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USA’s House of Representatives passed the bill against Uighur camps in China

USA’s lower House of the Parliament, the House of Representatives, passed the Uighur Act of 2019. It is considered as a stronger version of the bill passed earlier in September in the upper house, Senate. The act urges the US president to take a stand against the ‘re-education camps’ established by Chinese state in western ..

BIMSTEC Leaders invited to PM Modi Swearing-In

Prime Minister Modi has invited leaders of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries along with those from the Kyrgyz Republic and Mauritius for his swearing-in ceremony to be held on May 30. The Swearing ceremony for the first tenure saw the participation of SAARC leaders including Pakistan. Significance of ..

India: Import of Crude from Iran and Chabahar Port Development

The sanctions waiver from the US has curtailed the Indian crude imports from Iran. But the fact that Iran was an important supplier of crude to India cannot be sidelined because: Iran is India’s third-largest oil supplier behind Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Iran was the second largest after Saudi Arabia until 2010-11. But the sanctions ..

Ashgabat Agreement

Ashgabat Agreement aims at establishment of International Transport and Transit Corridor between the Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It was signed in April 2011 and is named after  capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat. It establishes international transport and transit corridor between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf countries. Pakistan is also its member since October 2016. ..