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New Cold War: US ports fear they will be big losers...

AFP | America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing bites into business. The...

Putin says ‘ready to go to Washington’, invites Trump to Moscow

AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had invited US leader Donald Trump to visit Moscow and was ready to travel to...

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...

Russia hails ‘partner’ Trump ahead of summit: Kremlin

News Desk | The Kremlin hailed US President Donald Trump as a "partner" on Friday ahead of his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We...

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...

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...

Trump unleashes trade war with tariffs on China

AFP | Punishing US tariffs on Chinese imports took effect early Friday, marking the start of President Donald Trump's trade war with the largest US...

Cherry picking: China looks to replace US farm goods in trade...

AFP | American cherries are tantalisingly sweet. They are so loaded with sugar and low on water that China's home-grown cherries cannot compete on taste...

Pakistan will attract US investments: Ambassador Jehangir Siddiqui

News Analysis | Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the United States, Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, dismissed the impact of "FATF Gray List" on Pakistan, affirmed that Pakistan...

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...

US-Japan alliance ‘cornerstone’ of regional stability: Mattis

News Desk | The US-Japan alliance is vital to peace in Asia and Washington remains committed to the partnership as it pursues diplomacy with North...

Book review: From Kargil to the Coup

News Desk | It is said that those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. But to learn from history, one...

China’s ZTE vows to clean up its act following US deal

AFP | China's ZTE has pledged to dish out internal punishments and address flaws in its corporate culture after Washington and Beijing reached a deal...

Denuclearisation: the great divide for Kim-Trump summit

AFP | The issue at the top of US President Donald Trump's agenda for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is also...

Two killed as activists clash with militants in Pakistan tribal area

AFP | A clash between Pashtun activists and local militants on Sunday killed two people and wounded 25 others in a restive Pakistani tribal region...

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...

School shooter video game draws criticism

AFP | An upcoming video game that lets players simulate a school shooting is coming in for criticism from parents of shooting victims and from...

Trump, Abe say ‘imperative’ to dismantle N. Korean weapons

AFP | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and...

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

AFP | Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are moving "very nicely", US President Donald Trump said Sunday, as the...

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

AFP | Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an...

White House has deal to lift sanctions on China’s ZTE

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Friday he had reached a deal to keep Chinese telecoms giant ZTE running, rolling back some penalties in...

South Korea welcomes prospect of ‘reignited’ US-North Korea talks

AFP | South Korea on Saturday welcomed the renewed prospect of a summit between the United States and North Korea after President Trump cancelled talks...

Muslim inmates fed pork during Ramadan: activists

AFP | A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their...

Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House

AFP | Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea's president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president's...

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

AFP | Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting...

Pakistani exchange student among 10 killed in Texas school shooting

News Analysis | The United States has been suffering from the menace of mass shootings where teenagers bring firearms to their schools and kill their...

Intentional or unintentional sabotage?

Waqas Shabbir | Disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif, willingly or unwillingly, has opened a floodgate of negative commentary, following the eruption of a mega-scandal. His...

Dismantling of N. Korea nuclear site ‘well under way’: US monitor

AFP | Satellite photos indicate North Korea has begun dismantling its nuclear test site ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and...

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...

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,...

North Korea says historic summit opens ‘new era for peace’

AFP | North Korea on Saturday hailed its summit with the South as a "historic meeting" that paved the way for the start of a...

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...

Will India calm down after China’s clarification over military designs in...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s longstanding ally, China has categorically rubbished rumors that it had military designs in its mind, in the development of multi-billion Dollars...

Kim promises of no more nuclear weapons or missile tests

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US...

US treaty with Native Americans put to test in Supreme Court

AFP | The US Supreme Court was transported to the American West and another century on Wednesday as it heard a case involving Native Americans...

US officials confirm travel restriction on Pakistani diplomats

News Analysis | United States of America (US) has announced to restrict the free movements of Pakistani diplomats. According to the new restrictive measures, Pakistani...

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