Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Nepal recently, where China’s influence has grown rapidly, prompting Washington to push back – but is it ‘too little, too late’?
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Daesh militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw US troops.
The former Israeli prime minister believes that a government without Benjamin Netanyahu will be less provocative and an ‘improvement’ for Palestinian-Israeli relations. He also thinks leaving the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
Residents appear relieved after facing difficulties during the long communications embargo, but the disputed region continues to simmer with anger after India abrogated its limited autonomy on August 5.
"You have to eliminate the social dynamics underlying radicalisation. Turkey's secure regional plan is for exactly this goal," says Fahrettin Altun, the communications director for Turkish Presidency.
Altaf Hussain, the former leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement which once ruled Karachi, faces up to seven years imprisonment for the speech which was "likely to be understood" as encouraging supporters to acts of terrorism.
Chinese President Xi Jinping tells visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation [in disputed Kashmir] was clear, official Xinhua news agency reported.
A window for rapprochement in the Gulf could be in the offing as the US tones down its rhetoric on Iran pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to take a step back.
Russia's Vladimir Putin may seize an opening in the Gulf to exert his influence as regional and global alliances fray around the edges.
The Saudi-Iran feud risks spilling over into Afghanistan as both countries push for greater influence with competing groups in the war-torn country.
Mobile and internet services have been disconnected in India-administered Kashmir since August 5 when New Delhi stripped the region of its semi-autonomous powers and deployed tens of thousands of extra troops to enforce an unprecedented crackdown.
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