• EU on the warpath with China, calls Beijing ‘systemic rival’ 2019-03-13 21:52

    EU on the warpath with China, calls Beijing ‘systemic rival’

    TEHRAN - The rivalry between China and the U.S. is legendary so is the confrontation between the U.S. and European Union. Now, the common enemies of the U.S. – China and EU – are on the warpath.

  • U.S.-China trade war 2019-03-12 10:09

    Malaysia sides with China in U.S.-China trade war

    TEHRAN - In a major snub to the Trump administration, Malaysia says it would prefer to take sides with China over the U.S. if his country was forced to take sides in the trade war.

  • Modi-Trump 2019-03-06 22:06

    Trump’s next trade war with India; India’s preferential trade status ended

    TEHRAN - It is official: U.S. President Donald Trump’s next trade war is going to be with India, and his decision to end India’s preferential trade status bears testimony to that.

  • India’s war-crazy TV media stoops to new low 2019/03/06

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s war-crazy TV media stoops to new low

    TEHRAN - Truth is the first casualty of war, said Greek playwright Aeschylus. The phrase has been interminably used to explain and contextualize the gross misrepresentation of facts in the event of war.

  • India-Pakistan war 2019-03-01 11:35

    Amidst ‘war-like situation’, India, Pakistan conduct surgical strikes

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    TEHRAN - From diplomatic offensive to military action, India has moved swiftly to take ‘revenge’ from arch-rival Pakistan for the recent terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

  • India-Pakistan war 2019-03-01 11:31

    ‘India-Pakistan war will impact Afghan peace process’

    With India and Pakistan on the warpath, Afghan Taliban has also jumped the bandwagon, warning that it could have a bearing on Afghanistan’s peace process.

  • Pakistan- India war 2019/02/28

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    It’s official: India, Pakistan are at war, again

    TEHRAN - After days of shrill war rhetoric and saber-rattling, India claimed to have conducted a surgical strike in Balakot, a small hamlet in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, early Tuesday morning.

  • India-Pakistan 2019-02-26 10:31

    Pakistan experts urge govt ‘to be prepared’ for war

    TEHRAN - As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, three of Pakistan's former foreign secretaries have urged their government to be prepared to deter any "aggressive action" by India.

  • Sanjay Kapoor 2019/02/26

    By Sanjay Kapoor

    India and Pakistan on the warpath again

    TEHRAN - On February 14, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of para-military police force returning to trouble-torn Kashmir valley. When the haze cleared after the earth-shaking blast, the survivors of the large convoy carrying 2500 soldiers found only the mangled remains of what was a bus carrying 41 of their colleagues.

  • China-India 2019-02-21 09:07

    China urges India, Pakistan to ‘exercise retraint’

    TEHRAN - China, a regional giant, has urged two estranged neighbors Pakistan and India to exercise restraint and conduct dialogue to achieve resolution of outstanding issues.

  • We seek war with no country, but defend ourselves solidly: Zarif 2019-02-12 22:35

    We seek war with no country, but defend ourselves solidly: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran does not seek war with any country, but that does not mean that Tehran will lose firmness in defending itself.

  • China-U.S. trade war 2019-02-07 01:43

    India to benefit from U.S.-China trade war

    TEHRAN - India is among the countries likely to benefit from the ongoing trade war between the world's top two economies – the U.S. and China – the United Nations (UN) has said in its latest report.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-07 01:41

    Pakistan reaffirms support to Afghan peace process

    TEHRAN - At a time when hectic negotiations are underway to restore peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani official says his country is playing a key role in Afghanistan’s peace process.

  • Zarif: West Asia filled with war, extremism due to foreign meddling 2019-02-07 01:22

    Zarif: West Asia filled with war, extremism due to foreign meddling

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the West Asia region has been filled with war, extremism and destructive actions due to foreign interference.

  • Trump-Xi 2019-02-04 23:24

    Xi, Trump likely to meet to discuss trade war

    TEHRAN - As the trade war between China and U.S. escalates, there is a likelihood of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meeting in Vietnam, according to reports.

  • Modi-Khan 2019-01-12 22:03

    India hits back at Pakistan PM, says offers for dialogue ‘not serious’

    TEHRAN - The blame games continue between India and Pakistan, as the two estranged South Asian neighbors accuse each other of creating roadblocks for peace process.

  • Zarif 2019-01-07 23:25

    Ghani’s ‘peace envoy’ to visit Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Afghan President President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for peace and head of High Peace Council's (HPC) secretariat, Umer Daudzai is expected to visit Pakistan this week.

  • Ahmad Salkida 2019/01/07

    By Ahmad Salkida

    Why troops are losing ground to ISWAP

    ABUJA - In the few days leading to the eclipse on 2018, reports from the warfront in North East Nigeria provoked huge concerns, fiercely stirring panic within communities in and around Maiduguri, Borno state. Governor Kashim Shettima, within this period, quickly called an emergency security meeting to receive briefs from different security commands in the state. At the Executive chambers of the Government House, Maiduguri, the seat of power in the state, the situation was grim and faces drawn.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2019/01/05

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    Eurasian strategic triangle and global peace

    TEHRAN - Graham Allison’s 2017 book ‘Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap’ has become the topic of hot debate among Western think tanks as historical evidence indicates that Thucydides trap magnifies the chances of military confrontation between a ruling power and a rising power for dictating the terms of societal order.

  • MBS 2019/01/01

    By Bruce Riedel

    Mohammed bin Salman's awful year

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has had a tumultuous 2018. He has gone from being hailed a revolutionary who would bring a Saudi Arab Spring to being censured unanimously by the U.S. Senate for the premeditated murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The 33-year-old crown prince is now increasingly regarded as a dangerous and reckless despot implicated in war crimes and mass starvation. The Congress and media are likely to be more hostile in 2019. It has been a stunning fall from grace.

  • MBS 2018-12-31 11:33

    By Daniel Larison

    Mohammed bin Salman, regional menace

    Hisham Melhem has written a searing denunciation of Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)’s disastrous foreign policy record and his destabilizing domestic power grabs.

  • Katrina Ritz 2018-12-30 15:54

    By Marjan Golpira

    The many challenges of assisting those affected by war

    TEHRAN - Katrina Ritz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describes the situation on the ground in Iraq “stable” but in need of much assistance.

  • Afghan troops 2018-12-29 20:38

    ‘Trump didn’t order Afghan troop withdrawal’

    TEHRAN - In a classic volte-face, White House has contradicted reports that the U.S. President Donald Trump ordered withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Apparently, in response to backlash at home and abroad, White House spokesman dismissed reports that Trump directed the military to pull 7,000 soldiers out of the war-torn country, Bloomberg reported.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/12/17

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. military industrial complex’s perpetual warfare

    TEHRAN - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 10 December 2018 released its report on the sale of weapons and other military hardware by the world’s largest 100 weapon manufacturers. The U.S. weapon manufacturers dominated the ‘top hundred list’ with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies benefitted from the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing demand for weapons.

  • Sergey Lavrov 2018-12-17 17:17

    Russian FM Pledges Moscow Will Not Wage War on Ukraine Despite Provocations

    MOSCOW- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov vowed on Monday that Moscow was not going to start a war with Ukraine amid intensified provocations on Kiev's part.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-13 10:13

    Over 30 killed in multiple Afghan attacks

    TEHRAN -In a spate of terrorist attacks across war-torn Afghanistan in past few days, more than 30 people have been killed, according to reports.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-12-13 10:10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s cooperation needed to end war in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have long been accused of proxy war in Afghanistan, where the war has stretched into its 18th year now.

  • khan 2018-12-09 10:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan won’t fight anyone else's war; can’t be treated as ‘hired gun’, says PM Khan

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was known on the pitch for his flamboyance and aggression. A fierce competitor, he always led his team by example and turned aggression into a lethal weapon to subdue his competitors and gain upper hand over them.

  • Ghani 2018-12-02 10:48

    At Geneva summit, Afghan government presents 'roadmap for peace and prosperity'

    TEHRAN _ The much-awaited two-day Geneva conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the Afghan government and United Nations, was held this week, attended by delegations from 61 countries and 35 international organizations.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-02 08:49

    U.S. airstrike kills 23 in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _Compounding the misery of war-weary Afghans, the U.S. forces are carrying out deadly aerial operations in Afghanistan, resulting in the killing of innocent civilians. In a latest incident, the U.S. led airstrike in southern Helmand province on Tuesday killed as many as 23 civilians, most of them women and children, the United Nations confirmed.