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US accepts Assad staying in Syria — but won’t give aid

AFP | The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund...

Iran says no trust in Trump for new nuclear talks

AFP | Iran sees no point in fresh nuclear talks with the US without guarantees it will not renege on any deal made, Foreign Minister...

UAE, Saudi sense convergence with Syria – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The reported plan by the United Arab Emirates to reopen its embassy in Damascus shortly leads to a startlingly new alignment on the...

US warns to stay away from Iranian shipping

AFP | The United States on Wednesday warned all ports and insurance companies to steer clear of Iranian ships, which it called a "floating liability"...

Pakistanis enchanted by 11-year-old motivational coach

AFP | Several hundred Pakistani university students sit enraptured as Hammad Safi lectures them on the merits of bettering their diction by watching Barack Obama...

The other Kim summit: Trump keeps up Kardashian at White House...

AFP | Days away from a historic summit with North Korea's mercurial leader, US President Donald Trump held a White House meeting Wednesday with another...

The Obamas sign deal with Netflix

News Desk | Netflix, the world's leading entertainment service has signed a multi-year deal with the former President of the United States Barack Obama and...

The significance of Modi’s visit to China

M K Bhadrakumar | The informal summit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan (April 27-28) triggered a range of opinions...

Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to life

AFP | Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris...

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme...

Saudi Arabia must face lawsuits over 9/11: US Judge

News Analysis | A US judge has ruled that the government of Saudi Arabia has to face lawsuits by American citizens over the September 11th...

Malala Yousafzai took a dig at Trump’s policies in a Netflix...

News Desk | Malala Yousafzai appeared on David Letterman's Netflix Talkshow ‘My Next Guest Need No Introduction'. The young Noble Laureate from Pakistan was the...

Malala and Mahira the most popular Pakistanis on Wikipedia in 2017

News Desk | Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was the most searched for Pakistani on Wikipedia in 2017. Malala accumulated a total of 2.5 million...

US military targets Taliban by starting new air attack campaign in...

AFP | As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of...

30% increase in US Troops to Afghanistan

AFP with additional desk reporting | Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now been deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump's revised strategy for the...

Trump ignores Duterte’s human rights violations

Reuters | The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between U.S. President...

Philippines and US’s first time meeting: Reality and expectations

Jumel G. Estrañero | The first time is always the first time and this week, a political first time meet-up will be witnessed in the...

Barack Obama & George W. Bush | Criticized Donald Trump without...

Returning to two different stages in two different speeches, Presidents Obama and Bush took swipes at Trump and his scorched Earth politics while never...

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...

Where Doklam traverses regional politics

M K Bhadrakumar | The regional setting in which the India-China standoff at Doklam is playing out can only be ignored at our risk. Most...

US and Russia: A meeting of two giants during G20 summit!

M. K. Bhadrakumar | A US senior official in Washington told TASS news agency Monday that the White House does not rule out a meeting...

Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The royal decree of June 21 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and next...

Mother of All Bombs: nothing more than a mere theatrical act...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The BBC’s first-hand report from the remote site in the southern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar where the US dropped the Mother...

U.S will confront Russia about its role in Afghanistan

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The seething US-Russia rivalry in Afghanistan took a sharp turn with the explosive threat held out by the visiting US Defense...

US Deep State is using “Trump” card to play the game...

Muhammad Azam | In the past two weeks, the state of the White House has sublimated from chaotic damage control to a visibly coherent institution...

How Nations can move on after Apologizing for their Past

Edwin Battistella | In May 2016, when Barack Obama visited Hiroshima, some speculated that the president of the United States might offer an apology, on...

Obama farewell includes forgiveness for Chelsea Manning who leaked information to...

US President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning. A former army intelligence operative, Manning was sentenced by court martial in 2013 to 35...

America’s poor president & Pakistan’s rich rent seekers!

Moeed Pirzada | Recently White House issued US President Barack Obama’s income and tax records. These were really interesting. American President in 2015 had a...

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