India warns Pakistan of 'strong response' for Kashmir attack - Al Jazeera

Friday, February 15, 2019

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" to a car bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 42 troops, with New Delhi calling for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. "We will give a befitting reply," Modi said...

US experts suspect ISI role in Pulwama terrorist attack - Press Trust of India

Friday, February 15, 2019

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The involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Thursday's terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious questions about the role of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, in it, American experts on South Asia have said. The Pakistan-based JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack that left at least 37 personnel dead and...

India vows ‘heavy price’ after Kashmir attack kills dozens - AFP

Friday, February 15, 2019

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India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir. At least 41 paramilitary troops were killed on Thursday as explosives packed in a van ripped through a convoy bringing...

Car Bomber Kills 44 Police Troops In Indian-Controlled Kashmir - NPR

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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A convoy of buses carrying Indian policemen in Kashmir became a disfigured wreck of steel and bloodied body parts after a bomber rammed a car full of explosives into one of the vehicles on Thursday, killing at least 44 officers and injuring nearly 20 others, according to the latest count from Reuters and local newspapers. It is one of the deadliest attacks on...

Economy, Insecurity and Corruption Weigh on Nigerian Elections - Voice of America

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Nigerians go to the polls Saturday to choose a president and legislature for Africa’s most populous country, returning two weeks later to pick state governors and local representatives. Voters in the West African nation must decide whether to grant a second term to President Muhammadu Buhari. The 76-year-old former military leader won office in 2015 on...

Aid groups wait in the wings during Venezuela aid standoff - Devex

Friday, February 8, 2019

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Amid a standoff over aid delivery into Venezuela, humanitarian organizations are refraining from taking political positions that could jeopardize getting aid to the people who need it most. The Venezuelan military, acting under orders from President Nicolás Maduro, is currently blocking humanitarian assistance from entering the country via the Colombian border. But the U.S...

Preventing Violence in Ukraine Following Church Independence - Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Thursday, February 7, 2019

By: William B. Taylor

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In January, Ukraine’s Orthodox church won independence following 332 years of Russian control – a powerful blow to Russia’s ability to exert influence in Ukraine and across the Orthodox world. Ukrainian officials recognize that the Kremlin will respond, likely by provoking violence at Ukrainian churches. The Ukrainian government and the newly created...