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“US-China: A new hyphenation driving US-Pak Relations?”

Sameer Lalwani and Hamza Shad | A Brief History Since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, it has had a mixed relationship with the United States, encompassing several...

Iran defiant as it holds day of anti-Israel protests

AFP | Iran held its annual day of protest against Israel on Friday, determined to show defiance at a time of mounting pressure from the...

China’s ZTE vows to clean up its act following US deal

AFP | China's ZTE has pledged to dish out internal punishments and address flaws in its corporate culture after Washington and Beijing reached a deal...

Trump says letter from Kim was ‘warm’

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Thursday that a letter he received last week from Kim Jong Un was "warm," and added that he...

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

AFP | Israel has already been credited with making the desert bloom. Now it hopes to make it boom -- with tourists. Seeking to bolster tourism...

Nuclear weapons solidifying defensive fence

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PAKISTAN has been encountering an existential threat since 1947. India has not reconciled with its sovereign survival. New Delhi did...

Trump asserts ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself

AFP | US President Donald Trump hardened his defence against the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Monday, branding the probe "unconstitutional" and declaring that he...

Netanyahu warns Germany: Stop Iran or expect more refugees

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Germany that it could see many more Syrian refugees if Berlin fails to adopt a...

First Trump-Kim meeting scheduled for June 12

AFP | The White House said on Monday that the first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take...

King Salman seeks support from Macron to intervene in Qatar’s procurement...

News Analysis | According to the report of a French daily newspaper, Le Monde, King Salman has written a letter to the French President Emmanuel...

Al Qaeda threatens Prince Salman for his “sinful reforms”

News Analysis | Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a wing of the banned militant outfits which were, in the past, spearheaded by...

‘Healthy obesity’ – not so healthy for the heart

News Analysis | Some people with obesity are free of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, which is often found to accompany this condition. It is...

Indo-US nexus in Indian Ocean & beyond

News Analysis | The Pentagon is renaming its oldest and largest military command to reflect the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in US strategic...

Mental health and school security is focus after Texas mass shooting

AFP | Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveiled dozens of recommendations Wednesday focused on mental health and school safety after the latest US mass shooting to...

US to keep confronting Beijing in S. China Sea: Mattis

AFP | Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed Tuesday that the US would keep confronting China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea, where...

Kuwait at UN seeks backing for Palestinian protection

AFP | Kuwait on Tuesday circulated a watered-down draft UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international protection mission for the Palestinians in a...

JS Bank and Honda sign agreement to speed up car deliveries

News Analysis | JS Bank Limited, one of the widest spread banking networks in Pakistan, has joined hands with Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Ltd, also...

Artificial Intelligence better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

AFP | A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against the machine in the quest...

Russia beats US at its own game: France, Japan, and IMF...

News Analysis | Under the pretext of Salisbury Spy poisoning incident, the United States along with its European allies tried to bring down Russia, to...

Cheers! Coca-Cola launches first boozy drink in Japan

AFP | Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan -- a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seek to capitalise on...

Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

AFP | China has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding...

Kim and Moon’s surprise meet up breathes air into dying Singapore...

News Analysis | Without any prior announcement or planning, leaders of both Koreas Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, met in the demilitarized zone to...

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

AFP | Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an...

US-Turkey agree ‘roadmap’ on Kurd-held Manbij in Syria

AFP | Turkish and US officials on Friday agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became...

White House has deal to lift sanctions on China’s ZTE

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Friday he had reached a deal to keep Chinese telecoms giant ZTE running, rolling back some penalties in...

Texas school shooting survivors step up calls for gun reform

AFP | Survivors of a recent gun rampage at a Texas school intensified their calls for reforms including tougher gun restrictions Friday, as several of...

South Korea welcomes prospect of ‘reignited’ US-North Korea talks

AFP | South Korea on Saturday welcomed the renewed prospect of a summit between the United States and North Korea after President Trump cancelled talks...

Facebook, Twitter tighten rules for political ads

AFP | Twitter on Thursday announced new guidelines to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook said it began implementing a policy requiring...

The rising tensions between China, US

AFP | President Donald Trump has often bragged of his friendship with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, but recent events point to growing stresses between...

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...

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