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16 February, 2018 3:50 PM Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia after a meeting between Army Chief General Qamar 41

14 February, 2018 9:22 AM Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments to rebuild Iraq

Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said on Wednesday that his nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. The stunning donation, as only a decade ago Saddam Hussein invaded the small, oil-rich nation, shows the deep interest Kuwait has in making sure Iraq becomes a peaceful, stable 52

14 February, 2018 3:00 AM Pakistan is a 'chhutputiya' nation, this is not war: BJP MP Dharmendra Pradhan on terror attacks

Dismissing Pakistan as a 'chhutputiya' or tiny nation, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan dismissed the idea of an impending war with India's neighbour nation. NEW DELHI: Dismissing Pakistan as a 'chhutputiya' or tiny nation, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan dismissed the idea of an impending war with India's neighbour nation. “Pakistan is a chhutputiya 89

13 February, 2018 5:29 PM Maldives open to sending emissary

Envoy condemns former President Nasheed’s call for Indian military intervention President Abdullah Yameen’s special envoy had to abort his trip mid-way after India refused to engage him, the High Commissioner of Maldives told The Hindu, adding however, that Male still wanted to send an emissary at a mutually convenient time. In an exclusive conversation 39

12 February, 2018 7:44 PM Muslim women share sexual harassment incidents at Haj, #MosqueMeToo trends on Twitter

#Mosquemetoo was actually started by Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltawy, who first shared her experiences on social media. New Delhi: For Muslims across the globe, Haj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It is something that every sane adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it and are physically 55

12 February, 2018 5:18 PM Nasheed’s claim baseless: China

Denies that Beijing has any plans to grab land in the island nation China has accused the former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed of making “false remarks” about its ongoing projects in the Indian Ocean country. Ji Rong, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy here, said Mr. Nasheed’s “land grabbing” accusation against his country was meant to serve only “political 33

10 February, 2018 10:34 AM Modi conferred ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’ by President Mahmoud Abbas, recognising his key contribution to promote relations between India and Palestine. President Abbas conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on Mr. Modi after the conclusion of the bilateral meeting between the two leaders 43

9 February, 2018 3:08 PM India win 2 silver, 1 bronze at ITTF Oman Open

Muscat: India won two silver and a bronze medal at the ITTF Oman World Junior & Cadet Open Table Tennis Tournament here on Friday. Swastika Ghosh, who is supported by the Virat Kohli Foundation, teamed up with compatriot Varuni Jaiswal clinched the silver in sub-junior girls team after beating Syria. They, however, lost to China in the final at Sultan 42

9 February, 2018 1:47 AM India Should Be More Proactive Than China, Maldives Ambassador Tells NDTV

"If there is (a perception of) growing influence of China... then India should play that role, India should reach out to Maldives more often," Maldives Ambassador to India, Ahmed Mohamed told NDTV. New Delhi: India should play a more proactive role than China in Maldives and reach out to the tiny island nation, Maldives Ambassador to India Ahmed Mohamed 66

8 February, 2018 1:40 PM Saudi Arabia Temporarily Bans Poultry Imports From India Over Bird Flu

According to OIE report, posted on its website, the H5N8 virus was detected on December 26 among birds in the village of Dasarahalli, killing nine out of 951 birds. Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found, the Saudi agriculture 53