Pakistan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 13:14

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - ​Prime Minister Imran Khan and the military leadership have been expressing a desire for improved relations with India. But India is unlikely to respond anytime soon. And the reasons go beyond its upcoming elections. 

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Politics, Regional
Pakistan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 13:01

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - ​The fact remains that until Delhi backs down from its militarised approach to the Kashmir issue, the violence will continue.

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Politics, Regional
Pakistan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 12:55

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - It isn’t often that Imran Khan’s ruling PTI and the PPP agree on anything. But they are on the same page when it comes to resisting the privatisation of loss-making white elephants that are sucking up state resources at a furious rate.

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Politics, Economy
Pakistan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 12:51

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - ​Only a month and a half into 2019, we have seen heightened action against Pakistani citizens whose opinions, words or peaceful protests were deemed unacceptable by the state, in clear violation of the norms of a functioning democracy with a Constitution that guarantees fundamental rights.

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Politics, Culture
Pakistan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 12:30

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - ​While the security state is geared up to guard against what it perceives as an array of ‘fifth columnists’ whether in media or politics or among the ranks of rights activists, one hopes the guardians are not dropping their guard where far more dangerous external machinations in the region are concerned.

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Politics, Regional
Japan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 12:05

AKITA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Local residents divided into north and south teams fiercely battle during an annual Takeuchi (bamboo hitting) event held Friday night in front of Akita Suwagu shrine in Misato, Akita Prefecture.

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Culture
Japan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 11:47

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - East Japan Railway Co. will start selling a new kind of Suica prepaid e-money card for foreign visitors to Japan from Sept. 1, the company announced on Friday.

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Business
Japan
| 17 Feb 2019 | 11:39

NAKA, Tokushima (The Japan News/ANN) - In a quiet mountainous area where rushing creeks and chirping birds used to provide the only usual sounds, there is now a mechanical buzz in the air.

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General
Europe
| 16 Feb 2019 | 15:49

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Brexit and  US-China trade negotiations are in the pipeline and both negotiations will have profound implications for years to come.

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Politics, Business, Finance
India
| 16 Feb 2019 | 15:35

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Crafting that caption might appear inappropriate on Valentine’s Day, but since it refers to the curtain coming down on the 16th Lok Sabha its accuracy can hardly be questioned. 

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Politics