Israel PM hails ‘alliance’ with India, targets ‘radical Islam’

Speaking in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and a host of international delegates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at “radical Islam and its terrorist options” from the podium of the Raisina Dialogue conference here on Tuesday evening, saying that the “challenge”...

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Russia, China stand behind Pakistan

Pakistan has received assurances of support from two regional powers after a humiliating tweet by US President Donald Trump. Diplomatic sources told The Nation that alongside the vocal support from China , Pakistan had received telephonic assurances from Russia that Pakistan should not consider itself “isolated”. “The contacts with Russia after Trump’s statement have been encouraging. They support our view...

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Pakistan Rejects Trump’s Criticism, Says It Can’t Be Blamed for ‘Collective Failure’

Pakistan has criticized and noted with “deep disappointment” charges contained in a New Year tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump and said Islamabad could not be held responsible for the “collective failure” in Afghanistan. Trump tweeted Monday the United States had received “nothing but lies and deceit” in return for...

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Iranian crisis deepens as protests grow

Anti-government protests in Iran flared on more fronts yesterday amid clashes that left at least nine people dead, state media reported, as leaders in Teheran struggled to respond to the most serious internal crisis in nearly a decade. Six days of demonstrations – which have left at least 20 people...

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