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Obama's popularity equivalent to Ronald Reagan's, say analysts Apr 27, 2:51 pm
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has reached the popularity level of the former President Ronald Reagan, according to analysts, as Obama's job approval rating stands at 46.4 percent, his highest mark in nearly two years.
Washington, March 24 (ANI): The world's three most infamous terrorist organizations Al Qaeda, Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram are training collectively in the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, according to analysts.
Offensive to retake Tikrit vital to roll back IS' gain in Iraq, Syria, say analysts Mar 13, 12:06 pm
Washington, March 13 (ANI): According to Iraqi officials and outside analysts, the Tikrit offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants to retake the strategically located city is vital to roll back IS' gains in Iraq and Syria.
Analysts say retaking 'strategic' Tikrit could play 'outsized role' in anti-IS campaign Mar 13, 10:37 am
Washington, March 13 (ANI): The strategic Iraqi town of Tikrit could play an "outsized role" in the larger campaign to push back Islamic State (IS) from Iraq and Syria, Iraqi officials and outside analysts said.
Karachi, March 10 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) militants have a significant present in Pakistan through a propaganda website that is being used as a launching pad for the expansion of the terrorist group, according to security analysts.
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Apple's record smartphone sales in Q4 last year have prompted analysts to declare that the iPhone maker has retaken the lead as the world's largest smartphone manufacturer.
Will Smith's 'Focus' tops Box Office spot with $19.1M earnings Mar 2, 11:17 am
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Will Smith's latest flick, 'Focus' has topped the weekend box office charts with 19.1 million dollars even after disappointing the expectations of many analysts.
Smartphone sales reach 1.2 billion in 2014 Feb 18, 4:51 pm
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): At least 1.2 billion smartphones were sold in the year 2014, according to analysts at Germany-based Gfk.
London, Feb 04 (ANI): Lenovo has surpassed expectations by netting profits of 253 million dollars in the three months to December after sales in its smartphone division more than doubled. Analysts had earlier predicted profits of 200 million dollars and revenues of for the company.
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): National security analysts have said that the Obama administration does not have a grand strategy to combat Islamic State (IS) militants outside Iraq and Syria as the terrorist group aims to seize more territory and plans attacks against the United States.
Twitter cofounders come to CEO Dick Costolo's aid amid criticism from investors, analysts Jan 30, 2:36 pm
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Twitter cofounders have come out in support of the social networking site's CEO Dick Costolo amid a series of criticisms of his performance by investors and analysts.
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): After netting the biggest quarterly profit by any company ever, Apple has added one more feather to its hat by establishing itself as the world's largest smartphone vendor, eclipsing Samsung in the process.
Experts hail Obama visit, predict better Indo-US relations Jan 27, 5:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 27 (ANI): Experts and Analysts have said that US President Barack Obama's visit has helped both the countries to foster better ties as the relationship between the two countries had stagnated briefly.
US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints Nov 22, 5:05 pm
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state. They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve. But Kashmir also arouses worry in Washington -- it is seen as a "flash point" between India and Pakistan, an ever-simmering flame that can spark a confrontation. Pakistani visitors never fail to whip up exactly those sentiments among Americans with exaggerated accounts of alleged Indian army excesses and the desire among Kashmiris for "azadi." It so happens that Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is currently on a six-day visit to the US, meeting officials at the Pentagon and the State Department. He has blamed India for the current spate of LOC firings, saying that his attention is being forcibly diverted from fighting terrorists on his eastern border. But blaming India for Pakistan's self-inflicted wounds doesn't sell as well in Washington as it used to. The constant misinformation campaign on Kashmir - best exemplified by the unmasking of ISI-fronted Kashmiri American Council and ISI-funded Ghulam Nabi Fai in 2011 - has taken a heavy toll on the credibility of Pakistani claims. US officials can see that the BJP is looming large on Kashmir this time with an effective strategy of making inroads over the past two years. But they are worried about BJP's stated desire to "debate," if not abolish Article 370, which gives the state a special status. Even though BJP leaders are trying hard to keep the 370 issue away from headlines this campaign season, the pot has been stirred. The first phase of voting for the 87-member State Assembly begins Nov. 25 and political dynamics are fluid to pin down. Only two things are sure: that the BJP won't join the Congress in a coalition and that the two main regional rivals, the National Conference and the PDP won't join each other. All other combinations are possible, especially with smaller parties, many of which were created recently, playing an important. They will be crucial in BJP's attempt to get the magic number of 44 since no matter how hard it tries; its appeal among Muslims in the valley is low. US analysts say that parties like the Kashmir Development Front, which has several former bureaucrats and academics, may be appealing to voters. KDF was created by Farooq Renzu Shah, who left the Congress Party saying he was disillusioned. Renzu, a bureaucrat who helped rebuild damaged shrines and big bridges when he was in government, is popular among the people. US officials say they see no major problems in the execution of the elections and the theme of development in Kashmir is just what the doctor ordered. They don't see the streets erupting if the BJP forms the government. The meeting between Modi and former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, was seen as an especially interesting development. Vijay Sazawal, a Kashmir expert who is consulted widely by Washington opinion makers, said the mood in the valley and elsewhere has noticeably changed, mostly in favor of the BJP. He cited two factors - the apology by the Indian army for the shooting of a teenager and a young man on Nov. 3 and the sentencing by a military court of five soldiers, including two officers, to life imprisonment for the staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians in the Machil sector in 2010. The rare developments have been welcomed by Kashmiris whose wounds are deep and feelings raw. "It has helped greatly and the apology came after direct orders of the PMO not to fudge the issue. The people are happy that the army has been punished. People tell me that none of Modi's posters has been torn or defaced in the valley," says Sazawal, who regularly talks to people on the ground. He marveled at the strategic insights of BJP managers - Amit Shah and Ram Madhav - in making the right moves and saying the right things. He cited BJP's state unit vice-president, Ramesh Arora's declaration that Sufi Islam would prosper under BJP. This is clever messaging to those Muslims who are tired of terrorism and want the peaceful version of their religion to return home. The US government, struggling to contain the extreme strains of Islam as exemplified by ISIS, can hardly quarrel with promotion of Sufi Islam. Pakistan, the other player in the "dispute" doesn't raise confidence levels when it comes to dealing with or "managing" Wahabism, which it and Saudis have injected into India.
New IS beheading video shows 'hints of desperation, ' says analyst Nov 18, 12:49 pm
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The latest beheading video released by the Islamic State (IS) featuring American hostage Peter Kassig, shows the terror group lashing out in fury "like a wounded animal" and exposes hints of "desperation," analysts said.
As IS withstands US-led air strikes, it may be plotting to take Baghdad, warn analysts Oct 6, 12:41 pm
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): The United States-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) may have prevented the group from advancing in Iraq but analysts suggest that the group may be ramping up operations designed to capture Baghdad one day, a report said.
Sino-Indian relations: What they portend? Sep 24, 3:53 pm
New Delhi, Sept.24 (ANI): When Narendra Modi took over power on 26th May this year, it was widely expected that the Modi government will give a new direction to the economy and the polity. Most of the analysts had expected foreign policy to take a back seat in the priorities of the new government.
New Delhi, Sept. 19 (ANI): Indian analysts on Friday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to nominate former State Department official Richard Verma, an Indian-American, as the next U.S. ambassador to India.
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Shrikant Kondapalli, an expert on China affairs, today expressed his concern about the fresh Chinese incursion into Indian territory, and claimed that this could be a message given by the Chinese troops to its President, Xi Jinping, that no fruitful discussion on the boundary issue be held with the Indian leadership during his official trip.
Researchers develop system to detect malware in smartphones Sep 11, 3:20 pm
Madrid, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a system that helps security analysts in detecting malware in smartphones wherein many apps are analyzed to protect markets and users.
Washington, Sep 09 (ANI): Experts say that a 10-nation group gathered by the US to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq may not be able to defeat the extremist group without the help of Middle East nations surrounding the IS' self declared caliphate.
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Analysts say that the World Wide Web is running out of space and Online giants now face the risk of going into meltdown in the future as a result.
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Analysts are concerned that US President Barack Obama's authorization of air strikes in Iraq may not be sufficient to control the incessant al Qaeda-inspired militancy in the volatile country.
Apple's profits fail to meet expectations as iPad sales plummet Jul 23, 1:07 pm
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company's sales had met internal projections even as the tech giant's total profit, reportedly 7.75 billion dollars in the third fiscal quarter, did not meet analysts' predictions.
London, July 18 (ANI): Search engine giant, Google has reportedly seen a 22 percent raise in revenue and 6 percent in profits from last year.
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