Analysts say the Islamabad is worried about entities involved in sensitive matters related to security and religion.
Experts say new major players have emerged in a field long dominated by Israel and Iran.
In yet another sign of mounting tensions between the two parties, the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday foiled an attempt by Hamas officials to hold a press conference in Ramallah.
The layers of air defense that Syria has should be able to confront some of the threats thrown at the regime.
Mountain road from Beirut to Damascus has been frequent target of past airstrikes, but claims that Hezbollah leaders were targeted leaves questions about why they travelled to Syria.
The current saga regarding Khashoggi’s murder would prove to be the final straw in the Saudi-Turkish relations.
“I hope that on the eve of New Year, we take advantage of the teachings of the divine prophets to work with solidarity and sympathy, " said Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.
Across the region, Christmas appeared to come and go without the terrorism of previous years.
All evidence points to these countries cooperating in eastern Syria for now.
Rouhani's speech was interrupted by parliament members, who Iranian news agencies said were mostly from the southwestern Khuzestan province and were protesting over shortages of drinking water in their region.
A report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center said Tehran's ambitions to expand in Syria could be bucked through sanctions and internal protests.
Shahroudi, 70, was a close ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and had been seen by analysts as a possible successor to him.
Officials have cautioned against a timeline but the withdrawal could begin in weeks. A senior official said a specific plan was being worked on.
Another row surrounds precisely which portfolios should go to which factions, though the ministries in question are not the most powerful.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Dec. 14 that Turkish forces would enter the town if the United States does not remove the Kurdish fighters.
"We will not allow this warship to come near our territorial waters in the Persian Gulf," he added.
Flyer features a verse from the Quran warning Muslims, "not to go the way of the Jews and the Christians, indeed God is not for the evil people."
“After many years they are coming home,” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
“We are determined to turn the east of the Euphrates into a peaceful and livable place for its true owners just like the other areas we have made secure in Syria,” said Erdogan
Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will take over the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria as the United States withdraws its troops.