Afghan Peace Deal

Hurdles to Afghan Peace: Pak still has foremost role to play

Since the US-Taliban peace deal many fearsome incidents took place on Afghan soil. Oath-taking of two presidents in one state, the deadlock over the...
yemen

How the Saudi-led coalition forces devastated Yemen? 5 years of misery

Impoverished Yemen is mired in a devastating conflict between Iran-backed rebels and government forces that intensified after Saudi Arabia led a military intervention five...
coronavirus

Coronavirus removes concept of religious superiority

Civilizationalist leaders, who seek religious legitimacy, cater to a religious support base or initially discarded scientific advice for expedient political reasons. They may have...
Iran

Iran appeals IMF for emergency loan request to combat coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran appealed to the International Monetary Fund Wednesday to approve a $5 billion emergency loan request to combat its novel...
Iran Covid-19

Has Iran won the fight against Covid-19? As it is set to help Turkey

In a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday, Zarif expressed sympathy with the Turkish government and people over the outbreak...
economic

Crisis over? Iran decides to resume economic activities

Iran said Sunday it will allow "low-risk" economic activities to resume from April 11 as its daily coronavirus infection rates slowed for a fifth...
Iran

US-Iran rift: Trump warns Iran of ‘heavy price’ in case of attack on US...

President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday of a "heavy price" if it or its allies in Iraq attack US troops stationed there. "We don't...
disaster

US is responsible for disaster in the middle east: Claims Iran

Iran warned the US Wednesday that it was leading the Middle East to disaster in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after it deployed...
covid-19

COVID-19 will alter the geopolitics in the region

In its wake, COVID-19 crippled economies made states dysfunctional, disintegrated social bonds by isolation, social distancing overwhelmed health and safety infrastructure the world over....
Iran

Bypassing US sanctions: Europe sends medical goods to Iran

European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to bypass American sanctions on Tehran,...
covid-19

COVID-19 Crisis is golden opportunity to unite Muslim World

Threat Perception: Between Lockdown or No Lockdown: Since World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency, 199 states around the globe including the...
middle east

Why Middle East fails to achieve sustainable peace?

The Middle East has remained one of the most volatile and unstable places on the world stage. Throughout the history it has been entangled...
Iran

US puts NEW sanctions on Iran, despite calls for relief

The US Treasury Department has slapped fresh sanctions on Iran, accusing several Iranian firms of aiding terrorism. Meanwhile, Tehran and the UN have called...
Iran sanctions

Can Covid-19 bring US and Iran closer?

The ongoing Covid-19 has exposed not only public health facilities in many countries, but also revealed complex manifestations of international politics. For the last three...
Iran

Iran is dying under US sanctions and China virus

Saadi Shirazi, one of the prominent Iranian poets of the medieval period, once wrote, “Extending a hand in the hour of need is the...
Yemen

Saudi Arabia struggles to escape Yemen quagmire

Five years after launching its much-criticised military intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is stuck in a costly quagmire with no exit in sight while...
Iran

We will not accept help from ‘foreign forces’: declared Iran

A senior Iranian official Tuesday ruled out help from "foreign forces" to deal with the coronavirus epidemic after an offer from a France-based medical...
India

Indo-Russia Strategic Triangle: plan to open major trade route via Iran

Opening a long-pending multi-modal transportation corridor via Iran will be a big boost for bilateral trade between Russia and India, but it’s not just...
Sanctions

PM Imran Khan calls for lifting of Iran sanctions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called Friday for the lifting of "unjust" US-led sanctions on neighbouring Iran, so Tehran can better deal with the...
oil

US-Iran Head to Head: UAE-based firms targeted for shipping Iranian oil

The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on five companies based in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly shipping oil from Iran in defiance...
Iran

Hardliners in Iran demonize WHO & Tehran govt as ‘Infidels’ for closure of shrines

People in Iran vehemently protested the shutdown of two major Holy shrines, Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad and Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom after...
coronavirus

Is US exaggerating Coronavirus to contain Chinese growth?

An underlying theme behind the Western political and media focus on the coronavirus, is to damage and undermine China's international standing, the country where...
Iran

Iran urges people to stay home as virus claims 113 more lives

Iran on Sunday urged its citizens to stick to guidelines and stay at home to stop the new coronavirus spreading, as it announced another...
border

Pakistan’s civil military leadership formulates policy against Coronavirus

Pakistan will close its border with Iran and Afghanistan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, the interior ministry said Friday. The...
IMF - Washington

Iran reaches Washington for loan to combat virus

Iran said Thursday it has reached Washington for its first loan in decades to combat a coronavirus outbreak that has claimed 429 lives and...
punishment

Scholar of Iran calling coronavirus ‘divine punishment’ got infected himself

An Islamic scholar in Iran who said coronavirus is the punishment of Allah contracted the epidemic himself. Hadi Al-Modarresi, before contracting the disease had...
Taftan

4000 visitors are quarantined at Taftan border

The number of pilgrims kept in quarantine near the Taftan border crossing with Iran has reached 4,000. The pilgrims, returning from Iran, are being...
Gulf

Upcoming US President: Policy Towards the Gulf Will Change Regardless

The fight in this week’s Democratic primaries may have been about who confronts Donald J. Trump in November’s US presidential election, Bernie Sanders or...
rocket attack

Deadliest attack on US, UK army in Iraq: many causalities

Two American soldiers and a British soldier were killed Wednesday, a US official said, in the deadliest rocket attack in years on an Iraqi...
cultue diversity

Women’s March Fiasco: Diversity is Virtue not Vice!

As a Pakistani ex-pat living in a pluralistic and diverse country like Canada, I am watching the current debate on Women’s Rights in Pakistan...

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Is Imran Khan responsbile for problems of Pakistan?

Corona Virus has hit the world hard. The developed countries are reeling under its potent onslaught. Desperate cries of shortage of ventilators, hospital beds...

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