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Trump, Italy’s Conte cement populist front

AFP | US President Donald Trump traded smiles, handshakes and compliments with Italy's populist leader Giuseppe Conte Monday, as the two rightists presented a united...

Syria says Israeli strikes target air base

AFP | Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in...

World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threat

AFP | Iran's remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal vowed Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy despite the US...

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

AFP | The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal...

Hassan Rouhani in Europe to support for nuclear deal

AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US...

Iran’s supreme leader warns Europe of nuclear ‘dream’

AFP | Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned European leaders against their "dream" of Tehran continuing to curb its nuclear programme while...

The Indian Illusion: Denying Anti-Iranian Sanctions While Implementing Them

Andrew Korybko | People all across the world, and especially in the multipolar bloc of BRICS, collectively let out a sigh of relief after Indian...

Iran expects measures to save nuclear deal by end of May

AFP | European countries have until the end of May to propose ways to mitigate the effects of the US withdrawal from a landmark nuclear...

Speculation mounts over US push for Iran regime change

AFP | Speculation is swirling over the prospect of US willingness to push regime change in Tehran, as US officials including Washington's top diplomat urge...

Saudi Arabia urged not to turn Iraq into ‘cold war’ front...

AFP | Saudi Arabia should avoid turning Iraq into a "battleground in a cold war" with its regional rival Tehran, the International Crisis Group said...

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

AFP | The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp...

Pakistan’s maritime security

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Ocean Region is having immense political and economic opportunities for Pakistan. The safety of sea-lanes is crucial for...

Iran FM heads to Brussels on final leg of nuclear deal...

AFP | Iran's foreign minister is due to land in Brussels later Tuesday on the final leg of a global tour rallying diplomatic support for...

FIA formulating a million rupee action plan to curb Human smuggling...

News Analysis | Interior Ministry has formulated a plan and forwarded a summary to Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi to approve the measures and allocate funds...

After threatening Saudi Arabia, US Court makes fresh bid to compensate...

News Analysis In a surprising turn of events, a judge in New York has ordered the Muslim majority state, Iran, to pay a staggering $6bn...

Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...

What if Trump dumps Iran deal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The last big European effort to dissuade US President Donald Trump from abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear pact ended without success...

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme...

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...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

Qamar Bajwa to Iran: Cooperation necessary for regional peace

News Analysis | Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on...

Iran acid attack victims find new identity in art

AFP | Massoumeh Attaie does not want to be defined only by the evil that drove her father-in-law to blind her with acid in her...

Iran VP says government against using force over hijab

AFP | Iran's vice president for women's affairs insisted Wednesday the government opposed using "force" to ensure women wear the hijab, after a spate of...

Protests against Iran hijab ban highlights years of evolution

AFP | A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

AFP | A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Thursday aimed at tightening the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, despite...

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

AFP | Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at...

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...

Fresh Iran protests lead to 9 fatalities and hundreds of arrests

AFP | Nine people were killed as fresh unrest hit Iran overnight, state television said Tuesday, while hundreds have been arrested as authorities crack down...

USAID has no issues with Russian investment in Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

News Analysis | Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Jerry Bisson, has said that the US has no issues in Russian...

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...

Hezbollah has slowly emerged as the winner amid the Gulf Crisis

Reuters When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The praise,...

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...

Saudi-Iranian proxy war heats up

James M. Dorsey | Shot dead this week on a street in The Hague, Ahmad Mola Nissi may have died the violent life he lived, but his...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

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