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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

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi capital for France: Lebanese TV

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)

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

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

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

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

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'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?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

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

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

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?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

Kurdistan


Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

1396/8/27 | 17:57
  A leading Lebanese newspaper reported that Washington is concerned about former Iraqi Kurdistan region President Massoud Barzani's possible rapprochement with Tehran.     The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper quoted a source in the US embassy in Baghdad as saying that the American officials are aware and concerned of the secret letters sent by Barzani to the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani.   The US official didn’t reveal the contents ...

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

1396/8/24 | 17:57
    Barzani made a bitter televised speech in which he lashed out at the US. After a string of developments including the independence referendum, the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Forces’ operation to retake the disputed regions that mainly quashed the Kurdish leader’s dream to split from Iraq and found independent Kurdish state, and very lately Masoud Barzani’s disinclined resignation as president of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, Barzani made a bitter televised speech on October 29 in which he lashed out at the ...

Will Barzani’s departure end his party’s monopoly over Kurdish polity?

1396/8/13 | 17:57
  President of the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) Masoud Barzani is stepping down, but a month prior to his resignation he set in motion the impossible; Kurdistan’s bid for statehood.   Overwhelming numbers voted “yes” in September’s referendum on independence in a move which defied Baghdad and its neighbours.   The fallout, in the month that has since elapsed, has forced old problems to the surface.   Baghdad reclaimed its northwestern borders, reversing 14 years of gains steeped in nepotism.   Disputed ...

Who is behind the secret death of the young leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party?

1396/7/19 | 17:57
  The Barzani family are among the most respected and influential in Iraqi Kurdistan that could remarkably promote themselves as the leadership of the Iraqi Kurdistan since Mullah Mustafa Barzani, among other Kurdish tribes, through the ups and downs of intra-tribal conflicts and inner-family conquests.   As the time passed and Mullah Mustafa aged, the rivalry between his two sons (Idris and Massoud) who have political appearances took radical aspects. But the wisdom and creative mindset of Idris every day posed him in the eyes of ...

Iran bans oil products shipment to Iraqi Kurdistan

1396/7/9 | 17:57
Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has warned companies against shipment of oil products to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan “until further notice,” Iranian news agencies reported on Saturday. The decision is in line with Tehran’s series of measures in response to a referendum held in the semi-autonomous region on possible secession from Iraq which has drawn international criticism.   “Given the recent developments in the region, it is suitable that international transportation companies and drivers active in this field avoid ...

Iran closes airspace to all flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan

1396/7/4 | 17:57
  Iran has closed its airspace to all flights to and from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq at the request of the country's federal government, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says.     “At the request of the central government of Iraq, all flights from Iran to Sulaymaniyah and Erbil airports as well as all flights through our country’s airspace originating in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region have been halted,” Keyvan Khosravi, a spokesman for the SNSC, said on Sunday.     He added that ...

Reasons why Kurdish referendum causes Turkey’s concerns

1396/7/3 | 17:57
  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim expressed on Monday his country’s strong opposition to the forthcoming Kurdish independence referendum, saying that the referendum the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has planned is a challenge to the Turkish national security, and Ankara will take the necessary actions to face it.     The wave of Ankara’s opposition to the September 25 poll has continued with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserting in Tuesday that Turkey will take final decisions to confront the Iraqi ...

Iran launches war games near Iraqi Kurdistan border

1396/7/3 | 17:57
  Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, a day before a Kurdish independence referendum in the region.     Turkey also said on Sunday its aircraft launched airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq’s Gara region on Saturday after spotting militants preparing to attack Turkish military outposts on the border.     Iraq’s powerful neighbours, Iran and Turkey, strongly oppose the Kurdish ...

Barzani sends his family and relatives to the UAE to save them from possible danger

1396/7/2 | 17:57
  A number of Barzani family members have been heading towards the UAE from Erbil upon the official invitation of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.     The news indicates that a number of Barzani family members have been heading towards the UAE from Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan, upon the official invitation of Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.     They left as Iraqi Kurdistan is on eve of independence referendum. At the same time, the tensions between different positions in Iraq has increased ...

Israeli support for Kurdish statehood is a poisoned chalice

1396/6/22 | 17:57
With the referendum on proposed Kurdish independence just two weeks away, the stage is being set for the gravest political and potential military crisis in post-Baathist Iraq. Months of intense lobbying by Iranian, Turkish and even American officials and interlocutors has failed to dissuade the Iraqi Kurdish leadership from staging this catastrophically divisive referendum. In his combative interview with the BBC, the president of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region, Masoud Barzani, left no doubt that the referendum is the first formal step ...

Three reasons why Kurdistan independence can stir civil war

1396/6/4 | 17:57
  Opportunities to found an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq are sliding almost to zero as an array of sides, most importantly the central Iraqi government and the people themselves, as well as regional and international sides have come against the expected September 25 independence referendum.     The Kurds account for an overwhelming majority of the northern Iraqi region, however, the matter of independence also concerns a series of neighbors like Iran, Turkey, and Syria as they have Kurdish minorities as part of ...

Russia joins Israel for Iraqi Kurdistan oil

1396/5/17 | 17:57
   Russia put its hands into an Israeli cookie jar by signed a major oil deal with Iraqi Kurdistan government. Russian Rosneft Oil Company is ready to dip its dirty fingers into Iraqi Kurdistan’s estimated natural reserves of 45 billion bbl of oil and 5.66 trillion m3 of gas.     Russia has agreed to import annually one billion dollars worth of oil/gas plus it has pledged to invest another three billion in the Iraqi autonomous region. The oil fields Russia has now gained acces used to be controlled by the central Iraqi ...

Iran warns US of 'big risk' if it blacklists IRGC

1396/4/27 | 17:57
Iran's top military official has warned the US of the repercussions which Washington's possible branding of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization would have. Last month, US senators passed a bill of sanctions that target Iranian individuals and entities after they called on the State Department to designate IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization. "Lumping the Guards with terrorist groups and imposing similar sanctions is a big risk for the Americans, their bases and their forces in the region," Chief ...

Safin Dizayi reveals involvement of Emirati Consul, Mohammad Rashid al-Mansouri in funding  of ISIS commanders

1395/12/20 | 17:57
  Spokesperson for the Iraqi Kurdistan government, Safin Dizayi, says that the UAE Consul General in Erbil is funding ISIS commanders and handling smuggling operations for them.     The official spokesperson for Iraqi Kurdistan “Safin Dizayi” has revealed the UAE’s Consul General in Erbil, Mohammad Rashid al-Mansouri, is bankrolling hundreds of ISIS commanders and high-profile members.     Dizayi added that after an attack launched by Iraqi forces on ISIS in Mosul, in which many ISIS casualties fell, and ...