February 25, 2010
The International Crisis Group (ICG) has urged the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora to jettison the failed Tamil Eelam agenda of the LTTE. Instead, they should pursue the quest for a just peace in a unite...
February 23, 2010
It was billed as the moment when, we were told, Britain would read out the riot act to Israel over Mossad's suspected link to the abuse of British passports by the killers of Hamas commander, Mahmo...
February 5, 2010
On February 1, repeating a pattern of attacks carried out a year previously, a woman suicide bomber wearing an abaya or burqa blew herself up among Shia pilgrims passing through Shaab on their way...
February 2, 2010
There is nothing surprising about the Anglo-American decision to spend their way out of a hopeless war in Afghanistan by creating a fund to compensate defectors from the Taliban. In counter-insurge...
January 29, 2010
Tony Blair on Friday delivered a robust defence of his controversial 2003 decision to join the invasion of Iraq, arguing that the assessment of the risk posed by “rogue states” c...
January 16, 2010
“If you see anyone acting funny,” the Lahore-accented voice barked in Punjabi, “shoot them.”
Minutes after 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba commandos attacked targets across...
January 8, 2010
Israel has agreed to pay the UN around $10m in compensation for damage caused to UN buildings in Gaza during last year's war, according to diplomatic sources.The payout is the first since Is...
January 7, 2010
The police and the CRPF killed two militants and ended the 22-hour encounter at Lal Chowk here on Thursday. A civilian, injured along with seven others on Wednesday, died in hospital, taking...
January 3, 2010
Sri Lanka will hold provincial elections this year in the war-ravaged north as it braces to devolve power to the region’s predominantly Tamil population.“The 13th Amendment to th...
December 25, 2009
The NATO-led international military mission in Afghanistan has confirmed that the man in a Taliban video is a missing American soldier.The video, released Friday, shows Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl,...
February 24, 2010
Scores of Palestinians on Monday clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to include two hotly conte...
February 22, 2010
There are underlying worries whether in exchange for cooperation in fighting the Afghan Taliban and the other terrorist groups Pakistan would have obtained U.S. and NATO promises to get their mediatory intervention on the Kashmir issue. »
February 4, 2010
U.S. counterterrorism officials believe Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead following a missile attack last month, a senior intelligence official said Wednesday in the strongest sign...
February 1, 2010
On January 29, Tony Blair appeared before the Iraq Inquiry, the Chilcot inquiry, in London. It was unlikely that the self-righteous former British Prime Minister would reveal anything new. Most of...
January 25, 2010
On a Marine foot patrol in Afghanistan, Ryan T. Mathison stepped on a pressure plate rigged to roughly 25 pounds of explosives. Fortunately for him and his patrol, it did not explode. »
January 13, 2010
According to Gordon Brown, the aim of the international conference in London on January 28 would be to deliver “a new compact between Afghanistan and the international community.” »
January 7, 2010
Germany, a major contributor to the NATO force in Afghanistan, wants the upcoming crucial conference in London to focus on an early exit strategy from the country.“NATO nations want t...
January 3, 2010
Editor of Sri Lanka’s English weekly, Sunday Leader, who carried the controversial December 13 interview with the commander turned politician Sarath Fonseka, added a new dimension toda...
December 31, 2009
Iran’s coming in from the cold would have an enormous impact around the region. Bellwether countries such as Syria would follow suit. Support for violent, rejectionist Islamist extremism in Iraq and Palestine would correspondingly decline.
December 24, 2009
The contours of the tussle have changed in a fundamental manner over the years, but both the conflict ‘in’ Kashmir and the conflict ‘over’ Kashmir continue.