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Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

News Desk | Iraq on Monday accused other oil-producing countries of extracting more barrels of crude than agreed by OPEC and its partners, ahead of...

Trump hosts first iftar dinner at White House

AFP | Donald Trump hosted his first iftar dinner as president Wednesday, marking the traditional Ramadan fast-breaking meal with Muslim invitees at the White House. Trump,...

Twin explosions target Iraq communist party HQ: spokesman

AFP | Two bombs exploded Friday close to the Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, said a spokesman for the political alliance which alongside...

Saudi Arabia urged not to turn Iraq into ‘cold war’ front...

AFP | Saudi Arabia should avoid turning Iraq into a "battleground in a cold war" with its regional rival Tehran, the International Crisis Group said...

Nearly a year since fall of Iraq’s Mosul, hunt for bodies...

AFP | Atop an enormous mound of rubble under a blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a...

ISIS and Al-Qaeda: The Muslim Jihadist Organizations or the Covert Projects...

Merwah Qureshi | Terrorism has engulfed the whole globe but it has played havoc in the Muslim world. The world has known famous and notorious...

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

AFP | North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump if Washington seeks to push...

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

AFP | Iraq began voting Saturday in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with the country hoping to shore...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

‘Bloody Gina’, the new CIA chief, will obey her moral compass,...

News Analysis | Answering to US Senator Mark R. Warner’s question to define her moral code as far as CIA’s notorious interrogation techniques are concerned,...

ISIS through the years

AFP | The Islamic State group launched a blistering offensive in 2014, capturing nearly a third of Iraq's territory before it was driven out at...

Iraq journalist who threw shoes at Bush stands for parliament

AFP | The Iraqi journalist who grabbed headlines around the world by hurling his shoes at then US president George W. Bush is pitching for...

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women to life for joining IS

AFP | Iraq on Sunday sentenced 19 Russian women to life in prison for joining the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of...

Kurds set to face losses in Iraq’s elections on May 12

News Analysis | Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections.According to estimates, the Kurds’...

“Saffronization” of India: US Federal Commission Report

News Analysis | Religious freedom conditions witnessed a "downward trend" in India last year, as Hindu-nationalist groups sought to "saffronize" it through violence, intimidation, and...

The Price of US Global Dominance – Numerous Human Losses

Firas Samuri | The United States of America considers military presence around the world as one of the key tools for ensuring national interests. The...

Can hypocrisy and intervention go side by side?

Jacob G Hornberger | Whatever bombs Donald Trump decides to use against Syria, one thing is for certain: the U.S. government has already dropped enough...

How Bashar al-Assad won the Syrian war? Part-I

  Zeeshan Munir | In summer of 2012, rebel forces were knocking on the doors of Damascus, half of Aleppo was lost to anti-regime forces and...

New sanctions on Russia for ‘election hacking’

News Desk | The US has slapped new sanctions on Russia. The move is justified in Washington as retaliation against what the United States says...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

Saudi Soft Power: Football stadium promised for Iraq

News Analysis | The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin AdulAziz talked to the Prime Minister of Iraq via phone call last week and promised...

What was the purpose of the Jordanian king’s visit to India?

News Analysis | Jordanian king, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein’s three-day visit to India is starting from today (February 27, 2018). He is expected to exchange...

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,...

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