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Is Saudi inspired ultra-conservatism leading to worsening Shiite conditions in Malaysia?

James M Dorsey | Allegedly kidnapped, forty-three-year old Malaysian activist Amri Che Mat, a foreign exchange trader and mountain climber, has not been heard of...

Social venture helps Hazara women of Pakistan

AFP | Working at "Hazara", a restaurant in the Pakistani city of Quetta, is a potentially deadly political act: all of the greasy spoon's employees...

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

AFP | The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in...

Unprecedented power grab could come to haunt Mohammed bin Salman

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab...

The Middle East: It will only get worse

James M. Dorsey | As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy...

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...

US’ plan to destabilize Iran: “Dark Prince” appointed as head of...

James M. Dorsey | The Trump administration, this week, appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the...

Islamic Military Alliance: Has Raheel Sharif become a vassal for the...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | There is something obscene about anyone who held high positions in the government – for example, an Ambassador or an Army...

The Middle-Eastern conflict: Threatening for Pakistan and China’s OBOR

James M. Dorsey | Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran...

Pakistan Grapples with the Middle Eastern Fault-Lines as Gen. Raheel Takes...

James M. Dorsey | With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide...

Can Raheel Sharif help to improve tense relations between Saudis and...

James M. Dorsey | Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed...

Should Saudi’s really be happy at Trump’s tough stance against Iran?

Donald Trump's administration announced on February 3, 2017, that it will put new sanctions against individuals and organizations who it says are “supporters of Iran’s ballistic...

Lebanon chooses a president supported by Iran and Hezbollah

Lebanon's lawmakers elected Michel Aoun, an lran-backed politician and former general, as president Monday, ending more than two years the country has gone without a...

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