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Moscow, Islamabad to discuss Afghan peace process

Pakistan and Russia will hold high-level talks in Moscow this week on a negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan, an Islamabad-based newspaper reported on Monday.

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Hasan Rouhani to visit India, What is on agenda?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will undertake his maiden visit to India later this week that is expected to provide the two countries an opportunity to discuss latest developments in the region as well as economic cooperation, particularly on the Chabahar port. Pakistan’s continued support to terrorism against India and Afghanistan may also be raised by the Indian side during talks.

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A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest rive

When Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture one contentious issue will stand out: the completion of Africa’s largest dam.

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China church demolition sparks fears of campaign against Christians

A church in northern China was demolished this week, the second in less than a month, sparking fears of a wider campaign against Christians as authorities prepare to enforce new laws on religion.

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Iranian officials warn the US over any possible violation of the nuclear deal

As Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to meet his Russian and European counterparts this week to discuss the nuclear deal, Iranian officials warn about any possible violation of the deal by the other side. This comes at a time that the US is showing signs of willingness to further violate its commitments under the deal.

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Americans are warned skin could freeze in 30 minutes of exposure to record cold

Ashroud of bone-chilling arctic air covered the US East Coast and Midwest on Saturday night, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas earlier this week.

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, ice storms

A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least eight deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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UN condemns Yemen rebels’ missile attack on Saudi Arabia

The U.N. Security Council is condemning this week’s ballistic missile attack by Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen against Saudi Arabia’s capital “in the strongest possible terms.”

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Pakistan, Russia poised to sign $10b gas pipeline deals this week

Pakistan and Russia are set to ink agreements this week on laying an offshore gas pipeline and the North-South liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline – the two projects in which Moscow will pour an investment of over $10 billion, indicating a major shift in foreign policy of Islamabad.

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Iraq Begins To Rebuild Largest Refinery

Iraq began to rebuild its largest oil refinery this week, jumpstarting an effort to reconstruct the country after a three-year war with the terroristic Islamic State, an announcement from the oil ministry said.

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South Korea’s Moon, China’s Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

Reining in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row with China over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

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Erdogan, Saudi king talk Sochi summit, Syria on phone

Turkey’s president and the Saudi monarch spoke on the phone Saturday about this week’s Sochi summit, bilateral relations, and the Syria crisis, according to a Turkish presidential source.

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How Scotland is defying the Donald

We have seen some real messages of solidarity coming from the annual United Nations’ climate talks in Bonn this week, with delegations of senior US politicians and captains of industry defiantly declaring that much of America still supports the Paris Agreement.

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Quick signoff on TPP trade deal far from sure at Asia-Pacific meeting

Continuing disagreements over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal ditched by U.S. President Donald Trump mean 11 remaining members may not be ready to give it a wholehearted go-ahead at a summit this week, officials said on Wednesday.

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Brexit fog befuddles Bank of England on rate hike

When they meet this week, UK monetary policymakers must weigh higher inflation, unimpressive growth — and stalled EU negotiations.

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U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China

The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ trip to the Philippines this week couldn’t have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City – with a critical dose of help from the U.S. military.

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