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  • China names areas in region disputed with India to assert claims

    China has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in a region disputed with India, in what China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday was an assertion of sovereignty...

    China was upset when exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom it considers a dangerous separatist, visited the contested stretch of land on the India-China border this month...

  • China opposes India hosting Dalai Lama in disputed border region

    China on Friday said it opposes plans by Indian government officials to host Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China...

    China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as “South Tibet”, and has denounced foreign and even Indian leaders' visits to the region as attempts to bolster New Delhi's territorial claims...

  • UN resolutions term Kashmir 'disputed': Pakistan tells India

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Tuesday firmly rejected an Indian claim to Kashmir as an “integral part” of India, saying it was an internationally-recognised disputed territory...

    Diyar Khan, a minister at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, told the UN General Assembly's Third Committee meeting that legal and factual background of Jammu & Kashmir dispute is quite clear and Indian efforts to mislead or confuse the international...

  • China warns India against letting Dalai Lama visit disputed area

    NEW DELHI: A string of vaguely related events have strained India-China ties of late and on Friday, in unusually sharp words, Beijing warned New Delhi against a planned visit by the Dalai Lama to a disputed border state, saying it could impair peace and stability in the Himalayan region...

    He was replying to a question about reports that India had granted permission to the religious leader to visit Arunachal Pradesh at the invitation...

  • India to host Dalai Lama in disputed territory, defying China

    Indian federal government representatives will meet the Dalai Lama when he visits a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China, officials said, despite a warning from Beijing that it would damage ties...

    India says the Tibetan spiritual leader will make a religious trip to Arunachal Pradesh next month, and as a secular democracy it would not stop him from travelling to any part of the country...

  • Pakistan will not tolerate India's 'hegemony' in region, says Sartaj Aziz

    Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that India's attitude "that it will not have a dialogue with Pakistan" is unreasonable, and that "Pakistan will not compromise itself to establish peace with India"...

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to establish himself as a "hegemonic power" in the region and his entire election campaign was built around an "anti-Pakistan sentiment", Aziz said while talking to...

  • CPEC passes through disputed territory: US

    WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India claim aimed at thwarting the development plan...

    The $56 billion CPEC passes through Pakis­t­an’s northern areas, which India claims is part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory...

  • People of ‘disputed’ villages to boycott LG polls

    CHARSADDA: People of ‘disputed’ villages in Shabqadar decided here on Tuesday to boycott the forthcoming local government election scheduled to be held on May 30 if their demands were not met...

    The elders of 25 disputed villages, located on the border of Charsadda district and Mohmand tribal region, held a jirga at Shno Ghundai village, which was attended by a large number of residents...

  • 15 injured in clash over disputed land

    SUKKUR: Fifteen people, including three women, were injured in a clash between two groups belonging to the Gujrani community over the ownership of a piece of land in Khan Mohammed Gujrani village of Tangwani town in Kandhkot-Kashmore district on Friday...

    The rival groups attacked each other with clubs, hatchets and bricks
  • Disputed penalty on LNG terminal goes to arbitration

    LAHORE: The Ministry of Law and Justice has appointed arbitrators to resolve the issue of $30 million penalty imposed on the Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGPC) by Pakistan LNG Terminal Limited (PLTL) for allegedly delaying completion of the country’s second LNG terminal at Port Qasim...

    He further claimed that the FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit), which has been hired by the PGPC to store and regasify the LNG,...

  • Iraqi army retakes almost all disputed areas from Kurds

    BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces said on Wednesday they had retaken almost all the areas disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region following a sweeping advance into oil-rich Kirkuk province in response to an independence vote...

    It also dealt a severe blow to the autonomous region’s finances, which had relied heavily on revenues from exports of Kirkuk oil...

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