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Who Gets to Have a State?

By Graham E. Fuller The past two weeks have seen two referendums vote for national self-determination. The Iraqi Kurds voted for independence but the referendum was rejected by the central government in Baghdad. Then Catalans in Spain voted for their own independent state in a referendum similarly rejected by Madrid. …

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Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in an Indian accent. Xinhua published the clip on Wednesday which is from …

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China, India soldiers hurl stones at one another in Kashmir

Officials say Indian and Chinese soldiers hurled stones at one another during an altercation in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, escalating the tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere. Police and Indian army officials said Wednesday the Chinese soldiers hurled stones while attempting to …

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China warns India of its ‘resolve’ amid border standoff

China on Monday warned India not to “push your luck” by underestimating Beijing’s determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory, amid an ongoing standoff between the two neighbors over a contested region high in the Himalayas. Defense ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian reiterated China’s demand that Indian troops …

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China demands India leave Himalayan plateau in rising spat

China has insisted India withdraw its troops from a disputed Himalayan plateau before talks can take place to settle the most protracted standoff in recent years between the nuclear-armed neighbors, who fought a bloody frontier war 55 years ago. India must pull back its troops “as soon as possible” as …

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Exclusive: Trump eyes hardening line toward Pakistan after Afghan war review

President Donald Trump’s administration is exploring hardening its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, two U.S. officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading Pakistan’s …

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Kashmir Needs Political And Not Military Solution

The Levant News — Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General of ‘World Kashmir Awareness Forum’ voiced his continuing belief that the conflict over Kashmir cannot be resolved through military might. Kashmir is a political issue and has to be resolved through political means by involving all parties to the conflict …

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Universality of Human Rights: Myth or Reality

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai* — “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Article 5, Universal Declaration of Human Rights The statement of Mr. Ban Ki-moon – UN Secretary General deserves an appreciation who wants to console people by saying: “On Human …

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The Simla Agreement: Help or Hindrance

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai* — The mass uprising of the people of Kashmir against Indian military occupation has evoked two reactions from the Government of India. One is extreme repression and the second is the threat of war. On September 24, 2016, Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India …

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India cancels visa for Uyghur dissident Dolkun Isa

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, for The Economic Times — Days after giving permission to Dolkun Isa, chairman of the executive committee of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), to attend a conference of Chinese dissidents in Dharamsala, India has cancelled his visa amid the hype surrounding his maiden trip to the …

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Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

THE LEVANT NEWS —  by Ayesha Jalal, Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Mass.), $29.95. — Reviewed by Geoffrey Cook —   Madison (Wisc.)–With many contemporary books, I find myself merely skimming over the text.  (I think this comes from reading so much information over the …

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ISIS Wrath On India

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE — By Munib Shabir — ISIS is the most predominant jihadist group on the face of planet earth currently on the go in Iraq and Syria. This Jihadist group, like none other, has emerged to take over the whole world with bigger plans. The whole ISIS …

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President Obama Can Help Bring Peace in South Asia

The Levant Exclusive – By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai – “We should probably try to facilitate a better understanding between Pakistan and India and try to resolve the Kashmir crisis…” President Obama, October 30, 2008 Your planned visit to India has inspired hopes, in the hearts of Americans of Kashmiri …

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