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Pakistan takes Defence Attaches of six countries to visit LOC

News Analysis | Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control (LOC) in Rawalakot Sector of Azad Jammu &...

Is Pakistan close to a Free Trade Agreement with the EU?

News Analysis | In a triumphant juncture for Pakistan, especially in the face of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) sanctions, the European...

Turkey court jails top writers for life over coup links

AFP | A Turkish court on Friday, 16th Feb 2018 jailed three prominent journalists for life over links to the group blamed for the 2016...

Chief of Army Staff meets Ambassadors of Iran and Turkey

News Analysis | The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Mr Ishan Mustafa Yurdakul, newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan and...

Hackers make pro Pakistan tweets from Anupam Kher’s account

News Desk | Turkish hacker Ayyildiz Tim breached the Twitter accounts of actor Anupam Kher, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and Rajya Sabha...

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...

Pakistan not interested in war with India

Junaid Ali Malik | The recent statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is tended towards appeasing the Indian nationalists. BJP hardliners including Modi have...

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...

Iran protests expose leadership flaws in Muslim world

James M Dorsey | If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic’s deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi Arabia’s...

Middle East mess expands to East Africa

James M Dorsey | The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the...

Turkey’s dervishes whirl for Rumi anniversary

AFP | Arms crossed over their hearts, hands resting on their shoulders, the dervishes start their dance. They turn on themselves, slowly sliding their hands...

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,...

Study reveals rubber bullets are not safe

AFP | About three in every 100 people injured by rubber bullets died as a result, according to a review of recorded casualties published Tuesday,...

Shaan urges Indian community to support better Indo-Pak relations

News Desk | Pakistani acting legend Shaan Shahid has urged the Indian community to support Pak-India cultural ties. An international media outlet interviewed the leading...

Erdogan counters Trump by declaring Turkey will open embassy to Palestine...

AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in...

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...

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...

Omar Shahzad the new edition to Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2...

News Desk | Supermodel Omar Shahzad is the latest star to join the cast of ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2'. Fahad Mustafa was the previous...

Saudi-UAE promote tribes against Qatari Emir

James M Dorsey | Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as...

Trump on the wrong side of history

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | American Secretary of States’ hop-over visit’ to Pakistan, on his way to India, was a crude diplomatic gesture of brow-beating...

Canada enters the age of “Hijab Phobia”

Shiffa Yousafzai | The Western debate about Muslim women wearing “Hijab” and “Niqab” is not new and people, on both sides of the divide, have been...

Tillerson’s Islamabad visit: Still miles to travel

News Analysis | The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will discuss ways to enhance cooperation against terrorism and economic ties with Pakistani officials when...

The ‘secrets’ of Cuban Missile Crisis

M K Bhadrakumar |  History lends itself to re-interpretation when more facts become available or when ulterior motives creep in. There is a surfeit of...

Is US still the only superpower in world?

Joseph Davis | The gradual, controlled demolition of the United States continues unabated. On the surface, this appears to be a global power shift from...

Is US running out of friends?

M K Bhadrakumar | An amazing week is unfolding in West Asian politics. It began with three dramatic developments on Monday – Turkish troops crossing...

Will US accept Pakistan’s offer of joint operations against Haqqani network?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan has offered the US joint operations against the Haqqani Network, provided the US has actionable...

Why relations between Turkey & US are deteriorating?

James M Dorsey | Moves by the United States and Turkey that largely ban travel of their nationals between the two countries is about more...

Turkey & USA relations take another hit

Yesterday, Sunday October 8, the USA announced that it was suspending non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey, hours later the Turkish...

Will Russian S-400 missile defense system save Erdoğan from  another Western...

Stana Dubajic | By buying Russian S-400 air-defense missile system Turkey, erstwhile Western ally, second largest NATO member, and a bulwark against Soviet expansion in...

Is Kurdistan a US-Israeli conspiracy to balkanize Middle East?

M K Bhadrakumar | The result of the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq will be known in the next 48 hours or so, but no surprises...

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