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Sharif writes to Modi, says 'much satisfied' with meeting

Sharif writes to Modi, says 'much satisfied' with meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit a home run by inviting Saarc leaders for his swearing-in and if more evidence were required to prove it, it has come from none other than Modi's Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Setting aside speculation in Pakistan that he wasn't entirely pleased with his India visit, Sharif has written...

Bangladesh should take a stand on Crimea

BANGLADESH'S rationale for abstaining from voting in the March 27 UN General Assembly resolution against “any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol” is that Bangladesh does not like country-specific resolutions. That begs the question: if a UN resolution called for Israel to withdraw from the territories it occupied in the 1967 war, would Bangladesh abstain because the resolution is country-specific? The Soviet Union played a pivotal role in the creation of...

UN declares Crimea vote illegal

UN declares Crimea vote illegal

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution describing the Moscow-backed referendum that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea as illegal. It comes after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to a loan deal with Ukraine worth $14-18bn. The US Congress also passed legislation on Thursday backing a $1bn loan guarantee for Ukraine. Tensions are high...

Ukraine predicts 'yes' vote in UN on its unity

Ukraine predicts 'yes' vote in UN on its unity

Ukraine is predicting that the UN General Assembly will adopt a resolution Thursday reaffirming the country's territorial integrity and calling the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of its Crimean Peninsula illegal. Ukraine's UN Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press that the resolution has "several dozen" co-sponsors and...

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