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Could Europe become like the Middle East?

Could Europe become like the Middle East?

Ongoing violence in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and other parts of the world creates pessimism and forces us to confront some fairly horrible questions. “Can the fire that burns the Middle East right now spread to Europe with this refugee crisis?” is …

Ban Ki-moon hopes to see India’s leadership in South Asia

Ban Ki-moon hopes to see India’s leadership in South Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon who said he “counted on India’s leadership” in South Asia, at the Sustainable Development Goals summit in New York marking the world body’s landmark 70th anniversary session. With India among the countries providing the …

Resette Middle Eastern Refugees in Central Asia

Resette Middle Eastern Refugees in Central Asia

On September 16, Lord Desai stood up in the British House of Lords and proposed what he acknowledged to be a “utopian” solution to a burgeoning crisis that has challenged EU cohesion: Brussels should work via the United Nations to develop and fund a plan …

Isolate India from the rest of South Asia

Isolate India from the rest of South Asia

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani wrote a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wherein he advises him to adopt a diplomatic policy which ensures India’s isolation in South Asia. In the letter, the Hurriyat leader urged Pakistan to develop good relations with its …

Al Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri slams ISIS as illegitimate

Al Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri slams ISIS as illegitimate

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has dismissed ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as illegitimate – but has hinted at cooperation in their fight against the West. The Egyptian doctor, who replaced Osama Bin Laden, accused the militants of sedition and insisted their most …

Allies to beef up campaign against Islamic State group

Allies to beef up campaign against Islamic State group

A US-led coalition is poised to intensify the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, in response to a spiralling humanitarian crisis and lacklustre results from a year-long air campaign. Nations from Europe to Australasia are paving the way for increased military involvement in …

If you want a genuinely humane approach to refugees, follow Tony Abbott’s Australia

If you want a genuinely humane approach to refugees, follow Tony Abbott’s Australia

Most ordinary Australians are shocked that our immensely civilised country is reviled in polite society here and abroad, when the world has so many blatant human rights abusers. The latest accusation comes from a New York Times article complaining that our policies on asylum-seekers are …

Retaining India’s Strategic Autonomy

Retaining India’s Strategic Autonomy

There is a constant attempt by Western, especially American, strategic analysts and think tanks to disentangle the seemingly complex threads of India’s foreign policy. The political establishments of the United States and other major Western powers have lately shifted their policies vis-a-vis India in an …

Afghanistan hosts regional economic conference in Kabul

Afghanistan hosts regional economic conference in Kabul

Afghan officials emphasized the opportunities for investment and economic growth in their country Friday on the second day of a regional economic conference in the capital, Kabul. The Regional Economic Cooperation Conference or RECCA, which opened Thursday, brings together officials from more than 30 nations …

Putin’s idea of developing Russia’s Far East

Putin’s idea of developing Russia’s Far East

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia’s push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing’s strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin’s drive for new sources of growth. At the Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific Port of Vladivostok on Friday, …