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Is former President Musharraf on deathbed?

Five-star Abbas bowls out Australia

Can NAB really hold Shahbaz Sharif accountable?

Iran assured of help in tracing abducted guards

A deal again: How US going to rescue Saudia from Kashoggi's murder episode?

Zainab's rapist, murderer Imran Ali hanged at Kot Lakhpat Jail

Saudi Prince calls for military campaign against Kuwait, sparks backlash

Allama Hassan Zafar says those ridiculed judiciary, top judges, are freed

JCSC Pakistan chief in US for conference on countering violent extremist outfits

Forward bloc in PTI?

China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

Sunday by-poll: Analysis and lessons for PTI

Shrines under the watchful eye: CJP orders forensic audit

Saudi riyal at lowest level since 2016 over Khashoggi case

India, Iran to speed up Chabahar plan before US bans

UET Peshawar Students Develop a Solution to Power Theft

Pakistan wins first medal in 2018 Youth Olympics in wrestling

Shia pilgrims denied entry into Balochistan, stuck at provincial border with Sindh

Iran embassy in Ankara evacuated after 'bomb warning'

Mother defeats son in Muzaffargarh by-elections

Asia Bibi case: Opportunist Khadim Rizvi threatens judiciary, NGOs and the lawyer

U.S envoy met the Taliban representatives in Qatar

$2 bn RLNG pipeline: Crucial Pak-Russia talks begin today

Saudi source: Reconciliation with Iran possible if sanctions imposed

Three Saudi soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni army in border areas

Saudis 'reject' threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

On the decliine: PTI fails to clinch NA seat in by-polls

Jamal Khashoggi was no Revolutionary, Rebel or Human rights defender

The question of cuffs

Pakistan By-election results 2018 LIVE Updates

After DPO Gondal, another short shrift for IGP Punjab

Illegal recruitments scam: NAB Arrests ex-PU VC, five registers

TLP threatens to paralyse country if Aasia Bibi is acquitted

In the shadow of loan: Is US trying to create rift between China and Pakistan?

British-Pakistani Iris Iftikhar eyes Gold at British Taekwondo Championship

Trump using Iranophobia to sell American munitions to Arab states: Nasrallah

UK imam fired for anti-Saudi comments

Sunni Ittehad Council chief condemns arrest of Faisal Raza Abidi

Pakistan will continue to trade with Iran in own interest despite US sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi changes the Middle East at potentially horrible cost

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Why has Mr. Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui been removed as IHC Judge?

How to register your mobile device with PTA?

US sees Chinese debt responsible for economic woes in Pakistan

Indian troops martyr PhD scholar Dr Manan Wani among two in IoK

HRW urges Saudi allies to review ties over missing journalist

Australia dash Pakistan's dreams by drawing first Test

Minister sees 8 months halt every year if Pakistan-Iran ferry service launched

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report

Murder of Saudi Journalist: A ticking time bomb between Turkey and KSA

Pak-China Armed Drone deal and its implications in the region

Who is Calsons?: NAB’s best bet in Ashiana case

'Yemenis target Saudi military boat in counter-strike'

Saudi Arabia's dark history of abduction and killing dissidents

China to sell unmanned, strike-capable drones to Pakistan

Turkey vows to put on trial Saudi officials tied to Khashoggi case

Pakistani rupee, the cheapest currency in South Asia: Report

Faisal Raza Abidi arrested outside Supreme Court for criticizing powerful figures

Who is Ibrahim Koko?: Startling case of fake travel documents

IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

“No NRO”: PM maintains rigid stance against corruption

Saudis, authoritarian leaders inspired by Trump: Sanders

Allama Raja Nasir asks government to rescue Shia Zaireen at Taftan border

DPO Pakpattan case: Who is the real winner?

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

Qatar Airways will continue flights to Iran, unfazed by US sanctions

Pakistan extend lead to 325 against Australia

No threat to Pakistan from Cyclone Luban

Neither Saudi Arabia, nor other producers can replace Iranian oil: Zangeneh

Blasphemy charges: Khanewal police book man for claiming to be '11th caliph'

PhD Transfer Programs: HEC greets US delegation

Shahbaz Arrest: Nawaz steps in as PML-N bets on sympathy vote

Pakistan ex-minister suggests to enhance trade ties with Iran

Imran must keep working relations with Iran

Treason case: LHC orders removal of Cyril Almeida's name from ECL, withdraws warrants

Another surgical strike?

Saudi cleric close to MBS calls for 'peace' trip to Israel

Cleric declares himself 11th Imam of Islam

ASWJ Mengal group terrorist involved in Shia genocide released

LHC rejects police stance on permission for azadari Majlis in houses

Review of CPEC accord underway: Imran

LNG Accord: Are Pak-Qatar ties in danger?

Shahbaz Sharif Arrested: What Next?

Pakistan off to steady start in first Test against Australia

Health Ministry: 1 in 3 Yemeni children suffer from severe malnutrition

Missing Saudi journalist killed at consulate in Turkey: Sources

Is Shahbaz Sharif's arrest meant to rig elections?

Peshawar University fiasco: A shame for democracy

Demonstration held in Islamabad to protest against Saudi govt

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Sarfraz wants Yasir Shah to attack new-look Australia

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In rebuttal to Trump, Salman says Saudi won’t pay US for kingdom’s security

Blackwater plan to outsource Afghan war draws angry response from Kabul

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America’s Iran Policy Is Helping China Advance a Multipolar World

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Saudis 'reject' threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

1397/7/23 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected any “threats” of economic sanctions or political pressure — a day after United States President Donald Trump’s comments on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency also warned that the kingdom will respond to any steps taken against it. This statement came after the Saudi stock market plunged by nearly 7 percent at one point on Sunday. The statement did not directly acknowledge Khashoggi’s disappearance. In an interview to be aired on ...

Neither Saudi Arabia, nor other producers can replace Iranian oil: Zangeneh

1397/7/17 | 12:16
  Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh dismisses the rhetoric by the Saudi crown prince about Riyadh's capability to replace sanctions-hit Iranian oil, saying that the global market will never believe such claims. "It seems that such remarks [by Saudi crown prince] have been made under [US President Donald] Trump's pressure," Zangeneh said on Monday. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg in an interview on Friday that his country had met its promise to the United States to make up for Iranian oil supplies lost through ...

Iran not against any country's involvement in CPEC: envoy

1397/7/13 | 12:16
  Tehran’s envoy to Islamabad on Thursday said Iran does not oppose the involvement of any country in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the project is a “game changer” for the region. “CPEC is a game changer and we do not oppose any country’s participation,” said Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Hunar Dost while alluding to reports of Saudi involvement in the project. Dost also reiterated Tehran’s stance of jointly combatting terrorism with Islamabad as both countries are “targets of terrorism”. The ...

Talks with Saudi Arabia on $8bn Gwadar refinery in final stages

1397/7/12 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia on Wednesday agreed in principle to set up a major refinery at Gwadar and showed serious commitment to make investments in other areas of energy sector, according to federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan. The minister told journalists that the two sides had agreed to set up an oil refinery at Gwadar and a summary would be moved to the federal cabinet on Thursday (today) for approval to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU). He said the Saudi minister for energy was expected to visit Islamabad later this month ...

Russia will monitor air traffic in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Europe from Syria

1397/7/11 | 12:16
The advanced defence and surveillance systems which Russia intends to send to Syria will be able to monitor flight movements in Israel, Saudi Arabia and Europe, media reports said. “We will know not only that someone has entered the airspace in this region, but also that somewhere a plane is only operating on the runway, be it in Israel or Saudi Arabia or even in Europe,” Vladimir Mikheyev, first deputy director of government-owned Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies, told Russia’s Tass news agency “Systems capable of combating precision ...

Did China oppose making Saudia part of CPEC?

1397/7/11 | 12:16
  Pakistan cleared today that Saudi Arabia would not be made part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and the kingdom’s proposed investments would fall under a separate bilateral arrangement. Speaking at a joint news conference with Infor­mation Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar said there was no decision to bring a third country, like Saudi Arabia, under the framework of the CPEC. He was responding to a question about the possibility of Saudi Arabia becoming ...

Senator slams government for giving Reko Diq project to Saudi Arabia

1397/7/10 | 12:16
  National Party Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, said the federal government does not have the right to hand over projects such as Reko Diq to Saudi Arabia since these projects fall under the Balochistan government's jurisdiction. "You are trying to turn Balochistan into a conflict zone," Bizenjo who served as Minister for Ports and Shipping in previous government, said. He announced that the National Party will hold an hour-long sit-in outside the Senate every day until the government explains how these decisions were made. Last week, the ...

Qatar and Saudi Arabia come closer against Iran under US patronage

1397/7/8 | 12:16
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the foreign ministers from feuding Gulf powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Qatar together under the same roof on Friday as he hosted a meeting of Washington's Arab allies.   In a statement issued after the meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly, the State Department said “all participants agreed on the need to confront threats from Iran directed at the region and the United States.” “We all have a shared interest in a wide range of security issues — defeating ISIS, Al-Qaeda, ...

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia strike $10 billion deal, claims PTI leader Usman Dar

1397/6/30 | 12:16
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Deputy Secretary General Usman Dar has claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has struck $10 billion deal with Saudi Arabia. He took to Twitter to make tall claim, saying, “Owing to vigorous policies of PM Imran Khan and his team, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia struck an agreement worth $10 billion one month after forming the government.” He was optimistic that Pakistan will be pulled out of worst economic crisis very soon. Earlier, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Saudi Arabia ...

Saudi Arabia invited to become third strategic partner in CPEC: Fawad Chaudhry

1397/6/29 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia is the first major country Pakistan has formally invited to become a partner in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhry said Today. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan's two-day visit to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), Chaudhry said that Pakistan's main interest lies in cooperation with Saudi Arabia on matters of trade and security. "A high-level coordination committee has has been constituted [to look into matters of ...

Lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children hang in balance

1397/6/28 | 12:16
  Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children could die if renewed attacks damage or temporarily close the key port of Hodeidah, Save the Children said on Wednesday after heavy fighting in the area resumed, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. A new report by the charity said families were already struggling to afford food and transportation to health facilities as prices soared, and any further disruption could put another million children at risk of famine. “Even the smallest disruption to food, fuel and aid supplies through its vital ...

Would PTI change the allies in foreign policy?

1397/6/19 | 12:16
A slew of meetings with diplomats and dignitaries from Iran, Saudi Arabia, USA, and China in quick succession have put PTI’s foreign policy positions through their first real test – out in the open and beyond the contents of campaign speeches. How has Naya Pakistan arrayed itself with regional powers, what are its new positions? The short answer is: not much different from the previous ones. The PTI has iterated on existing plans and policies and has advanced their own principle positions to the respective parties, but the overall diplomatic ...

Saudi Arabia banned from promoting reform agenda on British TV

1397/6/7 | 12:16
  The UK media regulator Ofcom has banned Saudi Arabia from paying to promote its so-called reform agenda on British television. The move was prompted after revelations that Saudi Arabia had breached British broadcasting law by buying television adverts that promoted the reform policies of the country’s crown prince, such as the lifting of long-standing bans on women drivers and cinemas. This is while Saudi reforms have been accompanied by heavy-handed crackdown on dissent against the kingdom's critics, ranging from clerics to some ...

Saudi Arabia ‘arrests’ Makkah imam over talk on ‘evil-doers’

1397/5/30 | 12:16
Sheikh Saleh Al-Talib, imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, was arrested yesterday according to the social media advocacy group Prisoners of Conscience. Activists said Al-Talib’s last lecture on “evil-doing” was the reason for his detention. The cleric’s last couple of tweets were on the topic of Hajj, with Al-Khaleej Online questioning whether he made the social media posts himself. Since 2017, Mohammad Bin Salman has launched a large-scale arrest campaign involving many human rights activists, journalists, people in business ...

Pakistan sides with Saudi Arabia in diplomatic spat with Canada

1397/5/19 | 12:16
  In what looked to be a word of caution for the non-career politically appointed ambassadors serving in different capitals across the world, the Foreign Office on Thursday suggested that many of them would soon have to pack their bags. “According to their contract, non-career ambassadors are deemed to have resigned, unless the new government decides otherwise,” Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said in response to a question about the ambassador to the United States, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui. The future of politically appointed ...

Saudi Arabia scared of the pilgrim´s judgment, bans any talk of Palestine during Hajj

1397/5/9 | 12:16
After its failures in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the scandal of Saudi financial support for Takfiri terrorists, Riad banned any meetings, held during Hajj ceremony in Holy Mecca, on political issues, including Yemen and Palestine. In a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s security and political council, headed by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, banned any kind of political talk or meetings about issues of Yemen and Palestine during this year´s Hajj ceremony. According to activists, Saudi Arabia is carrying out Hajj 2018 in line ...

Saudi authorities arrest assistant professor in crackdown on dissent

1397/4/31 | 12:16
Saudi authorities have arrested a university lecturer as part of an ongoing crackdown against Muslim preachers and intellectuals led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The rights group ALQST, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page on Saturday that Dr. Musaed al-Tayyar had been detained. The post added that the 53-year-old Tayyar is an associate professor at King Saud University in the Saudi capital Riyadh. He has written many books on ...

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry

1397/4/22 | 12:16
  Yemen's Defense Ministry says the country's air defense forces shot down a fighter jet in southwest Saudi Arabia in retaliation for fresh airstrikes by the kingdom against its impoverished neighbor. In a statement, the ministry said on its website Thursday that the fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force had been hit in the Asir region as it was returning from Yemen's northern province of Sa'ada. According to Yemeni military officials, the invading aircraft had taken part in deadly airstrikes against residential neighborhoods ...

Why Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince still needs his father

1397/4/16 | 12:16
  A year after King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud made his son Mohammed bin Salman crown prince, the 32-year-old remains dependent on his father’s legitimacy and credentials to be the heir apparent. Prince Mohammed has polarized the House of Saud more than any figure in more than half a century. Last summer, the king removed Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from the No. 2 position in the kingdom with no explanation and elevated his son. Nayef had successfully defeated al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, foiled terrorist attacks in the United States and ...

Complicity in War Crimes: UK Facilitating Suspicious Arms Flow to Saudi Arabia

1397/3/23 | 12:16
  An arms sales watchdog accuses Britain of refusing to act in time to prevent a huge and highly-suspicious Saudi-bound ammunition consignment.   The consignment involved 30 million rounds of ammunition – including 13,492,927 bullets for AK-47 assault rifles and 3,063,276 rounds of sniper ammunition. Back in 2014, two British arms dealers asked the British Department for International Trade (DIT) to approve their sales of the Bosnian-made rounds to Saudi Arabia. The DIT took 14 months to examine the request, despite normally processing ...

The New ‘Axis of Evil’ Forms Up Against Iran

1397/2/30 | 12:16
  A quadripartite “axis of evil” that includes Israel, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates is moving its military assets, conducting softening-up military action, invading and occupying foreign territory, and waging economic warfare in preparation for a military campaign against Iran and its allies. Weeks before Donald Trump scrapped U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran, false propaganda about Iran was being promulgated by Israeli intelligence. Trump ...

Hezbollah says US, Saudi, Israel pressured Morocco into severing Tehran ties

1397/2/12 | 12:16
  Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has said that Morocco cut ties with Iran due to pressure from the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, Hezbollah released a statement in which it denied accusations made by Morocco concerning the resistance movement's training and arming of the Polisario Front. The statement added that Morocco had decided to cut ties with Iran under “American, Israeli and Saudi pressure.” Morocco annexed Western Sahara in 1975 and considers it the country’s “southern province.” It has proposed ...

German bill seeks to prevent weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, UAE over Yemen conflict

1397/2/9 | 12:16
  Germany’s democratic socialist political party Die Linke has proposed a draft bill aimed at banning weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their role in the three-year-old Yemen war, which has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians in the impoverished Arab country. The bill seeks to prevent weapons exports and all other related goods and services to the two countries over their human rights abuses in Yemen. The proposed law, if approved, would not only stop future transactions from being made but ...

Pakistan offers counterterrorism training to Islamic countries armed forces

1397/2/1 | 12:16
  Pakistan has expressed its willingness to provide modern training, technical assistance and necessary resources to the army troops of military alliance of Islamic countries to deal with terrorists.   Pakistan will cooperate in the matter keeping in view its national security policy. The prime minister will approve the measure after consulting with the military leadership. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have had detailed discussions on the reorganisation and coordination in the so-called Islamic military alliance. Saudi Arabia has recently ...

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

1397/1/30 | 12:16
  Yemeni forces have targeted an airport in Saudi Arabia with a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile. According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Wednesday, the missile was launched at Jizan region's airport. The attack came several hours after Yemeni forces targeted a power plant in the kingdom's Najran region. According to a Yemeni military source, the missile successfully hit its target. Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces targeted a Saudi mercenary camp in Najran with rocket and artillery fire, killing ...

Bin Salman is heading to the Saudi throne along an Israeli path

1397/1/20 | 12:16
  The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has created widespread speculation about the potentially controversial nature of his future Kingdom as and when he succeeds his father. Mohammad Bin Salman has attracted attention through a series of actions and comments that are seen by many as a coup against Saudi, Arab and Islamic traditions. Some analysts believe him to be ignorant of the principles underpinning his country, as well as those of Arab and Islamic diplomacy. The ambitious prince started his political life by forming a coalition to interfere ...

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

1397/1/20 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia's crown prince has kicked off a flamboyant three-day tour of Paris amid the French public's rage at the country's arms sales to the kingdom. Mohammed bin Salman, who also heads the Saudi armed forces, dined with President Emmanuel Macron at Louvre museum on Monday, and was scheduled to meet with French Defense Minister Florence Parly. Activists planned to hold protests during the visit overshadowed by lavish weapons sales by the world's third biggest arms exporter to the kingdom, which has been attacking Yemen for more ...

Saudi Arabia’s war prophecy may be self-fulfilling

1397/1/17 | 12:16
  Since before it was officially admitted to the United Nations as a state in October 1945, Saudi Arabia has relied on American protection. To ensure their security and ultimately survival, generations of Saudi kings and would-be kings have attempted to court different administrations in the United States — starting with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Saudi king, who met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1945 and who in that very first meeting self-ingratiatingly called himself and Roosevelt “twins.” For the massive ...

A criminal silence : The misery of Pakistani prisoners in Saudia

1397/1/1 | 12:16
  Justice Project Pakistan and Human Rights Watch released Caught in a Web, research documenting the treatment of Pakistani prisoners in the Saudi criminal justice system. Trials marked by rampant due process violations have led to the executions of at least 66 Pakistanis; 2,795 Pakistanis languish in jails, subject to abuse and poor jail conditions. The highest number of foreign nationals executed in the kingdom have been Pakistanis, who are treated worse than any other nationality. How your citizens are treated is a much better mark ...

Why does Saudi Arabia describe Hamas as a terrorist organisation?

1396/12/19 | 12:16
  Dictatorships in the Arab region have historically worked to eliminate their internal crises and shrinking international legitimacy at the expense of the Palestinian cause. They have done so through identifying with American and European ideas which are based on looking at Israel as an advanced Western base that guarantees their interests in the Middle East; they make acceptance of Israel the only way for such dictatorships to secure introductions in Western capitals. Designating legitimate resistance to Israel’s military occupation ...

Why the UK must rethink its support for Saudi Arabia

1396/12/13 | 12:16
  British policy since the 1970s has to an extent appended the UK economy to the Saudi economy, making Britain a de facto client state. Government policies are meant to promote the national interest, but the upcoming visit to the UK by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman highlights something quite different: Whitehall’s pursuit of a special relationship that endangers the British public. Prime Minister Theresa May says the visit will “usher in a new era of bilateral relations” with Saudi Arabia – yet it will more likely reinforce ...

Senators Sanders, Lee seek to end US role in Saudi war on Yemen

1396/12/10 | 12:16
  Two senators are introducing a bill to end the Unites States’ intervention in Saudi war on impoverished Yemen. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican Senator Mike Lee introduced a resolution on Wednesday afternoon to stop Washington’ support for the Saudi-led war. “This legislation is neither liberal, nor conservative,” said Lee from the US state of Utah at a news conference. “It’s constitutional.” The effort seeks to invoke the War Powers Resolution and end the US role in the war-ravaged country. It, however, ...

US may open path for Saudi Arabia to acquire nuclear weapons

1396/12/9 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia is moving swiftly to become the next country in the Middle East with nuclear power. The Kingdom is on the verge of striking a deal with the US for the purchase of nuclear reactors despite concerns over its refusal to accept stringent restrictions against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, who is the de facto ruler of the country, has ambitious plans to diversify the country’s energy source and is in the market to purchase nuclear power reactors. The potential for lucrative deals is too ...

Saudi Arabia sold Pakistan in greed of FATF full membership offered by US

1396/12/9 | 12:16
Saudi Arabia sold Pakistan for the sake of full membership of Financial Action Task Force that was offered by the United States in return for withdrawing its support Pakistan and China too had to retreat due to Saudi betrayal.   Washington had convinced Riyadh to give up its support to Pakistan in return for a full FATF membership. This left only two – China and Turkey – in the Pakistan camp, one less than the required number of three members to stall a move. At this stage, the Chinese informed Islamabad that they were opting out ...

Saudi Arabia seeks to transfer terrorist groups to Afghanistan

1396/12/7 | 12:16
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Saaudi trip followed by his Turkey trip on the official invitation of the young Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman shows signs of extensive planning to create insecurity in the region.   According to informed sources, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his visit to Turkey and Saudi Arabia has tried his best to transfer the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish ul-Adl group to Saudi Arabia. It is also said that in his visit, Hekmatyar held several meetings to meet the leaders of these terrorist groups and has promised that ...

Pakistan tilts to Saudi Kingdom despite claims of balanced ME policy

1396/12/7 | 12:16
  Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that Iran and Pakistan are two close neighbors and Islamabad wishes to enhance its relations with Tehran.   He said that former Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif began a process of regional recalibration of Pakistan’s foreign and security policies with a view to give geo-economics a weight equal to geo-security. “PM Sharif espoused a vision of mutual prosperity, and began a process of building up Pakistan’s relations with its immediate neighbors as ...

Pakistani denounce Saudi Arabia, GCC countries for anti-Pakistan vote at FATF

1396/12/6 | 12:16
Pakistani nation is deeply shocked and stunned to know that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and allied-GCC countries also voted against Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that would place Pakistan on terror watch list or so-called grey list.   Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri disclosed at a private news channel’s programme that Saudi Arabia also didn't support Pakistan due to US (pressure). Adviser to the Prime Minister Miftah Ismail told the anchorperson that US officials had exerted pressure on the GCC countries. ...

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

1396/12/2 | 12:16
Senator Farhatullah Babar on Tuesday once again expressed concerns about the decision to deploy additional troops to Saudi Arabia, saying there's a risk of Pakistani armed forces getting pulled into the Yemen conflict. Making a policy statement in the Senate on Monday, the defence minister had stunned senators by bluntly refusing to divulge the location of the deployment of troops being sent to Saudi Arabia even in an in-camera session. Babar said it should be placed on record whether Pakistani troops will be deployed on the Saudi border and ...

Yemenis destroy Saudi-led missile system in Ta'izz with ballistic missile: Report

1396/11/21 | 12:16
  The Yemeni army, supported by allied fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, has managed to successfully destroy a missile system run by Saudi Arabia’s mercenary forces in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta'izz, a report says. Brigadier Aziz Rashed, the deputy spokesman for the Houthi-allied army, told Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the Friday attack completely destroyed the American-made MIM-104F (PAC-3) missile system installed near the port city of Mokha. He further said that the missile launched ...

Yemen’s Houthis control 100 miles of Saudi Arabia’s territory

1396/11/12 | 12:16
  The Houthi armed group control a large swath of territory inside Saudi Arabia, The New Khalij has reported, however the kingdom has not mentioned this publically.   “The real story is about a cover-up of Saudi military embarrassment and the imminent risk of wider conflict from which Iran, at little cost to itself, will only profit,” Simon Henderson, Baker Fellow and Director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Programme at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said.   “The Houthis effectively control a strip of Saudi ...

Why Saudi Arabia supports holocaust?

1396/11/10 | 12:16
The views of a majority of the Muslim world’s scholars have never been supportive of Israeli regime-supported Holocaust story. The views of a majority of the Muslim world’s scholars have never been supportive of Israeli regime-supported Holocaust story, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa the head of the Muslim World League, an NGO based in Mecca, in unusual comments said on Saturday that the Holocaust was the Nazis’ crime that shocked the humanity. He added that it brought aftermaths, and no fair man in his right mind and can deny it. The ...

Saudi-backed terror plot thwarted by Iranian security forces

1396/11/6 | 12:16
Iranian Intelligence Ministry has announced that it has thwarted a Saudi-operated scheme to carry out terrorist bombing in the Islamic Republic.   According to an announcement by the ministry released on Wednesday, security agents in Iran found and confiscated 23 rigged bombs of the remote-operated kind which “had been brought to the country according to a plot by Saudi Arabian spy agencies to cause disturbances and insecurity in eastern provinces”.   According to the same report, the Intelligence Ministry also found a similar ...

Saudi Arabia pulls back from Yemen sending Latin American mercenaries to fight their battle

1396/11/3 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia sent 8,000 troops from its army to fight in Yemen alongside other mercenaries it has hired from the UAE, Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and recently Latin America, according to the Lebanese news agency Al-Diyar.   The foreign mercenaries are paid high salaries to participate in the Yemeni war. Saudi Arabia thought that Ansarullah’s popular forces are powerless and don not have access to a lot of weapons. The truth is that Yemeni people do not like Al Saud to take over Yemen, hence, they fight ...

Iran: Saudi, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

1396/10/19 | 12:16
Iran says Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel are fanning the flames of regional crises through their interventionist policies and invasive actions. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in an address to Tehran Security Conference on Monday. The one-day event - held under the banner of ‘Regional Security in West Asia; Emerging Challenges and Trends’ - is the second of its kind organized in the Iranian capital. More than 200 Iranian and international political figures and analysts attended the conference. Zarif blamed ...

Three Reasons behind Fuel Price Hike in Saudi Arabia

1396/10/17 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia started its new year with gasoline prices hike, allowing the fuel price to sharply increase by 80 percent.   About gasoline, the Octane 91 will sell for 1.37 riyals (0.36 U.S. Dollar) a liter, up from 0.75 riyals (0.2 U.S. Dollars), while Octane 95 will sell for 2.04 riyals (0.544 U.S. Dollars) a liter, up from 0.90 riyals (0.24 U.S. Dollars), the country’s news agency SPA reported on Monday.   The oil-dependent monarchy also for the first time in its history activated the Value-Added Tax (VAT) since January ...

International companies compete for cinema market in Saudi Arabia

1396/10/17 | 12:16
  The world’s largest film companies are stepping up their plans to open cinemas across Saudi Arabia after the kingdom issued a resolution to lift a 35-year ban on such entertainment venues, Huffington Post Arabic has reported. According to a report published in the Financial Times, Britain’s Vue Entertainment, America’s AMC and the Canadian IMAX Corporation are among the most prominent companies competing to open cinemas in the Kingdom. The first could open as soon as March.   The lifting of the Saudi ban provides these companies ...

Ex-White House official raps Saudi support for terrorism

1396/10/12 | 12:16
      Al Saud, encouraged by US President Donald Trump, could risk confrontation with Iran.  A former national security official at the White House warned Saudi Arabia about the dire consequences of its support for the terrorist groups, voicing concern that Al Saud, encouraged by US President Donald Trump, could risk confrontation with Iran.   Frank N. von Hippel, the assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during 1993–1994, blamed the Trump administration’s ...

Back door conspiracies: Saudi plan to steal mandate of Pakistani people

1396/10/12 | 12:16
  Saudi Arabia is likely to become the hub of Pakistani politics as ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is set to leave for the kingdom on Saturday while his brother Shahbaz Sharif and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique are already there.   Although the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is reluctant to officially state anything about the party chief’s departure, a seat has been booked in Nawaz Sharif’s name for a Jeddah-bound flight for Saturday.     The Punjab chief minister is already in Saudi Arabia on an “official” ...

Nawaz Sharif could go into exile under Saudi Arabia deal: report

1396/10/11 | 12:16
  Pakistan’s former prime minister would escape a corruption trial and be allowed to live in exile under a potential deal being brokered by Saudi Arabia.   Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit Saudi Arabia as the kingdom appears ready to intervene in the stand-off between the head of Pakistan’s longest ruling political dynasty and the military establishment.   he article quoted sources and claimed that the ex-PM only requires permission to leave the country and quit politics in order to survive the corruption references against ...

German churches call for halting arms exports to Saudi Arabia

1396/9/29 | 12:16
Churches in Germany have called on the government to halt all the arms exports to Saudi Arabia.   During the Joint Conference for Church and Development, which was attended by Germany’s Protestant and Catholic churches, the religious community demanded a halt to arms exports citing Saudi Arabia’s military involvement in the Yemeni crisis.   In 2013, the German government agreed to export some €1 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia from January 2014 to April 2017. The agreement included exporting patrol boats and components ...