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We're not 'a banana republic' says Saudi Arabia, demands apology from Canada for demanding release of Saudi women's rights activists
World

We're not 'a banana republic' says Saudi Arabia, demands apology from Canada for demanding release of Saudi women's rights activists

In August, Saudi Arabia froze new trade with Canada, blocked grain imports, expelled Canada’s ambassador and ordered all Saudi students home after Ottawa called for the release of activists detained for urging more rights for women.

Indus Waters Treaty: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says disputes should be resolved as per provisions of agreement
World

Indus Waters Treaty: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says disputes should be resolved as per provisions of agreement

The disputes between India and Pakistan over the Indus Waters Treaty can be resolved within the context of the agreement itself, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said

Sino-India standoff could be part of China's larger strategy to change status quo gradually: US expert
India

Sino-India standoff could be part of China's larger strategy to change status quo gradually: US expert

In the South China Sea context, observers have focused on China's 'salami-slicing' tactics of smaller changes to the status quo, and that over time add up to something strategically significant."

US experts question Pakistan's claims on Kulbhushan Jadhav, point out gross irregularities
India

US experts question Pakistan's claims on Kulbhushan Jadhav, point out gross irregularities

Top US experts have expressed concern over Pakistan's decision to give death penalty to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav as they warned that Islamabad wants to send a "strong message" to India against isolating it on the world stage.

Pakistan Army unlikely to allow strategic shift in ties with India, says expert
India

Pakistan Army unlikely to allow strategic shift in ties with India, says expert

The "controlling influence" of Pakistan Army and intelligence services on Islamabad's "core state policies" is unlikely to allow any strategic shift in its ties with India, a top expert on South Asia has suggested.

Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan should be very slow: Modi
World

Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan should be very slow: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan.

No outside arbitration needed to resolve border issue with China: Modi
World

No outside arbitration needed to resolve border issue with China: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday rejected any need for outside arbitration to resolve the vexed issue of India's boundary dispute with China.

Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels
News & Analysis

Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels

Google, so far, has won the search engine wars. Now it wants to target international crime, including Mexico's powerful drug cartels. Eric Schmidt ...

Google search for human traffickers, drug cartels
News & Analysis

Google search for human traffickers, drug cartels

Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something ...

US Treasury Secretary postpones India visit
World

US Treasury Secretary postpones India visit

Timothy Geithner decided to postpone his India trip considering that his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, is expected to resign as Finance Minister to file his nomination for presidential election.