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US to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary

AFP | The United States said Friday it will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, bringing forward the contested move to coincide...

Saudi Arabia expands entertainment industry

News Desk | Ahmad bin Aqeel Al-Khatib, head of General Entertainment Authority announced Saudi Arabia's ambitious plans to invest $64 billion in the entertainment industry...

CPEC contribution to cross $100 billion in the next 12 years

News Analysis | On 9th February 2018, the Executive Director to Center of Excellence (COE) for CPEC Dr. Shahid Rashid told journalists in a press...

Tax department seizes Shah Rukh Khan’s farmhouse

News Analysis | Income tax department has attached Shah Rukh Khan's (SRK) Alibaug farmhouse as ‘benami' property.  The main allegation against SRK is that he had...

Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions lead to revolutionary guard...

James M Dorsey | Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President...

UK blames protestors as Trump cancels London trip

AFP | The British government blamed the threat of mass protests for President Donald Trump's decision Friday to cancel a visit to London to open...

Pakistan’s budget deficit could expand due to election spending

News Analysis | The World Bank, on Wednesday, warned Pakistan that its budget deficit may increase due to weak tax revenues, expenditure escalation and increasing...

Kasur incident: What happened and what needs to be done?

News Analysis | An air of misery, rage and helplessness surrounds the city of Kasur after the dead body of a minor girl, Zainab, was...

Peshawar High Court halts construction of APS monument

News Analysis | The Peshawar High Court (PHS) has halted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government’s plan to inaugurate a monument for the children of APS who...

Promise delivered! KP education rankings come out on top

Aisha Sarwari | The success of policymaking is rooted in collection and analysis of relevant data. It provides evidence to make sound decisions especially in...

Orange Line causes Mall Road closure

News Analysis | The Orange Line Metro Train project has finally restarted construction after the waiving of various stay orders that had halted the project earlier....

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

7th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting on CPEC deepens trade relationship between...

Asia Maqsood | China and Pakistan have been working to promote the construction of the CPEC project through the sustenance of a Joint Cooperation Committee...

China uses Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political climate

James M Dorsey | A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic...

India refuses to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision

M K Bhadrakumar | The cat is out of the bag – the Modi government will not condemn the US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognising...

Tearing down fears about the rise of China

Mudassir Saeed Laghari| This July witnessed an intense level of escalated tensions, what came to be known as Doklam Dispute, between China and India. After...

Sindh Environmental Protection Agency approves cutting down of 800 mangrove trees

News Analysis | Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa), in the month of July, consented to the chopping down of around 900 mangrove trees to pave...

The Abe-Modi summit was really an anti-OBOR summit

Andrew Korybko | The Japanese premier met his Indian counterpart earlier this week during their yearly summit, and while nothing overly noteworthy in and of...

The LNG scam?

Ikram Sehgal | Vide their milestone judgment SCMR773 in 2012 the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) canceled all the contracts of Rental Power Plants (RPPs)....

Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the...

MICHAEL D. SHEAR and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans on Friday discussed quickly moving ahead with plans for a southern border wall...

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