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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

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...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince still encouraging moderate Islam?

James M Dorsey | Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises...

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen government

AFP | Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn...

How similar are the US and the former British Empire?

Jacob G Hornberger | Over the holidays, I began watching a Netflix/BBC series entitled The Last Post, which revolves around a contingent of British troops in the...

Protests in Iran posing threats to Saudi and US policymakers

James M. Dorsey | If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s chequered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him...

Saudi air raid kills 68 civilians in one day in Yemen:...

AFP | Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in one day, the UN humanitarian Coordinator in...

Saudi backed Yemen market airstrike kills 14 civilians

 AFP with additional input from News Desk | Saudi-led air strikes killed 14 civilians in a village market near Yemen's battleground third city Taez as...

Over 60 killed in fresh Saudi backed airstrikes in Yemen

 AFP | Fresh air strikes and clashes in Yemen have killed over 60 fighters as Saudi-backed pro-government forces push an offensive against Huthi rebels, security...

Finding balance amid KSA-Iran tussle

Junaid Ali Malik | Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Iran both have immense importance for Pakistan. Iran was the first country that recognized it. Saudi Arabia...

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...

Son of murdered Yemeni ex-president seeks revenge

Reuters | The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war,...

Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining...

Two non-PPP powershows in Sindh go unnoticed

News Analysis | The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), amassing a large number of political workers, on Sunday demonstrated a power show in Sukkur, where its...

Ivanka Trump may not be the real feminist she claims to...

News Desk | Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter of the US landed in Hyderabad, India in the early hours of the Tuesday morning to attend...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

Saudi-“Israeli” Leaks: Collusion Or Opportunism?

Andrew Korybko | Nobody’s disputing that Saudi Arabia and “Israel” have cooperated before in sowing regional chaos and trying to “contain” Iran, but this time...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

The war in Yemen takes its toll: Houthis hurl missile in...

News Analysis | Yemeni Houthi rebels have taken responsibility for firing a missile near the airport of Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh on Saturday. The Long-range...

The “South Yemenis” are trying to repeat the Kurdish scenario

Andrew Korybko | A South Yemeni separatist leader vowed to hold an independence referendum in the near future. The former governor of Aden Aidaroos al-Zubaidi...

Trump’s “unpresidential comments” to a soldier’s widow shock Americans

Jacob G. Hornberger | Warfare-statists are horrified over what President Trump told Mrs. La David Johnson, the grieving widow of a U.S. soldier who was...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

Will US be able to sustain its global dictatorship?

Jacob G. Hornberger | On July 21, 1821, John Quincy Adams, who would go on to become the sixth president of the United States, warned that...

Saudi King to visit Moscow: Expects Russia’s help to bring the...

M K Bhadrakumar | The forthcoming visit by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to Russia (October 4-7) carries great symbolism. Such poignancy is for several reasons –...

PM Abbasi tells UN: Don’t involve us in new ‘great game’

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that “emerging big power friction” was threatening peace and prosperity in Asia. He, while...

Iran defies Trump & unveils powerful new nuclear missile’

News Analysis | Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers with the capability of carrying out various warheads amid escalating...

The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty

James M. Dorsey | In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence,...

US interventionism produced the 9/11 attacks

 Jacob G. Hornberger | One thing is certain about the U.S. mainstream media’s memorialization of the 9/11 attacks. They are not about to mention, much less...

Surge of Saudi nationalism hurts US interests

M K Bhadrakumar | Reading tea leaves in Saudi politics is hazardous. That makes Moscow’s jubilation over the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as the...

UAE ambassador’s hacked mails: Was Qatar crisis a hoax?

James M. Dorsey | The hacked email account of Yousef al-Otaiba, the influential United Arab Emirates ambassador in Washington, has provided unprecedented insight into the...

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