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‘No longer a villain’: South Koreans fascinated by Kim

AFP | South Koreans on Saturday pored over every detail of a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone, transfixed by an extraordinary charm offensive by...

Kurds set to face losses in Iraq’s elections on May 12

News Analysis | Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections.According to estimates, the Kurds’...

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive in apparent snub to peace efforts

AFP | The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Wednesday, in an apparent rejection of calls for the militants to take up the Afghan...

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....

The Syrian quagmire

News Analysis | The world was horrified yet again by gruesome images of Syrian children being torn to shreds by indiscriminate shelling and international media seems...

Ahsan Iqbal warns US against unilateral action on Pakistani soil

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal warned the US against any unilateral action on its soil while giving an interview to CNN on Tuesday...

Gulf crisis continues to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran

James M Dorsey | Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey’s military offensive...

Fasih Ahmed: Pakistan’s very own Tweeting Trump

Mominah Zahid | In a series of inappropriate and borderline absurd tweets, Fasih Ahmad, the editor of Newsweek Pakistan, has outraged the entire nation. The...

Mumbai’s caste chaos shows the need for a “Third Force”

Andrew Korybko | Violent caste chaos exploded in India’s western economic hub of Mumbai last week after Hindu ultra-nationalists clashed with low-caste Dalits who were...

Pakistan warns US of backlash of potential Afghan offensive

News Analysis | According to sources, the United States plans on launching a two pronged offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan that would force them...

Over 60 killed in fresh Saudi backed airstrikes in Yemen

 AFP | Fresh air strikes and clashes in Yemen have killed over 60 fighters as Saudi-backed pro-government forces push an offensive against Huthi rebels, security...

What kind of military power is India?

Dr Muhammad Ali Ehsan  | India is a country with the world’s third largest military by personal strength. It also has the world’s 5th largest defence...

US military targets Taliban by starting new air attack campaign in...

AFP | As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of...

Analyzing the future of ‘Trump’ Afghan Policy

News Analysis | I have never been a great admirer of Hussain Haqqani (Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the United States), but two observations that he...

Airstrikes by Russia Buttress Turkey in Battle vs. ISIS

MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON — Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes to support Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria against the Islamic State,...

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