We’ve seen this movie before — this very scene, featuring this very cast of characters, mouthing more or less the very same lines. On February 11, speaking from a rostrum in Munich, American secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced the imminent cessation of hostilities in Syria. In a week’s time, they said, all combatants in that wretched land would stop shooting each other, and allow food and other humanitarian aid to reach Syrians long besieged by the fighting.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei decided early this summer that Iranians would not go for the Haj this year; the annual pilgrimage, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, began on September 9 and will conclude on September 14.
Business and cultural relations between Indian and the Arab civilizations can be traced back to the very beginning of recorded history and had a profound influence on each other which continues till today.
The body of Aylan Kurdi has gone beyond the ‘iconic’. Being small and dressed like a little European boy, and being white rather than brown-skinned, his very name posthumously and subtly shifting to the homely English ‘Alan’, the son of the Kurdish refugee family fleeing across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Europe became ‘our’ child.
Africa is increasingly occupying a key space in the Modi government's foreign policy goals. After successive visits by the President, Vice-President and PM to Africa this year, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi , President of Egypt, one of leading countries in the Arab World, is in India. In an exclusive email interview with ET President Sisi called for choking funds and arms for terror groups to combat extresmism.
Every catastrophe in Turkey in recent months has been greeted with the superlative, “deadliest”. Only the intensity varies with every bout of mortal fundamentalism.
Early this August, the Pentagon announced plans to sell weapons worth $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia. The news itself was not surprising as the Arab kingdom is one of America’s biggest arms buyers, but the timing of the announcement was rather conspicuous.Early this August, the Pentagon announced plans to sell weapons worth $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia. The news itself was not surprising as the Arab kingdom is one of America’s biggest arms buyers, but the timing of the announcement was rather conspicuous.
Five years after the Arab Spring, the situation in many countries of the West Asia and North Africa region is far from satisfactory.
The recent crisis in Saudi Arabia, wherein thousands of Indian workers lost their jobs when their employers suddenly shut shop, higlights the many challenges that emigration poses to the Indian Government and economy
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...
What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...
What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...
Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...