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Will Chinese negotiations with Baloch militants help CPEC security?

News Analysis | China has been negotiating with Baloch militants for above five years to secure its $60 billion investment in the infrastructure development project...

Pakistan still going easy on militants, alleges US intel chief

News Analysis | On February 15, 2018, seventeen US intelligence agencies including Central Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security...

How can Pakistan halt Indian shelling from across LoC?

News Analysis | On February 11th 2018, six people including two children were injured in different villages of Azad Jammu and Kashmir during India’s unprovoked...

Death in Afghanistan or bitter life in Pakistan: refugees’ choice

AFP | Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return...

US evacuates ISIS militants from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan

Sophie Mangal | On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stated that the US is transferring ISIS to Afghanistan to...

Chinese Ambassador: Baloch militants are “not true Pakistanis” if they work...

News Analysis | The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, while giving an exclusive interview to BBC Urdu on 2nd February, claimed that the Baloch...

Saudi government to tighten fundraising laws to promote moderate Islam

James M Dorsey | A Saudi draft law could constitute a first indication that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vow to return the kingdom to...

Over 200 militants lay down arms in Balochistan

News Analysis | At least 200 separatist militants have laid down their arms and announced becoming a part of the national mainstream on Thursday at...

Afghan commander linked to Haqqani network killed by drone strike in...

AFP | A mid-level Afghan commander of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network was killed Wednesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said, days...

Kabul hotel attack death toll rises to 22

AFP | At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said...

Revolutionary government, religion and politics in the Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | Break from the weekday government tasks, one of my lectures in the university (as a sideline during Saturdays) got me into...

Hard-realist Duterte vs. New People’s Army (NPA): The political discourse of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Lo and behold, the long run running armed and threat group in the Philippines in the guise of the New People’s...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

Afghanistan: Growing regional consensus between Russia, China, Iran & Pakistan..?

M K Bhadrakumar | A public remark of great significance that the visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani made while in Delhi this week appeared in...

The disinformation behind linking the Rohingya issue with Pakistan

News analysis | Amid heart-wrenching scenes in Myanmar showing the plight of Rohingya Muslims, a story is making rounds of Pakistani connections to the crisis....

Gulf crisis is merely a family squabble: ‘James Dorsey’

James M. Dorsey | A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia...

BRICS potentially strengthens Trumps’ hand in tackling Pakistani support of militants

James M. Dorsey | Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt...

Restoration of peaceful life in Syria

Sophie Mangal | According to the statements of local authorities, Zabadani resort town in Damascus province, which is located 25 kilometers from the Syrian capital,...

Violence escalates in Myanmar: Will Rohingya Muslims continue to face persecution?

News Analysis | Militants belonging to Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine...

The bloodbath in Afghanistan continues unabated

The Afghan defense ministry said on Wednesday that at least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base...

The key to peace in Afghanistan: Bringing all the regional players...

Imtiaz Gul | The Trump administration plans to beef up its nearly 9000 troops with another 4,000 with the stated objective of training and assisting...

Extension of the amnesty law: Syrian hopes of a ‘new’ life...

Sophie Mangal | The number of the Syrian refugees from the territories controlled by the Islamic State has increased at the checkpoints located in the...

‘It is your debt to this land’: Ch. Nisar exhorts FC...

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said on Saturday while addressing the passing out Frontier Corps (FC) in LoraLai, Baluchistan, that “Some elements are bent on spreading...

The Economist declares Pakistan on track?

Pakistan on Track The first thing to come back was the prime minister. Having twice held Pakistan’s highest office before the army toppled him in...

Afghan militants kill 5 Pak Army Soldiers

Attack on Mohmand agency by the Afghani militants killed 5 Pakistan army soldiers on Sunday. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated: “Last night terrorists from...

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...

Waiting for Trump: Kabul Duo, Afghan Taliban, Russians & Chinese

Mir Waise | Various power players in and around Afghanistan are eagerly waiting for Donald Trump to clear his position on Afghanistan. But the suspense is...

Astana talks: Will Saudi Arabia really allow peace in Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir stated that the Syrian peace talks in Astana would lead to a ceasefire in the country,...

Are Libyans abandoning democracy in search of stability?

It has been nearly five years since Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyan rebels near his hometown of Sirte...

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