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Another setback for US in the neo Middle East

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The bloc of four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia that imposed an embargo against Qatar on June 5 has finally presented their charter of demands. An AP dispatch, here, lists the 13 demands. The most striking demands include Doha reducing ties...
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The Ummah : The fresh Princes of Bel Arabia and Muhammad Bin Salman

Haider Mehdi | King Salman, by elevating his son, the 31 years Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, as Crown Prince, may actually have signed MBS’s death warrant, leading to the downfall of the Al Saud regime! Whether this will remain undisputed or challenged overtly or covertly,...
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Breaking inertia on Kashmir

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back as the main issue which could potentially start a war between two nuclear-armed rivals in India and Pakistan. The war in...
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Eid: How one of the holiest gifts of God divides Pakistan!

It's almost that time of the year when preparations for celebrations have started, making the marketplaces and bazaars come to life with a relatively happy and impatient crowd. Clothes are flying off the shelves, so are shoes, mehndi, bangles, and many more items. Women, men,...
Is it High Time for International Cricket to return to Pakistan

Is it high time for international cricket to return to Pakistan?

News Analysis | Legendary cricketers Sir Vivian Richards and Ian Chappell have called for the return of international cricket to Pakistan. They feel that the passionate crowds and players badly miss cricket at home. Teams have continually refused to visit Pakistan on security grounds. International cricket was...
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Economic ramifications of gulf crisis

Myrah Qadeer Khan | Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt released coordinated statements, announcing breaking of diplomatic ties with the tiny-yet-wealthy peninsular nation of Qatar. They cut air, sea and land links and ordered Qatari officials and nationals stationed in their countries...
Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The royal decree of June 21 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and next in line to the throne is a watershed event in Middle East politics. Such a development has been expected for...
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Ideological foundations and organizational structure of Islamic State

Nauman Sadiq | The fight against the much-dreaded ISIS is on with varying degrees of resolving and success.It becomes important to trace the ideological antecedents of this group. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra...
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Women take over the ICC stage

News Analysis | After the win against India, the Pakistan International cricket team gave the nation a reason to rejoice and believe in them again but soon after the event was over the women's team took to the English stage for the start of the...
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Jadhav makes clemency appeal to the COAS: What will be his fate?

News Analysis | Kulbushan Jadhav, the convicted Indian spy has appealed to COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa to overturn the death sentence awarded to him by a military court in April this year. “Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, the serving Indian Naval Officer who has been sentenced...
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