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Saudi Prince pays heavy price for freedom

Reuters | Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement"...

Faizabad crackdown casues divisions in PML-N

News Analysis | The recently concluded Faizabad crisis has unleashed a battle of words among many PML-N members including ministers. The recent crisis seems to...

Update: Policemen taken hostage by protesters, vehicles burned as violence continues...

The Army has informed the government that it is ready to take action against the protestors provided certain aspects are deliberated upon before a...

We support corruption purge in Pakistan: Saudi envoy! Yet another blow...

News Analysis | Riyadh's envoy to Islamabad, Nawaf bin Saeed al Malki said that his country supports the ongoing anti-corruption efforts in Pakistan while speaking...

Will Lebanon pay the price of Saudi Intervention?

James M Dorsey | The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country...

“Arab Media War at the heart of Saudi Purges?”

James M. Dorsey | Long-standing Saudi efforts to dominate the pan-Arab media landscape appear to have moved into high gear with Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Saudi Anti-corruption move affects investors negatively

News Analysis | Investors hope the sweeping anti-graft probe ensnaring some of Saudi Arabia's top politicians and businessmen is a sign of reform but those...

The crackdown in Saudi Arabia: anti-corruption drive or ruthless power politics?

News Analysis | 11 Saudi princes, ministers and former government officials were arrested and detained hours after King Salman ordered the formation of the anti-corruption...

Why Saudi Arabia allowed women into sports stadiums?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to attend sporting events in three of the country’s stadiums raises as many questions as it provides...

Pakistan’s security issues

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at ISAS Panel Discussion: Pakistan in challenging times, 25 August 2017. The facetious answer to the question, what security challenges Pakistan...

First FIR registered as part of government’s ongoing crackdown on social...

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested an activist affiliated with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for ‘maligning’ the military and politicians. This was the first case...

Is Erdoğan losing his grip on a dangerously divided Turkey

Alpaslan Ozerdem, and Bahar Baser| Turkey’s New Year was marred by a terrorist attack, claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS), that killed 39 people...

Philippines’ deadly drug war praised by Donald Trump, says Rodrigo Duterte

US President-elect Donald Trump has praised Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte for his controversial war on drugs in which thousands have died, Duterte said on Saturday...

Indian rupees: Holders of notes abroad face tough battle

People outside of India holding discontinued 500 and 1,000-rupee (£6; £12) notes face difficulties exchanging them, BBC research has found. British banks are generally...

Crackdown against political workers : democratic practices?

Moeed Pirzada | How many people have been arrested in Pakistan to curb this political movement? – Govt’s strategy is to keep a tight lid...

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PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

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Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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