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Afghan Police say they haven’t been paid since March

News Analysis | Afghanistan has particularly been a hard terrain for foreign forces as well as for the embryonic Afghan security forces for years. There...

More IS fighters leave Damascus district

AFP | The second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the...

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...

Cross Border Incursions and Afghanistan’s Audacity

Taimur Khan | "Security officials warn Pakistan against cross-border incursions" was the title of a news article that appeared on the website of Afghanistan's Tolo...

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 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...

Syrian government forces announce Yarmouk camp evacuation agreement

News Analysis | The Syrian government has reached an evacuation deal with fighters from Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to leave the Yarmouk refugee camp in...

Kabul under attack once again as suicide bomber targets voter registration...

News Analysis | Melancholy surrounds upcoming parliamentary elections, which are already late by 3 years, in Afghanistan as a new wave of violence erupts all...

PTM: A Pashtun Spring..?

Murtaza Shibli | Manzoor Pashteen swears by his commitment and dedication to the cause of Pashtuns who have become victims of an endless war. In...

Syrian imbroglio

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | For the last seven years, the people of Syria have been victim of civil war. The Syrian ruling elite seems...

Is Trump the most amicable US President Putin will ever see?

M K Bhadrakumar | A fortnight after sacking Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and a week after kicking out Lt. General HR McMaster from...

All is not well in Xi’s China

News Analysis | On Wednesday April 4, 2018; wife of a detained Chinese lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases of complaints of police...

Palestine still remains core issue in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific shooting down of 17 unarmed, peaceful Palestinian demonstrators on Friday by the Israeli security forces has once again underscored that Israel’s...

US will withdraw troops from Syria ‘very soon’: Trump

News Analysis | “US would withdraw its troops from soon from Syria”, President Donald Trump said on March 29, 2018. The statement is not announcing...

Is Russia supplying weapons to Afghan Taliban?

News Analysis | General John Nicholson, US Chief commander in Afghanistan has blamed Russia for supplying arms to Afghan Taliban. While not clearly stating about...

Yet another attack in heavily militarized Kabul kills 26 people

News Analysis | A group of teenagers walking out of Karte Sakhi shrine, where Afghans gather every year to mark Nauroz, became the victim of...

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...

US lights up pathway to Afghan peace

M K Bhadrakumar |  The Principal Assistant Secretary of State in the US state department’s Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells gave...

The Syrian quagmire

News Analysis | The world was horrified yet again by gruesome images of Syrian children being torn to shreds by indiscriminate shelling and international media seems...

The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock starts ticking

James M. Dorsey | The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future...

Islamic State′ follower convicted for trying to create ′army of children

News Desk | A British man Umar Haque 25, was convicted by British courts for allegedly training an army' of children to commit ISIS-style terror...

Russia strongly denounces US policy in Syria as Pentagon continues military...

M K Bhadrakumar | A major speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday at an international conference on the Middle East turned into...

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...

US evacuates ISIS militants from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan

Sophie Mangal | On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stated that the US is transferring ISIS to Afghanistan to...

Five attacks in the last year that shook Kabul to its...

Ezzatullah Mehrdad | As deportations of Afghan assylum seekers from the West continue apace, the South Asian country's capital Kabul is fast turning into a death...

What is the biggest threat to the United States?

Jacob G Hornberger | The New York Times recently profiled three military veterans who are running for Congress. All three are women and all three...

Compromise only at Pakistan’s peril

Hussan Zia | Taliban are an obstacle because they won't accept the presence of foreign troops. The Americans had expected that Pakistan will be...

Countries risk the lives of their citizens at the Korean Winter...

Adel Karim | Recently British Foreign Office (FO) outlined the countries where terrorists are “very likely” or “likely” to strike during various national and Christian...

Our top ten stories of year, GVS 2017

GVS Top Stories | Global Village Space (GVS) had a very successful opening year in 2017. We were off the mark from day one! Though,...

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