China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON: China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks Saturday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month. The US pushed back, insisting it will continue to […]

US welcomes Saudi’s ‘decision’ to independently refuel planes engaged in Yemen war

WASHINGTON: The US has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s “decision” to cease taking American support and instead use its own military capabilities for refuelling aircraft from the Riyadh-led coalition engaged in the Yemen war. The US has provided refuelling to about 20 per cent of the Saudi-led coalition planes flying sorties over Yemen. “We support the decision […]

US ‘war on terror’ has killed over 5,00,000 people: Study

US ‘war on terror’ has killed over 5,00,000 people: Study

WASHINGTON: At least half a million people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan have been killed due to the so-called “war on terror” launched by the United States in the wake of September 11, 2001 attack, according to a study published on Thursday. The report by the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs […]

New York: The City of the Homeless and the Drugged?

New York: The City of the Homeless and the Drugged?

By Prerna SM Jain New York city, “the concrete jungle where dreams are made of”, seems very mesmerizing when one sees the constantly lit up streets, and the colossal figure of the Statue Of Liberty, which is perhaps a monument that every tourist yearns to have glimpse of. But, head 15 kilometers north to East […]

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors – as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively […]

WTO not equipped to deal with China and its industrial policies: US

WASHINGTON: China’s economic system is not compatible with the norms of the WTO, the Trump administration has said, asserting that the international trade body is not equipped to deal with Beijing and its industrial policies. The Trump administration is also seeking to redefine the term ‘developing nations’ as countries like China, despite being the world’s […]

Five people on short list to replace Haley as UN ambassador: Trump

Five people on short list to replace Haley as UN ambassador: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said he has five persons in mind, including his former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley as the US ambassador to the UN. Haley, 46, announced Tuesday she would resign from her post as the US ambassador to the UN effective at the end […]

US should not view ties with Pak through ‘Indian lens’: Qureshi

US should not view ties with Pak through ‘Indian lens’: Qureshi

Islamabad: The US should not view its ties with Pakistan from the Indian lens or Afghan perspective, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. The relations between Pakistan and the US nosedived this January after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven to […]

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation and the United States: A Million Mutinies Now?

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation and the United States: A Million Mutinies Now?

Any system-political, economic, social and cultural-survives and lasts when and if it is legitimate or, in the least, is perceived to be legitimate, fair and just. Of course, these noble ideals cannot be entirely replicated to picture perfection in a given society because social organizations like societies are human constructs and humans are fallible beings. […]

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