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Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it’s all recently got a lot more tense. Here’s why. How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t get along? Saudi Arabia and Iran – two powerful neighbours – are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance. …

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Balochistan killings

ON the very day that a National Security Committee meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and attended by the senior-most military leadership, praised the state’s efforts in Balochistan to establish peace and stability, the province was again rocked by violence. The attacks on Wednesday are significant because they …

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A modern history of Iran

Abbas Amanat looks at the role that cultural, literary and intellectual ideas have played in Iran’s interpretations of political and clerical authority Iran: A Modern History. By Abbas Amanat. Yale University Press; 1,000 pages; $40. To be published in Britain in January; £30. ABBAS AMANAT is an authority on Iranian …

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As Iran-Saudi ‘Cold War’ heats up, what next?

AFP  TEHRAN: From a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, the “Cold War” between Middle East rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up. Experts believe the risk of a direct military clash is low, but why have tensions escalated now and how will the crisis evolve? …

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U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan

The Pentagon is spinning its wheels in Afghanistan, continuing a questionable counterinsurgency and nation-building strategy because, quite literally, it knows that it won’t work, but cannot think of anything else to do. It will not succeed because the U.S. and NATO will never regain the military dominance the alliance had …

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اسلام آباد میں یونیورسٹی میں بلوچ طلباء کے ساتھ ناروا سلوک کی مذمت کرتے ہیں،بی این پی

کوئٹہ : بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی مرکزی کمیٹی کے رکن غلام نبی مری نے اپنے ایک بیان میں قائد اعظم یونیورسٹی اسلام آباد میں بلوچ طلباء کے ساتھ روا رکھے گئے انتظامیہ کی جانب سے ناروا سلوک پالیسی کی مذمت کی اس واقعے کے خلاف آج بروز بدھ 8نومبر سہ پہر …

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CPEC Long Term Plan

Khurram Husain Planning minister Mr Ahsan Iqbal has finally confirmed that the CPEC Long Term Plan (LTP) is about to be finalised on Nov 21 at the seventh Joint Cooperation Committee to be held in Islamabad. Some might recall that details from the LTP in question were published by Dawn …

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The coup trap

Cyril Almeida IT’LL be back soon enough. The drama, conspiracy and crisis. But in a week of relative calm it may be worth revisiting the basics. There’s two things few want to admit. One: a coup can’t deliver because, assuming the best of intentions, the time needed for reforms to …

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Fear and loathing returns for Quetta’s Hazara community

And when you can’t hide – you run. This is the main reason why Shia Hazara businessmen, professionals and students from Quetta are leaving for Pakistan’s big cities: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. In the sea of people that make up a large city, a Hazara becomes just another face …

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India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pak policy

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump‘s tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for cooperation on many fronts, has flummoxed many here, coming as it does shortly after the US seemed to have put Pakistan on notice while announcing its new …

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