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Why are Iran’s drones crossing into Pakistani airspace?

Imran on the Dock on money trail: Who is paving way for PPP again?

MEHR NEWS | Yemen cholera deaths expected to double by end of year

IRNA | More cargo trains between Iran-Pakistan as bilateral trade grows: Pak official

IQNA | Shoaisha, First Egyptian Qari Who Recited Quran in Al-Aqsa Mosque

PRESS TV | UAE-linked channel to release documentary on Qatar’s role behind 9/11

Al-Nujoom Welfare Foundation: A new ASWJ-linked charity in Karachi?

Iran ready for technology transfer to Afghanistan

Saudi prince: ‘Let us go and fight for Al-Aqsa’

Al-Shabaab terrorist group calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

The countdown: Is a headhunt on for Sharif’s replacement?

Turkey transports ISIS terrorists from Mosul and Syria to Egypt

Israel Removes Metal Detectors From Around al-Aqsa Mosque

Nusra Front's Militants Begin to Surrender at Syrian-Lebanese Border

Why Arab league cannot boycott Israel?

Media silent as US ally Saudi Arabia massacres its own people + pictures

Is Abbas really halting contacts with Israel?

Ferozpur blast:  Is it a knee jerk reaction to operation Khyber IV?

Why Ayatollah Khamenei Was Not Optimistic About the Nuclear Talks?

Iran raps Israel for ‘vicious crackdown’ on Palestinians

Succumbed to Saudi demands: Qatari Emir Calls for Negotiations to Ease Blockade

End of the World: Stephen Hawking warns Artificial Intelligence could destroy humanity

Ferozpura blast: Death toll mounts to 27

Palace intrigues: Is Shahbaz Shrif conspiring against big brother?

Saudi Crown Prince was forced to resign over painkiller addiction

NYT: US handed over Iraq to Iran

Arab’s Infighting: Israel launches plan of greater Israel

24 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

A thickening plot: SECP chairman guilty or framed?

Would Ch.Nisar part ways with PML-N?

Two killed in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Arabs are too busy with in-fighting, says Al-Aqsa imam

U.S. to destroy the current unity of the Muslim neighbor countries

Iran’s IRGC seizes trespassing Saudi vessel in Persian Gulf

Syrian Jihadists Reach Truce Deal After Week of Infighting

Netanyahu Secretly Met UAE FM in New York

Ties with Qatar: Saudi Arabia demands dismissal of more than 50,000 Sudanese workers

Wind of true change: The changing political scenario of Pakistan

Can Russia help Pakistan to control militancy in Balochistan?

US allegations: Why Pakistan cannot contain extremist groups to raise funds?

New sanctions: US’s nefarious design to install Washington friendly govt in Tehran

ABNA | Houthi: Yemen ready to participate in any confrontation with the Zionist Israel

SUCH TV | PM Nawaz should decide to step down by tonight: Khursheed Shah

Bahraini inmates seeking medical attention punished with torture, solitary confinement

Obama official: Israel intelligence supports Iran deal

As 75 percent of Americans fear ‘Major war’ under Trump

China moved huge military hardware into Tibet after Sikkim standoff: Report

Botched US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Police

Macron, Netanyahu and Holocaust

MEHR NEWS | Saudi bombing of Yemen’s hospitals ‘war crime’

Saudia’s next battle ground: Turning Qatar into another Yemen

Brutal executions as a political tool against Shittes in Saudi Arabia

The sealed fate of Nawaz Sharif: Would SC send PM behind prison?

Saudi security system overhauled on overnight royal decrees

Pakistan’s former chief of army staff: Iran is the only country that has challenged U.S.

Indian Scientists Discover Supercluster of Galaxies

Israeli General: We Won’t Let Iran Win the Syrian War

Turkey state news agency leaks secret locations of US, French troops in Syria

Shiites subjected to strains, abuses in Azerbaijan

Chutzpah: India wants to fight ISIS in Iraq

Shafaqna Exclusive: What is inside the classified Volume 10 of the JIT report?

Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels: Who believes?

How Raheel Sharif’s appointment will push Pakistan into another war?

Shutting Iranian cultural mission: Did Saudia threatened Kuwait by Qatar like consequences?

Houthi forces kill 3 soldiers inside Saudi Arabia

US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria kills 12 civilians per day

Plan of the United Arab Emirates to divide Yemen

JIT law firm is ‘one man show’

Cost benefit analysis: Why India cannot wage a war with China?

Stranded at border: Why Pakistan always neglected Shia pilgrims?

Hanging fate: What is better choice for PM, NAB or Court’s verdict?

Ayatollah Sistani: silent force behind ISIS defeat

NA-260 polls: How terrorists became blatant stakeholders in the constituency?

Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician, was terrorized biologically in US; Russian intelligence services reveal

US speeds up military aid to PKK/PYD

US military, intelligence bodies harbor terrorists in region: Iranian lawmakers

Russia concerned of ISIS members being transported by unidentified helicopters to Afghanistan

ISIS, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda Get Their Money and Ideology From America’s Allies

SHAFAQNA | 8 British Muslims kick off Hajj journey on bikes

Spanish football federation chief arrested in fraud probe

SUCH TV | Russian airstrike obliterates Daesh ammo truck in southern Raqqa

China ‘Ready’ for Long-Term War With India

Intelligence Reports Suggest IS Leader Al-Baghdadi is Still Alive

Hazara's again: Four Hazaras shot dead near Mastung as gunmen open fire on vehicle

Confession of Saudia Iqama: Is Nawaz Sharif has been screwed?

Leaked documents reveal Saudia and Emirati crown princes support for Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen

An inside informer to JIT: Who betrayed Sharif family?

Arrival of Qatar Foreign Minister: Is there give and take on Panama case?

Why West created ISIS?

Ruthless Saudi crackdown continues in Shiite regions with US green light

MEHR NEWS | Iran may opt to drop N-deal in face of major violation by US

ALMANAR | Saudi Arabia’s Rule: Grandson’s Era, Hatred Era

IQNA | Egyptian Qari Says Mostly Inspired by Minshawi

PRESS TV | US adding new sanctions against Iran over missile program

LUBP | Mr Sharif please don’t resign

Party rifts: Why is Ch Nisar angry over PM?

Pakistan’s journey to terrorism: From Madrassahs to high grade universities

Using the analogy of Gullen for Imran Khan: Is PML-N portraying PM as Erdogan?

End of Panamagate: All stage set to disqualify PM

UAE


Netanyahu Secretly Met UAE FM in New York

1396/5/1 | 15:48
One after the other, evidences of Arab normalization with the apartheid “Israeli” entity are being revealed. The latest in the series of humiliations is the secret meeting between the entity’s foreign minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the “Israeli” PM’s hotel room in New York in September 2012, the “Israeli” daily Haaretz reported. Netanyahu and bin Zayed saw eye to eye on the Iranian nuclear issue, but the UAE’s foreign minister told Netanyahu his country could ...

Saudia’s next battle ground: Turning Qatar into another Yemen

1396/4/31 | 15:48
  The fierce regional and international race to control Yemen and extend its influence in its vast territory, which is also diverse in its climates and terraces, with many political and intellectual trends, is not new but extends deep in Yemen’s history.     However, there is a new change in the Yemeni scene which is the project against the American project and the guardianship. The emergence of this variable and the fear of its effects outside the Yemeni borders is one of the main reasons for the war and the siege imposed ...

Plan of the United Arab Emirates to divide Yemen

1396/4/29 | 15:48
The role of the UAE has become more and more apparent to the international and Arab opinion in southern Yemen.   The role of the UAE has become more and more apparent to the international and Arab opinion in southern Yemen, especially to the Yemeni people, as the UAE has sacrificed much of its money and soldiers to implement the Zionist’s demands in southern Yemen.     The UAE has carried out a major task in Yemen, and observers believe that this task is greater than the UAE and its people, and this task is the division ...

Confession of Saudia Iqama: Is Nawaz Sharif has been screwed?

1396/4/28 | 15:48
  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was issued an Iqama(residence permit) by the UAE government for being the chairman of the board of Capital FZE, an offshore firm exposed by the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked to probe the Sharif family’s offshore wealth, the premier’s counsel accepted on Tuesday.     “Hassan Nawaz [PM’s son] was the owner of Capital FZE and PM Nawaz was only designated as Chairman of the Board of this offshore company but he did not receive any salary,” Khawaja Haris told the apex court’s ...

Leaked documents reveal Saudia and Emirati crown princes support for Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen

1396/4/28 | 15:48
The nine-page document was published by Egyptian newspaper al-Badil in April - before the outlet was banned by Cairo - accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed of providing aid to the two extremists. The communique - sent to Qatar's foreign minister on October 26, 2016 - outlines the minutes of communications between Qatar's ambassador to Washington and the US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The New Arab could not independently verify the authenticity of the ...

Trump Puts US Centcome in Al-Udeid on Auction to Blackmail S. Arabia, UAE

1396/4/26 | 15:48
  Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said US President Donald Trump humiliated and blackmailed the Arabs in his recent interview with CBN news channel.     In his interview with the CBN, Trump said that he traveled to Saudi Arabia and the UAE after the two Arab states accepted to pay hundreds of billions of dollars to purchase the US-made weapons and equipment, Atwan wrote on Sunday.     He also said that 10 countries are willing to host the US military base in Qatar, named al-Udeid, ...

Washington Post: US intelligence confirms UAE planned Qatar fake news hack

1396/4/26 | 15:48
US intelligence agencies have confirmed that The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites according to the Washington Post. The move, that occurred in late May, resulted in the posting of false quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir, and sparked the current crisis that has led to the isolation of Qatar by several of its neighbours.   According to the Washington Post’s report, officials became aware that newly analyzed intelligence, gathered by US agencies, confirmed that on 23 May, ...

Document reveals Qatar to undermine Pakistan-UAE relations

1396/4/21 | 15:48
Saudi cyber army has disclosed a document that Qatar has been involved in undermining Pakistan-UAE relations.   According to the document, Qatar’s embassy in Pakistan is seeking to reduce the UAE’s influence in Pakistan’s hunting grounds. It had meetings with Pakistani authorities, in this regard. The document states that Qatar’s embassy provoked the Pakistani government against the presence of Emirati sheikhs in Pakistan.   ...

Saudi Crown Prince dismissed for supporting Qatar

1396/4/21 | 15:48
  Saudi prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz posted on his Twitter account: "the coalition between Mohammed bin Zayed and bin Salman led to unilateral decision about GCC members."   Saudi prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz posted on his Twitter account: “the coalition between Mohammed bin Zayed and Bin Salman led the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to take a unilateral decision about its members. The UAE plays the major role at the Cooperation Council.” Bin Nayef protested the king to prevent the entrance of the Qatari to Masjid al-Haram and ...

Erdogan sets a condition for Turkish troops to leave Qatar

1396/4/16 | 15:48
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed support for Qatar amid Gulf tensions and claimed his troops will only be withdrawn if Qatar asks them to leave. “We remain loyal to our agreement with Qatar. If it requests us to leave, we will not stay where we are not wanted,” Erdogan said in a meeting in Cairo yesterday. Since the inception of the Gulf tension in June, Turkey has sent soldiers and food supplies in aid of Qatar, to sidestep a siege via land, air and sea by an Arab coalition. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain ...

In UAE prison: 40 days into the hunger strike: Will human conscience be reawakened if they starve to death?

1396/4/16 | 15:48
When someone’s dignity is violated and when he is humiliated regardless of his weakness and helplessness while justice is not being served, life itself becomes futile and the whole world becomes hopeless. Executioners do not usually reach such a degree of fascistic cruelty until they have been stripped of all human values. The oppressed then finds no means to speak up and protest other than by going on a hunger strike. This sums up what has happened to human rights activist, Imran Al-Radwan, whose strike reached its 40th day yesterday. He ...

Leak: UAE attempted to influence Obama policy in Yemen

1396/4/12 | 15:48
The UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba, tried to influence former American President Barack Obama’s policy in Yemen, the Intercept newspaper reported. Leaked emails from Al-Otaibi appear to show that the Emirati diplomat tried to convince Robert Malley, then a top Middle East advisor to Obama, that human rights reporting which was critical of the US-backed bombing coalition in Yemen was unfairly biased. During the exchange, which took place in June 2016, Malley responded in disbelief: “Seriously? Believing in human rights is ...

Qatar Crisis: How the European world is in deep trouble?

1396/4/12 | 15:48
  European governments might be able to maintain neutrality on the Qatari crisis with a straight face, but their bankers’ hearts, and hands, are already not so clean.     And since Mr Market interprets political developments best in the twenty-first century, it provides the clearest direction of the latest Middle East crisis. It turns out that European, led by British, banks have stopped buying and selling the Qatari Riyal, putting downward pressure on the currency.      That would be awkward on any given day, ...

Despite Blockade, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar Share Oil Tankers

1396/4/10 | 15:48
Despite a near-absolute embargo imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three other nations, the energy market hasn’t noticed even a blip related to what is seen by many as a huge diplomatic crisis, mostly because the countries are all stopped short of letting the dispute get in the way of such business.   The United Arab Emirates is still importing Qatari natural gas en masse, because losing that supply would devastate them at least as much as Qatar. New reports oninternational shipping reveal that oil tankers continue to be permitted ...

Crown Prince of UAE asked Americans to bomb Al Jazeera headquarters Wikileaks reveals

1396/4/7 | 15:48
The Crown Prince of the UAE Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan asked the Americans to bomb the headquarters of Al Jazeera during the US war on Afghanistan, Arabi21.com revealed yesterday. According to the document bin Zayed spoke about a meeting between his father and the former Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The same document also revealed that Bin Zayed had advised the Americans not to have journalists accompany them during the first attack on Afghanistan so they could not report civilian victims. In addition, the document revealed ...

Whistle-Blower: Saudi Arabia, UAE Plotting to Stage Coup in Qatar

1396/4/2 | 15:48
  Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed an unprecedented plot by Saudi Arabia and the UAE for carrying out a coup in Qatar.     Mujtahid on his Twitter page wrote that UAE’s Mohammad bin Zayyed and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman had been plotting to wage a coup in Qatar. According to the scenario, the Saudi and UAE forces were planning to stage a coup in Qatar by occupying that country in cooperation with Blackwater security forces and ...

PRESS TV | Qatar isolation could last for years, says Emirati official

1396/3/29 | 15:48
A senior Emirati official says some Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf region could continue to isolate Qatar "for years” if Doha did not alter its foreign policy. "Qatar will realize that this is a new state of affairs and isolation can last years,” Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) state minister for foreign affairs, said during a press briefing in the French capital on Monday. "There must be some people who are wise in Qatar and who will prevail, hopefully within the ruling family," Gargash noted, stressing, "This is not ...

Gulf crisis: Why is Nawaz Sharif in more trouble than anyone else?

1396/3/28 | 15:48
  There are economic compulsions that require maintenance of good relations with the Gulf countries. The largest number of Pakistani expatriates are employed in the Gulf (3,682,544).      Pakistan also receives the largest amount of remittances from the Gulf (SA $4.52b, UAE $3.47b, Qatar $302m). Saudi Arabia and the UAE are also two of Pakistan’s major trading partners.   What has created complications is Nawaz Sharif’s personalised diplomacy, particularly vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia. Saudis brokered a deal for him ...

US deploys 2 warships to Doha for joint drills with Qatari navy

1396/3/25 | 15:48
Two US navy vessels have arrived in Doha to take part in joint military drills with the Qatari navy amid escalating tensions between Arab Persian Gulf states. The US ships arrived at Hamad Port south of Doha "to participate in a joint exercise with the Qatari Emiri Navy," announced the Qatari News Agency (QNA) on Wednesday. The news agency noted that the crews of the two ships were received by Qatari navy officers. In early June, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) broke off relations with Doha and suspended all ...

UAE paid $3bn to finance coup attempt in Turkey: Report

1396/3/24 | 15:48
The United Arab Emirates financed a high-profile coup attempt last year in Turkey and paid about three billion dollars to the putschists, a columnist in a Turkish daily has claimed. Mehmet Acet, a columnist for Yeni Safak daily, said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meant the United Arab Emirates when he recently hinted at a Muslim country that spent billions to topple the Turkish government in the coup in July 2016. Cavusoglu said in recent remarks that a foreign country funneled money to the putschists while making efforts ...

Qatar hosted Taliban on US request: Official

1396/3/23 | 15:48
A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban militant group based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a senior counterterrorism adviser to Qatar’s foreign minister, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that Qatar hosted the Taliban “by request by the US government” and as part of Qatar’s “open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace.” The Taliban opened ...

Al-Jazeera reveals details of secret prisons under UAE supervision in Yemen

1396/3/22 | 15:48
  [caption id="attachment_45929" align="alignnone" width="3000"] GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - MARCH 30: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) U.S. Navy guards escort a detainee after a "life skills" class held for prisoners at Camp 6 in the Guantanamo Bay detention center on March 30, 2010 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to close the prison by early 2010 but has struggled to transfer, try or release the remaining detainees from the facility, located on the U.S. Naval Base ...

Source: S. Arabia Intends to Builds Military Bases in Iraq's Kurdistan in Return for Supporting Independence

1396/3/22 | 15:48
An informed Kurdish official revealed that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan have demanded the Iraqi Kurdistan officials to allow them to build military bases in the region for supporting their decision to declare independence.     "Based on this agreement, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan received promises to estalish military bases in Dahouk and Erbil with the aim of confronting Iran and Turkey's influence in exchange for supporting a referendum for independence and then formation of a Kurdish state," the source said in an interview with ...

UAE in dire need of Qatar gas to keep Dubai lit up: Report

1396/3/21 | 15:48
The United Arab Emirates depends on imported gas to generate half of its electricity, and the recent diplomatic row with neighboring Qatar risks glittering skyscrapers in the sheikhdom’s largest and most populous city of Dubai to go dark for lack of power. Qatar reportedly pumps about 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day through a 364-kilometer (226-mile) undersea pipeline to the UAE and Oman. The fuel is processed gas from Qatar’s North Field and transported to the Taweelah terminal in the Emirati capital city of Abu Dhabi, English-language ...

Saudia releases list Of Terrorists Supported By Qatar

1396/3/21 | 15:48
  In what commentators have dubbed a "clear escalation", moments ago Arab states including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, have released a list that designates 59 individuals and 12 entities in Qatar as terrorist. The complete list of those named includes Qataris, Jordanians, Egyptians, Kuwaitis, Libyans.   Khalifa Mohammed Turki al-Subaie - Qatari 2. Abdelmalek Mohammed Yousef Abdel Salam - Jordanian 3. Ashraf Mohammed Yusuf Othman Abdel Salam - Jordanian 4. Ibrahim Eissa Al-Hajji Mohammed Al-Baker - Qatari 5. ...

UAE document reveals plan to control Tunisia

1396/3/20 | 15:48
A document from the Emirates Policy Centre has revealed how the UAE is planning to control Tunisia and undermine the coalition government, thenewkhalij.news reported on Thursday. The plan includes a crackdown on the Islamist Ennahda Movement in the North African country. Prepared by the Maghreb Study Unit of the centre based in Abu-Dhabi, the document shows the details of the UAE’s interference in the internal affairs of Tunisia. Former Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim, who is well-known for his anti-Islamist position and is one of the ...

Dh500,000 fine and up to 15 years in jail for speaking against UAE’s decision on Qatar

1396/3/19 | 15:48
Showing sympathy for Qatar on social media or through any other means is a crime punishable by law, the UAE Attorney-General has warned. In a statement issued to the Arabic language media on Wednesday, Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi said the UAE has taken a firm stance against Qatar’s hostile and irresponsible policies towards the UAE and other GCC and Arab nations. “The tough decisions were taken in order to protect UAE’s national security, its supreme interests and interests of its people,” underlined Al Shamsi. “Strict and tough action ...

Gulf conflict and US interests in the region

1396/3/18 | 15:48
President Donald Trump called Qatar’s emir on Wednesday and offered US help as efforts grew to resolve a damaging feud between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. Trump’s call to Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, a key US ally, came as a senior Emirati official said Arab states were not seeking “regime change” in Doha. “The president offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary,” Trump’s office said after the call. A Qatari official said Trump ...

Cracks in Gulf allies: Saudia on the self destruction mode

1396/3/16 | 15:48
    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Yemen severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism in an unprecedented rift between the most powerful members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).     The coordinated move dramatically escalates a dispute over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran.     The three Gulf states announced ...

Saudi Arabia: Qatar must choose sides over Iran

1396/3/14 | 15:48
[caption id="attachment_45497" align="alignnone" width="1200"] It seems Qatar monarchy has finally realized that it’s better to part with anti-Iran Saudi ‘royals’ and their regional allies.[/caption]     Western-controlled Saudi and UAE poodles have spent the past few days irritated over the ruler of oil-rich Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s receiving phone call from Iran’s re-elected president Hassan Rouhani.     “One of our foreign policy principles is to continue cooperation with neighboring ...

UAE, Saudi campaign to end Qatar’s independence

1396/3/12 | 15:48
As soon as the Arab show of unity with US President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia had ended, a row broke out between US oil-producing allies that Trump had met and praised during his visit to the kingdom. Three days after Trump and King Salman declared Iran to be the main sponsor of terrorism, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates accused Qatar of trying to undermine efforts to isolate the Islamic Republic. Saudi newspapers, clerics and even some celebrities attacked the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, accusing him of “stabbing ...

Qatar information against UAE; exposing secret prisons of UAE in Yemen

1396/3/9 | 15:48
  The State of Qatar has raised the pace of media confrontation with UAE against the background of the crisis of statements attributed to the Emir of Qatar, which the Qatari government denied but that UAE and Saudi media ignored the negation. Al-Jazeera Channel of Qatar, a major point of contention, broadcast a report Thursday accusing the United Arab Emirates of running secret prisons in Aden, Mukala and Socotra and equipping Yemeni forces outside the Traitor’s power in southern Yemen. Al-Jazeera said that there are secret prisons ...

Saudi and UAE target Qatar's media and website over Iran's support

1396/3/5 | 15:48
Qatar says it is being targeted in a “hostile media campaign” after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked its websites and broadcasters over certain remarks attributed to the Qatari emir. “There is a hostile media campaign against the State of Qatar, which we will confront,” Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Thursday. A day earlier, Qatar’s state-run news agency ran a story, saying the kingdom had ordered the withdrawal of its ambassadors from Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United ...

Will the UAE take military action against Hadi?

1396/2/23 | 15:48
With the announcement by sacked governor of Aden, Aydarus Al-Zubaydi, that he has created a transitional political council in the city and the south despite the presence of the presidency and the legitimate government under the leadership of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen has been put on the edge of a dangerous turning point.     In this way, it is approaching the Libyan model that has been overwhelmed by militias. It has effectively entered the state of division and strife over power, influence and territory.   The UAE ...

UAE-Saudi disputes emerge further as Yemen war unfolds

1396/2/19 | 15:48
  As the United Arab Emirates' goals and plans for Yemen's southern port city of Aden become clearer days by day, the rifts between ABU Dhabi and Riyadh increase with the same pace.     Last week, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the resigned president of Yemen who has the backing of Saudi Arabia fired Aden’s governor Aidarous al-Zubaidi, a political figure known to be close to the UAE.   In response, al-Zubaidi’s supporters from Yemeni Southern Movement have challenged the governor sacking. They held rallies in support of ...

UAE-Saudi Arabia cooperation to strengthen Al-Qaeda and ISIS

1396/2/9 | 15:48
The Egyption Elbadil news has recently revealed a document showing that Mohammad bin Salman the Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown prince and his UAE counterpart Mohammed bin Zayed has financially supported ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorist groups.     The documents which was obtained from Embassy of Qatar in Washington also show that US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury has told Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari the Qatar ambassador to Washington that the two above Crown Princes have been in touch with Abdullah bin Fisal Alahdi and Ali bakr Hassan the two ...

Safin Dizayi reveals involvement of Emirati Consul, Mohammad Rashid al-Mansouri in funding  of ISIS commanders

1395/12/20 | 15:48
  Spokesperson for the Iraqi Kurdistan government, Safin Dizayi, says that the UAE Consul General in Erbil is funding ISIS commanders and handling smuggling operations for them.     The official spokesperson for Iraqi Kurdistan “Safin Dizayi” has revealed the UAE’s Consul General in Erbil, Mohammad Rashid al-Mansouri, is bankrolling hundreds of ISIS commanders and high-profile members.     Dizayi added that after an attack launched by Iraqi forces on ISIS in Mosul, in which many ISIS casualties fell, and ...

Saudi led coalition in Trouble: UAE, Sudan within Range of Yemeni Missiles

1395/11/26 | 15:48
  A prominent Yemeni analyst underlined that the country's ballistic missiles are able to target the capital cities of the Saudi-led coalition members, including the UAE and Sudan. "Based on field information in area of the military industries, the indigenous ballistic missiles of the Yemenis can target the capital cities of certain members of the Saudi-led coalition," Amin al-Shami told FNA on Saturday. "The range of the Yemeni missiles has stirred deep concerns in Riyadh and its supporters, including Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE and ...

Modi’s Gulf diplomacy: Pakistan’s Arab allies stab her in back       

1395/11/8 | 15:48
  United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived here on Tuesday as chief guest for India’s Jan 26 Republic Day parade.     In a departure from protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him at the airport. Mr Modi gave Al Nahyan a warm hug at the tarmac, seen as a signal of developing proximity that could be linked to Pakistan’s refusal to the UAE to join the war in Yemen.     The parade usually showcases nuclear missiles aimed at Pakistan and China as part of India’s surging military ...

Afghanistan Blast leave 42 dead, UAE ambassador seriously wounded

1395/10/22 | 15:48
At least ten people were killed in an explosion in the governor's compound in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province during a visit by the UAE ambassador, local media reported. While Earlier in the day, twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, killing at least 32 people and wounding 80 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital.   The bombings came just hours after a Taliban suicide bomber killed seven people in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the volatile southern province of Helmand, ...

No more tax evasions: Pakistani tax evaders quiver by UAE’s move

1395/9/29 | 15:48
  UAE has tightened rules for the foreign investors in the country, asking for the information to determine their countries of residence.     The development will certainly result in anxiety among the wealthy elite of Pakistan. Unofficial data from the Dubai Land Authority has claimed several times that more than $2 billion have flowed into the Dubai real estate market by Pakistanis over the past three years.   Over the years, Dubai has remained the destination of black money, with the lucrative real estate sector becoming a tax ...

A meeting in Dubai: People to people contact and rigid Status quo

1395/9/7 | 15:48
  Amid tension along the Line of Control, legislators from Pakistan and India have held a dialogue on sharing their experiences on governance and democracy. Facilitated by PILDAT, the fourth round of the Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy took place in Dubai, UAE on November 20. The Dialogue focussed on sharing of experiences and good practices on effective agriculture and livestock policies and practices between legislators and experts belonging to Indian States ...

A curious absence: Why did Zardari leave Pakistan?

1395/6/3 | 15:48
Asif Zardari has been out of country. His absence is quite curious and raised many eyebrows. When the PPP’s influential MNA Faryal Talpur was asked about months’ long stay of former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari out of the country mainly in Dubai, the UAE.“There were baseless things said about me also that I would also not return to the country but here I am present in the country,” said the MNA Talpur who is also the sister of Asif Ali Zardari. “Like me Zardari Sahib would also return to the country one day,” she said. ...

Increasing unemployment: Poor job opportunities and mass exodus

1395/2/20 | 15:48
Pakistan has been facing continuous exodus as nearly a million people left the country for better work opportunities in 2015 alone. Senate Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development was told on Friday that since 1971, over 9 million Pakistanis have emigrated through the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, according to a report in Express Tribune. This number peaked in 2015 when 9,46,571 Pakistanis moved to other countries, and since 2013, over 2.32 million Pakistanis have left the country for work. Of them, six per ...

Complex weather pattern:  Is the World going to end?

1394/12/24 | 15:48
 An unusually soggy week in the United Arab Emirates turned nasty Wednesday as a massive storm whipped through the desert nation, causing damage throughout the capital, Abu Dhabi. The downpour quickly overmatched the drainage systems, leaving motorists stranded in standing water on city streets.  The storm, which contained strong winds, frequent lightning and even some hail, caused all flights to be suspended Wednesday at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Wind gusts reached hurricane strength -- 75 mph (120 kilometers per hour) -- at nearby ...

Investing abroad: Can Pakistan stop the flight of capital?

1394/12/9 | 15:48
 Pakistanis purchased 6,106 properties during 2015 as compared to 5,079 units last year, an increase of 20 per cent, Dubai Land Department (DLD) figures showed on Thursday. Around AED 8 billion ($2.178bn) worth of properties were purchased by Pakistanis during the year as compared to AED 7.588bn ($2.066bn) last year, up 5.43pc. Media statements that the government was investigating Pakistani investments in Dubai property market seemed ineffective due to the rise in purchases. According to the DLD’s report, the overall real-estate investment ...

Battle against Hate speech: Pakistan state fears Mullah’s backlash

1394/11/1 | 15:48
   In an attempt to “maintain sectarian harmony” among different schools of thought, the Sindh government is planning to table in the provincial assembly a bill which will allow only government-approved Friday sermons in all mosques, according to a key member of the provincial cabinet. “The move is part of the government’s efforts for sectarian harmony,” said Abdul Qayyum Soomro, the Sindh chief minister’s adviser on religious affairs, while talking to Geo News on Monday. He said the exercise was aimed at curbing hate speeches ...

Financing Madrassas: Can Pakistan question Saudi masters?

1394/9/29 | 15:48
  Nearly 300 madrassas in Pakistan are receiving financial support from around 10 countries, the government has informed the lower house of parliament, as it admitted it had no idea about the total amount of funds or any other kind of support these seminaries receive. The interior ministry, in a written response to a question, told the National Assembly that 285 seminaries were receiving funds from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, the US, the UK, and South Africa. Of the seminaries ...

Yemen civil war:  Is Daesh taking over territory ceded by Al Qaeda?

1394/9/18 | 15:48
Jaafar Mohammed Saad died alongside several aides when his vehicle was attacked by members of the terror group, also known as Daesh. The evil group did not admit responsibility for the deadly blast immediately but it has established a presence in Yemen since the country’s civil war broke out earlier this year. ISIS later posted a statement on a messaging service revealing it had detonated a car laden with explosives as Saad’s vehicle passed through Aden’s Tawahi district, as part of a convoy, as he made his way to work.  Local residents ...