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Trump hosts first iftar dinner at White House

AFP | Donald Trump hosted his first iftar dinner as president Wednesday, marking the traditional Ramadan fast-breaking meal with Muslim invitees at the White House. Trump,...

A year of blockade: Qatar stands firm

News Analysis | A year ago, Gulf quartet Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt decided to impose an air, land and sea blockade...

King Salman seeks support from Macron to intervene in Qatar’s procurement...

News Analysis | According to the report of a French daily newspaper, Le Monde, King Salman has written a letter to the French President Emmanuel...

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: president

AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to...

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan has multiple sclerosis: Doctors

AFP | Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, is detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars,...

Trump now terms Qatar as “Ally against Terroism”

News Analysis | Following the rift between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2017, President of the United States of America Donald...

How did President el-Sisi lift the economy of Egypt?

Firas Samuri | Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was recently re-elected as President of Egypt. His victory at the election was quite predictable considering the support among...

Trump to host UAE Crown Prince, calls for Gulf unity

AFP | The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would host the United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, but...

War between Saudi Arabia and Iran may happen in just 10-15...

News Analysis | Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman has warned that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran may indulge in war in the next 10-15 years if...

Egyptian ultras: Down but not out

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what is widely seen as a flawed election. The run-up...

Egypt: seven years since the revolution

AFP | As Egypt votes in presidential elections, here are key events in the turbulent country since the 2011 uprising that ended the 30-year rule...

Liverpool star Salah is “indescribable” says Gomez

AFP | Mohamed Salah has been hailed as "indescribable" by Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez after the Egypt winger maintained his incredible debut season with a...

Pakistan’s Horticulture Industry: Issues & ways to step forward

Beenish S Alvi | Coinciding with industrial revolution, the second agricultural revolution unlocked new horizons of nature reaping many benefits provided by mechanical technology. But...

New Axis of Evil?

News Analysis | In widely publicized comments, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia included Turkey, Iran and radical religious groups in his new definition of...

Model Diya Ali to represent Pakistan in Miss Eco International 2018

News Desk | Diya Ali, a Lahore-based model is set to represent Pakistan at Miss Eco International 2018 contest to be held in Egypt on...

Pakistan ranks 13th on Global Firepower Index

News Desk | Pakistan Armed Forces secured 13th position on most powerful in the world on the Global Firepower Military Strength Index 2017. According to data...

US lifts immigration ban from 11 “high risk” countries

AFP | The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the...

Will Pakistan ever see another leader like Jinnah?

Shiffa Yousafzai | Everyone in our country wants to be a leader and wants to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. More than half of...

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth...

ISIS claims Egypt church attack that killed 9

AFP | A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack...

What does the killing of the ex-Yemeni president mean for the...

James M Dorsey | Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is...

US helping Saudis enrich uranium displays the strength of their alliance

James M. Dorsey | Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading...

Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining...

The Sochi Summit Was A Success, But Plenty Of Serious Challenges...

Andrew Korybko and Hamsa Haddad | President Rouhani’s visit to Sochi to meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts is being hailed as a success...

Is the “flag bearer” of Islam losing its influence over the...

 James M. Dorsey | By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s...

Blast at Egypt mosque kills more than 230 people 

Reuters | Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down fleeing worshippers in...

Egyptian singer detained for ‘vulgar’ video

News Desk | Shaima Ahmed, an Egyptian pop-singer to be detained for a week over her racy video. The Egyptian prosecutors have charged the singer...

Is the transition in the Middle East another battle for control?

James M. Dorsey | The transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is the transition to...

Playing with Fire: There are no good guys in the Middle...

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is...

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