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Day: September 19, 2019

Kashmir conflict could snowball into nuclear war
Asia, Featured

Kashmir conflict could snowball into nuclear war

    A member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's cabinet has warned that, if left unchecked by the international community, the fallout of India's controversial move in Kashmir could lead to a nuclear conflict between the two longtime rivals. Speaking to Newsweek, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, who serves as Khan's special assistant for overseas Pakistanis and human resource development, discussed the Pakistani leader's upcoming visit to New York as part of the United Nations General Assembly. Bukhari said Khan's trip would be "very Kashmir-centric," revolving around India's decision last month to consolidate control over its share of the disputed border territory and the ongoing human rights concerns that have since emerged there. Kashmir has been the subject of three out o...
Britain reveals plan to break Brexit deal deadlock
Featured, United Kingdom

Britain reveals plan to break Brexit deal deadlock

    Britain has submitted some written documents to the EU to try and break the Brexit deadlock. A UK government spokesperson confirmed the "confidential technical non-papers which reflect the ideas the UK has been putting forward" were shared with Brussels. They added: "We will table formal written solutions when we are ready, not according to an artificial deadline, and when the EU is clear that it will engage constructively on them as a replacement for the backstop." It is understood the non-papers, which mean informal proposals used to inform discussions, focus on customs and manufactured goods. Technical discussions will now take place between Britain and the EU, with talks between Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier to ...