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UN envoy in Yemen to push for peace talks as famine...

News Desk | The UN's Yemen envoy flew into the rebel-held capital Sanaa Wednesday to push for renewed peace talks after fierce fighting for the...

Abu Dhabi prince targeted by French lawsuits over Yemen war

AFP | Rights activists filed two complaints in France against a visiting Abu Dhabi prince on Wednesday, accusing him of being complicit in torture as...

Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar...

Xinjiang: Pan-Turkism fuels China’s hearts-and-minds campaign

Dr. James M. Dorsey | Chinese efforts to woo Saudi Arabia’s ethnic Chinese community highlight the People’s Republic’s effort to avert criticism from the Muslim...

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...

Saudi Arabia urged not to turn Iraq into ‘cold war’ front...

AFP | Saudi Arabia should avoid turning Iraq into a "battleground in a cold war" with its regional rival Tehran, the International Crisis Group said...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

IKRAM SEHGAL | Pakistan was founded in 1947 at a time when nobody was thinking about globalization even though the just finished WW II suggested...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

U.S forces deployed to assist Saudi Arabia for countering Houthi threat

News Analysis | The US support for Arab military coalition, currently carrying out bombing sorties over the Houthi rebels in Yemen, has moved passed the...

Saudi Arabia: It was a “Toy Drone” and not a Coup

News Analysis | Massive gun bursts were heard by Saudi residents living near Royal Palaces in Riyadh on Saturday evening, leading to speculations of an...

The Paris Meeting: Always a foregone conclusion for Pakistan?

Dr. Waqar Masood Khan | The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) was established by the G-7 Summit held in Paris in 1989.The...

Doubts arise on Saudi claims of Houthi missile interception?

News Analysis | Experts have raised questions about Saudi claims of shooting down Houthi missiles - Doha based Al Jazeera reports. Earlier Saudi authorities claimed...

Water scarcity in Pakistan

Raheel Hassan | Pakistan has been facing a magnitude of problems since its inception. There is an immediate need to work towards those problems in...

Trump, the businessman, embarrasses Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

News Analysis | The US formally approved an arms deal worth $1 billion with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on March 22, 2018 during the...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to UK resulted in protests on Yemen...

News Analysis | Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) paid his first global visit on March 7, 2018 to Britain. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

U.S drone strike killed 20 militants linked with TTP

News Analysis | In the eastern province of Kunar, Afghanistan, a US drone strike targeted a training camp of militants who are believed to be...

Saudi-Iranian rivalry: The way forward!

News Analysis | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said, “Iran is ready to discuss regional security issues with its Gulf Arab neighbors as long as foreign...

How will King Salman’s removal of top military leadership affect the...

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has replaced the top military leadership and made new appointments on February 27, 2018 and promoted some younger officials in...

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir seeks international attention for the region

News Analysis | President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Masood said, “India-held Kashmir is on fire but the world community is not sending any...

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...

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