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Uncategorized Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

M K Bhadrakumar | After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on...

Putin set to take charge for fourth term with challenges ahead

News Analysis | Vladimir Putin, the incumbent president of Russia will be inaugurated on Monday for his fourth term, at a time when Moscow is...

Syrian government forces announce Yarmouk camp evacuation agreement

News Analysis | The Syrian government has reached an evacuation deal with fighters from Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to leave the Yarmouk refugee camp in...

Syrian imbroglio

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | For the last seven years, the people of Syria have been victim of civil war. The Syrian ruling elite seems...

Strikes on Syria, not a “one time job”: Nikki Haley

News Analysis | Putting his words into action, President Donald Trump, via a video message, addressed American people, authorizing and explaining missile strike against Assad...

Syria rebels say Western strikes ‘farce’ as long as Assad stays

AFP | Syria's opposition Saturday said Western strikes on government military positions did not go far enough, with rebels casting them as a "farce" as...

‘Barbaric’ attack by US, UK & France will not affect Syrian...

RT | Damascus says the US-led attack on Syria was a reaction by the West to its military advances and the defeat of Western-backed rebels,...

US, France and UK launch strikes on Syria

AFP | The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of punitive strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime on Saturday in response to alleged...

Syria: A vicious cycle of interventions

Jacob G Hornberger | President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria lasted, I think, a day, maybe two. His quick reversal came...

Is Muhommad Bin Salman trying to strike a deal with Assad?

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman recently acknowledged that Syrian President Assad will more than likely remain in office. He said this groundbreaking...

Air strikes return to Syria’s Ghouta killing 40 as talks sputter

AFP | Air strikes killed 40 civilians in the last opposition-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Friday and the army launched a ground offensive...

US will withdraw troops from Syria ‘very soon’: Trump

News Analysis | “US would withdraw its troops from soon from Syria”, President Donald Trump said on March 29, 2018. The statement is not announcing...

Israel took out Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007: Benjamin Netanyahu

AFP | Israel's military admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a...

Armeena Khan extends a helping hand for Syrian Refugees

News Desk | Pakistani starlet Armeena Khan joined hands with Human Relief Foundation to help Syrian Refugees. She in her social media post announced her...

UN tested with elusive Syria truce

AFP | A ceasefire resolution for Syria has failed to take hold as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, make gains in Eastern Ghouta. The question...

US urges UN to investigate chemical weapons in Syria

AFP | The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports...

The Syrian quagmire

News Analysis | The world was horrified yet again by gruesome images of Syrian children being torn to shreds by indiscriminate shelling and international media seems...

What is actually happening in Eastern Ghouta?

Sophie Mangal | Currently, the situation around Eastern Ghouta can only be described as drastic. Jaysh Al-Islam along with Faylaq al Rahman militants are blocking...

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...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

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...

Who is capable of preventing nuclear war before Olympics?

Sophie Mangal | A petition appealing to the DPRK’s (Democratic People’ Republic of Korea) authorities to stop testing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the...

Malala and Mahira the most popular Pakistanis on Wikipedia in 2017

News Desk | Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was the most searched for Pakistani on Wikipedia in 2017. Malala accumulated a total of 2.5 million...

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...

What happened to the foreign fighters that flew to join ISIS?

AFP | An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in...

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....

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...

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...

Russia-U.S. deadlock over Syrian chemical weapons inquiry continues

Reuters | Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons...

‘Jihad against love’ in India?

Jawad Falak | In a major development in the sensational Hadiya case, the Supreme Court of India directed yesterday that Hadiya shall be produced before...

Will ultra-conservatives accept the change in Saudi politics?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words...

Time to get rid of crooks

Haider Mehdi | At a recent seminar in Toronto, organized by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) I heard a talk by Dr....

Division within Palestinian resistant movements

M K Bhadrakumar | The Hamas and Fatah, the two mainstream Palestinian movements, are making yet another attempt at political reconciliation. Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah...

The “South Yemenis” are trying to repeat the Kurdish scenario

Andrew Korybko | A South Yemeni separatist leader vowed to hold an independence referendum in the near future. The former governor of Aden Aidaroos al-Zubaidi...

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