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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...

UAE ambassador’s hacked mails: Was Qatar crisis a hoax?

James M. Dorsey | The hacked email account of Yousef al-Otaiba, the influential United Arab Emirates ambassador in Washington, has provided unprecedented insight into the...

Spain attacks: Huge manhunt after 14 die in 12 hours of...

News Analysis | A wide-ranging anti-terror operation was under way in Spain on Friday after police killed five men wearing fake suicide belts in a...

Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners

James M. Dorsey | Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations...

Teenage Saudi girl lauded for introducing Hijabi Emoji

News Analysis | A Saudi born teenager living in Austria has come up with an Emoji for the millions of the Hijabis like her, around...

British and Middle Eastern Monarchy: Acceptable vs the unacceptable

Jovaria Naseem | Monarchy is one of the oldest forms of government. The word "Monarch" comes from the Greek word monárkhēs which means absolute ruler...

Will CPEC negatively affect the social culture of Pakistan?

Raheel Hassan | The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a buzz-word in the region today. China finds it as a conduit to expand its tentacles,...

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

Will Jennfier Aniston and Brad Pitt reunite after their divorces?

News Desk | Jennifer Aniston has issued a statement addressing reports she is interacting with her ex-husband Brad Pitt as a shoulder to lean on...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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