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Xi Jinping and Putin meet as US tensions brings them closer

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping treated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday as the neighbouring giants forge closer ties in...

China hosts summit with Russia and Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

AFP | Iran, China and Russia may seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump when their leaders meet this weekend at...

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

AFP | Israel has already been credited with making the desert bloom. Now it hopes to make it boom -- with tourists. Seeking to bolster tourism...

Trump asserts ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself

AFP | US President Donald Trump hardened his defence against the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Monday, branding the probe "unconstitutional" and declaring that he...

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...

Trump ‘could pardon himself over Russia but won’t’, says Giuliani

News Desk | Donald Trump probably has the power to pardon himself in the Russia collusion affair but does not intend to do so, his...

King Salman seeks support from Macron to intervene in Qatar’s procurement...

News Analysis | According to the report of a French daily newspaper, Le Monde, King Salman has written a letter to the French President Emmanuel...

Telegram accuses Apple of blocking updates

AFP | Secure messaging app Telegram accused Apple on Thursday of blocking its updates for users worldwide after Russian authorities imposed a ban on Telegram...

Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks Russians

AFP | Russia's embattled liberal community was reeling Wednesday from the murder of fiercely anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko who was gunned down in Ukraine after...

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...

Russia beats US at its own game: France, Japan, and IMF...

News Analysis | Under the pretext of Salisbury Spy poisoning incident, the United States along with its European allies tried to bring down Russia, to...

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

AFP | Iran's president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to...

Saudis, Israelis & UAE all conspired to bring Trump into power:...

News Analysis | As per New York Times report, Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, met with a representative of two Arab...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign

AFP | US President Donald Trump sharpened Sunday his accusations that his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, saying he would...

Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

IKRAM SEHGAL | Pakistan was founded in 1947 at a time when nobody was thinking about globalization even though the just finished WW II suggested...

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...

Abolish the FBI, America’s KGB

Jacob G Hornberger | In his ongoing fight with President Trump, former FBI Director James Comey is now speculating that the reason that President Trump...

Key dates in the history of the Palestinians

AFP | Here are the main dates in Palestinian history: First Alarm Towards the end of the 19th century the first Jews arrive in Palestine, fleeing anti-Semitism...

Russia seeks mediator role between Israel and Iran

AFP | Following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria, Russia has positioned itself as a mediator between the Middle Eastern rivals as it has...

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....

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

ISIS through the years

AFP | The Islamic State group launched a blistering offensive in 2014, capturing nearly a third of Iraq's territory before it was driven out at...

Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP | Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington...

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...

Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...

Trump adamant as UK, Germany, France join hands to save Iran...

News Analysis | The leaders of United Kingdom, Germany and France have agreed to support the Iran Nuclear Deal, which is hanging in balance since October 2017,...

American System: Trump wants NATO members to increase their military spending

News Analysis | A day after he was sworn in as the United States’ 70th secretary of state, Mike Pompeo “hoped on a plane and...

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