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Tillerson’s Myanmar visit shows Trump’s renewed interest in South-East Asia

As part of his six-nation trip to Asia, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit Myanmar on November 15. The main focus of Tillerson’s meeting with senior government leaders will be on issues concerning the Rohingya crisis.

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Trump Afghan strategy is as if Masood rules from his grave

There are six encouraging and bold pillars in the new US strategy on Afghanistan as outlined by President Donald Trump.

Trump and Afghan Labyrinth

Come October, America’s crude war of revenge on Afghanistan will enter its seventeenth year.

Saudi-Iranian détente?

It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough talk on Iranian-sponsored terrorism.

Afghan imbroglio

So there we have it. The Saudi kettle is guilty of calling the Qatari pot black. Meaning that revelations over the weekend have confirmed that both Riyadh and the UAE had courted the Afghan Taliban, offering to host their embassy before the latter set up shop in Doha. The Kingdom’s endeavours are put at 2006-2008.

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Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.

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India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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