South Asia

Israeli Army Ready to Attack Iran

Military and political members reported to pro-Netanyahu newspaper, Israel Hayom, that the Israeli Army is now ready more than ever to attack …

Middle East

How Tehran Is Working With Washington's Allies To Undermine US Sanctions Against Iran

With little more than two weeks to go until the first set of fresh US sanctions is imposed on Iran, officials in Tehran and the capitals of its major trading partners are struggling to find ways to protect the commercial ties that have built up over the past few years.<p>The new US measures to …

Asia

Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials

ASPEN, Colo. — Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and on private companies, and the U.S. is warning allies, hardening its defenses and weighing a counterattack, say multiple senior U.S. officials.<p>Despite Iran having …

News

Turkey, US Officials Hold Talks on Upcoming Iran Sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to …

Asia

China Woos U.A.E. With Trade, Balancing Concerns Over Iran Ties

More than a dozen agreements signed in a flurry of business cooperation<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping met leaders of the United Arab Emirates on Friday to bolster China’s economic ties with a key ally of Saudi Arabia, just as Beijing is emerging as a critical partner for an increasingly isolated Iran.<p>…

China

The US Must Build Saudi Arabia’s First Nuclear Reactors

Riyadh will get its atomic energy. The question is who gets the construction contracts — and the influence that goes with them.<p><b>For all the attention</b> …

Saudi Arabia

After Violence, WhatsApp Restricts Message Forwarding

In India, the message forwarding feature was used to help spread fake rumors that led to mob violence and the deaths of two dozen innocent people. …

Cybersecurity

Will China Undermine Trump's Iran Strategy?

In May, President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. A few weeks later, U.S. Secretary of …

Trump Administration

Turkey says working to avoid negative impact from U.S. sanctions against Iran

ANKARA (Reuters) - Relevant authorities are working to prevent Turkey from being negatively impacted by U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara on upcoming sanctions.<p>In a statement following a visit by a U.S. delegation …

Asia

Uproar over ‘Hindu Taliban’ remark, Supreme Court reserves verdict

As the decibels went up, the bench intervened. CJI Misra said, “Adjectives used must have acceptance in court room...These adjectives have to be used …

India News

Pakistan enhances security ahead of general elections

Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) The Pakistani government has enhanced security across the country, especially of the politicians and for public rallies …

Elections

Robert Fulford: Iran’s very peculiar way of ‘defending itself’ won’t end well

It’s now four decades since the revolution of 1978/1979 ended the career of the Shah of Iran, replacing his regime with the Islamic Republic. For …

Middle East

'We must not ignore the people of Iran'

Madame Rajavi, friends, it’s a great honor and a great privilege to once again join and to stand in solidarity with all of you and with the people of …

Asia

Turkey says it has new evidence of Gulen coup links, will discuss with U.S

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has obtained fresh evidence linking supporters of a U.S.-based cleric to a 2016 failed military coup, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said, adding he would discuss the new information with his U.S. counterpart later on Friday.<p>Turkey's so far fruitless two-year effort to …

World News

Meet Amir Fakhravar, the 'snake oil salesman' pushing regime change in Iran

Fakhravar has become the darling of the Fox News crowd, while opposition activists denounce him for peddling misinformation

Middle East

India to host U.S. for 2+2 talks

India will host the inaugural round of the two-plus-two dialogue with the United States on September 6. The ministerial-level meeting will cover …

India

Javad Eiraji appointed as WAC's Iran Reporter

Since July 14, 2018<p>Javad Eiraji has been appointed as Iran's Country Reporter, as part of the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Javad Eiraji …

Asia

Pompeo Reaches Out To Iranian-Americans Amid Hard-Line On Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will reach out to Iranian-Americans over the weekend in a speech delivered in Southern California -- home to tens …

U.S. Dept. of State

Indian children to be part of 'Nuclear Kids' musical in Hungary

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Three children from the Atomic Energy Central School at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have been selected to participate in the …

Tamil Nadu

Man held on charges of impregnating 16-year-old daughter in north Bengal

A man has been arrested from Jaigaon village in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district on charges of impregnating his 16-year-old daughter, police said on …

India

PML-N to form governments at the centre, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claims Shehbaz Sharif

PESHAWAR, Jul 20 (APP):Pakistan Muslim League-N President, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday claimed that PML-N would form governments at the centre, …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

WhatsApp to Limit Message Forwarding After Rumor-Led Violence in India

Messaging service’s restrictions seek to slow the flow of misinformation<p>By<p>Krishna Pokharel<p>Krishna Pokharel<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@pokharelkrishna<p>pokharelk<p>Google+<p>krishna.pokharel@wsj.com<p>NEW DELHI—Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging service is making it harder for users world-wide to forward …

Government (India)

How Authoritarians Use Capitalism To Bolster Their Oppressive Regimes

As I traveled recently from city to city in Russia under the spell of the World Cup, I was haunted by a question: Are Vladimir Putin's Russia, Xi …

Political Science

10-year-old boy murdered, body mutilated in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district

Express News Service<p>SRINAGAR: In a gruesome incident which has caused outrage across Kupwara, a 10-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the border …

India News

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Real Estate

10 objects that define Indian design

<b>(CNN) —</b> Design is a mirror of our attitudes, and uniquely Indian gestures like churning, combing and calculating are reflected in it. Items used regularly, like tea holders and spice boxes, are part of a long-standing tradition placing the design of household objects at the core of everyday life in …

Royal Enfield

A young Iranian's letter to President Trump

- Advertisement -<p>President Donald Trump<p>Hello<p>Hope this letter, which I write to you, reaches you and read and I hope you have good days in life and do …

Liberal View

Pakistan’s Military Wields More Influence Ahead of National Election

Intelligence arm goes behind the scenes, using carrots and sticks to persuade voting blocs to switch allegiances to parties military can control, politicians and human-rights groups say<p>LAHORE, Pakistan—This nation’s military is working behind the scenes to manipulate this month’s election to try to …

Human Rights

The Elusive Pursuit of Peace by Afghanistan

The peace marchers from the Helmand province – the southern province of Afghanistan and one of the hardest hit places in terms of terrorism, civilian …

Afghanistan

Mother Mirra’s Coffee’s 100-year legacy

“I promise, you will keep coming back for more,” declares Sundar Subramaniam with a confident smile. The executive director of Mother Mirra Group of …

India News