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Merkel in Washington to make Germany heard again

AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to the White House on Friday for talks with Donald Trump, facing an uphill struggle to save the...

US officials confirm travel restriction on Pakistani diplomats

News Analysis | United States of America (US) has announced to restrict the free movements of Pakistani diplomats. According to the new restrictive measures, Pakistani...

Are Pakistani diplomats in US facing restrictions as US diplomat undergoes...

News Analysis | The US diplomat, who reportedly rammed into a motorcycle, killing one and injuring another on Saturday, will have to face trial, either...

Hafiz Saeed: Albatross around Pakistan’s Neck?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | While FATF (Financial Action Task Force) proceedings at Paris, were non-transparent and Pakistan’s troubles at FATF are not single dimensional, perhaps...

Russia tests new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile ‘Sarmat’

News Analysis | Russia’s Defence Ministry claims that it has successfully tested, for the second time, Russia’s most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM on...

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...

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...

Spy Wars: Russian diplomats expelled from UK

News Analysis | The UK has expelled 23 Russian diplomats. This comes as a reaction after Russia did not offer an explanation-pending a deadline for...

UN tested with elusive Syria truce

AFP | A ceasefire resolution for Syria has failed to take hold as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, make gains in Eastern Ghouta. The question...

US urges UN to investigate chemical weapons in Syria

AFP | The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports...

Trump tweets accusing Pakistan: Is there a method to his madness?

Jamal Hussain | “Pakistan gave us only lies and deceit,” tweeted Donald Trump the US President as a New Year’s gift to its most allied...

Bangladesh ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

AFP | Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic...

Why back-channel diplomacy between Pakistan and India has no future

M K Bhadrakumar | Those who were close to late J. N. Dixit, one of India’s most distinguished diplomats, would know that he had a...

Powers in Lebanon determined to end Saudi Iran interference

Reuters | Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics,...

Myanmar government refuses to accept Rohingya Muslims as its own citizens

Mong Palatino | On September 19, 2017, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials,...

Gulf crisis is merely a family squabble: ‘James Dorsey’

James M. Dorsey | A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia...

Putin’s Russia on top yet again

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia and the United States could be hurtling toward a showdown following Moscow’s decision on Friday to retaliate, finally, against President Barack...

Chinese and Indian troops face off in Bhutan border dispute

News Analysis | China has conveyed to foreign diplomats in Beijing that troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been waiting patiently at the...

Has NATO led to “indifference and inaction” by Afghan Government?

Recent, Russian announcement of a moot to be held in mid-February along with General Nicolson's comments last week bring up the question whether a...

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