Philippines police drug efforts | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States has shifted millions of dollars in funding for Philippines law enforcement away from police drug control programs, State Department officials said on Monday, since the start of the country's bloody crackdown on drugs this summer.The Obama administration and human rights groups have criticized Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and U.S. officials have said they are "deeply concerned" by reports of extrajudicial killings in the drug campaign. Duterte has in turn rebuked the United States and rejected the criticisms.Police figures show the campaign has killed more than 2,500 people since Duterte took office on June 30, about three-quarters in police counter-narcotics operations, and the rest believed to be the victims of vigilantes or drug lords eliminating rivals or silencing those who could implicate them.Since the start of the campaign, U.S. #Pakistan #Middle East #Crime #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba deal unless Havana makes better one | Reuters

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba deal unless Havana makes better one | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday he would end the United States' "deal" with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary."If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S #United States #Obama #Government #Cuba #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Trump considers retired General Petraeus as top diplomat - Bloomberg | Reuters

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump considers retired General Petraeus as top diplomat - Bloomberg | Reuters

WASHINGTON Donald Trump will meet with retired U.S. #science #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Scotland sets out legal case to have a say on Brexit trigger | Reuters

Updated : Nov 26, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Scotland sets out legal case to have a say on Brexit trigger | Reuters

LONDON The Scottish government on Friday published legal arguments it will use to try to persuade Britain's highest court that the devolved Scottish parliament must give its approval before Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger the Brexit process.A High Court ruled earlier this month that the government must seek the approval of the British parliament before starting the legal process of leaving the European Union. The British government is appealing that judgement in the Supreme Court.The nationalist Scottish government is joining the legal case, due to be heard in early December, and on Friday set out its argument in full. It raises the threat of a delay to Brexit and an even greater constitutional puzzle - if it wins its case and if, as expected, the Scottish parliament subsequently votes against May's plan to start EU divorce proceedings by the end of March. #Economy #Business #Entertainment #Foreign policy #lifestyle