Tackling Pakistani madrassas An uphill struggle

This is an edited version of remarks by James M. Dorsey at the launch in Islamabad on 30 January 2018 of ‘The Role of...

Kidnapping and ant-Shiite rhetoric stirs Malaysian debate about Saudi-inspired ultra-conservatism

Allegedly kidnapped, forty-three-year old Malaysian activist Amri Che Mat, a foreign exchange trader and mountain climber, has not been heard of since he went missing...

Chinese engineer’s disappearance takes on geopolitical significance

Thirty-six-year-old Chinese engineer Pingzhi Liu went missing almost a month ago. It took Pakistani authorities three weeks to classify Mr. Liu's disappearance as a...

Rebuffing US warmongering, North and South Korea to hold official talks

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:20 AM) - Despite the ongoing aggressive tone between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), it seems...

Russia: ISIS has over 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, more coming every...

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:30 AM) - According to Zamir Kabulov, special envoy and head of the Middle East department in the Russian Foreign Ministry, there...

Time to mop up: Afghan army gears up for large offensive...

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (01:00 PM) - The armed forces of Afghanistan are gearing up for a large-scale offensive against the ISIS presence in the north...

Pakistan Air Force chief threatens to shoot down US drones

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:15 AM) - The head of the Pakistani Air Force, Sohail Aman, has stated that Pakistan will shoot down any and all...

Tackling sunni muslim ultra-conservatism: A Pakistani-US collision in the making

A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from house arrest of...

Marawi battle video: Philippine Army releases incredible memoir on clashes with...

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – On May 23, some 600 ISIS-inspired militants took control of most of Marawi in the southern Philippines after a...

ISIS executes 15 of their own fighters in Afghanistan

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:35 PM) - The Afghan branch of ISIS has executed at least 15 of its own members in the eastern province of...