Tag archive for ‘Iran’
By pak_adnews On Friday, January 15th, 2016
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A New Test in Pakistan Saudi Relations

Pakistan’s new found economic independence makes it less reliant on long-time ally Saudi Arabia. After Saudi’s execution of a top Shia cleric, will Pakistan move away for good? By Umair Jamal and Yaqoob Khan More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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How Russia is Connecting to Iran

Russia wants to expand its transit networks – and its influence – south to Iran, but doing so will not be easy. For the Russians, no geographic barrier has ever proved as daunting as the Caucasus Mountains, More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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Tension with Iran stopped with release of held U.S. sailors

At first, Iran demanded an apology and denounced the “unprofessional” behavior of U.S. warships patrolling in the Persian Gulf. In Washington, the White House went into crisis-aversion mode and Secretary of More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Kuwait follows Saudi Arabia on diplomatic ties with Iran

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr protest against the execution of Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia during a demonstration in Baghdad on Monday By Lucy Westcott Kuwait has become the latest More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Rivalry of Saudi Iran threatens to expand in the region

On Sunday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that “divine vengeance will befall Saudi politicians” for “the unjustly spilled blood” of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Saudi Arabia feels force of Shia anger

Protesters denounce the execution of Nimr al-Nimr outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Sunday By Simeon Kerr in Dubai and Heba Saleh in Cairo Saudi Arabia’s shock decision to execute the dissident Shia cleric More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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‘Voice of the Caliphate’ propaganda radio broadcasts in Khorasan province

By Thomas Joscelyn The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in the Khorasan (an area covering Afghanistan and Pakistan) has set up a radio station to broadcast anti-Taliban messages and other propaganda. More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Pakistan Annual Forecast 2016

Pakistan Pursues Security Supported by a three-year, $6.6 billion International Monetary Fund loan and buoyed by low oil prices, Pakistan’s economy will maintain its current growth rate of 4 percent in 2016. More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Annual Forecast 2016

Annual Forecast 2016 With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world. A logical place to More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Why Saudi Arabia’s anti-terror coalition won’t work

Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman announced the formation of the coalition of 34 Muslim nations on Dec. 15 By Salman Rafi      The formation of the Saudi Arabia-led “anti-terror” More...