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Report: Detained Saudi princes face prison if they do not give up their wealth

Local Afghan Leaders Protest Deadly US Strikes on ‘Heroin Labs’

Iran’s supreme leader is the 'new Hitler' of Middle East: Saudi crown prince

Lebanon army on alert for possible threat from Israel

Former Saudi minister says violence unacceptable even in Israel

Would India really allow US to act against TTP?

Is Pakistan under last transitional phase?

AIG Ashraf Noor martyred in Peshawar suicide blast

Google tracks users even with location services disabled

New Saudi counterterrorism law aims to silence critics: HRW

Islamabad siege: Did TLYR achieve the motives of dharna?

Israeli man's selfies at Masjid-e-Nabwi: A moment of shame for Saudia

At the brink of bankruptcy: Is Pakistan economy at the verge of destruction?

Saudi-Israel normalisation, a gift to Iran

Abbas ready for ‘historic’ peace deal under Trump

Ayatollah Khameni : Bringing US to its knees in region a miracle of Islamic revolution

Jolt to India: Why did Pakistan set Hafiz Saeed free?

MMA Again: The light in the end of tunnel for Fazal ur Rehman

North Korean media called Trump a “rabid dog” and sentenced him to death

Putin to talk with Saudi King Salman following Assad’s Russia meeting

Teenagers aged upto 12 sold for prostitution

Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles Amid Taliban Threats

Gen. Soleimani’s message to Ayatollah Khamenei

Declared absconder : Is Ishaq Dar in a real fix?

India cancels $500m arms deal with Israel

Assad and Putin discuss end game in Syria

Arab League emergency meeting: Divisions fail decisions

Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

The difference between the Sunnis and the Takfiri Wahhabism!

Who conspired against Khatm.e.Nubuwwat (PBUH) law?

Dirty Politics: PTI’s blunder of making alliance with Taliban’s father

Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims ‘a dehumanising apartheid’: Amnesty report

Scientists warns of upsurge in major earthquakes in 2018

UNGA resolution: Is Pakistan on right track for Kashmir’s freedom?

Imran Khan paves way for father of Deobandi Taliban to his new Pakistan

Rana Sanaullah blames Intelligence Agencies for Shirazi kidnapping

Report: Saudi Arabia deficit reaches $32.4bn

Russia eyes active role in Afghanistan, breaking with three-decade restraint

While Saudi Arabia discusses Iran and Hezbollah in Cairo, its plans for Lebanon are backfiring

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

Why Nawaz Sharif is hesitant to remove Ishaq Dar?

Can Islamabad protests lead into Military take over?

Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

Nasrallah: US did what it could to help Daesh in Syria's Bukamal

Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

ABNA | Syrian civilian killed, material damaged in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

MERH | Study indicates discrimination against Shias in Bahrain

The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’..

Does Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab, Muslim states?

Why Pentagon persuaded Congress to delink LeT from Haqqani network?

Security council appointed panel says no missiles sent to Houthis, refuting Saudi Arabia claim

The conditional release of Saad al-Hariri; Saudi Arabia kept his two children in Riyadh

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

Replacing Finance minister: Is PML-N going to make Ishaq Dar a perfect scapegoat?

Faizabad sit in: Is another model town like action in the offing?

Is Shahbaz Sharif deliberately weakening PML-N?

Would Nawaz seek a presidential pardon?

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington

The Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS)

Lebanese PM Accepts France Invite: Will This End Crisis?

Arab media: Baghdad not ready to host Saudi Crown Prince

Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

The series of the arrogant prince

US troops told to ignore child abuse in Afghanistan

Shafaqna special: Did PML-N launch Tehrik.e.Labaik?

Balochistan mass murder:  A terrorist activity or human trafficking?

TTP in Afghanistan: How does Abdullah Abdullah’s confession shift burden from Pakistan to US?

Free Balochistan posters: A new game plan against CPEC

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Saudi siege of Yemen leaves three cities without clean water: Red Cross

Social Structure Founded by the Prophet (pbuh)

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

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West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

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US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

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'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

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Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

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Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

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Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

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Would India really allow US to act against TTP?

1396/9/3 | 22:04
  Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday.   The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation.   US Defence Secretary James Mattis is expected in Islamabad on Dec 3 for talks aimed at enlisting Pakistan’s support for implementing the new ...

Jolt to India: Why did Pakistan set Hafiz Saeed free?

1396/9/2 | 22:04
  The government of Pakistan could not provide any evidence as to why Saeed was kept under house arrest, after which the court decided to free him.     The review board under the chair of Justice Abdul Sami Khan passed these orders after a senior finance ministry official failed to convince the board that the release of Saeed would bring diplomatic and financial problems to the country.   The review board of the Lahore High Court asked the Punjab government to produce evidence against Hafiz Saeed for keeping him detained ...

India cancels $500m arms deal with Israel

1396/9/1 | 22:04
  The Indian defence ministry has cancelled a military deal with the Israeli defence technology firm, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, worth $500 million, local media reported yesterday.   Under the deal, India would have purchased 8,000 Spike anti-tank missiles and 300 missile launchers.   Indian sources claimed that New Delhi cancelled the deal because it wants to strengthen local defence industries.   An Indian source, described as familiar with the details of the agreement said: “Under the deal, Israel has pledged ...

UNGA resolution: Is Pakistan on right track for Kashmir’s freedom?

1396/8/30 | 22:04
  The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realisation of the right to self-determination for people.   The resolution, co-sponsored by 75 countries adopted in the third committee session, says that the right to self-determination to the people is a fundamental condition for effective guarantee and observance of human rights.   Pakistan’s UN representative Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told reporters that the adoption of the resolution reaffirms ...

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

1396/8/26 | 22:04
    The US Congress has removed a provision from the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 that would have required the US Secretary of Defence to certify that Pakistan has taken steps to “significantly disrupt” the activities of both Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Haqqani network.     The new version has confined this requirement to the Haqqani network only, indicating a desire in Washington to focus entirely on Afghanistan as long as it takes to subdue the Taliban insurgency there.       It can ...

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

1396/8/25 | 22:04
    At least 956 people were killed in 736 terror attacks in Pakistan in 2016, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) released on Wednesday, a significant decline in terror fatalities as compared to 2015.   Afghanistan and Syria displayed a similar trend, as four of the five countries most impacted by terrorism saw a 33 per cent decrease in terror fatalities.   Although the total number of people killed in terror attacks worldwide fell for the second successive year, more countries were victims of terror in 2016, ...

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

1396/8/24 | 22:04
     Pakistan is anxiously awaiting Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani amid tension with the war-ravaged neighbour while Kabul rejoices Iran and India-sponsored Chabahar port.   Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Pakistan had nothing against the Chabahar port but was very much concerned over the tension along the border with Afghanistan.   “We are expecting the Afghan president to visit Pakistan so that we can find out a solution to the militants’ hideouts on the Afghan side. There have ...

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

1396/8/24 | 22:04
   India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had established a cell in 2015 dedicated to sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan.   RAW established a new cell with a special allocation of over $500 million in 2015 to sabotage CPEC projects [in Pakistan]."   India's indirect interference in Pakistan is manifested in sponsoring Tehreek-i-Taliban-Pakistan, Baloch and other sub-nationalist outfits and many other terrorist groups     India has set up a Balochistan operational cell ...

Washington’s reservations over CPEC

1396/8/18 | 22:04
      Of late, the US has raised objections on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Washington’s basis of objections on CPEC is that some part of the project runs through the internationally disputed territory of Kashmir.   While no part of CPEC runs through the Indian-occupied or the Pakistan-administered Kashmir but the US, like India, considers Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan as part of the greater Kashmir region. Therefore, any project in a disputed territory by a third country or ...

Is US really wants to mediate between Pakistan and India?

1396/8/16 | 22:04
  Pakistan believes in regional peace and welcomes mediation by the United States in easing tension with India, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday.   Asif said Pakistan has always preferred a comprehensive dialogue with its South Asian neighbour that could contribute to peace in the region, Radio Pakistan reported.   The dialogue, titled 'Convergence amid Divergence: Identifying Pathways to Cooperation in a Challenging Environment', was called to deliberate on ways to ease the strain in bilateral Pak-US ties.     Commenting ...

Thirty newborns die in 48 hours at India hospital

1396/8/15 | 22:04
  Thirty newborns died within 48 hours at a state-run hospital in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, medical college confirmed on Sunday.   Professor Dr. DK Shrivastava from Baba Raghav Das Medical College said 15 children died in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 15 others at the Paediatrics Intensive Care Unit of the hospital in Gorakhpur. Six deaths were due to encephalitis and other newborns died due to various other reasons, Shrivastava added. The incident came to light two months after at least 105 people, most of them ...

Chahbhar port: India’s endgame

1396/8/13 | 22:04
  India on Sunday sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port in Iran, seen as a "landmark" move to operationalise the new strategic transit route, bypassing Pakistan.     The shipment was flagged off from the Kandla port in Gujarat with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani joining the ceremony through video conferencing.     "The shipment of wheat is a landmark moment as it will pave the way for operationalisation of the Chabahar ...

Will India's new representative in Kashmir be able to bring 'normalcy' to the disputed region?

1396/8/13 | 22:04
  India’s federal government has appointed Dineshwar Sharma, a former intelligence chief familiar with the region, as its new representative to engage with Kashmiri groups from across the political spectrum.   As reported by Voice of America, his task will undoubtedly be an uphill struggle. One of his predecessors, Radha Kumar, has called his job “hugely daunting”, adding, “We are at a point of alienation I could not have even dreamed of 15 years ago.” However, she was hopeful that it would be a step in the right direction, ...

One Belt one road: Is India facing regional isolation?

1396/8/12 | 22:04
  India has not been persuasive in mustering support of countries against China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India boycotted a major moot on the BRI in May held in Beijing where as many as 29 world leaders greatly appreciated the initiative.      India has gotten further isolated and the BRI has gained more momentum, after the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) decided to enshrine the thoughts of President Xi Jinping in the party’s constitution, of which BRI has become a grand strategy. This is a major accomplishment ...

Is India looking Israel’s help to crush uprising in Kashmir?

1396/8/11 | 22:04
  Signaling the increased cooperation between India and Israel on how to suppress genuine freedom struggles in Palestine and Kashmir, Israeli chief of ground forces, Major General Yakov Barak, visited the Indian Army’s Northern command headquarters in Jammu and interacted with army commander and other senior officers,  Kashmir Media Service reported on Wednesday.   The report said Indian army spokesman, Colonel N N Joshi, told media men in Jammu that Major General Barak accompanied by some other Israeli army officers visited ...

Shafaqna Exclusive: India’s historic blunder to tear apart US and Pakistan

1396/8/11 | 22:04
  A day after lawmakers slammed US President Donald Trump's new South Asia policy, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif assured the Senate that their concerns had been heard and Pakistan's foreign policy would be devised keeping their guidelines in mind.     Beginning his speech with an acknowledgement of Trump's assertion that "things have started getting better" in US-Pakistan relations, and thanking the American president for the endorsement, Asif reiterated that Pakistan wishes for a regional solution to the Afghan problem.     "The ...

How can China support Pakistan against US influence in Afghanistan and India?

1396/8/9 | 22:04
  US has been constantly accusing Pakistan for alleged support of terrorists and for this it has joined the US chorus despite Pakistan legitimate concerns US never bothered to listen them.     Pakistan’s reasonable concerns fall on deaf ears in Washington and, of course, in New Delhi. Encouraged by US patronage, the Modi government is brutally suppressing the latest revolt of the Kashmiri people.         Not only has the US not opposed Indian brutality in held Kashmir and aggression and threats against Pakistan, ...

Would Kashmir turn into another Syria?

1396/8/8 | 22:04
  India’s interlocutor for occupied Kashmir has said: “If radicalisation picks up in the valley, the situation will be like Yemen, Syria and Libya and finish the Kashmir society itself".   So, it is very important that everybody, all of us, contribute so that suffering of Kashmiris end," Dineshwar Sharma told a news agency, NDTV reported on Saturday.   Sharma, in a recent interview to NDTV also, had kept his focus sharply on reaching out to the Kashmiri youth.   "The youth and people of Kashmir have to realise what ...

Resuming Talks on Kashmir issue: An eye wash for world's pressure

1396/8/4 | 22:04
  India on Monday named a former chief of domestic intelligence to lead talks on Kashmir issue, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi moves to defuse tension that has simmered in Indian-held Kashmir since July 2016.     More than 90 civilians have died in protests sparked after Indian security forces killed a separatist leader Burhan Wani last year in the state, ruled by Modi’s Hindu nationalist party in a power-sharing arrangement with a regional party.   The appointment of former Chief of domestic intelligence also shows that ...

India’s man in Kabul: How Ashraf Ghani is playing Indian cards smartly?

1396/8/4 | 22:04
  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan's Wagah and Attari border, DNA India reported on Wednesday.       Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, Ghani said that Kabul will restrict Pakistan's access to central Asia if it is not given access to India through the CPEC project, according to the DNA article.   The comment comes a week after a meeting took ...

Indo-US nexus ‘a threat to Pak security, CPEC’

1396/8/2 | 22:04
  The deepening Indo-US nexus is posing new challenges to Pakistan’s national security and a threat to the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which Beijing and Islamabad consider as a game-changer.   India is opening up its market to the US in lieu of high tech weaponry which Pakistan says would adversely affect the strategic balance in the region and the most serious concern to Islamabad is the threat of fourth and fifth generation warfare that is ‘non-kinetic’ warfare from India aiming at ...

Did foreign office lie about new India’s demand on Kulbhoshan?

1396/8/1 | 22:04
    The Fore­ign Office on Saturday reje­cted as speculative the reports that India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her introductory meeting with the Pakistani ambassador to Delhi had called for Islamabad to review its position in convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.   “During this interaction, no specific case came under discussion. Therefore, the reports appearing in the Indian media are speculative,” the FO said in response to reports about the meeting held earlier this week.     Pakistan’s ...

Mysterious braid chopping incidents in Kashmir, who is behind the scene?

1396/8/1 | 22:04
    Indian controlled Kashmir is on boil yet again as this time it’s an issue of braid chopping which has sparked mass panic across the valley.   Unknown “braid-choppers” are creating a new type of terror in the hamlets of Kashmir, which has already witnessed much bloodshed over the past three decades.     The new fear stems from an assailant, or band of attackers, who are drugging young women and chopping off their braids for reasons no one can explain with certainty. The tied bundle of hair is usually ...

More sticks: Another snub for Pakistan

1396/7/28 | 22:04
  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Islamabad next week during an Asian trip that will also take him to India.     As part of a South Asia strategy unveiled by Trump in August, Tillerson is expected to press Islamabad, which denies aiding the Taliban, to take stronger steps against militants and allied groups and intensify efforts to pressure them to agree to peace talks with Kabul.      “We expect Pakistan to take decisive action against militants groups based there that threaten its own people and the ...

Indian role in Afghanistan: What is Pakistan’s paranoia?

1396/7/25 | 22:04
  The dramatic rescue of an American-Canadian couple by Pakistani security forces last week appears to have had a positive effect on the troubled ties between Islamabad and Washington.   Pakistan won rare praise from top US leadership including President Donald Trump for its security forces’ swift action to rescue American Caitlin Coleman and her Canadian husband, along with their children.     The interagency US delegation was led by Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director ...

Strategic Shift to Russia: Cost benefit analysis for Pakistan

1396/7/23 | 22:04
  Much to India's disappointment, the emerging axis between Moscow, Islamabad and Beijing seems to have put Pakistan in the driver's seat, according it greater control over the future of Afghanistan.     Russia's diplomatic efforts to accommodate the Taliban as an instrument against the ISIS, in tandem with Pakistan and China, may also have unexpected ramifications for Indo-Russian ties.      The Indian leadership, both publicly and behind diplomatic corridors, has been trying to convince Russia that Pakistan ...

Pulling out of Transit trade:  How India is manipulating ties with Afghanistan

1396/7/21 | 22:04
  The meeting between Pakistan’s army chief Qamar Bajwa and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani over a week ago seemed to have gone off well and hopes were raised that perhaps the ice between both countries might be breaking. However all the hopes went into ashes after India cancelled transit trade agreement by conveying a message via Pakistan’s high commission there, that the Afghan side was not interested in meeting unless India was made part of the talks.    This was never going to play for Pakistan that is anyway engaged ...

Australia Cricket Team’s Bus Attacked in India

1396/7/19 | 22:04
In the past, we have seen India’s cricketers’ houses being pelted with stones after a defeat but this time it was the opposition on the receiving end. This has been seen in Pakistan-India matches in the past, but nothing of the sort ever happened outside the stadium.   The controversy took place when Australian Cricket Team was returning to their hotel from the Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium after defeating India in the second T20I to level the the three match series 1-1. An unidentified person threw a rock towards the Aussie’s bus, ...

Fingers towards CPEC: An Indian tongue in Trump’s mouth

1396/7/19 | 22:04
  Pakistan has strongly rejected US objections on China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’, in which China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project.     Reacting to US Defence Secretary James Mattis reservations over CPEC route, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said, “CPEC is a project for development and prosperity of the region and welfare of the people.”     Mr Mattis’s attack on CPEC is deeply troubling. The corridor’s vast potential of helping Pakistan become a trading hub and grow ...

Survivors of Indian army’s ’mass rape’ in Kashmir fight for justice

1396/7/17 | 22:04
    More than 26 years ago, Indian soldiers raped more than 30 women in the Kashmiri villages of Kunan and Poshpora. Those who survived the attack are still fighting for justice.     It was 23 February 1991. The people of Kunan, a tiny village in Indian administered Kashmir’s Kupwara district, were retiring for the night after a cold winter day. Zooni and Zarina (not their real names) were also getting ready to go to bed when they heard a series of loud knocks on the door.   At the time, India had started a large ...

Playing with fire: How India’s folly can trigger nuclear war?

1396/7/15 | 22:04
    Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif warned  that if India launched a surgical strike on the country’s nuclear installations, nobody should expect restraint from Pakistan either.   Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa said on Wednesday that if India needed to carry out a surgical strike, his aircraft could target Pakistan’s nuclear installations and destroy them.     The foreign minister addressed the Indian air chief’s remarks at a talk at the US Institute of Peace in Washington on Thursday, urging ...

Saudi Aramco bids to recover losses through Indian subsidiary  

1396/7/15 | 22:04
  In a bid to steer the country towards a new economic direction, Saudi oil giant Aramco will open an Indian subsidiary next week to regain some of the market share it has lost over the past few years to competitors around the world.   Rulers in Riyadh have been forced to overhaul major parts of their economy following the collapse in the price of oil and, according to three unnamed sources reported by Reuters, the Kingdom is looking to tap rising demand in the East and invest in the world’s third-biggest consumer economy.   The ...

Bluffing Pakistan: Why India cannot deploy its troops in Afghanistan?

1396/7/14 | 22:04
  US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said India’s decision not to send its own troops to Afghanistan after keeping in mind Pakistan’s consideration.     Mattis said Indian troop deployment in Afghanistan would further boil up the situation and create a new conundrum in the region.   India’s contributions to the war-torn country was praised by Mattis before lawmakers at the House Armed Services Committee. “It is really a very holistic approach that India is taking.   You’ll notice I left off (Indian) boots ...

Russia Pak ties and implications on the regional security

1396/7/9 | 22:04
  In the face of fast changing geo-political changes, new alliances are taking shape. Once considered as adversaries are warming up to collectively address the challenges. Over the last few years, one has seen a paradigm shift in relationships and convergence between Pakistan and Russia. The two countries are especially building strong relations in the realm of defence. In October last year, the two countries held their first-ever joint military exercise in Pakistan while a two-week long joint exercise named DRUZBA (friendship) ...

Police attack Shia Muslims in Indian-controlled Kashmir

1396/7/8 | 22:04
  Indian police have attacked Shia Muslims taking part in a procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (A.S), the third Shia imam. Shia Muslims held a mourning procession in Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, chanting religious slogans. Police attacked the mourners and arrested an unspecified number of them. Every year, during the month of Muharram, Muslims from around the world hold religious mourning ceremonies for the third Shia imam, who was martyred in the desert of Karbala in 680 AD. Reports ...

At least 22 killed in Mumbai railway bridge stampede: official

1396/7/7 | 22:04
Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge, the Indian financial hub, during the morning rush hour today killing at least 22 people, a disaster management official said.   The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesperson for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”. He said there were at least five critically injured as well as the 22 confirmed dead. “It was the peak hour rush but the stampede has been brought under control,” Kamble told AFP. The ...

Did India and Afghanistan confess to commit Army Public School massacre?

1396/7/7 | 22:04
  Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during an interview with Asia Society disclosed Pakistan was offered to exchange self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with a terrorist involved in the 2014 attack on Army Public School in Peshawar.     On being asked if India is using its presence in Afghanistan to undermine Pakistan’s stability, the minister replied in the affirmative. “Whatever economic development India has achieved in Afghanistan, it is on our [Pakistan] border. India has several [four] consulates on our border ...

Free Kashmir and Nagaland: Did Pakistan fund Anti-Indian posters in tat for tat response?

1396/7/5 | 22:04
  Posters demanding freedom for Jammu and Kashmir and Indian states Tripura, Nagaland, and Manipur have appeared on metro buses and trams in Geneva while the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is underway in the city.     The Pakistan Television Network (PTV) official Twitter account shared this information on Monday night with images. It has yet to be ascertained who put up the posters.     Earlier in September, Ambassador Farukh Amil, the permanent representative of Pakistan to the ...

Jingoism at the peak:  Can India impose a limited war on Pakistan?

1396/7/4 | 22:04
    India is threatening to impose a limited war on Pakistan as it continues to violate the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB), Islamabad has told important world capitals.     Another official said that Beijing had assured support to Pakistan at the regional and international level.On Sunday, the foreign ministry summoned a senior Indian diplomat to protest against the LoC firing.       Despite calls for restraint, it said, “India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In ...

Swaraj hits back: Did Pakistan fail to unmask Indian terrorism in Pakistan?

1396/7/3 | 22:04
  India's foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan SatuhuHrday, telling the United Nations (UN) that Islamabad had given the world "terrorists" while India was producing top-notch doctors and engineers.     "Why is it today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?" Sushma Swaraj told the General Assembly.     Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically after the Uri army base attack in Sept ...

In reply to Swiss posters: China hits back at India

1396/7/2 | 22:04
China on Friday hoped that Pakistan and India could properly handle the longstanding Kashmir issue by enhancing dialogue and communication.     “Kashmir is a leftover issue of history. China hopes that India and Pakistan can increase dialogue and communication, and properly handle the relevant issue,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said while responding to a question regarding the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir’s reaffirmation of solidarity with Kashmiris.   When his attention was drawn towards ...

Kulbhoshan Yadav’s case: Why ICJ will not give decision in favor of Pakistan?

1396/6/25 | 22:04
  Pakistan will demolish India’s “mischievous designs and motive”. India presented a memorial (petition) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday, through which it is trying to divert the international community’s attention from the real issue, while trying to bring out the ‘humanitarian’ aspect in the case of its alleged spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has confessed to carrying out subversive and terrorist activities inside Pakistan.     The government also found fault with Washington’s ...

Challenging CPEC: Is US agreed to fund Chabhar port secretly?

1396/6/22 | 22:04
  Afghanistan's foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan.     The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India to transport through its territory to Afghanistan.Last year, India committed up to $500 million for the development of the Chabahar port along with associated roads and rail lines.     Indian External Affairs ...

Kashmir stands against the killings of Rohingya Muslims

1396/6/19 | 22:04
  People from all walks of life in Tral Pulwama joined the protests while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military.     Hundreds of people assembled at main Aabghar chowk and held anti-Myanmar demonstrations seeking justice for Muslims who are facing persecution by Myanmar military.   Protesters shouted slogans in favour of the Muslim countries who have shown concern over the persecution of minorities in Myanmar.   The Protesters were holding placards during the protest ...

The two-front war: Is India going to commit a grave blunder of history?

1396/6/18 | 22:04
  The Indian army chief’s controversial remarks of ‘two-front war’ with China and Pakistan have triggered a new controversy to which Beijing reacted sharply and now the state media issues a stern warning to New Dehli.   Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat statement came just a little over a week after China and India ended their two-month long border standoff in the Doklam area. In it’s editorial Global Times said, “while many people believe it is time to leave the episode of the border standoff behind, Rawat has sent ...

Will the BRICS declaration prompt a rethink in Pakistan's corridors of power?

1396/6/17 | 22:04
  Most recently, when the BRICS countries pointed to three specific groups in Pakistan and labelled them as terrorist entities, they were only echoing what the UN Security Council had done more than a decade and a half ago.     Still the line came up that ‘these groups are already proscribed in Pakistan’, as a rationale or soft justification for the fact that the groups not only exist, but operate freely and openly, propagate their literature in society, operate giant administrative operations, and in some cases, are ...

BRICS and the ‘Muslim terrorism’

1396/6/17 | 22:04
      On Monday, Chinese president Xi Jinping opened the 2017 summit meeting of BRICS leaders in China’s Fujian province. It was attended by Brazil’s president Michel Temer, Russian president Vladimir Putin, Chinese president Xi Jinping South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.     In a 43-page joint statement the leaders agreed to strengthen co-operation against terror groups which pose threat to BRICS members.   “We condemn terrorism in all its forms and ...

 India to bid for oil and gas exploration in Israel

1396/6/16 | 22:04
  India plans to bid for offshore oil and gas exploration in Israel, local media reported yesterday.   “Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to bid for Israeli offshore oil and gas exploration blocks,” The Times of India quoted Oil Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, as saying.   This is the first major deal between the two countries since Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel in July.     “We will definitely bid for Israel’s oil and gas blocks,” Pradhan said in a press statement. The ...

Israel sells arms to Myanmar despite Junta’s genocide against Muslims

1396/6/16 | 22:04
  Israeli regime continues to sell arms to Myanmar's junta despite reports that Buddhist country's crimes against minority Rohingya Muslims is amounting to genocide.     Thousands of persecuted Rohingyas were slaughtered and burnt alive and some 100,000 more were forced to flee their burning villages to neighboring Bangladesh, many with bullet wounds, after Myanmar’s army launched a bloody offensive on northern Rakhine state on 25 August under the pretext of fighting militants.     But none of this has led to ...