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Karzai boycotts US-backed talks with Taliban

Karzai boycotts US-backed talks with Taliban
A furious Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspended negotiation with Washington on Wednesday over a bilateral security agreement, angered by the perceived betrayal of Kabul by the Americans, who in turn appeared to have been suckered by Taliban. FULL STORY

US not to rush to war in Syria: White House

US not to rush to war in Syria: White House
Washington: The US will not rush to war in Syria as it did in the past in the region, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said on Sunday. "We have to be very discerning about what's in our interest and what outcome is best for us and the prices we're willing to pay to get to that place," reported Xinhua citing McDonough during a programme. FULL STORY

Azam Khan asks Centre to restore Haj quota

Azam Khan asks Centre to restore Haj quota
Terming the reduction of quota for haj pilgrimage by Saudi Arabia as unfortunate, Minister for Minority Welfare Azam Khan has urged the Indian government to intervene for reinstating the original quota. Azam is also chairman of the state haj committee. FULL STORY
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