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Pakistani PM Khan decries "arrogant" India for cancelling talks

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ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labelled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

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Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China 24 Sep 2018

MALE The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration.

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Among leaders making U.N. debut: a new mother with baby in tow 24 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS At the United Nations this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has to contend with some daunting challenges - her debut before world leaders and the sleep schedule of her 3-month-old baby.

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Pakistani PM Khan decries "arrogant" India for cancelling talks 22 Sep 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labelled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

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India's Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal 22 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI/PARIS Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.

China drafts new nuclear energy law, focus on international market 22 Sep 2018

SHANGHAI China will provide more support for its nuclear firms to go overseas and strengthen their position on the international market, according to new draft legislation submitted to the industry for consultation on Friday.

Malaysia's Axiata in talks for $900 million worth of acquisitions 22 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian telecoms firm Axiata Group Bhd's tower unit is working on acquisition deals amounting to more than $900 million, which it aims to complete in the next 12 months, the company's chief executive officer said.

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India calls off planned meeting with Pakistan's foreign minister 21 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI India called off on Friday a planned meeting of its foreign minister with her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly later this month.

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Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to join China's Belt and Road corridor 20 Sep 2018

ISLAMABAD Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to become the third partner in the Beijing-funded Belt and Road corridor of major infrastructure projects inside Pakistan, Pakistan's information minister said on Thursday.

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Millions of Shi'ites express suffering in Ashura ritual in Iraq 20 Sep 2018

KERBALA, Iraq Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.