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Brexit deal rejected second time, triggers call for new approach Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times
The issue of when, if and how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union remained up in the air after MPs on Tuesday rejected the withdrawal agreement sewed by Prime Minister Theresa May over nearly three years after the 2016 referendum.
Balakot air strikes count revealed! 263 terrorists had assembled at JeM camp in Pak for training Times Now
Amid the ongoing war of words in India over the number of terrorists killed in Balakot air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force on the biggest terror training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan, Times Now has learned that a total of 263 terrorists had assembled at the facility days before the unprecedented action by the IAF.
Pakistan air force, army on high alert; lines border with F-16 fighters, troops Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times
Two weeks after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is on full operational alert with an entire squadron of F-16 fighters deployed along its eastern front even as independent American satellite imagery with the Indian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed direct hits on the camp, top defence and government officials said on condition of anonymity.
Four Indians among 157 dead as plane crashes 6 mins after takeoff in Ethiopia Indian Express
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that the Indian embassy in Ethiopia has informed that “the deceased Indian nationals are Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh, Nukavarapu Manisha and Shikha Garg”.
China steps up diplomacy to ease India-Pakistan tensions Atul Aneja, Hindu
China has stepped up its diplomacy to ease tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama attack by sending its special envoy to Islamabad.
Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile site, analysts say Joshua Berlinger, CNN
Satellite images appear to show that North Korea has begun rebuilding a portion of a facility previously used to test long-range missile engines, analysts said Tuesday, raising potential questions about the future of US-North Korea negotiations.
Jaish Chief Masood Azhar's brother, Son taken into preventive custody by Pakistan Abhinav Bhatt, NDTV
Terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's brother Mufti Abdul Rauf and son Hamaz Azhar have been taken into preventive detention, Pakistan's Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, amid mounting pressure from the global community to rein in the terror groups operating from its soil and curb their financing. The two are among 44 members of banned groups that have been detained.
North Korea has no Economic future with Nuclear weapons: Donald Trump NDTV
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises.
US offers $1 Million reward to find Osama Bin Laden’s son News18
The United States on Thursday offered a USD 1 million reward for information on a son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism. The location of Hamza bin Laden, sometimes dubbed the "crown prince of jihad," has been the subject of speculation for years with reports of him living in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria or under house arrest in Iran.
Nepal tourism minister among 7 killed in helicopter crash: Report Niharika Banerjee, NDTV
Nepal's tourism minister, Rabindra Adhikari, is among seven people who died in a helicopter crash today, news agency ANI has reported, quoting Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority. The crash is suspected to have taken place in Nepal's Tehrathum district.
Pakistan PM calls meeting of top decision making body on nuclear issues Pioneer
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called a meeting of the top decision making body on nuclear issues after India targeted terrorist camp in the country. The National Command Authority controls policy formulation, exercises, deployment, research and development, employment and operational command and control of the country's nuclear arsenals.
Declassified US survey finds 47% respondents in Pakistan favour State backing of Kashmiri militants in India Yatish Yadav, Firstpost
After Indian Air Force airstrike on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps deep inside Pakistan, the message behind Pakistan's hurried call for the National Security Committee meeting was that 'Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing.'
If Pak attacks India with one N-bomb, they could 'finish us by attacking with 20 bombs': Musharraf Pioneer
Pakistan's former military dictator Gen (retd.) Pervez Musharraf has termed talk of any nuclear war with India as rubbish, saying if Pakistan would attack India with one atomic bomb, then New Delhi could "finish us by attacking with 20 bombs".
Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammad HQ in Bahawalpur Tribune India
Succumbing to intense international pressure to rein in militant groups operating from its soil, the Pakistan government on Friday took over the administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the terror outfit which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
Putin: We’ll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe Indian Express
In his toughest remarks yet on a potential new arms race, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first step to deploy missiles in response to Washington's decision this month to quit a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty.
Pakistan using Kulbhushan Jadhav to divert international scrutiny: India at ICJ Ashok Bagriya & Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times
India raised the Pulwama terror attack at the hearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice on Thursday to highlight Pakistan’s conduct in aiding and sponsoring terrorist activities from its soil.
Major fire at chemical warehouse kills 69 in Dhaka, says official Hindu
At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said on Thursday. Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with traffic, as the highly combustible stores of chemicals, body sprays and plastic granules erupted in flames.
16 US states sue Donald Trump over border wall emergency Hindustan Times
Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
Vijay Mallya files for permission to appeal against extradition order Pioneer
Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crores, has filed his application in the UK High Court, seeking permission to appeal against an extradition order signed by the British Home Secretary.
US experts suspect ISI role in Pulwama terrorist attack Indian Express
The involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious questions about the role of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, in it, American experts on South Asia have said.
U.S. asks Pakistan to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM Hindu
The U.S. on Friday asked Pakistan to freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets of the UNSC-designated terrorist networks and their leaders. It also said it fully supports actions to prevent the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed from conducting future attacks.
U.S.-China trade talks move to higher level as deadline looms Hindu
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was looking forward to trade talks with China on Thursday, as discussions in Beijing moved to a higher level in a push to de-escalate a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal.
US warns countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil Pioneer
America's tough-talking National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil, saying nations and firms that support the embattled President Nicolas Maduro's "theft" will "not be forgotten".
US lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid govt. shutdown Hindu
U.S. Congressional negotiators on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but Congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall.
China wants a deal with U.S. very badly: Donald Trump Hindu
Amid the ongoing Beijing visit of a high-powered U.S. delegation led by its Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hammer out a deal with the Chinese, President Donald Trump has said China wants a trade deal with the United States very badly.
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