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JFK’s Forgotten CIA Crisis

During a spectacular dinner at Mount Vernon, Kennedy pressed Pakistan’s leader for help with a sensitive spy operation against China.<p><b>At Mount …

Here are all the big issues reportedly holding up the Iran nuclear agreement

After a marathon negotiating session in Vienna, the sides have drawn up a document with five annexes, according to Reuters.<p>Russian officials said on Thursday that they expected to complete a deal within "hours." Reuters reports that the text of the deal is 96% complete.<p>A deal would have to be …

Here's What International Day Of Yoga Looked Like Around The World

On Sunday, June 21, people all over the world gathered to celebrate the United Nations' first ever International Day of Yoga.<p>Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was the driving force behind the event, which had yogis all all over the world taking to the mat to show their love of yoga. In fact, …

Yoga

Cockpit video of the Pakistani JF-17 Thunder during air display at Paris Air Show

The JF-17 Thunder is a light, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft jointly manufactured by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China.<p>The Pakistan Air Force plans to operate 160 JF-17 multirole jets about one-third of those are already in active …

Why China, Pakistan and US are eyeing India's 'string of pearls'

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Keeping New Delhi in a state of low-intensity attrition is part of this Machiavellian strategy.<p>POLITICS<p>| 6-minute read …

Indo-Russian 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft program: Delays and the possible outcomes

United States Air Forcehas successfully tested itsfifth generation fighter aircraftway back in 1997 and has inducted the same in December 2005. It …

PCB revives PSL plan for 2016

Pakistan news<p>The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again revived the plan of its franchise-based Twenty20 league, announcing the first season to take …

Pakistan Super League

How China Could Become a Two-Ocean Power (Thanks to Pakistan)

In the last few months Pakistan’s Government has made a number of decisions that have drawn the country even further into China’s geostrategic orbit. …

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

<b>Bangladesh and India have signed a historic agreement to simplify their border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land.</b><p>India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi ratified the deal with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.<p>Thousands of Bangladeshis inhabit more than 50 enclaves in India, while …

India

India is battling Japan to become the world’s third largest oil consumer

India’s already voracious appetite for oil is growing. Never mind that Asia’s third largest economy imports almost two-thirds of its total oil requirement—or that a ballooning oil import bill will do nothing to help its fiscal deficit problem.<p>Since last year, India has been locked in a see-sawing …

Why India has never seen a military dictatorship

A true story: In 1957, the then Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, visiting the office of general Thimayya, the chief of the army staff, saw a steel cabinet behind his desk, and asked the general what it contained.<p>The general replied that the top drawer contained the nation’s defence plans. …

Indian Army

The Afghanistan Arena: Pakistan’s Pivot to China

<i>The Rebalance</i> authors Mercy Kuo and Angie Tang regularly engage subject-matter experts, policy practitioners and strategic thinkers across the globe …

Geopolitics

The regional puzzle surrounding Pakistan's decision to stay out of Yemen | Afghanistan Analysts Network

A Delicate Balance: The regional puzzle surrounding Pakistan’s decision to stay out of Yemen<p>Author: <b>Sudhanshu Verma and Ann Wilkens</b> <b><br>Date: 25 May</b> …

Pakistan

Mont Blanc panorama is the world’s largest ever photograph

The world's 11th tallest mountain, Europe's Mont Blanc, is now the subject of the world's largest photograph.<p>An international team led by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini has published a gigantic panorama of Europe's loftiest peak, an image which weighs in at an enourmous 365 …

Watch Out, Pakistan: Israel to Sell India Mobile Missiles

Israel and India on the verge of signing a new “mega” defense deal, that would include Israel helping India develop a new mobile missile system.<p>On …

The economy in Pakistan is indeed improving

The recent terror attack in Karachi won’t help any, but still the news is looking up, from The FT:<p>The IMF has acknowledged that Pakistan averted a …

Economics

China Jams US Spy Drones Over Disputed South China Sea Islands

Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by jamming in at least one incident near the Spratly Islands, where China is building …

Memo to Afghanistan: Don't forget Russia | Politics

When Ashraf Ghani became the president of Afghanistan last September, he pledged to improve relations with all neighbours, mainly Iran and Pakistan. While he has focused almost entirely on improving relations with Pakistan, and on bringing China on board for his top priority of talks with the …

South Korea seeks deeper cooperation with Japan on China-led AIIB

TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea called on Saturday for deeper cooperation with Japan on a China-led development bank, while Japan remained cautious about the lender, which it and ally the United States have held back from joining.<p>South Korea's Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan speaks during an …

South Korea

China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru’s Pacific coast with Brazil’s Atlantic coast, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) and Peru's …

Rohingya Boat Refugees Rejected by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia

Non-recognition of Rohingya community from Myanmar government. Artwork by AK RockefellerThousands of Rohingya boat refugees from Myanmar have sought …

The Sleeper Issue of 2016 Is China

Why are we so worried about the Islamic State when Beijing is the real challenge?<p>As the long march to the presidential nomination begins, most of the likely Republican contenders are talking tough on foreign policy and criticizing the Obama administration for its evident failings in handling …

Nato's 'Dynamic Mongoose': Hunting for submarines

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1166000/1166947_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534405686_cd79f1dfef2cfbfe823d1d1878ebb20e<p><b>In the North Sea, off the coast of Norway, Nato has been conducting its largest ever anti-submarine warfare exercise.</b><p>It is seen as a response to the …

Military

China’s (Not So Scary) Drone Army

WASHINGTON: How many drones is Beijing building? Relying on unidentified “estimates,” the Pentagon’s latest Chinese Military Power report says “China …

Report: US Transfers Combat Aircrafts, Trainer Jets, Armored Carriers to Pakistan

The United States transferred weapons to Pakistan that were used by American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, including 14 combat aircrafts, 59 …

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

9:51 P.M.<p>Mayweather wins<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. has defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to unify the welterweight titles.<p>Judges scoring: Dave Moretti, 118-110; Glenn Feldman, 116-112; Burt Clements 116-112<p>The Judges' Scores<p>12 rounds are scheduled. Times judges will be rating each contender's …

Boxing

This Is How Much OPEC Really Earns

The world already knows that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, can change the fate of the international oil price. By …