International Relations

Leaders fail to agree on Idlib truce

Putin, Rouhani, Erdoğan agree to eliminate IS, Nusra and other terrorist groups in Syria The Presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian government offensive in rebel-held Idlib province which the UN fears could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving …

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COMCASA to help keep a watch over Indian Ocean

To unleash full potential of various military platforms The foundational agreement Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) which India concluded with the U.S. at the 2+2 dialogue will enable Indian military to get a better picture of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) which is seeing increasing Chinese movements, officials said. …

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U.S.-Canada trade talks enter final day

Canada’s Foreign Minister said on Friday that an agreement had yet to be reached with the U.S. on salvaging the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “We are not there yet,” Chrystia Freeland told reporters during a break in a fourth and final day of negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative …

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Root out terror: BIMSTEC

The regional grouping’s Kathmandu Declaration focusses on backing of terror by state and non-state actors, apart from connectivity among the member nations Describing terrorism as a “great threat” to international peace and security, India and six other BIMSTEC nations on Friday called for identifying and holding accountable states and non-state …

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Opium Smuggling.

Inspector Nicholas of D II Police station [in Madras] charged one Subbaraya Nathan, a hackney carriage driver, Syyed Omar, piece goods merchant, Esplanade, and Hassan for being in possession of and transporting 6 visses and 3 ½ palams of opium valued at Rs. 900 on the night of the 17th …

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2+2 talks to focus on China

The first U.S.-India 2+2 dialogue next week in New Delhi will discuss regional and strategic issues of Asia and “will also have some real outcomes”, said a senior official of the Donald Trump administration. “China and how to respond to it will be front and centre” of the dialogue, said …

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