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In a major diplomatic initiative, India Sunday flagged off its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan to be transhipped through Iran's Chabahar port, bypassing Pakistan.

 

India's N Korea ties could be “conduit for communications”: Tillerson India's diplomatic relations with North Korea could have “value as a conduit for communications,” United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Geneva on Thursday.

 

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said her government has begun to work on taking back those who crossed over to Bangladesh from Rakhine state to escape a military crackdown.

 

Keeping the heat on Pakistan and with an eye on a rapidly-rising China, India and the US said that Islamabad should immediately take steps to finish the terror organisations and terrorist safe havens on its soil and also agreed to work together for security in the Indo-Pacific region.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday pledged to end terrorism, saying "closure of state-sponsored safe sanctuaries" for terrorists was essential for lasting peace in the region.

 

A top Chinese Army official on Sunday said negotiations with the Indian Army paved the way for the resolution of the Doklam stand-off on the India-China border.

 

India has said that Myanmar should take back the hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh following a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

 

Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days, UNICEF said.

 

 

Nearly 58 per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.

 

A Pakistani Taliban group on Thursday confirmed that its leader Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghan side of the border.

 


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