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    Raheel Sharif not leading any army in Saudi Arabia:Pak

    While answering questions of lawmakers in the Senate on Tuesday on allowing ex-army chief general (retd) Raheel Sharif to head the Saudi-based alliance of Islamic countries, Adviser to Pak Prime Minister.

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    Why Modi’s Israel visit really matters

    According to Forbes magazine, the state visit was rightly hailed a resounding success by both sides, with India and Israel formalising the multidimensional strategic partnership the two countries have embarked.

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    Iran’s outreach to Iran-i-Saghir

    When the then foreign minister Inder Kumar Gujral was about to undertake an official visit to Iran in 1991, Iranian government conveyed to New Delhi that the minister was not welcome in Tehran.

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    Chinese Media Warn India of All Out War from Kashmir to Sikkim

    In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media said that China can go on an “all out” confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) that spreads from Ladakh to Kashmir.

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    Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia his office announced Tuesday.Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour.

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    'China doesn't fear war with India'

    China is battle ready and not afraid to go to war with India in an "all-out confrontation" along the entire disputed border, a Chinese daily warned on Tuesday.

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    Iran warn US of 'big risk' if it blacklist IRGC

    A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organization and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces.

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    Kazakhstan, China ink $160 million in agricultural agreements

    Kazakhstan and China signed $160 million in agreements July 11 during the Kazakh-Chinese Agriculture Investment Forum held as part of a two-day visit to the capital by Chinese Minister of Agriculture.

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    Salahuddin, Modi and the declining US image

    On June 26, a US State Department notification declared Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Muhammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, a “specially designated global terrorist”.

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    India Will Face ‘Embarrassment’ if Troops Not Withdrawn: Xinhua

    Firing a fresh salvo against India over the ongoing standoff at the Sikkim border, China on Saturday said there is ‘no room’ for negotiations and the only solution is the withdrawal of Indian troops.

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    China holds military drill near Indian border

    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has held “live-fire drills” in Tibet, close to the India’s border in Arunachal, to practice quick movement of troops and destroy enemy aircraft, the state media has said.

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    'UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar sites that led to diplomatic crisis'

    The United Arab Emirates had arranged for the hacking of Qatari government’s social media and news sites in May that led to the diplomatic standoff, The Washington Post reported on Sunday quoting unidentified.

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    ‘150 Saudi officers helped Daesh in Mosul battle’

    Saudi Arabia had dispatched more than 100 intelligence officers to Mosul to join the Takfiri Daesh militants and direct them in battles against Iraqi government forces and allied fighters from Popular.

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    India rejects China's offer on Kashmir, says ready for dialogue with Pak

    In what could be seen as a virtual snub to China for offering to mediate in the long-pending India-Pakistan issue, including Kashmir, the Modi government said on Thursday its stand of bilaterally resolving

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    'India developing nuclear arsenal with focus on China'

    Two top American nuclear experts have said that India's nuclear strategy is experiencing a shift as it is now modernising its nuclear arsenal with a focus on China rather than its traditional rival Pakistan.

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    US talks with Saudi, allies end without fixing Qatar rift

    Talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and several Persian Gulf Arab states aimed at ending a rift with Qatar have come to an end without any breakthrough.

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    Iran and Oman to strengthen ties amid Gulf crisis

    Iran and Oman will work to boost their ties, the Islamic republic’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, as a diplomatic crisis persists in the Gulf.

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    China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

    Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility.

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    US, Qatar sign agreement on fighting terrorism

    The United States and Qatar have signed an agreement aimed at shoring up the Gulf nation's counterterrorism efforts.The memorandum of understanding was signed Tuesday during a visit to the energy-rich country by U.S.

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    Saudis use 2013 'secret accord' to pile pressure on Qatar

    A Saudi Arabian-led quartet of Arab states is seeking to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of previously secret accords between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar .

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    British court rejects bid to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    London’s High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain’s multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international.

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    India holds naval drills with US, Japan to counter China

    India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

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    A Strategic Partnership and its Burdens

    The joint statement released after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel has a resonant declaration in its very first paragraph : “The  historic first ever visit by an Indian Prime  Minister to Israel.

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    Chinese expert warns of troops entering Kashmir

    A Chinese expert has argued that his country's troops would be entitled to enter the Indian side of Kashmir by extending the logic that has permitted Indian troops to enter an area which is disputed by China and Bhutan.

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