Rival Libya government urges peace talks freeze

TRIPOLI: Authorities in Libya’s militia-held capital have called for a freeze in UN-mediated peace talks until the military of the internationally recognized government halts an offensive in the east. Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister in a…


Global refugee and migrant crisis

By Saikat Kumar Basu & Peiman Zandi The current global refugee and migrant crisis is turning into a highly complex and serious humanitarian issue. Thousands of helpless victims are running away from the conflict war…






Pakistan to go ‘soft’ on Afghanistan over PAF attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday decided against lodging a strong protest with Afghanistan over the Badhaber attack, sources privy to the development told The Express Tribune. “Due to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s weak writ, Pakistan’s protest with…


Russia launches drones in Syria

Washington (CNN)Russia has started to fly unmanned aircraft over Syria in what appears to be surveillance operations over the country, two U.S. officials told CNN. The officials were not able to confirm whether the drones…



More waffling on Syria

PRESIDENT OBAMA acknowledged the obvious this week: that to resolve the massive humanitarian emergency afflicting the Middle East and Europe, “we ultimately have to deal with the source of the problem, which is the ongoing…