Finally Pak, Afghan and US objectives converge

The US drone strike in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has reportedly killed 13 militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other affiliated groups on March 24, 2015. The area targeted in the drone strike was near the Khyber Agency, a region that has become a battleground for the military in its fight against . . . → Read More: Finally Pak, Afghan and US objectives converge

The real face of Israel exposed in election results

(By Lawrence Davidson) Elections are public windows onto national hopes and concerns, and this was certainly the case with the March 2015 voting in Israel. You just have to look through that window with analytical eyes to assess those national yearnings in their essential details.

At first glance the campaigning suggested that most Israelis were . . . → Read More: The real face of Israel exposed in election results

Why is US President avoiding Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg?

(By JOSH ROGIN) President Barack Obama has yet to meet with the new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and won’t see Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week, even though he is in Washington for three days. Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama well in advance of the visit, but never heard anything . . . → Read More: Why is US President avoiding Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg?

Love thy neighbor

When you see a former Pakistani ambassador being hailed in India for his views, it has to be for all the wrong reasons. There is no doubt that the amount of attention Hussain Haqqani gets from Indian media is unprecedented for a Pakistani national. One can easily come across his various articles and . . . → Read More: Love thy neighbor

How will Israel’s Netanyahu be remembered

On the back of an election victory Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. What will his legacy be: a talented politician who polarized society, isolated Israel in the world, and refused to make peace with the Palestinians, and eventually made war with Iran?

CrossTalking with Norman Finkelstein and Gil Hoffman.

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Political crisis in Bangladesh continues

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds the high cards in her Awami League government’s violent confrontation with an opposition coalition led by her longtime bitter rival Begum Khaleda Zia, the leader of the Bangladesh National Party. But though Zia’s strategy of disrupting economic activity to force early fresh elections under a caretaker government has clearly . . . → Read More: Political crisis in Bangladesh continues

Mullah Fazlullah along with many other militants killed

As unconfirmed reports of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah’s death circulated in the media early Monday, spokesmen for different Taliban groups denied that Pakistan’s most wanted terrorist was killed in an operation by the military.

TTP spokesman Mohammad Khorasani claimed that reports regarding Fazlullah’s death were “absolutely baseless rumors”.

A spokesman for Taliban splinter . . . → Read More: Mullah Fazlullah along with many other militants killed

How the Indian students cheat without shame

Cheating in exams is fairly common in the Indian state of Bihar, but new images have emerged which show just how large-scale and blatant the practice is.

Many students smuggled in textbooks and notes into the examination centres despite tight security – and parents and friends were photographed scaling the walls of test . . . → Read More: How the Indian students cheat without shame

What are Natanyahu’s beliefs on Israel’s two nation theory

(By Ishaan Tharoor) After a decisive victory for his Likud party in national elections on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be in a more conciliatory mode. In a number of interviews with American TV outlets, Netanyahu tried to dial back a statement made earlier this week in which he claimed that there . . . → Read More: What are Natanyahu’s beliefs on Israel’s two nation theory

PM briefed by COAS about setting up new FC wings

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Thursday and briefed him on the ongoing operation Zerb-e-Azb and the process of rehabilitation of the temporarily displaced persons back to their homes.

According to the prime minister’s media section, matters relating to the return of temporarily . . . → Read More: PM briefed by COAS about setting up new FC wings