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discusses ways to expand economic, political cooperation in Middle East, Asia with counterparts from US, Israel and UAE

discusses ways to expand economic, political cooperation in Middle East, Asia with counterparts from US, Israel and UAE

Jerusalem/Washington:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a “fruitful” first quadrilateral meeting with his counterparts from the US, Israel and the UAE on ways to expand economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia, including through trade, infrastructure and enhancing maritime security. Jaishankar, who is currently on a five-day visit to Israel, was […]

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North Korea tests possible submarine missile, amid tensions

North Korea tests possible submarine missile, amid tensions

Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what South Korea’s military described as a weapon likely designed for submarine-based launches, marking possibly the most significant demonstration of the North’s military might since President Joe Biden took office. The launch came hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer […]

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Khalilzad resigns as special Afghan envoy, replaced by Thomas West

Khalilzad resigns as special Afghan envoy, replaced by Thomas West

Washington, Oct 19 (PTI) Zalmay Khalilzad, the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation who brokered the peace deal between the United States and the Taliban, has stepped down and replaced by veteran American diplomat Thomas West, Secretary of State Tony Blinken said. “As Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad steps down from his role. I […]

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Russia suspends its mission to NATO, foreign minister says

Russia suspends its mission to NATO, foreign minister says

Moscow: Russia’s foreign minister said Monday that the country is suspending its mission to NATO. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the move is in response to last week’s expulsion by NATO of eight members of Russia’s mission to the military alliance. NATO said that they were secretly working as intelligence officers and halved the […]

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India, Israel agree to resume negotiations on FTA from next month

India, Israel agree to resume negotiations on FTA from next month

Jerusalem: India and Israel on Monday agreed to resume negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from next month with an aim to conclude the long-pending deal by next June as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held “very productive talks” with Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. “Our officials have actually agreed on […]

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China’s Communist Party all set to hold key meet next month ahead of 2022 leadership change

China’s Communist Party all set to hold key meet next month ahead of 2022 leadership change

Beijing: China’s ruling Communist Party will hold its key conclave in November ahead of next year’s Congress which will pave the way for major leadership changes and a possible unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping. The 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will hold its sixth plenary session in Beijing from November […]

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Jaishankar in Israel says looks forward to ‘great visit’; to hold high-level talks for further enriching strategic ties

Jaishankar in Israel says looks forward to ‘great visit’; to hold high-level talks for further enriching strategic ties

Tel Aviv: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said that he is looking forward to a “great visit” as he arrived here on a five-day official trip during which he will hold talks with the country’s top leadership to mutually prepare a roadmap for further enriching the strategic ties besides exploring new areas of […]

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Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can’t be delayed

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can’t be delayed

Tokyo: Japan’s new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking office, Fumio Kishida said his government would work to reassure residents nearby the plant about the […]

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Scotland Yard probes terror link to British MP’s fatal stabbing

Scotland Yard probes terror link to British MP’s fatal stabbing

London: Scotland Yard on Saturday said the killing of Conservative MP David Amess is being treated as a terrorist attack and it was probing a potential Islamist terrorism link to the fatal stabbing, an incident that has shocked the country and prompted calls for a review of security measures for lawmakers engaged in constituency work. […]

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UN official: Taliban to announce secondary school for girls

UN official: Taliban to announce secondary school for girls

United Nations: A senior UN official has said that the Taliban told him they will announce “very soon” that all Afghan girls will be allowed to attend secondary schools. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi, who visited Kabul last week, told reporters at UN headquarters on Friday that five of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces — Balkh, […]

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