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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett's government limps into new parliament session
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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett's government limps into new parliament session

Less than a year after taking office, Bennett has lost his parliamentary majority; his own party is crumbling and a key governing partner has suspended cooperation with the coalition

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya asks parties to show majority for interim government proposal
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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya asks parties to show majority for interim government proposal

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa also had a discussion with another dissident group who split from the ruling coalition

Punjab elections: BJP back on poll scene, tie-up with Amarinder Singh possible
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Punjab elections: BJP back on poll scene, tie-up with Amarinder Singh possible

The possibility of a tie-up with former chief minister Amarinder Singh's new party has rejuvenated BJP's chances in the Punjab elections

British foreign secretary Liz Truss defends AUKUS, says pact shows UK's commitment to stability in Indo-Pacific
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British foreign secretary Liz Truss defends AUKUS, says pact shows UK's commitment to stability in Indo-Pacific

The comment comes in the wake of France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accusing the country of "constant opportunism"

Guru Mantra: This isn't the time for coalition government
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Guru Mantra: This isn't the time for coalition government

"Right now the coalition that we are seeing is just about winning the election," says Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Opposition's attempt to form a grand alliance against Modi government in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election

JD(S)-Congress govt will not only survive Lok Sabha elections, but also complete full term, says Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy
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JD(S)-Congress govt will not only survive Lok Sabha elections, but also complete full term, says Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy ruled out any threat to his government, dismissing speculations that disgruntled Congress MLAs could pose trouble

HD Kumaraswamy's 'anguish' over coalition is all about JD(S) survival; Karnataka CM in no hurry to lose power
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HD Kumaraswamy's 'anguish' over coalition is all about JD(S) survival; Karnataka CM in no hurry to lose power

Kumaraswamy is not in a hurry to lose power and all the bonanza it brings. It’s Congress leaders who are convinced that the alliance would be bad for 2019.

Karnataka cabinet formation: JD(S) withdraws candidate from Bengaluru Assembly seat amid heavy lobbying for berths
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Karnataka cabinet formation: JD(S) withdraws candidate from Bengaluru Assembly seat amid heavy lobbying for berths

Hectic lobbying is going on in the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) for the ministerial posts in the Karnataka coalition government ahead of the cabinet expansion on Wednesday in Bengaluru.

Yemen army with coalition forces converges on port city of Hodeida, seeks to liberate it from Houthi rebels
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Yemen army with coalition forces converges on port city of Hodeida, seeks to liberate it from Houthi rebels

Forces from Yemen, along with coalition forces are ready to take control of the rebel- held city of Hodeida. They seek to liberate the city from the Huthi- Islamic political, armed movement.

Karnataka govt formation: Minister portfolios to be decided post their swearing-in, JDS-Congress leaders to recommend names
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Karnataka govt formation: Minister portfolios to be decided post their swearing-in, JDS-Congress leaders to recommend names

Portfolios for the cabinet ministers in the Karnataka coalition government would be allocated after their swearing-in on Wednesday, a Congress leader said on Monday.

With simple majority unlikely for BJP in 2019, Modi will have no option but to accommodate allies
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With simple majority unlikely for BJP in 2019, Modi will have no option but to accommodate allies

Running a minority government requires flexibility and the ability to swallow humiliation, this is something Narendra Modi has never been required to do in his career

Top US general: Troops will remain in Iraq even after Islamic State's Mosul defeat
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Top US general: Troops will remain in Iraq even after Islamic State's Mosul defeat

The United States and several coalition countries want to maintain a military footprint in Iraq after the eventual defeat of the IS, a top US general said.

Nitish Kumar's press meet slamming Congress shows a fresh political equation has emerged
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Nitish Kumar's press meet slamming Congress shows a fresh political equation has emerged

Understanding Nitish Kumar’s existentialism in the otherwise turbulent waters of the phenomenon called Mahagathbandhan becomes easier in the backdrop of Jean-Paul Satre’s experience

Transcript of exclusive AFP interview with Syria's Assad
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Transcript of exclusive AFP interview with Syria's Assad

"If we talk about emotions, I belong to this people; and it is self-evident that I have the same feelings my people have. Any scene of suffering is painful to all of us as Syrians. But as an official, the question for me is less about emotions than about what I, as an official, should do, being responsible before my people."

French parliament approves extension of airstrikes in Syria
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French parliament approves extension of airstrikes in Syria

French National Assembly on Wednesday authorised the extension of French air force' strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

PDP-BJP coalition in J&K difficult to survive, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
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PDP-BJP coalition in J&K difficult to survive, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult".

Saudi-led planes hit Yemen capital for first time since truce
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Saudi-led planes hit Yemen capital for first time since truce

Saudi-led warplanes hit Yemeni rebels and their allies in Sanaa on Tuesday, in the first strikes on the rebel-held capital since the end of a five-day humanitarian truce, witnesses said.

Saudi-led warplanes lead new airstrike on rebels in south Yemen
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Saudi-led warplanes lead new airstrike on rebels in south Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition pressed on with air strikes on Thursday against Shiite rebels in south Yemen where fierce clashes raged between the insurgents and southern pro-government fighters, sources said.

Despite calling off air campaign, Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen
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Despite calling off air campaign, Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes

Saudi request for help in Yemen puts Pakistani PM in a bind
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Saudi request for help in Yemen puts Pakistani PM in a bind

Pakistan's parliament begins debating a Saudi plea for military help in Yemen on Monday, a request that pits Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's staunch Saudi allies against a war-weary Pakistani public.