Taliban’s war on drugs

Afghanistan is the world’s largest opiate supplier and looks to remain so even with the Taliban in power. Now as the contested rulers, the Taliban have vowed to end the surge of addiction, even if by force, but questions remain

Pakistan can partner with US for peace, not war: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered a wide-ranging address to the National Assembly and stressed that Pakistan could partner with the United States in peace, but never again in war. “The US was defeated in Afghanistan and they tried to

Severe water crisis

There is a severe water shortage that should have rung a bell among dwellers and policymakers in the country. According to Indus River System Authority (IRSA), the water shortage in the country’s two largest dams – Tarbela and Mangla –

Afghanistan and the Vietnam war        

After months of military escalations and negotiations recriminations, the United States agreed to remove all remaining forces by September 2021. US President Biden set a date of September 11 for the withdrawal. Many circles are wondering why this date was

US retreat from Afghanistan

The United States has formally begun withdrawing its last troops from Afghanistan, bringing its longest war near to an end after nearly two decades. This war-ravaged nation was on high alert as it heralds into an uncertain future as the

Afghan President’s irresponsible remarks

Asserting that China and India are to be a factor in the regional prosperity, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said it is “a moment of choice” for neighbouring Pakistan as all its calculations have been “wrong” so far. Ghani’s statement

1965 war hero MM Alam remembered on his eight death anniversary

ISLAMABAD: The ‘1965 War Hero’ Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as M.M. Alam is being remembered on his eight death anniversary by paying glowing tributes for his heroics and unforgettable services. The legendary war hero’s record of shooting down five

Pompeo labels Yemen’s Houthis as ‘terrorist’ group

WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has moved to brand Yemen’s Houthi rebels as terrorists, a last-minute move in defiance of aid groups who fear it will worsen the humanitarian crisis. Unless Congress blocks the decision, the Houthis

Pakistan Army pays tribute to Major Akram on martyrdom anniversary

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has paid tribute to 1971 war hero Major Muhammad Akram on his 49th martyrdom anniversary being observed today. The Inter-Services Public Relations released a statement to pay tribute to Major Muhammad Akram for his supreme sacrifice and

Army chief pays tribute to Kargil war heroes

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid glowing tribute to Kargil War heroes Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan. In a statement on social media, Director-General  Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the army chief

Stock market and oil prices

It must be clear that the stock market is merely a reflection of the state of the economy. In today’s era of economic war, the future of world economy can be predicted by witnessing the economies of China and United

US, Iran backing away

After a week of intense regional tensions that had the world teetering on the brink of war, the United States and Iran seem to have backed down from a full-scale conflict. Both sides probably realised that war would be catastrophic

Pakistani mobile war explode over ‘best’ data network on Twitter

ISLAMABAD: Last year, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority excluded China Mobile Pakistan (Zong) from running any advertising that included mobile services of the 5th generation (5G). The commercial might mislead consumers by confusing test service for commercial launch. The Chinese telecommunications

Trump says Iran appears to be standing down; no US casualties

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Iran appeared to be “standing down” after missile strikes on US troop bases in Iraq that resulted in no American or Iraqi deaths. “All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage

Donald Trump responds to Iran’s missile attack in Iraq

WASHINGTON: Iran attacked two US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday at about 1:30 a.m local time. This attack was a retaliation for America’s recent drone attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. While the Pentagon announced, “Iran launched more than

35 mourners killed during stampede at Soleimani’s funeral

TEHRAN: More than 35 people have been killed while several injured in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the hometown of Qasem Soleimani for his burial, state media reported. Qasem Soleimani was being buried in his hometown in Kerman, millions

Irani President warns Donald Trump over his threats

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday has warned US President Donald Trump and said “never threaten the Irani nation,” after Trump issued a statement about attacking 52 Iranian sites. In the latest tweet, President Rouhani said, “Those who refer

US stops, harasses Iranian citizens at airports

LOS ANGELES: Numerous reports have emerged of Iranian-American citizens being stopped at USA airports amid tensions between the USA and Iran. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group provided legal assistance to more than 60 travelers who

Soleimani’s assassination

The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by a US airstrike in Baghdad is a turning point in the Middle East geopolitics. Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated dramatically placing the entire region onto the brink of war.

US losing in Afghanistan

The United States has resumed stalled talks with the Taliban as it seeks to end the decades-long war in Afghanistan. The sticking point in the negotiations remains what exactly will the US will gain from the conflict. A damning new

Indian Muslims are under direct threat of RSS Ideology: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said RSS ideology in India is a threat to Muslims and other minorities. He has urged the international powers to step in to avoid any serious situation in South Asia as the Modi

Pakistan should provide weapons to Kashmiris: Ex-Defense Minister

ISLAMABAD: Ex Defence Minister Lt Gen (ret) Naeem Khalid Lodhi urged Pakistan to provide weapons and material support to Kashmiris to fight against India. He said that Pakistan must not wait for Indian attack and meager resources should not be

Iraqi protesters clash with security forces in capital

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government protesters which have rocked Baghdad for a month cost more lives.  The violence has been centred on two bridges linking Tahrir to the Green Zone on the west bank of the Tigris River

Indian army chief has ‘blood of innocents on hand’: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army’s spokesman on Friday strongly condemned the irresponsible statements of Indian army chief Bipin Rawat who is seeking to become the Indian Chief of Defence Staff. The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) is a proposed position for

Imran mediating Iran-Saudi talks

Prime Minister Imran Khan is on another, even bigger mission, this time to diffuse rising tensions in the Middle Ease and mediate between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. On the first leg of this journey, the prime minister visited

Avoiding Saudi-Iran war

After the brazen attacks on Saudi facilities earlier this month, there was fear that the Middle East crisis would lead to a full-grown conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Both nations have a long history of bitter rivalry, but it

Saudi stocks plunge after drone attacks on Aramco

Riyadh: The Saudi stocks fell by 2.3 percent after the recent attacks on ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. The attacks on the facilities have slashed the Saudi oil supply by almost 50 percent. The Saudi markets opened on Sunday observed

Sheikh Rasheed predicts Pak-India war in Oct-Nov

RAWALPINDI: Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that he has predicted a war between India and Pakistan in October or November this year. In a ceremony organized by the Punjab Group of Colleges on the occasion of solidarity with Kashmir, the

Will give befitting response if India imposes war on us: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan would give India a befitting response if it imposes war on Pakistan. Dr. Arif Alvi said that a befitting response would be given to any Indian hostility towards Pakistan, which would