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Donald Trump takes full credit for peace deals between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel

Trump has proudly announced that five other Arab countries have also lined up to sign similar peace deals The White House has emphasized that the historic breakthrough was made possible by Trump’s ‘leadership and expertise […]

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A U.S.-Iran detente could be on the cards

The exit of John Bolton, and Israel’s diminished influence on Washington, signal a possible reduction in tensions. “Israel and John Bolton have been the two major obstacles to a direct encounter between the two Presidents […]


India and U.S. resolve to work through their trade differences

NEW DELHI (TIP): India and the U.S. resolved to “work through” their differences which have led to an impasse on trade issues as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar hosted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

United States

US to allow 8 countries to continue buying Iran oil after sanctions on Nov 5: Pompeo

India may be one of the countries to get exemption WASHINGTON(TIP): The US has agreed to temporarily allow eight countries to continue buying Iranian oil after it re-imposes crippling sanctions on Tehran on November 5, […]


It’s not about the nuclear deal

The U.S. won’t ease the terms of sanctions on Iran, as the goal is regime change in Tehran “The impact on India will be severe. The price of crude is already close to $80. Energy […]


Trump’s Iran walk-back: Double whammy for India after CATSA

Just when Indian diplomats were figuring out how to mitigate the impact of Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CATSA) on its arms and oil trade with Russia, South Block has another reason to burn […]

United States

Trump scraps the Iran nuclear deal, calling it ’embarrassment’

Iran will remain in N-deal, says Rouhani European leaders call on Washington to let them carry on with pact WASHINGTON(TIP): US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 8, pulled out of the landmark nuclear deal […]


Can the 3 Ms save Iran deal?

By Arun Kumar The Macron-Merkel-May trio hopes to bear upon Trump to keep pact “Besides the Europeans, the looming May 12 deadline also has India worried, as since the end of sanctions, it has greatly […]


Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

DUBAI (TIP): Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. In announcing its decision, Qatar did […]


Myanmar insists no North Korea links as US envoy visits

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on July 17, as a US diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts […]


Saudi Arabia chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in UK: Report

LONDON (TIP): Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed, asserting that a “clear and growing link” can be drawn between overseas money and the recent wave of attacks in […]


Officials say 76 police officers hurt in clashes with anti-G20 protesters

HAMBURG (TIP): At least 76 police officers were hurt on Thursday in clashes with anti-G20 protesters in Hamburg, German authorities said, as a demonstration dubbed “Welcome to Hell” erupted in violence shortly after it began. “Police are still being […]


Pakistan closely watching Modi’s trip to Israel

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan is closely watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s historic trip to Israel as it can have serious implications on strategic stability in the region, a media report said on July 3. The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan officially does […]


Russian state has never been involved in hacking: Putin

ST PETERSBURG (TIP): President Vladimir Putin insisted June 1 that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers could influence the outcome of elections in the United States or Europe. But the Russian leader […]


Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel ban

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump‘s administration on Thursday asked the US Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory. The administration filed two […]


India, Pak to become full SCO members at Astana summit: China

BEIJING (TIP): India and Pakistan’s admission to the Beijing-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at the grouping’s summit in Kazakhstan next week, China said on June 1. “The members states of the SCO are accelerating the […]


Iran says it has built 3rd underground ballistic missile factory

ANKARA (TIP): Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile programme, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying. The development is likely to […]


CPEC may ignite more India-Pakistan tensions: UN report

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) traversing through PoK might create “geo-political tension” in the region by igniting further tensions between India and Pakistan, a UN report has warned. The report released by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission […]


Fake News Hyperventilating or Constitutional Crisis, with Brutus lurking in the Ides of March?

  By Ravi Batra The cascading events, generally are layered and rarely, as now, erupt into a crescendo from an approaching constitutional crisis. Initially, let me disclose that I am a registered Democrat, and seeing […]


Iran votes for reform

“Mr. Rouhani’s decisive victory is a shot in the arm for the moderates coming after the elections in February last year for the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts where the moderates and the reformists had registered […]


Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

TEHRAN, IRAN (TIP): Iranians began voting May 19 in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider […]


Upholding majesty of international law

BY BHARAT H DESAI & BALRAJ K SIDHU India‘s moving the International Court of Justice to seek justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court vindicates the majesty of international law. […]


34 dead, 2,000 sick with suspected cholera in Yemen: WHO

34 dead, 2,000 sick with suspected cholera in Yemen: WHO SANAA (TIP): Thirty-four people have died of cholerarelated causes and more than 2,000 have been taken ill in less than two weeks in Yemen, the World Health Organization said on […]


‘Unchecked’ Iran could become another NKorea: US

WASHINGTON (TIP): US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has termed the Iran nuclear deal a failure and said an “unchecked” Tehran could become another North Korea, but stopped short of threatening to derail the landmark […]

Middle East

Iran successfully tests ballistic missile

TEHRAN (TIP): Iran‘s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile. The Thursday report quotes Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard’s airspace division, as […]