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The Government of Pakistan wants to put taxes on Facebook, Google

News Analysis | As if undue taxation was not already a national crisis, the government of Pakistan has proposed taxes on digital revenues, targeting tech...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

Is the US sabotaging peace in Korea?

Jacob G Hornberger | It just might be that the two Koreas are figuring out a way to avoid war, much to the anger and...

Natural gas crisis averted: Gas imports start flowing

News Analysis | The government breathed a huge sigh of relief as a much prolonged natural gas project was rendered functional and started flowing on...

Jet fuel is running out fast: Pakistan facing another crisis

News Analysis | The oil sector is facing a newfound problem that traces back to lack of planning and mismanagement. The previously clandestine and apparently...

Khatam-e-Nabuwat crisis continues for PML-N

News Analysis | While showing their loyalty to Tehreek-e-Labbaik, many PML-N parliamentarians of national and provincial assemblies from Vehari, Sargodha, Jhang and Khushab have submitted...

Pope lands in Myanmar: will his influence help Rohingya crisis?

AFP | Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Myanmar Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing sharp global criticism for the alleged...

Our real intellectual crisis is not that we are failing to...

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Discerning people agree that we have an intellectual crisis in the country. However, write-ups on the crisis are largely descriptive...

US strikes at India-Russia defense ties

M K BhadraKumar | In the post-cold war era, the United States and Russia kept a decent distance vis-à-vis each other while plowing their respective relations...

The big lie about the Libyan war

Adel Karim | The United Nations General Assembly session which kicked off on September 12 at its headquarters in New York has just ended. During...

The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty

James M. Dorsey | In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence,...

Bring the troops home from Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | There is one good solution to the Korean crisis, one that the mainstream press commentators simply will not confront. It’s not...

100 days of Qatar crisis

Ambreen Shabbir | The Qatar-blockade, the diplomatic crisis of 2017 that jiggled the world in different ways, approached its 100 days. There has been no...

Riyadh slams Doha, suspends talks after signs of breakthrough

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has cut off talks with Qatar on Saturday accusing the tiny Gulf country of "distorting facts" regarding the telephonic conversation...

US-Russia cooperation: A necessity in the wake of North Korean jingoism

M K Bhadrakumar | The Ukraine crisis — and Russian-American relations — reaches an inflection point with the assessment made by the International Institute of...

Figuring out the Kennedy assassination part 1

Jacob G. Hornberger | The Washington Post and Politico recently published two articles entitled “President Trump, Give Us the Full Story on the JFK Assassination” and “How...

The Gulf crisis: Fake news shines spotlight on psychological warfare

James M. Dorsey | Revelations about two incidents of Gulf-related fake news shine a spotlight on a long-standing psychological war between the UAE and Qatar...

Gulf crisis ties global soccer governance into knots

James M. Dorsey | International soccer governance is tying itself up in knots with football associations grappling with the fallout of the Gulf dispute between...

“Anti-industry” policies of the government: Textile Association to protest

The textile industry is all set to stage countrywide demonstrations along with a special protest in front of National Assembly in Islamabad on July...

A battle for influence between two monarchies

Yasir Malik | Qatar, a tiny oil-rich nation, an ally of the USA and European powers having a wealth fund of $335 billion is the largest...

Urbanization and declining agriculture: How to balance them off?

Shanzay Asim | The process of urbanization in Pakistan has an immense impact on the society and economy. It has both positive and negative consequences...

American Welfare State to Warfare State: Pipe Dreams of Republicans &...

Jacob G. Hornberger | It amazes me how liberals and conservatives remain so committed to the welfare-state, warfare-state way of life and honestly believe that...

US military disaster in Yemen: Trump’s Bay of Pigs?

NBC News is reporting that contrary to what U.S. officials have been maintaining, the goal of the recent U.S. military attack in Yemen was not to...

George Soros: Democracy is in crisis around the world, and Trump...

Democracy is in “crisis,” with fascist dictatorships and mafia-type states on the rise, a situation that won’t be alleviated by President-elect Donald Trump. That’s...

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still...

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