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US to Saudi Arabia: No more ‘bombings in Yemen’

News Analysis | The United States of America has announced to halt the refueling operation of coalition jets and bombers, the only active part in...

UAE, Saudi sense convergence with Syria – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The reported plan by the United Arab Emirates to reopen its embassy in Damascus shortly leads to a startlingly new alignment on the...

China steps up drone race with stealth aircraft

AFP | China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, racing to catch up to US technology and...

American troops are not dying for God, family, or country –...

Jacob G. Hornberger | This past weekend, Major Brent Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the U.S. government has now been waging war...

US to exempt China, India, Japan from Iran oil sanctions: Pompeo

AFP | The United States will exempt China, India and Japan from oil sanctions on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, while vowing...

Khashoggi crisis may tip Middle East power balance towards Turkey

AFP | The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey's influence at Saudi Arabia's expense...

Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than...

James M. Dorsey | Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist...

The Immortal Hakim Saeed: Whose legacy is ‘knowledge’

News Desk | The 20th death anniversary (Youm-e-Shahadat) of a notable Pakistani scholar and medical philanthropist Hakim Muhammad Saeed was observed this Wednesday. Remembered as...

US investigators working with Saudis, Turkey on missing journalist: Trump

AFP | President Donald Trump said Thursday that US investigators were working with both Ankara and Riyadh to probe the suspicious disappearance in Turkey of...

Pak-Saudi bilateral ties: The tale of long standing cordial relations

Merwah Qureshi | Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) both have been enjoying cordial relations ever since the inception of Pakistan. Their strong bond...

Prince Salman gives Trump a history lesson

News Analysis | Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has responded to the U.S President Donald Trump’s statement that Saudi Arabia would not last two weeks...

Iran Guard warns Netanyahu will be ‘forced into the sea’

AFP| The deputy commander of Iran's revolutionary guards warned Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to "practice swimming in the Mediterranean" because he would...

US Central Command: We are not seeking war with Iran

AFP | The United States is not seeking conflict with Iran, the general overseeing America's military involvement in the Middle East said Thursday, even as...

Iran’s FM rejects Israeli allegations of “atomic warehouse”

AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday dismissed Israeli claims that Tehran was harbouring a secret atomic warehouse. "No arts & craft show...

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...

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