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Moscow suggests cooperation with US on return of Syrian refugees

AFP | Moscow has put forward plans to Washington to cooperate on the safe return of refugees to Syria, the Russian ministry of defense said...

Xinjiang: Pan-Turkism fuels China’s hearts-and-minds campaign

Dr. James M. Dorsey | Chinese efforts to woo Saudi Arabia’s ethnic Chinese community highlight the People’s Republic’s effort to avert criticism from the Muslim...

Syria regime reaches deal with rebels in south

News Desk | The Syrian regime on Friday reached a deal with rebels for the surrender of the remaining opposition-held cities and towns in the...

Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches

James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s bitter rivalry with Iran has spilled onto Asian soccer pitches with the newly created South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF)reflecting the...

Pakistani cadet honored at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

News Desk | Pakistan Army Cadet Shehroz Shahid received the Overseas International Medal at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

Trump now terms Qatar as “Ally against Terroism”

News Analysis | Following the rift between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2017, President of the United States of America Donald...

Saudi prince’s globe-trotting adventure

AFP | Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pursues in France next week his first world tour as heir to the throne of his...

Water scarcity in Pakistan

Raheel Hassan | Pakistan has been facing a magnitude of problems since its inception. There is an immediate need to work towards those problems in...

Armeena Khan extends a helping hand for Syrian Refugees

News Desk | Pakistani starlet Armeena Khan joined hands with Human Relief Foundation to help Syrian Refugees. She in her social media post announced her...

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...

Modi reveals changed stance after three-hour visit to Palestine

News Analysis | On February 10, Prime Minister Modi made a three-hour visit to Ramallah, Palestine, from Amman, Jordan and said “India hopes to see...

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...

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

  Reuters with additional input from News Desk | President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of...

Will the U.S. withdraw its troops from Syria after ISIS is...

Sophie Mangal | According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of...

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...

Is Canada poised to replace the US in the settlement of...

Stana Dubajic | With the current US administration visibly divided over all major international issues, coupled with the fierce fight of the American political establishment...

Internal and external security challenges to Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal |  Pakistan internal and external situation is complex. The transformation in the global politics and change of government in the country...

Is the Syrian war finally coming to an end?

News Analysis | Syria’s army has broken years-long Islamic State siege on the government enclave of Deir ez-Zor. ISIS has already lost more than half of...

Why Israel is flexing muscles at Hezbollah

M K Bhadrakumar | The Israeli armed forces began on Tuesday a massive fortnight-long military exercise, billed as the biggest in the past 19 years, simulating a war...

Gulf crisis is merely a family squabble: ‘James Dorsey’

James M. Dorsey | A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia...

It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

M K Bhadrakumar | Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone...

Bloodshed continues in Syria

News Analysis | A Syrian military unit was ambushed on Thursday by insurgent near the capital, Damascus, triggering a firefight that killed 28 government troops....

Gulf crisis: can its resolution reshape the future of international relations?

James M. Dorsey | The five-week-old Gulf crisis raises questions about the fundaments of international relations, the definition of national security, and the ability of...

Jackson report puts Saudi Arabia and UK in a tight spot

James Dorsey | A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the Kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report...

Why has the Islamic state targeted Europe in particular?

Nauman Sadiq l In less than three months, three horrific terror attacks took place in the United Kingdom: the Westminster plowing and stabbing incident on March...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

Washington’s good terrorists, bad Terrorists policy: Selling Satans as saviors

Nauman Sadiq | Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back...

Gulf crisis and new alliances: Where does Pakistan stand?

News Analysis | Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory. It comes after Bahrain...

ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi killed: Who will be his successor?

Nauman Sadiq | The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that according to information, which is being checked through various channels, the Islamic State’s leader Abu-Bakr...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

Diplomatic breakdown in the Gulf: Is Trump the only one to...

Nasir Azeem | The diplomatic and political rifts between the Arab nations is nothing new. The Gulf States have been fighting over a variety of...

The Middle East conundrum: What is the safe passage for Pakistan?

Ghulam Mustafa | Mired in its Afghan Policy quagmire, reeling from Trump led Saudi Arabian stunning uppercut and Panama JIT, Pakistan appears to have been...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-II) – Pakistan Air Force’s show of excellence

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Air Commodore M Kaiser Tufail's gripping account of an epic air battle Parked on the flight lines at Mafraq Air Base...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

Arab-Islamic Summit: US-Muslim get-together without Iran?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Arab–Islamic Summit is scheduled to take place next week in Riyadh. In a clear sign of the reversal of US...

Deadlock in Geneva: who is preventing new dialogue on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The preparations for the next meetings on Syria in Astana and Geneva scheduled for May are gaining momentum. Politicians continue to express...

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