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Kim Jong-un unveils new ICBM at military parade, says North Korea will continue to strengthen the war deterrent
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Kim Jong-un unveils new ICBM at military parade, says North Korea will continue to strengthen the war deterrent

The size of the new missile indicated that it might be able to fly farther and carry a more powerful nuclear warhead, South Korean, and other analysts said, although it has never been flight-tested

US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan for first time in 40 years; strongly oppose this, says China
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US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan for first time in 40 years; strongly oppose this, says China

Keith Krach, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, is visiting to attend a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui on Saturday

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir
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The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir

As national security officials and some trade advisors in the Donald Trump administration tried crafting get-tough-on-China policies to address what they viewed as America’s greatest foreign policy challenge, they ran into opposition from an unexpected quarter

India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi
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India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi

The two nuclear-armed powers, which have been at loggerheads for decades, have a long record of indulging in such tit-for-tat measures.

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's Bangladesh visit represents a friend's assurance to Dhaka on host of bilateral matters
India

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's Bangladesh visit represents a friend's assurance to Dhaka on host of bilateral matters

On 2 and 3 March, India's newly-appointed foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Dhaka to prepare the grounds for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's now-cancelled visit to Dhaka on 17 March

With US assistance no longer guaranteed, Saudi Arabia adopts a new strategy: Talks with regional foes
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With US assistance no longer guaranteed, Saudi Arabia adopts a new strategy: Talks with regional foes

In the months since a missile and drone attack widely seen as the work of Iran left two Saudi oil facilities smouldering, the Saudi crown prince has taken an uncharacteristic turn to diplomacy to cool tensions with his regional enemies

Dreams of K-pop stardom entice Japan's youth to Korea, despite political rancour
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Dreams of K-pop stardom entice Japan's youth to Korea, despite political rancour

There are almost a million youngsters hoping to find fame through K-pop, among them a vast Japanese talent that is reshaping the industry at a time of political acrimony between the two countries.

New missile gap leaves US scrambling to counter China; increased military spending, tech ended Washington's monopoly
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New missile gap leaves US scrambling to counter China; increased military spending, tech ended Washington's monopoly

Many of China's missiles are specifically designed to attack the aircraft carriers and bases that form the backbone of US military dominance in the region.

Rapid, disruptive advance of Chinese hard power on Xi Jinping’s watch has ended era of unquestioned US supremacy in Asia
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Rapid, disruptive advance of Chinese hard power on Xi Jinping’s watch has ended era of unquestioned US supremacy in Asia

Xi Jinping is also stepping up military pressure on Taiwan, Japan and India. Alongside a massive arsenal of missiles capable of striking Taiwan, Chinese naval and air forces conduct increasingly complex exercises that regularly encircle the self-governing island.

India's no-show at China's Belt Road Forum meet no surprise, but New Delhi must abandon over-cautious Beijing policy
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India's no-show at China's Belt Road Forum meet no surprise, but New Delhi must abandon over-cautious Beijing policy

As expected, India is not going to be represented at this year's Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC) that begins on Thursday in Beijing

China snubs world, protects JeM chief Masood Azhar: The story of 3 kings and a dacoit offers clue on how to fix him
India

China snubs world, protects JeM chief Masood Azhar: The story of 3 kings and a dacoit offers clue on how to fix him

Parallel to the diplomatic offensive, India could also think of punitive air strikes on the camps of terrorists inside Pakistan each time they shed blood in India. Doing nothing has ceased to be an option

Donald Trump proposes new missile treaty with China, others; says US could outspend Russia without it
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Donald Trump proposes new missile treaty with China, others; says US could outspend Russia without it

US president Donald Trump vowed Tuesday that the United States would outspend Russia on missiles without a fresh international accord after he ditched a landmark Cold War treaty

Donald Trump's 'refusal' of invitation to Republic Day function should not undo gradual uptick in India-US ties
India

Donald Trump's 'refusal' of invitation to Republic Day function should not undo gradual uptick in India-US ties

It has taken India decades to get over an innate suspicion of the United States. It would seem to be a pity to waste it all due to the Republic Day controversy.

US calls India 'all-weather partner', says upcoming 2+2 dialogue important for better engagement with country
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US calls India 'all-weather partner', says upcoming 2+2 dialogue important for better engagement with country

US Secretary of State Micheal Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for the 2+2 dialogue, after being postponed from earlier this year.

US says India key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, prosperity in Indo-Pacific region
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US says India key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, prosperity in Indo-Pacific region

Ahead of an announcement for development in the Indo Pacific, US senior policy advisor Brian Hook says that the US has been focussed on bettering relations with India.

China calls for trilateral meeting with India and Pakistan, says 'we cannot stand another Doka La incident'
India

China calls for trilateral meeting with India and Pakistan, says 'we cannot stand another Doka La incident'

China proposed a trilateral summit to solve issues between India and Pakistan, days after Xi Jinping accepted Narendra Modi's invitation to visit India for an informal meeting in 2019.

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet: PM invested in 4 years of 'personal diplomacy' to enable reset of ties in Wuhan
India

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet: PM invested in 4 years of 'personal diplomacy' to enable reset of ties in Wuhan

Just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the museum in Wuhan during his two-day China visit, a smiling President Xi Jinping was waiting to receive him

Justin Trudeau to meet Narendra Modi in Delhi: It will take combined charm of PMs to mitigate bad vibes
India

Justin Trudeau to meet Narendra Modi in Delhi: It will take combined charm of PMs to mitigate bad vibes

By the time Trudeau returned to Delhi, the Khalistan issue was already at a crescendo, with no modifier. And the bad vibes became amplified

Justin Trudeau snubbed by Narendra Modi? Too soon to say, because Indian PM has thus far stuck to protocol
India

Justin Trudeau snubbed by Narendra Modi? Too soon to say, because Indian PM has thus far stuck to protocol

The sight of Narendra Modi's warm bearhugs, double-fisted handshakes and vigorous exchanges of pleasantries on the tarmac of one of Delhi's airports has become a common feature of most State visits to India these days

Historical relations between India and Palestine have stood test of time: Full text of PM's statement during his visit to Palestine
India

Historical relations between India and Palestine have stood test of time: Full text of PM's statement during his visit to Palestine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mahmoud Abbas on a historic visit to Palestine during which the Palestinian president sought India's support for a multi-country mechanism to achieve a "just and desired peace" with Israel in accordance with the two-state solution