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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...

Doha’s Global Vision; Nightmare of the Arab World?

Magazine Desk | Of the 13 demands by Saudi lead alliance upon tiny Qatar; one that struck the most intrigue in the world- outside the...

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...

US States appeal against Trump’s notorious travel ban

Reuters | Federal appeals courts in the states of Washington and Virginia are set to hear arguments this week on the legality of President Donald...

Pakistan software exports break all records with a whopping $2.9 Billion...

News Analysis | Owing to the incentives given by the Government to IT and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITeS) industry and various international tech startup...

Hezbollah has slowly emerged as the winner amid the Gulf Crisis

Reuters When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The praise,...

ISIS uses Love Jihad to recruit Indian women to their cause

Reuters | India's Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathisers are using Love Jihad marrying...

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iranian leader “Hitler” of Middle East

News Analysis | At a time when the Middle East is in the middle of a severe rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Saudi Arabia's...

Who will be targeted by new Saudi led coalition?

News Analysis | Amidst festering crises in the Middle East, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) will formally be launched on Sunday when the...

Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s achilles heel

James M. Dorsey | Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far...

Is the transition in the Middle East another battle for control?

James M. Dorsey | The transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is the transition to...

Playing with Fire: There are no good guys in the Middle...

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is...

“Biased” French policy was causing crises in the Middle East: Iran

AFP with additional desk input | Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves...

Meet Abu Azrael, ‘Iraq’s Rambo’, the most renowned fighter in Iraq

Ayyub Faleh Hassan al-Rubaie (Abu Azrael), also known as the "Angel of Death", is a commander of the Kataib al-Imam Ali, an Iraqi Shi'a militia group of the Popular...

‘Coup de Grace’ of the Old System in Saudi Arabia

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | While the courts of justice were functioning in Saudi Arabia, the crackdown in the name of corruption, in the absence...

“Saudi Arabia: On road to absolute monarchy?”

News Analysis | There is a fresh wave of sociopolitical change in Saudi Arabia where the king’s son, Mohammed Bin Salman, is certain to make...

Will Saudi Princes accept MBS crackdown on corrupt officials?

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announcing the constitution of a new committee...

The Middle East: It will only get worse

James M. Dorsey | As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

The Wild Week In Mideast Geopolitics

Andrew Korybko | This past week was geopolitically very eventful for the Mideast, even by the region's dynamic standards, which shows that a new international...

‘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...

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