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Pompeo warns Russia: stay out of US ‘domestic matters’

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the first time on Wednesday and warned...

Chelsea owner Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen: report

AFP | Russian Jewish billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday after receiving citizenship of the Jewish state, local...

Russia asks Apple to help block Telegram

AFP | Russia's communications watchdog said Monday it had requested Apple help it block the popular messaging app Telegram which has been banned in the...

Uncategorized Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

M K Bhadrakumar | After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on...

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...

Clinton warns Australia on Chinese ‘influence peddling’

AFP | Hillary Clinton warned Australia and other democracies Monday to be on guard against growing interference in their domestic politics by China and Russia....

Russian Facebook ‘ads’ show strong effort to divide US society

AFP | Thousands of Facebook and Instagram advertisements taken out by a Russian internet group were released Thursday in a database that illustrates how a...

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...

Putin set to take charge for fourth term with challenges ahead

News Analysis | Vladimir Putin, the incumbent president of Russia will be inaugurated on Monday for his fourth term, at a time when Moscow is...

Stimulating geo-strategic environment

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Changing regional and global politico-economic circumstances and emerging security concerns have been reshaping the relationship between/among nations. The replica of...

Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Subtle shifts in Chinese energy imports suggest that China may be able to exert influence in the Middle East in alternative...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks

AFP | The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey were set to hold talks on Syria Saturday in the wake of an alleged chemical...

Israel warns of attack if Russia air defences used in Syria

AFP | Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defence systems in Syria if they were used...

Can a Pakistani save Trump?

News Analysis | Donald Trump, who managed to get into the White House after an involuntary support of Pakistani-origin lady, is now enlisting the help...

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...

Despite daunting past, Pakistan and Russia draw closer amid geopolitical changes

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Shifts in the global political landscape have pushed the United States and Pakistan further apart, drawing Russia and Pakistan closer...

Indo-Russia military ties face strains due to New Delhi’s attitude

News Analysis | India is reducing its dependence on Russia for critical defense programs, with the joint venture BrahMos missile set to be guided by...

Trump senseless about right and wrong: Former FBI director James Comey

News Analysis | Former FBI director James Comey has disclosed in his book that President Donald Trump had no sense of what was right and...

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...

Trump warns Russia of ‘smart missile strikes’ over Syria crisis

News Analysis | US President Donald Trump targeted his arch-nemesis Russia in strong-worded remarks, threatening that new and ‘smart’ missiles are on their way, in...

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...

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...

Air strikes return to Syria’s Ghouta killing 40 as talks sputter

AFP | Air strikes killed 40 civilians in the last opposition-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Friday and the army launched a ground offensive...

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 calls on UN after joint spy probe rejected

AFP | Russia has called for urgent UN Security Council talks on the spiraling diplomatic crisis sparked by the spy poisoning scandal as a group...

Pentagon looks to counter ever-stealthier warfare

AFP | The US military has for years enjoyed a broad technological edge over its adversaries, dominating foes with superior communications and cyber capabilities. Read more: Putin...

IS in Afghanistan: An emerging threat in a volatile region

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The increasing power of the militant IS (Daesh) is immensely catastrophic for the war torn Afghan state and society. The...

India doesn’t need a working relationship with US Central Command

M K Bhadrakumar | The Indian media reported that following the 2+2 talks in Washington last week at the level of the foreign and defence...

Spy expulsions damage Trump-Putin courtship

AFP | Donald Trump has ordered an unprecedented expulsion of Russian officials and warned the Kremlin needs to change, a setback for his courtship of...

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...

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