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Russia brings Taliban on table as India observes

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Taliban breakthrough in Moscow

Russia secured a huge diplomatic victory when it got Taliban to turn up at a meeting on Afghanistan, attended by no less than a dozen countries, in Moscow la

Hindus killed in Afghanistan: Try telling it to Indian Express

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Hindus killed in Afghanistan; but not for Indian Express

Jalalabad in Afghanistan suffered a horrific bomb attack on Sunday. Out of the 19 killed, 17 were Sikhs and Hindus.

Congress and its’ Soz and Karra; and why India is worried

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Congress supremos with Karra (left) and Soz

Saifuddin Soz is no ordinary Congress leader.

Modi and calculus behind “no” on Jerusalem

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Modi and Netanyahu: Not seeing eye to eye

There’s been a disquiet in India’s public space over Modi government’s rejection of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s C

Chabahar is a real deal for India

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Modi, Rouhani and Ashraf Ghani shaking hands after Chabahar deal

For its commercial and political implications, the Chabahar Port deal with Iran marks the finest achievement yet of Narendra Modi’s global engagements.

Palmyra: So Mr Obama, who was helping ISIS?

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Palymra: And they said Russia helped ISIS

The Palmyra victory was the biggest defeat yet of the Islamic State. It poses a problem for the Obama administration

Russia’s withdrawal is just a time-out

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Russia’s pull-out was always on cards

American presstitutes, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, expressed surprise at Russia's support for the Syrian ceasefire, which Russia

Syrian War: None of us are safe now

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Syrian War: The end of the world is nigh near as US-Russia stare each other down

In a two-part series from two different distinguished voices, we bring you Syrian War rushing towards a climax which could be World War III or humanity going up in smoke. We scarily await our fate.

Wonder why US doesn’t win any war

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Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: if you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.

The future headlines which await you!

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One of the charms of the future is its powerful element of unpredictability, its ability to ambush us in lovely ways or bite us unexpectedly in the ass.