Tag: Iraq

Pakistan’s critical role in the New Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar | Afghanistan, no doubt, was what brought Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to Moscow on a ‘working visit’ on February 20. This...

Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars: Does History Repeat itself or Rhyme?

Jamal Hussain | History repeats itself,” the original adage was reportedly modified by Mark Twain to read “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.”  A...

Battle to free Mosul of IS ‘intellectual terrorism’

AFP | In a classroom of the University of Mosul, in the Islamic State group's former Iraqi capital, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week's...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

Is the US sabotaging peace in Korea?

Jacob G Hornberger | It just might be that the two Koreas are figuring out a way to avoid war, much to the anger and...

After years of war Iraq now battles corruption

AFP | They have fled the country, their pockets full, or been released from prison under amnesties: despite Iraq's "war" on corruption, those guilty of...

Turbulence in the Heart of Islam

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab...

ISIS remains a global threat despite military defeat

AFP | The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria,...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

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...

Is Imran’s Mullahism more barbaric or the liberal mindset?

Waqas Shabbir | Liberals of the country are displeased with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. It is evident from their response on social media. Spreading...

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...

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...

After initiating civil war US and EU look to ‘colonize’ Libya

Adel Karim | The civil war initiated in Libya by NATO and its allies has been going on for more than six years. Since it...

US military targets Taliban by starting new air attack campaign in...

AFP | As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of...

Rouhani declares the end of ISIS. What next now for Iran?

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday announced the end of the Islamic State (ISIS), a brutal militant organization that proliferated in Iraq...

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...

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...

Meet Abu Azrael, ‘Iraq’s Rambo’, the most renowned fighter in Iraq

Ayyub Faleh Hassan al-Rubaie (Abu Azrael), also known as the "Angel of Death", is a commander of the Kataib al-Imam Ali, an Iraqi Shi'a militia group of the Popular...

Massive Earthquake shakes Iran/Iraq to their core: over 300 killed

Reuters | * Quake epicentre in Sulaimaniyah province in Kurdistan region * At least 328 people killed in Iran, four in Iraq * At least 2,500 injured...

‘Coup de Grace’ of the Old System in Saudi Arabia

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | While the courts of justice were functioning in Saudi Arabia, the crackdown in the name of corruption, in the absence...

Smog: “Bharti Sazish” or Environmental Negligence?

News Analysis | For the past few days, large portions of southern and central Punjab have been blinded by smog; an air pollutant often confused...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh...

The US-Iranian Proxy War Will Continue In “Syraq”

Andrew Korybko | US-Iranian relations are moving along a very negative trajectory, though it’s unlikely that they’ll devolve to the point of a war between...

Trump on the wrong side of history

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | American Secretary of States’ hop-over visit’ to Pakistan, on his way to India, was a crude diplomatic gesture of brow-beating...

After Six Years and Half a Million Dead, We’re Back to...

Daniel McAdams | Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "Assad must go." Forget the ISIS pretext for US bombing and occupation of Syrian territory. We...

India’s dirty war inside Pakistan – Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | In the last 15 years, India has been able to make successes against Pakistan:- It succeeded in maligning the image of Pakistan...

US demands Europeans to restrict business with Iran

News Analysis | US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, shocked the European companies by demanding that European allies should support latest US ban on Iran's...

Western media’s propaganda war against Syria: Part of the “plan”?

Hussain Akram | The year 2011 saw the beginning of what Western media immediately described as a revolution against a 'mad dictator inflicting suffering upon...

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