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Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

China hints it might block proposal to tag Masood Azhar a terrorist hours before UN meet

China, which holds veto powers in the UN Security Council, has thrice blocked India's proposal to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a terrorist.
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US asks Pakistan to abide by UNSC commitments, deny safe haven to terrorists

The US statement comes after India handed over to Pakistan a dossier on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s involvement in the Pulwama terror attack.
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US, UK & France move fresh proposal in UNSC to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar

The proposal, which is the fourth such bid at the UN, was moved by the three permanent veto-wielding members of the 15-nation Security Council.

China’s attempts to water down UNSC statement on Pulwama caused a week’s delay

Sources said the statement was delayed due to China's attempts to underplay the UNSC statement while Pakistan worked against its issuance
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Friend China is torturing Muslims, but Islamic Republic Pakistan is quiet. Here’s why

There is Beijing's United Nations Security Council membership, the CPEC, and the host of support Islamabad has received over the years.
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Trump’s reluctance to certify Iran: A threat to collective diplomatic responsibility

The US President is dragging his heels on certifying Iran’s compliance to the JCPOA, which could put the landmark plan in a tinder box.

GLOBAL PULSE: Paris pullout is a gift to China, Russia’s patriotic hackers and a belated Beatlemania for Cubans

PARIS PULLOUT IS A STRATEGIC GIFT TO CHINA Trump has managed to turn “America First into America Isolated”, said The New York Times. His pull out of the Paris climate accord creates a vacuum of global leadership and is “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese”.

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Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.