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Hijab Ban Exposes Limits of EU Liberalism

Brecht Jonkers

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

The West in general and the European Union in particular take pride in their liberalism, freedom of expression and dress yet when it comes to Muslims, especially Muslim women, all such freedoms evaporate.

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Eurasian Integration: Dawn of a New Era

Brecht Jonkers

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

The balance of economic and political power has shifted radically toward the Eurasia landmass. The engines for this change are China and Russia but there are also other players, notably Iran that are playing an important role. Bye bye, US imperialism!

News & Analysis

Importance of the Silk Roads

Brecht Jonkers

Ramadan 19, 14422021-05-01

In light of the Iran-China $400 billion trade and development deal, revival of the Old Silk Roads has assumed great importance. Our correspondent looks at the history of the Silk Roads and their importance for trade and development.

News & Analysis

Yemen Approaches Sixth Year of Brutal War

Brecht Jonkers

Rajab 17, 14422021-03-01

The month of March will mark six years of the brutal Saudi-led war on Yemen. Far from achieving any of its objectives, the Saudis and their allies have been given a bloody nose. The US as principal backer of Saudi Arabia has realized the futility of the war and wants to end it.

News & Analysis

Saudi Kingdom Drowning in Problems

Brecht Jonkers

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14422021-02-01

The Saudi economy is tanking, unemployment is high and the pandemic has made matters worse. Coupled with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrogance and incompetence, the kingdom is heading for disaster.

News & Analysis

Defying Odds, Yemen’s Revolutionary Forces Score Stunning Victories

Brecht Jonkers

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14422021-01-01

Few would have imagined that Yemen’s revolutionary forces would be able to withstand the combined onslaught of several aggressive powers yet nearly six years into the war, they are winning. We look at the latest developments.

Main Stories

End of the Line for US-Saudi Bromance?

Brecht Jonkers

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14422020-12-01

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is a worried man. He had assumed Donald Trump would remain president for four more years but his hopes have been dashed. While president-elect Joe Biden may not abandon Saudi Arabia entirely, MbS will no longer get a free pass.

Special Reports

Turkey Challenges Saudi Leadership in the Muslim World

Brecht Jonkers

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

The Bani Saud have used their occupation of the noble sanctuaries of Makkah and al-Madinah as legitimizing factors for leadership of the Muslim world. Turkey has now emerged to challenge this claim, with some justification

Special Reports

The World after COVID-19

Brecht Jonkers

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

The balance of power is likely to shift away from the West toward Asia in the aftermath of the pandemic. This is based on how Asian countries have dealt with pandemic compared to Western countries.

News & Analysis

Yemen’s Grim Fifth Anniversary

Brecht Jonkers

Rajab 06, 14412020-03-01

March 26, 2020 will mark five years since Saudi Arabia’s murderous war on dirt-poor Yemen. The aggressors have got nowhere despite killing more than 100,000 people and causing mass starvation. Instead, the Yemeni defenders have inflicted massive blows on the aggressors.

News & Analysis

Yemen’s Stiff Resistance Humiliates Bani Saud

Brecht Jonkers

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14412020-01-01

Yemen’s Ansarallah revolutionaries have given the Saudis a bloody nose and forced them to seek a negotiated settlement. Saudi failure in Yemen may result in Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman losing his position, and perhaps even his head!

Main Stories

Yemeni Defenders’ Shock and Awe Resistance

Brecht Jonkers

Safar 02, 14412019-10-01

The spectacular drone strikes by Yemen’s resistance movement on Aramco facilities has sent shockwaves throughout the medieval Saudi kingdom as well as their patron saint the US.

News & Analysis

Saudi War on Yemen: The Victims Strike Back

Brecht Jonkers

Shawwal 27, 14402019-07-01

While the Yemenis have suffered horribly at the hands of the Saudi-led attack, the victims are striking back with true grit and determination. They are delivering massive blows to the aggressors.

News & Analysis

Bani Saud Crimes, at Home and Abroad

Brecht Jonkers

Ramadan 27, 14402019-06-01

Hiding under the protective umbrella of imperialism and Zionism, the Bani Saud are moving full speed ahead with the crimes both at home and abroad.

News & Analysis

Yemen: Resistance Scores Major Victories

Brecht Jonkers

Sha'ban 25, 14402019-05-01

There is some good news out of war-torn Yemen, at last. The resistance has scored major victories against the foreign invaders led by the Bani Saud.

News & Analysis

Is There a Rift Between King Salman and MbS?

Brecht Jonkers

Rajab 25, 14402019-04-01

Last month there was a buzz about differences between King Salman and his son MbS. Considering that the king is virtually brain dead, how can one take these rumors seriously?

News & Analysis

Yemen ceasefire: What Chance for Peace?

Brecht Jonkers

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 14402019-02-01

Despite a much-touted ceasefire in Hodaydah that was negotiated in Sweden, the Saudi war-mongers and aggressor and their co-conspirators are doing everything to undermine it.

News & Analysis

Bani Saud’s Shameful Role in Yemen’s History

Brecht Jonkers

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14402019-01-01

The Bani Saud have a long sordid history of meddling in Yemeni affairs, the latest assault launched nearly four years ago being only one manifestation of it.

Main Stories

US Ceasefire Call in Yemen: Who Really Wants Peace?

Brecht Jonkers

Rabi' al-Awwal 23, 14402018-12-01

No one wants peace more than the people of Yemen led by the Islamic resistance movement Ansarallah. It is the US-backed Saudi aggressors that are playing games.

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