MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR MOHAMAD SUBMITS RESIGNATION: STATEMENT

Mon 24 February 2020: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tendered his resignation to Malaysia’s king Monday while his political party quit the ruling alliance in a shocking political upheaval less than two years after his election victory. The prime minister’s office said in a brief statement that Mahathir submitted his resignation to the palace at 1 […]

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TAJ MAHAL BUT NO TRADE DEAL FOR TRUMP IN INDIA

Sat 22 February 2020: (AFP) US President Donald Trump will open the world’s biggest cricket stadium and watch the sun set at the famed Taj Mahal during a lightning visit to India starting Monday, but behind the spectacular optics he is expected to face a protectionist counter-punch on trade. Trump’s blossoming bromance with Prime Minister […]

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BANGLADESH FOR GREATER TRADE, INVESTMENT WITH TURKEY

Fri 21 February 2020: Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid called Thursday for greater trade and investment with Turkey to explore the potentials of the two countries in various sectors. “There is enormous scope for exploring the commerce and investment potentials between the two countries, but this is yet to reflect reality,” he said. Hamid made the […]

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1.4M people give up phones in Indian Kashmir

Tue 18 February 2020: Due to the internet shutdown and communications blockade, telecom companies have lost 1.4 million subscribers in Indian-administered Kashmir, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The data accessed by Anadolu Agency shows that through last November, the telecom sector recorded negative growth of 12.59% in the region, with 1.46 […]

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“ENHANCED DIALOGUE” BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN, U.N. CHIEF GUTERRES SAYS

Mon 17 February 2020: The United Nations urged India to fully respect human rights in the disputed Kashmir region and stressed a dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the decadeslong dispute. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres began a four-day visit to Islamabad on Sunday by underlining his fears about tensions between the South Asian nuclear-armed […]

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INDIA DENIES ENTRY TO UK LABOUR MP WHO CHAIRS GROUP ON KASHMIR

Mon 17 February 2020: Indian officials have denied entry to a British legislator who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the disputed region of Kashmir, after she landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour MP who was visiting family, was unable to clear customs on Monday after her valid Indian visa […]

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U.S. BANS SRI LANKAN ARMY CHIEF FROM ENTRY, CITING CIVIL WAR ABUSES

Fri 14 February 2020: (Reuters) – The United States barred Sri Lanka’s army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, from entering the country over accusations of human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009 during the country’s civil war, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “The allegations of gross human rights violations against […]

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