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Chinese Foreign Minister: We Hope to See Belt and Road Projects in America

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi previewed the third annual Belt and Road Forum by defending China’s infrastructure plan as a constructive program, rather than the string of debt traps depicted in U.S. criticism. He prodded the U.S. to stop interfering with Belt and Road by persuading prospective members to back away from the project.

China urges India, Pakistan against 'expansion' of tensions

India: Video Surfaces Claiming to Show Soldier ‘Manhandling’ Anti-Modi Voter

A video disseminated this week by the former chief minister of the disputed New Delhi-administered Kashmir region purportedly shows an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) commander manhandling a local man for refusing to cast a vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Indian election parties hit by TV and funding clampdown

India-Pakistan Tensions: Deadly Clashes in Kashmir, Warplane Confrontations

Tensions between nuclear-armed regional foes New Delhi and Islamabad have intensified in recent days, triggering more deadly clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and prompting the Indian Air Force to scramble its warplanes to tackle four jets flown by Pakistan near their mutual border.

Kashmiri villagers inspect a damaged house after a gun battle in Hajin village, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, March 22, 2019. Indian security forces killed five militants and an 11-year-old hostage in three separate clashes in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, police and the army said Friday. (AP …

UK: MPs Debate Raising Marriage Age to 18 to Tackle Forced Marriages

MPs are debating whether to raise the legal age of marriage in the United Kingdom in order to try and tackle the problem of forced marriages. The current legal age of marriage is 18 but 16- and 17-year-olds can get married with their parents’ permission.

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Taliban ‘Wipes Out’ Scores of Afghan Forces in Opium-Rich Helmand Bastion

Taliban narco-jihadis killed at least 68 members of the U.S.-backed Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and injured 38 others in fierce clashes over the weekend in the terrorist group’s opium-rich stronghold of Helmand, Afghanistan’s largest province located along the Pakistani border.

Rudy Ayala (R) Law Enforcement Professional embeded with the Marine corps questions opium poppy farmer Abdul Manan (L) and his two sons, Hastihan (2nd R) and Muhammad Bayan (2nd L) at Maranjan village in Helmand province on April 25, 2011 as US Marines from Border Adviser Team (BAT) and Explosive …

India Vows Further Action Against Pakistan for Kashmir Attack

A top Indian official on Tuesday suggested New Delhi is planning to take more military action against Pakistan in retaliation for the terrorist attack in the disputed region of Kashmir controlled by India that triggered reciprocal air operations by the two nuclear-armed neighbors earlier this year and prompted concerns of another war between the two rivals.

Kashmir 'fake news' barrage raises fears for India elections

Report: India Blasts Pakistan’s Crackdown on Extremists as ‘Inadequate’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is expected to tell Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat during his visit to New Delhi on Monday that the recent crackdown by the Sunni kingdom’s ally Pakistan against its domestic Islamic extremists remains “inadequate,” the Economic Times (ET) reports.

Gloves off: who to watch in India's rough-and-tumble election

China Claims Credit for Helping Defuse India-Pakistan Tensions

China argued on Friday that it played a “constructive role” in de-escalating simmering tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan that last week triggered concerns of another war between the two neighbors over the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir, home to competing territorial claims by Beijing, Islamabad, and New Delhi.

Modi and Imran bask after 'good' Kashmir crisis

Top U.S. Gen. Confirms Pakistan Taking Action Against Jihadi Havens

Pakistan is beginning to combat terrorist havens on its soil after years of refusing to do so, a top U.S. commander told lawmakers on Thursday as Islamabad intensified its efforts against banned domestic Islamic extremist groups, seizing 182 religious schools and arresting more than 100 suspected terrorists.

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Pakistan Begins Promised Crackdown on Militants, India Skeptical

The government of Pakistan announced on Tuesday it has commenced a promised crackdown on Islamist militants, detaining dozens of suspects – including members of the group that attacked an Indian convoy last month – and implementing policies that should make it easier to seize the assets of banned organizations. Indian officials expressed skepticism that this crackdown will be more effective than any of Pakistan’s previous efforts to control terrorism after intense international pressure.

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Caroline Glick: Time to walk away from Afghanistan

If nothing else comes of it, the latest round of Pakistani aggression against India served as yet another signal to the U.S. that the time has come to cut its losses and walk away from Afghanistan.

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