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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...

Pakistan’s foreign policy: A tale of blunders and missed opportunities

Hamza Liaquat |   The recent FATF episode and vulnerability of Pakistan to international isolation is evident by unexpected moves of the iron brother of Pakistan,...

Muslim countries to face severe water scarcity by 2025

News Desk | Islamic countries are expected to suffer from severe water scarcity by 2025. The matter of water shortage was discussed in an inaugural...

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...

Russia strongly denounces US policy in Syria as Pentagon continues military...

M K Bhadrakumar | A major speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday at an international conference on the Middle East turned into...

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...

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