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Patrick Chappatte | NY Times

Donald Trump’s ‘deal of war’ for Iran and the British ‘mayfly’

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US to end waivers to countries buying Iran's oil

Amid soaring US-Iran tensions, a look at why and how the situation escalated this far

While the US has ended waivers on imports of Iranian oil, Iran withdrew partially from the 2015 nuclear deal earlier this month.

India tells Iran that decision on oil imports will be taken after elections

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif that India will take the decision based on ‘energy security and economic interests’.
Mamata

Ravish says Mamata ‘wrong’ in meme case arrest

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Javad Zarif (File photo)

Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif in India to boost ties, days after halt on oil purchase

Ahead of a meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif described India as 'one of our most important partners'.

The winner from Trump’s Iran sanctions? Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is poised to raise its own output to meet all requests for oil purchases it has received from countries that have had to stop buying Iranian crude.

US to deploy warship, air defence missile system amid rising tensions with Iran

The Pentagon said US did not seek conflict with Iran, but was ready to defend its forces and interests in the region.
Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia makes friends with an old enemy in fight with Iran

Saudi delegation visited Iraq last month and came away with a pledge to invest $1 billion in development projects and open a consulate in Baghdad.
US attorney general William Barr

US House committee holds Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress

Trade war ensues between China and US ahead of negotiations between two countries.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.