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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

India, Iran, Russia look for new trade corridor

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India, Russia and Iran explore new route

India, Russia and Iran are meeting next month to work out the details of a massive project to open a new sea-land transport corridor that would be a cheaper

Horrid twist to Modi’s gift of cows to Rwanda

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Modi: gift of cows to Rwanda

First there is a picture. Then there is a narrative.

Sharia Courts in all districts is recipe for another Pakistan

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Regression in the name of Sharia

The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has plans to introduce Sharia Courts (Darul-Qaza) in all 640 districts of India.

ISIS isn’t only one, US too has lost Syrian War

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Assad and Putin: Winning against all odds

Washington has already lost the Syrian war once. Now it is about to lose it a second time.

The death of western democracy

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The common cry is in wilderness

Martin Schultz, President of the EU Parliament, puts it clearly: "It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate."

New Middle East: Exit US, Enter Russia

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Turkey out in open against US

Both Turkey and Israel have made overtures to Russia in recent weeks. It seems even allies can no longer trust US on Middle East. All the aces are in Russia’s hands. 

Brussels attack: Who will expose West’s role?

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A Brussels victim being helped: Pic courtesy New Statesman

The Brussels attack, horrific that it is, still sweeps under the carpet the role West has played in bringing terror on its door. Media, as ever, would like to keep the people dumb. 

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.

Saudis have set off a time bomb in India too

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The execution that has set off a time bomb

Saudi Arabia and its cohorts breaking off diplomatic ties with Iran is pure madness and has slid the Middle East closer to a devastating war.