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PM Abbasi demands UN investigate India’s Human Rights violations in Kashmir

News Analysis |  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the rightful struggle of the Kashmiris for self-determination is being brutally suppressed by India. He...

Why Israel is flexing muscles at Hezbollah

M K Bhadrakumar | The Israeli armed forces began on Tuesday a massive fortnight-long military exercise, billed as the biggest in the past 19 years, simulating a war...

Balfour Declaration, Russian Revolution and the Arab Oil

Nauman Sadiq | Is this not the international politics most significant coincidence that the Balfour declaration for the creation of Israel was adopted in the...

Iraqi forces ‘completely surround ISIL’ in Tal Afar

News Analysis | According to Iraqi and US officials, Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militias have "completely surrounded" fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group in...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

How the western media constructs false narratives?

Nauman Sadiq | What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is the...

All the UAE’s men: Gulf crisis opens door to power shift...

James M. Dorsey | With attention in the Middle East focused on the Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates is elsewhere seeking to reshape the...

Iran sits pretty as the Qatar crisis continues to loom

News Analysis | The Qatar saga continues to frustrate peaceniks. For many, this rift between Arab countries is Iran’s hit. As the crisis remains unresolved,...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

The coerced dictated definitions: Who are terrorists and freedom fighters?

Muhammad Feyyaz | Qatar is in the eye of a storm, and sectarian blocks have deepened as never before. Indeed, geopolitically, the whole edifice of...

Added conflicts and proxies: Redefining the Middle Eastern alliances

Samson Simon Sharif | For over the past hundred years, West Asia has been the theater of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict...

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

Jerusalem: Trump decided to abstain from another campaign promise

President Donald Trump has decided to abstain from shifting the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel-Aviv. “I hereby determine that it is necessary,...

Israel lobby pressurizes FIFA: Decision pending on Palestinian demands?

James M. Dorsey | When Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Palestinian Football Association, took the stand on May 11 at the 67th Congress of...

Israel-Palestine soccer battle puts FIFA in a pickle

James M. Dorsey | The perennial dispute between Israel and Palestine has put world soccer body FIFA in a bind. With FIFA groping on how...

Hamas’s accepts Palestines 1967 borders: How will Israel now react?

This week, Hamas succeeded in making itself a major news headline. The group finally had long been under pressure to update its 1988 founding...

Terrorism, conflicts, and humiliation: What else will “Trump’s world” offer?

Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason, and Steve Holland | Washington - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating...

Battle of Jewish settlements being fought on football ground..!

James M. Dorsey | Next month’s annual congress of world soccer body, FIFA, is likely to become the first international forum since US President Donald...

Syria: Will Russia kneel in front of Washington?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | Update: Washington has reopened the conflict with a Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian Air Force Bases. The Russian/Syrian air defense...

Human rights violation in Sudan in the name of Sharia’h

Minahil Toor | Authoritarian regimes running on religious basis have always helped dictators keep their public quiet. Similar is the case of Sudan where we...

Trump-Netanyahu bromance and the dismal future for Palestinians

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is in a bind. He prefers the status quo whereby Israel occupies the West Bank, allowing the 2.9m Palestinians...

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps in...

James M. Dorsey | The Islamic State’s New Year’s Eve bombing of an upscale nightclub in Istanbul has fuelled culture wars in Turkey and Israel and...

In ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Israel, Separate Lives and Divergent Narratives

JERUSALEM — The two front-page headlines told very different stories about Secretary of State John Kerry’s lengthy address about Middle East peace. In the...

Will Israel expand settlement to Jerusalem border?

The court-ordered evacuation of the illegal Amona outpost in the West Bank (scheduled for Dec. 25 at the latest), and the proposed outpost Regularization...

What Netanyahu wants from Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has actively and discretely begun preparing for his first meeting with the next US president. He is counting the...

Will state of Palestine be Obama’s legacy?

A veteran Palestinian thinker and legal expert believes that US President Barack Obama should use his remaining months in the White House to ensure...

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