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  • Dy CM meets heads of various policy & business departments of NABARD
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US willing to talk to Russia for protecting Kurds after withdrawing from Syria

Washington, Jan 11 (UNI) The United States is open to having conversations with Russia about the need to ensure that Kurdish forces do not suffer after US troops withdrawn from Syria, National Security Adviser John Bolton said in an interview on Friday.
"The Kurds are in a very difficult position, and the US President Donald Trump, as he spoke with President Erdogan, thinks that we, they were loyal to us, and we must make sure that they’re not harmed," Bolton told the Hugh Hewitt radio show. "We’d talk to the Russians about it, too, if need be."
Bolton explained that Trump has asked Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be particularly careful about those Kurds, who have helped the United States fight terrorist groups in the region.
Turkey made such a commitment, Bolton said, but the situation has since changed and became more complicated.
Consequently, the United States continues military-to-military talks with Turkey and hopes to make progress on the matter, Bolton added.
The Trump administration later changed its approach from an immediate pull out to a gradual and condition-based withdrawal, and the changes among US partners in the region have prompted new discussions on the further steps on resolving Syrian crisis.
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169 countries facing danger of desertification

17 Jun 2019 | 7:39 PM

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Ankara, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and increase in cultivated land, 169 countries across the world , including India, are facing the prospect of desertification.

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Threat of desertification looms large over 169 countries

Threat of desertification looms large over 169 countries

17 Jun 2019 | 6:05 PM

By Ajeet Jha
Ankara, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and indiscriminate expansion of cultivated land, the threat of desertification has loomed large over 169 countries, including India, said the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres through a video message, on World Day to Combat Desertification on Monday.

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DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

17 Jun 2019 | 5:46 PM

Kinshasa, Jun 17 (UNI) At least 161 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during several days of fighting last week, a security official has told BBC Swahili.

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Nepal: Why delay in deciding names, capitals of 4 provinces?

17 Jun 2019 | 5:38 PM

Kathmandu, Jun 17 (UNI) On September 20, 2015, Nepal adopted a new constitution, federating the country into seven provinces with three tiers of government--federal, provincial and local.

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Nigeria attack kills 30 watching football match

Nigeria attack kills 30 watching football match

17 Jun 2019 | 5:19 PM

Abuja, Jun 17 (UNI) The emergency services in Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed in multiple suicide attacks in the north-east of the country.

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