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    Russia starts T-90 battle tank deliveries to Iraq

    Russia’s main battle tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has started delivering advanced T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad earlier this year.

    West Asia
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    The Pakistan Army and Iran: a new dawn or a messenger for the Saudis?

    Last week something quite remarkable happened with regards to Pakistan’s defence diplomacy –Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made an official trip to Iran.

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    'Saudis, Israel Working Together to Provoke War in Lebanon'

    Secret documents made public by Israeli TV Channel 10 indicate that this provocative war scenario was  coordinated by Saudi Arabia and Israel to instigate a new Middle East war.

    South Asia
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    Israel welcomes Saudi mufti's pro-Israel remarks, invites him to visit the country

    We congratulate Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, as well as the head of Ulema (Islamic scholars) for his fatwa forbidding the fight against the Jews and forbidding to kill them.

    West Asia
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    US nudging India, Pakistan to table

    The United States is quietly pushing Pakistan and India to re-engage as the Trump administration seeks to defuse tensions between the nuclear-tipped neighbours in order to have a more focused approach on the Afghan.

    South Asia
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    Indian commandos in Israel for ‘major’ military drill

    India is looking to boost its special forces’ capabilities, including cross-border counter-militancy operations, by participating for the first time in a major military drill with the air forces of Israel and eight other

    South Asia
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    Saudi Arabia orders citizens to leave Lebanon

    Saudi Arabia advised its nationals to leave Lebanon, further fueling fears of a heated confrontation with Iran in a country long known for being a battleground for proxy wars in the Middle East.

    West Asia
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    Lebanon believes Hariri is being held in Riyadh against his will

    Lebanon believes Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Saturday while in Saudi Arabia, is being held in Riyadh against his will, a top Lebanese government official said on Thursday.

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    Trump urges China's Xi to work 'hard' and fast on N. Korea

    Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work “hard” and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, during their meeting in Beijing on Thursday, warning that “time is quickly running out”.

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    Pakistan's Army chief in Iran for security talks

    Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Tehran at the head of a delegation of ranking military officials for talks with his Iranian counterpart and other officials.

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    War with India not an option, says Pakistan PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that war is not an option with India and that only talks can resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir.Addressing a conference on 'Future of Pakistan 2017.

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    China again blocks US move to ban Masood Azhar

    China on Thursday blocked a bid at the United Nations by the US, France and Britain to list Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group.

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    Iran leader wants Putin to ditch dollar to Isolate US

    During the meeting which lasted one hour, Iran’s Supreme leader told Vladimir Putin that Iran and Russia could neutralize US sanctions by ditching dollar in bilateral and multilateral

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    Russia's Putin arrives in Iran to discuss Syria, nuclear deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Wednesday designed to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United States as President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of a 2015.

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    In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

    India on Tuesday dispatched a C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft, along with a 45-member contingent, including Garud commandos, to Israel to take part in the top-notch multilateral 'Blue Flag-17' exercise from November.

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    As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a “world-class army” by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat -- for now.

    South Asia
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    Pak plans to build several new nuclear reactors, says official

    Pakistan plans to build at least three to four big reactors as it targets nuclear power capacity of 8,800 megawatts (MW) by 2030, the country’s atomic energy commission chairman said.

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    President Assad Will Outlast Trump Presidency: Envoy

    Trans Asia News spoke to Dr. Riad Abbas, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic to India on topics ranging from ongoing Astana negotiations to future American role and the reconstruction of the war ravaged country.

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    Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War

    A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week a leaked top secret NSA.

    West Asia
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    Food being used as weapon of war in Yemen: WFP

    "Yemen is on the brink of famine. Cholera is compounding a dramatic food crisis. Food is being used as a weapon of war," Elisabeth Rasmussen said at a conference on aid to Yemen

    West Asia
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    China to choke India water? mulls tunnel to divert river

    China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension between the two Asian neighbours.

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    Israeli and Palestinian ministers meet in Trump peace push

    Israel and Palestinian officials held a rare high-level meeting in Ramallah as the United States seeks to kickstart stalled peace efforts, officials said on Monday.

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    Iran Navy chief to US troops: Don't exceed your limits

    Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says arrogant powers will not dare to invade the Islamic Republic as long as the country enjoys a high deterrence power.

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    Military intervention in Qatar will cause regional chaos: Emir

    Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has warned that any military action against the Persian Gulf country will plunge the region into chaos as a diplomatic standoff continues between Doha.

    West Asia

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