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Iran weakened by internal woes?

Iran stands accused by the West of playing a key role in unrest plaguing the Middle East, but twin bombings claimed by Islamic State group jihadists are a keen reminder…

Trump’s departure

Donald Trump, the erratic incumbent of the Oval Office, is finally out of the most powerful office in the world. His presidency was marred by a number of controversies that…

No Winners Here

No winners here

Welcome to the 21st century nuclear arms race. Once again, we’re teetering on the brink of nuclear conflict instead of taking critical steps toward de-escalation and disarmament. If it feels…

Iraq warns of ‘collapse’ if Trump blocks oil cash

Iraqi officials fear economic “collapse” if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 percent of the national budget.…

Can We At Least Be Spared The Fabrications?

Can we at least be spared the fabrications?

The hypocrisy and the charade on parade would stick in throats more capacious than ours. The defence of the Holy Mosques is every Muslim’s sacred duty, we are breathlessly informed.…

Poisoned Gifts And Unmet Expectations

Poisoned gifts and unmet expectations

Pakistan could have handled this mess better, with slightly more finesse and subtlety. But the quality of decision-making in Islamabad is what it is. So there is no point in…