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Another minor raped: Why is Pakistan hesitant to hang rapists?

Modi and Netanyahu may get along great, but there are serious limitations to India-Israel relations

Season of protests: Is another national debacle in the offing?

Pakistan attaches importance to significant role of Iran in regional developments: Speaker

Hidden Israeli-Iranian war in Syria

Is Jordan breaking alliance with Saudi Arabia, West?

Russia weights behind Pakistan:  The end of US hegemony in South Asia?

Damage control: Has Trump conceded his defeat against Pakistan?

North, South Korea to march under 'unified flag' at Winter Olympics

US 'arrant erring' on al-Quds futile: Ayatollah Khamenei

Netanyahu: $500mn Israel-India arms deal 'back on track'

Saudi politicization of holy places is unislamic, we will continue to oppose

Israel prepares for air bridge to India over Saudi Arabia

Don’t forget old friends to make new one

Ulema decree against terrorism: Would religious card prove a true success against terrorism?

New network should be created to confront US-Israel alliance: Raza Rabbani

America seeks to use Taiwan against China: Today Online

Pakistan’s ruthless response to US: Why is India worried?

Shafaqna Exclusive: Is Govt hiding arrest of Zainab’s murderer for political purpose?

US new strategy seeks to create complex situation for Iran: Defense minister

Hamas blames Israeli regime for assassination attempt on its commander

US attacking North Korea would be like trying to get rid of Allah: Retired South Korean General

Egypt is not an honest broker for Palestinian reconciliation

Pakistan and Iran consult each other on many issues, says former diplomat

Surrendering of TTP terrorist: Is Pakistan gradually winning war against terrorism?

Inciting Pakistan: Is India inviting conventional war with Pakistan?

The secret behind Sharif's electoral success and popularity

Tel Aviv ‘disappointed’ by India’s rejection of Al-Quds as Israeli capital: Netanyahu

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence’

US ‘policy of Armageddon’ means nuclear attack even against non-nuclear states

Rape, murder of 7-year-old Pakistani girl seem work of serial killer: Officials

Yemeni snipers kill three Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks

Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

US to sell 17 Black Hawk aircrafts to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are abroad

US deploying 1,000 troops to Afghanistan

Israel Keeps Bombing Syria and Nobody Is Doing Anything About It

Fire-breathing rhetoric: Pakistani guns on China’s shoulder

Meeting with Trump: Did Imran Khan give US a hidden signal for future role?

Netanyahu in India: A dangerous alliance against Pakistan

Pakistan can’t be forced to compromise on national interests: US historian

Netanyahu Visits India: Muslims Burn Israeli Effigies in Protest

US-led coalition intends to create large new border force in Syria: Report

Interference of Saudi Intelligence services in Tehran’s deep operations

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran

16 US troops and officers killed in Afghanistan

A hidden cost: Pakistan’s Psychological cost of war

Security agencies issue threat alert due plots of Daesh and Taliban factions

Can Pakistan’s judicial system punish killers of Innocent Zainab?

Is Balochistan a next ground of proxy war between Saudia and Iran?

ABN| Mass 'Free Zakzaky' protest in Istanbul, Turkey

Trump Gives World Four Months to Change Iran Nuclear Deal

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital

All parties must continue to implement JCPOA: Warns China's FM

Yemen's Displaced Families Escape Death from Saudi War to Makeshift Camps

Amnesty International urges probe after Myanmar’s Army admits its troops killed Muslims

Kasur Tragedy: Is Pakistani nation completely dead?

Trump Says He ‘Probably’ Has Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un

Pentagon Investigates Video of US Soldier Shooting Afghan Civilian

Abandoning the secular dream

Agony of Hazaras: A story of denied Justice

A soft tone: Did US repent on her policy to alienate Pakistan?

Even Saudi allies are questioning its Mideast power plays

Pakistan handed humiliated defeat by New Zealand

Trump paid porn star $130,000 to stay silent over alleged affair: Report

After Yemen’s defensive threat, Saudi buys Israel’s Iron dome

CIA Chief secretly visits India and Afghanistan to make new plots

LHC orders police to arrest culprit behind Zainab's rape and murder within 36 hours

Yemen announces production of new air defense missiles

Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel – Middle East Monitor

Will Pakistan be in trouble if US demands early repayment of debts?

War of words: Pakistan accuses US for spreading terrorism in Pakistan

Myanmar admits massacre of Rohingya Muslims

‘Congress must take Trump’s finger off nuke button’

Diphtheria claims 48 lives in Yemen within 60 days: WHO

Leaked tapes reveal Egypt’s support for Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Unending bloodshed in Kashmir: Why is not India on watch list?

New Saudi tax makes life of Pakistani expatriates miserable

HRW: Saudi Arabia bans prominent cleric’s family from travel

Qadri’s challenge: Is PML-N inviting the chaos?

Inside Bahraini regime death chambers

Is US helpless in Afghanistan without Pakistan’s help?

Protests hit Tunisia for 3rd night as PM warns of clampdown

New Yemeni missile system used to target Saudi-led warplanes: Report

Pakistan reportedly mulls toll tax hike on NATO containers amid Trump rift

Trump Team Debates Limited Strikes on North Korea

Justice for Zainab: Riots erupt in Kasur after 7-year-old's alleged rape, murder

Will Trump Use “Human Rights” to Kill the Iran Nukes Deal?

US Considers Other Measures Against Pakistan as Blowback Looms

Kashmir and Palestine are punchbags for their occupiers

Abuse of power, the most serious type of corruption in Saudi Arabia

Would  Quint confession about Jhadav give Pakistan an upper hand in ICJ?

Why doesn’t Pakistan condemn killings of civilian Yemenis?

Hafiz Saeed Incited UK Muslims to Militancy, Says BBC report

Israeli regime can’t help terrorists in Syria with attacks: Damascus

Nigerian forces attack protesters demanding release of prominent Shia cleric

Birth of an Insurgency: The US-Israeli “Secret Deal” to Manipulate Protests in Iran

Four including police personnel killed in blast near Balochistan Assembly

Egypt denies ‘tacit’ acceptance of US Jerusalem move

Yemeni forces recapture strategic area from Saudi-led coalition

Donald Trump


Damage control: Has Trump conceded his defeat against Pakistan?

1396/10/28 | 08:38
  A senior US diplomat on Monday arrived in Islamabad to hold meetings with Pakistani officials, the  first visit from a senior American official since President Trump’s New Year Tweet in which he accused Pakistan of giving Washington nothing but “lies and deceit”.   Citing Pakistan Foreign Office, Media reported that Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells reached Pakistan on Monday and held a meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.   According ...

America seeks to use Taiwan against China: Today Online

1396/10/27 | 08:38
Washington is benefiting from China through Taiwan issue.Singapore’s Today Online news has written that Trump is putting pressure on China through Taiwan.   The news wrote: Two resolutions about Taiwan are going to pass in American Houses which will increase troubles for China.   If this law passes in the US Parliament and the Senate, Trump will use it in negotiation with China.   Cooperation between both the countries, providing opportunities for the meeting of their heads, and making Taiwan a member of the World Health ...

US deploying 1,000 troops to Afghanistan

1396/10/25 | 08:38
  The United States is set to deploy an estimated 1,000 new troops to Afghanistan as part of the Donald Trump administration’s planned troop surge, according to reports. US military officials told the Wall Street Journal the Pentagon hopes to dramatically increase the American military presence in Afghanistan in time for spring, when the “fighting season” begins.   A large fleet of armed and unarmed drones will also be sent to the country, which will provide the US advisers with air support, as well as intelligence, surveillance ...

Trump Gives World Four Months to Change Iran Nuclear Deal

1396/10/24 | 08:38
  As officials had previously indicated, President Trump on Friday announced he is extending the sanctions relief the US is obliged to offer under the P5+1 nuclear deal, and some new unrelated sanctions against Iran have been unveiled. In an attempt to set the stage for another major political battle, he said this would be “the last time.” The sanctions relief, and by extension US compliance with the P5+1 deal with Iran, will continue for an additional four months, by which time Trump demands that the rest of the world will have dramatically ...

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital

1396/10/24 | 08:38
  Anti-globalization demonstrators took to the streets of the Swiss capital on Saturday to protest against a planned visit by US President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum this month. Trump announced last week that he would attend the WEF in Davos, an annual meeting of global business and political leaders. Some have suggested that Trump's polarizing persona could resurrect the violent anti-WEF protests seen in the early 2000s. An online petition is circulating telling Trump he is not welcome. On Saturday, around 500 anti-globalization ...

Trump Says He ‘Probably’ Has Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un

1396/10/23 | 08:38
In comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump claimed that he “probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” adding that he has relationships that reporters would be surprised of.   Trump refused to say if he’s ever actually spoken with Kim, saying “I just don’t want to comment.” He has however, at time suggested he was open to talking with Kim on the telephone, given certain conditions.   The idea that he would have a good relationship with Kim, however, is surprising, as he’s ...

Trump paid porn star $130,000 to stay silent over alleged affair: Report

1396/10/23 | 08:38
US President Donald Trump's lawyer had arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star a month before the 2016 election to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, a report says. According to the report published Friday in The Wall Street Journal, the lawyer brokered payment to Stephanie Clifford, who Trump met at a golf event in 2006, a year after his marriage to Melania. In the fall of 2016, Clifford began talking with ABC News for a story involving an extramarital affair with Trump, but Michael Cohen, ...

‘Congress must take Trump’s finger off nuke button’

1396/10/22 | 08:38
Seventeen former US nuclear launch officers have called on Congress to curb President Donald Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons, saying the United States cannot afford to have “a petulant and foolish commander-in-chief.” The former United States Air Force officers wrote in an open letter to Congress on Thursday that they were increasingly alarmed by the president’s temperament, saying they are more worried about Trump now than before he took office. “In the final weeks of the presidential election, we sounded our alarm over ...

Trump Team Debates Limited Strikes on North Korea

1396/10/20 | 08:38
North and South Korea have gotten together for their first direct talks in over two years, which is raising hopes of improved relations and reduced tensions after a solid year of war rhetoric. The Trump Administration may have other ideas, however.   Reports from the Wall Street Journal say that a team within the administration continues to debate the possibility of carrying out a unilateral US attack on North Korea just out of the blue, arguing they could get away with a “limited” strike without starting a full-scale war that would ...

Will Trump Use “Human Rights” to Kill the Iran Nukes Deal?

1396/10/20 | 08:38
  In a matter of days, Donald Trump will have the chance to scuttle the Iranian Nuclear agreement, a transaction that Trump has called “the worst deal ever.”   The future of the so called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA depends largely on whether Trump opts to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran or not. If the president does in fact reimpose sanctions, (sometime after January 13) the United States will be in “material noncompliance” with the terms of the nuclear agreement and all bets will be off.  That means ...

Egypt denies ‘tacit’ acceptance of US Jerusalem move

1396/10/19 | 08:38
  Egypt on Sunday denied a US media report claiming that it has given a “tacit” acceptance of President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.   The New York Times said Saturday Cairo allegedly instructed talk show hosts to persuade viewers to accept the US move.   The daily claimed that an Egyptian intelligence officer had placed phone calls to the hosts of several influential talk shows that instead of condemning the US decision, they should persuade the audience to accept ...

Why Trump cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan?

1396/10/19 | 08:38
  The influential New York Times has advised President Donald Trump to adopt ‘diplomatic tools’ while dealing with Islamabad as America ‘cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan’.   In its editorial titled ‘Pakistan, the Endlessly Troublesome Ally’, the NYT suggested the administration to ‘harness his new friendships with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to shut down Haqqani and other Taliban fund-raising efforts in the Persian Gulf’.   Pak-US ties hit rock bottom after a New Year tweet ...

'We put our man on top', Trump said on bin Salman, book reveals

1396/10/16 | 08:38
  A new book based on interviews purportedly coming from White House insiders has revealed that US President Donald Trump was behind the elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to the position of Saudi Arabia's crown prince last year. The claim is included in the book titled Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House which went on sale on Friday. Michael Wolff said on Friday his book is based on more than 200 interviews with Trump and his close aides. "We've put our man on top," Trump is said to have claimed to friends, according to the book, ...

Trump Promises Support for Iran Protests ‘At the Appropriate Time’

1396/10/15 | 08:38
  US officials have been denying reports that they are behind the growing protests in Iran, but that hasn’t stopped President Trump from repeatedly openly endorsing the protests, and promising “great support from the United States at the appropriate time.”   Trump’s repeated expression of support for the protesters, and the fact that the US has repeatedly backed such movements in other nations to try to impose regime change, has Iranian officials taking the matter to the UN, accusing the US of “grotesque meddling” against ...

America suspends entire security aid to Pakistan

1396/10/15 | 08:38
  The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan until it proves its commitment to fight all terrorist groups operating in the region. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told a news briefing in Washington that the cut-off is not permanent and only affects military assistance. Official sources told Dawn that the proposed plan does not call for “a total cut-off”. Instead, it suggests a “condition and issue-based approach”. Under the new approach, funds would ...

Trump’s Afghan Policy Differs Drastically from His Rhetoric

1396/10/14 | 08:38
  In the years leading up to his election, President Trump repeatedly panned the Afghan War, calling for an end to the conflict, and complaining that the US had been wasting billions of dollars in the conflict since 2001 that could be better spent domestically.   Though President Trump has never formally disavowed those stated positions, his actual policy within Afghanistan has been starkly different, mostly a continuation of the escalations and nation-building that he’d long criticized from others.   During his August escalation ...

US threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians

1396/10/14 | 08:38
    US President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel, Reuters reports.   Trump said that Washington gives Palestinians “HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel … with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments ...

Shafaqna special: Can Trump attack Pakistan to divert attention from Al-Quds?

1396/10/14 | 08:38
The White House has said it wanted to see Pakistan do more to fight terrorism and that it would likely announce actions to pressure Islamabad within days.   “Our goal is that we know that they can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday.   “In terms of specific actions, I think you’ll see some more details come out on that in the next 24 to 48 hours.”     The US accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a “double game” on fighting ...

Rise of powerful China: US threat to Pakistan and China’s overt message to Trump

1396/10/13 | 08:38
  China on Tuesday threw its weight behind Pakistan and said that its key regional ally has "made outstanding contributions to the international anti-terrorism cause," countering the heavy criticism that Islamabad had copped a day earlier from US President Donald Trump.     In a clear disagreement with the American president's scathing assessment — that Pakistan has given Washington "nothing but lies and deceit" — Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said: "Pakistan has made tremendous efforts and sacrifices ...

US to announce further action against Pakistan in 24-48 hours: White House

1396/10/13 | 08:38
  A day after Washington confirmed suspending $255 million of military aid to Pakistan, the White House said that further action against Pakistan would be announced in the next 24-48 hours. Addressing a daily press briefing on Wednesday, US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the actions being taken against Islamabad by Washington are a follow-up to Trump's South Asia policy announced last year. Also read: Pakistan's measured response to Trump's tweet is a step in the right direction "The president is simply following through on ...

Trump’s another warning: Would US-Pakistan verbal brawl lead to war?

1396/10/13 | 08:38
  US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the US ‘foolishly’ gave aid to Pakistan over the course of 15 years but Islamabad remained deceitful by providing safe havens to ‘terrorists’ from Afghanistan.   The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!,” Trump said in a late-night tweet.   Last ...

Trump boasts of bigger 'nuclear button' than Kim Jong-un's

1396/10/13 | 08:38
US President Donald Trump has made a sharp retort to the North Korean leader’s recent threat that he had a nuclear button on his desk, saying his nuclear button "is a much bigger & more powerful one than his.” "North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.' Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday. The US ...

Ex-White House official raps Saudi support for terrorism

1396/10/12 | 08:38
      Al Saud, encouraged by US President Donald Trump, could risk confrontation with Iran.  A former national security official at the White House warned Saudi Arabia about the dire consequences of its support for the terrorist groups, voicing concern that Al Saud, encouraged by US President Donald Trump, could risk confrontation with Iran.   Frank N. von Hippel, the assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during 1993–1994, blamed the Trump administration’s ...

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump remarks

1396/10/12 | 08:38
  Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador over President Donald Trump's remarks in which he accused Islamabad of sheltering terrorists. According to Pakistani media on Monday, US Ambassador David Hale was summoned to Pakistan's Foreign Ministry to discuss Trump's remarks. During the meeting, Pakistan also lodged a strongly-worded protest and asked for clarification of Trump's comments. Earlier in the day, the US president threatened to cut off aid to Pakistan, while accusing Islamabad of being a safe haven for terrorists. “The United ...

An old cheap US tactics: How US is fueling protests against Govt in Iran?

1396/10/11 | 08:38
  U.S. President Donald Trump denounced the Iranian government amid pro- and anti-government demonstrations in Iran.   Supporters of the Iranian government took to the streets in Tehran as anti-government protests entered a third day and spread to other cities.   Using excerpts from a speech he delivered to the U.N. General Assembly on September 19, Trump lambasted the Iranian government on Twitter, charging it has long oppressed the Iranian people.   In a tweet on Friday, Trump made meddlesome remarks about the recent ...

Israel, US reach secret deal to tackle Iran: Report

1396/10/8 | 08:38
Senior officials from the United States and Israel have secretly met in Washington to hammer out a deal on confronting Iran on several fronts, a new report says. The closed-door meeting, led by US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat, took place at the White House on December 12, and the two sides agreed on forming joint teams to combat Iran in the Middle East region, Israeli media reported Thursday.  The two sides signed a document that would translate US President Donald Trump's October speech, ...

US cabinet members plotting to remove Trump

1396/10/7 | 08:38
American strategist and US president's advisor Roger Stone has claimed he had evidence that some people within Donald Trump’s cabinet had discussed toppling their boss. Roger Stone, a long-time associate of Trump, said during an interview with C-SPAN that the rebels were plotting to oust Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment of the US constitution.   “I have sources,” Stone told over the weekend. “And yes, I believe there are some who have had this discussion. This is both outside the cabinet and in.”   “There is a plan ...

US on verge of Soviet-style collapse: Ron Paul

1396/10/7 | 08:38
Former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says a year of apparent economic growth under President Donald Trump is an illusion and that the American political system is on the verge of coming apart similar to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, Paul said huge heaps of debt, inflation, and inequality could cause turmoil in the US. “We’re on the verge of something like what happened in ‘89 when the Soviet system just collapsed,” he said. “I’m just hoping ...

Trump retaliates against Abbas

1396/10/5 | 08:38
Debkafile, an Israeli website close to the military intelligence, has reported that the Trump administration has decided to take a series of punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority (PA) after its successful campaign on Jerusalem in the UN General Assembly.   In a report issued on 23 December, the Israeli website cited its sources in Washington as stating that President Trump had decided to sever contacts and relations with the PA and President Mahmoud Abbas.   According to Debkafile, the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan ...

Jerusalem solidarity protests continue in UK cities

1396/10/4 | 08:38
  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 ...

Are Palestinians coming up with a new intifida?

1396/10/4 | 08:38
  US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Israeli regime has so far provoked massive reactions from many Muslim and even non-Muslim countries.     Different analysts vary in their ideas on the issue. Meanwhile, one issue has picked big attention: Will Trump decision spark a new Palestinian intifada in the occupied territories?   The answer to this question takes a flashback to the record of Palestinian intifadas in the past.   Palestine’s intifada can be ...

Can China protect CPEC from Indian and US conspiracies?

1396/10/1 | 08:38
  America has no shortage of rivals on the global stage and China is now seen as a real threat to the American hegemony. China and Russia challenge the power of America says Trump, and with Uncle Sam in retreat all over the world this is hardly surprising.    Nature abhors a vacuum and the void left by America was only going to be filled by one or both of them. The nature of the challenge and by implication the threat is military, political and economic as the world makes itself comfortable in a coat of different colours.   Just ...

What’s behind India’s muted response to Trump’s Al-Quds decision?

1396/9/30 | 08:38
  New Delhi after Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli capital has taken an unclear course in dealing with this important case.   Despite the fact that India was one of the first and bluntest supporters of the Palestinian cause during its presidency over the Non-Aligned Movement and the Palestinian cases had often been one of the priorities of the country’s foreign policy, New Delhi now and after Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli capital has taken an unclear course in dealing with ...

Zero dark thirty: Is US planning to take over Pakistan’s nukes?

1396/9/29 | 08:38
  The first foreign policy of the Trump administration, announced on Monday (December 18), wants Pakistan to continue demonstrating responsible stewardship of nuclear assets but also warns that the prospect for an Indo-Pak nuclear conflict remains a key concern for Washington.     The United States will also encourage Pakistan to continue demonstrating that it is a responsible steward of its nuclear assets,” said a 68-page official copy of the new Trump foreign policy.   “The prospect for an Indo-Pakistani military ...

Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqui calls for Arms supply to Palestinians

1396/9/29 | 08:38
  Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi condemned a recent move by US president Donald Trump to declare al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of the Israeli regime, and said Palestinians should be armed in their resistance against Tel Aviv.   Addressing a large congregation of worshippers here in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Seddiqi denounced Trump’s decision on Quds and said his “foolish words” led to another intifada (Palestinian uprising) and caused Muslim countries to boost their unity.   “As ...

Would US launch series of formal attacks inside Pakistan?

1396/9/28 | 08:38
  The Trump admi­nistration has informed Congress that it will take unilateral steps in areas of divergence with Pakistan while expanding cooperation between the two countries where their interests converge.   In a report to Congress, which was released to the media this weekend, the Pentagon also underlined the need for a joint US-Afghan platform for combating more than 20 militant groups active in the region.   This is the Pentagon’s first report on Afghanistan since Aug 21, when President Donald Trump announced his new ...

Is Trump in chase of Pakistan nukes?

1396/9/28 | 08:38
The Trump administration’s first foreign policy — announced today — urges Pakistan to demonstrate that it’s a “responsible steward” of its nuclear assets and warns that the fear of a nuclear conflict with India remains a key concern in Washington. The new policy also insists that Pakistan take action against militants on its soil and intensify its counterterrorism efforts if it wants to continue its partnership with the United States. “The United States will also encourage Pakistan to continue demonstrating that it is a responsible ...

Pence reschedules Middle East visit, White House says as protests continue

1396/9/28 | 08:38
US Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled a visit to Jerusalem al-Quds for now. The administration of US President Donald Trump said Monday that Pence’s trip to Israel and Egypt, set to start on Tuesday, has been postponed. White House officials denied suggestions that the measure is linked to massive protests in Palestine and the rest of the Middle East over Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital. The reason for the delay was said to be an upcoming tax vote in US Senate, which could need the vice president’s ...

From Shameless to shameful: Trump’s debacle on Jerusalem is also Obama’s failure

1396/9/22 | 08:38
Donald Trump’s announcement, Wednesday, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents yet another example of the current occupant of the White House’s ability to throw caution to the wind, disrupt established norms and blunder, myopically, into some of the world’s most complex issues.   But while this president’s remarkable in his rashness, he is not so different from his predecessors. Trump didn’t create the problem and, importantly, his immediate forerunner bares significant responsibility for the current state ...

Bahrain delegation’s visit to Israel: Why now and for what purpose?

1396/9/22 | 08:38
At a time when the world is reacting to President Trump’s shocking announcement on Jerusalem and many around the world are calling for boycott of Israel a Bahraini delegation elected to visit the country. This goes against the will of the all Arab and Muslim nations. It also confirms that what was once occurring behind closed doors is no longer being hidden and concealed. There is no longer anything to be ashamed of, even in the most critical moments in the history of the Islamic and Arab nation.   The Palestinian’s have been left ...

Pro-Saudi, Pakistan anchor defends US policy on Jerusalem

1396/9/21 | 08:38
Ahmed Qureshi, a pro-Saudi anchor person at the Saudi-funded private Pakistani news channel, has defended the US administration policy on the occupied Jerusalem despite the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the President Donald Trump.   Qureshi tried to hoodwink Pakistanis by defending Trump policy on Jerusalem despite the fact that it is in violation of international law and turned down by international community, let alone Palestinians, Arabs or Muslims.     He said that the matter was not as it is being ...

Egypt journalists: ‘Sorry Palestine, we are governed by a Zionist’

1396/9/21 | 08:38
  Egyptian journalists staged a protest on Thursday evening in front of the Journalists Syndicate in Cairo, objecting to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.   A number of public figures took part in the protest, including former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, human rights activist Tariq Al-Awadhi as well as representatives of the Kefaya Movement, the April 6 Youth Movement and Al-Dustour.   The protesters demanded authorities ...

Afghan Parliament demands severing ties with US over Al-Quds decision

1396/9/20 | 08:38
The parliament in Afghanistan on Saturday asked the government and Muslim countries around the world to suspend ties with the US in a protest against President Donald Trump’s decision on al-Quds.   After a number of members spoke vehemently against the move by the US president, the lower house of the parliament adopted a unanimous resolution, condemning Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as a capital of the usurper Israeli regime.   The dramatic shift in Washington’s al-Quds policy triggered demonstrations in ...

Saudi orders media to limit coverage of Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

1396/9/20 | 08:38
  Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported that the Saudi royal court has sent notices to media organisations in the country ordering them to avoid giving US President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel too much airtime.   The instructions were sent to managers of television and radio stations in the country as well as newspaper editors.   In addition to this, both the Saudi and Bahraini embassies in Jordan warned their citizens last night against participating in the protests and demonstrations organised ...

US closes embassy in Tunis

1396/9/19 | 08:38
  The US Embassy in Tunis closed its doors on Friday in the wake of protests against the decision of President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, local website Dostor.org has reported.   Staff at the embassy in the Tunisian capital called on US citizens to be cautious and follow official safety and security guidelines. Americans in Tunisia were also advised to avoid demonstrations and rallies.   Earlier on Friday, the police in Tunis prevented protesters from heading to the embassy to show their rejection ...

Why is the world standing against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital?

1396/9/19 | 08:38
The Wednesday decision by US President Donald Trump to formally recognize Jerusalem Al-Quds as the capital of Israel has been followed by global expressions of alarm and condemnations about the implications. Trump’s controversial declaration was endorsed by Tel Aviv, and pretty much nobody else. France slammed the unilateral move, while Britain warned the declaration risked doing serious harm to the peace process. Across the Arab world, the complaints understandably centered more heavily on the implications for occupied East Jerusalem, and ...

Did Saudia make a secret deal with US for embassy shift?

1396/9/18 | 08:38
  President of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump, officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. The US embassy in Israel will now be shifted from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.     There is chaos all across the globe after the administration officials announced that President Trump was going to go ahead with this move. The US president has, in the short period he has occupied the White House, made some incendiary decisions and statements that have threatened to upend the international order.   These ...

100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning Trump's declaration

1396/9/18 | 08:38
  More than 100 Jewish studies scholars have condemned President Donald Trump’s announcement of the US recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. In a petition released on Thursday, at least 110 signatories from universities and colleges across the United States called on Trump to cancel the controversial decision. "We write as Jewish Studies scholars to express our dismay at the Trump administration's decision to reverse decades of bipartisan US policy by declaring Jerusalem [al-Quds] the capital of Israel, and authorizing ...

Trump’s move on Jerusalem: Is this the end of US diplomacy in the Middle East?

1396/9/17 | 08:38
Finally, US President Donald Trump pulled the plug.The so-called peace process, two-state solution, “land-for-peace formula” and all the other tired clichés have been long dead and decomposing.   But Trump’s announcement yesterday to officially recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel has also laid to rest the illusion that the US was ever keen on achieving a just and lasting peace between Israel and its neighbours.   What is left to be said by those who have placed the Palestinian national project of liberation on hold for ...

Shaaban: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem came after consent of reactionary Arab States

1396/9/17 | 08:38
  Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban stressed that US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation entity came after consent of some reactionary Arab states which have been claiming throughout their history that they are keen on the Palestinian Cause.     In a telephone call with al-Mayadeen TV on Wednesday, Shaaban said “What happened uncovers the depth of the Arab hypocrisy over fifty years and the results of the agreements of humiliation ...