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Canada passes controversial religious ban

RT | Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Quebec have adopted a law banning public service employees from wearing religious symbols. Critics and advocates both...
Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples, ‘guardians of Nature’, under siege

AFP | From Amazon rainforests to the Arctic Circle, indigenous peoples are leveraging ancestral knowhow to protect habitats that have sustained them for hundreds and...
Venezuela

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight ‘any coup plotter’

AFP | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on the armed forces to oppose "any coup plotter" after a military uprising in support of...
climate change

Alaska’s indigenous people feel the heat of climate change

AFP | The cemetery has already been moved twice, the old school is underwater and the new one is facing the same fate as erosion...

19-year-old sells her virginity to businessman from Abu Dhabi

A 19-year-old model, Giselle, has retailed her virginity for more than £2 million to a businessman from Abu Dhabi. Her motive was that this...

57% of Americans think US should mind its own business on Foreign Policy: US...

Jacob G. Hornberger | One of the burning issues of our time is the role of the U.S. government in foreign affairs: Should the United...
Trump on the wrong side of history

Trump on the wrong side of history

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | American Secretary of States’ hop-over visit’ to Pakistan, on his way to India, was a crude diplomatic gesture of brow-beating...

Kidnapped Canadian says child killed, wife raped in Afghanistan

A U.S-Canadian couple and their three children freed from captivity in Pakistan return to Canada, where the husband Joshua Boyle said one of his...

US warfare state & Las Vegas massacre 

Jacob G Hornberger | When it comes to the massacre in Las Vegas, I am on the same page as John Whitehead, the president of...

Will Jagmeet Singh be Canada’s next Prime Minister?

News Desk | While the other half of the West is brimming with white supremacists sentiments, Jagmeet Singh, 38, a Sikh, was voted as the...

What is behind Donald Trump’s UN General Assembly speech?

Haneul Na’avi | US president Donald Trump’s intimidating, hawkish UN General Assembly speech was, at best, an unflinching reaffirmation to US jingoism, despite his election...

South Korea should give U.S. troops the boot- Part II

Jacob G. Hornberger | Last April, I wrote an article entitled “South Korea Should Give U.S. Troops the Boot,” in which I argued that if...

Bring the troops home from Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | There is one good solution to the Korean crisis, one that the mainstream press commentators simply will not confront. It’s not...

The illegality of Trump’s ‘Afghanistan war’

Jacob G. Hornberger | When President Trump attributed his flip-flop on Afghanistan to his team of military generals, who informed him that a withdrawal from...

Dear all, Trump does not control the tides!

Kristin Ryan | Over the past week, I've seen the hate for Donald Trump reach a new level, the level of insanity. The level I'm...

American ‘DO MORE’ policy exposed

Engr. Bilal Awaisi |  The intervention of the United States of America (USA) in South Asia dates back to cold war era, the era in...

The U.S. deep state recklessly edging its way towards balkanization of Pakistan

Zara Ali | If we are looking for the unabashed bottom line of the latest version of the U.S. strategy on Afghanistan, or shall we...

Iran disallows UN inspections of its military sites as tensions simmer

News analysis | Iran has rejected the US demand of a UN inspection campaign of Iran's military sites, calling it wishful thinking and "merely a...

Another twist: Faryal Makhdoom reveals her pregnancy weeks after bitter split from Amir Khan

News analysis | Nothing can be more dramatic than the twist and turns that are happening in the lives of this couple; boxer Amir Khan...

The US whips up tensions in South Asia; Delhi’s NSG membership to be pushed

News analysis | The Trump administration is looking at options to support India's membership of the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Officials in the White...

Who are Afghan Taliban and why the US won’t be able to defeat them?

K. Hussain Zia | The Afghans are not a nation as such but a composition of numerous tribes. These form loose groupings based on ethnicity....

Trump ‘New’ Afghanistan strategy is neither new, nor a strategy

Rupert Stone | It is a common feature of democratic politics that more a leader promises change, the more things will stay the same. Professions...

The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan strategy – II

M K Bhadrakumar | (The first part is here.) CHINA China has paid high attention to the speech by US President Donald Trump on Monday outlining the way forward...

Tillerson hints at Air strikes in Pakistan; will the US find targeting Pakistan lucrative?

News Analysis | Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has hinted at possible air strikes inside Pakistan as part of the Trump administration strategy to compel...

The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan Strategy – 1

M K Bhadrakumar | India and China are the only two regional capitals that have commented on the US President Donald Trump’s speech on August 21...

Will Trump’s ‘new’ Afghan strategy be successful?

Nasir Azeem | The Foreign Policy of every state on the world map is always carved out to protect its national interests. But what is...

Unlike Trump, JFK didn’t bend the knee to US Establishment

Jacob G. Hornberger | Like President Trump, President Kennedy was subjected to the same type of pressure by the Pentagon and the CIA to engage in...

Afghanistan is ripe for proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, Russian...

Trump slams Pakistan; calls upon India to help in Afghanistan

News Analysis | US President Donald Trump ratified the deployment of thousands of more troops in war-torn Afghanistan after months of deliberations and dithering. This...

Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

James M. Dorsey | President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia:...

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