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Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential watershed in the Yemen war

James M. Dorsey | A spike in oil prices as a result of a temporary halt in shipments through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait may be...

Israel evacuates “White Helmets” from Syria as government forces continue to...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out the evacuation of more than 400 “White...

Trump hails ties with UK despite Brexit criticism

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Friday played down his extraordinary attack on Britain's plans for Brexit, praising Prime Minister Theresa May and insisting...

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

AFP | Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users' data, in an inquiry...

World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threat

AFP | Iran's remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal vowed Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy despite the US...

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

AFP | The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal...

US sticks to goal of cutting Iran oil exports to zero

AFP | The United States remains determined to force Iran to change its behavior by cutting its oil exports to zero, the State Department said...

Hassan Rouhani in Europe to support for nuclear deal

AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US...

Nestle walks out from ‘sustainable’ palm oil body

News Desk | Swiss food giant Nestle confirmed Thursday the suspension of its membership in a body aimed at ensuring sustainable palm oil production and...

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

AFP | Israel has already been credited with making the desert bloom. Now it hopes to make it boom -- with tourists. Seeking to bolster tourism...

Iran’s supreme leader warns Europe of nuclear ‘dream’

AFP | Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned European leaders against their "dream" of Tehran continuing to curb its nuclear programme while...

Kuwait at UN seeks backing for Palestinian protection

AFP | Kuwait on Tuesday circulated a watered-down draft UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international protection mission for the Palestinians in a...

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

AFP | Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions...

Iran FM heads to Brussels on final leg of nuclear deal...

AFP | Iran's foreign minister is due to land in Brussels later Tuesday on the final leg of a global tour rallying diplomatic support for...

Macron, Rouhani to seek ‘continued implementation of nuclear deal’

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron and Iran's Hassan Rouhani agreed on Wednesday during a phone call to work toward "the continued implementation of the...

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington...

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

At New York’s Met, an opera even babies can attend

AFP | New York parents, ever vigilant for new ways to amuse their offspring, are picking up babies and flocking to the Metropolitan Opera this...

Trump hails Kim for vowing to discontinue Nuclear and ICBM testing

News Analysis | In the first-ever announcement from Pyongyang itself, via state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), President of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, declared...

Trump opens a Pandora’s box in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | There is no triumphalism in the US, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday. The mood is...

Iran strongly condemns attack on Syria by US and allies

CGTN | Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the US, the UK and France for launching airstrikes against Syria. "This invasion is a clear...

US, France and UK launch strikes on Syria

AFP | The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of punitive strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime on Saturday in response to alleged...

Watchdog confirms nerve agent used in spy poisoning came from Russia

News Analysis | In what appears to be denting the UK-Russia ties, the world's chemical arms watchdog endorsed Britain's findings on Thursday that the nerve...

To pull out of Syria or to attack Syria: The Trump...

M K Bhadrakumar | The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on...

Syria ‘chemical attack’: What you need to know

AFP | An alleged chemical attack in Syria's rebel-held Douma has sparked international outrage, with Washington warning Sunday of possible military action, while Damascus and...

Russia and US reminiscing the Cold War

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The United States gradual fading of two-decades’ sole super power stature is giving way to the blocks solidarity in the...

Russia expels diplomats from 23 countries as spy crisis escalates

AFP | Russia expelled diplomats from 23 countries on Friday in retaliation against the West in a spy row, in the biggest wave of tit-for-tat...

Wrath for separatists in Spain but sympathy for Baloch insurgents from...

Mahnoor Shafqaat | Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s former President and separatist leader has been detained in Germany. His arrest comes after a European arrest warrant was...

Russia rejects allegations and questions US, EU actions

News Analysis | Moscow has strongly rejected allegations made against it by the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States regarding the poisoning...

Russian ambassador pens letter to cop exposed to nerve agent

AFP | The ambassador of Russia to Britain wrote Friday to a policeman exposed to a nerve agent during the poisoning of a former Russian...

‘Punish a Muslim Day’ pamphlets distributed throughout UK

News Analysis | A letter encouraging indiscriminate attacks and abuse against Muslims was circulated across various cities in the United Kingdom. Citizens in London, in...

UK Tory MP apologises to Labour’s Corbyn over spy claim

AFP | A vice chairman of Britain's Conservative Party on Saturday apologised to Labour's Jeremy Corbyn after tweeting that the opposition leader had "sold British...

Russia strongly denounces US policy in Syria as Pentagon continues military...

M K Bhadrakumar | A major speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday at an international conference on the Middle East turned into...

Britain using new law to clampdown on corruption money

AFP | Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their wealth in a new British clampdown on organised crime, Security and Economic Crime Minister...

London Mayor got a Bollywood welcome in Mumbai

News Desk | Having received state protocol London Mayor, Sadiq Khan enjoyed a warm welcome from the Bollywood fraternity during his ongoing visit to India. He...

India watches Nepal elections with apprehension

News Analysis | Millions of Nepalese have voted in the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, more than a decade after the...

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