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It is wrong to look only at Israel while fighting rages across the Middle East, writes the former Shin Bet chief.
 
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Though Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had not formally rejected the invitation, Israel’s participation in the Paris conference scheduled for January 15 hangs in balance.

 

 

Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” is slated to be a monumental experiment for the oil rich kingdom. Its main purpose is to revolutionise the economy of the country in the next one-and-a-half decade. This noble vision was announced by the Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman on April 25, 2016.

 
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There has, as yet, not been any denial of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s mumbled comments during a TV interview last week about retired Gen Raheel Sharif being appointed the chief of a Saudi-led military alliance. Considering that clear articulation has never been his strong point, one may take the minister’s mutterings as confirmation.

 
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US SECRETARY of State John Kerry’s long speech on peace between Israelis and Palestinians offered the wronged party (the Palestinians) little, and is unlikely to win support either in the US or in Israel, to whom it was really addressed. It was a futile effort to defend the US’ abstention on UNSC Resolution 2334, which was adopted on Dec 23, 2016.

 
Azaria shot dead a Palestinian attacker who had already been shot and pacified.Starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Israeli TV networks canceled their regular broadcasting to cover the delivery of the verdict in the military trial of Sergeant Elor Azaria.
 
The heinous Saturday night bloodbath at a swanky nightclub on the banks of the Bosphorus in Istanbul brought what had already been a terrible year for Turkey to an exceptionally brutal conclusion.  
 

On December 23, the United States Ambassador to the UN abstained on UN Security Council resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s settlement activity in the occupied territory of the West Bank and East Jerusalem

On December 23, the United States Ambassador to the UN abstained on UN Security Council resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s settlement activity in the occupied territory of the West Bank and East Jerusalem

 
This week’s vote in the United Nations Security Council describing Israeli settlements built in Palestinian territory as a flagrant violation of international law is a major development that will have far reaching consequences for the Middle East peace process and perhaps the future of the UN.  
 

In itself, the United Nations resolution condemning illegal Israeli settlements passed by the Security Council last Friday is innocuous enough. It was slated under the non-binding chapter six but it has taken on a larger-than-life symbolism for good reasons.

In itself, the United Nations resolution condemning illegal Israeli settlements passed by the Security Council last Friday is innocuous enough. It was slated under the non-binding chapter six but it has taken on a larger-than-life symbolism for good reasons.

 


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China is yet to reciprocate to India’s territorial concerns on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor'
 
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The possibility of a Taliban attack targeting Emirati officials is not going down well with analysts writes Monish Gulati
 
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Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The recent judgment of a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court barring politicians from seeking votes in the name of religion, caste or creed just ahead of crucial Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab is a welcome step in the right direction. The recent judgment of a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Cour
 
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It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.

 
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spotlight image So the lady’s not for turning. Well, we knew that, didn’t we? Brexit means Brexit, no “partial membership”, no “half-in, half-out”. This was the section of Theresa May’s speech most heavily briefed in advance – but still gloriously welcome to the hard Brexiteers when she finally uttered t
 
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spotlight image It is unfortunate that Taiwan has a neighbor across the Taiwan Strait that wants to annex it, but, even more frustrating, Taiwanese also have to put up with people who echo China’s rhetoric and intended to intimidate Taiwanese into obedience.
 
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Read the transcriipt of UN Secretary-General's End-of-Year Press Conference, held in New York on December 16, here...
 
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spotlight image It is wrong to look only at Israel while fighting rages across the Middle East, writes the former Shin Bet chief.
 
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When is a scam not a scam? The short answer obviously would be, when it is approved by the Government in power. But then, the question arises: Is that necessarily true?  
 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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