Edit Content
Malik Ayub Sumbal is Senior Broadcaster, Political Commentator, and Media Consultant. Malik has been associated with world-leading media outlets and news channels. He has more than 18 years of experience while working on key editorial positions. Malik was President at the Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF), a leading organization working for the Press Freedom and Free Speech around the world.

Iran and Gulf States to form Naval Alliance for Regional Stability

Iran’s navy commander Shahram Irani announced that Iran, along with Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states, plans to form a naval alliance. The alliance aims to promote regional security and cooperation, and Iran has been working on improving its strained ties with Gulf Arab states. The US has an aggressive foreign policy in the …

US faces setback as Iran and Saudi Arabia restore ties

In a surprising turn of events, Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to reopen their embassies making a major setback to the US divide-and-rule policy for the Middle East. This marks a significant move in relations between the two regional rivals, which suspended diplomatic ties in 2016 after a series of conflicts. The deal was …

US Vacuum in the Middle East—Biden’s Israeli-Led Order for the Arabs

United States (US) President Joe Biden is on his first visit to the Middle East. He managed to get a direct flight from Tel Aviv to Jeddah after the opening up of the Saudi airspace for Israeli civil aviation. President Biden may boast of this achievement but despite his efforts he may find it hard …

South Caucasus: Tension Rising between Azerbaijan and Iran borders

Iran and Azerbaijan border conflict getting international attention after the news of both countries’ military drills activities near their borders. Iran is concerned with the Azerbaijan regional emergence as a tiny oil-rich state that is heavily equipped with Israeli sophisticated weapons and Turkish drones. Initially, Azerbaijan started its military drills with its Turkish and Pakistani …

US all set to cash-in Saudi-Iranian rivalry in Gulf

Saudi-Iran mounting tension witnessed a new sequel during last week when drone strikes were made on two Saudi oil facilities in which the Kingdom accused Iran of carrying out these attacks; however Iran rejected all these allegations raised by the Saudi authorities. Iranian Foreign Minister Javed Zarif categorically responded that any strike against his the …