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Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility

The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 07.45 (local time) as 150 worshippers were inside the building, authorities said

Dubai-bound Air India Express flight skids off taxiway at Mangaluru airport; all passengers safe
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Dubai-bound Air India Express flight skids off taxiway at Mangaluru airport; all passengers safe

An Air India Express flight veered off the taxiway after landing and got stuck into soft ground at the Mangaluru airport on Sunday.

Taliban holds rare talks with Afghanistan politicians in Moscow; President Ashraf Ghani's rivals call for interim govt
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Taliban holds rare talks with Afghanistan politicians in Moscow; President Ashraf Ghani's rivals call for interim govt

The roundtable — which saw women defend their rights before the Taliban — comes a week after the insurgents held talks with US negotiators in Doha about ending the 17-year war. Both sides touted "progress" at the conclusion of the six-day discussions in Qatar.

Emboldened Taliban, impending US drawdown and uncertainty for region means India must engage terrorist outfit in talks
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Emboldened Taliban, impending US drawdown and uncertainty for region means India must engage terrorist outfit in talks

The real problem is that the hardliners within the Taliban have a preformed set of beliefs that line up perfectly with Rawalpindi's core foreign policy objectives

Raisina Dialouge 2019: Hamid Karzai, Tony Blair speak at fourth edition of global summit addressing global changes
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Raisina Dialouge 2019: Hamid Karzai, Tony Blair speak at fourth edition of global summit addressing global changes

Speakers from over 92 countries, including the likes of Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, participated in the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue which began on Tuesday. Image courtesy: Twitter @raisinadialogue

Afghan peace process: New Delhi must be wary of Hamid Karzai's advice to do more, arm-twisting will reduce clout in Kabul
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Afghan peace process: New Delhi must be wary of Hamid Karzai's advice to do more, arm-twisting will reduce clout in Kabul

New Delhi has neither the purse nor the clout to single-handedly support the Palace at a time when a large group of countries — which includes Pakistan and Saudi Arabia — are determined to oust Ghani and his circle.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: CBI imbroglio, Andy Murray's retirement, The Accidental PM; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: CBI imbroglio, Andy Murray's retirement, The Accidental PM; today's must-read stories

Those backing former CBI director Alok Verma would like the public to believe he was thrown out of CBI by a “desperate” and “panicked” Narendra Modi.

Hamid Karzai wants India to take up a larger role in Afghanistan but New Delhi is fixated on US gameplan
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Hamid Karzai wants India to take up a larger role in Afghanistan but New Delhi is fixated on US gameplan

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, however, former Afghanistan president Karzai backed the US president’s contention that India should “do more”.

Afghanistan wants India to be on board all peace efforts, do more 'on its own', says former president Hamid Karzai
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Afghanistan wants India to be on board all peace efforts, do more 'on its own', says former president Hamid Karzai

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, Karzai also asserted Pakistan has the "most significant role" to play in bringing peace in Afghanistan. Asked about the Taliban issue, he said, "Taliban are also Afghans, sons of our soil".

Pakistan's interim Law Minister Syed Ali Zafar meets Sushma Swaraj, condoles Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise
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Pakistan's interim Law Minister Syed Ali Zafar meets Sushma Swaraj, condoles Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with dignitaries from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who condoled the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet: Wuhan Summit emits right noises, but is bonhomie too good to be true?
India

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet: Wuhan Summit emits right noises, but is bonhomie too good to be true?

Before leaving for Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted that "developments in India-China relations from a strategic and long-term perspective" will be one of the broad agendas of his purportedly "agenda-less" one-on-one informal meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?
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Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?

Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion at the recently-concluded Raisina Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi. And rightfully so.

Never heard the term 'Indian state-sponsored terrorism', says ex-CIA director David H Petraeus
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Never heard the term 'Indian state-sponsored terrorism', says ex-CIA director David H Petraeus

Former CIA director David H Petraeus said on Thursday that in his entire career he "never once heard the term Indian state-sponsored terrorism".

Plenty of evidence against Hafiz Saeed, says former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai
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Plenty of evidence against Hafiz Saeed, says former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai

Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that there was "plenty of evidence" against UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, days after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gave a clean chit to the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind.

Benjamin Netanyahu at Raisina Dialogue 2018: Israeli PM sounds 2019 bugle for Narendra Modi, goes turbo-realist
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Benjamin Netanyahu at Raisina Dialogue 2018: Israeli PM sounds 2019 bugle for Narendra Modi, goes turbo-realist

The third edition of the Raisina Dialogue kicked off on Tuesday with a triple-whammy featuring Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. The theme of this year’s iteration is “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms” and it began on something of a disruptive note.

Raisina Dialogue begins in New Delhi: From Benjamin Netanyahu to David Petraeus, big names headline geo-political conference
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Raisina Dialogue begins in New Delhi: From Benjamin Netanyahu to David Petraeus, big names headline geo-political conference

The Raisina Dialogue is expected to kick off today at 6 pm in New Delhi. Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in India on a six-day visit, is slated to deliver the inaugural speech. The theme of the Raisina Dialogue (16 to 18 January) is Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms.

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: Anurag Kashyap, Hamid Karzai, Amy Tan among speakers
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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: Anurag Kashyap, Hamid Karzai, Amy Tan among speakers

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 will welcome over 250 writers, thinkers, politicians, journalists and popular cultural icons from over 35 different nationalities.

US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan; responsible for increase in extremism, says Hamid Karzai
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US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan; responsible for increase in extremism, says Hamid Karzai

Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has said that the Islamic State has emerged in Afghanistan in the past three to four years under the watch of US military and intelligence agencies.

Ashraf Ghani dares 'coalition of killers' out to uproot him in his quest to free Afghanistan from feudal lords
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Ashraf Ghani dares 'coalition of killers' out to uproot him in his quest to free Afghanistan from feudal lords

Slowly and carefully, President Ashraf Ghani is institutionalising and modernising the Afghan state.