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Briton, German on trial in Iraq over ancient pottery shards found in luggage
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Briton, German on trial in Iraq over ancient pottery shards found in luggage

Iraq has been trying to recover antiquities that were looted over a period of decades from the country whose civilisation dates back thousands of years

Between searing drought and Ukraine war, Iraq watchful over wheat production
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Between searing drought and Ukraine war, Iraq watchful over wheat production

Searing heat and a lack of rain already threaten the wheat harvest and the Russiaan invasion of Ukraine in February, increased the cost of fuel, seeds and fertiliser

Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi
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Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi

How the writings of Sri Aurobindo and Alexander Pushkin provide us with a compass that will show us the right direction in this overwhelmingly chaotic world of ours

GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past
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GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past

As seen in the Modi government’s handling of the Ukraine crisis or Jaishankar’s aggressive diplomacy in the US, it’s obvious that the old order now has to deal with a new India which will talk in its own idiom and walk at its own pace

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes
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How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes

The Ukrainian conflict has clearly brought to the fore the glaring inequalities between five of the world's largest nuclear powers and the rest

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
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Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now

At a time when there are suggestions for India to play a peacemaker's role in the Ukraine war, the South Asian neighbourhood — from Pakistan on the land-side to Sri Lanka on the Oceanfront — is in trouble

How a new world order is emerging from the ruins of Ukraine — and India is at the heart of it
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How a new world order is emerging from the ruins of Ukraine — and India is at the heart of it

Ukraine is a wake-up call for the West. To wake up to the reality of a rapidly emerging new international order: Less weighed down by old loyalties or ideological hang-ups and more transactional and driven by national interests

Reviving Tigris: Young Iraqis take up environmental project in war-battered country
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Reviving Tigris: Young Iraqis take up environmental project in war-battered country

As part of a green activist campaign called the Cleanup Ambassadors, 200 Iraqis have started cleaning River Tigris for the first time since 2003

Right Word | NATO is a guarantee for peace and Russia cannot accept it because of its imperialism: Polish Ambassador
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Right Word | NATO is a guarantee for peace and Russia cannot accept it because of its imperialism: Polish Ambassador

Polish Ambassador Adam Burakowski said that Poland understood the finer nuances of India’s stand on the Ukraine-Russia conflict

Explaining India’s position on Ukraine war, West’s coercive pressure, China-Russia tangle and pitfalls in New Delhi’s pursuit of neutrality
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Explaining India’s position on Ukraine war, West’s coercive pressure, China-Russia tangle and pitfalls in New Delhi’s pursuit of neutrality

What we have seen from India so far is the fullest expression of strategic autonomy — a posture that relies on diplomatic activism and prioritizing of own interests over bloc politics

Head-on | US double-standards on invasive wars need to be laid bare
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Head-on | US double-standards on invasive wars need to be laid bare

The Russia-Ukraine war is an intra-Slav conflict, but remote-controlled by Saxons in Washington and London. Their destructive capacity remains as unparalleled in the modern world as it was throughout history

How India showcased its diplomatic maturity while handling Russian and Chinese foreign ministers
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How India showcased its diplomatic maturity while handling Russian and Chinese foreign ministers

The importance given to Sergey Lavrov as compared to Wang Yi displayed the importance India accords to friendly nations

Why US’ ‘sanctions threat’ to India is counter-productive on China front
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Why US’ ‘sanctions threat’ to India is counter-productive on China front

Daleep Singh is considered President Joe Biden’s ‘sanctions czar’, but his tough-talking to India in Delhi is not going to be liked on the Indian streets

Does road to end the war in Ukraine run through Delhi?
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Does road to end the war in Ukraine run through Delhi?

The message that India has been radiating is quite transparent. It would like to stay off Cold War politics. It would not abandon its strategic partnership with either Russia or the United States

London court to issue warrant on Julian Assange's extradition to US on 20 April
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London court to issue warrant on Julian Assange's extradition to US on 20 April

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted by the US on espionage charges after organisation published thousands of classified documents. If put on trial and convicted in the US, Assange may be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison

World War ‘Z’: The world after Ukrainian crisis, and India’s role in it
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World War ‘Z’: The world after Ukrainian crisis, and India’s role in it

By retreating to the Atlantic, as with AUKUS, the US is proving to India once again that it has to go it alone in the Indo-Pacific

As Ukrainian crisis deepens, China sends impending war signals across Taiwan Straits
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As Ukrainian crisis deepens, China sends impending war signals across Taiwan Straits

While several parallels to the Ukrainian case are resonated in the Taiwan case, as the costs on Russia are mounting with sanctions and global opinion, Beijing is circumspect as well, despite increasing rhetoric

The Ukraine crisis: How India stands to gain from its neutral stance going forward
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The Ukraine crisis: How India stands to gain from its neutral stance going forward

The Russians are very clear that they want a neutral and demilitarised Ukraine and probably one that leans towards Moscow rather than the West

Pot calling kettle black: Joe Biden’s ‘shaky’ foreign policy towards Ukraine
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Pot calling kettle black: Joe Biden’s ‘shaky’ foreign policy towards Ukraine

The White House was well aware of the US intelligence assessment of the danger involved in making Ukraine a member of NATO

Western double-speak: Is the right to remain neutral during war a part of white privilege?
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Western double-speak: Is the right to remain neutral during war a part of white privilege?

The West has been putting tremendous pressure on countries such as India and Bangladesh that have chosen to remain neutral during the Ukraine war