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It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough talk on Iranian-sponsored terrorism.

 

So there we have it. The Saudi kettle is guilty of calling the Qatari pot black. Meaning that revelations over the weekend have confirmed that both Riyadh and the UAE had courted the Afghan Taliban, offering to host their embassy before the latter set up shop in Doha. The Kingdom’s endeavours are put at 2006-2008.

 

Who is a climate leader? The Paris Agreement ensured that climate leadership became diffuse and distributed.

 

GSTAAD - Sixty-four years ago, the Korean War was suspended with a ceasefire agreement between North Korea, China and the United States.

 

The UN Security Council has imposed the toughest ever sanctions  on North Korea, squeezing the flow of the defiant nation's economic lifeblood to punish it for its nuclear and missile tests.

 

The Gulf Cooperation Council was formed by the sheikhdoms of the region in the early 1980s to ward off the perceived Iranian threat following the events of 1979.

 

On July 18, the global media carried stories of how Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Naif was ousted from his position and replaced by his cousin, deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 

South Asia is situated in a strategically important location and has always been bone of a contention for control by major powers.

 

Earlier this week, hours after the White House had confirmed that Iran was abiding by the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, the State Department announced new sanctions targeting Iranian individuals and entities linked to the country’s missile programme.

 

IS retired Gen Raheel Sharif commanding a ghost army? Government representatives have insisted that so long as the terms of reference of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism are not finalised, Pakistan’s participation cannot be determined.

 


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