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Shoe thrown at Ahsan Iqbal during speech

Zardari defends government for sending Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: US official

Act now or face action in 90 days: FATF

At least 23 killed in multiple suicide bombings, attacks in Afghanistan

Pakistan: The royal playground for the Arabs

Can talks in Oman end the war in Yemen?

‘Don’t kill terrorists in Pakistan; get them into Afghanistan’

Saudi Arabia now opens doors of military jobs to women

Amnesty International demands Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 Shia activists

Israel suffers major setback in Syria

Another threat of surgical operations: Is India challenging China in the backdrop?

A weak denial: Is Pakistan hiding facts behind sending troops to Saudia?

Saudi regime faces certain defeat in Yemen

TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

Saudi enslavement of Pakistan

White Helmets Ready for False-Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

Did Nawaz seek Modi's help to rescue him?

Saudi Arabia using Israeli language against Iran, Senator Aitzaz says

Peshawar Zalmi take on Multan Sultans in PSL 2018 opening fixture

Democracy was harmed for saving a person: Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif seeks confrontation in judiciary, Parliament: Bilawal

ECP dismisses PML-N plea, declares its Senate candidates Independent

48 million Americans suffer from hunger

South Africa to cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Is Shahbaz Sharif stabbing Nawaz in the back?

Ghouta residents ‘wait for death’ amid holocaust

Pakistan adopts latest IAEA’s protocols on nuclear trade

Pakistan Deploys 1,000 Troops to Saudi Arabia amid Yemen War: Reasons, Consequences

Religious scholars to assist IHC in election act case

Nawaz Sharif: A Victim of his own Dirty schemes and Avarice

Supreme Court bars disqualified Nawaz Sharif from heading PML-N

Nawaz Sharif disqualified from party leadership

Iran and Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Hindu temple opens in Abu Dhabi .. Why the UAE seeks to appease Hindus?

Sharif family is a master of lies, deceit and hypocrisy, says Bilawal Bhutto

Syria blames West support for terrorists in a letter to UN

US motion to put Pakistan on terror financing watchlist differed

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

Russia will continue to boost Pakistan’s counterterrorism capacity, says FM Lavrov

Why US not trustworthy ally for Turkey

We can’t fight war of others on our soil, says Khawaja Asif

Constitution more supreme to parliament, remarks CJP

China woos Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

Pakistani troops in the kingdom: A sudden and unexplained missive

Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading

Does parliament need judges’ say to legislate, asks PM

Pakistan, Azerbaijan enjoy cordial relations: Afzal

Why does Maryam relate all thief references with Nawaz, wonders Aitzaz Ahsan

Interior ministry refuses to put Sharif family’s names on ECL

PSL 2018: All you need to know about leagues, players

Photo of four women playing board game at Khana-e-Kaaba goes viral

Details of troops' deployment in Saudi Arabia can't be revealed: Senate told

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to counter China’s spreading influence

Khawaja Asif leaves for Russia on 4-day visit

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

French Noha at Imam Khoi Culture Center on Shahadat of Lady Fatima (S.A)

Pakistan looks to China, Saudi Arabia for succour

Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining Islamic State

Impending crisis stopped PM from banning JuD, FIF

Yemen war: Trial time for Saudi Arabia?

US Muslims raise funds to assist Florida terrorist attack victims, Families

People to take revenge of my disqualification in 2018 polls: Nawaz

Imran’s third wedding news confirmed, Pictures released

Sharifs assets worth Rs58m 18 years back, court told

Who will keep Asma’s flame burning?

Sunnis are assured of Imam Mahdi’s reappearance: Sunni cleric

Bahraini Regime Committed Some 1,000 Human Rights Abuses in 1 Month: Report

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead, says airline

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

US meddles in foreign nations elections for 'democracy': Ex CIA director

Zardari retracts statement calling Rao Anwar ‘brave kid’

PM sanctioned troop deployment to Saudi Arabia for ‘advisory purpose’

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador

‘Bajwa Doctrine’ working well against American blackmail

No militant camps exist on Pakistani soil: COAS

DRINKING HOT TEA CAN INCREASE RISK OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Cannot wait to lift PSL trophy in Karachi: Sammy

Are Young People Abandoning Facebook or Not?

What’s behind Iranian President’s India visit?

Abbasi decides to abolish Gilgit-Baltistan Council

Why Asif Zardari defended Rao Anwar?

Zainab’s murderer sentenced to death by hanging on four counts

The View of Islam on the People and the Government

Senate summons defence minister over sending troops to Saudi Arabia

Abbasi gives go-ahead to PIA, PSM privatisation

US security services express fear of Pakistan’s nuclear program

Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees

Why Shia-Sunni Unity Is Necessary & Important? Ayatollah Khamenei's Opinion

Farooq Sattar backs down; withdraws from selection of Senate candidates

PML-N instigated me to speak against army, offered Senate ticket in return: Ayesha Gulalai

Kuwaiti Emir hails Iran’s role in war on ISIS terror group

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Rao Anwar

US, UK joint efforts to put Pakistan on terror watchlist

Florida school terrorist supports Trump, white supremacy, hates Muslims

Hasan Ali doubtful for initial PSL matches, Umaid Asif joins as cover

PRESS TV | Takfiri groups, a creation of West to divide Muslims: Iran president

Supporting terrorists, main objective of US-led coalition: Syria

Kurdistan


Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

1396/8/27 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
    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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
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 | 14:41
  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 | 14:41
   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 | 14:41
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 | 14:41
  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 ...