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Belgian builds musical bridge across the Bosphorus

AFP | Belgian musician Tristan Driessens found his inspiration and his calling east of the Bosphorus, becoming one of the West's few masters of the...

Turkey-US Spat: Is US driving Turkey into the arms of Russia?...

Taimur Khan | On July 25, 2018, Andrew Craig Brunson, the American pastor who is living in Turkey, was released from jail confinement (of more...

Transcript Diplomacy – Brig. Samson Sharaf

Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf | On the eve of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pakistan, the controversy surrounding the Transcript Diplomacy has...

Talking to Rouhani: Is Trump shooting from the hip or following...

James M Dorsey | Message to Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Tel Aviv: Not to worry, US President Donald J. Trump has no intention of meeting...

Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar...

U.S. illegal presence in Syria

News Desk | The devastating seven-year Syrian civil war is moving swiftly to a logical conclusion, and it’s hard not to agree with this statement....

Israel ex-minister goes on trial on charges of spying for Iran

AFP | A former Israeli government minister went on trial on Thursday on charges of spying for arch-foe Iran in a case which has been...

Qatar is still supporting terror in the Middle East: UAE tells...

News Analysis | United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Netherland, Saeed Alnowais, appeared before International Court of Justice to present his country’s position vis-à-vis the case...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

CEO PIA, Dr. Musharraf’s vision to airlift PIA once again

News Desk | GVS: You have been brought in because you are believed to be a change leader and the hope is that you can...

Arab Israelis in Haifa protest over Gaza killings

AFP | Hundreds of Arab Israelis demonstrated Saturday evening in Haifa in solidarity with Gaza, where more than 60 Palestinians have died from Israeli fire...

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...

Russia seeks mediator role between Israel and Iran

AFP | Following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria, Russia has positioned itself as a mediator between the Middle Eastern rivals as it has...

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...

Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP | Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...

Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from...

AFP | Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal...

Israeli soldier freed after serving manslaughter term

AFP | An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after...

Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Subtle shifts in Chinese energy imports suggest that China may be able to exert influence in the Middle East in alternative...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of MbS’ liberalization

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment of $1 billion and option to pump a further $480 million into Richard Branson’s...

Going by the Book: Pakistan’s Military Cooperation with the Middle-East

Taimur Khan | In the world of international relations where alliances are fickle and interests, constant, Pakistan stands at a very significant juncture in time....

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...

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...

Trump opens a Pandora’s box in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | There is no triumphalism in the US, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday. The mood is...

Iraq women with alleged links to IS sexually abused: Amnesty

AFP | Iraq is using collective punishment including sexual exploitation against women and children with alleged ties to Islamic State jihadists, Amnesty International said Tuesday....

Trump to decide soon whether to retaliate for chemical attacks in...

News Analysis | President Trump said Monday that he might seek to hold accountable not just Syria but its patrons in Russia and Iran for a chemical weapons attack that killed...

Mehwish Hayat wants screening of Pakistani films in India

News Desk | Mehwish Hayat while accepting an award of 'Pakistan Icon' in Dubai last weekend expressed her wish to see cordial relations between Indian...

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...

Fawad Khan the ‘Best Cinematic Icon’ in India-Pakistan

News Desk | Fawad Khan was awarded the 'Best Cinematic' Icon at an event in Dubai held last night. One of the UAE's biggest corporation...

Middle-east deck rearranges: Iran and Qatar coming closer together?

News Analysis | Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, wrote an opinion piece in the Qatar-based news agency, Al Jazeera, on Monday. Zarif advocated...

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...

Geopolitical Challenges of South Asia’s Silk Roads

Andrew Korybko | The Strategic Vision Behind the Silk Road The early part of the 21st-century is witnessing an astronomically rapid rise of China as a...

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...

Saudi Arabia signs ten-year deal with WWE for pro-wrestling events

News Desk | Saudi Arabia will host World Wrestling Event (WWE) for the next decade following a finalization of a deal signed between Turki al-sheikh,...

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...

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary: ‘we await the adoption by New Delhi of...

News Desk | GVS: World around us is changing, transforming at a rapid pace; how Pakistan’s foreign Office looks at all that? Foreign Secretary, Ms. Tehmina...

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