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CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Subtle shifts in Chinese energy imports suggest that China may be able to exert influence in the Middle East in alternative...

Merkel in Washington to make Germany heard again

AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to the White House on Friday for talks with Donald Trump, facing an uphill struggle to save the...

Saudi Arabia: It was a “Toy Drone” and not a Coup

News Analysis | Massive gun bursts were heard by Saudi residents living near Royal Palaces in Riyadh on Saturday evening, leading to speculations of an...

US sanctions Pakistani companies to set stage for NSG Meeting in...

US has, this week, added 7 Pakistani companies to the “Entity List” maintained by its Department of Commerce, in an action that is widely...

Senate furious over non implementation of sugar prices

News Analysis | The Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research recorded its anger over the failure of compliance and non-implementation of minimum...

Gulf crisis shows separation of sports and politics unlikely

James M Dorsey | The Gulf crisis that has pitted World Cup host Qatar against a United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia-led alliance for the past eight...

Pakistan still going easy on militants, alleges US intel chief

News Analysis | On February 15, 2018, seventeen US intelligence agencies including Central Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security...

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

Indian women ranked third in beating their husbands

News Desk | The UN survey report on domestic abuse and violence ranked Indian women third in the list for beating up their husbands. Egyptian...

Pakistan complicates US’ Afghan mission

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific terrorist attacks in Kabul during the last fortnight provoked some exceptionally strong remarks from US President Donald Trump. At...

Understanding Pakistan’s $210bn debt situation with former Finance Minister Dr Salman...

GVS News | Pakistan currently has $210bn in total debt which is close to 70 percent of its gross domestic product; external debt of over...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Pakistan’s geostrategic environment and its impact on the economy

Saad Nisar | The geostrategic position of a country plays a very important role in determining the domestic and foreign affairs of a country. It...

Pugnacious Trump’s problems with Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Over the past year, Pakistan has faced immense challenges in its dealings with the Trump Administration. The Americans incapacity to...

52 people protesting high prices arrested in Iran

AFP | An Iranian official said Friday that 52 people had been arrested in the previous day's protests against high prices that highlighted deep-rooted economic...

After years of war Iraq now battles corruption

AFP | They have fled the country, their pockets full, or been released from prison under amnesties: despite Iraq's "war" on corruption, those guilty of...

Will Bilawal’s rhetoric on farmers’ plight in South Punjab give political...

News Analysis | Addressing a massive gathering at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh Stadium in Multan, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reprimanded the...

PIA buys four smaller aircrafts on a Rs 13 billion credit...

News Analysis |  The National Flag Carrier that has embarrassed the country internationally with its corruption cases, runway accidents, staff’s thievery, wrong landings, missing cargo...

Why China added The Belt & Road Initiative to its Constitution?

News Analysis | China's ambitious 'Silk Road' is embedded in the constitution of the country. On the occasion of its 19th CPC National Congress, 2,300 delegates gathered...

Talal vs Iqbal – who is right on Pakistan’s economy?

News Analysis | Talal Chaudhary on Friday lamented the deteriorating situation of the economy and professed that worsening position of the economy is due to...

India’s child labor problem

Anuradha Nagaraj| CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urban India is employing an increasing number of children - many under nine years of age -...

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