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India poised to be more open, less protectionist Jaitley

LondonNew Delhi, Feb 25 Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India aspires to be a more open economy and stay away from protectionism.

UK Labour Party to extend support for Sri Lankan Tamils

Colombo, Feb 25 Britains Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Sri Lankan Tamils at a Parliamentary event next week, a media report said on Saturday.

Saudi foreign minister in Baghdad on official visit

Baghdad, Feb 25 Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister on Saturday arrived in Baghdad on an official visit, a first since 2003, Iraqi authorities said.

10-nation ECO summit to focus on connectivity Aziz

Islamabad, Feb 25 The 13th edition of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit, an inter-governmental regional grouping of 10 countries to be held in Islamabad on March 1, will focus on regional connectivity, Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday.

Protests in Pakistan village after Indian border guards kill mentally-ill woman

Islamabad, Feb 25 Protests erupted in a Pakistani village along the border with India after Indian border forces shot dead a mentally-ill woman who had crossed over, the media reported.

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico City, Feb 25 Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.

Indian embassy in US providing all help to family of slain engineer

Washington, Feb 25 The Indian embassy in Washington said it is closely monitoring the tragic shooting incident in Kansas and providing all help and assistance to the family of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime.

Kabul hopes for partial reopening of border

Kabul, Feb 25 Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal expressed hope that border points between Pakistan and Afghanistan will partially reopen on Saturday.

Press US for action in Indian engineer’s killing Yechury

New Delhi, Feb 25 Deploring the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday called for pressurising the Donald Trump administration for quick action.

Pakistan President asks India to resolve Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Feb 25 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has asked India to resolve the Kashmir issue by bowing before the sentiments of Kashmiri people.

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