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Gas flares burn from pipes aboard an offshore oil platform near Lavan island, Iran | Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Trump administration is at war with itself over Iran

Iran Hawks in the administration are worried that Trump will allow the nuclear deal with Iran to survive.
The F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

Closely following reports of F-16 misuse by Pakistan, says US govt

The State department said that US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets against India.
Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo played ‘essential role’ in negotiating India-Pakistan de-escalation talks, says US state dept

The state department spokesperson also reiterated US's call for Pakistan to abide by its UN Security Council commitments to deny sanctuary to terrorists.
Huawei

Huawei has deep connections with Chinese intelligence service: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo says Huawei presents a traditional national security threat and there's a risk they'll steal US technology.
Mike Pompeo

US trying to find common ground between India and Pakistan, says Secretary of State Pompeo

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in negotiations, each party will have to accept something less than perfection that will, over a period of time, deliver the desired outcome.
House Democratic Women

In deal to avert another US govt shutdown, early reports hand victory to Democrats

It has been a long day in the world of foreign affairs, and we begin by looking at how the Democrats and the Republicans, the two leading parties of the US, reached a deal to avert another government shutdown.
Donald Trump

When White House plans for a strike on Iran left Pentagon, State Dept alarmed

France President Emmanuel Macron reaches out to resentful citizens, and Bangladesh’s famed garment workers continue protests for better pay.
Donald Trump

White House prepares for border wall as Donald Trump threatens national emergency

Japan PM Shinzo Abe speaks in support of Theresa May and Mike Pompeo speaks in Cairo about Trump’s vision for Middle East.
Mike Pompeo

Pakistan rejects US censure on its religious freedom violations

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Shah Mehmood Qureshi asks for India’s help to end the Afghan war; Balochistan cabinet calls CPEC spending in province so far a “joke”.
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Khashoggi’s body was dismembered, and white men are biggest terror threat in US, says CNN host

America calls for an end to Yemen fighting, and Israeli ‘Freedom is basic’ niqab advertisement sparks controversy.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.