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Egypt gives Hamas ultimatum to stop flying kites into Israel

Sleeping with extremists: ASWJ announces support to ex-PM Abbasi for July 25 elections

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in third ODI, clinch series

Textbooks — the real culprit

Could Sharif buy flats fairly in early 90s?

Iran, Pakistan to jointly produce defense equipment: Top general

Putin presents Trump World Cup football made in Pakistan

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

Dawn's CEO Hameed Haroon admits Dawn leaks issue was an international agenda

PTI leader meets ex-chief of banned outfit for votes

Why didn't Shahbaz Sharif reach to airport: The story of a secrete deal

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman: negotiations with Israel ‘a joke’

Pakistani Student Stabbed to Death in China

Two contentious decisions see Croatia crumble when it mattered most

A new face from Nawaz's dynasty: PML-N consider launching Maryam’s son

PML-N's Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination attempt in Attock

Inside Story: What happened to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz at airport

Nawaz Sharif: Delusions of Grandeur

Pak-Iran improving military ties: A message to US and Israel

35k families displaced by Saudi attacks on Hudaydah: UN

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban: Top cmdr.

Pakistani police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of ex-premier's party

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Failure of 16-Year War

Pakistan, Iran army chiefs discuss peace, security issues

Sharif Saga: End of kleptocrats & thugs?

Will Interpol heed red warrant for Ishaq Dar?

Silence on recent bloodbath shows that 'mainstreaming' of radicalised outfits is a doomed plan

Who killed Haroon Bilour: A new story evolves

Saudi Awakening Movement leader arrested for opposing US troops in KSA

Iranian military chief to visit Pakistan soon on counterpart’s invitation

Emirati prince hiding in Qatar accuses UAE rulers of blackmail and corruption

France snatch World Cup glory from Croatia to win second title

China’s Sinopec will continue to buy Iranian oil

Diverting Iranian flights to Najaf to Baghdad

Elections under the threat of terrorism

Waseem floors Mthalane but loses world title via decision

Political campaign under threat: Who is the next target of terrorists?

Russia rejects Israeli call to keep Iranian advisors away from Golan

PML-N leadership booked for terrorism

Family meets Nawaz, Maryam at Adiala jail

Belgium claim 3rd spot at World Cup 2018, beat England 2-0

A matter of growing insecurities: Terror during elections

Maryam Nawaz goes to jail in Gucci

US, Iran Clash in Hormuz Strait: Not an Improbable Scenario

Croatian president can’t wait for final

USA enhances its support to Pakistan in educational sector

Would TLP a major stake holder in the elections?

Trial of remaining NAB references against Sharif family to take place in Adiala Jail

What Nawaz Sharif's Return to Pakistan Means for the Country's Politics

Turkey to sell 30 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan in major military export deal

A deadliest attack: 128 perish as savage attack on Mastung rally stuns nation

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz likely to be shifted in Adiala Jail

Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport, passports confiscated

Nawaz Sharif lands at Lahore airport will be arrested shortly

Imam and Khan propel Pakistan to crushing victory over Zimbabwe

Mastaung Blast: Death toll mounts to 90, More than 200 wounded

Blast targets convoy of JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani, 4 killed

BAP candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani, 19 others killed in Mastung blast

Bilour’s Assassination: Is TTP trying to reassert itself after Fazlullah’s execution?

Fear of Khalistan: India demands UK to disallow Social Justice meet

Pakistan hosts spy chiefs from Russia, China, Iran

The return of Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam in UAE, to reach Lahore by 6:15pm

World Cup final odds, lines: France the favorite to win it all over Croatia on Sunday

London police take Nawaz Sharif's grandsons into custody

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry

“Harf Kaar” App Lets You Correct Grammatical Mistakes in Urdu Language

Qatar funding pro-Israel US organisations

Beheading increases 70% in Saudi Arabia

Would Pakistan Supreme Court extend accountability to Ex-General?

Shrouded mystery: What was the secrete message Nawaz Sharif ignored?

Reham Khan book published online

Would Zardari play on front foot after Lawai's arrest?

Prison or gallows, I won’t stop, says Nawaz

US softens stance on Iran sanctions amid warnings

Croatia heads to its first World Cup final after beating England 2-1

Ministry asks NAB to probe corruption in Rs3b education project

Reuters: Saudi coalition has reached a dead point in Al-Hudaydah

The nightmare of terrorism: Is TTP back?

Petition seeking disqualification of ASWJ ringleader Ludhianvi referred to Chief Justice

Ishaq Dar seeks political asylum in UK: report

Who makes Cheemas and Fawads?

Is Pakistan serious to pursue Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project?

Nawaz, Maryam to be arrested at Lahore airport on arrival, flown to Islamabad: sources

France reach World Cup final as Belgium's golden generation falls short again

ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast

Israel supplied Saudi Arabia with internationally banned weapons

PICTURE: Capt (r) Safdar hid in a cave to avoid NAB arrest

Under attack: Who is threatening Nawaz Sharif?

France v Belgium: World Cup semi-final, European battle of world stars

Less than 56% Children in Pakistan go to Schools: Report

Zardari under mega corruption scandal: Laundered amount may go up to Rs70 bn

ECP seeks clarification from Ludhianvi for hate speech against Shias

NACTA confirms Imran Khan's life under threat

Qatar, UAE to join US war in Afghanistan

Doubts if Saudis can replace lost Iranian barrels

Top Israeli security expert warns against war with Iran

Pakistan launches first ever remote sensing satellite in China

A murky business: Is Zardari next?


Pak-Iran improving military ties: A message to US and Israel

1397/4/26 | 01:05
  Pakistan and Iran  pledged to further deepen their military cooperation.This was the upshot of Iranian Chief of General Staff Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri’s visit to Pakistan. The top Iranian commander’s three-day trip is being attached great importance because bilateral military exchanges between Pakistan and Iran have been very rare due to their mutual mistrust that kept them divided till recently. Gen Bagheri visited caretaker Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussain Haroon at the foreign ministry and then went to the General Headquarters ...

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban: Top cmdr.

1397/4/26 | 01:05
The United States has expressed readiness to initiate direct talks with the Taliban in an attempt to end a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, a significant shift in American policy in the conflict-ridden country. General John Nicholson, the top commander of US forces in Afghanistan, made the announcement on Monday, saying the move was intended to bring the Afghan government and the militants closer and culminate in formal peace negotiations to end the long-running war. “Our Secretary of State, Mr. (Mike) Pompeo, has said that we, the United ...

Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Failure of 16-Year War

1397/4/25 | 01:05
Two and half weeks after President Donald Trump rejected the idea of peace talks with Taliban, the militant group published an open letter to the American people urging them to pressure their government to end the occupation of Afghanistan, now in its 17th year, and engage in peace talks. The letter, published on the group’s website, denounces the Bush administration’s justification for launching the invasion, as well as the Trump administration, which “again ordered the perpetuation of the same illegitimate occupation and war against ...

Saudi Awakening Movement leader arrested for opposing US troops in KSA

1397/4/25 | 01:05
  Saudi monarchy has taken into custody a prominent Muslim scholar as part of an ongoing campaign to silence critics in the kingdom as religious scholar Hawali, a leading figure in Saudi Arabia's Sahwa (Awakening) movement, opposes the presence of US troops in the Arabian Peninsula.   Human rights campaigners and online activists said that Sheikh Safar al-Hawali had been detained, without providing further details. In the 1990s, Hawali was jailed for opposing the Saudi ties with US troops leading a military operation in Kuwait. ...

US, Iran Clash in Hormuz Strait: Not an Improbable Scenario

1397/4/23 | 01:05
  The US remains adamant in its desire to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero, even if it hurts importing countries. America’s secondary sanctions on firms dealing with Iran would “snap back” on August 6 for trade in cars and metals and on November 4 for oil and banking transactions.   The “wind down” period varied between 90 and 180 days is intended to allow entities to end businesses in Iran. There will be no waivers. India, China and Turkey are the oil importers expected not to succumb to US pressure. Brian Hook, the ...

Qatar funding pro-Israel US organisations

1397/4/21 | 01:05
  Qatar has donated $250,000 to some of the most extreme pro-Israel organisations in the US, a report by the Electronic Intifada has revealed. The sums are believed to have been transferred by Joseph Allaham, a lobbyist working for the Qatari government, specifically through his firm Lexington Strategies, with some of the sums being paid as recently as early 2018. The sums include $100,000 to the Zionist Organisation of America (ZOA), $100,000 to Our Soldiers Speak, an organisation that describes itself as the “vehicle through which ...

US softens stance on Iran sanctions amid warnings

1397/4/21 | 01:05
  The United States has softened its stance on new Iran sanctions after warnings that a possible face-off between the two countries would push oil prices back into the triple digits. With the sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and its central bank about to take effect on November 4, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that his country may grant oil sanctions waivers to countries seeking relief from the measures. The remarks were a sharp climbdown from Washington’s hardline position, including President Donald Trump’s ...

Qatar, UAE to join US war in Afghanistan

1397/4/19 | 01:05
  Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are to join the longest conflict in US history, by supporting the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan. Abu Dhabi and Doha will be part of a multi-nation fight codenamed “Operation Resolute Support”, according to the Washington Post. Both Gulf countries will focus on training and advising Afghan forces. Official numbers on how many troops will be deployed has not been disclosed but the military inclusion is set to be approved next week during NATO’s ministerial meeting in Brussels. Both Qatar ...

Doubts if Saudis can replace lost Iranian barrels

1397/4/19 | 01:05
  Indications are growing that show the US cannot rely on Saudi Arabia for too long to make up for the missing Iranian oil supplies once American sanctions are re-imposed against the country. Reuters in a report quoted estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as showing that Saudi Arabia would have to pump an extra volume of at least 1 million barrels per day (bpd). The report added that the kingdom had sufficient spare capacity to fill the gap created as a lack of supplies from Iran. However, it warned that this would leave ...

Pakistan is the 22nd most powerful country in the world

1397/4/18 | 01:05
Pakistan is ranked at the 22nd position in the list of 80 most powerful countries. To our dismay, it has descended two positions in the list, however, leaving behind countries like Brazil, Spain, and Singapore in the new global rankings, Pakistan makes its mark. This list is published by an American media house US News and Report, where countries are ranked in terms of nation, economy, military, and political factors. Pakistan’s neighboring country India, is ranked 15th in the list while Turkey secures the 14th position. This list highlights ...

Why is Mike Pompeo in North Korea

1397/4/16 | 01:05
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is engaged in a protracted political negotiation with North Koreans to reach an agreement on the country’s nuclear weapons while President Donald Trump is distracted with other issues, according to E. Michael Jones, an American writer and political analyst in Indiana. Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Friday. “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just arrived in North Korea to discuss ...

Can Trump Convince Vladimir Putin to Turn Against Iran?

1397/4/12 | 01:05
  During an upcoming one-on-one meeting, President Donald Trump is expected to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to kick Iranian forces out of Syria, national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday. Trump and Putin will meet in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, and the two men will likely speak at length about the ongoing conflict in Syria, Bolton said in a televised interview. "There are possibilities for doing a larger negotiation on helping to get Iranian forces out of Syria and back into Iran which would be a significant step ...

Human trafficking, the most recent American reports against Iran

1397/4/11 | 01:05
We reject this spiteful, biased, and political report that, using unreliable sources and information, has made groundless and unrealistic accusations of human trafficking against some countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Monday. “Through such measures, the US government is trying to distract the world’s public opinion from its meddlesome and destabilizing policies which have seriously prepared the ground for the creation and expansion of organized criminal networks of human ...

Not a Single Asian State Will Rush to Join US Sanctions on Iran - Scholar

1397/4/11 | 01:05
The US is pushing Tehran’s economic partners to curb their imports of Iranian oil as it prepares to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Sputnik has discussed the issue with two Moscow-based experts.   Irina Fyodorova, an expert with the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow, told Sputnik that China, just like India and South Korea, have past experience of responding to US bans on Iranian oil exports. “During the previous round of sanctions, payments for oil supplies were not made in US dollars. This was either a barter ...

Clean our shit : Why has Pakistan refused to clear US mess in Afghanistan?

1397/4/11 | 01:05
The United States has said the Taliban’s failure to engage in talks to end Afghanistan’s nearly 17-year conflict is “unacceptable” and called on Pakistan to exert more pressure on the militants. US envoy Alice Wells made the remarks during a visit to Kabul on Saturday, two weeks after an unprecedented ceasefire triggered spontaneous street celebrations involving Taliban fighters and security forces. “I think it [the ceasefire reaction] creates this impulse for everyone to renew their efforts to find a negotiated political solution,” ...

US improves Pakistan’s ranking on human trafficking

1397/4/9 | 01:05
The US State Department has revised upward the ranking of Pakistan after keeping it on the watchlist for consecutive four years due to its inadequate measures against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in and outside the country. Until recently, there was no comprehensive law to either define trafficking/smuggling or punish those committing this offence. The parliament this year approved two laws in this regard shortly before the dissolution of the National Assembly. In addition, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken significant ...

Turkey vows to keep Iran ties despite US pressures

1397/4/9 | 01:05
Turkey says it remains determined to maintain trade ties with Iran in an apparent defiance against a purported plan by the US to urge all nations to cut imports of Iranian oil from November.   Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted by media as saying that Ankara would not cut off trade ties with Iran “at the behest of other countries” in a clear reference to the US. "If the United States' decisions are aimed at peace and stability, then we'll support them, but we don't have to follow every decision. Being allies doesn't ...

Gunman attacks journalists at Maryland newsroom, 5 dead

1397/4/8 | 01:05
  A man firing a shotgun and armed smoke grenades killed four journalists and a staffer at Maryland's capital newspaper The Capital Gazzette, then was swiftly taken into custody by police who rushed into the building. Police said the suspect in custody is a white man in his late 30s. Acting Police Chief William Krampf of Anne Arundel County called it a targeted attack in which the gunman “looked for his victims". “This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people,” Krampf said. Journalists crawled ...

Israel against easing US nuclear limits on Saudi

1397/4/8 | 01:05
Israel's energy minister says the United States is not planning to ease nuclear non-proliferation limits on Saudi Arabia in case it strikes a nuclear power deal with the Arab kingdom. In a Reuters interview published Wednesday Yuval Steinitz said Israel vehemently opposes any attempt by Saudi Arabia to clinch nuclear power deals with the US that relax the so-called "gold standard." The standard bans Riyadh from enriching uranium or reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to extract plutonium. "Once you allow one country to enrich uranium or reprocess ...

Pakistan placed on FATF grey list: What is next?

1397/4/7 | 01:05
 Pakistan was officially placed on a terrorism financing watchdog’s grey list on Wednesday, failing the country’s efforts to avoid the designation, diplomatic sources claimed. The report could not be confirmed independently and the FATF did not make an official announcement till late in night. The sources said that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) took this decision during a plenary meeting in Paris, arguing that Pakistan had failed to act against terror financing on its soil. Earlier in the day, caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad ...

Israel confident US to keep protections in any Saudi nuclear power deal

1397/4/6 | 01:05
  Israel’s energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any nuclear power deal it agrees with Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports. Israel vehemently opposes any effort by the Saudi Arabia to relax “gold standard” non-proliferation limits on enriching uranium or reprocessing nuclear fuel in any deal between the two countries, Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s energy minister, told Reuters in an interview. “Once you allow ...

Four Arab states give green light to US ‘peace’ plan: Report

1397/4/6 | 01:05
Four regional Arab states have reportedly given the green light to a contentious US “peace” plan on the Palestine issue, which is said to have been devised based on Israeli interests at the cost of Palestinian rights. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan assured the US of their support for the plan during visits to those countries by US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Jason Greenblatt, the US envoy to the region, Israel Hayom daily reported on Monday. The US is pushing to ...

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

1397/4/1 | 01:05
The United States has reminded Pakistan that it’s still on notice to eliminate all terrorist sanctuaries from its territory, although relations between the two countries show some signs of improvement. The reminder — conveyed by US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells at a congressional hearing on Wednesday — re-emphasises the point that Washington never fails to mention the need for Pakistan to eliminate terrorism. “Pakistan is on notice that we expect its unequivocal cooperation ...

Are Iran and Israel heading toward open warfare?

1397/3/27 | 01:05
  This year’s Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Iran was staged with greater fanfare than ever, not least because of rising tensions with Israel. Last month Israel claimed to have staged air strikes against the entire Iranian establishment in Syria. The air strikes of early May – widely judged to have been the most significant Israeli air assault on Syrian territory since the early 1980s – came on the heels of escalating tit-for-tat strikes involving Israel and the Iran-led alliance in Syria. In April Israel struck the T4 air base in Homs ...

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

1397/3/25 | 01:05
The United States military on Thursday targetted a chief of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) via a drone strike in Afghanistan's Kunar province near the border with Pakistan, it said of the attack, with one US official saying the target was believed to be the head of the banned group. “US forces conducted a counterterrorism strike, June 13, in Kunar province, close to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization,” Lieutenant-Colonel Martin O’Donnell, a ...

Afghanistan peace: US gun on Pakistan shoulder

1397/3/23 | 01:05
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban. Following the Taliban’s declaration of a ceasefire over Eid specifically against Afghan forces, there have been a number of attacks. While it is unclear if the latest attacks are the work of the Taliban leadership, splinter factions or the militant Islamic State group, it is clear that the mere possibility of dialogue will not automatically ...

Will Pakistan's daughter Khadija Siddiqi ever find justice

1397/3/22 | 01:05
My decades-long interest in crime shows and movies has a very simple reason. I find it all utterly fascinating: machinations of human mind; the motive; the meticulousness, the audacity in planning and carrying out of a crime; process of investigation — sealing of a crime scene, photographs taken of the body, fingerprint collection, placing of all items around a victim in airtight bags, forensic experts to make their scientific assessments (angle of the attack, weapon that was used, approximate height of the attacker, which hand was used, severity ...

PIEAS Tops Pakistani Universities in QS Rankings 2019

1397/3/22 | 01:05
  QS has released the university rankings for the year 2019 with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topping the charts for a record-breaking 7th consecutive time. The 15th edition of the world rankings evaluated 1000 universities from 85 countries, with the United States of America claiming top 4 positions. Stanford University, Harvard University and California Institute of Technology have also maintained 2nd, 3rd, and 4th spots respectively.   Top 10 World Universities The top 10 list is occupied by USA and UK, with the ...

No lesson from Iran: Finally the North Korea lost to US

1397/3/22 | 01:05
US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un have met at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island for the historic summit.  The first-ever meeting between a US president and a North Korean leader began at 9 a.m. Tuesday local time with a handshake, producing images that were carried live on television across the United States and beyond.  The two leaders met one-on-one, accompanied by translators, for about an hour.  Trump and Kim speak to media The two leaders addressed the media before walking into their one-on-one ...

Fox News calls Donald Trump a ‘dictator’

1397/3/21 | 01:05
America’s flagship conservative network Fox News has stirred a controversy by referring to Republican President Donald Trump as a “dictator,” in what administration critics are describing as a rather Freudian slip. The embarrassing gaffe occurred on Sunday, when a host on Fox&Friends, Trump’s favorite program on the network, was discussing the June 12 meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. “Regardless of what happens in that meeting ...

‘US used 9/11 attacks to target Muslims’

1397/3/20 | 01:05
An American professor emeritus says he believes the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were carried out by what he thinks is the American deep state and were then used as a pretext to target Muslims in general. “Neither the Taliban nor [al-Qaeda terrorist group leader] Osama bin Laden had anything to do with 9/11,” James Fetzer claimed in an interview with Press TV on Sunday, adding that he believed the attacks were hatched by the CIA, the American neo-conservatives, the US Department of Defense, and Israel’s Mossad. He said ...

Approaching elections and US interest in Pakistan's politics

1397/3/18 | 01:05
United States Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday telephoned Caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir ul Mulk and expressed well wishes for the caretaker government on behalf of US President Donald Trump, Radio Pakistan reported. Mike Pence congratulates PM Mulk on behalf of US President Trump on assuming office" Both the leaders agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations and also talked about pursuing joint targets of peace and stability in Afghanistan. Moreover, the caretaker prime minister informed Pence that the ...

How Saudia offered oil support to Trump for Iran's decision

1397/3/18 | 01:05
  A day before US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Riyadh, Tehran’s arch rival, has long been a close Washington ally, but direct pressure on a member of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over oil policies is rare. Washington last pressed Saudi Arabia to increase output in 2012. Riyadh has said that even though prices have spiked to over ...

Why the West publish Bad Press of Religious Freedom in Iran ?

1397/3/17 | 01:05
It seems, however, the US government only seeks to make political capital out of the religious diversity in some world countries, and it is believed that this country does not have a precise and realistic assessment of the domestic situation of countries, especially their demographic and religious conditions. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi couldn’t be more accurate when he dismissed as untrue and politically-motivated the latest report by the US State Department about religious freedoms in Iran. In his words, “Iran ...

While Razan lost her life, Nikki Hayley lost her humanity

1397/3/13 | 01:05
Last Friday, 1 June, a Palestinian volunteer medic, Razan Al Najar, was fasting and tending to the wounded at Gaza’s artificial fence with Israel. Thousands of miles away, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hayley, was scheming on behalf of Israel at the world body. The day ended with martyrdom and glory for Razan and shame and humiliation for Nikki. Just like she had done since the start of the Great March of Return on 30 March, Razan said goodbye to her family to go to the border, knowing that her skills would undoubtedly be called upon ...

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

1397/3/13 | 01:05
NATO’s secretary-general says the Western military alliance would not come to Israel’s defense in case of any possible attack by Iran against the occupying regime. Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with military action and Iranian officials have pledged a “crushing” response to any act of aggression against the country. Jens Stoltenberg told the German Der Spiegel magazine in comments published Saturday that Israel is a partner, but not a member and that NATO's "security guarantee" does not apply to the regime. Stoltenberg said ...

Assad Threatens Force Against US-Backed Forces

1397/3/11 | 01:05
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned US-backed Kurdish forces he would not hesitate to use force to retake the third of the country they control. He told Russia Today in an interview aired on Thursday that he favoured negotiations with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led outfit supported by the US-led coalition. “If not, we’re going to resort to liberate these areas by force,” Assad said. He added that direct conflict between his ally Russia and the United States in Syria had only been narrowly avoided. “We were ...

Trump officially nominates new commander for Afghan war

1397/3/9 | 01:05
US President Donald Trump has officially appointed Lieutenant General Austin Scott Miller as commander of the US-led occupying forces in Afghanistan. The announcement was made in a press release by the US Defense Department on Tuesday. "Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis has announced that the president has made the following nomination … Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller for appointment to the grade of general, and assignment as commander, Resolute Support Mission, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and commander, US Forces-Afghanistan," ...

US House bans Trump from declaring war on Iran

1397/3/5 | 01:05
The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed an amendment that bans President Donald Trump from declaring a war on Iran without the Congress’s approval. The bipartisan amendment on Wednesday received approval from the House as part of the US National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The amendment, introduced by Democratic Representative Keith Maurice Ellison and cosponsored by a number of other Democratic as well as Republican lawmakers, made clear Congress’s position that no law exists which gives the president power to launch ...

Americans liked 'English speaking, whiskey-drinking' Musharraf: ex-RAW chief

1397/3/4 | 01:05
Former Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) A S Dulat has admitted that out of all Pakistani military dictators, General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf proved to be the best for India. In his book co-authored with the former Director General (DG) Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani, the RAW chief praised General Pervez Musharraf for being reasonable with India. “Musharraf was the best, the most reasonable with us,” wrote Dulat while comparing him with other Pakistani dictators like Ayub Khan and Zia-ul-Haq. The former ...

Trump Says Military ‘Ready’ After Quitting Kim Meeting

1397/3/4 | 01:05
President Donald Trump has called off a landmark summit with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un, raising fears that the alternative to diplomacy is military action against the reclusive, nuclear-armed state. In a letter addressed directly to "His Excellency Kim Jong Un," Trump cited a recent statement carried earlier Thursday by the official Korean Central News Agency as the reason he canceled what would have been the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean supreme leader, slated to take place June 12 in Singapore. The ...

Deepening diplomatic war : Can Pakistan prove worse than North Korea?

1397/3/4 | 01:05
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington will cut aid to Islamabad in the form of grants, financial assistance and compensation, accusing Pakistan of treating American diplomats “badly”. Pompeo said this on Wednesday while presenting his testimony before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. He said that all the staff members of US embassy in Islamabad were not being treated well by the Pakistani government.  “My officers, our state department officers are being treated badly people working in the embassies and councils ...

US slaps new sanctions on entities working with Iran airlines

1397/3/3 | 01:05
The US has imposed new sanctions against nine Iranian and Turkish individuals and companies as well as a number of aircraft providing goods and services to four Iranian airlines. The sanctions announced by the US Treasury Department on Thursday, targeted the entities cooperating with Iran's Mahan Air, Caspian Air, Meraj Air, and Pouya Air. The Treasury Department claimed in a statement that the banned entities extend a lifeline to the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). The statement claimed that Caspian Airlines and ...

Arms smuggling to Yemen Houthis by Pak firm not proved

1397/3/2 | 01:05
An inquiry into the alleged arms export to Yemen Houthis by a Pakistani arms firm has been closed as no evidence could be found into the matter. The inquiry which was launched on the complaint of the United States has been closed on the condition that if any reliable evidence came on record later, the matter would be investigated again. Sources, privy to the developments, told The News that in March 2017 the US accused a Pakistani arms firm located in Lahore of exporting weapons to Yemeni rebels. During his meeting with the officials of Ministry ...

Venezuela kicks out top ranking US officials

1397/3/1 | 01:05
Venezuela has kicked out the top two US diplomatic representatives in the country in response to Washington's latest round of sanctions imposed over recent election results. On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of US charge d'affaires Todd Robinson and deputy head of mission Brian Naranjo and declared both of them "persona non grata." "They must leave the country in 48 hours in protest and in defense of the dignity of the Venezuelan homeland... Enough of conspiracies!," he said, Maduro made the announcement ...

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

1397/3/1 | 01:05
The US has threatened Iran with “the strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with a set of US demands, which critics have said is nothing short of a call for regime change in Tehran. The demands were made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his first major foreign policy speech since entering office last month. It was also the first time the US laid out details of its plan for a new nuclear deal with Iran since pulling out unilaterally from the previous one against the advice of its European allies and the two non-Western ...

A laughing Stock: Why UN should be abolished?

1397/3/1 | 01:05
The Israeli regime has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their countries’ votes at the United Nations in favor of an international probe into the latest massacre of dozens of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Spanish Ambassador Manuel Gomez-Acebo and Slovenian envoy Barbara Susnik were summoned on Monday, while Belgian Ambassador Olivier Belle is to be called in the next day, according to a statement released by the Israeli foreign ministry. The three European countries were among the 29 nations that voted ...

The spineless Arab world

1397/2/31 | 01:05
The Arab world have made Israel and its new friends in the US more adventurous and avaricious with regards to the Palestinians' situation. The Palestinian issue is mostly a humanitarian problem and all people around the world should sympathize with Palestinians who have been subjected to different kinds of injustice, humiliation, and even war crimes for very long years, yet inaction and submissiveness by the Arab world have made Israel and its new friends in the US more adventurous and avaricious. This time, on May 14, by illegally moving ...

How did Imam Khamenei predict the failure of JCPOA?

1397/2/31 | 01:05
  Last week, the US rejected and withdrew from the nuclear deal (JCPOA) in a self-prompted decision, on its own. JCPOA was held less than three years ago among Iran and the P5+1, and its final resolution is not evident. Now it is a good time to review the statements made by the Leader of the Revolution, study the process of how negotiations started, and the opinion of the Leader about this deal until today. Why was Iran reluctant to negotiate with the US? Years after the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran is still ...

The New ‘Axis of Evil’ Forms Up Against Iran

1397/2/30 | 01:05
  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 ...