Trump to focus on protecting US sovereignty in UNGA address

UNITED NATIONS: President Donald Trump will talk about protecting US sovereignty, expanding relations with countries that share similar values and call for a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week’s gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly, his top diplomat to the UN has said. Trump will participate […]

Unrepentant, Unreformed Bully

Unrepentant, Unreformed Bully

While it is difficult for bullies, in general, to reform and transform into normal, civic and civil individuals, but in many cases , with maturity and vicissitudes of life, many do. However, at the same time, many also remained unreformed and unrepentant. The latter assessment holds true for the United States which continues to adhere […]

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

By Raheel Bashir September the 11th, 2018 marks forty five years of one the most gruesome acts of terrorism in modern times. On this day in 1973, the Chilean Military backed by the United States initiated a coup d’état that deposed the democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende, leading to his eventual death and established […]

US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

Warns countries against doing business with Tehran EU, Britain, France and Germany deeply regret Washington’s move Global reaction to Trump’s move showed US diplomatically isolated: Rouhani Washington: The United States re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party […]

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’

Tehran: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani today warned the United States not to “play with the lion’s tail”, saying that conflict with Iran would be the “mother of all wars”. Addressing his US counterpart Donald Trump, Rouhani said: “You declare war and then you speak of wanting to support the Iranian people. “You cannot provoke the […]

US-Russia ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe in election meddling, says Putin

US-Russia ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe in election meddling, says Putin

WASHINGTON: Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow’s election meddling as “political games” that should not be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations. Asked in a Fox News interview about Mueller’s indictment on Friday of 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking Democratic Party computers in 2016, just […]

‘Deal of the Century’ is Not New and the PA Leadership is Not a Victim

‘Deal of the Century’ is Not New and the PA Leadership is Not a Victim

Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will fail. Palestinians will not exchange their 70-year long struggle for freedom for Jared Kushner’s cash; nor will Israel accept even if there is a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank. The order of that anticipated failure is likely to go something like this: the Palestinian Authority (PA) […]

US dismissive of third-party role on Kashmir

US dismissive of third-party role on Kashmir

Washington: The Trump administration today appeared to be dismissive of a third-party’s role in resolving the Kashmir dispute and reiterated that it is for India and Pakistan to determine any discussion on the issue. The administration’s response came in the wake of Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui’s suggestion of a trilateral cooperation between India, […]