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Iran expects measures to save nuclear deal by end of May

AFP | European countries have until the end of May to propose ways to mitigate the effects of the US withdrawal from a landmark nuclear...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

AFP | The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp...

Line of succession to the British throne

AFP | Prince William and his wife Kate's baby is fifth in line to inherit the British throne, behind big brother Prince George and sister...

Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...

What if Trump dumps Iran deal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The last big European effort to dissuade US President Donald Trump from abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear pact ended without success...

The founding of PTI: From an idea to a social revolution

Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf | An objective commentary on Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would remain inconclusive without an understanding of the environment in which it was formed....

The Problem in the European Union

Trivun Sharma | With the victory of Viktor Orban in Hungary, two things have become clear in European geopolitics. One is that the wave of...

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,...

Yeh Teefa kaun hai?

News Desk | ‘Teefa in Trouble’ is an upcoming Pakistani movie set to be released on 20 June 2018. Packed with Pakistan’s most celebrated celebrities;...

Xi vows to expand China economy as US trade war continues

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to lower car tariffs this year and take other steps to open the world's number two...

Russia rejects allegations and questions US, EU actions

News Analysis | Moscow has strongly rejected allegations made against it by the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States regarding the poisoning...

Investigations begin for Facebook data scandal

AFP | The US Federal Trade Commission, a consumer and competition watchdog, is investigating Facebook after a major data scandal that affected 50 million users,...

Putin wins again

News Analysis | In an expected election result, Vladimir Putin, the incumbent President of the Russian Federation, has won the presidency again. He is all...

UN tested with elusive Syria truce

AFP | A ceasefire resolution for Syria has failed to take hold as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, make gains in Eastern Ghouta. The question...

EU to present Trump trade war riposte

AFP | The EU will Wednesday set out plans to strike back against US President Donald Trump's threatened steel and aluminum tariffs, with...

Pakistan hopes for generalized system of preferences extension as European investors...

News Analysis | Sajjad Karim, a member of the EU Parliament, has commented that Pakistan is on the right trajectory to gain an extension in...

Study reveals vaping can cause pneumonia

AFP | Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, likely boosting disease risk, researchers said Thursday. A study published in the...

British Court to decide whether to let Julian Assange – Wikileaks...

AFP with News Desk | A British court is to decide Tuesday whether to lift a UK arrest warrant for Julian Assange, potentially paving the...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

Palestinian President seeks EU support after US row

AFP | Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely...

Crowdfunding effort raises $1.9 million to save French chateau

AFP | It's a modern story of an ancient fairytale castle: a crowdfunding effort online has raised 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) to restore a...

Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

Hackers to become deadly by 2018

AFP | After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers...

Why Northern European Tribalism has led to an embrace of amoral...

Adam Garrie | Many individuals throughout the world are aghast at the open displays of vulgarity and sexual obscenity in northern Europe and Scandinavia in...

Bitcoin to climb to $10,000

Reuters | World stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a broad sell-off in tech stocks that drove a risk-off mood across markets, with the...

Will Norway’s attempts to abolish nuclear weapons make a difference to...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal  The Norwegian Nobel Committee once again certified the utopian vision of a world free of nuclear weapons on October 6, 2017....

Newly discovered Da Vinci painting sells for millions

Reuters | Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi", sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's, more than double the old...

Can football help end Gulf crisis?

James M. Dorsey | A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially...

Punjab Food Authority on a Mission

News Analysis | The Punjab Food Authority has sealed a popular coffee house and a Chinese restaurant in Lahore and two fast food restaurants on...

Consequences of abrogating Iran nuclear deal

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of a two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons could not only spark...

A master-plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part III

Asif Haroon Raja | War against the Soviets Fearing a takeover by the fundamentalists, 40th Soviet Army intervened and occupied Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, killed Hafiz...

Is US losing its leverage over Pakistan?

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan is not dependent upon the US for its defense and other requirements. The Prime Minister,...

Why are ‘white supremacists’ targeting Muslims in UK?

News Analysis | A man named, Ian Anthony Rook, accused of stabbing a surgeon who treated victims of the Manchester Arena attack has appeared in...

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,...

Brexit: Fight of ‘common British people’ against ‘global elite’

Simon Jeff | On June 23rd, 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union 52% to 48% with a majority of 1.2 million...

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