US Navy launches AI-task force in Gulf against Iran

A statement by the US Naval Forces Central Command, or NAVCENT, said the task force would rely on regional and coalition partnerships. This in fact signifies the increased US involvement in the middle east as opposed to the notion that the US is leaving the region.

Qatar discusses Afghanistan with Iran post Taliban govt announcement

Qatar is close to the US and hosts Washington's largest military base in the region, but it also enjoys strong ties with Tehran, with which it shares the world's largest gas field.

Pakistan-Egypt strengthen ties under ‘Engage Africa’ policy

Pakistan’s ambassador to Egypt Ambassador Sajid Bilal expressed these views at a seminar titled ‘Pakistan’s Engagement with Africa – the Continent of the Future, held in Egypt’s capital Cairo.

MBS attempts for softer Saudi image, decades after 9/11

Fifteen Saudis were among the 19 hijackers in the plane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which left nearly 3,000 dead and were plotted by Saudi-born Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Saudi-led coalition destroys explosive-laden drone

The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing forces of the ousted government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fighting the Houthis.

US defense Sec to bolster allies in Gulf after losing face in Afghanistan

While the US would like to focus on the Indo Pacific region to counter China, it can not leave too many loopholes behind for China to fill. China is likely to attract the Gulf states in its own security based institution, The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation given the security trends in South Asia, West Asia and the Middle East.

Egypt to make 1 billion Sinovac vaccines a year

Chinese experts had previously travelled to Egypt to inspect equipment and materials for producing the Sinovac vaccine at factories belonging to state firm Vacsera.

Iran-KSA ministers to meet for 4th round of talks

The secret rapprochement between Iran and KSA began in April however due to Iran’s changing administration, these talks were paused.

Rebel attack on Al-Anad base kills 30, Yemen

The strikes were carried out on Al-Anad airbase, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Yemen's second city Aden in the south of the conflict-riven country.

UK expresses misgivings over US “rotten deal” to leave Afghanistan

LONDON, Aug 16  - The humiliation of the lightning Taliban takeover in Afghanistan after a 20-year war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives...

Video: Afghan forces run towards Pakistan to save lives from Taliban

As many as 35 Afghan Army personnel have reportedly reached the Pakistan border after the Taliban captured three Afghan military posts in the border...

US interests in post-exit Afghanistan can have serious implications!

Afrasiab Minhas, a defense analyst, explains the US’s post-exit strategic interests in Afghanistan, challenges in pursuance of those interests, and its geopolitical implications. He argues Afghanistan will no longer be a high priority issue for Western powers but for Pakistan it will remain a foreign policy challenge.