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Pakistan still going easy on militants, alleges US intel chief

News Analysis | On February 15, 2018, seventeen US intelligence agencies including Central Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security...

Is Daesh in Afghanistan benefiting from the mistrust between Islamabad and...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Ashraf Ghani led National Unity Government and Trump administration have been scapegoating Pakistan, instead of critically examining the causes...

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...

Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet in place of a Van...

AFP | The request was for a Van Gogh to adorn the walls of the president and first lady's private residence in the White House. The...

Kabul & Washington: On same wavelength

Mujib Abid | The brutality of the Afghan war, while consistently downplayed – in civilian casualty reports, disputed territory, vulnerability of Kabul government, among other...

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...

US condemns ‘FreeKarachi’ campaign against Pakistan

News Analysis | A group of Muhajirs in the US have launched a ‘FreeKarachi’ campaign against the alleged atrocities committed against their ethnicity by the...

Why US created Afghan transit route?

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in the Afghan war by getting Kazakhstan President Nurusultan Nazarbayev to...

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...

Trump turning on Pakistan highlights American naivety

Eric Margolis | Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim...

Trump scrambles for cover as ‘shithole’ slur fuels outrage

AFP|  US President Donald Trump sought Friday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole countries" -- a slur slammed...

Pakistan must maintain ties with neighbours to become self-sufficient

Mahnoor Saleem | Since last August, air was patently cold between Washington and Islamabad because it was then for the first time, when President Trump...

US freezing aid will have little impact on Pakistan

AFP | Washington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of...

Trump claims ‘We’ve put our man on top’

News Desk | On Friday, US President Donald Trump faced a fresh crisis when lawyers failed to block the publication of "Fire and Fury: Inside...

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth...

Hamza Ali Abbasi compliments Hafiz Saeed in Tweeting tornado

News Desk | https://twitter.com/iamhamzaabbasi/status/947482923925729281 On January 1st 2018, the government disclosed that they were planning to take over the charities that are owned by Hafiz Saeed....

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...

Israel to leave UNESCO on 31st December

AFP | Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would...

Will India lose anything from voting against the US on Jerusalem

M K Bhadrakumar | It is reasonable to surmise that the Indian decision to vote in the UN General Assembly on Thursday against the US president Donald...

Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, caught in a feud with Balkh governor?

M K Bhadrakumar | The simmering political feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and governor of Balk province in the north of the country Atta...

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...

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

AFP | The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in...

US train derails after over speeding

AFP | US investigators said an Amtrak passenger train was traveling at more than double the speed limit before it derailed in Washington state, plunging...

Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

Are Tillerson’s comments going to increase Pak-US tensions?

News Analysis | Pakistan has told the United States that it “is not North Korea” and that it was committed to global peace, diplomatic sources...

Muslims leaders want East Jerusalem to be recognized as Palestinian capital...

Reuters | Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

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...

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...

Russia still US’s number one enemy

Jacob G. Hornberger | Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump administration confirms the overarching power of the national-security establishment section of the federal government and what...

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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

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