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Zero tolerance policy on terrorism international obligation: India
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) In wake of the cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on the Uri army base in Jammu and Kashmir that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, India on Monday said that a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism is an international obligation.

Monday, September 19, 2016 9:52:03 PM

West Indies a force in limited overs even without top players: Holder
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The West Indies Test and One-Day skipper Jason Holder has said they remain a powerful force despite the absence of some top players heading into the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Monday, September 19, 2016 5:08:03 PM

Riyadh to establish company to upgrade capacity of holy sites
Riyadh, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has agreed to form a company to develop and increase the capacity of the holy sites in Makkah and Medina, local Al Eqtisadiya news website reported on Saturday.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:32:03 AM

India slams Pakistan's 'deep state' as both face off over Kashmir at UN
Geneva/New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India and Pakistan continued to trade diplomatic barbs over Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council, with Islamabad raising the issue of "unceasing oppression" even as New Delhi hit back, saying "Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is administered by a "deep state" and also raked up alleged human rights violations in Balochistan.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58:03 AM

WTO appeals court rejects India's solar domestic content stipulation
Geneva, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation appellate body has upheld an earlier ruling against India's domestic content requirements for manufacturing solar cells and modules, the WTO said on Friday.

Friday, September 16, 2016 11:58:03 PM

Windies skipper Brathwaite wants quick adjustment to Dubai conditions
Dubai, Sep 16 (IANS) West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite has urged his players to adapt quickly to the hot and dry conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ahead of their three-match Twenty20 International series against Pakistan.

Friday, September 16, 2016 3:10:04 PM

Saudi Arabia announces success of Haj season
Riyadh, Sep 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the success of the current Haj season with the departure of pilgrims after performing related rituals.

Friday, September 16, 2016 5:24:03 AM

British envoy to Saudi Arabia converts to Islam, performs Haj
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) Simon Collis, Britain's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has performed Haj after recently converting to Islam, it was reported on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:14:04 AM

India rakes up Balochistan in diplomatic slugfest with Pakistan over Kashmir
Geneva/New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India and Pakistan faced off strongly on Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council, with Islamabad alleging "atrocities" on civilians even as New Delhi hit back, accusing the neighbour of using terrorism as a state policy and of "widespread human rights violations" there, especially Balochistan.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:36:04 PM

UN rights chief flags Kashmir issue, India makes strong rebuttal (Roundup)
Geneva/New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) As the Valley unrest neared 70 days, the UN Human Rights chief said that an international probe was "needed crucially" in Kashmir, even as India hit back saying the violence was "choreographed from across the border". India also questioned the reference to Indian and Pakistan-administered areas, stating that the entire Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:06:04 PM

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