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China’s Silk Road leaves India stranded in its region

  0 comments   |     by MK Bhadrakumar on 12, July 2016

China’s Silk Road leaves India stranded in its region M.K. Bhadrakumar The Chinese foreign ministry has announced that the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will pay an official visit to China starting April 6. The expectations in Colombo are that the four-day visit will advance the Sino-Lankan relations &ld

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US PLANS BILLIONS IN AFHGAN FUNDING UNTIL 2012

  0 comments   |     by REUTERS on 14, June 2016

US plans billions in Afghan funding until 2020  By REUTERS KABUL: The United States is asking its allies helping with security in Afghanistan to maintain funding for Afghan forces at a cost of nearly $5 billion a year until at least 2020, a top US military commander said on Monday. The plan extends the international financial

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The New Great Game - Implementation of the trade-Munir Akram

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 12, June 2016

THE recent India-Iran-Afghanistan agreement to develop a trade route from Chabahar to Central Asia has been portrayed by Indian commentators as having changed the historical ‘Great Game’ for control of the connection between South and Central Asia through Afghanistan. It has been claimed that the agreement will end India’s ‘isolation’ from Central Asia and Pakistan

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China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group

  0 comments   |     by REUTERS on 09, June 2016

China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group: diplomats Reuters VIENNA: China is leading opposition to a push by the United States (US) and other major powers for India to join the main club of countries controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, diplomats said on Thursday as the group discussed India's membership bid. Other countries opp

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ISIS Under Bombs: Battered But Not Defeated by Patrick Cockburn

  0 comments   |     by Patrick Cockburn on 25, May 2016

In northern Syria carnage alternates with ceasefires as the Syrian air force pounds the rebel-held eastern side of Aleppo in a bid to drive out the remaining civilians. Rebel artillery replies in kind against government areas in the west of the city, but cannot match the firepower used against their enclave. Airstrikes on Thursday killed at least 28 people in a refugee camp close to the Turkish

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U.S. says Mullah Mansour was planning attacks on Americans

  0 comments   |     by REUTERS on 24, May 2016

U.S. says Mullah Mansour was planning attacks on Americans By REUTERS May 24, 2016 PESHAWAR/WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, and U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death of their

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

  0 comments   |     by A Iqbal on 23, May 2016

Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US Anwar Iqbal — WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart¬ment of Defence conducted a precision air strike, targeting Mullah Mansour in a remote area in the Pakistan-Afghan

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Masters of Mankind: The cost of Violence by Noam Chomsky

  0 comments   |     by Noam Chomsky on 23, May 2016

[This piece, the second of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In brief, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a t

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

  0 comments   |     by A Iqbal on 23, May 2016

Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US Anwar Iqbal — WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart¬ment of Defence conducted a precision air strike, targeting Mullah Mansour in a remote area in the Pakistan-Afghan

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How we Turned Success into Defeat and Endless War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Christina Lamb on 14, May 2016

Western media pretends the war is over, even as people join the Taliban or ISIS or leave. Another year, another spring offensive. The massive truck bomb that detonated in Tuesday’s morning rush hour followed by gunfire, killing 28 and wounding hundreds more, was sadly nothing new for the Afghan capital. More than 15 years after Western leaders declared victory over the Tali

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