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Catherine Shakdam

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Opinion

Arabia's Third Bloc

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Qa'dah 08, 14382017-08-01

Qatar has historically tried to operate outside the shadow of its larger more belligerent neighbor, Saudi Arabia. The latest Saudi-engineered crisis has provided Doha an opportunity to be even more assertive.

Opinion

Cholera ravages Yemen even as war rages

Catherine Shakdam

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

As if the Saudi-imposed war on Yemen was not bad enough, the Yemenis are now being decimated by a cholera epidemic that if not immediately checked, would kill thousands of more innocent people.

News & Analysis

Bahrain regime nervous about Shaykh ‘Isa verdict

Catherine Shakdam

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

Even as Bahraini police attacked the house of Shaykh Isa Qassem on May 23 where he is held under house arrest, the regime is nervous because of the Shaykh’s international popularity and profile.

News & Analysis

Syria false flag signals end of American empire

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

That the US would need such despicable creatures as ISIS to wage its proxy war in Syria exposes its weaknesses.

News & Analysis

Bani Saud's ongoing genocide in Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

The UN says a Yemeni child dies every 10 minutes because of Bani Saud’s genocidal war on Yemen

Opinion

Turkey moves east, away from Western allies

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14382017-02-01

Developments in Syria have forced Turkey to move away from the policy of its Nato allies and closer to Russia against whom President Erdogan had committed numerous acts of aggression.

Opinion

Bani Saud attempt to break Yemeni resistance

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The Bani Saud clan appears hell-bent on breaking the spirit of resistance of the Yemeni people. But will they succeed or lose their kingdom in the process?

News & Analysis

Is the Muslim East due for a grand realignment?

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The fickle Arabian rulers are at each other’s throat one minute and rubbing noses and kissing the next. This is what is happening with the rulers of two regimes: Bani Saud of Arabia and the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Daily News Analysis

Christians and Muslims Gather in Friendship and Fellowship to Celebrate the Birth of Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon both

Catherine Shakdam, John Andrew Morrow

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14382016-12-20

A celebration of Milad al-Nabi was held at the Islamic Society of York Region, in the Greater Toronto Area, in Canada, on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. The key-note speaker of the event, Dr. John Andrew Morrow, delivered the following lecture, titled “The Covenants of the Prophet: A Call for Co-Existence, Friendship, and Fellowship,” which was warmly received by the 500 guests in attendance.

Audio

Aleppo Liberation on TRUTH UNITE

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14382016-12-15

Opinion

Bani Saud raise the Black Flag Army in Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

Facing imminent defeat at the hands of the Ansarallah in Yemen, the Saudis have become desperate. Their pet terrorists, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, have also failed so the takfiri terrorists have been unleashed in Yemen.

News & Analysis

The battle for Mosul: conflicting agendas of Turkey and Iraq

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

Turkish forces are present in the operation against the takfiris in Mosul without the agreement of the Iraqi government. The two governments have conflicting agendas.

Opinion

Saudis’ mass genocide signals end of independent Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

The Saudi regime is guilty of mass genocide in Yemen, the poorest country in the region. It would be difficult to find this out from reading the West’s corporate-owned media.

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News & Analysis

Afghanistan and the return of the Taliban

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

After spending more than a trillion dollars in Afghanistan, the Americans are not closer to vanquishing the Taliban. The resistance group has emerged stronger and now occupies large swathes of territory.

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Special Reports

Spewing sectarianism from the pulpit

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

Saudi court preachers miss no opportunity to vilify the Shias. They do not shy away from using even the most sacred platforms, such as the minbar, to spewing hatred.

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Special Reports

Bahrain reaches the point of no return

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

The Bahraini regime continues to brutalize the people. One person, Shaykh Issa Qassem symbolizes their struggle against tyranny and oppression.

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Opinion

Bani Saud’s genocidal war on Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

The Saudi regime is waging a genocidal war on Yemen yet the world looks the other way. The people of Yemen, however, refuse to take it lying down.

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Opinion

Valiant resistance and Yemen’s Supreme Political Council

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

Yemen’s Ansarallah fighters have proved more than a match for the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen. Together with their allies they have forged ahead to establish a governing council in Sana‘a, the capital.

Opinion

Yemen’s resistance is about reclaiming sovereignty

Catherine Shakdam

Shawwal 27, 14372016-08-01

The Najdi Bedouins, their Arabian allies and the corporate Western media project the Yemenis’ struggle as being limited to the Zaydis of the north is meant to delegitimize it. The struggle is to reclaim Yemen’s sovereignty.

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Special Reports

Radical Wahhabism’s new playground: Nigeria

Catherine Shakdam

Shawwal 27, 14372016-08-01

The Islamic movement in Nigeria is the victim of a regime that is now completely in the pocket of the Wahhabi zealots. Our correspondent exposes this toxic nexus.

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Opinion

Yemen’s partition being sold as road to peace

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 25, 14372016-06-01

After more than a year of relentless bombing, the Najdi Bedouins have failed to achieve any of their objectives in Yemen. Now Yemen’s partition is being touted as a solution to its problem!

Main Stories

Is Aleppo the new graveyard of empires?

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 25, 14372016-06-01

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and commercial capital before the war, has become a test case for the future of Syria and may become the empire’s graveyard.

Opinion

OIC creates divisions, not unity among Muslims

Catherine Shakdam

Rajab 24, 14372016-05-01

There has been little cooperation forthcoming from an organization whose name is a misnomer: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). As a mere tool in the hands of the Najdi Bedouins, it cannot achieve anything.

News & Analysis

Revealing the real target of the Panama papers

Catherine Shakdam

Rajab 24, 14372016-05-01

Was Russian President Vladimir Putin the real target of the Panama papers’ leak? One cannot help but conclude this from reading the Western corporate-owned media.

Opinion

Bani Saud’s hidden agenda in Yemen: the Hadramawt pipeline

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 14372016-04-01

The Saudi-led war on Yemen has entered its second year. What is the rationale for this criminal enterprise? We look beyond the obvious and discover another sinister ploy.

News & Analysis

Erdogan targets Turkey’s independent media

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 14372016-04-01

Turkey’s wannabe Pasha (Sultan) Recep Tayip Erdogan has gone after the country’s independent media for its temerity in exposing his misdeeds. For all practical purposes, Turkey is now a dictatorship.

Opinion

Yemeni resistance takes its case to the UN

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14372016-03-01

The International League for Yemen War Crimes has taken its case to the UN Human Rights Council in hopes of arousing its conscience against crimes the Bani Saud are perpetrating in Yemen, the poorest country in the region.

News & Analysis

France’s police state cannibalizes its intellectuals

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14372016-03-01

France claims to be a Republic espousing freedom, liberty and fraternity but it has become a police state and is clamping down hard on intellectuals that dare exercise freedom of expression.

Opinion

Despotism silencing intellectuals and scholars

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Thani 22, 14372016-02-01

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has gone berserk over criticism of his anti-Kurd policy. He has lashed out at intellectuals and scholars displaying his authoritarian streak.

Opinion

Yemenis refuse to back down against Bani Saud

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14372016-01-01

The Yemeni have proved their mettle in battle and thwarted the Najdi Bedouins’ plan to impose their hegemony on the impoverished country. The Yemeni fiasco may lead to the loosening of Bani Saud’s grip on power.

News & Analysis

Erdogan’s Ottoman melancholy and the rise of empire

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14372016-01-01

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan suffers from visions of grandeur and the revival of Ottomanism. The Pasha-in-the-making is likely to have a great fall.

Special Reports

Jordan: humanitarian help as political tool

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14372016-01-01

Jordan has joined a number of other Arabian regimes that want to exploit the Syrian refugee crisis to shamelessly advance their own political agenda.

Opinion

Bani Saud running out of political space

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 19, 14372015-12-01

Many analysts and political experts have periodically drawn attention to the fact that Saudi Arabia stands at the brink of an abyss. Fed up with a violent, reactionary regime that caters only to the elite, the people are ready to embark on the revolutionary path to rid themselves of the self-declared royals. The regime, however, has yet to bite the dust.

News & Analysis

Bahrain on trial: silent genocide of a people

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 19, 14372015-12-01

While rights defenders and pro-democracy activists in Bahrain or abroad have long spoken out against the many heinous crimes committed by the Hamad ibn Issa Aal Khalifa regime, one of the monarchy’s dirtiest little secrets has remained well hidden from view: ethno-sectarian engineering.

Opinion

Bahrain’s tragedy: negation of its true identity

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-10-01

While forgotten by much of the world, Bahrain’s revolutionaries continue to struggle for dignified existence while paying a huge price for their struggle...

News & Analysis

Saudi genocidal war in Yemen continues

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-10-01

Into its sixth month, the Saudi genocidal war on Yemen shows no signs of abating. Thousands of civilians have been killed and 22 million of Yemen’s 24 million population is food deficient but the Yemenis are not prepared to surrender to the Najdi Bedouin aggressors...

Opinion

Najdi Bedouins perpetrate genocide in Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Qa'dah 17, 14362015-09-01

In March 2015 when Adel al-Jubeir was still the Saudi ambassador to Washington (currently he is the kingdom’s foreign minister), he might have argued that Riyadh’s war on Yemen was a “necessity” — a just cause to be fought in the name of the greater good. The ravages caused in Yemen paint a very different picture.

Opinion

Understanding the Islamic revolutionary movement

Catherine Shakdam

Shawwal 15, 14362015-08-01

Never since the destruction of the Ottoman Sultanate at the end of the First World War has the Muslim East and North Africa region (MENA) witnessed such radical changes in its religious, social, economic, and political map.

News & Analysis

Saudis block humanitarian aid in bid to starve Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

Shawwal 15, 14362015-08-01

While battles continue to rage across Yemen, the Najdi Bedouins in control of the Arabian Peninsula are scrambling for new ways to exert pressure on the Yemeni people.

Opinion

Bahrain: the king, the revolutionary and criminalization of democracy

Catherine Shakdam

Ramadan 14, 14362015-07-01

The sentencing of Shaykh Ali Salman may prove the undoing of the Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain.

Opinion

War crimes and ethnic cleansing in Yemen: the weaponization of silence

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 14, 14362015-06-01

While the Najdi Bedouins continue with war crimes in Yemen, the Western corporate media project it as the restoration of “democracy” by a regime that considers calls for reform as “terrorism.”

News & Analysis

Breaking up Iraq: when secession becomes a weapon of war

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 14, 14362015-06-01

The US-Zionist project to break-up the Muslim East into even smaller pieces is on track. In Iraq, the Kurds are being lined up for this nefarious agenda. Behind it all is the protection of Zionist Israel.

Opinion

Yemen holds its breath amid talk of civil war

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 14362015-03-01

Yemen’s Islamic movement, Ansarallah has taken control of the country and forced the president to resign. The Saudis, Americans and their agents are trying to instigate a civil war now that they have lost the power struggle.

Opinion

Nabeel Rajab: “Want democracy, justice and equality”

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 14362015-02-01

The people of Bahrain will settle for nothing less than justice, equality and democracy and they will continue their peaceful struggle despite the regime’s provocations.

Opinion

Egypt pledge of allegiance, freedom’s last song

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 10, 14362015-01-01

Egyptian media has surrendered virtually all freedoms to support the new pharaoh, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Opinion

The Jews who fight Israel: guardians of the City

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 08, 14362014-12-01

Not all Jews are Zionists nor are all Zionists Jews. There are Jews that reject the Zionist State and are not afraid to speak out.

Opinion

ISIS: Return of the Crusaders and the black flags

Catherine Shakdam

Muharram 08, 14362014-11-01

The rise of the takfiris with their black flags, loose hair and propensity for barbaric acts had been predicted in Islamic history. The Crusaders are using them today in their quest to re-occupy the Middle East.

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News & Analysis

Al Qaeda in Yemen: radicalism’s new frontline

Catherine Shakdam

Muharram 08, 14362014-11-01

Al Qaeda is being used in Yemen to fight the Houthis and to frustrate the people’s aspirations for their legitimate rights. The Saudis are waist deep in this grand conspiracy.

News & Analysis

Houthis claim victory as Yemen’s old regime crumbles

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14352014-10-01

The Houthis lightning campaign in Sana‘a has demolished the old regime but what follows next is still not certain.

Special Reports

Islamic scholar sentenced to death for demanding equal rights in Saudi Arabia

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14352014-10-01

The Saudi regime tolerates no dissent. It also does not allow any calls for reforms or demands for rights. The latest victim is Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, sentenced to death for criticizing regime policies.

Daily News Analysis

Truth about Israel’s latest war on Gaza: the energy rush

Catherine Shakdam

Ramadan 23, 14352014-07-21

Israel's war on Gaza has little to do with missiles or rockets fired by Hamas; the fact is Israel is after the vast natural gas reserves in the tiny strip. The zionist thieves want to lay their grubby hands on it. Hamas is seen as an impediment to this grand larceny, hence the brutal war to eliminate the resistance movement.

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