Man-portable air defense systems could be stolen in Ukraine amid turmoil

Highly dangerous type of weaponry – man-portable air defense systems (MANPADs) – have gone missing from two Ukrainian military units, according to a high-ranking official in Kiev. Several, and maybe even several dozen 9K38 Igla...

Crimea hopeful of referendum, ready to join Russia ‘by end March’

Crimea has fast-tracked preparations for the republic's referendum and for its possible joining with Russia, statements from the autonomy’s leaders reveal. Though no decision has been made by Moscow, they say Crimea may be...

Ukraine misses gas payment deadline, risks halt on supplies – Gazprom

Ukraine has missed its payment deadline for gas supplies. As its debt is increasing, Gazprom does not rule out it may cut gas supplies to the country, the Russian energy giant’s head Aleksey Miller...

‘Pakistani Taliban concerned how to save their skin in peace talks with gov’t’ –...

The first round of peace talks between the Pakistani Taliban and the government has been held in Islamabad following numerous delays. That’s according to Al Jazeera. The talks initiative was announced last week by...

Pakistan: Terrorism in Perspective

By Zia Khan According to the US CENTCOM estimates Musharraf’s catastrophic decision to facilitate the US invasion of Afghanistan cost our economy a loss of more than ten billion dollars in the first year alone and the...

US’s Bewildered Time Capsule and Russians are Comin

US's Bewildered Time Capsule and Russians are Coming By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. “The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” (J.Edgar Hoover -1895-197.). Russia under...

Sanctions against Russia will have ‘boomerang’ effect, Lavrov tells Kerry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told his US counterpart on Friday that any sanctions introduced by the US against Russia will have a “boomerang” effect and urged Washington to steer away from actions that...

celebration of International women’s day

In celebration of International women’s day, Nour would like to honor four outstanding Muslim women who have worked tirelessly in their respective fields for the betterment of others around them. We find peace in the notion...

US ‘worried’ about China military budget: Report

The United States “has long worried about the Chinese military's lack of openness” although Beijing announced an increase in its military budget, according to a report. The Foreign Policy said in an article on Friday...