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US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’: Rouhani

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on...

Asian markets mixed as Trump threatens to ramp up trade war

AFP | Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as dealers focused on crunch G20 talks between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, with the US president warning...

Khashoggi affair: Will Erdogan be meeting MBS?

AFP | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina...

British PM using Brexit for political survival

AFP | Lurching from crisis to crisis and fending off coup plots while navigating Britain's most important peacetime negotiations, Theresa May has defied the odds...

US Treaty pullout: EU urges talks to “preserve” nuclear treaty

AFP | The European Commission on Monday urged the United States and Russia to pursue talks to preserve a nuclear weapons treaty after President Donald...

US sanctions key Iranian paramilitary force

AFP | The US Treasury Department slapped sanctions Tuesday on an Iranian paramilitary group along with a network of businesses that were providing it financing,...

#NoTimeToSleep: Play shows problems of Death Penalty convicts

AFP | How does a condemned person feel in the 24 hours before execution? In Pakistan, one of the world's top executioners, an unprecedented artistic...

UK says differences remain, as hopes rise of Brexit breakthrough

AFP | Britain warned Monday there were still "big issues" to resolve in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, even as hopes grow in Brussels...

Rifts between “Middle East Allies” rising – James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Tumblr. Three recent developments lay bare the fragility...

US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran sanctions

AFP | Tensions between the United States and the European Union over Iran soared into the open Tuesday after the Europeans announced plans for a...

Anti-Brexit campaigner seeks to ‘end the chaos’

AFP | Leading anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launched an information campaign Friday to help "end the chaos" surrounding Britain's looming departure from the European Union....

After Canada-Saudi row, West confronts risk of speaking up

AFP | Saudi Arabia's diplomatic brawl with Canada has exposed what Western officials call "new red lines" in their engagement with the oil-rich kingdom, deterring nations...

Massive corruption scandal rocks Belarus healthcare

AFP | A massive corruption scandal has rocked the health service of ex-Soviet Belarus, leading even officials in the country dubbed "Europe's last dictatorship" to...

France adopts law on asylum, immigration

AFP | France's parliament Wednesday signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill -- despite opposition on the left which decried an effort to...

Trump, Italy’s Conte cement populist front

AFP | US President Donald Trump traded smiles, handshakes and compliments with Italy's populist leader Giuseppe Conte Monday, as the two rightists presented a united...

In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European

AFP | US President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a European populist with like-minded views...

Hungary PM says does not want a European Union led by...

AFP | Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said in an interview he did "not want a European Union led by France", adding that...

Violence as 600 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

AFP | More than 600 African migrants reached the Spanish territory of Ceuta Thursday after storming a double border fence with Morocco and attacking police...

Germany not buying Trump’s remarks about country being controlled by Russia

News Analysis | Past two weeks have particularly been troublesome for everyone who has been around U.S President Donald Trump. It all started in NATO...

British PM facing potential pincer movement on Brexit

AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May faces potentially highly damaging attacks from both sides in parliament this week over plans for Britain's future trading relationship...

Trade war ramps up as US threatens $200bn in Chinese goods

AFP | The United States and China have fired the next shots in their escalating trade war, with Washington threatening to impose fresh tariffs on...

EU ‘possibly as bad as China’ on trade: Trump

AFP | Europe is "possibly as bad as China" on trade, US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday, with trade wars emerging...

Data Pirates, Google, Facebook under scrutiny for manipulating users

AFP | Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering "invasive" and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws...

From Yahoo to Uber, major hacks of data

AFP | The European Union's new data protection rules, which take effect on May 25, will give people more control over the way their personal...

Erdogan in Britain for talks with ‘valuable’ ally

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Britain was a "valuable and reliable" strategically after he arrived in the UK on Sunday ahead of...

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...

The last rebel-held pocket near Damascus to fall soon: Syrian Army

News Analysis | Evacuations from the rebel-held town of Douma near the Syrian capital were suspended on Thursday, after fighters from Army of Islam refused...

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...

Rise of authoritarianism in the world, will Pakistan follow suit?

News Desk | The twenty first century has seen the rise of authoritarian governments throughout the world. Western countries and West dominated International organizations have...

Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South...

Adnan Qaiser | CDA Institute Research Associate Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, reviews Myra MacDonald’s book on...

Imran Khan’s public rally is the violation of ECP’s order

News Analysis | Imran Khan addressed a rally in NA-154 Lodhran Constituency despite notification from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for public office holders not...

India refuses to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision

M K Bhadrakumar | The cat is out of the bag – the Modi government will not condemn the US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognising...

Google takes further action against extremist videos on YouTube

Reuters | Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate,...

Has Trump’s game plan on Iran been successful?

M K Bhadrakumar |  The US President Donald Trump’s statement on Friday regarding Iran turned out to be high on rhetoric but lacking in substance....

Iran’s President hits back at Trump: US Allies reject America’s “unilateralism”

GVS Special Report| Iran's President, Hasan Rouhani on Friday lashed at US President Donald Trump, telling the world that "Iran Nuclear Deal" is non-negotiatiable and...

From Bismarck to Merkel: Why a new rising Germany is good...

M K Bhadrakumar |  The German Question has been at the very core of geopolitics in Europe at least since 1453, a poignant year in...

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