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Allahuma Labaik -Flying to Hajj

News Desk | Every year, over two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world descend on Mecca to perform the Hajj. With the convenience of modern...

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

AFP | Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help...

Eid-ul-Adha 2017: Glimpses from around the world

Eid-ul-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is the second most revered festival in the Muslim world, which is celebrated to mark the end of...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy at Crossroad: Imran Khan shows support for Turkey...

News Analysis | Turkey is facing one of the direct challenges in recent times to keep its economy going after the row with the United...

Saudi-Canada row leaves US in tight diplomatic spot

AFP | The sharp diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada has left Washington partners and allies of both in a bind, but the State...

Saudi king holidays in still unbuilt mega city NEOM

AFP | Saudi King Salman has arrived for a holiday in NEOM, a still-undeveloped mega city that the crown prince has pledged to build from...

Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar...

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...

Fan girl may face sexual harassment charges, jail for hugging a...

News Desk | A Saudi woman has been arrested for hugging a male singer in a concert. Singer Majid Mohandis was performing in a concert...

Woman may face Saudi sex charge and jail for hugging pop...

AFP | A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, authorities...

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...

Qatar is still supporting terror in the Middle East: UAE tells...

News Analysis | United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Netherland, Saeed Alnowais, appeared before International Court of Justice to present his country’s position vis-à-vis the case...

Evaluation of democracy and forthcoming challenges to next government

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | The 14th National Assembly completed its term on May 31st, 2018. It is a landmark achievement in the democratic history...

Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

News Desk | Iraq on Monday accused other oil-producing countries of extracting more barrels of crude than agreed by OPEC and its partners, ahead of...

Saudi effort to isolate Iran internationally produces results

James M. Dorsey | Saudi efforts to isolate Iran internationally are producing results in North Africa and Central Asia. Authorities and religious leaders in Tajikistan...

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman over his ‘sinful’ policies...

News Desk | The extremist organization Al-Qaeda has labeled the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's rapid liberalization project a  ‘sin' that includes the re-opening...

A year of blockade: Qatar stands firm

News Analysis | A year ago, Gulf quartet Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt decided to impose an air, land and sea blockade...

King Salman seeks support from Macron to intervene in Qatar’s procurement...

News Analysis | According to the report of a French daily newspaper, Le Monde, King Salman has written a letter to the French President Emmanuel...

Saudis, Israelis & UAE all conspired to bring Trump into power:...

News Analysis | As per New York Times report, Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, met with a representative of two Arab...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

Exports increase yet the reserves are decreasing!

News Analysis | Much to the delight of the incumbent Finance Minister Mifta Ismail, Pakistan’s exports continue to show improvement along with our remittances. However,...

Trump walks out of ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’

News Analysis | US President, Donald Trump, finally announced to pull out of the Iran Nuclear deal signed in 2015 by his predecessor, Barack Obama....

Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from...

AFP | Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal...

U.S forces deployed to assist Saudi Arabia for countering Houthi threat

News Analysis | The US support for Arab military coalition, currently carrying out bombing sorties over the Houthi rebels in Yemen, has moved passed the...

After threatening Saudi Arabia, US Court makes fresh bid to compensate...

News Analysis In a surprising turn of events, a judge in New York has ordered the Muslim majority state, Iran, to pay a staggering $6bn...

Saudi terror case highlights Indian links to Daesh

News Analysis | The suicide bomber who attacked the US Consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah two years ago was an Indian national, confirmed...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of MbS’ liberalization

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment of $1 billion and option to pump a further $480 million into Richard Branson’s...

Going by the Book: Pakistan’s Military Cooperation with the Middle-East

Taimur Khan | In the world of international relations where alliances are fickle and interests, constant, Pakistan stands at a very significant juncture in time....

Saudi Arabia: It was a “Toy Drone” and not a Coup

News Analysis | Massive gun bursts were heard by Saudi residents living near Royal Palaces in Riyadh on Saturday evening, leading to speculations of an...

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

AFP | Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the...

PM Abbasi met King Salman in Dammam, discussed regional security

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi left for Saudi Arabia on Monday to witness the closing ceremony of Joint Gulf Shield-1...

Is Saudi Arabia playing good cop, bad cop with Israel over...

News Analysis | The Monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his heir, Mohammed bin Salman, seem to be playing good cop,...

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...

Trump now terms Qatar as “Ally against Terroism”

News Analysis | Following the rift between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2017, President of the United States of America Donald...

Remembering Syria: Iran struggles with potentially explosive environmental crisis

James M Dorsey | Iranian leaders are struggling, three months after anti-government protests swept the Islamic republic, to ensure that environmental issues that helped sparked...

Trump to host UAE Crown Prince, calls for Gulf unity

AFP | The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would host the United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, but...

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