Nawaz Ahmed

10 Flips | 1 Magazine | 69 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @NawazAhmed2015 | Keep up with Nawaz Ahmed on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nawaz Ahmed”

The agreements that shaped the region may be forgotten in the west, but in the Middle East their significance still looms large<p>In an idle moment between cocktail parties in the Arab capital where they served, a British and French diplomat were chatting recently about their respective countries’ …

Middle East

U.S. official: 'Psychological blow' in ISIS killing of Iranian general in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The death of a top Iranian military commander in Syria this week has dealt a "psychological blow" to elements backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a U.S. intelligence official.<p>The killing of a commander in the Revolutionary Guards Corps at the hands of ISIS also …

Cyber-suspicion strains US-China relations

<b>Cybersecurity - an issue once obscure - is now at the centre of US-China relations.</b><p>In Cold War days, nuclear arms control might have topped the agenda of a major summit - but now when leaders meet, they are looking at how to avoid an escalating cyber-arms race.<p>Tension has grown in recent years and …

This Is Why Muslims Hold Muhammad in Such High Regard

Photo by 'Camera Eye'<p><i>What the world owes to Islam and its Prophet</i><p>The principles, values and freedoms of which we can be proud of today are found in a book compiled some 1,400 years old. This book was given to us through the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who, through his example and …

Why the Taliban takeover of Kunduz is a big deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The loss of the major city of Kunduz to the Taliban is a stunning reversal for the Afghan government, deepening worries about the ability of its security forces to take the fight to the Islamic militants.<p>Afghan officials vowed to quickly drive the Taliban back out again from the northern …

Pakistan Expresses Alarm over Ever-expanding US-India Strategic Partnership | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In the run-up to today’s meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, New Delhi and Washington have taken</i> …

Has Narendra Modi lost the plot?

<b>Has India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost the plot?</b><p>This week, his BJP government backed down on its controversial land acquisition bill, which would have made it easier for land to be used for industry and infrastructure projects. It has, more or less, returned to the old law approved by the …

Analysis: Is Syria's Assad Set To Be Abandoned by Russia, Iran?

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted Monday as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be ready to “give up” on Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>"(Putin) is no longer of the opinion that Russia will support Assad to the end. I believe he can give up …

Saudi ‘cultural vandalism’ of Muslim heritage continues

Sites associated with the life of prophet Muhammad have been close to the hearts of all Muslims for almost one and a half millennia. Over the …

Taking sides in Syrian civil war? Obama authorizes airstrikes ‘to defend’ US-trained rebels

The US president has reportedly authorized the Air Force to protect Syrian rebels trained by Washington to fight against Islamic State by bombing any …