INDIA’S WELFARE REVOLUTION IS STARVING CITIZENS

Rahul Bhatia, a journalist based in Mumbai, India, writes about the ways in which the Aadhaar I.D. system in India has disrupted the delivery of food to the Indian people. He explains the scenario by jotting down an example to make all the citizens as well as the readers to understand the current plights of […]

IN HARSH SAUDI CRACKDOWN, FAMOUS FEMINISTS ARE BRANDED AS TRAITORS

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cast himself as a reformer, advocating equality for women and granting them the right to drive. But in the past few days, Saudi activists who called for exactly those things were arrested, accused by the authorities of undermining national security and branded “traitors” in pro-government newspapers. The […]

THE MAN WHO COULD SHAPE IRAQ’S FUTURE

Moqtada al-Sadr won’t be Iraq’s next prime minister, but he may very well decide who is. It’s a striking outcome for the Shia cleric who forged a reputation as a radical in the insurgency he led against the U.S. after the invasion of 2003, and who then defined himself as an Iraqi nationalist through his […]

GAZA SUFFERS HORRIFIC DAY OF VIOLENCE – JOY OVERSHADOWED BY DEATH

On Monday afternoon, a U.S. delegation that included President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and other White House officials celebrated the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “glorious day” that had “made history.” Trump himself appeared via video link and asked God to bless the embassy. “May there […]

US SECRETARY STRESSES NEED FOR GULF UNITY

New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the need for unity among Gulf allies during a brief visit to Riyadh on Sunday as Washington aims to muster support for new sanctions against Iran. Pompeo reassured Saudi Arabia that the United States would abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, reached under President Donald Trump’s […]

NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR TEST SITE TO SHUT IN MAY

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown. Ahead of an historic meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump expected within the next three to four weeks, Kim told South Korea’s president […]

IRAN TAKES ” CARROT – STICK ” APPROACH WITH US NUCLEAR DEAL

Iran has softened its tone about whether the release of the US prisoners held in the Islamic Republic is negotiable while taking a tougher stance on the possibility of Washington walking away from a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested in an interview with CBS News aired […]

RUSSIA PREPARES FOR NUCLEAR WAR WITH US

Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington. Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other […]

TRUMP SELLS WEAPONS TO QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA AS GULF DISPUTES DRAGS ON

The Persian Gulf country Qatar, locked in a protracted diplomatic standoff with its neighbor Saudi Arabia, succeeded Tuesday in gaining support and weapons from its foe’s staunchest ally: President Donald Trump. During a meeting in the oval office, Trump welcomed Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and said that the two men “see […]