International

  • India takes over Iran's strategic Chabahar port

    India Monday (Dec 25, 2018) formally took over operations at Iran's strategic Chabahar Port, a move that, observers believe, could have significant geopolitical ramifications in the region. The port on the Indian Ocean, inaugur...

  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor takes a military turn?

    New York Times says Pakistan has eagerly turned more toward China as the chill with the United States has deepened and some of China’s biggest projects in Pakistan had clear strategic implications. In a report about Pakistan&rsq...

  • Pakistan's Mega Corruption Cases

    Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif jailed for 7 years; Ex-President Asif Zardari faces fake bank accounts scam

  • Is There a Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon?

    An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one ‘Hajj Jamal Ghalaini’ occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo ...

  • Qatar: an Oasis of Peace in a Troubled World

    Yellow vests in Paris, Brexit in Britain, Trump in the US, George Soros and Steve Bannon vying for the soul of Europe, Turkey embroiled in the Kurdish enclaves in Syria, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in post-Khashoggi free fall, corruption a...

  • From Central America to Syria: The Conspiracy against Refugees

    Watching the ongoing debate between US liberal and right-wing pundits on US mainstream media, one rarely gets the impression that Washington is responsible for the unfolding crisis in Central America. In fact, no other country is as acc...

  • Egyptian Kangaroo Courts on death sentences spree

    An Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sunday (Nov. 25, 2018) confirmed the penalty after being convicted in the death of Hisham Barakat, who was killed in a car bombing in eastern Cairo in 2015, according to the official MENA news agency.   ...

  • Iran hosts 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018)  called for Muslim unity and resistance against what he called "hostile" policies of the United States and Israel. "Muslims have no way but to remain ...

  • The Tide is Turning: Israel Is Losing War on Two Fronts

    The November 12 botched Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is delineating Tel Aviv’s failure to utilize its army as a tool to achieve Palestinian political concessions. Now that the Palestinian popular r...

  • In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

    Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the greenlight to a legislation that would make it easie...

  • Arab Turnaround: Saudi Crown Prince Tilts At Windmills, Assad Secure

    The ghoulish murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi has set into motion a new dynamic in the Syrian, Yemeni, Palestinian and other incipient conflicts in West Asia. Popular perception globally has traced the macabre plot to Crown Prince Moha...

  • Taliban join Moscow peace talks on Afghanistan

    The 19th Century British politician, Lord Palmerston was of the view that:  “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” Henry Kissinger rephrased it: “America has no permanent fr...

  • Three Muslims elected to House of Representatives

    Three Muslim candidates were elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan's 13th Congressional District.&nb...

  • Religion and Politics in Pakistan

    In a replay of 1977 anti-government demonstration against the government of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the government of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing violent protests by religious parties to destabilize the newly electe...

  • Why is Israel afraid of Khalida Jarrar?

      When Israeli troops stormed the house of Palestinian parliamentarian and lawyer, Khalida Jarrar, on April 2, 2015, she was engrossed in her research. For months, Jarrar had been leading a Palestinian effort to take Israel to the ...

  • Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric foments Kansas Mosque attack plan

    Three members of the Kansas militia — Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen — who were convicted of planning to massacre Somali Muslim refugees by bombing a mosque and apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, shoul...

  • American Muslim groups express solidarity with the Jewish community

    American Muslim civil advocacy groups have strongly denounced the killing of worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh PA. In solidarity with the Jewish community two Muslim organizations have raised around $200,000 to help victims...

  • Khashoggi’s murder rocks Saudi Arabia, its Western allies

    It was 2003. Kuldip Nayar was visiting Jeddah to attend an event of Indian community in Saudi Arabia. He wanted to meet Saudi journalists. I arranged and accompanied him to some of the meetings that he had. Among those he met was Jamal Khashogg...

  • Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince, Thomas Friedman And Lamb Kebabs

    I interviewed Jamal Khashoggi in Jeddah in December, 2001, months after 9/11. What struck me were his strong opinions on the Palestinian issue. Since US military action in Afghanistan, following the destruction of the twin towers in New York, w...

  • Netanyahu, the armed prophet of the clash of civilisations

    Istanbul: If US President Donald Trump can be visualised as King Cyrus, then Benjamin Netanyahu is the prophet out to save the modern Israelites in a hostile environment. His message is to cast the clash of civilisations theories of Bernard Lew...