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Considering the help provided to big foreign manufacturers in Morocco over the past few years, it would have taken a serious effort by them to fail. Renault, a French carmaker, for example, is thriving: of 2.8m cars it made globally last year, one in ten trundled out from its two shiny assembly plants in Tangier and Casablanca. 

 
 

Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari has just returned from his 3-day visit to Morocco from May 30t to June 1st, 2016. During his time here, Ansari met with Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, and a Chamber of Commerce and Industry was formed to facilitate bilateral trade. But why might India be interested in Morocco?

 

In his fourth visit to the Gulf starting today, the PM is expected to put in place an investment treaty to boost the country’s economy, and ink pact on sharing intelligence on terror financing amid rising fears of the ISIS

 

A TV advertisement showing a man's skin colour changing from black to white because of a detergent brand has led to a diplomatic row as outcries of racial discrimination forced China to rush to assure African countries of its friendship. 

 
 

The tragic murder of a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Masunda Kitada Oliver, on a street in Delhi by three Indian men is a reminder of a malaise in our national psyche — colour bias and racism. 

 
 

India is trying to douse the anger of African diplomats over frequent attacks on their nationals in what are perceived to be racially-motivated attacks, but there is a distinct need to stop such offences here. The reaction to the brutal murder of a Congolese national in New Delhi after just an argument has been so fierce in these days of Web connectivity and instant dissemination of news that houses of Indians in Congo have been set on fire.

 
 

Taking a united position on the issue of African nationals facing increasing racial attacks in India, the Group of African Heads of Mission here have decided to stay away from this year’s Africa Day celebrations in protest. The group met recently and decided to tell their home governments not to send new students to India unless and until their safety could be guaranteed.

 

The Turkish government fervently hopes the WHS, an initiative by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to address the sufferings of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the world, will be "the starting point" to evolve much-needed processes to find "durable and viable solutions" for such global problems. 

 
 

With 59 oil and gas companies in the US filing for bankruptcy and several others in the bankruptcy pipeline, it looks like Saudi Arabia is winning the oil war it declared on the US last year

 

Saturday’s unprecedented mass protest inside the highly fortified Green Zone in Baghdad is a harsh reminder of the deepening political crisis that has virtually paralysed the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. 

 
 


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In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
 
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Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
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Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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