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Raisi’s death complicates political road map of extremist faction: Vali Nasr

Top Iran expert Vali Nasr said that contrary to widely held perceptions that saw it as just a totalitarian dictatorship, the Iranian polity was complex

Ebrahim Raisi was a part of the Iranian establishment that made foreign policy decisions but he didn’t influence it in any major way (via REUTERS FILE)
Updated on May 20, 2024 09:26 PM IST

Anchoring ties in Chabahar waters

The port agreement suggests how India and Iran are keen to exercise strategic autonomy

The Chabahar port agreement figured in discussions during shipping and waterways minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s visit to Iran last month. (File)
Published on May 15, 2024 01:24 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Matter of concern: EAM Jaishankar on delay in IMEC implementation in view of situation in West Asia

Matter of concern: EAM Jaishankar on delay in IMEC implementation in view of situation in West Asia

Matter of concern: EAM Jaishankar on delay in IMEC implementation in view of situation in West Asia
Published on May 12, 2024 11:05 AM IST

West’s moral claim over a rules-based order lies in tatters

Blind support for Israel’s action in Gaza is seen as western doublespeak on human rights and international law

TOPSHOT - A Palestinian man stands amid the rubble of a building destroyed by Israeli bombing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 3, 2024, as the conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement continues. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 03, 2024 10:53 PM IST

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative

Counter-terror narratives are backsliding, and this trend needs to be arrested as a compromise with a section of these groups becomes an acceptable way out.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 22: New York University students set up a
Published on Apr 28, 2024 10:45 PM IST

Pursuit of peace in the shadow of war

Israel and Iran should cease hostilities. Global diplomacy must work for de-escalation and the long-term objective of a Palestinian State

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel on April 14. (REUTERS/File)
Published on Apr 19, 2024 11:50 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Jaishankar dials Israel and Iran counterparts, expresses concern over conflict

India has pushed for de-escalation and a return to dialogue and diplomacy in the context of both the Israel-Hamas conflict and tensions between Iran and Israel

External affairs minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi on Sunday. (Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 08:07 AM IST

Rising spectre of war in West Asia

World can't afford to be roiled by more conflicts. Israel and Iran must roll back their aggression

This video grab shows explosions lighting up Jerusalem sky during Iranian attack on Israel.(AFP)
Published on Apr 14, 2024 11:45 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A new and dangerous turn in West Asia

Iran attacked Israel, escalating tensions in West Asia. Recent events have fueled conflict, with potential for wider regional war.

An Israeli Air Force fighter aircraft reportedly after a mission to intercept incoming airborne threats. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 06:22 AM IST
By, Washington

India for immediate de-escalation after Iran launches drones, missiles at Israel

Iran carried out its first ever direct attack on Israel by launching hundreds of drones and missiles.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India is seriously concerned at the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Iran which threatens the peace and security in the region. (File)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 11:45 AM IST

New Delhi’s balancing act in chaotic West Asia

India's diplomacy will be tested if the Gaza war continues indefinitely, or if relations between Israel and Arab nations further decline

Israel-Hamas War: Israeli soldiers stand next to tanks at a position in Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip as smoke billows over the Gaza Strip after Israeli bombardment.(AFP)
Published on Mar 02, 2024 10:00 PM IST
ByManjari Chatterjee Miller

Taylor Swift's Singapore tour amps tourism boom, hotels and flights booked out

Swift mania hits southeast Asia as fans flock to Singapore for sold-out shows ahead of Taylor Swift's icon tour

Taylor Swift's Singapore tour amps tourism boom in southeast Asia, hotels and flights booked out (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 04:52 PM IST
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Diplomatic win for New Delhi

Freedom for former naval personnel imprisoned in Qatar points to India’s rising profile in West Asia

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): A combination of pictures shows the ex-Indian Navy veterans, who were in custody in Qatar, have arrived at the Delhi airport, on Monday. Seven of the eight Indian Navy veterans were sentenced to death on 'espionage' charges. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 09:00 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

West Asia, weapon deals on agenda at India-US NSA meet

The two NSAs will aim to strengthen India-US ties and discuss technology sharing.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with his US counterpart Jake Sullivan (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 04:51 AM IST

US preoccupation with Iran is to China’s benefit

American strategic wisdom has been elusive thus far, but it is direly needed.

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Published on Feb 08, 2024 09:51 PM IST

America in West Asia again is return of folly

The moral argument that Israel’s right to self-defence should be supported lies crushed under the weight of Israel’s response to the attacks of October 7.

A picture taken from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip shows smoke rising over buildings in Khan Yunis.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Who is Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, Yemen's new prime minister ?

Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak has served as the former Yemeni ambassador to the US. He is widely viewed as a fierce opponent of the Houthi rebels.

Yemen's foreign minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak has been appointed as the country's new Prime Minister(ANI)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 10:34 AM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Iran, Pak dial down tension after strikes

Pakistan and Iran have expressed their willingness to work together on "all issues" following a call between their foreign ministers. This comes after both countries exchanged drone and missile strikes on militant bases in each other's territory. The strikes have raised concerns about wider instability in the region amid Israel's war on the Hamas group in Gaza. Both sides have signaled a desire to cool tensions, despite a history of rocky relations. Pakistan's cabinet has reportedly endorsed a move to re-establish full diplomatic relations with Iran. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged both nations to exercise restraint.

Iran carried out air defence drills, on Friday. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:36 AM IST
ByAgencies, Islamabad

Build expertise on America in India

The depth of Delhi-DC ties demands greater scholarship of history, actors, motivations, and society. Both government and academia need to invest more

A lot is happening on the India-US front. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 16, 2024 09:42 PM IST

US foreign policy: Biden’s legacy and the next president’s challenges

This article is authored by Vivek Mishra, fellow, Americas, Observer Research Foundation and Pankaj Fanase, doctoral candidate, CIPOD, SIS, JNU, New Delhi.

Joe Biden (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 12:46 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The key to peace in West Asia lies in Gaza

Washington must signal to Tel Aviv that its support cannot be unconditional. That could calm the Red Sea, and perhaps a global economy.

Israel-Hamas war: A view of the rubble of buildings hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on October 10, 2023.(AP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 12:38 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A day in the public life and politics of a fractured America

Wednesday began with Hunter Biden’s surprise appearance in the US Congress in Washington DC. He faces a federal indictment for tax crimes related to foreign business dealings

In the US Capitol, House Speaker Mike Johnson faced a revolt from the far-Right of his party that could lead to a shutdown of the US federal government (Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 01:52 PM IST

How the Iran-Israel rivalry is playing out in Gaza

What this Great Game in West Asia teaches us is that sometimes in history, even enemies need to agree upon a set of disagreements.

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Published on Jan 09, 2024 10:19 PM IST

Rift split wide open

2023 saw the intensification of old trends: explosion of old conflicts, multilateralism in crisis, growing gulf between the global north and south, along with an American polity under strain

Old conflicts that were thought to be resolved, managed or buried are back in a violent way, extracting a huge human toll. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 04:55 PM IST

Oman deal firms up West Asia outreach

New Delhi has a stake in ensuring that the conflict in Gaza doesn’t lead to more tensions in West Asia

PM Modi and Sultan of Oman Haitham Bin Tariq at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(PTI)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 09:00 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Beyond victimhood, towards humanity

A viable future for West Asia requires a focus on human security, on building peace through addressing people’s basic needs and assuring rights and dignity

Palestinians collect free food handouts from a volunteer hospice in Rafah, southern Gaza, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023. More than 18,000�Palestinians�have been killed in Gaza since Israel retaliated after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants with airstrikes and the ground assault, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave. Photographer: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 06:16 PM IST

Modi condemns civilian deaths in W Asia conflict

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for countries of the Global South to unite and speak in one voice for the greater global good in the face of new challenges emerging from the Israel-Hamas conflict. He condemned civilian deaths and emphasized the need for dialogue and diplomacy. Modi also highlighted the achievements of India's G20 presidency and discussed various initiatives aimed at promoting cooperation and development among developing countries. The Voice of Global South Summit saw the participation of several heads of state and government from the Global South.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Voice of Global South Summit on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

We strongly condemn death of civilians: PM Modi on Israel-Hamas war

PM Modi said New Delhi has emphasised on dialogue and diplomacy to deal with the Hamas-Israel conflict.

Modi made the remarks in his televised opening address at the second virtual Voice of Global South Summit. (PTI photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 12:40 AM IST

PM Modi, Brazilian President share ‘deep concerns’ on situation in West Asia

PM Modi, Brazilian President Lula share concerns on situation in West Asia in phone call

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva (L)(ANI)
Published on Nov 11, 2023 05:25 AM IST

UK's Rishi Sunak, PM Modi discuss Israel-Hamas conflict, FTA progress

The conversation was part of Rishi Sunak’s continuing outreach to world leaders on the situation following the October 7 terror attacks by Hamas.

UK PM Rishi Sunak and PM Narendra Modi.(REUTERS file)
Updated on Nov 04, 2023 03:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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