Pakistan Denounces BRICS Condemnation of Islamabad-Linked Terror Groups

Pakistan has rebuked a declaration by the BRICS nations, supported the Muslim-majority country’s ally China, that denounces Islamabad-affiliated terrorist groups as a threat, bringing the alliance of deveoloping countries closer in line with positions of the United States and its allies.

Afghan Border Police personnel keep watch during an ongoing battle between Pakistani and Afghan Border forces near the Durand line at Spin Boldak, in southern Kandahar province on May 5, 2017. Pakistani and Afghan officials have accused each other of killing civilians after gunfire erupted near a major border crossing …

BRICS Coalition Condemns Pakistan-Based Terror Groups for First Time

The BRICS coalition of nations has officially denounced various Islamic terrorist groups affiliated with Pakistan without naming the country, marking a significant victory for India while hinting that China might be changing its position towards its ally Islamabad.

Indian activists carry placards of the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar during a protest against the attack on the air force base in Pathankot, in Mumbai on January 4, 2016. Indian troops backed by helicopters searched an air force base January 4, after a weekend of fierce fighting with …

China and Russia Scramble to Deal with North Korea

China’s state-run Xinhua news service reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the BRICS economic summit on Sunday and “agreed to appropriately deal with the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” For the moment, the nature of that appropriate response can only be left to the imagination.

The BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- gathered in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen hoping to counter accusations the grouping was becoming irrelevant