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US & China fighting over a nuclear football?

AFP | The US Secret Service denied Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese...

Pakistan complicates US’ Afghan mission

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific terrorist attacks in Kabul during the last fortnight provoked some exceptionally strong remarks from US President Donald Trump. At...

Palestinian President seeks EU support after US row

AFP | Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely...

“We fight for our national interests and principles, not for aid”,...

News Analysis | “Afghanistan and its partners, especially the US, need to address the challenges inside Afghanistan rather than shift the onus for ending the...

US bullying tactics that increasingly mean nothing

Asif Haroon Raja | America’s continued presence in Afghanistan as well as its increasingly aggressive “creep” over the Afghan-Pakistani border has been justified under the ambiguous and...

Trump’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

Shahid Raza | Sitrep The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of...

US freezing aid will have little impact on Pakistan

AFP | Washington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of...

Will Oprah be the next celebrity president?

AFP | Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? The United States was ablaze Monday with speculation that the billionaire talk show...

Trump claims ‘We’ve put our man on top’

News Desk | On Friday, US President Donald Trump faced a fresh crisis when lawyers failed to block the publication of "Fire and Fury: Inside...

US suspends Pakistan’s security aid despite years of sacrifices

News Analysis | The United States on Thursday suspended all military aid to Pakistan. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, in a news briefing, announced...

Twitter fails to take action against Trump nuclear threats

Qaiser Sajjad | People all over the world are discussing American president Donald Trump’s tweet of January 2nd, which states: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un...

Erdogan support for Pakistan highlights US’ worsening ties with the world

News Analysis | On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain to express his solidarity with Pakistan. US President Donald Trump...

Rocket Man’s New Years nuclear threat

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the United States Monday he has a "nuclear button" on his table but offered an apparent olive...

Blue Ivy for president? Jay-Z, Beyoncé portray daughter as US leader...

 AFP | President Blue Ivy Carter? Music power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce have imagined their daughter as a transformative US leader in a new video. Blue...

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

AFP | Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the...

Will India lose anything from voting against the US on Jerusalem

M K Bhadrakumar | It is reasonable to surmise that the Indian decision to vote in the UN General Assembly on Thursday against the US president Donald...

The world rejects Trump’s Jerusalem decision

News Analysis | The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a decisive vote, inflicting a...

Erdogan counters Trump by declaring Turkey will open embassy to Palestine...

AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in...

Trump signs a bill allocating $700 million under the coalition support fund

News Analysis | American President Donald Trump has signed a mammoth $700 billion defense bill to modernize and bolster US military might including the allocation of...

Are Tillerson’s comments going to increase Pak-US tensions?

News Analysis | Pakistan has told the United States that it “is not North Korea” and that it was committed to global peace, diplomatic sources...

Israel retaliation kills 2 in Gaza

Reuters | Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas...

South Korea, US start air drills as North Korea threat rises

Reuters | The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push...

Will the U.S. withdraw its troops from Syria after ISIS is...

Sophie Mangal | According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of...

Suspected US drone attack kills 4 in Pakistan

Reuters with additional input from News Desk | A suspected U.S. drone strike on Thursday targeted a hideout of the Haqqani militant network along Pakistan's...

Blast at Egypt mosque kills more than 230 people 

Reuters | Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down fleeing worshippers in...

China and Philippines agree to avoid force over South China Sea:...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Statements in international negotiation are challenging to decipher from within. On November 16, China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid...

“Biased” French policy was causing crises in the Middle East: Iran

AFP with additional desk input | Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves...

‘Raging Bull’ about to take over Saudi Arabia

News Analysis | On Thursday morning, an unconfirmed story published in the Daily Mail has stated that sources close to the royal family have revealed...

US Congress authorizes defense budget bigger than Trump’s request

Washington| AFP |  The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's...

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...

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