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IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

27 Dec 2019

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday bid adieu to the MiG-27 fighter aircraft as the jet's squadron took its last sortie in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

On 9/11 anniversary, rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan

11 Sep 2019

On 9/11 anniversary, rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan

A rocket exploded at the United States Embassy in Afghanistan's Kabul on Wednesday, the anniversary of 9/11 attack.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

08 Sep 2019

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that he has canceled a peace deal with Taliban leaders.

5 questions for (Kabhi)neta Kamal Haasan

13 May 2019

5 questions for (Kabhi)neta Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is a part-time politician. When he is bored, his team asks him to perform in front of live audience. Case in point: Voters in a Muslim-dominated area (by his own admission) of Karur district.

US to end sanction waivers for nations importing Iranian oil

22 Apr 2019

US to end sanction waivers for nations importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies South Korea and Turkey, that they'll no longer be exempt from US sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran.

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

09 Apr 2019

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the country.

Taliban attack joint US-Afghan base, kill 23 Afghan security forces

02 Mar 2019

Taliban attack joint US-Afghan base, kill 23 Afghan security forces

At least 23 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan base in southwestern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as fighting continued during a pause in peace talks between the insurgents and American negotiators.

Take back 800 ISIS-fighters captured in Syria: Trump to Europe

17 Feb 2019

Take back 800 ISIS-fighters captured in Syria: Trump to Europe

US President Donald Trump has demanded the European nations take back more than 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial, warning that the US otherwise will be forced to free the jihadists after it pulls out from the war-torn country.

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

14 Jan 2019

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

25 Dec 2018

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

An hour-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said today, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghanistan capital this year.

EU rolls over Russia sanctions over Ukraine turmoil: EU President

14 Dec 2018

EU rolls over Russia sanctions over Ukraine turmoil: EU President

EU leaders extended punishing economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine for another six months yesterday, amid heightened tensions between Kiev and Moscow over their Azov Sea clash.

Trump criticizes Macron over European defense remarks, again

14 Nov 2018

Trump criticizes Macron over European defense remarks, again

Donald Trump yesterday launched another attack against Emmanuel Macron over the French President's call for a European army, a proposal the US leader earlier had dubbed "insulting."

French President Macron's call for European Army 'very insulting': Trump

10 Nov 2018

French President Macron's call for European Army 'very insulting': Trump

US President Donald Trump today said the suggestion of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Europe should build its own army was "very insulting," asserting that Europe should first pay its "fair share" to NATO.

Afghans vote in Kandahar poll today, delayed after police-chief assassination

27 Oct 2018

Afghans vote in Kandahar poll today, delayed after police-chief assassination

Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.

US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia

22 Oct 2018

US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will pull out of a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia that limited the number of missiles in the two nations, accusing Moscow of violating the deal.

Russia to launch biggest war games in its history

11 Sep 2018

Russia to launch biggest war games in its history

Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops will take part in the country's largest-ever military drills Tuesday, in a massive show of force featuring Chinese soldiers that has rattled the West.

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

11 Sep 2018

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.

Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

25 Aug 2018

Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people today outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

21 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

Multiple rockets were fired toward the Presidential Palace in the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the capital city's old quarter.

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks checkpoints; 30 soldiers, policemen killed

15 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks checkpoints; 30 soldiers, policemen killed

A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen yesterday, a week after a massive insurgent attack in Ghazni city.

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters try to seize Ghazni city, kill 14

10 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters try to seize Ghazni city, kill 14

Taliban fighters tried to overrun the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni early today, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces.

Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan

05 Aug 2018

Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan

A suicide attack by a lone bomber on foot killed three foreign soldiers (Resolute Support service members) on patrol in Charikar city of Afghanistan's Parwan province, said Provincial Governor's spokesman Wahida Shahkar.

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

28 Jul 2018

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.

Trump put to test over his 'friendship' moves with Russia

16 Jul 2018

Trump put to test over his 'friendship' moves with Russia

After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet today in Finland's capital Helsinki to put to the test the US President's ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

US President Trump says he'll run for re-election in 2020

15 Jul 2018

US President Trump says he'll run for re-election in 2020

In an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that he "fully intends" to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants" him to.

Pompeo postpones '2+2 dialogue' with India to visit N-Korea this-week

03 Jul 2018

Pompeo postpones '2+2 dialogue' with India to visit N-Korea this-week

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week abruptly announced the postponing of the July 6 "2+2 dialogue" with India, will be traveling to Pyongyang this week.

Will talk about Syria, Ukraine and elections with Putin: Trump

30 Jun 2018

Will talk about Syria, Ukraine and elections with Putin: Trump

US President Donald Trump said he planned to discuss the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the US Presidential elections with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he meets him in the Finnish capital Helsinki on July 16.

Most likely to meet Putin in Europe next month: Trump

28 Jun 2018

Most likely to meet Putin in Europe next month: Trump

US President Donald Trump today said he is "most likely" to hold a summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Europe next month.

Two blasts in Kabul kill 21, including AFP photographer

30 Apr 2018

Two blasts in Kabul kill 21, including AFP photographer

Twin blasts in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, on Monday morning, killed at least 21 including AFP's chief photographer Shah Marai.

For the first time, India-Pakistan to participate in counter-terror exercise

29 Apr 2018

For the first time, India-Pakistan to participate in counter-terror exercise

In a first, arch rivals India and Pakistan will be part of a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in Russia in September, which will also be joined by China and several other countries.

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

28 Mar 2018

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

Pakistan is enraged over visuals of PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leaving a security checkpoint at a US airport during a recent "private" visit.

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

27 Mar 2018

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

The Trump administration on Monday expelled 60 Russian diplomats, describing them as "intelligence officers" and also ordered the closure of Russian consulate in Seattle over the use of nerve-agent allegedly by Moscow against a former Russian spy in the UK.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit China in April

15 Mar 2018

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit China in April

Leading India-China attempts of an entente, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to China next month to take part in the foreign ministers meeting at Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

US announces $5mn-reward for information on Pakistani Taliban Chief Fazlullah

09 Mar 2018

US announces $5mn-reward for information on Pakistani Taliban Chief Fazlullah

The US has announced a $5 million award for information leading to the arrest of Afghanistan-based Maulana Fazlullah, leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an outfit which carries out terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.

Multiple terror attacks strike Afghanistan leaving at least 24 dead

24 Feb 2018

Multiple terror attacks strike Afghanistan leaving at least 24 dead

At least 24 people have been killed and several others injured in four different terror attacks in Afghanistan.

After Trump withdraws military aid, Pakistan stops intelligence co-operation

11 Jan 2018

After Trump withdraws military aid, Pakistan stops intelligence co-operation

What is deteriorating the relations of US and Pakistan? Are they suffering from the tit-for-tat syndrome?

Turkey signs $2.5bn deal with Russia for missiles, NATO concerned

30 Dec 2017

Turkey signs $2.5bn deal with Russia for missiles, NATO concerned

Turkey and Russia have reportedly signed a $2.5 billion deal for Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Ankara.

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

09 Dec 2017

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

The US State Department has advised its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.

Hafiz Saeed release: US threatens Pakistan with 'repercussions'

26 Nov 2017

Hafiz Saeed release: US threatens Pakistan with 'repercussions'

The US is visibly annoyed at Pakistan's recent release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed.

NATO to scale up troop presence in Afghanistan

09 Nov 2017

NATO to scale up troop presence in Afghanistan

NATO recently conveyed that it intends on deploying 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.