Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is arriving in India only a day after announcing $20 billion initial investment during his visit to Pakistan, a country India is seeking to isolate internationally. HUSSAIN SAQIB While Pakistanis are jubilant over the outcome of a 2-days Pakistan visit of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, Indians have their … More India’s misplaced euphoria on Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to New Delhi
India’s misplaced hopes to drive some wedge between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are out of touch with ground realities HUSSAIN SAQIB India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia from April 2, 2016 on special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ibn-Saud. This visit may be very important milestone for India’s diplomacy in … More Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter
Hussain Saqib Iran is doing to Saudi Arabia in Yemen what the latter has been doing to Syria for a long time; fanning and funding armed resistance against incumbent regimes to bring the regime change. The lobbyists on both sides of the divide are trying to make us all believe it is sectarian strife in … More Five reasons why Pakistan will not land its troops in Yemen
Hasan Rowhani, a moderate Iranian cleric has been elected to Iran’s next president. The West, and particularly the US, is optimist if not jubilant on his elevation. According to Foreign Policy, there is cautious optimism that popular support for moderation at the polls will translate into concessions at the negotiating table. Rowhani sent some vague … More Why optimism of the West on Rowhani’s electoral victory is misplaced?
Did anyone, including the UN and HR organizations, ever notice that we still have an apartheid regime on the face of this planet? Yes, it is none other than the citadel of Islam, the Saudi Arabian regime. The loudest message of Islam is that all humans, irrespective of caste, creed and ethnicity, are equal and … More Discrimination in Saudi Arabia is in violation of the Last Sermon….
Successive attacks on a particular minority, both ethnic and religious, living in Quetta raises so many disturbing questions. The fundamental questions are; is it ethnic cleansing of Hazaras, are they being targeted for belonging to a religious minority, do they pose as a threat to terrorists or a hurdle in the terrorist attacks and deserve … More Quetta tragedy and Iran-Saudi connection….
Criticizing Israel is no less than an act of blasphemy and criticism by someone from the US can dash all his hopes to be someone important in the administration. Sen. Chuck Hegel from Nebraska and a decorated Vietnam veteran, recently nominated to take the reins of US war machine as Secretary Defense is expected to … More Can Chuck Hagel survive the onslaught of pro-Israeli lobby?