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As US-China tensions intensify over coronavirus outbreak, here's a quick reality check on some conspiracy theories
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As US-China tensions intensify over coronavirus outbreak, here's a quick reality check on some conspiracy theories

At a recent press conference, US president Donald Trump claimed to have proof that the novel coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab, but refused to share the evidence

Spy agencies pushed by Donald Trump administration to link coronavirus and Wuhan labs, say former US officials
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Spy agencies pushed by Donald Trump administration to link coronavirus and Wuhan labs, say former US officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a former CIA director and the administration’s most vocal hard-liner on China, has taken the lead in pushing US intelligence agencies for more information, according to current and former officials.

US warships enter disputed waters in the South China Sea, escalating tensions with Beijing
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US warships enter disputed waters in the South China Sea, escalating tensions with Beijing

US warships have sailed into disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to military analysts, heightening a standoff in the waterway and sharpening the rivalry between the United States and China, even as much of the world is in lockdown because of the coronavirus

Tussle over hydroxychloroquine puts India's neighbourhood first policy at odds with efforts to appease Trump
India

Tussle over hydroxychloroquine puts India's neighbourhood first policy at odds with efforts to appease Trump

On Tuesday, India lifted an export ban on 24 active pharmaceutical ingredients, believed to be critical in the battle against coronavirus

EU tries gentle diplomacy to counter Hungary's crackdown on democracy as part of its coronavirus response
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EU tries gentle diplomacy to counter Hungary's crackdown on democracy as part of its coronavirus response

The European Union’s written response to Hungary’s effective suspension of democracy omitted one important word: Hungary

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

Donald Trump's West Asia plan robs Palestinians of nearly everything they had been fighting for
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Donald Trump's West Asia plan robs Palestinians of nearly everything they had been fighting for

For Mahmoud Abbas, the ailing octogenarian president of the Palestinian Authority, his life’s work — a viable state side-by-side with Israel — is quickly slipping away

Donald Trump's 'Middle East Plan': A deal that has two elections, rather than West Asian peace, as its focus
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Donald Trump's 'Middle East Plan': A deal that has two elections, rather than West Asian peace, as its focus

For President Donald Trump, it is a plan that builds on his decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem — a huge political success among his conservative Jewish donors and evangelicals that, contrary to predictions, did not touch off a violent reaction in the region

Recent spate of nationwide protests underline impact of citizens' ideological assertion on Indian policy
India

Recent spate of nationwide protests underline impact of citizens' ideological assertion on Indian policy

Against the backdrop of violence in JNU and ideological fault lines running deeper than any other social cleavage, we need to take cognisance of a significant trend that has emerged in the past few years; ie ideological assertion by citizens and its impact on various fields including economy, foreign policy, education, defence

Sheikh Hasina's balancing act on NRC, CAA designed to keep three audiences in good humour: Bangladesh, India and China
India

Sheikh Hasina's balancing act on NRC, CAA designed to keep three audiences in good humour: Bangladesh, India and China

"We don't understand why [Government of India] did it,' said Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina in an interview published by Gulf News on Saturday, 'It was not necessary.'

The Donald Trump administration's explanations for the Qassem Soleimani strike continue to fluctuate
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The Donald Trump administration's explanations for the Qassem Soleimani strike continue to fluctuate

Since the 3 January drone strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most important general, the Trump administration has offered shifting rationales for the attack. Here are some of the administration’s evolving justifications

Fact Check: Donald Trump's speech contained several inaccurate statements about conflict with Iran
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Fact Check: Donald Trump's speech contained several inaccurate statements about conflict with Iran

President Donald Trump, responding during a White House address on Wednesday to the missile strikes by Iran, assailed the nuclear agreement reached by his predecessor and praised American military might. The 10-minute address contained numerous inaccuracies and claims that lacked evidence

A one-word accusation swirls around Donald Trump's deadly strike on Qassem Soleimani: Assassination
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A one-word accusation swirls around Donald Trump's deadly strike on Qassem Soleimani: Assassination

There is no fixed, formal definition of assassination. But, as with many politically charged labels, the word has taken on significance broader than any one meaning, shorthand for concerns that Donald Trump's decision to kill General Qassem Soleimani was unethical, illegitimate or dangerous

Iran launches retaliation against killing of Gen Qassem Soleimani by attacking US' Al Asad Air Base in Iraq
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Iran launches retaliation against killing of Gen Qassem Soleimani by attacking US' Al Asad Air Base in Iraq

Iran attacked a US base in western Iraq early Wednesday, Iranian official news media and US officials said, the start of what Iran had promised would be retaliation for the killing of a top Revolutionary Guards commander

Behind the Ukraine aid freeze: Eighty-four days of conflict and confusion in the Donald Trump administration
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Behind the Ukraine aid freeze: Eighty-four days of conflict and confusion in the Donald Trump administration

Those carrying out Donald Trump’s orders on the Ukraine aid were for the most part operating in different lanes from those seeking the investigations, including Rudy Giuliani and a number of senior diplomats, including Gordon D Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, and Kurt D Volker, the State Department’s special envoy for Ukraine and Russia

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

Impact of CAA on Bangladesh: Despite Dhaka's efforts, anti-India sentiment on the rise among its citizens
India

Impact of CAA on Bangladesh: Despite Dhaka's efforts, anti-India sentiment on the rise among its citizens

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the subsequent enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), despite attracting attention, did not initially give rise to much of a reaction in Bangladesh

Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani wants to take information from Ukraine investigation to attorney general, Congress
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Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani wants to take information from Ukraine investigation to attorney general, Congress

Donald Trump said Rudy Giuliani had not yet told him what information he has gathered, though the president said he's heard it was plentiful.

With internal squabbling, rhetoric and posturing on vivid display, what lies ahead for troubled NATO?
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With internal squabbling, rhetoric and posturing on vivid display, what lies ahead for troubled NATO?

When President Donald Trump left the NATO gathering early and in a huff Wednesday, it only reinforced the fear that with America distracted and retreating, the West's celebrated alliance has lost focus

NATO Summit 2019: European allies on collision course with Donald Trump as non-dollar deal with Iran gets more takers
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NATO Summit 2019: European allies on collision course with Donald Trump as non-dollar deal with Iran gets more takers

A day ahead of this year's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit in London, six European countries — four of whom are NATO allies and two are NATO partners — announced their decision to become shareholders in the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) mechanism