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US investigators working with Saudis, Turkey on missing journalist: Trump

AFP | President Donald Trump said Thursday that US investigators were working with both Ankara and Riyadh to probe the suspicious disappearance in Turkey of...

No Aid: US sets requirements for Syrian reconstruction

AFP | The United States said Wednesday it will refuse any post-war reconstruction assistance to Syria if Iran is present, expanding the rationale for US...

Trade war will not stop global growth: IMF

AFP | An all-out trade war would slow the growth of the global economy, but not stop its expansion, with the United States and China...

‘Portal’: Facebook launches AI video-calling device

AFP | Facebook on Monday launched a range of AI-powered video-calling devices, a strategic revolution for the social network giant in its bid for a...

UN court tells US to ease Iran sanctions in blow for...

AFP | The UN's top court ordered the United States Wednesday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for Iran in a stunning setback for US...

Pakistan urges US to resume aid, backs Taliban outreach

AFP | Pakistan pledged Wednesday to support negotiations with the Taliban to end Afghanistan's 17-year war as it asked the United States to restore military...

FM stresses arbitration for resolution of Indo-Pak water dispute

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of...

Battling it out at the UN: Potholes overshadow US-Iran confrontation –...

James M. Dorsey | It’s easy to dismiss Iranian denunciations of the United States and its Middle Eastern allies as part of the Islamic republic's...

Money Laundering, Suo Motus and Zardari

Ali Tahir | Two years ago, Javed Khanani jumped of the eighth floor of an under-construction building owned by himself. The police declared it as...

Interventionists are addicted to interventionism – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | In an editorial opposing a U.S.-supported coup in Venezuela, the New York Times gets it right, mostly. Unfortunately, the Times’s editorial...

How can Iranian regime use yesterday’s terror attack in its favor?

News Analysis | On a day when the annual parade to mark the beginning of Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988 was underway, four gunmen opened fire...

Middle Eastern black swans dot China’s Belt and Road – James...

James M. Dorsey | If any one part of the world has forced China to throw its long-standing foreign and defense policy principles out the...

Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes

News Desk | Some people with type 2 diabetes need to regularly inject themselves with insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Many others can...

The bizarre prosecution of Maria Butina – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | Of all the countless criminal prosecutions brought by the U.S. Justice Department since the founding of the United States as a...

Iran’s options to face down US oil sanctions

AFP | Iran faces a potentially crushing loss of oil exports when US sanctions return in November, but the impact could be blunted by its...

Regional and business leaders step into the climate breach

AFP | Thousands of governors, mayors, CEOs, and experts gathered Wednesday at a problem-solving summit to tackle global warming as a monster hurricane bearing the...

U.S quest for regional dominance and IMF’s role

News Analysis | Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Pakistan last week that Washington would not try to...

What if the United States has trade and immigration controls? –...

Jacob G. Hornberger | The United States is the biggest free-trade and open-immigration nation in history. Every day, countless people cross state and county borders...

United States overseas operations: Role of CIA – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | Yesterday, President Trump, yielding to the overwhelming power of the Pentagon, CIA, and NSA, announced that he has decided to keep...

Foster new partnerships & alliances – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan stands on the verge of fundamental foreign policy choices. The changing international environment requires a change in the Pakistani...

US foreign policy a tug of war between Trump, staff

AFP | A secret "resistance" is working from within to cushion the United States from Donald Trump's worst instincts, according to damning accounts of his...

2+2 Meet: India gets US military info to contain China

News Analysis | A military-information sharing pact, which will give India access to the US technology to keep an eye on China and the neighborhood,...

U.S-Pak Relations: the United States has a clear engagement policy but...

News Analysis | The upcoming visit of the U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is believed to be crucial for the future of U.S-Pak relations...

Turkish lira tumbles another 5% as deputy bank chief steps aside

AFP | Turkey's embattled lira tumbled almost five percent in value on Thursday as the resignation of the deputy central bank governor intensified market concerns...

STA-1: Impact on India’s military build-up – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Trump administration has been improving its strategic ties with India to check the economically rising China in Asia. The...

Beginning of a new Government – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet has started working. The ministers are making promising announcements. The critics seem unconvinced with the...

Big power competition in the Eastern Mediterranean: Is Trump missing the...

James M. Dorsey | A Trump administration decision to sanction two key Turkish officials in retaliation for the continued detention of an American cleric coupled...

Hacker breaches defenses at social news star Reddit

AFP | Popular social news website Reddit on Thursday was warning users that a hacker broke into its systems, intercepting some employee text messages to...

The deep state’s long enmity toward Iranians

Jacob G. Hornberger | The U.S. deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953....

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...

‘Come and get me,’ boy pleaded before California fire death

AFP | A young boy pleaded for rescue before he died along with two others in a California wildfire, an anguished relative recounted Monday, while...

Japan to spend $4.2 bn over 30 years on missile defence...

AFP | Japan said Monday it would spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years on installing and operating US radar systems to protect...

In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European

AFP | US President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a European populist with like-minded views...

An alleged spy stirs trade war between Turkey and U.S.

News Analysis | After calling President Recep Tayyip  Erdogan to intervene into the matter, when a Turkish court ordered to keep the Turkey-based US pastor...

Putin Invites Trump to Moscow as White House postponed the summit...

News Analysis | Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited US president Donald Trump to visit Moscow for the one-to-one summit after Trump administration decided to...

US says China is increasing state’s economic control

AFP | The United States on Thursday accused China of falsely claiming that it was working to open its economy, insisting that Beijing's real goal...

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