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Palestine 101: Kushner lacks even most basic knowledge

Najla M. Shahwan The economic proposal purportedly designed to help foment the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the product of two years of work by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other sides, was rejected immediately by Palestinians for many crucial reasons that touch on the heart of their struggle…

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Aden clashes highlight discord within Saudi coalition

Ihsan Faqih Aug. 10 marks a milestone in the Yemeni war in terms of the repercussions for the unity of Yemeni soil and the future of the Saudi-led Arab coalition. It was on that day the “Security Belt” of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a UAE-allied separatist group, took over the presidential palace in the…

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Does Turkey need US consent to launch a military operation in Syria?

Ahmed Al-Burai “We will carry the long-awaited operation against terrorist elements in northern Syria to the next stage very soon,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently. Ankara is bracing to launch its third cross-border military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization. Turkey says both Russia and…

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Kashmir conflict now a global concern

Iqbal Khan BJP governments have always ditched India on its vital national interests. Its first Prime Minister AB Vajpayee took the fateful decision of India’s overt nuclearisation. Without such a folly, Pakistan’s nuclear weapon programme could not have seen the light of the day.  And now BJP’s second Prime Minister NarendraModi has gifted to Pakistan…

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Role of opposition in a democratic setup

Asmat Shah Garwaki As history depicts, Hujras (guesthouses) in Pashtun-dominated areas have been playing a highly significant role to keep people abreast of day to day events, national and even international developments. Hujra is common gathering place in a village where people get together after evening till late night, sipping green tea and exchanging views…

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Message behind release of Iranian oil tanker

Mohammad Ghaderi The Gibraltar court ordered the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 to be released. The tanker was seized by the British Royal Marines about a month ago.  This verdict was the ending of an elaborate game designed by John Bolton National Security Advisor of the United States and Mike Pompeo, carried out by the…

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Turkey-China relations and beyond

Muhammet Ali Guler Official relations between Turkey and China began in 1971, and from that time, they have seen ups and downs. Over the last decade, however, relations have seen observable improvements, mainly in the political, economic and cultural fields. In the political domain, the leaders of the two sides have advocated stable discourse and…

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Mind Mapping the Money Laundering regime in Pakistan

Shahid Ilyas Khan Money laundering is one of the most complex form of all white collar crimes. It is rightly called the ‘’Dirty money’’ as it has far reaching negative effect upon the economy of any country. In Pakistan this phenomenon has been increasing at an alarming speed due to the ill gotten money which…

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Pakistan Must Act: Swiftly and Smartly!

Iqbal Khan Cardinal question for the moment is: Will NarendraModi’spremediated triggering of crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) snowball enough to incite and invoke US led intervention by the UN to throw up a win-win solution for one of the oldest disputes on the UN agenda? Presumably, Modi initiated the process on side-lines of recent…

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China-US ‘beggar thy neighbor’ trade war hurts us all

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg The “no holds barred” China-US trade war is pushing the world into recession. Both the World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have warned that a global crisis could be the outcome of this war along with rising protectionism. As energy supplier to the world, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies…

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