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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...

Mohammed bin Salman dazzles international media by lifting restrictions on women

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has dazzled international media and public opinion by lifting some restrictions on women’s rights, holding...

Israel has ‘right’ to its land: Crown Prince Salman

AFP | The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a "right" to a homeland, a notable shift in the...

War between Saudi Arabia and Iran may happen in just 10-15...

News Analysis | Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman has warned that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran may indulge in war in the next 10-15 years if...

Saudi Arabia must face lawsuits over 9/11: US Judge

News Analysis | A US judge has ruled that the government of Saudi Arabia has to face lawsuits by American citizens over the September 11th...

International Community needs to unite to end Afghan war

Asia Maqsood | A declaration calling for an ‘Afghan-led and Afghan-owned’ peace process has been adopted in two-day mega international meeting on March 26-27, 2018...

Single Women allowed to travel in Saudi Arabia without a male...

News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced to issue tourist visas to single women aged above 25. Single women after this momentous...

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