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Classified note confirms French weaponry in Yemen: report

AFP | French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, according to a classified note revealed by French...

Middle Eastern protests challenge debilitating Gulf counterrevolution – Dr. James M...

Dr. James M Dorsey | Much of the Middle East’s recent turmoil stems from internecine Middle Eastern rivalries spilling onto third country battlefields and Saudi...

Chinese pressure tactics put countries between a rock and a hard...

James M. Dorsey | Recent Chinese pressure on Myanmar to approve a controversial dam project and the arrest in recent days in Kazakhstan of a...

Insurgencies in Iran, driven by poverty and discrimination

Fatemeh Aman | The Iranian government has long accused some of its neighboring states of using terrorism and insurgency to destabilize the country. There may...

Lahore attack anniversary: Cricket returns to Pakistan

AFP | Whenever umpire Ahsan Raza looks at his scars from the deadly militant attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore, 10 years ago...

Saudi Arabia to put detained women activists on trial

AFP | Saudi women activists detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on campaigners will be put on trial, state media said Friday. "The public...

Once the backbone of Middle Eastern protests, ultras are down but...

James M. Dorsey | Ali Issa Ahmad, a British football fan, who was lingering earlier this year in jail in the United Arab Emirates for...

US demands Europe isolate Iran as Israelis, Arabs unite

AFP | Warsaw: US Vice President Mike Pence demanded on Thursday that Europeans drop a nuclear deal with Iran and join in seeking to cripple...

Raheel Sharif meets Gen Bajwa ahead of Crown Prince’s visit to...

News Analysis | Current Commander of an alliance of 41 Muslim countries and Pakistan army’s ex-chief Gen. (R) Raheel Sharif met with the current chief...

OPEC oil production falls as Saudi Arabia slashes output

AFP | Global oil cartel OPEC said Tuesday it sharply reduced crude oil production last month, after heavyweight Saudia Arabia slashed output and exports fell...

Politics of Sharifs and history of NROs in Pakistan

News Analysis | In an interesting development, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri is of view...

Pakistan Citizen Portal selected for award at Dubai Summit

News Desk | Pakistan Citizen Portal Application has been shortlisted for the award at the World Government Summit to be held in Dubai, United Arab...

Pakistani expatriate Sinan wins gold medal in Taekwondo competition

News Desk | Pakistan's eight-year-old Ayesha Ayaz– the youngest player ever to present a country in any international event– grabbed a bronze medal as she...

Pope Francis holds historic public mass in UAE

AFP | Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at a stadium in the capital of the United Arab Emirates...

Pope Francis lands in UAE for historic visit

AFP | Pope Francis landed in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for the first ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula --...

Catholicism in the Arabian Peninsula

AFP | Pope Francis's three-day trip to the United Arab Emirates Sunday marks the first time a pontiff has ever visited the conservative Muslim Arabian...

US-Afghan peace talks: Long way to go before ‘drafted agreement’

News Analysis | New York Times has reported that both the United States of America and the Taliban, parties to the ongoing dialogue vis-à-vis Afghanistan,...

US-Taliban talks: As hopes rise of a deal, what comes next?

AFP | More than 17 years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, Washington and the Taliban appear closer than ever to some sort of agreement...

Pakistan trying to break the stalemate in the Afghan dialogue process

News Analysis | According to reports, Pakistan is moving the resources at its disposal to arrange for a meet up of Afghan Taliban and U.S...

Arthur seeks cure for Pakistan’s batting struggles

AFP | Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday he was determined to find a solution to his team’s problems against fast, short-pitched bowling. Speaking after...

Managing minefields: Saudi/UAE aid puts Pakistan-Iran relations on the spot

James M Dorsey | Pakistan is traversing minefields as it concludes agreements on investment, balance of payments support and delayed payment oil deliveries with Saudi...

PM Khan’s diplomacy averts balance of payment crisis

News Analysis | United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed brought along the breathing space which Pakistan’s economy was in need of. Out...

US special envoy Khalilzad embarks on 4-country tour for Afghan peace...

AFP | US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad headed Tuesday on a trip to Afghanistan and regional powers in a fresh bid to negotiate an end...

Taliban demand Qatar as a venue for talks instead of Saudi...

News Analysis | Afghan Taliban have turned downed the possibility of their participation in the next round of talks with the United States of America,...

Pakistan rolls out red carpet welcome for UAE crown prince

AFP | The red carpet was rolled out for Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in Islamabad Sunday, just weeks after his...

Saudi Arabia and the West’s right wing: A dubious alliance –...

James M. Dorsey | Traditionally focussed on ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam, Saudi funding in the era of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has been streamlined...

Afghan Taliban says ‘post-occupation’ discussed with Iran

AFP | The Taliban discussed Afghanistan's "post-occupation situation" with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said Tuesday, as Tehran makes a more concerted and...

Economic diplomacy is a good step but is government aware of...

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while addressing the envoys’ conference on economic diplomacy has said that Pakistan must be the part of...

Syrian army deploys to Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

AFP | Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last...

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

AFP | The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the...

FM Qureshi arrives in Russia vis-à-vis Afghan dialogue process

News Analysis | Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached Russia– the last stop of the four-nation tour– today (Wednesday, Dec 26) to...

US troop withdrawals threaten to fuel greater, potentially problematic Gulf assertiveness...

James M. Dorsey | As far as Gulf leaders are concerned, President Donald J. Trump demonstrated with his announced US troop withdrawals from Syria and...

PM Imran Khan: Man who sacrifices his ego for his nation

Javed Hassan | Always quick on the draw in writing-off Khan, the naysayers had already declared his recent visit to the UAE a failure. Once...

FO welcomes fresh talks with Afghan Taliban

News Analysis | The Foreign Office on Monday welcomed a new round of talks between the Afghan Taliban and other international stakeholders expected to be...

Pakistan seek batting form in South Africa tour opener

AFP | Pakistan's batsmen will seek form when they open their tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI...

Talks aimed at ending Afghan conflict held in UAE

AFP | Talks aimed at ending the Afghan conflict were held Monday in the United Arab Emirates, the Pakistan government said, with US and Taliban...

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