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Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 12

Main Stories

Cautious optimism after Astana peace talks on Syria

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The Astana peace talks achieved several things. Syria’s ceasefire still largely holds, the terrorists have been separated from other opposition groups and the next round of talks will be held in Geneva at the end of this month.

Opinion

Saudis sell their souls and live with a good conscience on their proceeds

Abu Dharr

A Syrian sheikh (head of the Baqqarah tribe) Nawwaf al Bashir has dropped a bombshell by exposing how Syrian opposition ‘leaders’ have pilfered millions of dollars given by the Saudis. He has accused all of them of corruption.

Main Stories

Aleppo’s liberation forces Turkey to accept al-Asad in power

Ahmet Aslan

Turkey’s stubborn President Recep Tayip Erdogan has been forced to change his stand on Syria and has stopped the ludicrous demand that President Asad must go.

Main Stories

Bye, bye Obama, the baby daddy of ISIS

John Andrew Morrow

Despite his soaring rhetoric and projecting an image of liberalism, Barack Obama was directly responsible for the rise and sustenance of the terrorist group, ISIS.

News & Analysis

The Saudi narrative has lost its appeal in own constituency

Our Own Correspondent

For decades the Saudis have peddled their narrow-minded nonsense as ideology by disbursing petrodollars. Given its disastrous consequences for the Ummah, this no longer works even with its own agents.

Opinion

Turkey moves east, away from Western allies

Catherine Shakdam

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.

Editorials

Handful of rich, billions of poor in the world

Zafar Bangash

Capitalism has resulted in accumulating wealth in the hands of a few people while impoverishing the overwhelming majority of people in the world. Today 62 richest people have as much wealth as the bottom half of 3.6 billion people. This is beyond obscene.

Editorials

Gazans at risk for lack of drinking water

Zafar Bangash

The 1.8 million people of Gaza are already starved, now they face an acute shortage of water as well. At least 90% of water in Gaza is unfit for drinking posing a serious risk to their health.

Editor's Desk

Donald Trump reigns by executive orders

Editor

Donald Trump is acting as a bulldozer demolishing everything that comes in his way. He has especially targeted Muslims barring citizens of seven Muslim majority countries to enter the US as well as renewed his pledge to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Opinion

The West’s coercive tools

Zafar Bangash

Among the vast arsenal of weapons the West uses, two institutions are paramount: the UN and Nato. If the former is used for diplomatic cover, the latter is used as a blunt instrument to achieve the West’s aggressive agenda.

News & Analysis

Egypt, Saudi relations weak and fragile

Amir Sajadi

There is little in common between the Egyptian and Saudi regimes even if both are puppets of the West and the Saudis have tried to buttress the crumbling Egyptian economy. Their differences are coming to the fore amid rising tensions between the two oppressive regimes.

News & Analysis

Al-Jazeera’s latest sensationalism again exposes its sinister agenda

Waseem Shehzad

Al Jazeera tries to project itself as the voice of the Arab street but in reality it is an echo chamber for Western propaganda.

Islamic Movement

The life and times of el-Haj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X)

Khadijah Ali

El Haj Malik Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) was a remarkable Muslim leader who emerged from the ghettoes and rose to meteoric heights. He was gunned down in the prime of his life because of his incredible influence on African Americans amid fears that he might cause a revolution in America.

Islamic Movement

Secret of Islamic Iran’s success

Tahir Mustafa

The Islamic Republic of Iran has survived 38 years of sabotage, wars and sanctions and still made immense progress because of the commitment of its leaders to the values of Islam and support of its masses. Taqwa has been institutionalized in the Islamic Republic making it impregnable to the enemies’ conspiracies.

Special Reports

The rise of Islamo-Christian civilization

Eric Walberg

Both Jewish and Christian scholars have debunked the myth of the Judeo-Christian civilization. In fact, there is a rising Islamo-Christian civilization in the making.

Special Reports

Pakistan-India relations: socioeconomic and security implications

Zafar Bangash

India’s unrelenting hostility to Pakistan has led to precious resources being diverted to weapons and defence, holding back development in other vital fields. But now the China Pakistan Economic Corridor will prove a game changer for the region putting Pakistan at the centre of this economic transformation.

Special Reports

“Unjust Orient” and the “just West”?

Tahir Mahmoud

Western regimes like to project themselves as enlightened and tolerant but their record of abuse of Muslim minorities exposes their fraudulent claim. In Muslim majority countries, Islamic Iran stands out as a beacon of tolerance with not even a hint of propaganda against religious or ethnic minorities.

Letters To The Editor

Resistance front wins in Syria

Aslam Sheikh

Victory of the resistance front in Syria against imperialist-Zionist-Wahhabi conspiracy has encouraged letter writer Aslam Sheikh.

Letters To The Editor

Two courageous journalists

Alberto Diaz

While the Western corporate media has been spewing nonsensical propaganda against Syria without visiting the country, two courageous journalists—Eva Bartlett and Vanessa Beeley—have exposed these lies by visiting Syria and reporting directly from there what the reality is, says Alberto Diaz.

Letters To The Editor

Muslims need to change themselves

Nisar Dean

Letter writer Nisar Dean has hit the nail on the head by saying Muslims need to change themselves first before there will be change in Muslim societies.

Letters To The Editor

Kashmir tragedy

Salman Butt

Crescent International’s coverage of the tragic developments in Kashmir has moved letter writer Salman Butt to thank the newsmagazine.

Letters To The Editor

Donald Trump

Charlie Hendricks

Berating Donald Trump’s outlandish policies, Charlie Hendricks thinks the American establishment might kill him because he is proving a huge embarrassment for them.

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