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What Iran’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization membership r...

Twenty-six years after Iran’s Islamic Revolution and withdrawal from the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) in 1979, and four ye...

As the UK seeks to strip citizens of citizenship, are Musl...

Growing up, I would hear my relatives saying aloud how there would come a day when we would get kicked out of ‘their country'. We...

Why Iran may become a latent nuclear state

A new round of talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal a set to begin in Vienna on November 29, 2021 [File: Reuters] As the negoti...

Laos banks on new high-speed railway to draw tourists and...

The Boten-Mohan tunnel is painted with the Chinese and Laotian flags.PHOTO: XINHUA NONG KHAI, THAILAND - The men arrived in d...

Malaysia on the horns of an AUKUS dilemma

A Malaysian naval officer looks out over the South China Sea. Photo: Facebook When the leaders of Australia, the United Kingdo...

UCAA dismisses claims on Entebbe International Airport tak...

Kampala: The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has dismissed claims that the Entebbe International Airport could be taken over by...

As China draws focus, ‘unreliable’ US leaves Middle East a...

Iranian soldiers take part in a military exercise earlier this month in southern Iran. Photo: Handout via EPA With the US&nbs...

Why a third term for President Xi Jinping makes sense for...

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a billboard with the slogan “China dream. Space dream” at the Jiuquan Satellite L...

Deja vu? Why it feels like the '70s again

Group of Six leaders pose for a photo in Rambouillet, France, at their first summit in 1975. From left: Italian Prime Minister Aldo...

A superbloom in Turkish-UAE ties

UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) met with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in Ankara on Nov. 24, 2021 A new...

Central Asian elites choose China over Russia

Since 2019, more than 40 protests were held against ‘Chinese expansion’ in Central Asia. Yet Central Asian elites...

U.S.-China defense talks: Biden seeks channel to Xi's inne...

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping want to avoid misunderstandings through improved communication. &...

France attacks EU commission for meeting Muslim youth orga...

Two French ministers have lashed out at the European Commision after the Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli met the pan-European Mu...

Australia-China: Forget wagging the dog, make a cat laugh

Australian politicians like Defense Minister Peter Dutton say they hear the drums of war beating louder across the region, including...

Lost in translation: The U.S. and China’s nuclear ambition...

Artillerymen assigned to a missile battalion of an air-defense brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army rush to their positions after er...

Russo-Uzbek ties a factor of regional stability

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (L) met Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Moscow, November 19, 2021 The visit of Uzbek...

China accuses US of ‘mistake’ after Biden invites Taiwan t...

The US ‘one China’ policy acknowledges that Beijing claims Taiwan as a province but does not say it recognises the claim....

Russia won’t let Ukraine go without a fight

Russian soldiers boarding a transport plane, Kaliningrad, Russia, September 2021 Vitaly Nevar / Reuters Ominous signs indicate tha...

Biden shifts China policy toward deterrence

Joe Biden meets virtually with Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Nov. 15: Biden has accepted Trump's diagnosis...

Are Democrats heading for a midterm defeat in 2022?

After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, the Democratic Party held both the White House and Congressional majorities, and had a publ...

UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Auku...

The foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said she wanted ‘like-minded countries to work together from a position of strength’.&n...