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West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

Policy flaws: How the electoral endorsement powered a terrorist organization

Mounting debt: Would Nawaz Govt leave a huge economic crisis behind?

Tillerson Warns Against Using Lebanon as Proxy for Mideast Conflict

How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

South Sudan using food as weapon of war -UN report

Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

What the Mossad’s female agents do — and don’t do — for the sake of Israel

Revival of MMA: Mullahs on the same page

Tightening noose around Sharifs: The awakening of NAB in Pakistan

Trump’s tweets, thin skin may cause nuclear war: Analyst

130 people killed in Iran’s Kermanshah as quake hits region

Spilling the beans: Karzai’s more revelations about US and Daesh collusion in Afghanistan

Leak: UAE planned financial war against Qatar

Did Trump beg for a war during his Asia trip?

Senior Saudi Princes tortured, beaten in royal purge

Pakistan Awami Itehad:  Who is behind Musharraf’s political gimmick?

When a Hindu devotee went to Karbala

World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

Wooing Pakistan back: The fodder of CSF for Pakistan

The Saudi-Iran conflict and us

Merger of adversaries: Who is pulling the strings?

Yemenis to give 'unprecedented' response to Saudi possible attack on Hudaydah

China urges South Korea to resume talks with North

Ankara’s reading of the recent events in Saudi Arabia

Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

Report: Daesh leader may be in eastern Syrian border city of Boukamal

Punjab Law Minister threatens MWM leadership of dire consequences

Bringing Hammad Siddique back:  Another pitfall for MQM

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman bribed Donald Trump with $1bn

Trump’s Afghan gamble

Terror in Quetta:  Why State failed to protect AIG Hamid Shakeel?

Hudaibiya revived: The quagmire around Nawaz Sharif

Yemen facing world’s worst famine amid Saudi aggression, blockade

Hariri must return to Lebanon for official resignation: Tillerson

Saudis, UAE, Kuwait Order Citizens to Leave Lebanon

Israeli Officials :We Will Bombard Russia’s military bases in Syria If The S-300 is Given to Our Enemies

If convicted, will Nawaz get a presidential pardon?

Over 25 Million Muslims March Against ISIS And The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

More than 50 nationalities gather in holy city of Kerbela

How will history judge Nawaz Sharif?

‘Saudi Arabia summoned Abbas in response to Hamas trip to Iran’

Why does US want to re-engage Pakistan?

Sources: Saudi prince’s helicopter was targeted by Bin Salman

Last nail in coffin: Diminishing hopes of Nawaz Sharif

US wars have cost $5.6 trillion since 2001: Study

Saudi officials arrest first princess amid Crown Prince's mass purge

Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

Muhammad Bin Salman, another Saddam Hussein?

Washington’s reservations over CPEC

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

1396/8/26 | 04:29
  Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa, reinforced the perception that Pakistan and the US had not been able to narrow their trust deficit despite a series of high-level meetings. Gen Votel’s trip, which was his fourth to Islamabad, is believed ...

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

1396/8/26 | 04:29
The US Department of Defense has announced about 3,000 additional American troops have been deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump's new war strategy for the country. The Pentagon had previously said about 11,000 US forces were stationed Afghanistan. The new deployment has raised the number of American troops in the war-torn country to at least 14,000. "We've just completed a force flow into Afghanistan," Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie told reporters at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on Thursday. "The ...

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

1396/8/26 | 04:29
With no obvious reason for the move, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI have released a new technical alert surrounding the FALLCHILL malware system, blaming the North Korean government for it.   The report claims FALLCHILL is part of a remote hacking system, and offers some IP addresses related to the activity. While they assert this is North Korea’s, they offered as usual no real evidence of that being the case.   The US has regularly singled out major hacking attacks as being the fault of whatever nation they happen ...

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

1396/8/26 | 04:29
    The US Congress has removed a provision from the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 that would have required the US Secretary of Defence to certify that Pakistan has taken steps to “significantly disrupt” the activities of both Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Haqqani network.     The new version has confined this requirement to the Haqqani network only, indicating a desire in Washington to focus entirely on Afghanistan as long as it takes to subdue the Taliban insurgency there.       It can ...

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

1396/8/25 | 04:29
US President Donald Trump has attacked “dumb” New York Timesover an opinion column about how he is being played by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the backdrop of his recent visit to Asia. The US president took to Twitter Wednesday to defend his diplomatic efforts in China in the face criticism in a piece by penned by foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman. "The failing @nytimes hates the fact that I have developed a great relationship with World leaders like Xi Jinping, President of China," he said, one day after returning from his ...

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

1396/8/24 | 04:29
    Barzani made a bitter televised speech in which he lashed out at the US. After a string of developments including the independence referendum, the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Forces’ operation to retake the disputed regions that mainly quashed the Kurdish leader’s dream to split from Iraq and found independent Kurdish state, and very lately Masoud Barzani’s disinclined resignation as president of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, Barzani made a bitter televised speech on October 29 in which he lashed out at the ...

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

1396/8/23 | 04:29
  The United States has asked Pakistan to avoid getting “too close” to Iran as Washington and Islamabad struggle to build the confidence level, The Nation has learnt.   Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Washington was not happy with the growing ties between Pakistan and Iran and had asked Islamabad to “stay within limits”.   “The recent positive contacts between Pakistan and Iran have not been welcomed by the US . They believe we [Pakistan] should stay away from Iran as much as possible. ...

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

1396/8/23 | 04:29
  US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says President Donald Trump will keep his promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, indicating that Washington recognizes the city as the capital of Israel. The American envoy made the comments Sunday evening at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual gathering in New York City. "The president has also made clear that he intends to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is not a question of if, it is a question of when. And I take the ...

Trump’s tweets, thin skin may cause nuclear war: Analyst

1396/8/22 | 04:29
US President Donald Trump’s “thin skin” and his Twitter habits have put the world on the brink of a nuclear war, says an American analyst. E. Michael Jones, a writer and editor at Culture Wars Magazine, made the remarks while discussing Trump’s latest verbal attack against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. After being called “old” by North Korea’s foreign ministry, Trump hit back on Sunday by mocking Kim for being  “short and fat.” “Why would [North Korea leader] Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would ...

Spilling the beans: Karzai’s more revelations about US and Daesh collusion in Afghanistan

1396/8/21 | 04:29
  Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with Daesh in Afghanistan and allowing the group to flourish in the war stricken country.   "In my view under the full presence, surveillance, military, political, intelligence, Daesh has emerged" said he in an interview with Al Jazeera.   "And for two years the Afghan people came, cried loud about their suffering, of violations. Nothing was done."   The former president said  the Americans used Islamic State militant group as an excuse ...

Wooing Pakistan back: The fodder of CSF for Pakistan

1396/8/21 | 04:29
  The Ame­rican Congress has authorised up to $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of US operations in Afghanistan.   The authorisation is included in the reconciled text of the House and Senate versions of the 2018 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA-2018), which was released on Thursday.   The reconciled version makes $350m of $700m available to Pakistan under the CSF contingent upon certification from the secretary of defence that Pakistan is taking ...

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman bribed Donald Trump with $1bn

1396/8/20 | 04:29
  Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally bribed Donald Trump with $1bn during the US president’s visit to Riyadh in May.     The stunning revelation was made by an anonymous Saudi commentator, who uses the Twitter handle Mujtahidd, and has almost two million followers on Twitter is said to have reliable sources close to the royal palace.   During Trump’s visit to Saudi in May, a mysterious boat linked to the Trump organization arrived at the port of Jeddah, and it was filled with $1bn in cash, ...

Trump’s Afghan gamble

1396/8/20 | 04:29
  Trump’s Afghan policy has alienated Pakistan while it continues to bring  more suffering to Afghanistan. Among other drawbacks it  links Afghanistan with Washington’s  South Asia policy  introducing India as a major player. It has thus deepened regional tensions.   Afghanistan has suffered the most from the flawed US policy. With a  larger  involvement of US Air Force in anti-terrorism operations, civilian casualties have increased leading to protests.  The attacks by Afghan Taliban and ISIS  have meanwhile  multiplied. ...

Hariri must return to Lebanon for official resignation: Tillerson

1396/8/20 | 04:29
  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri needs to return to his country before officially stepping down from his post. Tillerson's remarks come amid growing questions about the premier's sudden resignation last Saturday from Saudi Arabia where he was spending a supposedly routine trip. “If he’s going to step down, as I understand it, he needs to go back to Lebanon to make that official,” Tillerson said en route from Chinese capital Beijing to Danang on Friday, nearly a week after an anxious ...

Why does US want to re-engage Pakistan?

1396/8/19 | 04:29
  United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday, the army’s media wing said.   According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), bilateral and regional security issues were discussed in the meeting.   The meeting came days after Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif categorically ruled out any possibility of Pakistan-US joint operations in the areas bordering Afghanistan.     The United States should ...

US wars have cost $5.6 trillion since 2001: Study

1396/8/19 | 04:29
The United States has spent more than $5.6 trillion on foreign conflicts since 2001, more than three times the Pentagon has claimed in official estimates, according to a new study. The US Defense Department reported earlier this year that it had spent around $1.5 trillion on wars launched after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. But a study by the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University puts the total cost of foreign wars at $5.6 trillion, or $23,000 per taxpayer. The study examines not only the money spent ...

US Strikes Soaring in Afghanistan, Along With Civilian Deaths

1396/8/18 | 04:29
  With the US once again escalating the war in Afghanistan, the number of US warplanes dropping munitions on the central Asian country are on the rise, and with it, the number of civilians being killed in those strikes.     Seemingly every month the US announces that coalition munitions dropped are up dramatically from the month prior, and while a lot of the civilian casualties are officially still just “under investigation,” the UN is openly expressing concern about the rising toll.   The UN has reported 466 civilian ...

Ending honeymoon with Taliban: Pakistan’s paradigm shift in Afghan Policy

1396/8/18 | 04:29
  The United States has admitted to having witnessed disruption in cross-border movement of Afghan Taliban.     The Americans have told us that they could see early signs of Taliban experiencing temporary disruption in movements across the border. They have seen that happen,” Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said while briefing the committee’s members on recent interactions with the US officials.   It is a rare acknowledgement that Pakistan’s counterterrorism actions and border control measures along the border ...

Washington’s reservations over CPEC

1396/8/18 | 04:29
      Of late, the US has raised objections on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Washington’s basis of objections on CPEC is that some part of the project runs through the internationally disputed territory of Kashmir.   While no part of CPEC runs through the Indian-occupied or the Pakistan-administered Kashmir but the US, like India, considers Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan as part of the greater Kashmir region. Therefore, any project in a disputed territory by a third country or ...

Anti-US President Trump protest rock South Korean capital

1396/8/17 | 04:29
  Hundreds of people have gathered in the center of Seoul to protest against US President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to the country.     According to Yonhap news agency protestors calling themselves “Collective Action for ‘No Trump,'” gathered in the central Gwanghwamun Square to stage a rally denouncing the US president’s visit to South Korea.   The demonstrators accused Trump of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula with his provocative rhetoric, forcing South Korea into buying armaments and attempting ...

US, Israel biggest supporters of terrorism in Middle East: Iran Def. Min.

1396/8/17 | 04:29
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel are the biggest supporters of terrorism in the Middle East region. Speaking in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Tuesday, Hatami pointed to threadbare plots hatched by the United States and Israel, saying that they were the biggest source of support for terrorist groups wreaking havoc on a number of countries in the region.   The Iranian minister said US-nurtured extremism and the fight ...

Melting Ice: Can Iran and Pakistan devour US in the region?

1396/8/16 | 04:29
  Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Tehran on Sunday on a three-day official visit, the first by a Pakistani army chief in over two decades.   His arrival in Tehran was announced by military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor through a tweet. No formal statement was, however, issued revealing the caution with which the two sides are dealing with the visit that is seen by many as a major development in bilateral relations.   “COAS arrived Tehran, Iran on official visit. Scheduled to meet Iranian civilian and military leadership,” ...

Is US really wants to mediate between Pakistan and India?

1396/8/16 | 04:29
  Pakistan believes in regional peace and welcomes mediation by the United States in easing tension with India, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday.   Asif said Pakistan has always preferred a comprehensive dialogue with its South Asian neighbour that could contribute to peace in the region, Radio Pakistan reported.   The dialogue, titled 'Convergence amid Divergence: Identifying Pathways to Cooperation in a Challenging Environment', was called to deliberate on ways to ease the strain in bilateral Pak-US ties.     Commenting ...

US misled Britain over Iraq war, claims Brown

1396/8/16 | 04:29
  Gordon Brown has claimed the UK was “misled” over the Iraq war because the US defence department failed to pass on information casting doubt on Saddam Hussein’s destructive capability.   The former prime minister, who was chancellor when the decision to go to war in 2003 was made, said it was “astonishing” that top-secret US intelligence was not shared with Britain. He claimed that only after leaving office did he become aware of “crucial” papers held by the US Department of Defense and believes the course of history ...

Mass shooting in the US state of Texas reportedly leaves at least 26 dead

1396/8/15 | 04:29
  Mass shooting at a church in the US state of Texas has reportedly left at least 26 dead. The FBI was responding to the scene in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County on Sunday morning. Children were said to be among the victims.Twenty-four others were also injured in the shooting. The gunman was later identified by the Pentagon as a former US Air Force member. Devin Keen, a constable in Wilson County, said “there were kids involved” in the shooting at the church. The shooting was already being tapped as the biggest one at a place ...

US in Iraq: Taking advantage of ISIS for military stay

1396/8/14 | 04:29
  American forces deployed to Iraq will hypothetically stay in that country until the ISIS terrorist group is fully defeated.     Appearing with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday night that the American forces deployed to Iraq will hypothetically stay in that country until the ISIS terrorist group is fully defeated, even if the Iraqi government asked Washington to leave. Last week, Tillerson called on the Iranian-backed ...

New terms of engagement: How US asked Pakistan to do more again?

1396/8/13 | 04:29
  Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said Pakistan will be given an opportunity to prove that it will act on information provided by the US about terrorist groups operating on its soil.   The US has stepped up pressure on Pakistan to crack down on terror groups as part of President Donald Trump’s new South Asia and Afghanistan policy, and Tillerson had told Pakistan’s civil and military leadership to step up efforts to eradicate terrorists during his visit to Islamabad last month.   During a Senate Foreign Relations ...

ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

1396/8/13 | 04:29
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for a formal investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan following the US-led invasion of the country in 2001. "Following a meticulous preliminary examination of the situation, I have come to the conclusion that all legal criteria required to commence an investigation have been met", said Fatou Bensouda in a statement on Friday. "There is a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed," Bensouda added. She said US forces ...

Iran encourages Russia to ditch the dollar

1396/8/12 | 04:29
    Iran has suggested isolating the US by ditching the dollar during a meeting yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran.   Remonstrating against US threats to impose new sanctions and cancel the nuclear agreement, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: “We can nullify US sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans.”   Putin, who is visiting the region for trade talks, gave strong ...

US Quietly Pursues Direct Diplomacy With North Korea

1396/8/12 | 04:29
  President Trump has not only repeatedly ruled out diplomacy with North Korea, he has also repeatedly mocked the very idea of diplomacy in general as a “waste of time,” insisting North Korea “only understands one thing.”   Despite repudiating talks several times, the US is continuing to participate in direct diplomacy with North Korea through the “New York channel,” where negotiators deal with North Korea’s diplomats to the United Nations.   This is in keeping with comments in mid-October by Secretary of State ...

Caught? Russia Accuses US of Genetic Bioweapons Production

1396/8/12 | 04:29
    A new conspiracy theory, voiced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights about the efforts of  US special services to collect biomaterial for the subsequent development of biological weapons against Russia, caused explosive reactions in social media. Putin’s remarks about the biomaterial has become an Internet meme instantly.   “Do you know that the biological material is collected all over the country for different ethnic groups and peoples ...

Israel, US call on EU to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

1396/8/12 | 04:29
  Israel’s Yesh Atid party leader, Yair Lapid and US Congressman, Ted Deutch have called on the European Union to declare Hezbollah a “terrorist organisation”.   In a joint statement published in Spain’s La Sierra newspaper and Italian Corriere Della Sera newspaper yesterday, the officials described Hezbollah as “the most horrifying terrorist organisation”.   The two called on the European countries to cancel what they called “false distinction” between the political and military arms of Hezbollah, and to declare ...

Nearly half of US working women say they’ve experienced sexual harassment: Poll

1396/8/12 | 04:29
  Nearly half of all employed women in the United States say they have received an unwelcome sexual advance or other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature at work, according to a new poll. As women around the US and UK continue to come forward with accusations of sexual harassment by famous men, the poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found that 48 percent of female workers said they had personally experienced sexual harassment at work. In addition, 41 percent of currently employed men admit that they have personally ...

Shafaqna Exclusive: India’s historic blunder to tear apart US and Pakistan

1396/8/11 | 04:29
  A day after lawmakers slammed US President Donald Trump's new South Asia policy, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif assured the Senate that their concerns had been heard and Pakistan's foreign policy would be devised keeping their guidelines in mind.     Beginning his speech with an acknowledgement of Trump's assertion that "things have started getting better" in US-Pakistan relations, and thanking the American president for the endorsement, Asif reiterated that Pakistan wishes for a regional solution to the Afghan problem.     "The ...

Why Pakistan mustn’t do more

1396/8/10 | 04:29
  Mr Rex Tillerson was in town around this time last week. The US Secretary of State’s touchdown lasted long enough for him exchange pleasantries with those seated in front of him, perhaps memorise some of the names, enjoy a cuppa or two, and underline the US strategy to end a 16-year-old war either side of a 1,500 km osmotic border that one side doesn’t practically recognise.       The Pakistani reps wouldn’t mind the ‘do more’ much, not only because they’ve been desensitised to ubermensch degrees, but also ...

What’s behind US striving after Syria’s Abu Kamal seizure?

1396/8/10 | 04:29
  As the life of the ISIS-declared caliphate led by the self-appointed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi nears its end, the future of the West Asia region after the terrorist group’s obliteration rises to call attention as the most important issue. All of the regional and international actors engaged in the crisis are contesting for the largest possible sphere of influence to save interests and proceed with the agenda in a region seeing new order in the post-ISIS period.   Meanwhile, Syria is in the heart of the multi-party, fierce competition ...

Walls and militarised police: How Israel is exporting its occupation to the US

1396/8/10 | 04:29
  Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans.   US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is set to punish any individual or company that boycotts Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights.   The severe punishment could reach a million dollars in fines, and up to 20 years in jail. ...

Eight dead, several injured in New York truck attack

1396/8/10 | 04:29
At least eight people have been killed and several others injured after a vehicle plowed into a pedestrian and cycle path in New York City, US police and local residents say, with reports of gunfire heard in the area. The incident took place in downtown Manhattan on Tuesday, when a pick-up truck drove the wrong way down the bike path alongside the West Side Highway at full speed and struck several cyclists near the World Trade Center memorial. Witnesses said bodies were lying motionless on the cycle path outside Stuyvesant High School, one ...

How can China support Pakistan against US influence in Afghanistan and India?

1396/8/9 | 04:29
  US has been constantly accusing Pakistan for alleged support of terrorists and for this it has joined the US chorus despite Pakistan legitimate concerns US never bothered to listen them.     Pakistan’s reasonable concerns fall on deaf ears in Washington and, of course, in New Delhi. Encouraged by US patronage, the Modi government is brutally suppressing the latest revolt of the Kashmiri people.         Not only has the US not opposed Indian brutality in held Kashmir and aggression and threats against Pakistan, ...

Even Without Nukes, Korea War Would Kill 300,000 in Days

1396/8/9 | 04:29
  When everyone talks about the possibility of a US attack on North Korea, the major focus is on North Korea’s fledgling nuclear weapons program, and the possibility of retaliatory nuclear strikes against densely populated cities, causing unimaginable destruction.   Assessments of what could happen in this war, however, note that the danger extends far beyond nuclear weapons, and that even in a nuclear-free war, massive exchanges of conventional fire would result in the deaths of as many as 300,000 people in just the first few ...

‘Undocumented’ 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy arrested in US after surgery

1396/8/9 | 04:29
A 10-year-old undocumented girl with cerebral palsy has been arrested right after a surgery in the United States to be deported to Mexico amid US President Donald Trump’s stated efforts to boost the country’s national security by cracking down on immigrants. US immigration officials followed Rosa Maria Hernandez to a hospital in the US state of Texas last week just to detain her after the surgery, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) charged on Monday, giving the government until Tuesday to let her go back to her family. "Forcibly ...

Tillerson: Assad Can Have No Role in Syria’s Future

1396/8/8 | 04:29
    With the Assad government in Syria cementing increasingly secure in control over much of the country, the US had quieted down for months on demands for Assad’s ouster, instead shifting to blaming Iran and Russia for Assad’s survival.   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, however, now says that with Geneva talks coming up in late November, Assad has to be removed from power, and that the only way to end the Syrian war is for the world to accept a “whole and unified Syria with no role for Bashar al-Assad.”   Exactly ...

US loses in the Mideast even as it wins against Daesh

1396/8/8 | 04:29
  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Middle East last weekend with two simple aims – to wrap Iraq into America’s regional axis against Iran, and persuade Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Qatar. He failed to accomplish either.   The dust was barely settling on the capture of Daesh’s de facto capital Raqqa, a major success for Washington and the coalition it assembled across the region and beyond. While most of the actual fighting has been done by local forces, without US support the Islamist group would still ...

Has Pakistan abandoned Haqqani nework?

1396/8/8 | 04:29
  The spectre of Haqqanis continues to haunt the United States and its proteges in Kabul. They believe the Haqqanis are stoking the spiral of deadly violence in Afghanistan — and that the network has covert support from Pakistan — a charge Islamabad vehemently denies.     Afghanistan’s Khaama Press reported on the authority of “unnamed Pakistani and Afghan officials” that ties between Pakistan and the Haqqani network have started deteriorating after the United States stepped up pressure on Islamabad to act against alleged ...

Tillerson’s self-deception: Can US win Afghan war without Pakistan?

1396/8/8 | 04:29
  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that he did not visit Islamabad earlier this week to lecture or coerce Pakistanis but he did tell them that Washington is determined to eradicate terrorism from the region with their support or “in a different way”.   “And that’s not a threat. It’s just a matter of fact. We have to deal with the conditions on the ground. And as you know, the entire South Asia strategy is a conditions-based strategy,” he said.   Mr Tillerson said the message he delivered to Pakistan ...

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

1396/8/6 | 04:29
The US occupation forces in collaboration with their internal mercenaries in Nahr region's 29th city in Ghani Khel, in Nangarhar province rushed to the houses of the people.     During the attack, seven members of a family were martyred and six defenseless people were also detained.   The enemies destroyed a large number of residential houses and took away their valuables while others were beaten and abused.   According to the report, the names of the martyrs are as follows:   Attaulaah, Jamiullah, Khair Mohammad, Sons ...

Divorcing Pakistan : Did US make a historic blunder?

1396/8/6 | 04:29
  Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that he has made it clear to the international community that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the US shortcomings in Afghanistan.     The minister was briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Defence on his recent talks in the United States and his interactions with US think-tanks on relations between the two countries.     Since President Donald Trump’s statement in the UN General Assembly, Pakistan went on to correct its image and rejected the baseless allegations ...

US, Gulf states place sanctions on Yemen supporters of terrorism

1396/8/5 | 04:29
  The US, backed by a number of Gulf Arab states, has  imposed sanctions on eight individuals and one organisation, a statement by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revealed today.   The move was taken in an effort to target leaders, financiers and facilitators of Daesh in Yemen and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). “Through this action we are aggressively targeting radical extremists in Yemen and the surrounding region who pose a direct threat to the security of the United States, ...

Rise of Xi Jin Ping: What is at stake for US?

1396/8/5 | 04:29
  Xi Jinping has been consecrated as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after a new body of political thought carrying his name was added to the Communist party’s constitution.     The symbolic move came on the final day of a week-long political summit in Beijing – the 19th party congress – at which Xi has pledged to lead the world’s second largest economy into a “new era” of international power and influence.     This move indicates that Jinping aims to sit comfortable in his seat for ...