Iran moving into the big league Kaveh L Afrasiabi
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s three-nation tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India and the welter of agreements and understandings reached between Tehran and these governments serve notice beyond the mere issue of energy security and Iran’s expanding role in the sub-continent’s […]
Animosity has been fueled by western manipulation for decades. Now that the area can stand on it’s own, they must be given a chance to walk in their own direction, nurture their own economies and deal with their own populations. If democracy is the goal, let it evolve on its own. […]
BRISBANE (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor leader Kevin Rudd, a Mandarin speaking former diplomat, swept into power at national elections on Saturday on a wave of support for generational change, ending 11 years of conservative rule.
“Today Australia has looked to the future,” Rudd, flanked by his wife Therese and family, told jubilant supporters. […]
LONDON (Reuters) – China has dealt a blow to Western efforts to increase diplomatic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program by dropping out of a meeting to discuss tougher sanctions against Tehran.
Russia, which like China opposes further U.N. sanctions against Iran, added fuel to the fire by announcing on Friday that […]
Did US Governments since 70s help Pakistan proliferate nuclear weapons?
Every US Government from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has condoned Pakistans nuclear activity, rewriting and destroying evidence provided by the US and Western intelligence agencies.
London, Oct 27: Every US Government from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has […]
Putin Publicly Rebukes Rice, Gates on Foreign Policy Goals
MOSCOW, Oct. 12 — Two of President Bush‘s most senior Cabinet members pitched an unusual new missile defense partnership Friday to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but they received a firm public rebuke as the Kremlin made clear it remains deeply skeptical of […]
A second key British general has criticised US post-war policy in Iraq.
Maj Gen Tim Cross, who was the most senior UK officer involved in post-war planning, told the Sunday Mirror US policy was “fatally flawed“. His comments came after Gen Sir Mike Jackson, head of the Army during the […]
Bhutto ‘ultimatum to Musharraf’ By Barbara Plett BBC News, Islamabad
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has given President Musharraf 48 hours to respond to her demands for a power-sharing deal, media reports say.
The embattled military ruler is seeking support for presidential elections that would give […]
India-Japan reach agreement on bilateral currency swap
New Delhi, Aug. 22 (PTI): India and Japan have agreed to sign a basic bilateral agreement on currency swap, which will add to a regional network of such accords designed to provide emergency financial liquidity to either or both parties in times of […]