Middle East

Qatar

How one institution in Qatar plans to reduce traffic congestion during peak hours

In an interesting development, Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education intends to end working hours before the peak hours to reduce traffic congestion...
Qatar

Can Qatar and Pakistan defuse tensions between Tehran and Washington?

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha, Qatar wherein he called for a...
Turkey

Turkey targets ‘weakest link’ Cyprus in regional dominance bid

Striving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a...
Qatar

Qatar airline’s eight new destinations in 2020: Will Almaty route be operated?

In the latest development, Qatar Airways will add eight new destinations to its network from Doha later this year. The airline will begin twice-weekly...
Qatar

Why does Qatar want US-Iran tension to be defused?

Qatar is playing an instrumental role to defuse tension between the United States of America (USA) and Iran. In the latest development, Qatar's foreign...
Qatar

Qatar going out of its way to support Syrian refugee children

In the latest development, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, represented by the Qatar Publishers and Distributors Forum, has signed a memorandum of understanding...
Qatar

Qatar won’t let Iran-US tensions disrupt its FIFA World Cup plans

In the latest development, the Federation International Football Association (FIFA) has clarified that it has no security concerns over Qatar hosting the 2022 World...
Oman

New Oman ruler chosen by agreement, or secret letter

Oman's Sultan Qaboos, who died Friday aged 79, had no children or brothers. His cousins were his closest relatives. According to the Omani constitution, the...
Sultan Qaboos

Death of Sultan Qaboos: Will Oman’s role change in the region?

Bordering the Arabian Sea, the sultanate of Oman, known for its crystal-clear waters, vast desert and mountain ranges, has positioned itself as the Gulf's...
scandal

1MDB: Corruption scandal with capacity to ruin Malaysian ties with Gulf

Opinion | Disclosures of taped phone calls between embattled former prime minister Najib Razak and a person believed to be United Arab Emirate crown prince Mohammed...
ISIS

ISIS praises Soleimani’s murder by US as “Help from Allah”

Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists rejoiced at the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the hands of his American ‘allies,’ according to a weekly...
Pakistan

Pakistan’s foreign policy in tough spot: Who to choose, Iran or US?

Opinion | The United States reacted firmly after the killing of an American contractor on an Iraqi military base and the siege of its embassy in Baghdad....
defence

Israel advances in defence systems amidst US-Iran conflict

The Israeli defence ministry has hailed a "breakthrough" in the development of cheaper laser-based air defences, as tensions soar in the region after Iran...
Malaysia

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia: Repairing the bad patch?

Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to travel to Malaysia on January 31 where he is expected to discuss bilateral ties and the regional...
Syria

Israel releases man convicted of spying for Syria

Israel has announced the release of two prisoners -- one of whom was convicted of spying for Syria -- as part of a swap...
OIL

China welcomes foreign companies in its oil & gas exploration, will Pakistan participate?

China will allow foreign companies to take part in oil and gas exploration and production in the country, in what officials hailed Thursday as...
troops

World leaders condemn Iran attack targeting US troops

World leaders on Wednesday condemned Iran's missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US and other foreign troops and urged an end to the escalating...
Oil

Oil prices correct as fears of a US-Iran clash reduce

Global oil prices plunged Wednesday, totally reversing an earlier brief spike that followed Iranian missile attacks on US targets in Iraq amid hopes the...
Iran

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister will visit Iran, Saudia & the US: Imran Khan

Pakistan has taken a clearly neutral position to defuse tensions between Tehran and Washington. Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday he has asked Foreign...
American

“Slap on the face from Iran”: Will American troops leave Middle East?

Iran, after attacking American troops in Iraq, wants the United States of America (USA) to withdraw from the region. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...
attack

UK condemns Iran missile attack and puts military on standby in the Gulf

Britain on Wednesday condemned Iran's missile attacks on Iraqi bases housing coalition military, and voiced concern over "reports of casualties" from the strikes. "We condemn...
Trump

Unexpectedly measured response so far from Donald Trump?

President Donald Trump has given a measured response, so far, after the Iranian missile attacks on Wednesday, on an Iraqi airbase where US forces...
Iran

Iran attacks American Base: Will Trump respond?

In a latest development, Iran, after midnight, has fired more than a dozen rockets at two Iraqi military bases hosting US troops. The attack...
B-52

US deploys 6 B-52 strategic bombers to Indian Ocean base – Report

The US Air Force is sending six B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers to Diego Garcia, a secretive military outpost in the Indian Ocean, as tension...
Saudi Arabia

Is Saudi Arabia now in Iran’s crosshairs after the death of Qasem Soleimani?

The US has put its ally Saudi Arabia in Iran's crosshairs with the assassination of a top general, leaving it bracing for retaliation just...
Iraq

US ties with Iraq & allies take hit after drone strike

A deadly US drone strike in Baghdad has rocked America's ties with allies on the ground, left diplomats scrambling to contain the fallout and...
Soleimani

Qassem Soleimani’s assassination: Was it a plan to spread anarchy?

Opinion | General Qassem Soleimani was most arguably the formidable personalities in the region. He was responsible for resistance in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. He...
Iraq

Iran’s proxies at work against US in Iraq after Soleimani’s murder

The United States of America (USA) seems to be confused about its stay in Iraq after killing Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s second most powerful figure...
Israel

PM Netanyahu distances Israel from Gen. Soleimani killing

Israel should not be dragged into the conflict between the U.S. and Iran, local media quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying Monday. While chairing...
Pentagon

Pentagon clarifies ‘poorly worded’ US withdrawal plan sent by ‘mistake’

Confusion reigned at the Pentagon after the publication of a letter about withdrawal from Iraq, with the top general describing it as a “mistake”...

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Universe brought me to Pakistan & Pakistanis guided me to Islam: Rosie Gabrielle

Canadian solo traveler, Rosie Gabrielle, embraced Islam following her long stay in Pakistan last year. Gabrielle posted her image in a white gown and...

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