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South China Sea becomes global and regional threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | While China has been making considerable diplomatic and economic inroads in Asia, the US has been reminding the same continent of...

Who is capable of preventing nuclear war before Olympics?

Sophie Mangal | A petition appealing to the DPRK’s (Democratic People’ Republic of Korea) authorities to stop testing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the...

India blind cricketers to play in UAE amid tensions with Pakistan

AFP | The Indian blind cricket team left for the United Arab Emirates Saturday to take part in the World Cup after failing to secure...

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...

Pence visit stokes up Pak-US tensions

News Analysis | Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Friday expressed deep concern over US Vice President Mike Pence’s comments regarding Pakistan and its role in...

Russia still US’s number one enemy

Jacob G. Hornberger | Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump administration confirms the overarching power of the national-security establishment section of the federal government and what...

PML-N’s sheer incompetence

Shiffa Yousafzai | There are 206 bones in the human body. And all the bones in the body of PML-N have been fractured, leaving it...

Delhi responds to Islamabad’s Jadhav offer positively !

News Analysis | Diplomatic sources in Islamabad have said that India has positively responded to Pakistan's offer regarding the self-confessed spy of the Research and...

Afghanistan acknowledges TTP’s presence on its soil

News Analysis | Amidst simmering tensions between Kabul and Islamabad, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah has said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has...

No bear ‘hugs’ but Trump calls Xi Jinping “a very special...

Reuters | U.S. President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and said bilateral trade had been...

Why Delhi needs to be cautious in ties with Washington?

Suhasini Haidar | In an ambitious statement ahead of his visit to India this week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson set the course for India-U.S....

Tearing down fears about the rise of China

Mudassir Saeed Laghari| This July witnessed an intense level of escalated tensions, what came to be known as Doklam Dispute, between China and India. After...

Playing with fire: Surgical Strikes and their disastrous impact on regional...

News Analysis | Amid flared-up tensions between India and Pakistan, Foreign Office Spokesman, Nafees Zakariya has warned India against misadventures like surgical strikes as they...

PM Abbasi tells UN: Don’t involve us in new ‘great game’

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that “emerging big power friction” was threatening peace and prosperity in Asia. He, while...

Iran disallows UN inspections of its military sites as tensions simmer

News analysis | Iran has rejected the US demand of a UN inspection campaign of Iran's military sites, calling it wishful thinking and "merely a...

Indian troops disengage from Doklam; China claims victory

News Analysis | India on Monday announced that it has decided to disengage its troops from the Doklam region where they were eyeball to eyeball...

Pakistan slams the US; calls for immediate action against sanctuaries in...

News Analysis | Pakistan has demanded immediate and effective action from US forces against havens harboring militants and miscreants on the Afghan soil, which are...

Burhan Wani’s cult may cut India to size

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The mystically beautiful Kashmir valley has been a cause of one of the history's  fiercest rivalries. The 'shameful' and the...

Mohammed bin Salman becomes the new Crown Prince: Expected divisions in...

Stephen Kalin and William Maclean | Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to Crown Prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in...

“The US created ISIS” says Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

News Analysis | Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has stated that America is the cause of instability in the region and its fight again...

COAS to visit Tehran: Will Pak-Iran ties take a better turn?

News Analysis | Pakistan will look to allay Tehran’s fears regarding its participation in the Saudi military alliance headed by the celebrated General Raheel Sharif. COAS...

Situation on the LoC: Indian Army flexing its muscles

News Analysis | Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will arrive in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday to...

Indo-Pak miscalculation may lead to nuclear fallout: Centcom Commander

General Joseph Votel, head of US Central Command told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that the Indo-Pak conflict and miscalculations could escalate into...

Spies vs. Spies: A Cold War Regularity That Never Quite Cooled

Since the end of the Cold War, a variety of leaked diplomatic cables, captured operatives and acts of espionage, like this summer’s hack of...

Trump taking hits at the Dragon Kingdom

It is still not clear for how much longer, the world will find out about US policies from President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter handle. But...

Tensions flare between Hezbollah, Gulf states

The undeclared war between some Arab Gulf countries and Lebanon's Hezbollah is on again, as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Oct. 31 sentenced seven people to prison...

India: Sarkari Culture Is Delaying Acquisition Of Big Guns At The...

Rajat Pandit | Nov 07, 2016 The Army's much-delayed modernization drive continues to be stymied by cumbersome procurement procedures, bureaucratic bottlenecks and corruption allegations at...

Putin cancels visit to France amid Syria tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a planned visit to France after Paris shortened the program for the trip. The development comes amid increased...

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