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Taliban step up violence as Afghan polls draw closer

Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday -- one at a campaign rally for the...
Saudi

“Looks like Iran is responsible”, Trump on Saudi oil attacks

The United States readied its response Monday to the "unprecedented" attack on Saudi oil facilities as President Donald Trump said Iran was likely to...
Iran

Pakistan, Iran & Turkey: A new Strategic Partnership despite US sanctions

Pakistan and Iran have agreed on a five-year extension to the long-pending gas pipeline project. According to the documents of the agreement, Iran will...
Saudi

Winners and losers from Saudi Aramco’s travails

The US President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday regarding the attack on two Saudi Aramco plants says as follows: “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There...
oil

Locked and Loaded: Trump says US is ready to defend Saudis after oil attack

President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran,...
Taliban

Afghans brace for violent elections as hope of Taliban deal dims

Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the...
CIA

Ultimate agents: How CIA used animals against the Soviet Union

In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in...

Bahamas hit by a hurricane of donations, but alot of them aren’t usable

In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organizations are struggling to cope with the incoming flood of donations, a global surge of solidarity...
immigration

Trump’s immigration crackdown continues with renewed energy

AFP | With a little help from the Supreme Court and Mexico, US President Donald Trump's fitful crackdown on immigration is finally gaining traction. Trump...
election

Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month's presidential election back into the spotlight as the...
US

End communications blackout, engage Kashmiri leaders: US to India

The US State Department has expressed concerned over the unprecedented communications blackout, which has denied Kashmiris the right to use the internet or mobile...
hurricane

Hurricane Dorian leaves 2,500 missing in Bahamas

AFP | Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday. NEMA spokesman...
Peace

US, Pakistan and Afghanistan: A Peace Deal that ALMOST happened

The US–Taliban Peace is unlikely after Donald Trump’s Tweet that the US cancels the dialogue process as Taliban are not showing their restraint from...
border

US will keep 5,500 troops at Mexico border to stop illegal immigration

AFP | The US Defense Department said Tuesday that it would keep up to 5,500 troops deployed at the Mexican border for the coming year...
Taliban

Taliban gear up for fight after Trump says talks are ‘dead’

AFP | The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with the insurgents were...
migration

Mexico cracks down on migration to US

AFP | Mexico said Friday it has slashed undocumented migration to the United States by 56 percent since May, aiming to dodge the threat of...
vaping

Vaping continues to claim lives

AFP | At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with...
peace

Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in tatters as chief planner quits

AFP | Jason Greenblatt, a key architect of President Donald Trump's troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, announced his resignation Thursday. His departure places another question mark...
Dorian

Dorian leaves a trail of hellish destruction in Bahamas

AFP | In the desolation left after Hurricane Dorian carved a murderous path across the northern Bahamas, six men dressed in immaculate white overalls zip...
Rouhani

Rouhani orders to step up nuclear program as US increases sanctions

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday ordered all limits on nuclear research and development to be lifted, the country's third step in scaling...
hacking

Cyber Security Check: Are you protected in the wake of the recent hacking?

A recent wave of iPhone hacking operations that infected “thousands of users a week” until January, has been brought to light by researchers at...
talks

No bilateral talks with US under any circumstances: Iran

AFP | President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States and threatened to further cut Iran's commitments to...
Iran

Iran will not hold any talks with US unless sanctions are lifted

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States, saying the Islamic republic is opposed to such...
attack

Taliban attack Kabul as Khalilzad visits, sixteen dead

AFP | A massive explosion rocked central Kabul late Monday, killing at least sixteen people in a Taliban-claimed attack near an international complex while the...
US

India’s Actions in Kashmir are Unacceptable, US must Intervene: Bernie Sanders

US Senator Bernie Sanders, on Saturday, raised concern over the escalating human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir, and condemned New Delhi’s actions, stressing that...
tariffs

Coercion to sign trade deal: Trump puts new tariffs on Chinese products

AFP | Washington moved ahead Sunday with new tariffs on Chinese imports as it stepped up a high-pressure campaign aimed at coercing Beijing to sign...
Russian

With eye on Trump, India scrambles for Russian support – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | Within a week of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s consultations in Moscow on August 21, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is travelling to...
trump

“Trump thinks his daughter is too fat for photos”, Ex-Assistant

US President Donald Trump dislikes being photographed with his daughter Tiffany because he thinks she’s overweight, his former personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, told reporters...
Protest

Protest: The King is dead, long live the king

Dr. James M. Dorsey | Protesters occupy streets in cities ranging from Hong Kong and Moscow to Khartoum and Algiers. They would likely do so...
Venezuela

Venezuela nurses turn to side jobs to survive economic crisis

AFP | Edgar Fernandez keeps a mariachi suit in a rusty wardrobe at the public hospital in Caracas where he works as a nurse, donning...

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