Next Nearly 250,000 classified United States documents procured by WikiLeaks give detail about a wide variety of secret diplomatic episodes and incidences of backroom bargaining, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The confidential cache of US cables released to the paper by the whistleblower website was described by the Times as the one that unlocks the secrets of American diplomacy. The newspaper made public the details contained in the documents on Sunday, some time after WikiLeaks said its website was under a cyber attack. "A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats," The Times said in its lead story. Next Prev Next More eminent newspapers across the globe are … [Read more...] about WikiLeaks reveals how US snoops on friends and foes
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By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Following recent assertion by Tehran of its intention to resume uranium enrichment at its Fordow facility, the United States on Monday said it would withdraw its sanction waiver to Iran's facility. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced the US decision to end its sanction waiver for Iran's Fordow nuclear facility, terming the Tehran assertion as "one of nuclear extortion" and warning that it would only deepen Iran's political and economic isolation from the world. "The United States will terminate the sanctions waiver related to the nuclear facility at Fordow effective December 15, 2019," Pompeo told a news conference, pointing to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's announcement of renewed activity at Fordow. "The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world's largest state sponsor of terror is zero," Pompeo told reporters at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department. Iran originally built Fordow as a fortified, … [Read more...] about Iran’s bid at nuclear extortion will deepen its political & economic isolation: Pompeo
Security forces in Kashmir are facing a dangerous enemy -- rumours -- that snowball into widespread trouble in the valley. Why civilians confront the army in Kashmir Fake or exaggerated news against the forces and the administration are feeding public anger, often leading to violence. "To stop canards being spread against the administration and the forces through the word of mouth is proving to be a challenging task," a senior police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told PTI. Internet services have been blocked in the Valley for over a month now. The ban was lifted for three days from April 10, but led to a plethora of posts, pictures and videos being shared on social media sites such as Whatsapp and Facebook on alleged atrocities on civilians by security forces. Trouble peaked on April 19, when rumours spread that 100 students had been injured in clashes with security forces in the Pulwama district of Kashmir. "But a probe found that only 20 students had sustained … [Read more...] about Who is army’s enemy number 1 in Kashmir?
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'Where is the analysis that we need to spend at least Rs 4 trillion to keep India safe?' asks Aakar Patel. IMAGE: The BSF Camel Contingent at the Republic Day parade, January 26, 2018. One area where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be under no pressure when he presents his Budget is defence spending. Under no pressure because there is a remarkable consensus among our political parties that we continue our wild and wholly disproportionate splurge on a bloated army. Let's have a look at the numbers.Last year, Mr Jaitley allocated Rs 3.59 trillion to the ministry of defence, 57 per cent of which went to the army, 22 per cent to the air force, 14 per cent to the navy and much of the remaining 7 per cent went to the Defence Research and Development Organisation. But this is not all that is spent on what we would call 'defence'. Much of India's 'defence' action is taken internally against other Indians. The Central Reserve Police Force, which has been saving India from Adivasis, Nagas, … [Read more...] about Our defence expenditure would be a scandal in another democracy