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Supreme Court fails to lure Rao Anwar

News Analysis | Former SSP Rao Anwar failed to appear before the Supreme Court (SC) even after the SC granted him a protective bail on...

Pakistan’s Defense Minister hits back at India

News Analysis | On February 14, 2018, Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir while making a policy statement in the Senate on defense policy said, “India...

IHC threatens government authorities with contempt charges over non-compliance

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Siddiqui resumed the hearing of a case on Friday related to the dharna (sit-in) at...

US drone strikes continue despite NA Speaker saying Pak-US relations have...

News Analysis | On February 8th 2018, Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq chairing an in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security stated...

Should Pakistan have any positive expectations from the Foreign Secretary meetings...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Kabul today for the first Pak-Afghan Joint working group meeting. Ms. Janjua led the delegation...

Taliban and IS creating chaos in Kabul

AFP | The Taliban and the Islamic State group are creating a perfect storm of carnage in Kabul, adapting to ramped up security in the...

Former CIA agent’s arrest follows US spying debacle in China

AFP | The third arrest in one year of a US official suspected of helping Chinese spies has bared the tense battle between the two...

Quetta blast: were parliamentarians the target?

News Analysis | The police and intelligence agencies are still trying to assess the target of yesterday’s Quetta attack. They are of the opinion that...

Who is capable of preventing nuclear war before Olympics?

Sophie Mangal | A petition appealing to the DPRK’s (Democratic People’ Republic of Korea) authorities to stop testing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the...

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

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...

How Pakistan & Saudi Arabia had defeated Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

News Desk | GVS: In our part of the world you are still remembered as the person who headed Saudi Intelligence for 24 long years....

China’s Didi raises $4 billion to compete with Uber

AFP with additional input from News Desk Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing said Thursday it had raised $4 billion from investors, months after a funding...

US accuses Iran to divert attention from Jerusalem issue

Stana Dubajic | The United States on Thursday presented for the first time, pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia...

Massacre at Army Public School: Questions that continue to haunt?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | For Pakistanis, December 16, was always a day of tragedy – and unforgettable pain. On 16th December 1971, Pakistani garrison in...

A Meeting on Christmas Night Dacca, 25 Dec 1962

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | “Mujibur Rahman was now in his elements. He said that the purpose of calling the meeting was to hand over to...

Did Saudi Crown Prince buy the new Da Vinci painting?

Reuters | New-York based Christie's auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ,...

Survival in the age of information warfare

Afrah Jamal | Pakistani troops recently rescued a US - Canadian family that had been captured in Afghanistan in 2012 and held hostage for 5...

Peace activist Raza Mehmood Khan missing

Reuters with additional input from News Desk | A Pakistani peace activist has been reported missing over the weekend from the eastern city of Lahore,...

Hezbollah has slowly emerged as the winner amid the Gulf Crisis

Reuters When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The praise,...

America’s Waterloo: ‘Scapegoating’ Pakistan for Failures in Afghanistan

Adnan Qaiser | French statesman, Georges Clemenceau had notably observed, “War is too important to be left to the generals.” Since no general ever happily...

Terrorists apprehended from Balochistan are signs of progress

News Analysis | The Frontier Corps (FC) have apprehended two terrorists belonging to banned organisations during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in parts of Balochistan, the...

Afghan quagmire: Options for Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan’s instability is perilous for Pakistan. The weak authority of President Ashraf Ghani led Unity-Government in the country is advantageous for...

Russian retaliation: All foreign media now ‘foreign agents’

Reuters | Russia's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed on second reading a law that would allow the Russian authorities to designate foreign media...

10 signs you’re exceptionally smart though you don’t appear to be

You could say that there are plenty of not-so-bright people walking around, but it’s not that there are so many of them, it’s just...

Just the assurance that Pakistan needed: But will it suffice?

News Analysis | The US assured Pakistan that no group will be allowed to launch attacks on Pakistan from Afghan soil, Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

Rescue of Coleman-Boyle family: Myth of ‘good & bad Taliban’ rebuffed

Jamal Hussain | The liberation of the Canadian/American couple and their three children from the clutches of Haqqani groups by Pakistan military made headline breaking...

Where were the US-Canadian hostages before they were freed?

Jamal Hussain | The Pakistani version is unambiguous—they were somewhere in Afghanistan from where the abducted family was in the process of being moved across...

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot “Sophia”

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a humanoid robot. 'Sophia' has become the first robot to gain citizenship and Saudi Arabia has become...

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