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New cold war will not stop US decline
August 5 ,2020
Why has the US attitude toward China changed so profoundly?  The origins lie in the 2008 financial crisis. The relatively stable...
Erdogan’s reclamation of Turkey’s Islamic past is legitima...
August 16 ,2020
Thousands flock to perform Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey on July 31 2020 Situated on the shores of the Bosphorus...
India’s Rafale vs. China’s J-20: War of words erupts over...
August 5 ,2020
French-made Rafale twin-jet fighter and China’s J-20 Mighty Dragon I have flown in just about everything, with all kinds of...
Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off...
August 5 ,2020
Russia has offered India its 18-tonne Sprut SDM1 lightweight tanks for possible procurement amid the ongoing stand-off with China in ea...
A cause for hope for the Rohingya in Myanmar
August 5 ,2020
Something peculiar and unexpected happened in Myanmar in mid-July: A group of Rakhine Buddhist students visited a camp for Rohingya ref...
Mediation between Saudi and Iran going slowly, says PM Imr...
August 5 ,2020
Pakistan’s U.S.-requested mediation efforts between Gulf rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have been making slow progress, Prime Minis...
Nepal to send new map to UN soon
August 5 ,2020
Nepal has begun preparations to send its new political map issued in May, incorporating the encroached land of the Kalapani-Limpiyadhur...
Bhutan’s domestic tourism in focus once again
August 5 ,2020
While Bhutan remains closed to international tourists owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a renewed effort in promoting domestic t...
Curfew ahead of first anniversary of revocation of Kashmir...
August 5 ,2020
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday imposed a curfew in Srinagar with immediate effect.  The authorities said the decis...
Gunmen storm prison in Afghanistan, killing at least 29
August 5 ,2020
At least 29 people have been killed in ongoing fighting between Afghan security forces and gunmen who raided a jail overnight in an att...
India's Article 370 experiment in Kashmir has failed
August 4 ,2020
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard in Srinagar on Aug. 1: no one will know how much the situation has deteriorated Wednes...
“Based on past experience I would expect to see armed conf...
August 5 ,2020
After the six month long intense protest demonstrations in Kashmir against the killing of more than 100 boys, the government of India i...
Did India attack China by proxy in Pakistan?
August 4 ,2020
Balochistan Liberation Army fighters at an undisclosed location When militants attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on June 29, an...
What China's meeting with Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan...
August 4 ,2020
Amid rising tensions with India, China last week held a quadrilateral meeting with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal to discuss coordinat...
Why India's military isn’t getting the weapons it needs
August 4 ,2020
The first five of the thirty-six Dassault Rafale fighters that India purchased from France reached Ambala airbase in the north Indian s...
UN resolution bars unilateral change of Kashmir’s status,...
August 22 ,2020
August 5, 2020 marks the first anniversary of India's abrogation of Act. 370 and 35A of its constitution changing&n...
As standoff with India continues, China stages bombers and...
August 4 ,2020
The Chinese air force apparently has deployed bombers to an airbase in the country’s far west, placing the warplanes within strik...
India’s Amit Shah has Covid-19 and little sympathy from so...
August 4 ,2020
As India reels from its fifth consecutive day of recording more than 50,000 new Covid-19 cases, home affairs minister Amit Shah has com...
Nepal plans helipad on disputed location in Bihar’s West C...
August 4 ,2020
Amid strained relationship with India, the Nepal government is contemplating constructing a helipad at a disputed location on Indo-Nepa...
Kashmiris have completely rejected India's move to annex I...
August 4 ,2020
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that all Kashmiris have rejected outright India's decision to ann...
A year after Kashmir’s annexation, India is far from stron...
August 5 ,2020
Even a year after the Modi sarkar’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s Special Status and thereby annex it, the regional balance o...