The Foreign Desk
It’s election season in America. President Obama should therefore expect that anything he does is going to be criticised by the Republican opposition. But even on foreign policy, the president can’t win for losing. Only the killing of Osama bin Laden got him a grudging credit from across the aisle – and his bump in [...]
Jubilant celebrations were seen all over Libya last night following the killing of Muammar Gaddafi. It must be noted from the outset, that this blog piece does not seek to defend Gaddafi’s regime. It seeks to pose a series of questions that have arisen since hearing the news of his killing, some of which remain unanswered.
Greece is no stranger to political drama, with the first 150 or so years of its modern existence featuring a series of revolutions and coups, regular changes to its political system and structures of governance.
Burma’s new president, a former general called Thein Sein, flew out of Delhi this past weekend, concluding a four-day visit which saw the relationship between the two countries further cemented with a series of new deals and written agreements. Among the highlights referred to in the joint statement issued by the countries, was an undertaking [...]
The main ring road that runs through the city of Jerusalem and past Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residency has, for a little over two years, been home to Noam and Aviva Shalit, the distraught and disheveled parents of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad.
It’s as if they were born for each other. Two of India’s most colourful and controversial business tycoons came together last night to help the more flamboyant and cash-strapped of the two cope with deep financial problems.
Both love the image of running airlines and mixing with film stars, plus the colour and drama of sports [...]
Whatever the truth of the amazing US allegations against Iranian agents accused of plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil, they have served to highlight the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.
The Saudis sent troops to Bahrain, where they openly intervened with the blessing of the [...]
Once again, Pakistan’s monsoon flooding is causing devastation for millions. In the southern province of Sindh an estimated seven million people have been caught up in the disaster; homes have been destroyed, vast tracts of farm land inundated with water, and vital community facilities such as health clinics severely damaged.
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There’s been a nice irony in New Delhi tonight where top politicians led by prime minister Manmohan Singh, and Sonia Gandhi, the governing coalition’s leader, went to the old city’s Ramlila grounds to celebrate today’s Dussehra Festival.
The festival marks the triumph of good over evil as King Rama defeats King Ravana, who had abducted Rama’s [...]
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