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A criminal silence : The misery of Pakistani prisoners in Saudia

US policy shift: From threatening to appeasing Pakistan

Trump asks Saudi crown prince to share kingdom's wealth by buying more American weapons

Afghan Special Forces Slaughter Farmers in Chaotic Errant Attack

Morsi is not an ordinary prisoner, British MP warns Egypt

The Russian tilt: Can Pakistan bring Russia back to the seat of Super power?

The Afghan endgame: Did Pakistan clear the way for US and Taliban secrete talks?

Why did Pakistani woman meet Indian cricketer Shami in Dubai?

The real rulers of Pakistan

Saudi Arabia beheads Indonesian migrant worker

Document: US paying militants to capture territory in N Syria

US Senate to vote on ending Washington’s role in Saudi war on Yemen

Iranian FM Javed Zarif’s interview by Hamid Mir highlighted economic opportunities that must be capitalised

False case registered against innocent Shia Muslims at ASWJ’s behest

Anti-Terrorism Court orders arrest of TLP chief Khadim Rizvi, others in Faizabad sit-in case

Ghouta civilians say militants used them as Human Shields

Pleasing US: Muhammad Bin Salman's so called moderation drive

Iranian official urges dialogue between Yemen factions

The Bajwa Doctrine: from chauvinism to realism

Behind Faizabad Dharna: ISI spills the beans

Hundreds of Israeli Forces Deployed in Iraq

Iraqi forces capture senior Daesh leader near Mosul

Putin Furious After Britain Says He Ordered Attack

India forces continue to use inflammable chemical in IOK

Surgical strike again: Is India really carry out a surgical strike on Pakistan?

Republican senator expects Trump to pull out of Iran deal

Has Pakistan completely eliminated Haqqani network?

Positive overtures: Did Ghani realize importance of Pakistan?

Yemeni snipers carryout successful operations in the kingdom's soil

Pakistan doing bare minimum to contain Taliban: US official

Bin Laden Corpse Pictures Are Fake, Says Navy SEAL

Growing Chinese influence in Pakistan irks United States

At daggers drawn: Is Pakistan going to close diplomatic mission in India?

Diplomatic standoff: Envoy ‘won’t return to India till ties improve’

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

Belgium regains control of Saudi-run Mosque over fears of promoting extremism

Abid Boxer: The Hanging sword on Shahbaz Sharif

Sunni party leader urges Pakistan government to accept Iranian offer

Real aliens have been discovered in Peru+Video

UAE-Saudi disagreement in Geneva puts Yemen’s unity at risk

Bahrainis demand withdrawal of Saudi-led occupation troops

French judge issues arrest warrant for daughter of Saudi king

Why Zardari dumped Raza Rabbani

Full-scale genocide in Myanmar; 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed in a month

Raiwind Attack: A grim reminder to Tableeghi Jamat

Saudi crown prince hiding mother from King Salman for 2 years: Report

Does Riyadh hold a nuclear weapon?

Raheel Sharif lands in Lahore after Saudi prayer leader's visit

Daesh, LeJ terrorists to be tried in military court for bombing at Qalandar shrine

Trump caught between Saudi Nuclear ambitions, Israeli Opposition

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE directed 1996 foiled coup against Qatar

SC indicts Tallal Chaudhary for contempt of court over anti-judiciary speeches

Tillerson’s firing shows US will take harder line toward Iran nuclear deal: Analyst

IMN says Nigeria will keep Zakzaky detained until he dies

Biting the masters: Why did TTP attack Tableeghi Markaz?

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

Raiwind Blast: Two dead multiple wounded

Iran Foils Suicide Bombings With Pakistan’s Assistance: FM Discloses

How PML-N lost the Senate?: An Inside story

Inside Zareef's visit: Would Pakistan Join Chahbahar port?

Toothless HRW and sheer violation of human rights abuse in Saudia

Looting the Pakistan: The Pakistanis who have offshore properties worth millions

Palestinians boycott US forum as Arabs meet Israelis

Saudi cabinet approves atomic policy ahead of bin Salman’s US visit

Head of US Central Command signals support for Iran nuclear deal

British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

Trump: The US has foolishly wasted $7 Trillion in the Middle East

Nine times Nawaz Sharif was too cute

Yemeni Army Destroys 300 Saudi Tanks, Military Equipment, Fires 20 Missiles in 2 Months

Islamic Jihad Military wing warns Israeli regime of attack against resistance

Trump-Netanyahu-House of Saud triangle a threat to world peace: MWM chief

'Punish a Muslim' Game Spreads Across U.K. in Letters

Iran and Pakistan bonhomie: A joint message for India and Israel

Saudi Arabia leads flood of arms imports to Middle East: Study

Washington will act unilaterally on Syria: US envoy to UN

UN expert says Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya bears 'hallmarks of genocide'

Kathmandu airport crash: 49 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway

Former under-19 Shia hockey player taken into custody by Rangers

Trump invites Qatar to Camp David Summit

Netanyahu: Gulf states consider Israel an ally

Opposition candidate Sadiq Sanjrani sworn in as new Senate chairman

Who was a shoe attacker? Nawaz Sharif in the eye of storm

Saudi reforms: blessing for Pakistan?

London Sees Sharp Increase in Rapes, Murders, Robberies and Knife Crimes

US Continues Afghanistan Escalation, With Little Public Debate

How Pakistan can shape Afghan's Taliban behavior?

Iran's UK ambassador threatened with death

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of ethnic cleansing in Afrin region: Report

Qatar complains to UN over UAE, Bahraini aircraft airspace violation

Israeli, Saudi officials hold Egypt-mediated meetings in Cairo: Report

Powers that destabilized Syria are not Pakistan’s well-wishers: Khawaja Asif

Shoe thrown at Nawaz Sharif at Jamia Naeemia Lahore+Video

Dubai ruler’s daughter secretly jailed for over three years, drugged in hospital: Report

Softening public image of CM Punjab: What is behind Imam Kaaba's political stunt?

Is Pakistan going to become hub of Islamic finance?

Greece close to fatal accident with Turkey: Defense minister

Ink thrown at Pakistan's defence minister Khawaja Asif +video

Is Pakistan next target of world powers?

Report: Saudi soft power tactic paying dividends in Iraq

U.S. Forces Face Laser Weapons Off Yemen Coast

Donald Trump

Trump asks Saudi crown prince to share kingdom's wealth by buying more American weapons

1397/1/1 | 13:58
  President Donald Trump on Tuesday implored Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince to share his nation's wealth by continuing to purchase American-made weapons. Trump's focus on Saudi purchases of U.S. military equipment came amid a bipartisan effort to limit the United States' role in Yemen's civil war and protests in several U.S. cities over the Saudi-led invasion, which has contributed to a humanitarian crisis. In opening remarks before a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Trump crowed about the sales, running through a ...

Republican senator expects Trump to pull out of Iran deal

1396/12/27 | 13:58
  Republican US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. “The Iran deal will be another issue that’s coming up in May, and right now it doesn’t feel like it’s gonna be extended,” Corker told CBS‘ “Face the Nation” in an interview broadcast Sunday. “I think the president likely will move away from it unless my, our European counterparts really come together on a framework. And it doesn’t feel to me ...

Pakistan doing bare minimum to contain Taliban: US official

1396/12/27 | 13:58
  A senior US official has accused Pakistan of doing the “bare minimum” required to squeeze the Taliban and terror groups. An unnamed official from US President Donald Trump’s administration told media outlets on Friday that Islamabad has “done the bare minimum to appear responsive to our requests.” The official cited need to prod the Taliban into negotiations and round up militants operating along the porous Pakistan-Afghanistan border. “The Pakistanis have wanted to appear responsive” the official stated. “We continue ...

Trump: The US has foolishly wasted $7 Trillion in the Middle East

1396/12/22 | 13:58
  US President, Donald Trump, announced on Sunday that the United States has foolishly spent 7 trillion dollars in the Middle East. Pointing out that George W. Bush brought the United States to the Middle East, Trump emphasized that the previous US administrations wasted $ 7 trillion in the region, but now his government has been able to liberate 98 percent of ISIS-controlled areas!! “As of a couple of months ago, we have spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. Seven trillion dollars. What a mistake. But it is what is,” Trump said Monday ...

Saudi Arabia leads flood of arms imports to Middle East: Study

1396/12/22 | 13:58
  A study shows weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have soared over the past five years, with Saudi Arabia leading the steep rise amid its bloody war on Yemen. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), arms imports to the Middle East between 2013 and 2017 jumped by 103 percent compared with the previous five-year period. Saudi Arabia is now the world’s second largest importer of arms after India. The kingdom registered a 225-percent rise in military purchases - almost all from the US and Europe ...

Trump invites Qatar to Camp David Summit

1396/12/21 | 13:58
  During the past 9 months of the diplomatic row between Qatar and the Saudi-led Arab bloc, the US has declined to follow a straight line of policy in dealing with this important regional case. The US President Donald Trump on June 9, 2017, harshly attacked Qatar and accused the Arab nation of supporting terrorism in the region in the highest level. However, the American real estate mogul-turned-president recently invited Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to attend the Camp David summit, scheduled for May, which will see also ...

Pakistan may suffer from domino effect if world goes to ‘trade war’

1396/12/13 | 13:58
  US President Donald Trump is en route to adopting protectionist policies which may spark a global trade war. While his intended actions will not impact Pakistan directly, experts believe they will create a domino effect that will hit the country. In a big bang, Trump said steel products would face 25% tariffs and aluminum 10% from next week. One way or the other, the policy initiative is going to impact China, the largest steel producer and exporter in the world. Since Pakistan has massively redirected its economic reliance on China ...

Did Trump fail to put Pakistan on the terror finance watch list?

1396/12/9 | 13:58
   Pakistan was not included on the list of countries financing terror, according to a Financial Action Task Force statement released Friday. The report includes a roster of nations with deficiencies on anti-money laundering strategies and combating the financing of terrorism. Ethiopia, Iraq, Serbia, Sri Lanka and Yemen are some of the countries that still fall short of the organization's compliance process. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only jurisdiction that showed significant progress, according to the statement. The U.S. bid to include ...

Iran plans nuclear submarine in defiance of US warnings

1396/12/8 | 13:58
  Iran has declared its intention to build nuclear submarines despite a succession of warnings from U.S. officials and President Donald Trump that a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran could be scrapped. A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, revealed that in January, Tehran informed the body of its intention to "construct naval nuclear propulsion in the future." According to Agence France-Presse, further details about how and why Iran may want to develop the vessels were unclear, and the ...

Rising tension: US to deploy 1,000s of troops near China’s border

1396/11/23 | 13:58
  The Pentagon is planning to deploy thousands of US Marines and other military forces to East Asia in a bid to form a front against China, a new report has revealed. According to the new plan, the administration of US President Donald Trump would authorize deploying Marine Expeditionary Units, or MEUs, to the region, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier in the week. Comprising about 2,200 Marines complete with their own aircraft, tanks and other heavy weaponry, the MEUs will be deployed in rotating seven-month tours. Some of the ...

Enforced disappearances: A pretext to pressurize Pakistan

1396/11/22 | 13:58
  The enforced disappearances of political activists in Pakistan surfaced in a US Congress subcommittee as lawmakers urged the Trump administration to raise this issue with Islamabad.     At this special hearing of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, lawmakers also accused Pakistan of continuing to allow Afghan extremists to destabilise the government in Kabul, a charge raised at a Senate hearing on Tuesday as well. The lawmakers also backed President Donald Trump’s Jan 4 decision to suspend security assistance ...

China, Russia voice support for Iran's nuclear deal amid US threats

1396/11/21 | 13:58
  China and Russia have reaffirmed their support for Iran’s nuclear deal with six world powers, including Beijing and Moscow, amid US President Donald Trump’s threats against the multinational accord.   At a Tuesday meeting with Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed that Iran and China are committed to the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), IRNA reported.   Tehran ...

Is Palestinian authority reviewing strategy against Israel?

1396/11/19 | 13:58
  The Palestinian cause has undergone various changes after Donald Trump was elected as US president. Trump in December 2017 recognized al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of an Israeli regime, putting the final nail in the coffin of optimism of some Palestinians to reach a peace deal with Zionists.   Recently, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has released a statement calling on the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, as well as other Palestinian entities to cut off all links on all levels, especially the political ...

Is Trump Talking Himself Into War With Iran, N Korea?

1396/11/18 | 13:58
  Neatly defining President Trump’s foreign policy has never been easy, characterized as it is by contradictory impulses, fragmentary ideas, and strains of paradox. However, on the two most arresting national security issues at the top of Trump’s agenda—Iran and North Korea—his approach is plain: aggressive confrontation is good; diplomacy is bad. The problem is that, even if Trump himself is not determined to go to war with either of these countries, he is making it far more likely. Last month, Trump once again waived nuclear-related ...

Trump’s tough talk may help Pakistan keep top talent

1396/11/17 | 13:58
   Although US President Donald Trump has never professed much love for Pakistan, recently his “Do More” has changed to “No More” with a single tweet. This is alarming for Pakistan’s national security and a lot of quarters feel that it will translate into economic trouble.   This assumption makes sense since that fateful tweet has led to the US starting preparations to cut aid to Pakistan. Although the government has been quick to try and assuage these financial fears, having any amount of money taken out of the system ...

Peace prospects fading in Afghanistan as Trump rejects talks with Taliban

1396/11/16 | 13:58
The American President Donald Trump has recently unveiled his latest stances on Afghanistan during a meeting with the members of the United Nations Security Council hosted by the White House.   Trump told his guests that the US will not take part in any future negotiations with the Taliban. Beside rejecting prospective dialogue with the militant group in Afghanistan, the American leader also claimed that his government will do more to end the stalemate of the Washington’s longest war.   Washington’s stance-shift a blow to peace ...

Is Pakistan a perfect escape-goat for US failure in Afghanistan?

1396/11/15 | 13:58
  While the US threats can further strain relations, the Afghan government’s gesture needs a positive response.   With the US authorising its commanders in Afghanistan to deny terrorists the safe haven they seek in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the prevailing tension between US and Pakistan has been further ratcheted up. Does this mean more air strikes inside Pakistan?   Or does this imply ground action by the US commanders? Whatever the implications of the new Trump policy, one thing is clear. Pakistan will henceforth have ...

US imposes new sanctions on Hezbollah

1396/11/14 | 13:58
  The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed a new round of sanctions on Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah, targeting local and global businesses that cooperate with the group’s financial arm. The White House said in a statement on Friday that the sanctions, including trade bans and asset freezes, targeted six individuals and seven businesses in Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. "The administration is determined to expose and disrupt Hezbollah's networks, including those across the Middle East and West ...

US Losing Badly in Afghanistan, But Trump Won’t Share Details

1396/11/13 | 13:58
  16+ years into the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the war is going badly. That’s hardly news, the US has been losing the Afghan War for quite some time now, and every new release of data shows the situation getting worse and worse.   Beyond doubling down on the failing strategy, which isn’t working, the Trump Administration seems to have made a high priority of offering less and less public information on the war, nominally to keep the “enemy” from knowing US plans, but in practice also keeping American voters ...

Increased drone strikes in FATA under Trump’s new South Asia strategy

1396/11/13 | 13:58
The White House has said that he Trump administration’s South Asia strategy gives US commanders in the region the authority and resources they need to deal with “terrorist safe havens in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.       The strategy that President Donald Trump announced in August last year underlines the US determination to defeat the Taliban in the battlefield in order to force them to accept the current administrative set-up in Kabul. As part of this strategy, the Trump administration recently increased drone strikes ...

Taliban spokesman’s response to US President’s remarks

1396/11/12 | 13:58
  According to the news agency Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid responded to US President Donald Trump's yesterdays remarks which is as follows:   US President Donald Trump exposed his war-mongering face yesterday by stating that he had no intention of holding peace talks with the Taliban. These expressions by Trump prove and clear up the following points:   1- As we have always said, that the power of war and peace is not in the hands of the Kabul government, but the American ...

Cost of war: Is Pakistan mulling to increase toll tax on NATO?

1396/11/11 | 13:58
If Pakistan starts calculating the actual damages that it has incurred once Islamabad becomes partners with the US in its war on terror, Trump’s 33 billion dollars will be dwarfed. Virtually every sector of infrastructure under NATO and American usage has been affected severely.   One such facility that NATO and American forces rely on for their supplies is Pakistan’s national highway networks.   While the government is thinking over the options it has; either blocking the NATO supply line or imposing a special toll tax, it ...

Trump rules out peace talks with Taliban

1396/11/10 | 13:58
  President Donald Trump says the United States is not ready to hold peace talks with Taliban militants, following a wave of massive terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. "I don't think we are prepared to talk right now," Trump said on Monday. "We don't want to talk with the Taliban," he said. "They are killing people left and right, innocent people." "There may be a time but it's going to be a long time,” the American president added. Kabul on Monday suffered its third major assault in recent days, as gunmen launched ...

A hidden message: US vows no tolerance for those who offer sanctuary to terrorist groups

1396/11/9 | 13:58
US President Donald Trump has urged all nations to crack down on the Taliban group that orchestrated Saturday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, killing 95 people.   In a similar message, also released on Saturday afternoon, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that those who support terrorists or offer sanctuaries to them will no longer be tolerated. As he often does, President Trump used a social media outlet, Twitter, to give his initial reaction, declaring: “We will not allow the Taliban to win!” Later, the White House issued ...

John Kerry´s advise to Mahmoud Abbas: ‘Stay strong and do not give in to Trump’

1396/11/7 | 13:58
  The former U.S Foreign Minister, John Kerry, met with Hussein Agha, a close friend of Mahmoud Abbas, and asked him to send a message to the Palestinian President, According to Jerusalem Post.   The Zionist newspaper quoted some sources in the Palestinian government that Kerry, in a message to Mahmoud Abbas, urged him to be strong and try to kill the time, and do not give in to pressure from Donald Trump, because According to him, Trump will not stay for long. In the message sent by John Kerry, the current president of the United ...

Trump’s remarks would take back world to eve of WWIII: UN's rights chief

1396/11/7 | 13:58
  The United Nations human rights chief has warned that US President Donald Trump’s speech in Switzerland would take the world back to the eve of World War One. Zeid Raad al-Hussein expressed the alarm on Friday after Trump said in a speech at the Swiss ski resort of Davos that countries should pursue their own self-interest. ”It’s the script of the 20th century,“ Prince Zeid said. “He (Trump) urged all countries to pursue their own interest, almost without reference to the fact that if you do all of that, if each country is ...

UAE paid US firm to spread negative information about Qatar – NBC News

1396/11/6 | 13:58
The data firm whose work for Donald Trump's campaign attracted the interest of Robert Mueller's investigators has recently filed paperwork showing it had helped spread negative information about Qatar, NBC News has reported.   Qatar was targeted by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a bitter propaganda battle.   The parent company of Cambridge Analytica filed documents with the US Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit disclosing $333,000 in payments by the UAE for a 2017 social media campaign linking ...

Trump urges Erdogan not to ‘risk conflict’ with US forces in Syria

1396/11/5 | 13:58
US President Donald Trump has cautioned his Turkish counterpart to avoid any measures in Syria that “might risk conflict” between the two countries. According to a readout of the call with President Erdogan, Trump called on him “to deescalate, limit its military actions, and avoid civilian casualties and increases to displaced persons and refugees,” the White House said Wednesday. “He urged Turkey to exercise caution and to avoid any actions that might risk conflict between Turkish and American forces,” the statement added. Erdogan, ...

Al-Qaeda calls for Muslims to attack Americans and Jews over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

1396/11/4 | 13:58
In a video message disseminated on online jihadi platforms, a senior Al-Qaeda leader has called for attacks on Jews and Americans over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.   The leader, Khalid Batarfi, a top commander in the powerful Yemen-based branch of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said Trump had declared a “new Jewish-Crusader war.” The militant framed the White House’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel as part of a holy war, using language regularly employed by Al-Qaeda ...

Trump ‘not fit to clean toilets’: USA Today

1396/11/2 | 13:58
A top US newspaper on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump with a withering editorial, saying he was not fit to even “clean the toilets” in Barack Obama’s presidential library or shine George W. Bush’s shoes.   USA Today, a mass-market paper with one of the biggest circulations in the country, published the piece after Trump attacked a Democratic female US senator in a crude tweet. “Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?”, blared the headline of the piece from the paper’s editorial board, which excoriated the president ...

Iran reiterates Missile program non-negotiable

1396/10/29 | 13:58
Iran stressed on Wednesday it won’t allow any country to interfere in its internal affairs, underlining that the Islamic Republic’s missile program is not negotiable.   Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi in reaction to a Financial Times report which claimed that Tehran has agreed to hold talks with Europeans on its missile program.   Citing the German Foreign Ministry, the paper reported on Tuesday that German, French, and British foreign ministers — together with Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy ...

Damage control: Has Trump conceded his defeat against Pakistan?

1396/10/28 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
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 | 13:58
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 | 13:58
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 | 13:58
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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
  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 | 13:58
    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 | 13:58
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 | 13:58
  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 ...