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IRAQ Pope Francis made a whirlwind tour of Iraq, the first by a pope, and urged Iraqis to embrace diversity—from Najaf, where he held a historic meeting with powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to Nineveh, where he met Christian victims of the Islamic State group’s terror and fight for survival.

SWITZERLAND Swiss voters narrowly approved a measure to ban the wearing of burqas and niqabs, in addition to ski masks and bandannas worn by some protesters. The move will outlaw covering one’s face in public places. It could prompt greater marginalisation of Muslim women when they have reported growing hostility because of their clothing.

BANGLADESH A satellite TV station has hired the country’s first transgender news anchor, hoping to help change...

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SCO Summit: PM Modi Calls For Common Template Against Radicalisation

SCO Summit: PM Modi Calls For Common Template Against Radicalisation

Focusing on the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, PM Modi said the crisis in the war-ravaged country in wake of the recent developments reflected the challenges posed by extremism.

SCO Summit: EAM Jaishankar Discusses Afghan Crisis With Iran President, Russian Counterpart

SCO Summit: EAM Jaishankar Discusses Afghan Crisis With Iran President, Russian Counterpart

S Jaishankar met Russia's Sergey Lavrov with whom he held talks on contemporary issues, including Afghanistan. The EAM also shared his perspectives on global affairs with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Why Moratorium On AGR Dues And Other Reforms Are Too Little, Too Late For Telecom Sector

Why Moratorium On AGR Dues And Other Reforms Are Too Little, Too Late For Telecom Sector

The real trouble for the telecom operators began when the government decided to price the 3G spectrum at a very high rate which eventually gave it a windfall gain of Rs 67,719 crore.

J&K Asks Govt Employees To Submit Reports On Their Family And Associates

J&K Asks Govt Employees To Submit Reports On Their Family And Associates

Government employees in J&K have been warned of action in case they fail to submit detailed reports on their relatives, persons sharing residential space with 'hostile' links.

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