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US envoy’s visit to Arunachal irks China

BEIJING: China admonished the United States on Monday for sending its ambassador in India to a contested stretch of land on the India-China border, warning that a third party’s meddling would only complicate the dispute between Beijing and New Delhi. China claims more than 90,000 square kilometers of territory disputed ...

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Iran, EU ‘to hold general talks in Brussels’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says an Iranian delegation composed of deputy foreign ministers are to hold general talks with European Union (EU) officials in Brussels in December. Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced the prospective negotiations on Monday, saying the talks will cover a range of issues, possibly human rights, but asserted ...

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Syrian army liberates strategic hilltop in militant-held parts of Aleppo

Syrian government soldiers, backed by fighters from popular defense groups, have managed to liberate a strategic high ground in the city of Aleppo from the clutches of foreign-sponsored militants amid attempts to flush the extremists out of the strategic northwestern city. Military sources told the official news agency, SANA, that the government troops took the ...

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Bullet-riddled body of youth recovered in India-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR : A bullet-riddled body of a Kashmiri youth was found in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Friday. Shamim Ahmad Patloo was missing since October 19 after he was picked up by unidentified gunmen from his house.  His body was found in the fields at Kujjar Frisal Yaripora this ...

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UN warns of displacement crisis in Afghanistan

KABUL : The UN on Thursday warned anew of a deteriorating crisis of displacement in Afghanistan as the conflict escalates, imploring the government and international donors to step up support especially for a “lost generation” of children. More than 323,000 Afghans were internally displaced across the country in the first ...

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Russia’s Aleppo ceasefire begins but clashes erupt

ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) – A “humanitarian pause” took effect Thursday in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on rebel-held areas of Aleppo but it was quickly tested by fighting on a corridor opened for civilians to flee. The army said it was opening eight corridors to provide safe passage for those ...

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Another North Korean missile fails to launch: US, South Korea

The United States and South Korea claim they have detected an unsuccessful missile test conducted by North Korea, the second such failed test in the past week. According to a statement released by the US Strategic Command late on Wednesday, the projectile, believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile, ...

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Philippine police van rams into crowd of anti-US protesters

An anti-US protest in front of the American Embassy in the Philippines’ capital has turned violent as a police van rammed into people and reportedly injured three. Hundreds of people had gathered outside the embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding an end to the presence of US troops in their ...

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Russia halts Aleppo strikes ahead of brief truce

MOSCOW: Moscow announced on Tuesday that Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo ahead of a brief truce, a move the Kremlin said showed “goodwill” as it faces mounting criticism for backing a brutal regime offensive. It comes a day after Russia said there would be an eight-hour ...

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Japan MPs visit to controversial shrine angers China, S Korea

Dozens of Japanese parliament members and a cabinet minister have visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine to pay tribute to those who died in the service of the empire of Japan in the 19th century.  The shrine is seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism ...

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