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Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington...

PM Abbasi Echoes ‘Aliens’ Syndrome, Gets Reprimanded By ECP

News Analysis | Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, recently repeated the claims once made by the embattled Sharif family. These claims confirmed...

Faizabad Dharna Discredits Army

News Analysis | The sit-in staged by scores of religious groups in September last year, in the Faizabad area of Islamabad, is denting the credibility...

Kim set to make history as the leaders of both North...

News Analysis | Kim Jong Un is going to be the first ever North Korean leader to step on the Southern side of the Korean...

Big protests expected as Trump UK visit in July confirmed

AFP | US President Donald Trump will make a long-awaited visit to Britain on July 13, Downing Street announced Thursday, his first since taking power in...

PML-N’s love-hate relationship with MQM continues under Shehbaz Sharif’s Presidency

News Analysis | Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister, Punjab and the recently elected president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is making frequent visits to the Pakistan...

George H.W. Bush hospitalized day after wife’s funeral

AFP | Former president George H.W. was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, one day after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his...

Ch. Shujaat blows the lid off Pakistan’s top political secrets in...

News Analysis | The President of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain,disclosed sensational political information, making the Sharif family, a central part of his memoir. In...

NAB investigates PML-N’s KPK President over corruption

News Analysis | In an another latest development, the Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) has formally initiated investigation against the President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)...

Rise of authoritarianism in the world, will Pakistan follow suit?

News Desk | The twenty first century has seen the rise of authoritarian governments throughout the world. Western countries and West dominated International organizations have...

SC questions the delay in appointment of accountability court judge

News Desk | The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken suo moto notice of the delay in the reappointment of the accountability court judge Muhammad...

Xi Jing Ping: President for life?

News Desk | The central committee of the Communist Party of China proposed to remove the expression that the president and the vice-president ‘shall serve...

Shehbaz Sharif elected as the new PML-N president

News Analysis | Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as the next party chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) by the...

Shehbaz Sharif most likely to be new PML-N president

News Analysis | Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif is expected to become acting president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz...

What was Israel’s PM up to in Moscow?

Andrew Korybko | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting with President Putin last week was very significant. The “Israeli” premier traveled to Moscow to meet with...

In Afghanistan, Governors don’t just step down because the President asks...

Ezzatullah Mehrdad |   As Mohammad Daud begins his fiftieth day in office as governor of Afghanistan's Balkh region, he may wonder whether he will ever receive...

Future president? Afghan strongman mulls bid for highest office

AFP | Afghanistan's "King in the North" lolls in an armchair under the portrait of President Ashraf Ghani, the man who sacked him last year...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen government

AFP | Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn...

Will Oprah be the next celebrity president?

AFP | Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? The United States was ablaze Monday with speculation that the billionaire talk show...

Twitter fails to take action against Trump nuclear threats

Qaiser Sajjad | People all over the world are discussing American president Donald Trump’s tweet of January 2nd, which states: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un...

Will Trump still be president by the end of the year?

Sidra Khan | When Donald Trump announced his intention to run for the office of the President of the United States in late 2015, which...

Trump’s New Year message to Pakistan

News Desk | In a series of tweets sent out on New Year, US President has expressed his disgust at Pakistan and accused it of...

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

AFP | Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the...

Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, caught in a feud with Balkh governor?

M K Bhadrakumar | The simmering political feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and governor of Balk province in the north of the country Atta...

What does the killing of the ex-Yemeni president mean for the...

James M Dorsey | Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is...

Iran’s soft power masterstroke against Saudi Arabia

Andrew Korybko | Iranian President Rouhani pulled off a soft power masterstroke when he publicly gave Saudi Arabia two clear conditions for the resumption of...

IS in Syria to be defeated by February: French President

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government...

Israel retaliation kills 2 in Gaza

Reuters | Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas...

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Reuters | President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the...

Son of murdered Yemeni ex-president seeks revenge

Reuters | The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war,...

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed by rebels

Reuters The radio station of Yemen's Houthi-controlled interior ministry said on Monday the militia's former war ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, had been killed though...

Trump fires back at British PM after she criticized his recent...

AFP | US President Donald Trump publicly upbraided British Prime Minister and ostensible ally Theresa May late Wednesday, rebutting her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda in...

Trump ignores Duterte’s human rights violations

Reuters | The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between U.S. President...

Lebanon to be sanctioned by other Arab states claims Hariri

Reuters | Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah's regional meddling and said...

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