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‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

AFP | HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on...

Ex-Trump aide Manafort to cooperate in Russia probe

AFP | President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate in the Russia collusion investigation in a plea deal that left...

Regional and business leaders step into the climate breach

AFP | Thousands of governors, mayors, CEOs, and experts gathered Wednesday at a problem-solving summit to tackle global warming as a monster hurricane bearing the...

At key ‘2+2’ talks, India should take US demands on Iran...

M K Bhadrakumar | With the “2+2” dialogue between India and the United States due to begin in New Delhi on Thursday, the Modi government...

Pakistan, China vow to strengthen strategic cooperation

News Desk | The Chinese government´s top diplomat held the first high-level meeting with his Pakistani counterpart since new Prime Minister Imran Khan took office...

Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

AFP | US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis landed in Kabul on Friday for an unannounced visit to war-torn Afghanistan, adding his weight to a flurry...

Opening shots of the new cold war? Pompeo’s back to back...

News Analysis | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are expected to arrive in New Delhi on September 6 (today)...

STA-1: Impact on India’s military build-up – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Trump administration has been improving its strategic ties with India to check the economically rising China in Asia. The...

Will Trump ramp up the Korea crisis again? – Jacob G....

Jacob G. Hornberger | Despite the much-ballyhooed meeting between President Trump and North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June, things are not...

US, Canada set for talks to revise NAFTA

AFP | With a deal with Mexico out of the way, US trade officials are due to resume talks with Canada on Tuesday to try...

Can Imran Khan bring Pakistan in from the diplomatic cold?

AFP | Tensions with Afghanistan, faltering relations with the US, and chronically poor ties with India. Pakistan today stands isolated, observers say, and bringing it...

Will the stock market crash if Trump is impeached?

AFP | Faced with new political turmoil, President Donald Trump warned in a television interview broadcast Thursday that the economic consequences of his impeachment would...

State Department stands by original readout of phone call between Pompeo...

News Desk | Pompeo claims to call on Pakistan's Khan to act against 'terrorists' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims to have pressed new Pakistani...

Game changer or not? A year of Trump’s Afghan plan

AFP | A year since President Donald Trump unveiled his strategy for Afghanistan, a fresh wave of violence and bloodshed has assailed the war-torn nation...

A year after deadly protest, white nationalists to rally outside White...

AFP | Exactly a year since torch-wielding neo-Nazis clashed with counter-demonstrators in a deadly protest that highlighted the growing boldness of America's extreme right, white...

Rouhani summoned by Iranian lawmakers to answer their questions as the...

News Analysis |  Iranian lawmakers have summoned the President Hassan Rouhani to appear before the parliament and answer their concerns about the issues related to...

Afghan anti-corruption efforts struggle US watchdog

AFP | Afghanistan's security forces are failing to increase control in the war-torn country and Kabul remains apathetic to clamping down on rampant corruption, a...

Japan to spend $4.2 bn over 30 years on missile defence...

AFP | Japan said Monday it would spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years on installing and operating US radar systems to protect...

US-Russia-China triangle in flux, again

M K Bhadrakumar | In a conversation with the Financial Times last week, Henry Kissinger made a highly significant remark about President Donald Trump’s attempt...

Team Trump plays nice in first visit to Mexico president-elect

 AFP | Top officials from US President Donald Trump's administration met Friday with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with both sides upbeat on the...

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...

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...

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...

Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments

News Desk | Washington's top diplomat engaged in an intense day of negotiations with his North Korean counterpart Saturday as he strove to nail down...

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un...

US envoy Pompeo to return to North Korea this week

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads back to North Korea this week to flesh out the bare bones nuclear agreement between President...

Arrests in Europe over plot to attack Iran opposition rally

AFP | Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people, including an Iranian diplomat, over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by an...

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...

North Korea secretly pursuing nuclear weapons: reports surface

AFP | Reports that North Korea intends to secretly maintain some of its nuclear stockpile and production facilities raised questions Sunday about President Donald Trump's...

U.S demands boycott of Iranian oil; threatens further sanctions

News Analysis | A senior official of U.S State department put an ultimatum to the oil importers to halt their petroleum imports coming from Iran...

US restrictions on Chinese investment next front in trade dispute

AFP | President Donald Trump this week is due to launch the next phase of his economic confrontation with Beijing, with new restrictions possible on...

Trump’s brash diplomacy faces summit tests

AFP | President Donald Trump embarks Friday on four days of summitry that could tip the world toward trade war or nuclear peace, and perhaps...

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...

Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran,...

Germany’s Syria Strategy

Trivun Sharma | On Saturday 14th April, US President Donald Trump made headlines with his decision to strike Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons...

‘The mighty Xi’ gets second term with powerful ally as VP

AFP | China's rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him...

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