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Joe Biden and the American gridlock

The annual threats of the government shutdown have always been about spending...

The rise and rise of Putin’s Chef

A new generation of hard-liners is emerging, surpassing even Putin’s old guard in their aggression. Of these, the most prominent...

Reflections on Christmas: Setting aside differences for goodwill, peace

The Nativity and waiting for Christ’s return make observant Christians emotional, but today Christmas is too often sadly secular, it...

Will 2023 be a continuum of 2022 in British politics?

2023 begins with the Labour Party in the strongest position since 2010; in the polls, Labour are 17 percentage points...

UK strikes spoil the advent of Christmas

UK is experiencing a new variety of Christmas chaos, this time not Covid-related but brought about by public workers’ strikes....

G20 presidency reaffirms India’s special status in world: Brazil’s ambassador

New Delhi: India’s G20 presidency has ignited hopes about a new period of the leadership of emerging economies in the...

‘Twitter files’ II expose Gadde-led ‘secret group’ that shadow banned accounts

‘Twitter used Visibility Filtering to block individual user’s searches to limit scope of a particular tweet’s discoverability’. New Delhi: Twitter,...

US, UK look to ‘peacemaker’ Modi amid growing Russia-Iran military ties

The US, the UK and Australia reach out to India with updates on Russia providing weapons and military expertise to...

PM Sunak delivers his first major foreign policy speech

London: This week, Rishi Sunak delivered his first major foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet. As explained by...

Crimea is key to solving the war in Ukraine

Zelenskyy must realise that Crimea was only given as a present to Ukraine 66 years ago simply as a gesture....

How the western media is treating Rishi Sunak

The British media has been hostile to Rishi Sunak, when compared to other western media. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

Twitter files expose ex-top official Vijaya Gadde’s ‘Left’ bias

Gadde, an Indian, then working as head of Twitter’s Legal Policy, Trust, and Safety in the US, used her influence...

Iran helping Russia commit war crimes

The arrival of the Iranian drones helped fill a crucial gap in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. London: Just before midnight...

Qatar continues to snub India on Navy veterans’ illegal detention

New Delhi: The eight Indian nationals, all navy veterans, will be entering their four months of illegal detention at the...

New Pak army chief Munir an old India-hand, faces multiple internal challenges

Asim Munir, who was written off by his colleagues and watchers, was earlier last week appointed as Pakistan Army chief,...

MI5 continually adapts to counter terrorism

London: The new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt released his “autumn budget,” which included £55 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts....

Why Vladimir Putin is living in a parallel universe

There are no signs that the Ukrainian people are weakening. Russia’s brutality has only served to increase the people’s determination...

India battle-ready as Xi appoints ‘combat expert’ military leaders

Army commanders discuss implications of the military reshuffle in Beijing; Jaishankar sends out a blunt signal to Chinese leadership over...

‘India’s emergence as an economic behemoth bringing it closer to U.S.’

‘According to official figures, the overall US-India bilateral trade in goods and services reached a record $157 billion, a drastic...

Quad has a role to help secure Indo-Pacific regional stability

As tensions worsen in the Taiwan Strait, the Quad is also needed to deter potential forced reunification between the PRC...

Why COP27 should thank Vladimir Putin

Before the war, solar and wind sources were already cheaper than fossil fuels in 85% of the world; now they...

A drama-filled week in the UK

Suella Braverman’s language is under scrutiny. London: The Bank of England was vandalised with paint by a group called “Just...

Investigation into Leicester uncovers false narrative and external actors

The false allegations have put the wider Hindu community in the UK at risk of hate, assault and vandalism. London:...

Why Moldova is Putin’s next victim

If you want to identify one person who is seeking to capitalise on the uneasy political situation and become ‘Moscow’s...

UK Foreign Secretary visits India

Cleverly and Jaishankar discussed the latest on the 2030 Roadmap, the landmark commitment to boost cooperation between the UK and...

Unite party and country: Rishi Sunak has his job cut out

Conservatives want to consolidate around Sunak, their political future depends on it. A leadership race prompted Boris Johnson’s snap to...

Triangulating China, Russia, US is dangerous policy by MBS

Under MBS a tectonic shift in Saudi Arabia’s relations is taking place, much to the delight of China and Russia....

UN meet corners China on soft corner for terrorists

Pakistan too was given a blunt message on terrorism, with envoys from various member countries privately expressing dissatisfaction over FATF’s...

Conservatives face a snap leadership election

The differences on immigration, benefits, Brexit, NHS, legitimate rights, essentially the policy mix, will continue to unbalance the party whoever...

Martial law shows that vladimir Putin is already toast

When hundreds of returning coffins morph into thousands, the public mood will harden quickly against Putin and the population will...

Disloyalty on all fronts in the UK

The current political atmosphere is a gift to the Labour Party, who are fantasizing about a general election. Astonishingly, these fantasies...

The chant of ‘Women, Life, Liberty’ echoes around Iran

What differentiates the current protests from the past is that they have been female led, perhaps for the first time...

RATS’ resolve to tackle terror in Afghanistan will expose Pakistan

With Pakistan’s army aiding terror organisations operating from Afghan soil, Islamabad is bound to fail the RATS test of delivering...

Biden document fails to mention Pak terror

National Strategy Document does not speak of terror threat to India and world from Pakistan, in contrast to what Trump’s...

Washington falls for Islamabad’s phantasmagoria, yet again

US recently honouring Gen Bajwa has raised questions in Washington on the long term effects of Biden cozying up to...

Sturgeon revives call for Scottish independence referendum

There is a question about whether the Scottish government can hold a referendum without Westminster’s consent. London: The Scottish Parliament...

The end is nigh for Vladimir Putin

Last month a group of councillors in St Petersburg, Putin’s birthplace, wrote a letter accusing him of ‘high treason’ and...

India will be more vocal about China’s Uyghur issues

MEA in action to dispel the impression that New Delhi made a blunder by abstaining from voting on Uyghur genocide....

India has a moral obligation to help end Ukraine war: Denmark’s envoy

‘Denmark has always supported the rise of India. We find India’s request to be a permanent member of the Security...

Truss and Kwarteng, a dynamic duo

Since the mini-budget announcements by Kwarteng the UK has seen a spike in interest rates, a drop in the value...

Italy pushes Europe to the right

The Brother of Italy’s coalition with the League and Forza Italia will share the characteristics of other European right-wing brethren:...

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