Syria may be Saudi Arabia’s next target

In a heated exchange at the United Nations on April 21, Riyadh’s representative,Abdallah al-Mouallimi, made a thinly veiled reference to the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen before saying that Saudi Arabia will spare no effort to also help the Syrian people. This provoked a sharp response from Syria’s ambassador to the UN, Bashar . . . → Read More: Syria may be Saudi Arabia’s next target

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have always helped rebels

The Saudi clan fears two things: the rise of a non-Saudi tribe in its neighbourhood and the idea that the people can bring in a change in government

The recognised government of Syria has been under attack by militants mostly belonging to terrorist outfits guising themselves as Islamists. Their actions have . . . → Read More: Turkey and Saudi Arabia have always helped rebels

Every Bakistanis job to defend Yemen

So much noise and yet so little knowledge. It’s rather amusing to see so many Pakistanis celebrating the Parliament’s resolution to remain neutral in the Yemen conflict. They are cheering Pakistan’s decision not to send its troops to fight on the side of the Saudis against the Houthi rebels.

However, most probably by the time . . . → Read More: Every Bakistanis job to defend Yemen

What happens in Mecca, stays in Mecca

While it seems that the ambiguity over the role Pakistan will play in the Yemen crisis is going nowhere any time soon, there are two questions that come to mind. When did it start? And more importantly, when will it end? Though I would like to think that only the Prime Minister would . . . → Read More: What happens in Mecca, stays in Mecca

Why can’s Saudi Arabia fight their own wars

By IRFAN HUSAIN

HERE’S an odd thing: Saudi Arabia, a state with a defence budget of some $80 billion, is asking Pakistan, which spends around $7bn, for help.

The answer to this riddle lies in the kingdom’s well-known aversion to putting its soldiers in harm’s way. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, . . . → Read More: Why can’s Saudi Arabia fight their own wars

Pakistan’s hesitations on Saudi – Yemen war

(By Tim Craig and Shaiq Hussain) War-weary Pakistani lawmakers are balking at committing troops to the Saudi-led campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, complicating efforts by Saudi Arabia to build a broad coalition for a possible ground offensive.

On Wednesday, for the third consecutive day, Pakistan’s Parliament debated whether to send troops, and perhaps . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s hesitations on Saudi – Yemen war

What Pakistan must not do in Yemen

(BY YASMEEN AFTAB ALI) Let me recount some facts and opinions here. The concluding analysis will become self-evident. If Pakistan still acts the foolish clown, it will deserve to fall flat on its face and smash its nose.

Usually, Saudi Arabia has dealt with ‘unsuitable governances’ through a remote control. Yemen is an exception. Houthis, . . . → Read More: What Pakistan must not do in Yemen

Pak Govt to join Saudi forces against Yemen within a week

(By Abdul Manan) The government is set to fulfill Saudi Arabia’s request for military assistance in its offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen within next week, sources privy to the development told The Express Tribune.

The top civil and military leadership met to discuss the Yemen situation during an adjournment in a joint session of . . . → Read More: Pak Govt to join Saudi forces against Yemen within a week

Yemen for dummies

Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years, as competing forces fight for control of the country.

Impoverished but strategically important, the tussle for power in Yemen has serious implications for the region and the security of the West.

Here are some key questions explained.

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Repercussions of Pakistan’s involvement in Saudi war

DURING difficult hours Saudi Arabia, as indeed other Middle East countries, have been looking up to Pakistan for security cover. Bilateral agreements are in place with most of these countries that bind Pakistan to provide necessary support when asked for. Most of these agreement carry a clause that Pakistani troops shall not take part in . . . → Read More: Repercussions of Pakistan’s involvement in Saudi war