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Russia strongly denounces US policy in Syria as Pentagon continues military...

M K Bhadrakumar | A major speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday at an international conference on the Middle East turned into...

Pakistan’s critical role in the New Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar | Afghanistan, no doubt, was what brought Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to Moscow on a ‘working visit’ on February 20. This...

Russia tested ‘over 200 new weapons’ in Syria: MP

AFP | Russia has tested over 200 new types of arms in Syria during its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior lawmaker...

Russia adopting US tactics from Afghanistan in Syria?

AFP | The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and...

US evacuates ISIS militants from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan

Sophie Mangal | On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stated that the US is transferring ISIS to Afghanistan to...

What was Israel’s PM up to in Moscow?

Andrew Korybko | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting with President Putin last week was very significant. The “Israeli” premier traveled to Moscow to meet with...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

James M. Dorsey | A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely...

US lifts immigration ban from 11 “high risk” countries

AFP | The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the...

Gulf crisis continues to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran

James M Dorsey | Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey’s military offensive...

US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia...

Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

AFP | The United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies...

Russian air strikes kill 18 civilians in Syria

AFP | At least 23 civilians were killed Wednesday in the Syrian opposition stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, most of them in Russian air...

Pentagon Chief Statement hints division of Syria

News Analysis | Russian and US forces have been communicating across the "deconfliction line" in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters...

Dozens killed as fierce fighting in northwest Syria continues

AFP | Intense fighting killed dozens of people on the edge of the last Syrian province entirely outside government control as aid workers completed a...

Syrians survive war but battle against harsh winter

AFP | Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria's battle-ravaged Raqa with her five children, but she lost her seven-year-old son to the biting...

Finding balance amid KSA-Iran tussle

Junaid Ali Malik | Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Iran both have immense importance for Pakistan. Iran was the first country that recognized it. Saudi Arabia...

ISIS remains a global threat despite military defeat

AFP | The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria,...

65 journalists & media workers killed all over the world in...

AFP | Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday. Among them...

IS in Syria to be defeated by February: French President

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government...

New trends suggest resurgence in Syrian economy

Sophie Mangal | It is widely assumed that the current state of the Syrian economy is very strongly tied to sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment, and poverty....

Fatally wounded ISIS try to reallocate resources and reappoint their killers

Sophie Mangal | Inside Syria Media Center’ sources report on personnel changes and on the renewal of ISIS leadership. Senior officials in hiding are trying to optimize...

Fight in the skies of Eastern Syria

Sophie Mangal | US Air Forces Central Command, Russian/Syrian aircraft crossed a de-confliction line into coalition airspace east of the Euphrates River 6-8 times a...

Is Middle East witnessing an end of civil wars and sectarian...

James M. Dorsey | Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and...

Powers in Lebanon determined to end Saudi Iran interference

Reuters | Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics,...

Who is really interested in the solution of the Syrian conflict?

 Anna Jaunger | Speaking at a UN Security Council briefing several days ago, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock stressed that...

Will the U.S. withdraw its troops from Syria after ISIS is...

Sophie Mangal | According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of...

Rex Tillerson harshly criticizes Russia in order to rally NATO allies

M K Bhadrakumar | The remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Russia, while speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, DC...

Two non-PPP powershows in Sindh go unnoticed

News Analysis | The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), amassing a large number of political workers, on Sunday demonstrated a power show in Sukkur, where its...

The Sochi Summit Was A Success, But Plenty Of Serious Challenges...

Andrew Korybko and Hamsa Haddad | President Rouhani’s visit to Sochi to meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts is being hailed as a success...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

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