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Forward bloc in Sindh govt in the making?

‘More to do’ is the new ‘do more’

Abbas' demolition act helps Pakistan clinch series win over Australia

Cutting Financial Aid To Pakistan May Not Bring Peace To Afghanistan

Did RAW try to kill the President of Sri Lanka?

US to press Pakistan for shift in Afghan policy: official

Saudi looking for bin Salman replacement: Report

Kandahar governor, police and intelligence chiefs killed in insider attack

Details of the 11-minute audio recording of the torture and death of Khashoggi

S-400: False sense of security

Saudi 'rogue crown prince' must go: US senator

Did IMF refuse to give bail out package to Pakistan?

Wajid Zia says letter from Qatari royal seems to be part of a 'fictional myth'

'I say sorry to Pakistan': Danish Kaneria admits to involvement in 2012 spot-fixing scandal

Abraaj founder sought to buy influence with Sharifs, says WSJ

Female inmates go on hunger strike at Bahraini jail over ill-treatment

Kashoggi's death episode: How Trump is blackmailing Bin Salman?

Mobile phones not to be blocked after Oct 20, says minister

Turkish daily says audio tapes indicate Saudi journalist 'decapitated'

Is CJP in trouble after another reference is filed against him?

Is former President Musharraf on deathbed?

Five-star Abbas bowls out Australia

Can NAB really hold Shahbaz Sharif accountable?

Iran assured of help in tracing abducted guards

A deal again: How US going to rescue Saudia from Kashoggi's murder episode?

Zainab's rapist, murderer Imran Ali hanged at Kot Lakhpat Jail

Saudi Prince calls for military campaign against Kuwait, sparks backlash

Allama Hassan Zafar says those ridiculed judiciary, top judges, are freed

JCSC Pakistan chief in US for conference on countering violent extremist outfits

Forward bloc in PTI?

China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

Sunday by-poll: Analysis and lessons for PTI

Shrines under the watchful eye: CJP orders forensic audit

Saudi riyal at lowest level since 2016 over Khashoggi case

India, Iran to speed up Chabahar plan before US bans

UET Peshawar Students Develop a Solution to Power Theft

Pakistan wins first medal in 2018 Youth Olympics in wrestling

Shia pilgrims denied entry into Balochistan, stuck at provincial border with Sindh

Iran embassy in Ankara evacuated after 'bomb warning'

Mother defeats son in Muzaffargarh by-elections

Asia Bibi case: Opportunist Khadim Rizvi threatens judiciary, NGOs and the lawyer

U.S envoy met the Taliban representatives in Qatar

$2 bn RLNG pipeline: Crucial Pak-Russia talks begin today

Saudi source: Reconciliation with Iran possible if sanctions imposed

Three Saudi soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni army in border areas

Saudis 'reject' threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

On the decliine: PTI fails to clinch NA seat in by-polls

Jamal Khashoggi was no Revolutionary, Rebel or Human rights defender

The question of cuffs

Pakistan By-election results 2018 LIVE Updates

After DPO Gondal, another short shrift for IGP Punjab

Illegal recruitments scam: NAB Arrests ex-PU VC, five registers

TLP threatens to paralyse country if Aasia Bibi is acquitted

In the shadow of loan: Is US trying to create rift between China and Pakistan?

British-Pakistani Iris Iftikhar eyes Gold at British Taekwondo Championship

Trump using Iranophobia to sell American munitions to Arab states: Nasrallah

UK imam fired for anti-Saudi comments

Sunni Ittehad Council chief condemns arrest of Faisal Raza Abidi

Pakistan will continue to trade with Iran in own interest despite US sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi changes the Middle East at potentially horrible cost

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Why has Mr. Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui been removed as IHC Judge?

How to register your mobile device with PTA?

US sees Chinese debt responsible for economic woes in Pakistan

Indian troops martyr PhD scholar Dr Manan Wani among two in IoK

HRW urges Saudi allies to review ties over missing journalist

Australia dash Pakistan's dreams by drawing first Test

Minister sees 8 months halt every year if Pakistan-Iran ferry service launched

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report

Murder of Saudi Journalist: A ticking time bomb between Turkey and KSA

Pak-China Armed Drone deal and its implications in the region

Who is Calsons?: NAB’s best bet in Ashiana case

'Yemenis target Saudi military boat in counter-strike'

Saudi Arabia's dark history of abduction and killing dissidents

China to sell unmanned, strike-capable drones to Pakistan

Turkey vows to put on trial Saudi officials tied to Khashoggi case

Pakistani rupee, the cheapest currency in South Asia: Report

Faisal Raza Abidi arrested outside Supreme Court for criticizing powerful figures

Who is Ibrahim Koko?: Startling case of fake travel documents

IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

“No NRO”: PM maintains rigid stance against corruption

Saudis, authoritarian leaders inspired by Trump: Sanders

Allama Raja Nasir asks government to rescue Shia Zaireen at Taftan border

DPO Pakpattan case: Who is the real winner?

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

Qatar Airways will continue flights to Iran, unfazed by US sanctions

Pakistan extend lead to 325 against Australia

No threat to Pakistan from Cyclone Luban

Neither Saudi Arabia, nor other producers can replace Iranian oil: Zangeneh

Blasphemy charges: Khanewal police book man for claiming to be '11th caliph'

PhD Transfer Programs: HEC greets US delegation

Shahbaz Arrest: Nawaz steps in as PML-N bets on sympathy vote

Pakistan ex-minister suggests to enhance trade ties with Iran

Imran must keep working relations with Iran

Treason case: LHC orders removal of Cyril Almeida's name from ECL, withdraws warrants

Another surgical strike?

Saudi cleric close to MBS calls for 'peace' trip to Israel

Cleric declares himself 11th Imam of Islam

ASWJ Mengal group terrorist involved in Shia genocide released

Britain


'I say sorry to Pakistan': Danish Kaneria admits to involvement in 2012 spot-fixing scandal

1397/7/26 | 01:45
Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain's Daily Mail reported late on Wednesday. Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in an interview for an Al Jazeera television documentary quoted by the Mail: "My name is Danish Kaneria and I admit that I was guilty of the two charges brought against me by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2012." Leg-spinner ...

Farhan Junejo, close aide of late PPP leader, reportedly arrested in UK

1397/6/27 | 01:45
 The National Crime Agency (NCA) of Britain  on Monday said it had briefly arrested a Pakistani 'politically exposed person' and his wife over alleged money laundering.  According to media reports, arrested man identified as Farhan Junejo, 40, was a close aide to late PPP leader and  named in the TDAP corruption scandal in addition to causing a loss of billions of rupees  to the national exchequer. Junejo was  said  to be  the former director to the ex-minister for industries and trade Makhdom Amin Faheem, allegedly transferred Rs250 ...

UK sticks to World Cup boycott amid new nerve agent storm

1397/4/15 | 01:45
Britain´s diplomatic boycott of the World Cup in Russia over a nerve agent attack in southwest England is back in the spotlight after a new case of exposure to the same poison in the same area. Even as the team advances in the competition and ahead of the quarter-final showdown against Sweden on Saturday, the VIP stands have lacked the usual smattering of royals and ministers. Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year announced the boycott after blaming Russia for the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his ...

Trump announces 'withdrawal' from Iran nuclear deal

1397/2/19 | 01:45
  President Donald Trump has announced his decision to withdraw the United States from Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers and re-impose sanctions against the Islamic Republic. "I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Trump said Tuesday in a televised address from the White House. “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.” "In a few moments, I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating US nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. ...

Did Saudi Arabia fund Zaria massacre?

1397/2/7 | 01:45
  The leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki, who is detained by his country's authorities, revealed that it was Saudi Arabia that financed the execution of the Nigerian army by the Zarya massacre, which is being carried out by the United States and Britain. The leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki, who is detained by his country’s authorities, revealed that it was Saudi Arabia that financed the execution of the Nigerian army by the Zarya massacre, which is being carried out by ...

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

1397/1/21 | 01:45
  The UK is coming under increased pressure to join the US in its expected military action against Assad. Britain has a history of backing American foreign intervention without UN approval, a trend that could be set to continue. Theresa May confirmed that she will speak with US President Donald Trump about the alleged chemical attack in Syria. She added that the UK is working urgently with its allies to assess what happened, and said that those behind the attack will be held to account. The UK PM will chair a meeting of Britain’s ...

Other countries have pulled back from the war in Yemen; why hasn’t Britain?

1397/1/15 | 01:45
  As the church bells rang in the New Year of 2018, Norway announced that it would be cutting arms sales to any country fighting in Yemen. A couple of weeks later, Germany said the same thing. The Netherlands and Sweden have also pulled out. Very early on in hostilities, Pakistan decided, based on a parliamentary vote, not to support its closest historical ally, Saudi Arabia, in continuing the war. Qatar has also withdrawn, albeit as part of the maelstrom of diplomacy that currently characterises Gulf geopolitics. With all of this disinterest ...

Poisoning of Sergei Skripal a false flag operation orchestrated by MI5: Analyst

1397/1/8 | 01:45
  The poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain is a false flag operation orchestrated by MI5 with the complicity of the British press in order to demonize Russia, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana. Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday, after US President Donald Trump expelled dozens of Russian diplomats in the United States. Trump on Monday ordered ...

Diplomatic war against Russia: Central, Eastern European states also expel Russian diplomats over spy attack

1397/1/6 | 01:45
  Six European countries once ruled by Moscow on Monday said they will expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Britain over the poisoning of a former Russian spy. The decision taken by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is part of a coordinated response also involving other EU countries, Canada and the US. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday on his Facebook page: “In response to a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury, Ukraine, in the spirit of solidarity with our British ...

Morsi is not an ordinary prisoner, British MP warns Egypt

1396/12/29 | 01:45
  A British Member of Parliament has pointed out that former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in a military coup in 2013, is “not an ordinary prisoner.” Crispin Blunt MP warned the authorities in Egypt that if Morsi dies in prison, the consequences will be greater than if the victim was anyone else, Anadolu Agency has reported. Blunt, who heads Westminster’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said that a request by a group of British parliamentarians to be allowed to visit Morsi in prison has not received any response from ...

Putin Furious After Britain Says He Ordered Attack

1396/12/27 | 01:45
  UK officials have been accusing Russia all week of being behind a poisoning in Salisbury, presenting it as a “chemical weapons attack.” There is a decided lack of evidence that Russia actually was involved in the incident, and Russia denies having anything to do with it.   Still, tensions keep rising, and Britain keeps doubling down. On Friday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said not only was it Russia, but it was “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin “personally” ordered the attack. Russian ...

Britain, France, Germany propose new sanctions on Iran: Report

1396/12/26 | 01:45
  Britain, France and Germany have proposed new European Union sanctions on Iran over its missile program and its regional role, a confidential document says. The joint paper was sent to EU capitals on Friday to sound out support for such sanctions as they would need the backing of all 28 member states of the bloc, Reuters quoted two people familiar with the matter as saying. "We will therefore be circulating in the coming days a list of persons and entities that we believe should be targeted in view of their publicly demonstrated roles," ...

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over alleged chemical attack on ex-spy, Cuts diplomatic ties

1396/12/23 | 01:45
Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding it was the biggest single expulsion in over 30 years. May told parliament Britain would also freeze Russian state assets wherever there was evidence of a threat and downgrade its attendance at the soccer World Cup this summer. Former spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury on March 4 and remain ...

How British weapons ended up killing Yemeni people

1396/12/17 | 01:45
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently in London on a three-day visit that experts believe is aimed at boosting military ties between the two sides. His arrival was marked by a wave of protests against Riyadh’s human rights violations and its deadly war on Yemen, for which the UK has been a sponsor. In April 2013, when the United Nations voted to adopt the so-called Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), then UK Prime Minister David Cameron rushed to welcome the move, saying the multilateral agreement will help "save lives and ease ...

Why Iran and Britain can never be friends

1396/12/10 | 01:45
  Last week’s visit to the UK by Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi appears to signal warming relations between Iran and the United Kingdom. Araghchi’s meeting with UK officials, in addition to his speech at the prestigious Chatham House institute, speaks to a renewed push by the Islamic Republic to place its relations with the UK on a stable foundation. Appearances however can be deceptive, especially in relation to Anglo-Iranian ties, which are notoriously difficult and complex. The two countries have a history of misunderstanding ...

Saudi regime faces certain defeat in Yemen

1396/12/4 | 01:45
  A former cabinet minister in Britain has said that Saudi Arabia faces "certain defeat" and humiliation in Yemen.   In an interview with Middle East Eye, the former Tory secretary for international development Andrew Mitchell also called on Theresa May to use the upcoming visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to pressure the kingdom to halt its bombardment of the country. He added that it was now clear that Saudi Arabia would “not win a war from the air” and warned that the “human misery and heartache” in Yemen would continue ...

Politics of force and coercion has not worked in Afghanistan and will not work in the future

1396/11/8 | 01:45
US Deputy Secretary of State – John Sullivan – ignored realities and in our view miscalculated when he talked about putting pressure on the Islamic Emirate during the UN Security Council meeting. Such policies are the repetition of failed tactics of war mongering US Generals employed over the past sixteen years which have yet to bear any fruit, rather it has increased problems for America and pushed her further towards the edge of collapse. America must realize that the main issue of Afghanistan is foreign occupation. The British and ...

Jerusalem solidarity protests continue in UK cities

1396/10/4 | 01:45
  Protests against the Trump declaration on Jerusalem have continued for the third week running in cities across Britain with no sign of abating.      On Saturday, hundreds of protesters rallied in Birmingham in response to calls from the Palestine Forum in Britain (PFB), the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Birmingham Council of Mosques.     Representatives from a number of civil society organisations addressed the rally, all emphasising their rejection of the US president’s claim and support for Palestinian ...

ISIS takes Santa Claus hostage!

1396/9/8 | 01:45
  In images released by ISIS supporters, the extremists posed a serious threat to Christmas markets in Britain, France and Germany.   On one of the posters, there is a picture of Santa Claus on a background of London Streets kneeling in front of an ISIS member with his hands tied.   ISIS supporters posted said images in Messaging apps in English, French and German. on the pictures there is also a message “Soon on your vacation,” which apparently suggests London should wait for a terrorist attack on the holiday season. ...

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

1396/8/18 | 01:45
    While the average young person in Britain struggles to gain a foothold in the crowded housing market, returning ISIS fighters are set to be given free tax-payer funded homes as well as cars, counseling, and public sector jobs to “bribe” them not to carry out terror attacks on British soil.   The top-secret new government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, will even allow terrorists to jump to the top of council house waiting lists, allowing them to choose the best available homes to live in rent free, elbowing ...

US misled Britain over Iraq war, claims Brown

1396/8/16 | 01:45
  Gordon Brown has claimed the UK was “misled” over the Iraq war because the US defence department failed to pass on information casting doubt on Saddam Hussein’s destructive capability.   The former prime minister, who was chancellor when the decision to go to war in 2003 was made, said it was “astonishing” that top-secret US intelligence was not shared with Britain. He claimed that only after leaving office did he become aware of “crucial” papers held by the US Department of Defense and believes the course of history ...

Yemen rejects British initiative to revive talks

1396/8/14 | 01:45
      The government led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has rejected a British initiative to revive talks about the political process in Yemen, a source close to Hadi told Saudi newspaper Okaz.   According to Quds Press on Friday, the source said that Britain informed Hadi of some ideas for the initiative, which has a political and humanitarian basis and ignores the military aspect. In many ways, it is said, the British proposal is similar to the initiative suggested by former US Secretary of State John Kerry. However, ...

Why should Britain apologise for the Balfour Declaration?

1396/8/12 | 01:45
  Until now, the British government does not seem inclined to review its colonial behavior in Palestine, which led to the establishment of the Zionist state “Israel” there, and caused a catastrophe for the Palestinian people.   They were dislodged from most of their land, and their social fabric was ripped apart, while most Palestinians became refugees. The statement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, in which she showed pride in the Balfour Declaration and the foundation of Israel, is only proof of that.   British policy ...

UK arms sales to Saudis topped £1.1bn in first half of 2017

1396/8/4 | 01:45
  Britain’s sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia hit £1.1 billion in the first six months of this year, according to the latest government data. The UK sold £836 million worth of arms and military hardware to the Saudi kingdom between April and June, up from £280 million between January and March, according to statistics by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The latest export license figures come amid increasing concerns over the Saudi military’s bombing in Yemen, which has so far killed more than 12,000 people ...

What next for Britain in Yemen?

1396/7/11 | 01:45
  When the Houthi uprising began in 2004, Saudi ears inevitably twitched. The government in Riyadh had spent the previous year building an enormous wall along the southern border to stop Al-Qaeda.   The possibility of resurgent Zaidi rule in Yemen, absent since 1962, was a distinct possibility. This would not be a competing autocracy, it would be something far worse in Saudi eyes; a republican democracy, with women in elected office and an example of how religious states can be run democratically, without the need for kings at the ...

Britain to stop military cooperation with Burma army

1396/6/31 | 01:45
  On Tuesday, Theresa May announced that Britain will stop training of Burma’s armed forces until Aung San Suu Kyi’s government halts a campaign of violence against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.     The government also suspended financial aid to the military.Violence in the Rakhine state has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. The move came as Ms Suu Kyi, Burma’s de-facto leader, sought to restore her tarnished reputation and defend her country by claiming that most Rohingya ...

Jeremy Corbyn’s support: An emphatic victory of Pakistan’s diplomacy

1396/6/18 | 01:45
  The chief of Britain’s main opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn, has come out in support of Pakistan and urged the world to respect the country.   In an interview to BBC Urdu, Mr Corbyn said it was not the responsibility of Pakistan alone to fight terrorism because the world as a whole needed to beat off the “collective challenge”.   Asked to comment on Donald Trump’s recent allegations that Pakistan offered safe havens to “agents of chaos”, the top leader of the Labour Party seemed to differ with the US president. ...

Does Britain have a secret travel ban against Arabs?

1396/5/30 | 01:45
  Britain stands accused of operating a secret travel ban against Arabs after it emerged that a large number of internationally renowned academics, religious leaders, musicians, artists and performers from the Middle East have been refused visas to enter the UK. All were booked to appear or perform at the world famous Edinburgh Festival in Scotland but were rejected on the grounds that they would not return to their home countries after the festival ends on 28 August.     The move by the Home Office in London is said to have angered ...

MI5 chief: Hundreds of Britons fighting in Syria alongside terrorist groups

1396/5/29 | 01:45
  BBC-“The number of British citizen have gone to Syria to fight alongside terrorist militants “, a senior UK intelligence official says.   Andrew Parker, head of domestic intelligence service MI5, told a parliamentary hearing the conflict was attracting al-Qaeda UK sympathisers.   MI5 has previously said that up to 200 British fighters are in Syria.Last month, BBC News learnt that a group of 20 young men from the UK were fighting against forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the Turkish border.     “The ...

Saudi breeds ‘fodder for terrorism’, says former British ambassador

1396/4/25 | 01:45
A former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia is the latest high profile figure to raise concerns about Saudi funding of terrorism in the UK. Sir William Patey, who was the British ambassador in Riyadh for four years between 2006 and 2010, said Saudi funding helps create “fodder for terrorism”.     Patey’s comment follows recent revelations that the UK government has buried a report exposing Saudi funding of extremism in the UK. Prominent British MP accused Number Ten of burying a report that was originally commissioned by the former ...

Trying to protect Saudi Arabia,UK refuses to publish report on ‘funding of extremism’

1396/4/25 | 01:45
  The British government has announced that it would not publish in full its report on the sources of "funding of extremism" in Britain, prompting opposition charges it was trying to protect its ally Saudi Arabia.     British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday that though some “extremist organisations” were receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars, she had decided against publishing the review in full. “This is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons,” she said ...

King Salman and PM May fund Islamic extremism

1396/4/20 | 01:45
  UK-based Henry Jackson Society, a pro-Israel and anti-Muslim neocons advocacy group in its latest report has accused both King Salman of Saudi Arabia and British prime minister Theresa May, a Zionist whore, of spreading Islamic extremism in Britain.     British prime minister Theresa May visited Saudi Arabia in April this year and dined with King Salman and country’s crown prince and defense minister. Saudi ‘royals’ are major buyer of conventional military equipment from Britain.Theresa May has supported Saudi ...

Most wanted’ British jihadist bride now ‘desperate’ to flee ISIS, return to UK

1396/4/15 | 01:45
British jihadist Sally Jones, the world’s most wanted female terrorist who traveled to the Middle East to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), is now “desperate” to return to the UK, a friend has claimed. Jones, who was the lead guitarist of an all-girl rock-band in the 1990s, fled her home in Kent to join the terrorist organization in its de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria with her husband Junaid Hussain. Hussain, 21, was killed in a US drone strike in 2015. He had previously used his youngest son as a human shield. Drone operators ...

British special forces probed over killing innocent Afghan civilians

1396/4/14 | 01:45
[caption id="attachment_47045" align="alignnone" width="960"] A soldier with 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS) (left) looks on as an Afghan Warrior from 3/215 Brigade of the Afghan National Army pauses during a patrol on Operation Tufaan. The operation was planned and led by the Afghans with the SCOTS soldiers providing advice when required. Operation Tufaan or Storm was a large scale Afghan planned and led operation to clear and secure an area west of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It involved many hundreds of troops from ...

May to decide whether to publish report about foreign funding of extremism

1396/4/13 | 01:45
British Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia. The outcome of the Home Office investigation is not yet released, which “leaves question marks over whether their decision is influenced by our diplomatic ties,” said the Green party co-leader, Caroline Lucas, as cited in a Guardian report, published Monday. The probe was commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron and approved by May in December 2015, although she ...

Shirking economy: The looming downfall of Saudia’s petro-economy

1396/4/13 | 01:45
  The economy of Saudi Arabia has shrunk by 0.5 percent in the current fiscal year.While their gross domestic product was 646.4 billion Riyals last year, it has come down to 643 billion Riyals.   Saudi Arabia has heavily invested in Britain’s tech industry, in an attempt to ensure that money flows into their economy from all possible means.   They also signed a deal with SoftBank, promising $93 billion worth of capital. Tens of billions of dollars of deals have been signed with China and Japan.     Along with ...

UK banks stop trading Qatari riyals

1396/4/10 | 01:45
Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group said today that it has stopped trading Qatari riyals and that the currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back at its high street banks. A spokeswoman for the bank said a “third-party supplier” that carries out its foreign exchange service had ceased trading in the currency from 21 June This currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back across our high street banks including Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax,” the spokeswoman said. Qatar’s central bank said today it will guarantee ...

Islam vs West: Is it the time of clash of civilizations?

1396/4/2 | 01:45
   Baroness Warsi’s repeated warnings to the Tory party, of which she remains a member, to revise its dealings with Britain’s Muslim community went unheeded for years.   Time after time did she stress the nexus between rampant Islamophobia and the rise of the far-right. Following the recent ISIS-claimed hits on Manchester and London and the ‘revenge’ attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque — May has nowhere to hide.     The white man responsible for targeting the north London mosque may have been acting alone, ...

Manchester attack: Is UK targeting Muslims the pretext of attack?

1396/3/13 | 01:45
    The United Kingdom has been a source of suspense of late with regards to the spate of terror it has experienced.   Baroness Warsi claimed that lackadaisical attitudes have guided Britain’s policymaking thus far, giving easy way to terrorist attacks, and additionally that this is not only a war against ideology.   While Britain’s ideological war is valid, the angle is passive; the cabinet member is correct in that the issue requires more depth and evidence-based responses to elucidate the elements that lure one ...

Manchester attack: Why Theresamay should step down?

1396/3/6 | 01:45
UK has been worst hit by terrorists once again and  now all eyes are on the government, because of an admission by the Home secretary that Abedi had been on Britain’s intelligence radar.     There have also been reports by US officials that he travelled to Libya three weeks prior to blowing himself up. This begs the question: was this an intelligence failure on the part of these two western governments?     We must ask this because, again, when it comes to countries like Pakistan — failed terror plots such as Times ...

Why Britain’s support for Bahrain king is unwavering?

1396/2/31 | 01:45
Since the start of pro-democracy uprising in Yemen in 2011, the country’s political developments have been under the effects of role played by the regional and international actors.     Britain, a country with deep and historical influence in the tiny Persian Gulf Island and holding special relations with the ruling regime of Al Khalifa, has always come against any possible changes in the power structure or even reform of the political system of Bahrain. London opposition against any kind of reform in Bahrain was even worsened by the ...

Iranians to vote in pres. election in 102 countries: Foreign Ministry

1396/2/29 | 01:45
Iran’s Foreign Ministry says expatriates can cast their ballots in the country's 12th presidential election at 310 polling stations in 102 countries. Hassan Qashqavi, the deputy foreign minister for consular, parliamentary, and expatriates’ affairs, told IRNA on Thursday that there would be 55 polling stations in the US, 21 in the United Arab Emirates, 22 in Iraq and 12 in Britain, where Iranian nationals would be able to vote. As previous talks for holding elections in Canada failed to bear fruit, it has been agreed that several ballot ...

Labour govt. will ‘immediately recognize a state of Palestine’

1396/2/27 | 01:45
Britain's opposition Labour Party has announced in its General Election manifesto that a Labour government will “immediately recognize” a state of Palestine if the party wins the June 8 vote. Revealed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday in Bradford, the manifesto called for an end to Israel’s blockade and occupation of Palestine as well as construction of illegal settlements on the occupied Palestinian lands. “Labour is committed to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on a two-state solution – a secure Israel alongside ...

May Trying to Base Britain’s Future On Saudi War Crimes: Analyst

1396/1/21 | 01:45
  British Prime Minster Theresa May is “positioning herself in defense of grand war criminals” in order to boost her country’s economy, according to a political commentator in London, but “you can’t base growth or even the future of the country on war crimes.”       “The only reason why she is arguing that because Britain is leaving the European Union, and then Britain needs to find basically new markets to be able to boost its economy,” said Catherine Shakdam, the programs director of Shafaqna Institute ...

Britain’s role in hunger and famine in Yemen

1396/1/3 | 01:45
    Representative of the British House of Commons, referred Britain's role in the disastrous situation of the Yemeni people.     Andrew Mitchell has written an article in the Independent newspaper. He says that British charities are trying to send the purchased food and medical supplies to Yemen, while the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by Britain has closed the ports.     He adds: “Aid groups and senior UN figures are warning on a daily basis that this could take the entire port out of action, ...

Funding terrorists: What are UK's stake in Syrian war?

1395/12/25 | 01:45
  Media sources said the Syrian Army soldiers stopped and seized a vehicle of the terrorists loaded with a large volume of munitions, including British missiles, in Damascus countryside on Sunday.     The Arabic language al-Hadath news quoted a military source as saying that the army men seized a pickup vehicle of the terrorists with four Britain-made missiles and over 200 boxes of heavy and semi-heavy ammunition and guns. Al-Hadath went on to say that the vehicle has left Dara'a to militant-held regions near Damascus.       On ...

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Made in Britain: Tested on Yemenis

1395/12/22 | 01:45
    Jack is like thousands of others who works at the BAE Systems factory in nearby Samlesbury, outside Preston in Lancashire, making parts that will be assembled in nearby Warton to create Typhoons, the most advanced jet fighters operated by the Saudis over Yemen.   There, the Saudis have contributed to a civil war with the most terrible violence: bombing civilians, blowing up hospitals, and imposing a siege that has condemned millions of Yemenis to slow starvation and poverty.   And Britain, in its wisdom, has sold ...

Bitten by own dogs: UK under ISIS threat

1395/12/11 | 01:45
    Islamic State militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country’s new terrorism watchdog said.       In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on Sunday, Max Hill, the lawyer tasked with overseeing British laws on terrorism, said the militants were targeting cities and posed “an enormous ongoing risk which none of us can ignore”.     The warning ...

The hype of Propaganda against Assad

1395/11/28 | 01:45
  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday published a report stating that Syrian government forces had used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year. The findings add to mounting evidence of the use of banned chemical weapons in the six-year-old Syrian civil war and could strengthen calls by Britain, France and the United States for sanctions against Syrian officials. Government helicopters dropped chlorine bombs “in residential areas in Aleppo on at least eight occasions ...

A secrete story: Why UK cannot oppose Israel on Palestine’s apartheid?

1395/11/16 | 01:45
  A six-month undercover investigation has revealed how Israel relentlessly penetrates different levels of British government and parliamentary democracy to safeguard its continued theft of Palestine with total impunity.     A key finding of this important piece of investigative journalism is the Israeli propagandists’ deliberate conflation of the critic of Zionism with anti-Semitism in order to paralyse the critical discourse and put on the defensive the slightest defence of the inalienable rights of Palestinians to their lives, ...