Fri Sep 8, 2017 09:47AM
The BRICS countries join US to press Pakistan over terrorist groups.
The BRICS countries join US to press Pakistan over terrorist groups.
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BRICS join US to press Pakistan over terror groups

The BRICS countries – a bloc made of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – in a statement on Monday said the militant groups in Pakistan pose a regional security concern. They also called for patrons of the Pakistan-based militant groups to be held to account. Interestingly, this is the same allegation that US President Donald Trump raised against the country only two weeks ago.  What is surprising is that it has this time been endorsed by China and Russia – two countries that Islamabad has lately been trying to approach.  The question now is what has made them adopt a position that has upset their new friend?

UK call for end to Saudi war on Yemen too late?

As the Saudi war on Yemen rages on with no end in sight, Britain, one of the two major arms suppliers of Riyadh, urged the Saudis to end the conflict. In a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister in London, UK Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly called on Riyadh to comply with international humanitarian law. This marks the first time Britain demands Saudi Arabia end the war for which many blame Britain as well. Despite that the demand by the UK might be called too little too late, rights groups see it as a positive step and a move in the right direction. However, the question is: what is the motive behind London s called for Riyadh to end the notorious war?