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Syria air defense fire was a false alarm, reports

AFP| Syrian state media said Sunday that air defences had opened fire near Damascus airport, before withdrawing the report after what appeared to be a...

Global Economy suffers as Trump’s Trade war continues

News Analysis | The farmers in the United States are facing a hard situation as to where to put the piles of harvested grain which...

APEC summit: The rise of China?

AFP | The annual meeting of leaders from the 21 Asian-Pacific countries produced little in the way of concrete results, but plenty of fireworks on...

Russia prepares for biggest war games in its history

AFP | Russia on Tuesday will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, in a move...

China denies opening a military base in Afghanistan but the idea...

News Analysis | A Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported that China is planning to establish a military base in the Wakhan corridor,...

UK poisonings leave Soviet defector’s family in fear

AFP | The family of a Soviet defector who died in Salisbury in 2001 is living in fear following the recent poisoning of a Russian...

Massive corruption scandal rocks Belarus healthcare

AFP | A massive corruption scandal has rocked the health service of ex-Soviet Belarus, leading even officials in the country dubbed "Europe's last dictatorship" to...

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

AFP | Facebook said Tuesday it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of...

Trump, Italy’s Conte cement populist front

AFP | US President Donald Trump traded smiles, handshakes and compliments with Italy's populist leader Giuseppe Conte Monday, as the two rightists presented a united...

In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European

AFP | US President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a European populist with like-minded views...

Putin Invites Trump to Moscow as White House postponed the summit...

News Analysis | Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited US president Donald Trump to visit Moscow for the one-to-one summit after Trump administration decided to...

Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential watershed in the Yemen war

James M. Dorsey | A spike in oil prices as a result of a temporary halt in shipments through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait may be...

Russia detains 6 prison guards over torture video

AFP | Russian investigators said Monday they had detained six prison guards over a video showing officers brutally beating an inmate which was leaked to...

Cast your vote for ‘Naya Pakistan’

Saad Rasool | This week, on the 25th of July, 2018, the ‘tired, poor, and huddled masses’ of our nation, yearning to breathe free, will...

Israel evacuates “White Helmets” from Syria as government forces continue to...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out the evacuation of more than 400 “White...

US-Russia-China triangle in flux, again

M K Bhadrakumar | In a conversation with the Financial Times last week, Henry Kissinger made a highly significant remark about President Donald Trump’s attempt...

Turkey says it has new evidence against Gulen which could help...

News Analysis | Turkish Minister of Justice said that new evidence has been discovered which shows that U.S based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen was directly...

Moscow suggests cooperation with US on return of Syrian refugees

AFP | Moscow has put forward plans to Washington to cooperate on the safe return of refugees to Syria, the Russian ministry of defense said...

‘Teefa in Trouble’ is the first Pakistani movie to release in...

News Desk | Following a star-studded premiere on Thursday in Karachi, Ali Zafar's highly anticipated film Teefa in Trouble has been released on Friday, 20th...

U.S defense and state secretary will travel to India in September

News Analysis | US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Defense secretary Jim Mattis will travel to India in September for high-level talks with Indian...

Transformation in global politics

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The transformation in the global politics entailing strategic realignment at the regional and global levels has been ensuing new challenges...

A hat trick for Trump’s presidential legacy

M.K Bhadrakumar | It is clear by now that US President Donald Trump’s remark on Thursday as he was setting out for the Group of...

Trump meets Putin & snubs US Establishment & Intelligence Agencies

News Analysis | Helsinki summit could arguably be termed as a dream win of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the west especially the political establishment...

Germany not buying Trump’s remarks about country being controlled by Russia

News Analysis | Past two weeks have particularly been troublesome for everyone who has been around U.S President Donald Trump. It all started in NATO...

EU urges big powers to prevent trade ‘conflict and chaos’

AFP | The European Union on Monday called on the United States, China, and Russia to work together to avoid trade "conflict and chaos" to...

Russia hails ‘partner’ Trump ahead of summit: Kremlin

News Desk | The Kremlin hailed US President Donald Trump as a "partner" on Friday ahead of his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We...

World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threat

AFP | Iran's remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal vowed Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy despite the US...

England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

AFP | England will bid to end their 28-year wait to reach a World Cup semi-final when they face Sweden on Saturday after Brazil were...

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

AFP | The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal...

Radicalization trends in South Asia

Asif Haroon Raja | Geo-strategic Importance of South Asia South Asia is house to around 1.5 billion people who represent one quarter of the world’s population....

Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing as World Cup favourites

AFP | While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter...

Hassan Rouhani in Europe to support for nuclear deal

AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US...

World Cup penalty drama as Russia set up Croatia quarter-final

AFP | Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was the hero as Russia beat 2010 winners Spain on penalties to set up a World Cup quarter-final against Croatia,...

16 teams make it through to World Cup’s knockout stages

AFP | After 15 days of triumphs, tears and controversy, the World Cup's group stage drew to a close on Thursday. Here, AFP Sport ranks...

OPCW- Can identify culprits of chemical weapons abuse; Implications for Syrian...

News Analysis | Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international body with a mandate to investigate the use of prohibited chemicals as...

U.S demands boycott of Iranian oil; threatens further sanctions

News Analysis | A senior official of U.S State department put an ultimatum to the oil importers to halt their petroleum imports coming from Iran...

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