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Why are Russia and Iran avoiding a war with Israel?

Dismayed Fazal-ur-Rehman: NA passes bill approving FATA's merger with K-P

‘More than 3,000 Hazaras killed since Sept 11, 2011’

Alaska jail sued for feeding Muslims pork, starving them in Ramadan

Tel Aviv will be bombarded if Israeli aggression on Gaza continues: Islamic Jihad

Ex-ISI Chief's revelations: How Musharraf played double game on Kargil

Pakistan's threat to annihilate Israel and secrete plan to destroy Pakistan's nukes: An Inside Story

Can Pakistan really unearth Israel in 12 minutes: Facts and Figures

Bashing military: Would Nawaz Sharif's election campaign work?

Sunni-Shia unity witnessed at MWM’s Iftar party in Lahore

Pakistan Can Destroy Israel In less than 12 Minutes: General Zubair Mahmood Hayat

Fasting in Ramazan is dangerous for all of us: Danish Minister

Arms smuggling to Yemen Houthis by Pak firm not proved

Empty Chairs: The dark days for PML-N

Clash of interests: Why Imran Khan would be in hot waters?

Venezuela kicks out top ranking US officials

Saudi royal urges coup to depose King Salman, protect kingdom from harm

US seeking regime change with 12 demands on Iran, experts say

100 Day plan: Is Imran Khan sure to win the next election?

Sunni party chief lambastes banned Deobandi parties alliance under Sami-ul-Haq

A laughing Stock: Why UN should be abolished?

Muslims forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in Chinese detention camps, claims former inmate

Is a drone attack possible on Football World Cup?

Desperate Nawaz Sharif on suicide mission

PTM denial and TTP support: What is the Inside story?

Iran denies accusations of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan

‘Ramadan of Aleppo more beautiful’ event revitalizes old city

Palestinians in Jerusalem reject Ramadan meals provided by UAE

Deadly heatwave: At least 65 dead from heatstroke in Karachi

The spineless Arab world

How did Imam Khamenei predict the failure of JCPOA?

Are religious parties going to reign in Pakistan in 2018 polls?

Shia Friday prayer leader asks PML-N to desist from anti-Army Narrative

Parting ways with Govt: Opportunist Fazal-Ur-Rehman jumps out of sinking PML-N ship

Dirty politics: Is Nawaz putting country's security in danger?

Iran rejects report about proposal for new agreement with major powers

UK royal wedding just another public deception: Academic

Turkish intelligence receives information about an attempt to assassinate Erdogan

The New ‘Axis of Evil’ Forms Up Against Iran

Is Nawaz Sharif campaigning for his downfall?

Trump’s sanctions on Iran threaten plans for Chabahar port

The Last gamble: What is Nawaz Sharif's long term game?

China Lands Nuclear Bombers on Disputed Islands in warning to US

Abbas Town bombing, Nishtar Park carnage cases to be tried by military courts

Quetta Operations: Pakistan COAS takes the fight of Hazaras

Netanyahu dines with Emiratis as Palestinians boycott their iftars

Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station

EU Blocks US Sanctions Against Iran

EU too weak to challenge US hegemony: Prof. Entessar

Who are the People of Ali?

Pakistan raises issue of Israeli terrorism in Gaza at UN General Assembly

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Sabika Sheikh profile: Pakistani student who got killed in Texas school shooting

Rohingya rape victims: A time of retrospection for Muslims

Nawaz Sharif's self centered approach: Is PML-S in the offing?

Avenfield Case: Is Adiala Jail ready to receive Nawaz Sharif?

China tries to brainwash Muslims in internment camps

Cuban airliner with 113 on board crashes after takeoff from Havana

At least 8 students killed as gunman opens fire at Texas school, US media reports

Gunman storms into Trump golf course ranting about president before exchanging fire with police

Cat is out of Bag: US comes out to Nawaz Sharif's rescue

Defence Attache Col Joseph Hall will face trial in the US, FO claims

Where is Mohammad bin Salman? Media speculates about possible death of Saudi Crown Prince

Who pushed Nawaz Sharif into this mess? An Inside story

Shrouding mystery: Why is international world interested in volume 10?

Conditions for talks: What is Zardari's new game plan against PML-N?

Nawaz Sharif's rhetoric: Is Nawaz deliberately pushing PML-N to the end?

'One Belt-One Road' may be Iran, China gateway to becoming soft-power giants

Why Arab Muslim states are silent on Gaza Massacre?

The Holy Month of Ramadan: The Month of Glory, Forbearance, Patience and Brotherhood

Selective Outrage on Gaza exposes Salafi Supremacists of the Muslim World

Fallout of Nawaz Sharif’s statement

Saudi crown prince goes into hiding since last month's attack on royal palace

'Monday massacre a day of shame for Muslims'

US, Israel flags burned at pro-Palestine rally in Pakistan

Saudi referee handed lifetime ban for match-fixing

A sigh of relief for Hazaras: LeJ Balochistan chief along two fellows killed.,

Pak-Afghan thaw: Can China bring neighbors close?

Ramazan moon sighted, holy month to begin from Tomorrow

Massacre of Palestinians: Is two state solution over forever?

Pakistan, Turkey to raise voice against Israeli atrocities at world forums

How will Europe act towards Palestine now?

Spilling the beans: Nawaz Sharif to unveil names behind 2014 Sit ins?

Nawaz Sharif on a suicide mission?

Mysterious departure: Why Pakistan allowed killer US diplomat to fly away?

US closely monitoring Iranian forces in Persian Gulf: Navy chief

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump meeting

Turkey asks Israeli envoy to leave country

Tribal elders, political leaders in Bajaur back security forces against PTM

South Africa withdraws its ambassador to Israel “with immediate effect”

Arabic press review: Tunisian union may block US ships to protest embassy move

Would opening of embassy in Jerusalem give new impetus to Al-Qaeda?

MH370 Captain Crashed Plane in Murder-suicide: Experts

The last selfie: How technology has become a menace for millennials

Refusal to retract remarks: Is Nawaz Sharif looking for Martial Law?

World's criminal silence: Another blood bath Gaza

Succumbed to US pressure: Killer US diplomat allowed to leave

28 Palestinians martyred in clashes ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

Nawaz's new Narrative: Is it an attempt to appease India?

Nawaz's comments in 'best interest' of Pakistan, says Maryam

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Turkish president accuses France of 'abetting terrorism' in Syria

1397/1/19 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
    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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
    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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
  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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
 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 | 08:20
 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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
 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 | 08:20
- 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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
       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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
 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 | 08:20
 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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
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 | 08:20
 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 | 08:20
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 ...

Other than Taliban: Is India trying to derail Kabul-Taliban peace talks?

1394/6/6 | 08:20
The Taliban militant group has denied their involvement in Saturday's deadly suicide car bomb attack that targeted a NATO contractors convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The blast, which took place on a busy road near a private hospital, a kilometer from the U.S. embassy, rocked a crowded residential area with many security checkposts. A suspected suicide car bomber reportedly rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the convoy . An international coalition forces spokesman, Col. Brian Tribus, confirmed the attack on a NATO convoy, saying three ...

Germans are rapidly losing trust in NATO

1394/5/31 | 08:20
German Research Centre Prognosis Media analyzed the views of social network users on NATO and found out that the number of Germans who negatively assess activities of the alliance has increased by 10 percent over last few months. Dissatisfaction with NATO’s actions has increased over the last few months, a survey showed.The analysts of Prognosis Media decided to examine the messages of social network users with regard to the recent activities of NATO in general and the news about the start of a major military training of NATO airborne ...

Kabul conundrum: A successful attempt to derail dialogue process

1394/5/21 | 08:20
Fifteen more fatalities were confirmed Saturday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 51 in the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since the NATO combat mission ended in December. The explosions on Friday, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with hundreds of casualties, were the first major militant assaults on Kabul since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. Decoding Taliban intentions with such attacks is imprecise, but at the least they are designed to demonstrate that they remain a potent ...

NATO deal with CAR's for exit: Would Pakistan be black-mailed by US and NATO?

1394/4/17 | 08:20
  NATO has struck a deal with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to remove equipment through their territories as it winds down the Afghan operation, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday. "We reached agreement on reverse transit from Afghanistan with three Central Asian partners: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan," Rasmussen said at a news conference.Transit routes for the withdrawal are proving a major headache for the US-led ISAF operation in Afghanistan, with massive ammounts of materiel dispatched in the decade-long ...