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Who is behind the target killing of Shia Hazara community?

News Analysis | The leaders of Shia Hazara community have finally agreed to call of their protest over the recent killing of two young men...

IS in Afghanistan: An emerging threat in a volatile region

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The increasing power of the militant IS (Daesh) is immensely catastrophic for the war torn Afghan state and society. The...

Doubts arise on Saudi claims of Houthi missile interception?

News Analysis | Experts have raised questions about Saudi claims of shooting down Houthi missiles - Doha based Al Jazeera reports. Earlier Saudi authorities claimed...

Multiple blasts at Shia cultural centre in Kabul kill 40

AFP | At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

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...

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...

Why has the Islamic state targeted Europe in particular?

Nauman Sadiq l In less than three months, three horrific terror attacks took place in the United Kingdom: the Westminster plowing and stabbing incident on March...

The “Kafirs” of Parachinar and (perhaps) Quetta and Karachi and the...

Haider Mehdi | Friday, 23rd June, Parachinar. 74 Shia "Kafirs", who happened to be fasting on Jummat ul Widaa, are killed in a terrorist attack...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

Syria’s Al-Qaeda not on US’ terror watch-lists: Who is supporting terrorism?

Nauman Sadiq | According to a recent report by CBC Canada, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as Al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat...

Gulf crisis: Is Saudi Arabia the only bad guy here?

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-led campaign to force Qatar to halt its support for Islamists and militants is little else than a...

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...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

Saudi-UAE campaign against Qatar: Muslim nations forced to choose sides

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-driven campaign to isolate Qatar and, by extension, Iran puts non-Muslim Arab states in a bind and tests...

US-Saudi games in the Middle East: Will Qatar bow down to...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The move by a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt – with Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Maldives...

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