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“Economic issues now dictate how much sovereignty one should exert,” Mr. Haque said at the World Economic Forum in Delhi. “ Mr. Haque’s comments came in defence of Bangladesh’s decision to join the 60-nation connectivity project promoted by China, even as concerns grow over the “debt trap” that the massive infrastructure projects are leading smaller SAARC countries like Bangladesh, Maldives, and Sri Lanka into . In May 2017, India had refused to attend China’s Belt and Road Forum, on grounds that it was not transparent, led to heavy indebtedness, and most importantly, over sovereignty issues as the B&RI’s flagship project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, runs through Pakistan- occupied Kashmir . However Bangladesh joined the initiative after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit in October 2016, committing $24 billion in loans to infrastructure, railways and energy projects there. Hamas, Fatah hold unity talks After nearly two years of hostility, leaders of rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, have held talks in Cairo which could lead to a process of reconciliationin the presence of Egyptian mediators. Talks were held in the backdrop of the conflict in Gaza, where Hamas fighters provided stiff resistance to the Israeli assault. Analysts point out that the meeting is significant as it could eventually lead to Hamas’ formal accommodation in international diplomacy surrounding the Israel-Palestine dispute. The two Palestinian groups are said to have arrived at an understanding on the formation of the unity government that would last for two years. PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad would head the government, in which several Ministers from Hamas would be accommodated. However, it would attend only if its activists, held in Fatah’s custody, were released . Egypt is also mediating a durable ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. However, a breakthrough might not be imminent as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has linked the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli prisoner with Hamas, as a condition for the ceasefire .
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CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 2017 167 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] Iraqi forces make rapid advance in Kirkuk Iraqi forces seized a key military base, an airport and an oil field from Kurdish fighters in disputed Kirkuk Province in a major operation sparked by a controversial independence referendum . The rapid advance, which follows weeks of soaring tensions between two U.S. allies in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group , aims to retake oil and military sites that Kurdish forces took over during the fightback against the jihadists. The U.S.-led coalition against IS urged the two sides to “avoid escalatory actions” and to focus on fighting the extremists, who are on the verge of losing their last strongholds in Iraq.
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