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Is Middle East witnessing an end of civil wars and sectarian...

James M. Dorsey | Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and...

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...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

Gulf states enhancing ties with Israel after USA fails to end...

 James M. Dorsey | A cornerstone of the Trump administration’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace, involving a restructuring of relations between erstwhile Middle Eastern foes appears...

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...

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...

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | The traitors within The PPP-MQM-ANP dream team carved out by USA and UK in March 2008 with the help of infamous NRO...

Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism

Nauman Sadiq | Peaceful, or not, Islam is only a religion just like any other cosmopolitan religion whether it’s Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism. Instead of...

The Iranian threat: How can Pakistan safeguard its interests?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Pakistan’s northwestern and southwestern borders are no longer inert. We are well aware of the security environment along the Durand Line....

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

Saudi-UAE campaign against Qatar: Muslim nations forced to choose sides

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-driven campaign to isolate Qatar and, by extension, Iran puts non-Muslim Arab states in a bind and tests...

Islamic Military Alliance: Seeking Non-Muslim help against a Muslim sect

Saad Rasool | This past week, leaders of almost 50 ‘Islamic’ nations met, under the leadership of Donald Trump and the frail King Salman, as...

Anti-Qatar media campaign in the Gulf: Cracks in the Islamic Military...

James M. Dorsey | Cracks have appeared in a Saudi-led, US-backed anti-terrorist political and military alliance days after the US President Donald J. Trump ended...

A comprehensive guide to Trump’s speech addressing the Muslim world

On Sunday, President Donald Trump gave a speech addressing the Muslim world in Riyadh. His first address on his first foreign visit revealed a...

Turkey picks up quarrel with Iran over Syria: to get back...

M.K. Bhadrakumar| Turkey has decided to pick up a quarrel with Iran. It all began with President Recep Erdogan’s sudden outburst on February 14 in...

Astana talks: Will Saudi Arabia really allow peace in Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir stated that the Syrian peace talks in Astana would lead to a ceasefire in the country,...

Tensions flare between Hezbollah, Gulf states

The undeclared war between some Arab Gulf countries and Lebanon's Hezbollah is on again, as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Oct. 31 sentenced seven people to prison...

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