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The US military has no authority to target Pakistan

News Analysis | Brigadier Lance Bunch, the director of Future Operations at Headquarters Resolute Support Mission in Kabul said that while the US forces are...

Aid cuts by US to hurt Pak-Afghan border monitoring

News Analysis | A considerable reduction in military and economic aid to Pakistan by the US is likely to hurt Washington’s desire of preventing cross-border...

Who will be targeted by new Saudi led coalition?

News Analysis | Amidst festering crises in the Middle East, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) will formally be launched on Sunday when the...

Army to follow government’s directives on the sit-in but what will...

News Analysis | The Pakistan Army has said it will adhere to whatever the government will decide to do regarding solving the stand-off with religious protestors...

Will India grant political asylum to Brahumdagh Bugti?

News Analysis | Leader of the proscribed Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Brahumdagh Bugti was dealt a severe blow when the Swiss government rejected his request...

Pakistan welcomes Gen. Nicholson’s offer to target Tehreek-e-Taliban

News Analysis | On Wednesday, Islamabad welcomed the US offer of targeting the hideouts of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, a group that is using Afghan soil to...

Rouhani declares the end of ISIS. What next now for Iran?

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday announced the end of the Islamic State (ISIS), a brutal militant organization that proliferated in Iraq...

Afghanistan acknowledges TTP’s presence on its soil

News Analysis | Amidst simmering tensions between Kabul and Islamabad, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah has said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has...

The suave, the well-dressed and the eloquent!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | While reading one of the seminal works of the doyen of the US strategic community, Henry Kissinger, I thought about...

Islamabad-Kabul ties: too many fences to mend!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, the Foreign Office (FO) strongly condemned the attack on a check-post on the Af-Pak border in the Bajaur Agency. After...

Wasim Akram says ICC is powerless in front of India!

News Analysis | Former Pakistani skipper and legendary fast-bowler, Wasim Akram has lashed out at the International Cricket Council(ICC) for not exerting its influence on...

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in the Security Council

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi has strongly opposed the addition of permanent members in the United National...

Politics of confrontation: PML-N’s rebuttal to ‘prejudiced’ verdict!

News Analysis | On Wednesday Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) hit back at the 23-page verdict of the Supreme Court on the review petition filed by...

Supreme Court straight-shooting at Hanif Abbasi!

News Analysis | The apex court on Tuesday asked the counsel of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader, Hanif Abbasi, which of his fundamental rights were...

Just the assurance that Pakistan needed: But will it suffice?

News Analysis | The US assured Pakistan that no group will be allowed to launch attacks on Pakistan from Afghan soil, Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua...

More trouble for Nawaz as Khan moves the Supreme Court

News Analysis | After a brief Hiatus, Imran Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has once again decided to confront former prime minister, Nawaz...

The crackdown in Saudi Arabia: anti-corruption drive or ruthless power politics?

News Analysis | 11 Saudi princes, ministers and former government officials were arrested and detained hours after King Salman ordered the formation of the anti-corruption...

Nawaz lands in Pakistan, rolls his sleeves for a major battle!

News Analysis | Former Prime Minister and president of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif arrived in Islamabad today to appear in an accountability...

Thank you Najam Sethi!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Former Kiwi fast-bowler and currently one of the darlings of cricket watchers, Danny Morrison was shouting, chirping and "revving it...

I persuaded Benazir Bhutto against returning to Pakistan: friend

News Desk | Desmond de Silva, an old friend of former prime minister, the late Benazir Bhutto has revealed how he implored her not to...

Why is Chabahar Port no match for Gwadar?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | India launched a new conduit for trade with Afghanistan when it shipped 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan from...

Maryam denies rumors about family feud; says Shahbaz is her hero

News Analysis | In an attempt to settle the dust, Maryam Nawaz stated that she loves Shahbaz Sharif to death. Maryam Nawaz speaking with the New...

Ahmed Noorani Attack: Media & Politicians condemn but speculations continue..?

News Analysis | Ahmed Noorani, senior reporter for The News International, was severely beaten by six armed assailants on Friday in Islamabad. He and his...

Gautam Gambhir jumps in on the national anthem debate!

News Analysis | Fiery Indian opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir has given his two cents on the ongoing national anthem debate which has drawn comments from...

Tillerson confuses India once again!

News Analysis | U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, while reviewing his 7-day tour to South Asia and the Middle East on Thursday said he...

ECP drops contempt proceedings against Imran: Win-win for both?

News Analysis | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) brought an end to the protracted contempt of court case against Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran...

Amir Liaqat joining PTI: Social Media taunts Imran Khan and his...

News Analysis | TV anchor, religious scholar and former lawmaker, Dr. Amir Liaqat Hussain has decided to re-enter the world of politics by joining the...

Shahid Kapoor has no “True Friends”

News Analysis | Shahid Kapoor, a man who has been exuding his charm and charisma in the Bollywood circuit since the past 14 years, has opened...

ECP’s decision against PTI in Gulalai case will haunt PML-N?

News Analysis | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected the reference filed by Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, which sought the disqualification of...

Imran more open to accountability than Sharifs?

News Analysis | The Supreme Court on Monday observed that while Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen provided answers and evidence when asked, the Sharif family...

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