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The medical benefits of a development project like CPEC

News Analysis | On February 9, 2018, renowned Pakistani and Chinese medical experts reviewed progress made by the China-Pakistan Medical Corridor. This practice aimed at...

What is the biggest threat to the United States?

Jacob G Hornberger | The New York Times recently profiled three military veterans who are running for Congress. All three are women and all three...

Compromise only at Pakistan’s peril

Hussan Zia | Taliban are an obstacle because they won't accept the presence of foreign troops. The Americans had expected that Pakistan will be...

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 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...

Rap icon Jay-Z attacked by Trump in vicious tweet

AFP | Jay-Z is leading nominations Sunday for the Grammys, was feted Saturday by music industry heavyweights -- and, in between, was taken to task...

Hafiz Saeed approaches LHC to avoid possible arrest

News Analysis | Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) against his possible arrest by the government at...

Palestinian President seeks EU support after US row

AFP | Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely...

Ban imposed on religious service at unauthorized churches

News Analysis | On January 15th 2018, the authorities decided to ban service in unauthorized churches in Abbottabad. The security officials stated that this decision...

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...

Pakistani politics risks heightening regional tensions?

James M Dorsey | Self-serving Pakistani politics threaten to aggravate the country’s myriad problems that have strained its relations with the United States and could...

Pakistan warns US of backlash of potential Afghan offensive

News Analysis | According to sources, the United States plans on launching a two pronged offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan that would force them...

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

Will Trump still be president by the end of the year?

Sidra Khan | When Donald Trump announced his intention to run for the office of the President of the United States in late 2015, which...

Rocket Man’s New Years nuclear threat

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the United States Monday he has a "nuclear button" on his table but offered an apparent olive...

How Pakistan & Saudi Arabia had defeated Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

News Desk | GVS: In our part of the world you are still remembered as the person who headed Saudi Intelligence for 24 long years....

US continuous drift towards India raises new risks for Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | TRUMP Administration announced its National Security Strategy (NSS) on December 18, 2017. It is aimed at promoting a balance of...

The world rejects Trump’s Jerusalem decision

News Analysis | The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a decisive vote, inflicting a...

What does the killing of the ex-Yemeni president mean for the...

James M Dorsey | Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is...

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,...

US accuses Iran to divert attention from Jerusalem issue

Stana Dubajic | The United States on Thursday presented for the first time, pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia...

Trump’s decision causes turmoil in the Gulf

James M Dorsey | US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

US helping Saudis enrich uranium displays the strength of their alliance

James M. Dorsey | Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading...

Rare U.N. visit to North Korea ignites hope of mediation role

Reuters | United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope...

Enraged Arab youth protest their governments’ soft US stance

James M. Dorsey | A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition...

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...

A response to Dr. Subhash Kapila’s rants against Pakistan

Jamal Hussain | Remember the famous dictum: “If wishes were horses beggars would ride them”. After going through the article “Afghanistan 2017 Witnesses the Power...

How will rising extremism in Pakistan affect its ties with the...

James M Dorsey | A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from...

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Reuters | Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as...

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

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Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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