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Bani Saud, Emiratis fight each other in Yemen

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

The Bani Saud and the Emiratis may be allies in their war on Yemen but inside the war-ravaged country, they are backing different factions that are fighting and killing each other.

Iranians re-elect Rouhani for second term

Tahir Mahmoud

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

In a region wracked by mayhem and violence, the people of Iran participated in the 12th presidential election in a calm and peaceful atmosphere returning the incumbent, President Hassan Rouhani to a second term in office.

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.

One Belt, One Road initiative

Zia Sarhadi

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative was launched at a grand conference in Beijing last month. The plan envisages connecting the Eurasia landmass with China, Europe and South East Asia to foster trade and economic progress.

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.

Candidates, issues in Iran's presidential election

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

Islamic Iran is heading for its 12th presidential election since the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979. Six candidates have been approved for the May 19 poll.

Trump takes world to brink of nuclear war

Waseem Shehzad

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

Donald Trump and his minions are threatening the world with nuclear weapons while they accuse North Korean leaders of being ‘irrational’!

Understanding Trump's state 'craft'

Tahir Mahmoud

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

The president’s irascibility can be leveraged for more war.

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

Moving toward economic and social justice

Khalil Abdul-Rahman

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

Strategies, tools, and methods for success in a world dominated by warlords.

The bitter legacy of Afghanistan's 1978 Coup

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

The people of Afghanistan have not witnessed a single day of peace since the April 27, 1978 coup against the government of Sardar Mohammad Daud. Millions have perished or made refugees over the years.

Expats pay for Saudi prince’s mess

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

Whenever the Saudi ‘royals’ mess up the economy, they reflexively target poor expatriate workers. There is not even a hint that the Bani Saud would curtail their extravagant lifestyle or accept responsibility for messing things up.

European Hijab ban: Reasons and potential reaction

Our Own Correspondent

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

Intolerance and hatred of the ‘other’ is part of the DNA of Europe but such racism and xenophobia could lead to the disintegration of Europe itself.

Subtleties of Russia's Soft-Power

Our Moscow Correspondent

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

There is limited appeal of Russia’s soft power for others but Moscow’s objectives are modest, hence its policy is satisfactory to the ruling elite.

More lethal toys for US warlords

Tahir Mustafa

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

Donald Trump has announced an increase of $54 billion in US military spending taking its total to $654 billion. That is more than the combined military budget of the next 10 countries.

Terrorism: Retail and Industrial

Waseem Shehzad

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

While the US (and the West) makes so much noise about the threat of terrorism, the fact is the number of people killed in gun violence is nearly 1000 times more than those killed in terrorist acts yet hardly anyone talks about gun control.

Muslim on the outside, Zionist/Imperialist on the inside

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

The Arabian rulers have exposed themselves by their unrelenting hostility towards the Islamic Republic when they should have embraced it. These hypocrites put on the appearance of being Muslims but are in reality stooges of Zionism and imperialism.

Slow progress in Syria talks led by UN

Tahir Mustafa

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

The UN-brokered talks in Geneva made little progress because the opposition groups have not fully reconciled to the ground realities following the defeat of the terrorists in Aleppo. Their foreign sponsors do not want peace in Syria.

Destruction and Death stalk Yemen

Khadijah Ali

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

More than 12,000 people have been killed in Yemen, most of them civilians, by the Saudi-led war. Damage to infrastructure is also immense. By attacking Yemen, the Bani Saud may have dug their own grave.

US, UK to “save” Gulf potentates, again

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

The imperialists and their sidekicks first create a crisis to frighten the Arabian potentates in the Persian Gulf and then come with offers to sell them weapons that the latter cannot use.

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