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Russia tests Nuke that can wipe UK off the map 3 times over

A German newspaper announced the possibility of a chemical attacks in Europe executed by ISIS terrorists.

Eyeless in Gaza: The story of an Israeli soldier

PTI loses majority in K-P assembly

Cross-border skirmish: Can Pakistan Try Afghan soldiers under international law?

Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: FT report

Russia warns of ‘painful’ retaliation in face of US sanctions

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

Iran vows to buy all the weapons it needs, irrespective what the world thinks about it

Grand Mufti of Egypt declares buying Facebook likes ‘haram’

'Reciprocal' travel restrictions to be imposed on Pakistan diplomats: US.

Baloch activist says RAW asked him to heckle Nawaz in 2015

A Russian praise for Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

The Chankia accusation: Is Pakistan inciting Khalistan movement?

Pakistanis among 4000 people handed over by Musharraf regime to US

Theresa May earns cold reception in U.K. Parliament over Syria attacks

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

The Indo-Iran Syndrome & Pakistan

Man dies as protest against rape, murder of minor girl turns violent in Karachi

Shame for Musharraf: ‘4,000 Pakistanis handed over to foreigners for dollars’

Who is in danger: Would RAO Anwar become an approver in Naqeeb murder case?

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

'No amount of killing will stop us,' vow Nigerian Shias

Pakistan orders probe into attack on judge

'World War 3' Google Searches Spike After Syria Strike

China voices support for Russia on Syria, holds naval drills against USA

Details of terrorist training were found in a notebook of an ISIS member

Akin to Altaf Hussain: LHC bans Nawaz Sharif's and Maryam Nawaz's speeches

A clean chit: The backdoor deal with Khadim Rizvi

Is Afghanistan the next Caliphate?

Syria Missile attack: Why UN has become a useless object?

Trump morally unfit to be president: Ex-FBI director

Would Ch.Nisar make a forward bloc in PML-N?

Stupid than ever: A Muslim country newspaper claims that Queen of England is descendant of Holy prophet (pbuh)

Why the West hates Syria?

The politics within: Who divided PML-N?

Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

Attack on Supreme Court Judge: Is it a message to Chief Justice?

The Sham democracy: Why is India still sleeping on rape of a minor in Kashmir?

Model town killing case: Would Adiala Jail welcome both Sharifs?

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

US Considers Opening Embassy in Pyongyang

Erdogan's dual face: Turkey welcomes US-led airstrikes in Syria

Who brought Nawaz Sharif to the closed end?

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

A mortal blow to Nawaz or a new mountain to climb?

Increasing economic ties: Iran to be part of CPEC

Rape of Kashmiri girl: Would UN awake on Kashmir issue?

Would new CJP annul decision against Nawaz Sharif?

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

Pak-Iran Ferry service from Karachi to Chabahar to be started to benefit pilgrims

New Scandal: Trump fathers an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower

Where does Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for life leave him and the PML-N?

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

Historical Judgement: Nawaz Sharif disqualified for life

Penchant for religious extremism: Punjab promulgates ordinance allowing four loudspeakers at mosques

Would Nawaz Sharif be handed life time disqualification?

Pakistan stands with Syria: A green signal to Russian bloc

What Another showdown with TLP would result in?

Merkel: Germany will not participate in any possible military action against Syria

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

Israel minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad

Can ICC bring Rohingya's murderers into justice?

Would Tehrike.eLabaik topple govt this time?

Is Wajid Zia backtracking from his statements?

Diplomatic war: Did Pakistan stun US with strict message?

Syrian forces frees Douma, entire Eastern Ghouta, from terrorists: Russia

Iran: Saudi Arabia cannot hide support for terrorism through playing blame game

Iran threatens Israel over Syria air base strike

Pro-Taliban Deobandi seminaries refuse audit of their funds

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

US State Department denies imposition of travel restrictions on Pak diplomats

Is Adiala jail ready to receive Nawaz Sharif?

Changing the history: Pakistan puts US diplomat on trial

700,000 Syrians displaced by fighting in 2018: UN

Iranian, Pakistani groups send humanitarian aid to Syria

U.S. 40 Years Behind Russian 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

Is Pakstan really in the Post-Taliban Era?

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

Syria warns about ‘dangerous repercussions’ of Israeli attack

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

In favor of Nawaz Sharif: Capital FZE docs have no evidential value, admits Wajid

Another disaster in the often: Is TLYRA deliberately inviting chaos?

Sinking ship of PML-N: How Saraiki region would prove a disaster for PML-N?

Would Chief Justice take pity on oppressed Hazaras?

A question of national integrity: Can Pakistan put US diplomat on ECL?

Burning Syria

What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'?

Philippines may become ISIS' next caliphate

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

Demand to decriminalize consensual sex: Is UN trying to change Pakistan's ideological basis?

No end of dynasty: Maryam Nawaz's son, the new master of PML-N

Why is Nisar reluctant to join PTI?

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

Mullah on defiance: Why is Govt helpless before Khadim Rizvi?

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Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: FT report

1397/1/30 | 08:12
  Pakistan is gradually reducing its dependence on American military technology and China is filling the gap, says a Financial Times report, which also warns that this shift will have geo-political repercussions as well. The long, almost 2,000-word report notes that the shift started in the last few months of the Obama administration, when Congress blocked the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. In Islamabad, this move was seen as a confirmation of Pakistan’s fear that the United States “could no longer be relied on as their ...

Russia warns of ‘painful’ retaliation in face of US sanctions

1397/1/30 | 08:12
  The speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament has warned of “serious consequences” of the US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying Moscow’s response will be "precise and painful." "No one should be under any illusions," Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted Valentina Matvienko as saying on Wednesday. Earlier this month, the US imposed fresh sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and companies over a range of activities, including Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. According to the US ...

'Reciprocal' travel restrictions to be imposed on Pakistan diplomats: US.

1397/1/29 | 08:12
  United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon on Tuesday said ‘reciprocal’ travel restrictions will be imposed on Pakistani diplomats in the United States (US). In an exclusive interview with Voice of America’s Uzbek Service, Shannon said, “Our diplomats are under travel restrictions. They can travel further [than 40 kilometres], but they have to notify the government of Pakistan. It’s very common in diplomacy”. When contacted, the US embassy declined to comment on the nature of restrictions ...

A Russian praise for Imran Khan

1397/1/29 | 08:12
  Russian journalist Sophie Shevardnadze is 'shocked and surprised' by her popularity among Pakistanis after her interview with former cricket hero and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan. Thousands of Pakistanis have followed the the TV journalist associated with the RT International Television network following the interview. The female TV acnhor shared a video clipping with a funny caption in which Imran and Sophie are seen running their hands through their hair simultaneously as she tells Khan they are ready to go on ...

Pakistanis among 4000 people handed over by Musharraf regime to US

1397/1/29 | 08:12
  Currently, there are 2,500 persons on ships near the Philippines and thousands are in Bosnia and Guantanamo Bay and among them some are Pakistanis, but no one has bothered to ask about them. At least, we should have the actual number of Pakistanis kept there, said the head of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (CIED), retired Justice Javed Iqbal, who is also chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.   He was briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights about details and status of the ...

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

1397/1/28 | 08:12
The best argument that one can put forward in favour of US-led strikes in Syria will be bringing in the principle of the responsibility to protect (R2P).   However, so far, it seems that neither the United Nations Charter nor the principle mentioned before is of any use to protect the Syrian people from the scourge of the war Syrian masses are witnessing since 2011. A preliminary analysis of the latest US-led strikes on sites of chemical weapons in Syria shows that the demonstration of power will not generate the desired results, i.e., ...

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

1397/1/28 | 08:12
  The political adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has praised Syria’s air defenses for intercepting most of the missiles fired by the US and its allies at the Arab country on Saturday. Bouthaina Shaaban said in remarks published on the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen website that the victory marks the beginning of the end of the American empire. "The breaking of their evil aggression is the beginning of the vanishing of their empire, which will be replaced by new forces which respects the humanity, sovereignty and safety of peoples,” ...

'World War 3' Google Searches Spike After Syria Strike

1397/1/27 | 08:12
  Google searches for the phrase “World War 3” spiked as President Donald Trump authorized missile strikes on Syria in response to yet another deadly chemical attack on civilians in the wartorn country. U.S. allies U.K. and France joined the strikes on what the coalition said were chemical weapons facilities belonging to the Bashar al-Assad regime. The strikes took place in the early hours of Saturday morning (April 14), Syria time, and were designed to punish and deter the use of banned weapons. Russia, which is backing the Syrian ...

Syria Missile attack: Why UN has become a useless object?

1397/1/27 | 08:12
  US has once again breached the limit and attacked Syria unilaterally. Bashar al-Assad has slammed the attack while Vladimir Putin has termed it “an act of aggression”. While so far Russia has not retaliated like it said it would, perhaps because none of its personnel were targeted, the US-led move will certainly aggravate the situation in Syria, especially where external players are concerned — and such type of military adventurism always carries the risk of countermeasures by the other side. It is clear that a chemical attack ...

Why the West hates Syria?

1397/1/26 | 08:12
With western leaders eager to invade Syria, it’s worth bearing in mind that Syria has vast oil and gas reserves, has banned GMO seeds, and opposes Zionism. In a video posted online, Syrian Girl outlines eight reasons why the New World Order (NWO) are so hellbent on destroying Syria – a country whose leadership just won’t bow down to the elites. 1) Syria’s Central Bank is state-owned & controlled – In other words, it manages its national currency so that it serves the Syrian people and not the Rothschild-controlled global bankers ...

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

1397/1/25 | 08:12
  US Air Force aircraft have allegedly been spotted evacuating non-Syrian Daesh commanders with their family members from al-Hasakah province and transferring them to an unknown destination, according to the SANA news agency. The news emerged a day after US President Trump threatened Syria with a possible strike. US military helicopters reportedly evacuated several Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)* commanders from the al-Hasakah province, Syria’s SANA news agency has reported on April 10, citing local sources. The media outlet specified that the Americans ...

US Considers Opening Embassy in Pyongyang

1397/1/25 | 08:12
  One big incentive that the United States may offer to North Korea during the upcoming summit is the possibility of opening an American Embassy in Pyongyang, the first time the US would have ever had such an embassy post.   The summit, during which President Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet, is set for either May or early June. With officials insisting they won’t give North Korea anything without permanent denuclearization, officials are scrambling to find something they can offer as a confidence-building measure in the talks. Having ...

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

1397/1/25 | 08:12
  Tensions between Russia and the US are rising over Syria following reports that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons killing dozens of people including children near Damascus . President Donald Trump has threatened to launch missile attacks against Syrian government targets in the wake of the chimerical attack. Earlier this week, Moscow also vetoed a US resolution on Syria in the United Nations Security Council. The relations between Russia and the West have also deteriorated following nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei ...

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

1397/1/25 | 08:12
  Multiple places in Syria have come under attack by US, British and French military forces after President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against the country despite international warnings against further escalation of the situation. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of” Syria, Trump said in a televised address from the White House on Friday evening. He also warned Russia and Iran, which have been assisting Syria ...

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

1397/1/24 | 08:12
  A report says the Saudi-led quartet, which has imposed a blockade on Qatar over its close ties with Iran and Turkey, is sticking to its steep demands for Doha to meet before any normalization despite US attempts to end the rift in favor of a “united front” against Tehran. Citing foreign ministers of the four boycotters, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Thursday that Doha still needs to meet the 13 demands they had set out last year as “a necessary basis for the establishing [of] normal relations with Qatar.” Last ...

Pakistan stands with Syria: A green signal to Russian bloc

1397/1/24 | 08:12
Pakistan on Thursday stressed the need to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria in the wake of imminent joint air strikes by the West, including the United States, to punish the Assad regime for suspected chemical weapons attack on its rebel-held territories. “We do not comment on interstate relations,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal at the weekly news briefing when asked to comment on the military strikes being planned by several Western countries, including the US, in Syria. The FO spokesperson ...

Diplomatic war: Did Pakistan stun US with strict message?

1397/1/23 | 08:12
  The United States and Pakistan are engaged in a diplomatic dispute which — despite denials from both sides — could lead to strict restrictions on the movement of their diplomats, Dawn has learned. The Trump administration has notified Pakistani authorities that diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities will not be able to travel beyond 40km from their posts without permission. The notice, shared with the Pakistan Embassy in Washington and sent also to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, ...

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

1397/1/22 | 08:12
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, defying Russian warnings against a strike. Upping the stakes in an escalating confrontation with Moscow, Trump took to Twitter in the strongest assertion yet that he plans to take military action in Syria. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people ...

US State Department denies imposition of travel restrictions on Pak diplomats

1397/1/22 | 08:12
  The US State Department on Wednesday denied reports that travel restrictions have been placed on Pakistani diplomats and has confirmed the same through an email, reported, Voice of America (VOA). Earlier, it was reported that the Trump administration had decided to impose new restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in the US. Reports had suggested that a new code of conduct was prepared by the US government, restricting the movement of Pakistani diplomatic staff to a 25-mile radius. Sources had further claimed that a one month notice has ...

Changing the history: Pakistan puts US diplomat on trial

1397/1/22 | 08:12
The US diplomat, who reportedly rammed into a motorcycle, killing one and injuring another on Saturday, will have to face trial, either in Pakistan or his home country. In case the US embassy confirms that the accused has diplomatic immunity against trial here, he could be tried in US courts. Talking to Dawn, a senior police officer said a case was registered for the crime and that there is therefore no doubt that a trial will be conducted. The diplomat has immunity regarding arrest and detention, but not against trial. He said it was up to ...

U.S. 40 Years Behind Russian 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

1397/1/21 | 08:12
  The United States military is 40 years from being able to counter Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the weapon’s chief designer has claimed. Vladimir Degtyar, CEO of the Makeye Design Bureau that developed the RS-28 Sarmat—known as the “Satan 2” by NATO—said that the missile’s supposed power will guarantee peace for Russia for decades to come, Russian news agency TASS reported. In an interview with Konstruktor (meaning “Designer”) magazine, Degtyar claimed the Satan 2 ...

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

1397/1/21 | 08:12
  The UK is coming under increased pressure to join the US in its expected military action against Assad. Britain has a history of backing American foreign intervention without UN approval, a trend that could be set to continue. Theresa May confirmed that she will speak with US President Donald Trump about the alleged chemical attack in Syria. She added that the UK is working urgently with its allies to assess what happened, and said that those behind the attack will be held to account. The UK PM will chair a meeting of Britain’s ...

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

1397/1/21 | 08:12
  United States Department of State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells in an interview to India’s The Hindu newspaper acknowledged that Pakistan had taken steps against terrorists but called for more “sustainable and irreversible” actions.   The United States “fully supports” the peace process that led to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit to Kabul this week and hopes that for a “more productive exchange” of views between India and Pakistan as well, says a senior ...

What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'?

1397/1/20 | 08:12
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has officially notified the U.S. of his willingness to discuss denuclearization at a planned summit with President Donald Trump, U.S. officials said Sunday, according to Reuters. The statement is the first direct confirmation of what South Korean envoys discussed with Trump after their trip to Pyongyang last month and Chinese media reported following Kim's historic visit to Beijing at the end of March. It also confirms the existence of preliminary talks between American and North Korean diplomats occurring ...

Burning Syria

1397/1/20 | 08:12
  The violations of international law in Syria are nothing but hypocrisy of the civilised ones to preserve their interests, while civil lives are perishing on routine basis. In a recent attack, that is suspected a chemical one, on Douma, last rebel-controlled town in Eastern Ghouta, more than 70 people have been killed. Needless to say that the war is yet to come to an end as the land has turned into a proxy battlefield between the U.S and Russia. In the midst of this entire power struggle to dominate the Middle East (ME), ordinary Syrians ...

FO summons US ambassador over death of biker in accident involving American diplomat

1397/1/19 | 08:12
  The Foreign Office on Sunday summoned US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale to register "a strong protest" against the killing of a Pakistani citizen by a US official in a road accident in Islamabad. A day earlier, a fast-moving SUV, said to be driven by Col Joseph Emanuel Hall — the defence and air attaché at the US embassy in Islamabad — jumped the lights and hit a motorcycle carrying two men at a traffic signal. As a result, a man, Atiq Baig, died due to a head injury and his cousin Raheel Ahmed suffered injuries. "The US ambassador ...

John Bolton may push Pakistan to the orbit of Iran-Russia-China

1397/1/18 | 08:12
  Pakistan, a country that's long been a thorn in Washington’s side, could also be affected due to President Donald Trump’s choice to tap John Bolton as national security adviser who is widely expected to produce more hawkish U.S. foreign policy on North Korea and Iran. The three countries, which are currently experiencing frosty ties with Washington, have steadily increased their influence in Pakistan in recent months. Moscow and Islamabad have been ramping up military and energy cooperation while Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad ...

Is the U.S. Military in an Aviation Crisis?

1397/1/17 | 08:12
  The Pentagon has denied that the recent slew of military aviation accidents constitutes a “crisis,” even as a U.S. air base in Djibouti has been forced to ground all flights over safety concerns. Four crashes within 48 hours this week have killed five U.S. service members. Marine Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, said during a Pentagon briefing Thursday that while recent events are “not normal…I’m not prepared to say right now that it is some kind of crisis,” Military.com reported. McKenzie ...

Saudi Arabia to Open 'Immoral, Atheistic' Movie Theater

1397/1/16 | 08:12
  Saudi Arabia is planning to open its first permanent movie theater since they were banned 35 years ago, despite opposition from the country’s powerful religious authorities who consider the move “immoral.” The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday that U.S. chain AMC has won the license to operate the theater. It will open in the capital city Riyadh on April 18. According to The Guardian, theaters will not be segregated by gender, and the first screening will be Marvel’s superhero blockbuster Black Panther. Crown Prince ...

Islamist party defiant despite US move

1397/1/16 | 08:12
  A Pakistani political party placed on the US list of foreign terrorist organisations vowed on Wednesday to continue its political activities and participate in upcoming elections. The Milli Muslim League (MML) is controlled by Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed , who has a $10 million US bounty on his head. The group shot to prominence after fielding a candidate in a September 2017 by-election to fill a seat vacated by deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The US State Department on Tuesday termed MML an alias for militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba ...

More than one third of US college students face hunger: Study

1397/1/15 | 08:12
  Over one in three US university students say they don't have enough money for food, with some even going entire days without eating because they cannot afford meals, according to a report. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, found 36 percent of college students said they had been food insecure over the past 30 days, meaning they were not eating healthy, nutritious food. The report, titled Still Hungry and Homeless in College, also found that around one quarter of college students said ...

US-Supplied Israeli F-35 Stealth Jets Penetrate Iranian Airspace

1397/1/15 | 08:12
US-supplied Israeli F-35 stealth jets have penetrated Iranian airspace for the first time, making a renewed Jewish attack upon that country a distinct possibility as tensions increase in the region once again. According to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida, as repeated in The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighter jets circled at high altitude over Iran and even flew over three towns: Bandar Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz, all associated with Iran’s peaceful nuclear program. It was reported that the F-35 jets were not detected ...

US warning to Pakistan on Milli Muslim league

1397/1/14 | 08:12
  The US Department of State amended its designation of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Monday, identifying Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek-i-Azadi-i-Kashmir (TAK) as LeT affiliates, which makes it impossible for them to register as political parties. The US Treasury Department also updated its list of individual terrorists, naming seven members of the MML leadership as LeT activists who were acting in MML on behalf of LeT. The State Department described the MML and the TAK as LeT ‘aliases’ and added their names to its lists of Foreign ...

Saudi crown prince wants US military to maintain presence in Syria

1397/1/13 | 08:12
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he wants the US military to extend its presence in Syria, despite American President Donald Trump’s declaration that US forces will withdraw from the war-torn Arab country in the near future. “We believe American troops should stay for at least the mid-term, if not the long-term,” bin Salman said in a wide-ranging interview with the Time on Thursday, a few hours after Trump told a cheering crowd in Richfield, Ohio, that the American troops would soon be pulled out from Syria. The US ...

Is Trump’s secret relationship with Putin the only thing preventing another Cold War?

1397/1/12 | 08:12
The world order these days feels more like a throwback to the Cold War era, as the UK and its allies take diplomatic action against Russia for its alleged role in the nerve toxin poisoning of a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia. The UK’s western allies – especially the European Union (EU), the US, and members of NATO – have shown solidarity with London, expelling dozens of Russian diplomats. Skripal, a former Russian spy, was accused of selling Russian secrets to Britain, and was hence jailed. It was in 2010 ...

US hardliners favour sanctions on Pakistan’s civilian, military and intelligence officials

1397/1/9 | 08:12
  US President Donald Trump’s close aides are weighing unprecedented political penalties on Pakistan for what they accused “harboring Afghan militants waging war on the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan.” These hardliners are discussing revoking Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally, permanently cutting off the U.S. military aid and even imposing visa bans or other sanctions on individuals in the Pakistani government deemed responsible for providing support to the militants, according to chief national security correspondent ...

Diplomatic crisis between Russia, West may lead to nuclear war: Analyst

1397/1/9 | 08:12
  The escalation of long-standing tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK will increase the chances of a nuclear confrontation, an American writer and academic says. Sergei Skripal and his daughter are critically ill in a UK hospital after being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent in the southern English city of Salisbury last month. The US has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning. Up to 17 EU countries and Australia have also ...

Saudi must face US lawsuits over 9/11’

1397/1/9 | 08:12
A US judge has ruled against Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits, asserting that the monarchy must pay billions of dollars in damages as it helped plan the September 11, 2001, attacks. US District Judge George Daniels said in Manhattan, New York, on Wednesday that the plaintiffs’ allegations “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis,” Reuters reported. Daniels has been tasked to oversee litigation against Riyadh by the families of those killed, some 25,000 people injured, and numerous businesses. “We’re delighted that Judge Daniels ...

Recognise Gaza as independent state says former Israeli major general

1397/1/8 | 08:12
A former head of Israel’s National Security Council has urged the government to recognise and treat the Gaza Strip as a de-facto independent state. Writing in Yediot Ahronoth, former Major-General Giora Eiland argued that Israel needs to take the “initiative, on the basis that “the situation [in Gaza] is unstable and could deteriorate very soon”. According to Eiland, Gaza “has been a de-facto independent state” since 2007, with “a defined area; an efficient central government; an independent foreign policy; and an army of its ...

Video: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi humiliated at US airport

1397/1/8 | 08:12
  Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi underwent a security check like any normal passenger at a US airport, footage obtained by television and YouTube channels shows. Grainy visuals  showed Abbasi walking with a coat on one arm, and pulling his suitcase with his other hand. "PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi faces humiliation at American Airport," proclaimed the headline of a video posted by Capital TV Live on YouTube, although the account was unverified. But similar footage was carried by other channels. The footage from the airport ...

Increasing US wrath: Why alienating Pakistan is more dangerous?

1397/1/8 | 08:12
    The Trump administration has been looking into a range of new options to incrementally pressure Pakistan into acting against militants, Foreign Policy reported.   According to the American publication, White House functionaries are weighing unprecedented penalties including revoking the country’s major non-NATO ally status, permanently cutting off military aid and imposing a visa bars on Pakistani government officials.   However, the magazine claimed the suggestions stimulated internal debate in Washington circles ...

Washington, Ankara in Secret Agreement: US Forces to Remain in Manbij, Kurds to Leave

1397/1/7 | 08:12
  Russian media reported that the Kurdish forces will be forced to withdraw from Manbij, Raqqa and Eastern Euphrates after occupation of Afrin by Ankara and allied militants and following a secret agreement between the US and Turkey as Washington plans to extend mission in Syria. Russian media outlet Nezavisimaya Gazetta reported on Sunday that clashes between the Kurds and the Turkish army will likely extend to Manbij, Raqqa and the Eastern banks of the Euphrates, adding that the Kurds have retreat from the battlefield in Afrin after ...

US sanctions on Pakistan: A plan to leave Pakistan out of NSG race

1397/1/7 | 08:12
According to a list prepared by the US Bureau of Industry and Security, seven Pakistani companies for their alleged involvement in nuclear trade ostensibly pose a threat to the security and interests of the US The foreign office needs to work diligently on the issue at hand. At the same time, it is not only foreign office that should control the damage. Considering the fact that there exists a consistent camping – backed by India and supported by the US – to question Pakistan’s nuclear security, the government of Pakistan needs to investigate ...

Are U.S.-made Saudi Missile Defenses Failing?

1397/1/6 | 08:12
  Saudi Arabia has claimed to have intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired by Houthi forces from Yemen, using the U.S.-made MIM-104 Patriot missile defense system. However, footage has emerged suggesting that at least two of the Patriot missiles missiles failed. Videos posted to social media show one exploding in midair and another performing an abrupt U-turn before slamming into the ground. The interceptions resulted in one death after debris fell on residential areas in Riyadh, Saudi military officials said. This is the first fatality ...

Pakistan may not join Nuclear Supply Group due to US sanctions

1397/1/6 | 08:12
The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Pakistani companies over suspicion they have links to the nuclear trade, potentially hurting Pakistan’s ambitions to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).   Pakistani government spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday. Relations between the United States and Pakistan have been strained in recent years over Pakistan’s alleged support for terrorists waging war in Afghanistan, something Pakistani officials deny. The US Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce ...

John Bolton nomination: Is Trump preparing for world war III?

1397/1/5 | 08:12
    After going through two national security advisors in two years, United States President Donald Trump makes perhaps his most dangerous appointment yet; the president has named John Bolton, a hardliner US diplomat, as his new national security adviser. Bolton’s aggressive, pro-war views, are alarming and extremist, even by Trump’s standards. From all angles, Bolton is a war hawk; he is a strong proponent and defender of the Iraq war, and is dismissive of peace attempts, advocating for the military option as the safest response. ...

US charges 9 Iranians of hacking universities, businesses

1397/1/5 | 08:12
The United States  charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of firms and parts of the US government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran’s government between 2013 to 2017. US officials claimed that the nine Iranian worked on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to carry out the hacking. The US Treasury Department said it was placing sanctions on the nine people and the Mabna Institute, a company US prosecutors characterised ...

U.S. War With Iran, North Korea More Likely With Bolton

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  President Donald Trump's decision to oust former national security adviser H.R. McMaster in favor of John Bolton in the latest major White House shake-up has experts concerned that the U.S. is positioning itself for conflict with North Korea and Iran. Bolton, a hawkish hard-line conservative who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President George W. Bush, has earned himself a reputation for advocating for aggressive foreign policy. Bolton's appointment was announced just two days after the 15th anniversary of ...

Iran, Russia, China must close ranks as US toughens line: MP

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A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic should strengthen relations with Russia and China to counter tougher US policies expected after President Donald Trump's appointment of John Bolton as national security adviser. "The use of hardline elements against the Islamic Republic of Iran shows that the Americans seek to exert more pressure on Iran," Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi told ISNA on Saturday. He added that the harsher US stance vis-à-vis the Islamic ...

Is Russia supplying arms to Taliban?

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  Russia is supporting and supplying arms to the Taliban, Gen John Nicholson, the head of US forces in Afghanistan, told the BBC in an interview. Nicholson, during the interview published on Friday, said he had seen "destabilising activity by the Russians", alleging that Russian weapons were smuggled across the Tajik border to the Taliban. He, however, did not say in what quantity. "We see a narrative that's being used that grossly exaggerates the number of Isis [Islamic State group] fighters here," Gen Nicholson was quoted as saying ...