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Mike Pompeo back to harping on the old tune

News Desk | The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has once again revived the US “blame game” by referring to “proliferation of Pakistan’s nuclear...

Pompeo ‘optimistic’ on deal to protect Syrian Kurds

News Desk | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is optimistic an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters in...

US to keep aiding Saudis in Yemen despite furor: Pompeo

AFP | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Saturday that the United States would continue supporting Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen, despite rising outrage...

US hopes Russia remains ‘permissive’ of Israel strikes in Syria

AFP | The US envoy to Syria said Wednesday he hoped to see more of Damascus ally Moscow's "permissive approach" to Israeli air strikes on...

Khashoggi murder: What are US plans for Saudi Arabia?

News Analysis | U.S secretary of state Mike Pompeo has stated that it is just a matter of “handful weeks” before the United States is...

Alice Wells ‘not so important’ visit to Pakistan

News Desk | United States (US) diplomat Alice Wells arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday on a one-day visit and is expected to meet high-ranking Foreign...

US details new sanctions in ‘maximum pressure’ hit on Iran economy

AFP | The United States will add 700 individuals and entities to its Iran blacklist and push the SWIFT global banking network to cut Tehran...

Will Conflict with Iran help bail MBS out of his troubles?...

James M Dorsey | Embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could prove to be not only a cat with nine lives but also one...

What’s the goal behind the US ‘cleanup operation’ in Saudi Arabia?

AFP | The top American diplomat Mike Pompeo appears visibly satisfied with his mission to Riyadh, dubbing it "incredibly successful." But to what end? So...

Pompeo holds crisis talks in Riyadh on missing journalist

AFP | US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid...

Myth of US Burgeoning support to India to curtail China

Usman Aziz | India has been enjoying the tremendous support of United States since the emergence of China as an economic power of the world....

Is the agreement to “reset Pak-US” ties enough for the revival...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with the U.S President Donald Trump at a reception on the lines of United Nations...

Trump signals nuclear talks with North Korea still alive

AFP | US President Donald Trump pledged Thursday to complete a deal on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula together with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,...

No More ‘Do More’

News Analysis | The US delegation visited their Pakistani counterparts yesterday in Islamabad in what appears to have been a brief but cordial meeting. We...

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...

The Significance of Pak-US military ties

News Analysis | In the first visit of a foreign delegation to Pakistan after the new government was formed, the chief of the US military...

Will Trump ramp up the Korea crisis again? – Jacob G....

Jacob G. Hornberger | Despite the much-ballyhooed meeting between President Trump and North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June, things are not...

‘Factually incorrect’ statements and ‘Narrow perceptions’ from POTUS administration

News Desk | After Pakistan Pakistan denied that the issue of terrorism had been discussed at all, in a phone call, between U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo...

UN report reveals North Korea has not halted the nuclear program;...

News Analysis | A report compiled by independent experts over a duration of six months was presented in front of Security Council North Korea Sanction...

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...

U.S. satellites detect activity at North Korean missile site; says could...

News Analysis | Washington Post quoted unnamed US official who shared the Intel that the satellites have picked up the regular movement of vehicles into...

Team Trump plays nice in first visit to Mexico president-elect

 AFP | Top officials from US President Donald Trump's administration met Friday with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with both sides upbeat on the...

Trump chided allies for low military spending on the first day...

News Analysis | United States President Donald Trump lambasting his western allies over the lack of financial commitment for the NATO cause was the highlight...

Symbolic Trump-Kim summit: a step in the right direction?

News Analysis | Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un finally met on Tuesday amid a media frenzy in an unprecedented development between the two hostile nations after nasty...

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Pyongyang: KCNA

AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang Thursday, North Korea's state media said, ahead of a landmark summit between Donald Trump and...

Pompeo warns Russia: stay out of US ‘domestic matters’

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the first time on Wednesday and warned...

The rising tensions between China, US

AFP | President Donald Trump has often bragged of his friendship with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, but recent events point to growing stresses between...

Speculation mounts over US push for Iran regime change

AFP | Speculation is swirling over the prospect of US willingness to push regime change in Tehran, as US officials including Washington's top diplomat urge...

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...

Pakistani exchange student among 10 killed in Texas school shooting

News Analysis | The United States has been suffering from the menace of mass shootings where teenagers bring firearms to their schools and kill their...

Iran nuclear deal on ‘life support’

News Analysis | The Iran Nuclear Deal may be in jeopardy after the recent shifts in Trump’s cabinet. John Bolton became the national security advisor,...

A curious case of Korea: Who will be the scapegoat?

Jacob G Hornberger | With President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as his new “national security advisor,” don’t be surprised if the Trump administration again...

The truth about torture: CIA chief can’t lead without facing her...

News Analysis |  In a surprising move, Donald Trump changed his secretary of state this week. Rex Tillerson was replaced by the Mike Pompeo, who...

More Chaos in the Trump White House

News Analysis | In an unexpected but not uncharacteristic move by Trump, Rex Tillerson was sacked as the secretary of state and Mike Pompeo, the...

The US military has no authority to target Pakistan

News Analysis | Brigadier Lance Bunch, the director of Future Operations at Headquarters Resolute Support Mission in Kabul said that while the US forces are...

CIA Director warns Pakistan of US action if safe havens are...

News Analysis | Mike Pompeo, the Director of the CIA, has made it clear that the United States will do everything it can do to...

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