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Pakistani Senator rubbishes rumors of talks between China and Baloch militants

News Desk | Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi, a member of Senate of Pakistan denied any talks China has had with Bloch militants on February...

Militants target and kill four FC officers in Quetta

AFP with additional input from News Desk | Gunmen on Wednesday killed four paramilitary policemen in an ambush in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan,...

MQM in disarray

Asif Haroon Raja | The foundations of MQM was laid by mercurial and firebrand Altaf Hussain in 1984 on the pillars of violence, terrorism and...

100 years of women’s suffrage: How one group changed British history

AFP | British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the...

Militant attacks rock India on Republic Day

News Analysis | Republic Day in India was relatively peaceful despite global protests and a shutdown in occupied Kashmir but it was marred in Assam...

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

Pentagon Chief Statement hints division of Syria

News Analysis | Russian and US forces have been communicating across the "deconfliction line" in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters...

How will rising extremism in Pakistan affect its ties with the...

James M Dorsey | A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from...

Liberal Fundamentalists and Imranophobia

Sher Ali Tareen |   Among his many achievements, Imran Khan can also boast the unique honor of attracting detractors of remarkably varied stripes and persuasions....

Rouhani declares the end of ISIS. What next now for Iran?

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday announced the end of the Islamic State (ISIS), a brutal militant organization that proliferated in Iraq...

ANP chief seeks to create ‘Pakhtun’ province

News Analysis | The chief of the Awami National Party (ANP) vowed to assimilate all Pashtun majority areas into a single unit, making it a...

Indian minister vows to conquer AJK

News Analysis | Minister of state in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday claimed that there was no “Kashmir issue except taking back Azad Kashmir...

Jihadi vows of support for Rohingya add to problems of Pakistan...

James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the...

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

James M. Dorsey | President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia:...

Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

James M. Dorsey | Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways...

China contributes to doubts about Pakistani crackdown on militants

James Dorsey |  China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant...

Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners

James M. Dorsey | Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations...

More American troops will not solve the Afghan quagmire

Rupert Stone | Afghanistan is back in the headlines. The 16-year US-led war – which began as a response to the attacks of September 11,...

Rising Iranian-Pakistani tensions: Is Pakistan’s “house of cards” going to collapse?

James M. Dorsey | An Iranian warning that it may attack militant bases in the troubled province of Balochistan threatens to bring Pakistan’s house of cards...

Pakistan compelled to strike in Afghanistan against ISIS?

Jan Achakzai "I direct and authorize my armed forces and law enforcement agencies to eliminate the enemy where ever they are with the full force...

Hafiz Saeed’s captivity: Has Pakistan’s Establishment finally realized its mistakes?

James M. Dorsey| Pakistan has put one of the world’s most wanted man under house arrest in a half-hearted crackdown on its militant group with...

Qatar backtracks on labor rights: Rise of illiberal world order?

James M. Dorsey | A recent Qatari decision has led to it backtracking on the minimal improvements the country was making in terms of employment...

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