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India to review MFN status to Pakistan

Pointing out that bilateral trade between the neighbours is "quite low", industry bodies said India's move to grant the status to Pakistan had not made much of a difference as it was not reciprocated. It was also decided that there would be no meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission, till Pakistan stopped sponsoring terrorism against India .



India suspends Indus Water Commission talks to mount pressure on Pakistan

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said last week that there were differences between India and Pakistan on implementing the Indus Waters Treaty . Meanwhile, terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent speech attacking Pakistan as a violation of the United Nations norms on non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, Pakistan's top diplomat said such "irresponsible" behaviour at the highest level was regrettable.



Sushma Swaraj addresses UN General Assembly in NY

Sushma Swaraj in her address on Monday told the General Assembly that Pakistan "harbours terrorism" and it should be "isolated" from the entire world. The US has asked Pakistan to close all terrorist safe havens and target all militant groups, including those that target neighbouring countries, after India made a strong pitch at the UN for isolating nations who nurture, paddle and export terror.



Oil prices slip on profit-taking as investors eye US stockpile data

Iran played down hopes Tuesday that a deal to limit oil production will emerge this week in a meeting in Algeria, prompting big falls in oil prices. Analysts said the world's number one crude exporter Saudi Arabia and top producer Russian Federation seem amicable to a freeze but Iran, whose production has stagnated at 3.6-million-barrels per day (bpd), wants to ramp up to at 4 million bpd first.


Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

Meaning this vote will be a good indicator to see if the Colombians agree with President Juan Manuel Santos' Peace attempt and trust las FARC's intentions of putting an end to the war. The domestic opposition contrasts with widespread acclaim overseas for the accord. The European Union announced it has suspended its sanctions against Farc, which has been on the bloc's "terrorist list" since 2002.


Lawmakers vow to override Obama's veto of September 11 bill

Lawmakers vow to override Obama's veto of September 11 bill

The White House also says, as CNN reports , that it "could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries". Though the concept of sovereign immunity generally shields governments from lawsuits, the bill creates an exception that allows foreign governments to be held responsible if they support a terrorist attack that kills United States citizens on American soil.