India stops OIC’s HRC from visiting IHK

India has refused to allow the Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to visit the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) over fear of massive violations of human rights being exposed.   Pakistan, however, has given such permission to the eight-member commission which would arrive in Islamabad on...

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Pakistan and India discuss water dispute

Pakistani and Indian experts on Monday opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, even as tensions over competing claims to Kashmir remain high. Pakistan’s minister for water and power, Khawaja Asif, welcomed the Indian delegation for the two-day talks, saying he hoped the discussions...

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Many Belts, Many Roads: How China’s Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project

By Adrian Raftery There are numerous interpretations of the rationale behind China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative. At one end, OBOR is an economic instrument to vent surplus domestic industrial overcapacity and shift heavy-polluting industry inland; an energy security project to alleviate China’s dependency on the Malacca Strait as its primary corridor...

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