Sinéad O’Connor 

Popular Irish Singer Converts to Islam

News Desk | The singer formerly known as Sinéad O’Connor has converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’. She made the announcement on Twitter, saying her conversion was “the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture...
doorstep

‘Saudi spring’ on India’s doorstep

M.K. Bhadrakumar |  The breakthrough in India’s relations with Saudi Arabia stands out undoubtedly as a foreign-policy success story of the Modi government. This was on full display at the India Energy Forum meet at New...
corruption

From control to corruption

Dr Farid A Malik | Control of the democratic process has resulted in massive political corruption that we have to deal with today. Controlled democracy does not work. It has been repeatedly tried but with poor...
Foreign Policy

Dimensions of Pakistan’s foreign policy

Nida Hameed | Every new government has its own way of foreign policy formulation. This time it will be Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf’s (PTI) turn. According to Imran Khan, “PTI would formulate an independent foreign...
watchdog

Global watchdog takes Saudi Arabia to task for lax anti-terrorism finance measures

James M. Dorsey | A Financial Action Task Force (FATF) report criticizing Saudi Arabia’s anti-money laundering and terrorism finance measures puts the kingdom on the spot 17 years after the 9/11 attacks and casts a shadow over...
Russian Diplomatic Statement

Did Indian Intelligence Invent A Russian Diplomatic Statement To Pressure Moscow on Kashmir?

Andrew Korybko | Russian Rumors ANI, one of India's leading international information outlets and considered extremely close to the country's ruling BJP Hindutva ultra-nationalists, reported on Saturday that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs backed New...
Prince Mohammed

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler

Opinion | Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the 29-year-old commander of the almost negligible air force of the United Arab Emirates, had come to Washington shopping for weapons.In 1991, in the months after Iraq’s invasion of...
CIA

United States overseas operations: Role of CIA

Jacob G. Hornberger | Yesterday, President Trump, yielding to the overwhelming power of the Pentagon, CIA, and NSA, announced that he has decided to keep U.S. troops in Syria indefinitely, thereby abandoning his intention announced...
modi

PM Modi: The ‘New Hitler’ ?

Andrew Korybko | PM Modi: The 'New Hitler' ? Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's (PMIK) speech at the UN General Assembly last week was one for the history books and heralded the country's rapid ascent as a globally...
US

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 Leader Ali Khamenei – and subsequently circulated by IRNA –...
legacy

A hat trick for Trump’s presidential legacy

M.K. BHADRAKUMAR | It is clear by now that US President Donald Trump’s remark on Thursday as he was setting out for the Group of 7 (G7) summit in Canada on the readmission of Russia...

The rise of militancy in Europe

Jawad Falak | The attacks in Brussels, Belgium have shaken the entire globe. These militant attacks follow a car bomb blast in Berlin that killed a single person and the devastating attacks in Paris France...
denuclearization

South Koreans arrive in North amid stalled denuclearization talks

News Desk | South Korean envoys held talks in North Korea on Wednesday to finalize details on a third North-South summit to be held this month amid stalled talks on denuclearization between the North and...
Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Afghanistan Dilemma

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi l Islamabad is under a new administration that aims to play a far more active part in regional priorities than previous regimes. It aims to diplomatically involve itself as ‘peace-broker’ or ‘ice...
US

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh on October 22 by the US Secretary of State Rex...
Trump administration

Trump administration desperately seeking engagement with 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 has done the right thing to allow India’s state refiners...
Trump

Trump administration & regional strategy for South East Asia!

M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in Manila on Sunday to discuss the issues of security and stability of...
Kashmir

Modi’s betrayal of Iran is only the beginning

M K Bhadrakumar | The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with the outgoing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the dying...
NSG

NSG membership: Will Russia convince China to vote in India’s favor?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seldom if ever would say a bloomer. Therefore, her remark on June 6 seems odd, where she reportedly said that India will take Russia’s help...
weapon handling

India needs to train its troops in weapon handling before waging wars

News Review | Indian Air Force (IAF) Air vice Chief Air Marshal SB Deo was rushed to a military hospital on Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh, India Today reported. IAF sources told India Today the air marshal was...
confrontation

Battling it out at the UN: Potholes overshadow US-Iran confrontation

James M. Dorsey | It’s easy to dismiss Iranian denunciations of the United States and its Middle Eastern allies as part of the Islamic republic's long-standing rhetoric. The rhetoric makes it equally easy to understand...
SCO

Could SCO Contribute to Resolving Kashmir Crisis?

Andrew Korybko | The idea is that Russia and China, which have historically been closer to India and Pakistan (both of which are member states of the SCO) respectively, could join forces in somehow encouraging...
hazardous

Why is India releasing hazardous waste towards Sri Lanka?

News Correspondent | The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical...
Iranian

The Deepening Indo-Iranian Divide

M K Bhadrakumar l The frank remarks to the media this week by Iranian ambassador to India Ali Chegeni on the dismal state of his country’s relations with India betray frustration and despondency that the Modi government...

Hindutva & Orderism

Jawad Falak | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the crucial state elections in Karnataka but fell short of a simple majority, triggering confusion and intense...

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