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Pakistan & Austria to Jointly Establish an Educational Institute

PML-N grants ticket to a convicted Murderer

TTP picks a books writer as new chief

Germany back in the race with 2-1 win against Sweden

Women tied to trees and raped for days: ICC files

Netanyahu Held Secret Talks With Saudi Prince Salman in Amman

Ramzan Mengal among four ASWJ leaders cleared to contest Elections

Hajj observation committee condemns Saudi ban on Qataris and Syrians

Political rise of Barelvism: Can powerful TLP replace Deobandi political parties?

Nominees of terror groups plan to run in Pakistani election

Why the PTI must win?

Is Ahmed Shahzad a drug addict?

AIOU’s M.Phil Mass Comm workshop begins on July 2

Dirty politics: Did corrupt elite hijack PTI?

Saudi guardianship system still 'enslaves' women despite driving ban removal: Activist

Whitewashing Yemen Genocide

Is Nawaz Sharif a real estate Tycoon of UK?

Pakistani teenager Raza conducts coin toss in Brazil-Costa Rica game

21-year-old girl kidnapped, raped in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Hadeed

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari?

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

Why does everyone want to win Karachi?

Croatia crushes Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

Pak offers 308 stipends to S. Lankan students

Elections 2018: PML-N expects 110, PTI 79 Punjab NA seats

Fanatics in politics: MML claims 185 provincial, 80 NA candidates for elections

A dynasty towards end : Zaeem Qadri says can't polish Hamza's boots

Punjab minister relieved of education ministry

One person displaced in every two seconds in 2017: UNHCR

Panama Papers: What does new leak say about Pakistanis

CPEC 2018 Summit: Is CPEC the next East India Company?

A camel under mountain: NAB to probe scam involving DHA, Bahria Town, CDA

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Saudis raping Yemen women: Ansarullah

Kusloom Nawaz is dead, Nawaz hiding for political gains: Claims indicivil blog

HEC Launches Online Scholarship Disbursement Portal

Celebrated humourist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away in Karachi

Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

Can election commission sustain pressure on outlawed terrorist groups?

How a beggar reached to a Iran bound flight?

Who rigs polls in Pakistan and how?

Malala's unseen controversial pictures at Oxford University

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

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

England post new ODI record of highest total 481-6

Hand in the hand of snake: Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain

Transgenders school in Faisalabad provides free education, technical training

Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries

Pakistanis among thousands killed in Saudi-imposed war on Yemen

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Saudi World Cup team´s plane suffers mystery engine fire

Nadra's data breach: A well conceived plan for Pre-poll rigging

No end of honor killing : Another Teen girl shot dead for ‘honour’

Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

A surprise visit: Netanyahu meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

UK PM, Bin Salman Discuss Confronting Iran

Punjab CM Askari takes notice, demands report on bus hostess murder case

ECP should cancel registration of Rah-i-Haq Party – by Aamir Hussaini

UN Rejects Plan for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen Port

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Reham claims PTI scared of her book's contents

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

World Cup 2018: Mexico upset defending champs Germany 1-0

Has PTI closed her doors for Ch.Nisar Ali Khan?

Are Iran and Israel heading toward open warfare?

India should seriously consider 'limited war' with Pakistan: BJP leader

The end of Fazlullah

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At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

Mullah Fazlullah: Ruthless TTP chief who green-lighted 2014 Peshawar carnage

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Pakistan celebrates Eid with religious zeal and fervour

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State terrorism: India'Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari gunned down

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Soccer diplomacy: Is Putin looking for a thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

US drone strike reportedly kills senior TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan

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MWM Chief hosts Iftar party in honour of ambassadors of Muslim countries

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Musharraf barred from contesting election

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The withdrawal of UN and Red Cross forces from Hodiedah port in Yemen

Kurdistan


Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

1396/8/27 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
    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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
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 | 20:12
  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 | 20:12
   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 | 20:12
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 | 20:12
  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 ...