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Imran Khan hints at ‘massive changes’ in Pakistan cricket

Divided opposition: PPP's solo flight and PML-N's isolation

Pompeo's visit: Can Imran Khan defy US pressure?

PM Imran Khan addresses nation for first time as chief executive

Pakistan did not need to pick a side in the Canada-Saudi Arabia conflict

How IK will effect change in first 100 days

US Secy of State Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with new Pakistani leaders

China’s top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue

Shia Muslims to wear black armbands on Eidul Azha to protest against killing

Will PTI govt continue Musharraf’s treason trial?

Sidhu draws criticism in India for visiting Pakistan and embracing Gen Bajwa

Bomb that killed Yemeni kids supplied by US: CNN

President Rouhani calls for better Iran-Pakistan ties under Imran Khan

‘No one will be allowed to turn Kashmir into another Palestine’

Iranian Parliament speaker congratulates new Pakistani counterpart

Nasir Jamshed handed 10-year ban in PSL2 spot-fixing case

Prosecutor in Chilean sex abuse scandal targets bishops

Why Shehbaz may not serve as the opposition leader?

Prime Minister Imran Khan: PTI chairman sworn in as 22nd premier of Pakistan

Allah his witness: ‘Ruthless accountability on the way’

How China is backing Turkey against US bullying ?

Usman Buzdar: The new CM of Punjab

UAE hits out at Qatar’s pledge to invest in Turkey

PTI wins its first round

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Zardari in money laundering case

People of Baltistan, Ismailis dismayed by retired general’s malicious allegations

Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

FO rejects charges Pakistanis aided Taliban in Ghazni

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

Frenemies for life: The downward trajectory of US–Pakistan relations

21st prime minister of Pakistan to be elected today

India flood toll jumps to 106, nearly 150,000 homeless: officials

UN experts call for release of top Bahraini campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Saudi neighbours accuse Riyadh of politicising Hajj pilgrimage

Pak-origin Mehreen Faruqi becomes Australia's first female Muslim senator

Pervaiz Elahi elected Punjab Assembly speaker

PTI plans to implement MTI Act across country

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Jack Kennedy

Not allowed to offer prayer in mosque: Nawaz

Khan's chrisma: Modi softens rhetoric, calls for embracing Kashmiris

Radioactive sheep said to prove Israel illegally tested nuclear weapons

Saudi authorities arrest Sheikh Nasser Al-Omar in Mecca

48 killed in bomb explosion in Shia neighborhood of Afghan capital

Challenges in revamping the education system

Pakistan thrashed 3-0 by Vietnam on international return

Lira crisis and ‘collateral currency damage’ to other countries

PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as NA speaker amid opposition ruckus

In partnership of Russia, China and Pakistan, India can be the biggest loser: Global Times

Third Saudi contact with Imran in a week : Is Saudia afraid of Pakistan's tilt towards Iran?

Tightening the noose: Would Zardari meet the same fate of Nawaz Sharif?

Anti-terror financing compliance review of Pakistan to conclude tomorrow

Saudi dissident preacher dies ‘after torture’ in regime prison: Report

Russian foreign minister says dollar's days numbered as global currency

US and Taliban again bypass Pakistan for their talks in Doha

Pakistan's Imran Khan voices support for Erdogan, people of Turkey

Imran borrows waistcoat from NA employee for card picture

Pakistan-Iran relations may be strengthened thru film industry cooperation

What does the future hold for Muslim Uighurs of China?

Suspense over the name of CM Punjab continues

Iran to celebrate Pakistan's independence day for 10 days : Supreme Leader

Pakistan celebrates 71st Independence Day

Coordinated’ Pakistan ready for Asian Games challenge

Cajoling Khan: 'Will always be at forefront to help Pakistan', king Salman tells Imran

'No war, no negotiations with the US,' says Iran's supreme leader

Pieces of US-made bomb found at site of Saudi raid on Yemeni school bus: Report

German minister: US cannot tell us with whom we can do business

US further sidelines Pakistan in Afghanistan peace efforts

Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

The inside story of Imran's meeting with Atif Khan, KP CM-designate

How will the PML-N cope with life on the opposition benches?

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born

Announcement of federal cabinet delayed again as talks between Bushra Maneka, matka remain inconclusive

Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha on August 22

EU calls on Saudis to clarify women rights activists' detentions

Pakistanis shocked over Foreign Office uncalled for support to Saudi Kingdom against Canada

Why Takht-e-Lahore fell

Would PTI frame a Russia focused foreign policy?

An overt message to US : Pakistan's Military officers to get training in Russia

What should be new govt’s priorities in Middle East?

PTI 'Chaiwala' MNA-elect turns out to be millionaire

US senators 'concerned' over possible IMF loan to Pakistan

Iran slams US for 'bullying' Turkey

Israeli minister urges assassination of Hamas leaders

Turkey’s lira crisis: How bad can it get?

‘Sharif in no mood to mend fences’

Saudi Arabia and Iran woo incoming Pakistani prime minister

Sit-in by Muslims against Chinese govt’s plan to demolish mosque

In comes Imran: can a bowler bat?

US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan as Trump cracks down

Shahzaib Hasan’s ban extended to four years

HEC Suspends 400+ MPhil and PhD Programs in Pakistan

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s address causes outrage in Pakistan

Who controlled RTS, how it collapsed and who benefitted?

FM: Iran wants to restore relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain

Pakistan to pursue economic ties with Iran despite US sanctions

Afghan-trained high profile terrorist commander involved in school attacks

UAE aircraft took part in Israeli air raids on Gaza, journalist claims

Is Mehmood Khan’s nomination as CM a first sign of Imran’s compromise?

Cosying up Imran Khan: Saudi-backed IsDB ready to help Imran-led govt with $4 billion loan

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NATO probes airstrike killing 15 Afghan police officers in Logar

1397/5/17 | 05:39
[caption id="attachment_64767" align="alignnone" width="1280"] An Afghan Tactical Air Controller practices directing an air strike during an exercise at a range outside Kabul, Afghanistan, October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Smith[/caption] NATO has launched a probe into the deaths of some 15 Afghan police officers who were killed in a US air strike in eastern Afghanistan. Logar provincial council chief Hamidullah Hamid on Tuesday said that "foreign forces" had bombed two police checkpoints and killed "about 15 police." Interior Ministry Spokesman ...

Pakistan conducts proactive engagement with Iran after Raheel Sharif leaves to head Islamic NATO

1397/5/2 | 05:39
  Despite political distractions domestically, Pakistan government is pro-actively pursuing its foreign policy goals in the region as it works hard to positioning itself as an intermediary between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Currently, the Speaker National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq, is leading an official parliamentary delegation to Tehran to discuss regional issues and bilateral relations. The visit is part of a larger diplomatic initiative taken by Pakistan to stress the importance of close relations with Iran; despite Pakistan joining the Saudi-led ...

Could Sharif buy flats fairly in early 90s?

1397/4/27 | 05:39
The net profits admitted in the JIT report and taxes deposited into the national kitty by the Sharif family businesses in early nineties raise a serious question about the basic ground taken by the accountability court in its July 6 verdict that Nawaz Sharif couldn’t give an account of the resources to purchase the London flats and was thus convicted under Section 9(a)(v) of the NAB Ordinance (NAO). Nawaz Sharif denies ever purchasing these flats and submitted that these belong to his father’s foreign investment and came in ownership of ...

NATO says won’t defend Israel in case of Iran attack

1397/3/13 | 05:39
NATO’s secretary-general says the Western military alliance would not come to Israel’s defense in case of any possible attack by Iran against the occupying regime. Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with military action and Iranian officials have pledged a “crushing” response to any act of aggression against the country. Jens Stoltenberg told the German Der Spiegel magazine in comments published Saturday that Israel is a partner, but not a member and that NATO's "security guarantee" does not apply to the regime. Stoltenberg said ...

Turkish president accuses France of 'abetting terrorism' in Syria

1397/1/19 | 05:39
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused France of supporting terrorists amid growing tensions between the two NATO members over their different positions with regard to Kurdish militants in northern Syria. France has been one of the most outspoken critics of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria’s northern region of Afrin. Tensions between Paris and Ankara deteriorated after French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a delegation of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the Elysee Palace ...

Is Trump’s secret relationship with Putin the only thing preventing another Cold War?

1397/1/12 | 05:39
The world order these days feels more like a throwback to the Cold War era, as the UK and its allies take diplomatic action against Russia for its alleged role in the nerve toxin poisoning of a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia. The UK’s western allies – especially the European Union (EU), the US, and members of NATO – have shown solidarity with London, expelling dozens of Russian diplomats. Skripal, a former Russian spy, was accused of selling Russian secrets to Britain, and was hence jailed. It was in 2010 ...

Is Pakistan next target of world powers?

1396/12/19 | 05:39
  Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday told the National Assembly that Pakistan will neither become a proxy state nor fought anyone’s proxy war. Replying to a point of order raised by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman about the unrest in the Middle East, Asif said the United States wants Pakistan to act as a proxy and to protect its (US) interests in Afghanistan, but Pakistan will not do so. “Pakistan will not protect interests of any country or any power, but it will only safeguard its own interests,” ...

Putin Fires New Nuclear Missile at U.S. City in Video

1396/12/14 | 05:39
  On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a new, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and appeared to fire it right at the U.S. in a video demonstration. In his state of the nation speech, Putin showed off the highly anticipated, oft-delayed RS-28 Sarmat (called SS-X-30 Satan 2 by the U.S.-led NATO military alliance). The super-heavy, hypersonic ICBM is said to be capable of evading even advanced missile defenses and of wiping out an area the size of Texas. The developers behind Putin's illustration, ...

Pak-Afghan talks: Why a futile practice?

1396/11/24 | 05:39
  The second round of Pakistan-Afghanistan reached an impasse fuelling bilateral tensions.   For the most part Afghanistan’s allegations and stoicism gloms onto the current US vitriol against Pakistan. Where the US is using the trope of Pakistan’s terrorist havens as a bid to pander to conservative elements at home, Afghanistan is using the same trope to paint Pakistan as the source of instability across the border.   While Pakistan denies any links to the spate of attacks in the Afghan capital it has also offered to conduct ...

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

1396/11/11 | 05:39
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 ...

US-led coalition intends to create large new border force in Syria: Report

1396/10/25 | 05:39
  The so-called military coalition led by the United States in Syria is reportedly planning to set up a new large border force of up to 30,000 personnel with the aid of its militia allies in war-torn country, a move that will further infuriate Turkey, a NATO ally that is already angry over Washington’s strong support for Kurdish-dominated forces in the Arab country. A top Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters on Sunday that the main reason behind summoning Philip Kosnett, the American charge d‘affaires ...

Pakistan reportedly mulls toll tax hike on NATO containers amid Trump rift

1396/10/21 | 05:39
  Pakistan mulls increasing the toll tax of containers carrying military hardware and weapons for NATO troops in Afghanistan, amid a rift between Islamabad and Washington over the so-called war on terror, local reports say. Pakistani authorities will likely put in place a 100 to 150 percent raise in the tax. The Pakistani Ministry of Communication is said to present a revision of the toll tax rate on NATO containers to the prime minister for approval. The government in Islamabad charges $2,500 per NATO container. The trucks use national ...

Pakistan’s mirror to Trump: Would Pakistan block NATO supply in retaliation?

1396/10/16 | 05:39
  Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, in the parliamentary session held on Thursday, chaired by Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, said that US’ claims of having given Pakistan 33 billion dollars in aid is ‘hollow and imprecise’.   He further reiterated that Pakistan will not compromise on its territorial integrity at any cost and that while the country is ready to resolve issues via bilateral means, it will not do so at the stake prestige.   Asif, through a series of tweets, also responded to the United States and sent ...

US Commandos Participate in Thousands of Afghan Ground Operations

1396/9/28 | 05:39
The announced escalation of the US war in Afghanistan, now over 16 years in, looks to be heavily centered on special forces so far, with the most recent report to Congress revealing a massive number of special forces operations participated in.   Over the last six months, US commanders were in over 2,000 ground operations across Afghanistan. Nominally this is presented as “advise and assist,” but special forces embedded with Afghan troops are generally speaking frontline combat forces.   1,644 of the operations were against ...

Karzai: More victims and more insecurity are the results of 16 years of US-NATO military presence in Afghanistan

1396/9/9 | 05:39
    The former president of Afghanistan condemned the violence and insecurity resulted from 16 years of NATO-US military presence in Afghanistan.   The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, in a conversation with Germany’s Deutsche Welle, said “The future of this country lies in the hands of future generations.”   “Unfortunately, the security conditions are far from what we wished and hoped for,” he said, answering a question about his evaluation of security conditions in Afghanistan. “16 years after ...

NATO General Threatens ‘Consequences’ for Turkey Buying Russian S-400

1396/8/8 | 05:39
  In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy.   While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr Pavel told reporters this week that Turkey is likely to be punished by the alliance for not buying American.   “The principal of sovereignty obviously exists in acquisition of defense equipment, but the ...

American criminals martyred and detained a large number of civilians in Nangarhar Afghanistan

1396/8/6 | 05:39
The US occupation forces in collaboration with their internal mercenaries in Nahr region's 29th city in Ghani Khel, in Nangarhar province rushed to the houses of the people.     During the attack, seven members of a family were martyred and six defenseless people were also detained.   The enemies destroyed a large number of residential houses and took away their valuables while others were beaten and abused.   According to the report, the names of the martyrs are as follows:   Attaulaah, Jamiullah, Khair Mohammad, Sons ...

Many Afghan Troops Run Away While in US to Train

1396/7/30 | 05:39
  A new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction warns that the US efforts to bring Afghan troops to America for training have been greatly undermined by the “unacceptably high” number of Afghan troops who run away as soon as they arrive. Some 13% of Afghan trainees go missing, with the majority of them junior officers. 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in the course of this operation, and more than half, 83 of them, have never been found. SIGAR warns the missing troops are bad for morale of the troops ...

Kabul protesters want foreign forces out of Afghanistan

1396/7/15 | 05:39
Afghans have taken to the streets of the capital Kabul to protest against the presence of foreign troops in the country. The rally was held ahead of the anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan 16 years ago. The protesters on Friday chanted slogans against "occupation," while holding anti-US and anti-NATO placards. “We cannot bear occupation anymore,” said one protester from the Solidarity Party, which organized the rally. "Every day we witness them bombing our cities and thousands of innocent people are killed … we want justice ...

Western and Turkish backing for Doha

1396/7/5 | 05:39
The backing by Turkey, a NATO member state and rival to Saudi Arabia in the Muslim world, helps Qatar withstand the sanctions of four allied Arab states.   The support, moreover, gives assurances to the Qatari leaders, telling them that they will have beside them such serious patrons as the Turks who will not allow Qatar to fall victim to the Saudi excesses. Furthermore, the US has given a mix of paradoxical responses to the Qatari crisis, making clear to the Saudi leaders that they cannot cross certain red lines and damage Qatar as Washington ...

Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

1396/6/31 | 05:39
  Donald Trump during his presidential campaign had promised to end US-NATO’s failed mission in Afghanistan to liberate Afghan women, build a pipeline from Caspian Sea to Haifa refinery in Israel and return the country to become largest supplier to West’s drugs industry monopolized by the Zionist Mafia.     However, last month in his address to the nation, Trump announced his decision to deploy several thousands more US soldiers to help the US Viceroy Ghani in Kabul against anti-USrael Taliban.     Trump ...

Germany halts major arms supplies to Turkey as tensions heighten

1396/6/21 | 05:39
Germany has stopped all major weapons exports to Turkey over the country’s worsening human rights situation amid heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. “We have put on hold all big requests (for arms exports) that Turkey has sent to us, and these are really not a few,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday after his ministry announced that another German couple have been detained in Turkey over alleged political charges.        Gabriel noted that Berlin was generally obliged to send arms to its NATO partner, ...

US bill to revoke Pakistan’s major ally status: Is it a blessing in disguise for Pakistan?

1396/4/4 | 05:39
  Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as a major non-Nato ally (MNNA).     The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US economic and military assistance.   The focus of the bill, however, is on revoking the MNNA status, which was granted to Pakistan in 2004 by then President George W. Bush to encourage Islama­bad to help the United States fight Al Qaeda and the Taliban. If passed, the ...

Fresh allegations: Ashraf Ghani says Pakistan waging undeclared war against Afghanistan

1396/3/16 | 05:39
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lashed out at Pakistan at the Kabul Process on Tuesday, alleging that it is waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against Afghanistan. Issuing a stinging rebuke aimed towards Pakistan before a gathering of 23 nations, the European Union, the United Nations and Nato, Ghani asked: "What will it take to convince Pakistan that a stable Afghanistan helps them and helps our region?" Ghani's fresh criticism comes as the Kabul Process, a forum for the discussing security and political issues in the country, is underway. Pakistan ...

Bashar Assad’s exit is the triumph of ISIS

1396/2/2 | 05:39
A NATO chief has warned if Bashar Assad step down from his position, the Syrian army will collapse and they will lose their battle with ISIS.     The website of Al-Alam TV wrote: “Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the German army and the outgoing chairman of NATO’s military committee, said: ‘it is not just about Assad stepping down, it’s about the time and the appropriate conditions.” He added: “in 2015, Russia suggested establishing a ceasefire in Syria, forming a transitional government and holding free elections.” ...

Saudi guns on Pakistan’s shoulder

1396/1/28 | 05:39
  Pakistan has finally joined the so called Islamic military alliance. Today the risk is that Saudi Arabia — with full American backing — is seeking to further co-opt Pakistan to help it retake control of the entire Arab world, in the post-Arab spring climate.    It is likely no coincidence that it is Pakistan’s Gen (r) Raheel who is set to lead the so-called and newly formed Muslim NATO. Pakistan should be wary of the fact that this bloc excludes Iran, Iraq and Syria.     With particular regard to the latter, ...

Propaganda: Syrian Crisis is not sectarian in nature

1395/10/24 | 05:39
    There are several propagandas about Syrian war and especially about Assad and his forces and the US press is leading this war against Assad from the front.   One such propaganda narrative is the lie that the Syrian crisis is sectarian in nature and that the country was plagued by religious tension and division before the war began.   Neither of these claims were the case and, five years into the NATO imperialist war effort, Syrians are as united as they have ever been.     The grand Mufti of Syria clearly ...

More fake news: Western media’s propaganda against Assad continues

1395/10/15 | 05:39
The Fake News just keeps on coming as the NATO imperialists realize they are losing control in Syria and their plans to destroy the secular and democratically-elected government of Bashar al-Assad.       The embarrassment includes the continued use of photographs alleging to show the “crimes against humanity” committed by the “brutal dictator” Bashar al-Assad that turn out to be photos of other countries, carefully clipped scenes, and even images from music videos.      To a completely zombified and somnambulant ...

Truth is coming out:  West badly exposed on fake media stories on Aleppo

1395/10/7 | 05:39
  The Fake News just keeps on coming as the NATO imperialists realize they are losing control in Syria and their plans to destroy the secular and democratically-elected government of Bashar al-Assad.       This embarrassment includes the continued use of photographs alleging to show the “crimes against humanity” committed by the “brutal dictator” Bashar al-Assad that turn out to be photos of other countries, carefully clipped scenes, and even images from music videos.        To a completely zombified ...

An insolvable dispute: Pakistan Afghanistan in a fix on border opening

1395/6/6 | 05:39
Pak-Afghan border remained closed for the sixth consecutive day in the town of Chaman , here on Tuesday. The border was closed after Afghan demonstrators had burnt Pakistan National Flag on last Thursday. "We cannot tolerate slogans against our country and burning our national flag," a Pakistani official deployed at border gate noted. Thousands of people and containers-mounted trailers stood at the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman while NATO supplies and cross-border trade was also suspended. People have been waiting for the border to open. The Pak-Afghan ...

A curious connection: Anti-Modi protests and Afghan’s reactions

1395/6/1 | 05:39
Pakistan has closed its border with Afghanistan indefinitely after a group of Afghan demonstrators attacked the Friendship Gate at Chaman and set the Pakistani flag on fire, it emerged on Friday. The incident that took place on Thursday evening has resulted in suspension in the movement of trucks involved in trade shipments between the two countries and carrying supplies for Nato forces in Afghanistan.Sources said that a large number of Afghan nationals, celebrating the 97th anniversary of their country’s independence day, gathered near the Friendship ...

Combating monster: How to win a battle against Daesh?

1395/5/24 | 05:39
Turkey on Thursday called on Russia to carry out joint operations against Daesh in Syria, after crucial talks between President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at ending a crisis in ties.The comments by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came as a Turkish delegation was in Russia for talks aimed at coordinating actions on Syria and other bilateral issues."We will discuss all the details. We have always called on Russia to carry out anti-Daesh (IS) operations together," Cavusoglu said in a live interview with the ...

Terrorist factories: Is Pakistan exporting terrorism to Afghanistan?

1395/5/6 | 05:39
In a TV interview, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani emphasised the historic bonds between Pakistan and Afghanistan and the need for both countries to work together to fight terrorism. But, in the same breath, he asserted that state-to-state relations with Pakistan were a bigger challenge for Afghanistan than the existence of terror groups such as Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. President Ghani claimed that Pakistan provided sanctuaries to terrorists and also trained them. He also indulged in a similar diatribe against Pakistan on the eve of the Nato Summit ...

Nato air strike: Is military operation a solution to Afghan problems?

1395/5/1 | 05:39
At least five Pakistanis were among those killed in a Nato air strike on a suspected convoy of drug smugglers in Afghanistan.According to reports, Nato planes attacked the convoy late Friday night in Bund Taimur, Afghanistan, overlooking the famous Girdi Jungle once known as the hub of heroin trade in the region. As a result of the attack, 30 people were killed and several others injured. Most of the bodies were recovered from the bombing site where a number vehicles destroyed by the air strike were also found, locals and relatives of the deceased ...

Uprising against Erdogan: Premier claims to foil Coup attempt ( Graphics)

1395/4/26 | 05:39
After urging Turkish citizens to take to the streets to turn back an attempted military coup, President Erdogan flew to Istanbul early Saturday to retake control of Turkey. For hours on Friday evening, Turkey’s political present and future were literally in the air. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was rumored to be in his private jet seeking political asylum in Germany, or perhaps in the U.K. Turkish Army troops had taken over the country’s two biggest cities with tanks, jets, and loudspeakers.Turkey’s latest attempt at a coup d’etat since ...

Failed peace overtures: Afghanistan sees no way back to Pakistan

1395/4/22 | 05:39
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the peace initiatives taken by Afghanistan with Pakistan are not successful as Pakistan differentiates between good and bad terrorists "in practice". "Our regional initiatives with neighbours are beginning to yield significant cooperative dividends. However, the exception is with Pakistan," the Afghan president said during his speech on second day of Nato summit. He added that despite clear commitments to the quadrilateral peace process, "Pakistan's dangerous distinction between good and bad terrorists ...

Bitten by own snakes: Who attacked Istanbul ISIS or PKK?

1395/4/9 | 05:39
 A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport has killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners, and injured more than 230, officials say.Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back. PM Binali Yildirim said early signs pointed to so-called Islamic State but no-one has so far admitted the attack.Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Experts said that the Muslim country, a member of Nato and a nation that ...

The Afghan conundrum: Can NATO meet the challenge of Afghan security

1395/3/16 | 05:39
 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Afghanistan’s security is still a challenge for NATO because fighting and violence remains in Afghanistan.  He was addressing a gathering of academic personalities, researchers and Intellectuals and diplomates at University Warsaw. The question of Afghanistan’s situation was raised by Pakistani doctoral research scholar Syed Sibtain Shah during the NATO’s congregation. The researcher asked the NATO’s SG that after the death of Mullah Omar and Akhtar Mansour, the central figures ...

Bone in the throat: US finds no escape in Afghanistan

1394/11/12 | 05:39
The general chosen by Barack Obama to command the Afghanistan war through the end of his presidency has signaled an intention to intensify counter-terrorism efforts and re-evaluate the schedule for troop reductions. Army Lieutenant General John Nicholson told the Senate armed services committee on Thursday that stopping the growth of the Islamic State and the re-emergence of al-Qaida in the theater of America’s longest war will be his “first and foremost” priority.“We need to have an adequate counter-terrorist force in place,” Nicholson ...

world power in trouble: Would US would stoop before Taliban demands?

1394/11/6 | 05:39
 Taliban envoys laid out preconditions for peace talks to begin during meetings with people close to the Afghan government on Sunday, reiterating that a formal process can’t start as long as foreign troops remain in the country. The Taliban also called for lifting United Nations sanctions that ban its leaders from flying internationally and tie up their financial assets. They also said their political office in Qatar should reopen before peace talks start. The office was shut down days after it opened in 2013 following protests by the Afghan ...

A Coming War With Turkey?

1394/9/9 | 05:39
- Two non-Turkish helicopters tried to rescue the pilots, but there were clashes on the ground.- The Turkish PM ordered the foreign ministry to consult with NATO & the UN on latest developments on the Syrian border.- Earlier the Russian Ministry of Defense says its warplane SU-24 was downed over Syria and it can prove the aircraft was over Syria during the entire engagement.- One pilots was killed by Turkmen militia controlled by Ankara.- Earlier the Turkish media published the trajectory of the Russian flight. The Russian jet allegedly crossed ...

War against ISIS: Would US find some common ground against ISIS?

1394/9/6 | 05:39
War against ISIS is not going to anywhere as the major players opposing each other. Russia and UN seems on two different pages regarding Syria. A month ago Nato has urged Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians", days after Moscow began raids to support Syria's government. Moscow says it is targeting Islamic State and other Islamist positions, but US-led allies and Turkey say government opponents are targeted. Aerial bombings in Syria have been the norm this past year; and Nato claims that its fighter planes have been ...

ISIS recruitment : Are Pakistan and Afghanistan going to descend into another chaos?

1394/9/5 | 05:39
       The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the commander of foreign forces in the country has said, “but they are not yet operational”. There have been fears of ISIS making inroads in Afghanistan since US-led NATO forces ended their combat mission late last year, after 13 years of fighting insurgents. “There’s recruiting going on in Afghanistan, there is recruiting going on in Pakistan. There is money being passed back and forth,” General John F Campbell, ...

Turkey’s snap polls: Time for Erdogan to give up

1394/8/12 | 05:39
Turks went to the polls on Sunday amid worsening security and economic worries, in a snap parliamentary election that could profoundly impact the divided country’s trajectory and that of President Tayyip Erdogan. This is the second parliamentary poll in five months, after the ruling AK Party founded by Erdogan failed to retain its single-party majority in June. Since then, a ceasefire with Kurdish militants has collapsed into bloodshed, the Syria crisis has worsened, and NATO-member Turkey has been hit by two Islamic State-linked suicide bomb ...

A loose Cannon: Donald Trump shows penchant for Middle East dictators

1394/8/9 | 05:39
 The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired Sunday. The billionaire real estate tycoon also told CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show that the Middle East “blew up” around US President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, his biggest Democratic rival in the race for the White House. “100 percent,” Trump said when asked if the world would be better off with Saddam ...

US F-16 under attack: Is NATO and US still helpless to counter Taliban offensive?

1394/7/30 | 05:39
 A US F-16 was struck by enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan, military officials have confirmed to AFP, in a rare instance of an advanced fighter jet coming under a Taliban-claimed attack. The multi-million dollar jet sustained significant damage, forcing it to jettison its fuel tanks and munitions before returning to base, officials said.The attack occurred last Tuesday in the Sayid Karam district of eastern Paktia province, much of which is under control of the Taliban, who have been waging an insurgency against US-led NATO forces and government ...

Shooting down US plan: Are NATO forces weak to counter Taliban?

1394/7/14 | 05:39
The U.S. C-130 military transport plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan and killed six American soldiers and five others was shot down, said the Taliban in a claim carried by Agence France-Presse."Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter. "Based on credible information 15 invading forces and a number of puppet troops were killed."NATO has not yet confirmed the cause of Friday's crash, said AFP, and the Taliban regularly claim to have shot down military aircraft. ...

 Kanduz collapsed: Are NATO-trained forces unable to fight out Taliban?

1394/7/9 | 05:39
Taliban insurgents fought their way into a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing for safety.The fall of Kunduz would be a huge blow to the Western-backed government in Kabul and would give Taliban insurgents a critical base of operations beyond their traditional strongholds in Afghanistan’s south. Afghan government leaders and the U.S.-led coalition here view the battle for Kunduz as a key test of the Afghan security ...

Kanduz Fall: Taliban shatter US claims of stability in Afghanistan

1394/7/8 | 05:39
 Taliban fighters on Monday battled their way into the center of Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan, and seized the provincial governor's office in one of the militant group's biggest territorial gains in 14 years, witnesses and officials said.In a major setback for Afghan forces, who abandoned a provincial headquarters for the first time since 2001, the insurgents raised their white banner over the central square and freed hundreds of fellow militants from the local jail.The stunning assault came a day before President Ashraf Ghani's ...

Defence Ministries meeting: Is US convincing Russia to throw out Bashar Al-Assad?

1394/6/31 | 05:39
US and Russian defence ministers have held their first talks in more than a year, to discuss the conflict in Syria.The phone call follows signs that Moscow is taking a more active role in the conflict, and American concern over the extent of the plans.Meanwhile, four Russian fighter jets have arrived at an airfield near the Syrian city of Latakia, the US said. The US and Russia have disagreed sharply on Syria's bloody civil war and the role of President Bashar al-Assad. While Moscow has backed the Syrian government, the US sees the removal of President ...