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Gulf allies losing faith in the US

By Abdullah Al Shayji Last week was a week to remember in the testy relationship between the Gulf states and the US. I was in Washington and witnessed the drama unfold live; something is amiss nowadays, between the US and its allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). We see a non-committal, wavering, fatigued US. A dysfunctional and stalemated Washington, …

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The Puppet Comes to Life by Akbar Sher Babar

The statement of the ‘Kat Putlee Wazir-e-Ala’ of KPK to stop NATO supplies if the US does not end drone strikes has made headlines. Besides creating a political stir, the news value of the statement seriously downgraded the media coverage of the supposedly mega media event organized by the PTI Chairman Imran Khan on the launching of a documentary on …

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Female converts to Islam facing growing scrutiny in America

When Karen Hunt Ahmed and her Muslim husband divorced four years ago, many friends asked her, “Now you can stop this Islam stuff, right?”   Some friends, she thought.   “Like it was a hobby I took up when I got married and now I’m supposed to drop it,” said Hunt Ahmed, president of the Chicago Islamic Microfinance Project, which …

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Syria: Western-backed terrorists running like rats

The western-backed terrorist filth which has infested many parts of Syria in the last two years is being systematically exterminated and removed from its hideouts before the areas are sterilized by the Syrian Armed Forces, heroically waging a winning war against NATO’s mercenaries, special forces and Islamist terrorists they have brought into the fray. As the west becomes desperate and …

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Democrats, liberals and the AK Party

By Suat KINIKLIOGLU The Gezi Park protests are still continuing. All of us are trying to digest what happened and what it means for our society, politics and future. One of the highlights reflecting pro-government thinking occurred during the height of the protests. Taha Ozhan, the head of the pro-government think tank SETA, tweeted the following: "State employees' Kemalism that …

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EU Policy towards Middle East

Imran Saqib: Brussels This is important to know that what’s going on in the neighbor hood of Europe  specially when no one imagine that what will happen in coming few years. We live in a world where the power of image and ability on gross root communication with each other in various means have a powerful impact and source of …

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وزیر خارجہ کا دورہِ یورپ اور پاکستان

عمران چوہدری برسلز یورپ کے ساتھ پاکستان کے اور پاکستان کے ساتھ یورپ کےبہت سے مفادات وابستہ ہیں۔ معاشی معاملات میں آزاد تجارتی پیکیج ہو یا جی ایس پی پلَس، دفاعی معاملات میں آلاتِ حرب کی ترسیل ہو یا ناٹو افواج کی خِطے میں موجودگی ، پاکستان کی جغرافیائی صورتِ حال ہویا اس کیفیت میں یورپی ممالک کے مفادات کا …

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Iran pushes out Afghans as regional power-play heats up

Ghaus worked in Iran for five years but has nothing to show for it. All he has are memories of being jailed, beaten and sent home to Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s oil-rich western neighbor has for years been a destination for Afghans seeking work or fleeing war. Afghanistan and Iran share a language, and cultural and historical links. But hostility to the …

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Terrorist attacks soar since 9/11

The number of terrorist attacks each year has more than quadrupled in the decade since September 11, 2001, a study released on Tuesday said, with Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan the most affected. The number of annual deaths in attacks, however, peaked in 2007 — the height of the Iraq conflict — and has been falling ever since. The survey reported …

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South Sudan s elephants could be wiped out in 5 years

The once-thriving elephant population of South Sudan could be wiped out in five years if rampant poaching is not brought under control, a wildlife protection group said on Tuesday. After decades of civil war the African country, which became independent last year, has fewer than 5,000 elephants left, down from around 130,000 in 1986, according to the United States-based Wildlife …

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