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India on Thursday celebrated the 130th birthday of its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

India celebrates 130th birthday of first premier Jawaharlal Nehru

India on Thursday celebrated the 130th birthday of its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.

Modi’s Party Loses Control of Key Indian State

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Bangkok on November 3, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA - AFP

World’s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China to offset a painful tariff war with the US.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.

Pakistan denies use of airspace to Indian prime minister

Pakistan on Saturday said it denied India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi permission to fly through its airspace due to “ongoing grave human rights violations” in Indian-administered Kashmir.
A strong turnout at the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed “Davos in the desert”, would further rehabilitate de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s image, a year on from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic’s murder that triggered a mass boycott last year.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.

India premier picks up trash from seaside while hosting Chinese leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. EPA

World leaders set to speak at UN, with Donald Trump in focus

World leaders will begin the annual days of speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s address expected to draw much of the focus.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

Pakistan denies airspace to Indian premier amid Kashmir tensions

Pakistan has refused to let Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly through its airspace, officials said on Thursday.

Indian rescuers search for 39 missing after boat accident

Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation Monday to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river.
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Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out “foreign infiltrators”, in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.
An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.

India says soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.
An Indian police officer fires tear smoke shell on Kashmiri protesters on December 17 [Mukhtar Khan-AP]

Two killed in Kashmir as Donald Trump offers to mediate

A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.
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Kashmir dispute: Donald Trump tries to play peacemaker with India, Pakistan

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately on Monday with the leaders of India and Pakistan in a bid to calm tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors over a territorial dispute.Trump
Prime Minister Imran Khan travelled to Pakistani Kashmir on Wednesday where he was expected to issue a fresh challenge to India over its recent power-play which has sent tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours soaring.

Pakistani premier visits Kashmir as tensions boil with India

Prime Minister Imran Khan travelled to Pakistani Kashmir on Wednesday where he was expected to issue a fresh challenge to India over its recent power-play which has sent tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours soaring.
Sushma Swaraj

Former Indian foreign minister dies at 67

Sushma Swaraj, India’s former foreign minister and a prominent leader of the ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Tuesday at 67, local media reported.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. REUTERS-Aly Song-Pool

Pakistan warns of possible war with India

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the world community to take notice of Indian moves to change the status of the disputed Kashmir region, and warned that Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country.
Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months.

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months.
Maithripala Sirisena

Easter bombings: Sri Lanka president sacks intelligence chief

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.

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