Zionist Israel would not be able to get away with its murderous assault on defenceless Palestinian civilians many of them children and women, without political, economic and diplomatic backing from Western regimes.
Millions of Iranians will head to the polls to elect a new president. In Iran, the president is limited to serve only two consecutive terms. In the current contest on June 18, all candidates vying for the office are new. Iran does not have political parties, only various political trends.
Despite inflicting horrific damage on Gaza and killing hundreds of innocent civilians the Islamic resistance movement in Palestine was able to change the equation by forcing the Zionist aggressors to sue for ceasefire. The Islamic resistance has created a new reality.
The protection of Masjid al Aqsa is not only the responsibility of the Palestinians but of all Muslims especially the Muslim governments. Zionist settlers, protected by Israeli police have been encroaching on the noble sanctuary. Muslim governments must step up to their responsibility.
In hadith literature, there are some hadiths that purport to report verbatim what the noble messenger (pbuh) said while others reflect the meaning of what he said. In his ongoing series, Abu Dharr sheds light on this point.
Talks between Iran and the P4+1 are underway in Vienna to revive the JCPOA that the US had repudiated in May 2018. There are serious concerns about whether the US and its European allies can be trusted to fulfill their promises. Their track record does not evoke much confidence.
In recent months, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Muhammad bin Salman has been retreating on various fronts. His pronouncements about Islamic Iran, claiming it wants good neighbourly relations with it have raised many eyebrows. What has led to his retreat?
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in India making it the epicenter of the global pandemic. Most people hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly responsible for the crisis by his irresponsible conduct and policies. He has also lost support among the people.
Netanyahu is a ruthlessly cynical politician. Facing criminal charges that are likely to land him in prison, he decided to unleash the war on Gaza killing hundreds of innocent people in order to cling to power. Even his murderous spree is unlikely to save his hide.
The Saudi war on Yemen is getting nowhere. The poorly-trained Saudi soldiers have been surrendering to Yemen’s Ansarallah fighters to save themselves. The Saudi regime has started executing its own soldiers accusing them of treason. This is a sure sign of defeat.
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!
The illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay represents the ugly nature of the US. Of the 700 prisoners kept there at its peak, only 40 are left. Saifullah Paracha, 73, is the oldest prison who has been cleared for release but it is not certain when he might return home to his native Pakistan.