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U.S forces deployed to assist Saudi Arabia for countering Houthi threat

News Analysis | The US support for Arab military coalition, currently carrying out bombing sorties over the Houthi rebels in Yemen, has moved passed the...

Karachi’s politics in spotlight as claimants trade gibes

News Analysis | The political parties of Sindh and especially its capital city, Karachi are now trading barbs over the spree of violence, the city...

Rivalry between PML-N and PTI

Farid A Malik | The political landscape of the country is set to witness intense rivalries and their manifestations in the form of war of...

PM Abbasi met King Salman in Dammam, discussed regional security

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi left for Saudi Arabia on Monday to witness the closing ceremony of Joint Gulf Shield-1...

Iraq women with alleged links to IS sexually abused: Amnesty

AFP | Iraq is using collective punishment including sexual exploitation against women and children with alleged ties to Islamic State jihadists, Amnesty International said Tuesday....

Corrupt Israeli PM to be investigated by police

AFP | Israeli police recommended Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, shaking the country's politics and raising questions over whether...

US suspends economic aid to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 6, 2018 the US House of Representatives joined the Senate to end economic aid to Pakistan through a bill which...

Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism: PM...

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism. He...

US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia...

US freezing aid will have little impact on Pakistan

AFP | Washington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of...

Pakistan warns US of backlash of potential Afghan offensive

News Analysis | According to sources, the United States plans on launching a two pronged offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan that would force them...

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

US suspends Pakistan’s security aid despite years of sacrifices

News Analysis | The United States on Thursday suspended all military aid to Pakistan. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, in a news briefing, announced...

Pakistan reacts to Trump by summoning US ambassador for explanation

News Analysis | Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned US ambassador David Hale early Tuesday morning to seek an explanation for President Trump's outrageous tweets...

Pentagon Chief Statement hints division of Syria

News Analysis | Russian and US forces have been communicating across the "deconfliction line" in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters...

Over 60 killed in fresh Saudi backed airstrikes in Yemen

 AFP | Fresh air strikes and clashes in Yemen have killed over 60 fighters as Saudi-backed pro-government forces push an offensive against Huthi rebels, security...

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

AFP | The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in...

IS in Syria to be defeated by February: French President

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government...

Trump signs a bill allocating $700 million under the coalition support fund

News Analysis | American President Donald Trump has signed a mammoth $700 billion defense bill to modernize and bolster US military might including the allocation of...

Fight in the skies of Eastern Syria

Sophie Mangal | US Air Forces Central Command, Russian/Syrian aircraft crossed a de-confliction line into coalition airspace east of the Euphrates River 6-8 times a...

Son of murdered Yemeni ex-president seeks revenge

Reuters | The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war,...

Aid cuts by US to hurt Pak-Afghan border monitoring

News Analysis | A considerable reduction in military and economic aid to Pakistan by the US is likely to hurt Washington’s desire of preventing cross-border...

Islamabad and Riyadh partnering for peace and stability

News Analysis | On Monday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Pakistan fully endorses and supports Saudi Arabia in its policies in the...

Why India has no interest in another regime change in Sri...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Delhi ended almost unnoticed but for a remark by the Official Spokesman...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

US to Pakistan: no reimbursements if action not taken against LET

News Analysis | The US Congress while authorizing the disbursement of  $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to Pakistan for the support it lends...

The CIA’s new anti-Taliban strategy might help Daesh

Andrew Korybko | The New York Times reported over the weekend that the CIA would be redirecting most of its Afghan efforts towards directly thwarting...

Al-Britani: My friend-turned ISIS recruit in Raqqa

Murtaza Shibli | “Raqqa will never be the same”, claims Abu Adam Al-Britani in a 72-minute long tape that was issued late last month. He...

What did the US-led Coalition decide: Defeat Islamic State or Raqqa?

Sophie Mangal | The ancient mud brick walls circling Raqqa’s deserted old city are almost the only structure still intact. Inside, shops and homes spill...

Iraqi forces ‘completely surround ISIL’ in Tal Afar

News Analysis | According to Iraqi and US officials, Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militias have "completely surrounded" fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group in...

Coalition without Coalition Support Fund?

News Analysis | The Pentagon has decided to withhold a significant chunk of the allotted $900 million Coalition Support Fund(CSF) citing Pakistan's inability to take...

Will the fall of Mosul make Iraq safer?

News Analysis | Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on18 June, in yet another assault they hope will be the...

North Korea vows strong response to ‘reckless’ US naval move

North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning it is ready for "war" as Washington tightens...

Is Yemen headed for partition?

The failure of the latest cease-fire in Yemen suggests a long process of attrition is ahead. Neither side appears interested in a political settlement. The de...

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