Middle East

PM Modi heads to meet Meloni; Possible Trudeau meet

After taking oath as PM for the third time, Narendra Modi has embarked on his first international trip since assuming office for third term.

MEA advises against travel to Iran and Israel

New Delhi: In light of the current volatile situation in the region, the Indian government has issued a travel advisory urging its citizens to refrain from traveling to Iran or Israel until further notice. The advisory, dated April 12, 2024, comes amidst escalating tensions and security concerns in both countries. Travel advisory for Iran and […]

Dangers of downplaying Houthi menace in Red Sea

New Delhi: In the tumultuous landscape of Middle Eastern geopolitics, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have now emerged as a potent force, commanding attention far beyond their war-torn home. Recent attacks by them in the Red Sea have sent shockwaves through the international community, revealing the complex array of alliances, ideological motivations, and the potential for destabilising […]

Leveraging Houthis, Hezbollah: Tehran expert on Iran’s ‘indirect’ role in Israel-Hamas war

NEW DELHI: The BRICS leaders have decided to extend invitations to five additional countries for membership in their alliance. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the host of the three-day summit in Johannesburg in August 2023, announced that Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have received invitations to join the BRICS. […]

India’s UN vote for ceasefire on Gaza step in right direction

India’s vote in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict and the unconditional release of all hostages is a welcome and commendable step. It reflects India’s consistent and principled position on the Palestine question, as well as its concern for the humanitarian crisis and loss of […]

COP28 host UAE under scrutiny due to flaring pollution

NEW DELHI: Flaring, the incineration of waste gas in the course of oil drilling, is occurring throughout the Gulf region, including within the United Arab Emirates(UAE), the host of COP28. Recent findings indicate that pollution from this practise is extending over hundreds of miles, exacerbating air quality issues across the entire area. This development raises […]

Israel, Hamas, and the USA: Who’s playing their cards right?

Israel, Hamas, and the USA: Who’s Playing Their Cards Right? Binyamin Netanyahu had a tightrope to balance once he decided on a war against Hamas. At the one end was prudence. It called for putting all his weight to prevent the conflict from spreading out. Times have changed; a lot of what went on in […]

Middle-Eastern skies witness aircraft GPS signal loss, Indian regulator cautions

A recent report by the DGCA offices cautions airlinesCivilian aircraft may be encountering navigation difficulties in specific regions of the Middle East.

Did Hamas just ‘Saddam’ themselves?

Immediately following Israel’s decision of going after Hamas in response to the horrific act of terrorism on October 7, cheerleaders of the pro-China media erupted in unison.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels join Israel-Hamas war with missile attacks

Yemen's Houthis declare war on Israel