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Talmiz Ahmad

Donald Trump’s Mideast plan: It’s not to bring peace

Given the ongoing political contentions in West Asia, Arab opinion is deeply divided.

31 Jan 2020 2:30 AM

Post Soleimani, West Asia lurches from crisis to crisis

Khamenei was tough and uncompromising in his remarks. He referred to the previous fortnight as "historical days".

22 Jan 2020 7:20 AM

A sultan who modernised Oman and was a true peacemaker in West Asia

Qabbous came to the throne in 1970 in a peaceful coup d’etat, engineered with the help of the British that sent his father into exile.

13 Jan 2020 2:15 AM

As 2019 ends, West Asia sees a few silver linings, new dawn

Through December, there were reports of Saudi-Iranian interactions to discuss a possible accommodation of their competing interests.

28 Dec 2019 2:08 AM

Tehran faces ‘maximum resistance’ as sanctions bite, discontent rises

Observers estimate that Iran might have lost $1.5 billion due to the week-long blackout.

09 Dec 2019 12:41 AM


Does Bolton’s ghost still stalk the White House?

Bolton found himself increasingly excluded from policy relating to North Korea and Afghanistan.

19 Sep 2019 1:23 AM

Pak in a fix over J&K, but India’s challenges remain

Pakistani commentators now fear that if there is now any violence in Kashmir, Pakistan will be blamed and there could be a sharp Indian response.

17 Aug 2019 12:53 AM

Washington-Tehran brinkmanship is taking Middle East to the abyss

President Trump later said that he had ordered a retaliatory attack on Iran, but held back when he learnt it would kill at least 150 Iranians.

27 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Brinkmanship in the Gulf gets more dangerous

A senior Iranian official has added that Iran could consider withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as well.

26 Jun 2019 1:33 AM

Iran, US & Israel: A tale of 3 summits in Mecca

There need not have been three summits — all members of the GCC and the Arab League are also members of the OIC.

04 Jun 2019 12:05 AM


America, under Trump, turns into ‘rogue’ state

Several US commentators believe that Trump is being encouraged by some of his officials to initiate a war againt Iran.

29 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

‘Magician’ Bibi likely to face stormy days ahead

Religious parties freely invoked faith and even promised a “place in heaven” to those who voted for them.

15 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

OIC choice: Start afresh, or stick to old enmities?

The minister’s remarks resonated with the history, values and interests of the entire assemblage.

05 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

A fresh chance for OIC, India to reset their ties

Given the painful history of India's association with the OIC, this announcement was nothing short of a bombshell.

27 Feb 2019 1:39 AM

MBS’ visit gives India a chance to reshape ties

Both countries are committed to establishing long-term energy ties based on investments and joint ventures.

18 Feb 2019 12:50 AM


In Syria, Trump confounds his enemies and friends

With the US committed to withdrawal, Turkey faces two immediate challenges.

29 Jan 2019 12:51 AM

In turbulent Mideast, many jostle for advantage

Russia will remain the sole major power in West Asia to shape the contours of regional politics.

27 Dec 2018 7:39 AM

The ‘disappearance’ of Khashoggi: For Saudis, little real change likely

Khashoggi welcomed the Arab Spring in 2011 as a renaissance in the Arab political order.

12 Oct 2018 2:05 AM

The scenario in Syria gets more dangerous

The bringing down of the Russian aircraft has created fresh uncertainties in the complex Syrian scenario.

03 Oct 2018 1:36 AM

In new Mideast vision, India could play a role

Amid the pessimism and hopelessness that has shrouded West Asia over the past few years, Mr Zayani’s voice is an important “beacon of hope”.

11 Aug 2018 2:06 AM