Tag: Middle East

Syra Shehroz features in campaign battling American propaganda

News Desk | Syra Shehroz recently featured in a campaign initiated by a clothing brand in response to the reprehensible western American TV series ‘'...

US warns of ‘critical time for humanity’ at Munich Security Conference

News Analysis | Dozens of the world’s political and military officials, politicians, journalists and security experts attended the 54th three-day (FEB 16-18, 2018) Munich Security...

China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East

James M Dorsey | China’s abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to mediate conflicts in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan as...

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M Dorsey | It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for...

Banned in Pakistan, ‘Padman’ does well in the Middle East

News Desk | Despite the ban on Akshay Kumar's ‘Padman' in Pakistan, the movie is successfully garnering decent reviews throughout the Middle East following it's...

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...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

James M. Dorsey | A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely...

Sindh government ignores sugarcane woes, organizes seminar for farm owners.

News Analysis | A seminar is being organized by the Sindh Enterprise Development Fund, as the seventh installment of the Livestock Dairy...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

Middle East mess expands to East Africa

James M Dorsey | The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the...

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth...

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

Israel to leave UNESCO on 31st December

AFP | Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would...

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

AFP | Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the...

Trump creating conditions for America’s waning influence

Junaid Ali Malik | There is a national debate going on in America over the Trump Administration’s foreign policy. The scholars and analysts are seriously...

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...

Will India regret its stance on Jerusalem issue?

M K Bhadrakumar | When India took the pusillanimous stance on Jerusalem issue – for whatever reasons – and shied away from taking an open,...

How will Palestinians react to Trump’s declaration of making Jerusalem the...

Maha Nassar | When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of East...

America flexing its muscles after China’s rise

Khurram Sajjad | After the recent increase of the discourse in print and electronic media on declining American power in front of the resurgence of...

Are Tillerson’s comments going to increase Pak-US tensions?

News Analysis | Pakistan has told the United States that it “is not North Korea” and that it was committed to global peace, diplomatic sources...

PM Abbasi supports Muslim leaders in declaring Al Quds as capital...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his dissatisfaction with the response of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) in demonstrating solidarity with...

US helping Saudis enrich uranium displays the strength of their alliance

James M. Dorsey | Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading...

Enraged Arab youth protest their governments’ soft US stance

James M. Dorsey | A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition...

Is Middle East witnessing an end of civil wars and sectarian...

James M. Dorsey | Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and...

India refuses to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision

M K Bhadrakumar | The cat is out of the bag – the Modi government will not condemn the US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognising...

Is Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem just to boost popularity amongst conservatives?

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

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...

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Reuters | President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the...

Who is really interested in the solution of the Syrian conflict?

 Anna Jaunger | Speaking at a UN Security Council briefing several days ago, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock stressed that...

What is the difference between Qatari and Saudi Wahhabism?

James M Dorsey | A multi-domed, sand-colored, architectural marvel, Doha’s biggest and national mosque, symbolizes Qatar’s complex and troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia. Its naming...

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