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Exports increase yet the reserves are decreasing!

News Analysis | Much to the delight of the incumbent Finance Minister Mifta Ismail, Pakistan’s exports continue to show improvement along with our remittances. However,...

PM Abbasi met King Salman in Dammam, discussed regional security

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi left for Saudi Arabia on Monday to witness the closing ceremony of Joint Gulf Shield-1...

The first ever ‘Arab Fashion Week’ in Saudi Arabia

News Desk | Saudi Arabia is hosting its first fashion week in Riyadh, as designers from across the region are participating in the four-day event...

Can an increase in remittances boost Pakistan’s economy?

Waqas Shabbir | Inflows of workers' remittances sent by overseas Pakistanis have witnessed a much-needed surge. It has increased to $14.6 billion from $14.058 billion, exhibiting...

War between Saudi Arabia and Iran may happen in just 10-15...

News Analysis | Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman has warned that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran may indulge in war in the next 10-15 years if...

Trump, the businessman, embarrasses Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

News Analysis | The US formally approved an arms deal worth $1 billion with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on March 22, 2018 during the...

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: Bang for the buck

News Analysis | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) articulated a comprehensive strategy under “Vision 2030”. Prince Mohammed, the son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud,...

‘Internal Security’ being provided by Pakistani troops in KSA: Khawaja Asif

News Analysis | The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, on Friday, told MNAs that Pakistani troops stationed in Saudi Arabia are only there for ‘internal security’...

Indo-Iran ties and implications for Pakistan

News Analysis | The Iranian foreign minister, Javed Zarif, is all set to visit Pakistan for a three-day tour beginning from Sunday, the Iranian ambassador...

Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to UK resulted in protests on Yemen...

News Analysis | Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) paid his first global visit on March 7, 2018 to Britain. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

The real reasons why Pakistan was put on the FATF ‘grey...

Junaid Ali Malik | The modern-day states are more concerned about their individual interests. United States of America claims to be the real champion of...

Saudi Fashion Week part of reform agenda to lure investors

News Analysis | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced to host its first ever Arab fashion week in the country as it seeks to...

Pakistan Army contingent to be deployed to Saudi Arabia

News Analysis | Pakistan Army is sending a contingent to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on a training and advice mission according to a...

4 Pakistanis executed for rape and murder in Saudi Arabia

AFP plus additional input from News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has executed four Pakistani men on charges of raping and murdering...

Finding balance amid KSA-Iran tussle

Junaid Ali Malik | Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Iran both have immense importance for Pakistan. Iran was the first country that recognized it. Saudi Arabia...

The Sochi Summit Was A Success, But Plenty Of Serious Challenges...

Andrew Korybko and Hamsa Haddad | President Rouhani’s visit to Sochi to meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts is being hailed as a success...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

Will Nawaz’s ‘Positive’ meeting with Saudi-Royals bear any fruit?

News analysis| Ousted and indicted ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with the influential and prominent personalities of the Royal family in Kingdom of...

Unbelievable! why did a Saudi Groom walk out, minutes before his...

News Desk | In a bizarre turn of the events, a significant day in the life of a Saudi family, suddenly turned into a rather...

Saudi women & Vision 2030: A test of Prince Salman’s reforms

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia's 85th birthday could prove to be historic -- one that could put to the test opposition to Crown Prince...

Myths on Pakistan’s role in Saudi-led military alliance

Jan Achakzai | Apparently, an organized social media campaign is in full swing against Pakistan's principled stance to join Saudi Arabia led security alliance. It...

Gulf crisis: Is Saudi Arabia the only bad guy here?

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-led campaign to force Qatar to halt its support for Islamists and militants is little else than a...

Added conflicts and proxies: Redefining the Middle Eastern alliances

Samson Simon Sharif | For over the past hundred years, West Asia has been the theater of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

US-Saudi arms deal: Is this setting the stage for a Saudi-Iranian...

Manzar Qureshi | Amid pomp and grandeur, President Donald Trump delivered his much awaited “speech on Islam” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After praising...

ECO summit showed limitations of Indian desire to isolate Pakistan

By Abdul Rahim | In an environment where propaganda of Pakistan’s regional isolation led by India has been greatly broadcasted, hosting the 13th ECO summit...

Found at an Islamic State training camp: bunk beds, weapons manuals,...

MOSUL, Iraq — The bunk beds that fill the rooms sleep more than 80 Islamic State recruits. On the walls, posters detail the components of...

The art of obfuscation Vs The perfect heist?

The art of obfuscation by Sky is Neela Having a voice, an audience, a platform is a privilege not afforded to many. Those who are afforded...

The Walls in Our Heads

The idea that we can solve problems by building physical barriers is a persistent human fantasy. Even though Donald J. Trump took a brief break...

Questions Over Intended Destination of Houthi Missile Attack

Editorial | Oct 31, 2016 THE Saudi-Houthi conflict took a dangerous turn as reports emerged on Friday that the Yemeni rebel group had fired a...

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