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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.

Middle East’s Two-bit Players Punching above Their Weight

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

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

Were it not for oil, most rulers in the Middle East would still be herding camels in the desert. Nobody would pay the slightest attention to them. Yet oil wealth has gone to their heads and they are acting way above their capacity. Their fall would be painful.

Turkey’s Political Compass: Realities and Expectations

Ahmet Mehmet

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

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s policies continue to confound observers. What is his real agenda and whether there is still a possibility of Iran-Turkish alliance that would benefit the entire Muslim world?

UN (non)Response to Muslim Trouble Spots

Ayman Ahmed

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

The United Nations was created to prevent the eruption of future wars but it has been a roaring failure. Far from solving any problems, it has created many. Whose interests does it serve?

French Secularists Attempt to Cover Up Inferiority Complex by Targeting Muslims

Tahir Mustafa

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

The French suffer from an acute sense of inferiority complex. Unable to cope with this daunting reality, they are scapegoating Muslims by accusing them of "separatism". Perhaps, Muslims should opt for it.

Israeli Courts and Bulldozers Work in Tandem to Destroy Palestinian Homes

Ayman Ahmed

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

Israel’s campaign of ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem continues in high gear. Palestinians are being evicted from their homes that illegal Zionist settlers promptly occupy. Like the illegal regime, its court system is also completely biased against the Palestinians.

Trump Represents America’s Real Ugliness

Abdul Haqq ibn Omar

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

Despite the hype, America is not a force for good in the world. Donald Trump represents America’s ugliness in its true colors. We present the evidence.

America has a Big Problem, But Here is a Solution!

Waseem Shehzad

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

The November 3 presidential election has exposed the deep fault lines in America. The divide is so great that it may be unbridgeable. We offer a solution to America’s problem that may also bring some relief to the rest of the world at the receiving end of American benevolence.

Pakistan under Pressure to Recognize Zionist Israel

Tahir Mustafa

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

What countries are exerting pressure on Pakistan to recognize the Zionist entity and why? We take a closer look and offer some pointers.

Turkey and Iran must Not Fall for Western-instigated Conflict

Ahmet Mehmet

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

Turkey and Iran are two of the leading Muslim countries in the world. Despite policy differences in certain areas, they need to work together and not allow their overzealous supporters to spoil these relations.

India: State Sponsor of Terrorism

Tahir Mahmoud

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

India has for decades been involved in terrorist activities inside Pakistan but the India-doting West and an equally pliant Western media have turned a blind eye. Pakistan has compiled irrefutable evidence of India’s nefarious designs. Will the world will take notice?

The West’s War Crimes in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

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

Let us be clear: The military invasion of Afghanistan was not meant to ‘liberate’ Afghan women (whatever that may mean) or bring democracy and education. It was and is an imperialist project in which horrific crimes have been committed against Afghan civilians.

MbS: The Sleazy, Murderous Thief of Arabia!

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Mohammad bin Salman has not only messed up the kingdom’s economy and politics, he is also a lowly character indulging in grossly immoral conduct. If the law were equally applied, he would not only lose both his hands for stealing, he would also be stoned to death.

Internal and External Dynamics of the Karabakh War

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Aliyevs, the ruling clan in Azerbaijan, is using the Karabakh conflict to secure their future even though they connived with Armenian nationalists and committed treason by handing over the region to Armenians in 1994. The wild card in this equation is Russia.

Virtual International Unity Conference This Year!

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Virtual conferences have become the new norm because of Covid-19. This year’s Islamic Unity Conference that is held in Tehran to coincide with the birthday of the noble Messenger (pbuh) is also being held virtually. Coping with the pandemic is a major theme.

Analyzing Turkish-Russian Partnership

Ahmet Mehmet

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Are Turkey and Russia allies or rivals? This is the question we look at in detail. It is a lot more nuanced than most observers are prepared to accept.

The Forgotten Prisoners at America’s Gulag: Guantanamo Bay

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been virtually forgotten. They languish in the torture chamber without charge or trial and away from public focus. Their plight reflects the criminality of American rulers.

British Icon Winston Churchill was a Racist!

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Winston Churchill is held in high esteem not only in Britain but around the world. His statues are erected in many countries around the world. Churchill, however, was a racist and a bigot who insisted Blacks and other non-white people were inferior to whites.

Will Trump Lead Militias into Civil War?

Kevin Barrett

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

The US stands at a dangerous point in its history. Donald Trump has already said that if he loses, he will not accept the election result. He is likely to appeal to the heavily-armed militias to defend him leading to civil war in the country.

Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Lead to Peace?

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

Intra-Afghan talks started in Doha, Qatar on September 12 but they are not making much progress. The Taliban and the US-backed Afghan government representatives have very different perspectives on the future set-up in Afghanistan.

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