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National Testing Service to be Run by The Government

Saudi Arabia bans 300,000 Palestinians from Makkah


Ashura in Pakistan sees ocean of mourners on roads in love of Imam Hussain

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia strike $10 billion deal, claims PTI leader Usman Dar

Youm-e-Ashur being observed countrywide today

Sharifs will be offered neither deal nor concession: minister

Can Pakistan resolve Yemen conflict?

Bahraini regime forces detain another Shia cleric amid Muharram crackdown

Nasrallah: Hezbollah in possession of precision rockets to Israel’s dismay

Muharram & Karbala: The Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Husayn(A.S.)

Saudi Arabia invited to become third strategic partner in CPEC: Fawad Chaudhry

Bannon: Saudi, Egypt, UAE prepared to occupy Qatar

Talks again: Positive overtures between Modi and Khan

Shafaqna Exclusive: The deal behind Nawaz Sharif's release

Religious affairs minister discusses treatment of Xinjiang Muslims with Chinese envoy

US envoy says Washington seeks a treaty with Iran

'Saudis gave MKO gold, Rolex watches worth hundreds of millions of dollars'

India outclass Pakistan in one-sided Asia Cup affair

What happens next after IHC orders Nawaz Sharif's release?

Sentences of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Capt Safdar suspended

CJP takes notice of 10-year-old Amal’s death in Karachi

Is Saudia paying $2bn for Nawaz Sharif's safe passage?

The Man Behind Imran Khan

Video: Who Hussain is and why Shia Muslims mourn for him?

Lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children hang in balance

Why IMF looks unavoidable?

Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

ICC launches investigation into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Afghanistan arrests over two dozen Daesh terrorists ahead of Ashura

Motives behind Saudi largesse: Is Bin Salman wooing Imran Khan with Petr-dollars?

Azadars under attack by terrorists in Ratto Dero Larkana

Sarfraz bats for Indo-Pak series on home soil

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

Democrats planning to stop Trump’s military support for Saudi war on Yemen

Can India and Pakistan cooperate on water?

CTD Punjab ‘breaks’ TTP, Hizbul Ahrar network

Pakistan's Imran Khan vows to give citizenship to some Afghans, Bengalis

NATO warships moving closer to Syria shores amid looming US airstrikes: Report

29th Annual Ashura Day Procession in London to be held on Thursday

Number of prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia increases to 2,613

US always has a political bias against Muslims, says Minister Shireen Mazari

Pakistan Embassy commemorates Defence Day in Tehran

Run out/match ratio: Pakistan remains best fielding side in ODIs in last two years

Pakistan, UK reach agreement on repatriation of 'looted wealth'

Manzoor Pashteen, PTM leader – declared a proclaimed offender

China struggles with Belt and Road pushback

PPP warns of strong ‘resistance’ if Kalabagh dam project is revived

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi spy drone in Jizan

Iran says Saudis, UAE turned OPEC into “tool” for US

Pakistani Student Wins Award for Improving LTE & 5G Wireless Systems

Outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba threatens shopkeepers over Nohas in Hub city

A massive paradigm shift: US envoy claims Pakistan ready to open Afghan land route for India: US envoy

South Asia Cup: Pakistan takes on Hong Kong today

Indian army has crossed all limits of cruelty in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Mismatch between Imran Khan’s words and Punjab govt’s deeds!

New laws: Opposing Dam can be treason in Pakistan

A proactive foreign policy: Can Pakistan replace India in Afghanistan?

Iran envoy: World should take MI6's Syria plot seriously

Syrian military downs Israeli missiles fired at Damascus airport

Freedom of speech and blasphemous caricatures

Iran envoy speaks at National Defense University on Pak-Iran strategic cooperation

Malik Riaz of Bahria Town extends sincere apologies to Shia Muslims

UK legislators’ team rejects plea for Ishaq Dar’s deportation

Turkey pledges to support Pakistan on Kashmir at UN

Medical, dental colleges’ entry test on September 23

Bilateralism between India and Pakistan

Israeli forces fatally shoot three Palestinians in Gaza

Not my fault that I'm Inzamam’s nephew: Imam-ul-Haq

Saudi Arabia holds religious oppression as a normalized system of governance

Senior UAE official pays secret visit to Israel: Report

Taliban for minus Pakistan talks with US administration

Youm-e-Ali Asghar observed to commemorate Imam Hussain’s infant

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral

Un-poisoning the chalice!

World’s longest straight-line sea route connects Pakistan to Russia

CPEC: Exposed to hybrid warfare

Spain gives in to Saudi pressure to deliver 400 precision bombs

Saudi forces tear down Muharram mourning tents in Shia Qatif region

Saudi Arabia buys Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system amid détente: Report

Syrians dodge death with air strike warning app

Four senior Shia Islamic scholars gagged as no change seen under PTI govt

Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers held in London

Mini budget Bomb: Govt to impose new taxes of Rs400bn

India beat Pakistan 3-1 to reach SAFF final

Prime Minister House to be converted into high-quality postgraduate institute: minister

Dam Mania: Can Pakistan go for Kala Bagh dam?

An old Mantra: Is US planning again to control Pakistan nukes?

India’s push on Iran's Chabahar puts US in tight corner

Pompeo appreciates Saudi respect for civilians in Yemen war, lets aid continue

Official: UAE convinced Yemen’s Saleh to ally with Houthis

Sharifs' Raiwind residence declared sub-jail as Nawaz, Maryam parole extended by three days

High security needed in Moharram due to threat of terrorism

Will Imran Khan continue support with Saudi led military coalition?

A hope for a better education system

Pompeo said US would not block Pakistan if it seeks IMF bailout: Fawad Chaudhry

PM Imran Khan forms task force on sports

At key ‘2+2’ talks, India should take US demands on Iran oil sanctions with a pinch of salt

Govt allows Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to attend Kulsoom funeral in Lahore on parole

Bus crash in India's Telangana state kills at least 53

Donald Trump

No more to do more

1397/6/16 | 22:31
The US delegation visited their Pakistani counterparts yesterday in Islamabad in what appears to have been a brief but cordial meeting. We may be entering a new phase in US-Pakistan ties.   The relationship between the two wayward allies had reached new lows during the past few years, especially in the final year of the previous government’s tenure. US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of ‘nothing but lies and deceit’ in a New Year’s tweet, adding that the US was ‘foolish’ to give Pakistan $33 billion in aid. Now, however, ...

Trump wanted to kill Assad after chemical attack falsely blamed on Syria: Woodward

1397/6/14 | 22:31
  A new book has revealed that US President Donald Trump allegedly demanded the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a 2017 chemical attack that Washington blamed on Damascus. According to an excerpt from the book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, the US president told Defense Secretary James Mattis that he intended to assassinate the Syrian leader, after Washington accused the government in Damascus of a suspected chemical weapons attack against the militant-held village of Khan Shaykhun in Syria's northwestern ...

STA-1: Impact on India’s military build-up

1397/6/9 | 22:31
  The Trump administration has been improving its strategic ties with India to check the economically rising China in Asia. The predecessors of President Donald Trump also paved the way for a strong strategic partnership with India.   Obama administration granted India the status of a Major Defence Partner of the United States a status akin to that of a major non-NATO ally. It also facilitated India’s entry into the technological control regimes. Today, therefore, India can purchase sensitive defence technologies and military ...

Will the stock market crash if Trump is impeached?

1397/6/2 | 22:31
Faced with new political turmoil, President Donald Trump warned in a television interview broadcast Thursday that the economic consequences of his impeachment would be dire. Which raises the question: is that possible or likely? - What did Trump say? - His comments came on the heels of Tuesday’s conviction of Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort and a guilty plea by his former attorney Michael Cohen. The double-whammy events have boosted speculation that Trump could be impeached, especially if Democrats dominate the congressional ...

Is Trump afraid of impeachment?

1397/6/1 | 22:31
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Thursday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached. "I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse," Trump told the program Fox and Friends. Trump was responding to a question on his mounting legal woes after his former attorney Michael Cohen said under oath that Trump instructed him to commit a felony ...

President Rouhani calls for better Iran-Pakistan ties under Imran Khan

1397/5/28 | 22:31
  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has extended his sincere congratulations to Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new prime minister, expressing hope that the two countries would further improve relations during his tenure. "The Islamic Republic of Iran, as always and particularly during the new era, expresses its readiness to expand relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan," Rouhani said in a congratulatory message to Khan on Saturday. Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime ...

US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan as Trump cracks down

1397/5/20 | 22:31
  United States (US) President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, officials say. The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump’s decision this year to suspend US security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on militants. The Pentagon and the Pakistan Army did not comment directly on the decision ...

Pakistan to pursue economic ties with Iran despite US sanctions

1397/5/19 | 22:31
Pakistan on Thursday said it reserves the right to ‘pursue legitimate economic and commercial interests’ with Iran in the wake of re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran by US President Donald Trump, who warned that the countries doing business with the Islamic states might also face the music. “We are examining the implications of the US’ re-imposed sanctions on Iran,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal told reporters at his weekly news briefing. “However, Pakistan, being a sovereign state, reserves the right to pursue ...

Trump claims talks with Iran to be held ‘pretty soon’

1397/5/10 | 22:31
  US President Donald Trump has claimed that talks with Iran are imminent and could happen “pretty soon,” a day after he expressed willingness to meet with the Islamic Republic's leaders without "preconditions." "I have a feeling they'll be talking to us pretty soon," Trump said at a rally in Florida on Tuesday. "And maybe not, and that's OK, too." The US president also used the occasion to once again denounce as "horrible, one-sided" the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – from which ...

Imran Khan might be a populist, but he is no Donald Trump

1397/5/9 | 22:31
  He’s been called Donald Khan. And, at first glance, the similarities between Pakistan’s next prime minister, Imran Khan, and the current US President are striking. Both are rich, celebrity playboys who rose to power as political outsiders.   Both are populist nationalists vowing to defend the interests of ordinary people against corrupt and incompetent elites. Trump promised to “drain the swamp”; Khan pledged to eliminate corruption in 90 days. The votes have been counted in Pakistan’s elections, and Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e ...

Is establishing an Arab NATO possible?

1397/5/9 | 22:31
As tensions between Iran and the United States continue to heighten under America’s hawkish President Donald Trump, latest reports have indicated that Trump's administration has been quietly pushing ahead with a plan to create a NATO-like security and political alliance between Arab countries to confront Iran. The purported security and military alliance is reportedly supposed to include six Persian Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, with its main goal being to counter what they call Iran’s expanding regional influence. Political experts, ...

Trump warns Iran to 'never, ever threaten the United States again'

1397/5/1 | 22:31
President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States (US). “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said on Twitter, writing the entire message in capital letters. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” Trump said, in a direct message to Iranian President ...

Can Russia, Iran Solve Syria? Deal Frees Thousands

1397/4/29 | 22:31
President Vladimir Putin's top Syria adviser met Wednesday with senior Iranian officials to relay the results of discussions between the Russian leader and President Donald Trump on Syria, where a recent deal has allowed the evacuation of two pro-government villages behind enemy lines.   Russia's special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev traveled to Tehran to discuss Monday's U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki with Supreme National Security Council of Iran Deputy Secretary Ameer Saeed Iravani and convey Moscow's ongoing support ...

Putin presents Trump World Cup football made in Pakistan

1397/4/27 | 22:31
Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his American counterpart Trump with a World Cup football, manufactured by Pakistan, a day after attending the final of the much-praised tournament in Moscow. Throwing it to his wife, Trump said he was happy to pass the ball on to his 12-year-old son Barron. The official match ball of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Adidas Telstar 18, was produced in Sialkot. The gesture by the Russian president was made to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with the American leader on Monday. Trump had congratulated ...

Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Failure of 16-Year War

1397/4/25 | 22:31
Two and half weeks after President Donald Trump rejected the idea of peace talks with Taliban, the militant group published an open letter to the American people urging them to pressure their government to end the occupation of Afghanistan, now in its 17th year, and engage in peace talks. The letter, published on the group’s website, denounces the Bush administration’s justification for launching the invasion, as well as the Trump administration, which “again ordered the perpetuation of the same illegitimate occupation and war against ...

Trump to Saudi: Lower oil prices or we will not ‘defend’ you

1397/4/15 | 22:31
  If Gulf countries do not increase oil outputs to cover the shortfall left by Iran, America may not defend them, US President Donald Trump has warned in a tweet. America wants to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero by November. Should it succeed and Tehran’s two million barrels a day be taken off the market, the cost of oil is likely to soar and cause a major headache for Trump domestically; the American public are known to be hostile to anything that increases the cost of filling up their cars. Trump’s plan is to get the Gulf countries ...

Can Trump Convince Vladimir Putin to Turn Against Iran?

1397/4/12 | 22:31
  During an upcoming one-on-one meeting, President Donald Trump is expected to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to kick Iranian forces out of Syria, national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday. Trump and Putin will meet in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, and the two men will likely speak at length about the ongoing conflict in Syria, Bolton said in a televised interview. "There are possibilities for doing a larger negotiation on helping to get Iranian forces out of Syria and back into Iran which would be a significant step ...

Demand to halt Iranian oil imports: Trump's another day dream

1397/4/6 | 22:31
The United States warned Tuesday that countries around the world must stop buying Iranian oil before Nov 4 or face a renewed round of American economic sanctions. A senior State Department official warned foreign capitals “we’re not granting waivers” and described tightening the noose on Tehran as “one of our top national security priorities". Last month US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, re-imposing US sanctions that had been suspended in return for controls on Tehran’s nuclear program. Now, ...

An overt threat: For Pakistan Trump sends more sticks without carrots

1397/4/1 | 22:31
The United States has reminded Pakistan that it’s still on notice to eliminate all terrorist sanctuaries from its territory, although relations between the two countries show some signs of improvement. The reminder — conveyed by US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells at a congressional hearing on Wednesday — re-emphasises the point that Washington never fails to mention the need for Pakistan to eliminate terrorism. “Pakistan is on notice that we expect its unequivocal cooperation ...

Guns on Pakistan shoulder: The Price of Mullah Fazullah's death

1397/3/30 | 22:31
Seeking Pakistan’s help to Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, the incoming head of US forces in Afghanistan Austin Miller on Thursday told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Pakistan has made many sacrifices and its security forces have fought bravely [against terrorists]. Trump’s nominee to lead allied forces in the 17-year-old war, Gen Austin Miller, who previously ran the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), during a confirmation hearing, said that he still had “high expectations” for Islamabad in ending the Afghan ...

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

1397/3/30 | 22:31
  Patrick Cockburn explains what the Trump administration’s support for the attack on Hodeidah will do to Yemen: The US is encouraging the UAE and its allies to take Hodeidah to break the deadlock, by tightening encirclement of the Houthis. But this is a long way from taking Sanaa and forcing the Houthis to surrender. What the Hodeidah operation may do is turn a humanitarian disaster, which the UN is already calling the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, into complete catastrophe. Three quarters of the 27 million Yemenis already ...

Trump: Our rocket strike against Syria last year was a warning to China!

1397/3/23 | 22:31
US President Donald Trump announced that the US missile strike against Syria in April 2017 was a warning to China on how Washington would respond to the use of chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Trump said in an interview with Fox News television that the missile strike coincided with his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The president said he told his Chinese counterpart: “Mr. President, we have launched 58 rockets at specific locations in Syria. He asked me through an interpreter ...

Trump, Kim end summit, but was the deal clearly worded?

1397/3/23 | 22:31
US President Donald Trump says his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore that ended in a joint statement was "tremendous;" but political analysts say the language on disarmament in the statement was similar to that of previous agreements, which ultimately collapsed amid differences over arguments and interpretation about verification. The two leaders met with plenty of photo ops and little time for talk at Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa. Kim committed himself only to working "towards" the denuclearization of ...

Fox News calls Donald Trump a ‘dictator’

1397/3/21 | 22:31
America’s flagship conservative network Fox News has stirred a controversy by referring to Republican President Donald Trump as a “dictator,” in what administration critics are describing as a rather Freudian slip. The embarrassing gaffe occurred on Sunday, when a host on Fox&Friends, Trump’s favorite program on the network, was discussing the June 12 meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. “Regardless of what happens in that meeting ...

Approaching elections and US interest in Pakistan's politics

1397/3/18 | 22:31
United States Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday telephoned Caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir ul Mulk and expressed well wishes for the caretaker government on behalf of US President Donald Trump, Radio Pakistan reported. Mike Pence congratulates PM Mulk on behalf of US President Trump on assuming office" Both the leaders agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations and also talked about pursuing joint targets of peace and stability in Afghanistan. Moreover, the caretaker prime minister informed Pence that the ...

How Saudia offered oil support to Trump for Iran's decision

1397/3/18 | 22:31
  A day before US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Riyadh, Tehran’s arch rival, has long been a close Washington ally, but direct pressure on a member of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over oil policies is rare. Washington last pressed Saudi Arabia to increase output in 2012. Riyadh has said that even though prices have spiked to over ...

Trump officially nominates new commander for Afghan war

1397/3/9 | 22:31
US President Donald Trump has officially appointed Lieutenant General Austin Scott Miller as commander of the US-led occupying forces in Afghanistan. The announcement was made in a press release by the US Defense Department on Tuesday. "Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis has announced that the president has made the following nomination … Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller for appointment to the grade of general, and assignment as commander, Resolute Support Mission, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and commander, US Forces-Afghanistan," ...

At least 8 students killed as gunman opens fire at Texas school, US media reports

1397/2/28 | 22:31
At least eight students were killed and many others injured when a gunman opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday, US media reported, as President Donald Trump said the situation was “not looking good.” The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 30 miles southeast of Houston. A reporter for CBS affiliate KHOU cited three sources saying that at least eight students at Santa Fe High School were killed. NBC's Houston affiliate KPRC reported the same toll. CNN reported “multiple fatalities,” ...

Mysterious departure: Why Pakistan allowed killer US diplomat to fly away?

1397/2/26 | 22:31
    Tensions between Pakistan and the US have simmered down after Col Joseph, the US military attache responsible for the death of a young Pakistani man by running a red traffic light was able to leave the country following a ‘settlement’. American authorities, insiders added, have reassured their Pakistani counterparts that they want good relations with Pakistan. The Trump administration has sped efforts up on a diplomatic level to address Pakistan’s reservations, with some high level officials due to visit the country soon. It ...

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump meeting

1397/2/26 | 22:31
  North Korea has threatened to cancel an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jung-un and US President Donald Trump. Washington will "have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit in light of this provocative military" said the North's official news agency KCNA on Tuesday. "This exercise, targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military provocation running counter to the positive political ...

US war hawks threaten EU over Iran deal

1397/2/24 | 22:31
  US President Donald Trump's national security advisor refuses to say whether the United States would take on European companies t “It’s possible,” John Bolton said in an interview with CNN on Sunday. Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, another anti-Iran figure in the Trump administration, are trying to promote the reasons for the recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Declaring that he would re-impose sanctions on Tehran, Trump warned Tuesday that he ...

Trump links US exit from nuclear deal to Iran military budget

1397/2/23 | 22:31
  US President Donald Trump is erroneously linking the US exit from the Iran nuclear deal to the country’s military budget to justify the move in the wake of pressure from US allies and his opponents inside the country. Trump who withdrew from the international deal recently said in a tweet on Saturday that it was just a “big lie.” The president tacitly censured “the Obama,” former US President Barrack Obama, who was in office during the negotiations involving Tehran, the UK, Russia, Germany, China and France. “Iran’s Military ...

Tearing up Iran deal: Pakistan counts the cost of Trump move

1397/2/21 | 22:31
  Pakistan joined other countries  to question US President Donald Trump’s controversial move to pull out from the Iranian nuclear deal. “Pakistan believes that International treaties and agreements concluded through painstaking negotiations are sacrosanct,” said a statement issued here by the foreign office. The statement suggests that Pakistan was upset with the Trump administration’s unilateral move. “Arbitrarily rescinding such agreements will undermine confidence in the value of dialogue and diplomacy in the conduct of ...

Revoking Iran nuclear deal: A historic US blunder and its consequences

1397/2/20 | 22:31
  It was already clear that Israel was never happy with Iran nuclear deal, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remained the leading critic of the deal. Trump’s announcement did not come as a surprise at all. However, what is saddening about his withdrawal from the deal is that his evidence is the documents recently released by Netanyahu showing that Iran had attempted to develop a nuclear bomb in the previous decade, especially before 2003.   Although he gave no explicit evidence that Iran violated the 2015 deal, he said ...

How Quickly Can Iran Get a Nuclear Weapon?

1397/2/19 | 22:31
  President Donald Trump decided to reimpose sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, a move that ultimately ended U.S. participation in what is known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal. "I am announcing today that the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Trump said Tuesday, adding that the U.S. may also sanction countries that do business with Iran. "We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction, any country that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be ...

Trump announces 'withdrawal' from Iran nuclear deal

1397/2/19 | 22:31
  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. ...

Pakistan's pivot to Russia

1397/2/18 | 22:31
  In August last year, US President Trump unveiled his much-awaited strategy for Afghanistan and the wider South Asian region. Trump singled out Pakistan for not doing enough to curb terrorism and threatened to halt security assistance if it continued to play a “double game.” The diatribe and visibly more hostile approach by the Trump administration created ripples in Pakistan. Authorities were concerned about the possible fallout of shift in the US approach towards Islamabad. At the time it looked as if Pakistan was isolated. One ...

Trump administration hired Israeli intel firm to discredit ex-officials Iran nuclear deal: Report

1397/2/16 | 22:31
  Aides to US President Donald Trump have reportedly hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to devise a “dirty ops” campaign against key Obama administration officials who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal in a scheme to discredit the agreement. Trump administration officials contacted private investigators in May of last year, directing them to “get dirt” on former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl, the deputy assistant to former President Barack Obama, as part of an elaborate scheme to undermine ...

US Congress urged to bar sales of gunships to Bahrain

1397/2/13 | 22:31
  A human rights group has called upon the US Congress to block the sale of combat helicopters and aircraft missiles to Bahrain in the wake of the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners and political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf country. “It is simply absurd that the Trump administration has decided to effectively reward the Bahraini military for violating international law – right after the State Department itself reported on a widespread human rights crisis in Bahrain,” Husain Abdullah, ...

Ex-CIA chief blasts Trump as hypocrite

1397/2/9 | 22:31
  Former CIA Director John Brennan has blasted US President Donald Trump as a hypocrite for his harsh criticism of the country’s former director of National Intelligence James Clapper and referring to the ex-spy chief as a “lying machine.” "Mr. Trump: Your hypocrisy knows no bounds,” Brennan tweeted Saturday, defending his colleague in the US intelligence community, further insisting that “Jim Clapper is a man of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality. You are not.” The CIA chief under the Obama administration also accused ...

Trump softens stance on Iran nuclear deal after meeting Macron

1397/2/5 | 22:31
  US Pre­sident Donald Trump said on Tuesday that after a White House meeting with French President Emmanuel Mac­ron, he was “fairly close to understanding” the French position on the need to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. Mr Macron is in Washington to persuade Mr Trump to keep the 2015 accord negotiated by the Obama administration. President Trump has been threatening not to extend the pact after a May 12 deadline but France, which played a key role in the negotiations, wants it extended. Besides the US and Iran, Britain, France, ...

Pakistan’s help sought to trace threats to Trump: FIA

1397/2/4 | 22:31
  The Unit­ed States has sought Islamabad’s help in tracing threats to US President Donald Trump originating from Pakistan, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed the National Assembly Standing Commit­tee on Government Assura­nces on Monday, regretting that it was hard to track down people who posted blasphemous material on social media. FIA Cyber Crimes direc­tor retired Capt Muhammad Shoaib told the lawmakers that it was hard to identify the culprits behind the posts depicting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran ...

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

1397/1/25 | 22:31
  Tensions between Russia and the US are rising over Syria following reports that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons killing dozens of people including children near Damascus . President Donald Trump has threatened to launch missile attacks against Syrian government targets in the wake of the chimerical attack. Earlier this week, Moscow also vetoed a US resolution on Syria in the United Nations Security Council. The relations between Russia and the West have also deteriorated following nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei ...

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

1397/1/25 | 22:31
  Multiple places in Syria have come under attack by US, British and French military forces after President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against the country despite international warnings against further escalation of the situation. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of” Syria, Trump said in a televised address from the White House on Friday evening. He also warned Russia and Iran, which have been assisting Syria ...

New Scandal: Trump fathers an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower

1397/1/24 | 22:31
  The National Enquirer magazine paid Donald Trump’s doorman $30,000 to prevent him publicly speaking about a rumour he fathered a love child, it has emerged. The magazine’s publisher, whose chief executive David Pecker is a friend of Mr Trump, has repeatedly been accused of buying rights to unfavourable stories about the US president in order to bury them. Radar Online, a sister publication of the National Enquirer, reported that the magazine had paid Dino Sajudin, who worked at one of Mr Trump’s New York buildings, for the story ...

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

1397/1/23 | 22:31
  On Tuesday, President Trump surprised many by declaring Qatar an ally in the war on terror. President Trump, after all, had for the past year backed the Saudis in their anti-Qatar measures. Now, Trump wants the Saudis to make nice.   US officials are confirming President Trump called the Saudi King earlier this month and “demanded” that the kingdom and its allies in the GCC quickly resolve the ongoing Qatar dispute. Trump reportedly told the king that his position on Qatar “makes no sense.” Last year, with Trump backing ...

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

1397/1/22 | 22:31
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, defying Russian warnings against a strike. Upping the stakes in an escalating confrontation with Moscow, Trump took to Twitter in the strongest assertion yet that he plans to take military action in Syria. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people ...

Saudi crown prince wants US military to maintain presence in Syria

1397/1/13 | 22:31
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he wants the US military to extend its presence in Syria, despite American President Donald Trump’s declaration that US forces will withdraw from the war-torn Arab country in the near future. “We believe American troops should stay for at least the mid-term, if not the long-term,” bin Salman said in a wide-ranging interview with the Time on Thursday, a few hours after Trump told a cheering crowd in Richfield, Ohio, that the American troops would soon be pulled out from Syria. The US ...

Trump Says U.S. Troops to Leave Syria 'Like Very Soon'

1397/1/10 | 22:31
Both Russia and the U.S. appeared to suggest Thursday that their missions in war-torn Syria were coming to an end as the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and other insurgents were mostly defeated. As the Moscow-backed Syrian military and its allies forced rebel and jihadi groups in the Damascus suburbs of eastern Ghouta into reconciliation agreements, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told state-run RIA Novosti that the "counter-terrorist operation" near the Syrian capital was "nearly over," according to Reuters. Both ...

US hardliners favour sanctions on Pakistan’s civilian, military and intelligence officials

1397/1/9 | 22:31
  US President Donald Trump’s close aides are weighing unprecedented political penalties on Pakistan for what they accused “harboring Afghan militants waging war on the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan.” These hardliners are discussing revoking Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally, permanently cutting off the U.S. military aid and even imposing visa bans or other sanctions on individuals in the Pakistani government deemed responsible for providing support to the militants, according to chief national security correspondent ...