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  •  Mohammad Hossein Haddadian 2018-02-23 13:02

    People bemoan friend who lost life in terror attack

    TEHRAN – Shocked mourners at the Wednesday funeral of Mohammad Hossein Haddadian, the Basij guard who was killed by dervish rioters in Pasdaran St. uptown Tehran.

  • Malaysia 2018-02-14 17:14

    By MD Staff

    Malaysia’s Efforts in Improving Education: Lessons for Developing Countries

    Malaysia’s efforts to tackle education challenges, particularly through the establishment of a ‘delivery unit’ that tracks results, can help other countries seeking to improve implementation in the sector, says a new World Bank report.

  • peacekeepers 2018-02-14 17:10

    By Anant Mishra

    Assessing United Nation’s commitment to “resolve conflict”: The need to re-strategize Peacekeeping missions

    Numerous peacekeeping missions conducted by the UN “drastically” failed to “maintain peace and security” in the “conflict-rigged” regions.

  • Mosque Brussels 2018-02-14 17:06

    By Dr. James M. Dorsey

    Surrendering a Brussels mosque: A Saudi break with ultra-conservatism?

    Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has agreed to surrender control of the Great Mosque in Brussels.

  • Martin Love 2018/01/27

    By Martin Love

    An American looks at a mandatory hijab

    Iran’s most visible leaders to writers like me in the U.S. seem to support the rights of Iranians to protest some mandates they may not like. Consider the delicate matter of women having to wear the hijab if they are out and about in public. Certainly lots of women in Iran probably prefer to wear a head scarf. What might be uncomfortable is not the scarf itself, but occasionally getting arrested if they are seen without hijab, as noted recently in an article about Iran here in the U.S.

  • Mehrnoosh Aryanpour 2018/01/27

    By Mehrnoosh Aryanpour

    Implications of U.S. president's Iran policy announcement

    Overview: On January 12th, the incumbent U.S. President granted a stay of execution for Iran nuclear deal, waiving the sanctions against Iran for another 120 days, sanctions that were initially lifted as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA or also known as the nuclear deal or nuclear accord.

  • Sean Love 2018-01-27 19:58

    By Sondra S Crosby, Brock Chisholm, Sean Love

    We examined Julian Assange, and he badly needs care – but he can’t get it

    The WikiLeaks founder has a human right to healthcare. It will not be met while he remains confined in the Ecuadorian embassy.

  •  Netanyahu selfie 2018-01-26 13:56

    Pictures bash Bollywood celebs over Netanyahu selfie

    An Indian national has applied his wits and some graphics techniques to bash Bollywood celebrities for taking selfies with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Britain 2018-01-20 04:29

    By Joe Odell

    Britain should take inspiration from Norway's principled stance on the UAE

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently announced it has suspended sales of arms and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates.

  •  Philip Murphy 2018-01-19 08:39

    By Roland Nelles

    'Trump has already done tremendous damage': Murphy

    Philip Murphy, the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, will be sworn in as New Jersey governor on Tuesday. In an interview, he attacks Donald Trump and his political style. But he also strikes an optimistic note, saying: “We'll get through it.”

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-01-19 01:09

    By David Gardner

    How Trump’s Jerusalem move compromises fragile ally Jordan

    Of all the acts of political vandalism Donald Trump has committed during his first year in the White House, among the most gratuitous was his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It thereby foreclosed on any possible two-state outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which the occupied Arab east of the holy city would become the capital of an independent Palestine.

  • Trump 2018-01-17 02:25

    By Ahmad Mohammad Bagher

    Trump, the controversial president in 2017

    A year into his presidency, U.S. President Donald Trump has made overwhelmingly controversial decisions and has taken stances that affected the world one way or another.

  • Iran 2018-01-16 04:45

    By Abu Yahya Al Hassani

    What happening in Persia

    The latest unrest in Iran was not by no means worse than what happened to the country during the Shah time and later during Saddam Hussein’s ruling in Iraq.

  • Iran 2018-01-16 03:14

    By Raad Hadi Jabareh

    French recognition of Iran’s Quds Force roles

    French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen the right time to make a telephone call to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the first Western leader to do so since demonstrations and violence broke out in Tehran and several other Iranian cities.

  • Trump 2018-01-14 05:10

    By Maria Cardona

    Trump's hateful remarks bring new level of shame to the nation

    President Donald Trump, in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing the Dream Act and immigration policy, tellingly asked why would we want more immigrants from “shithole countries?” He was specifically referring to immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and Africa.

  • Fire and furry 2018-01-07 05:06

    Written without much hindsight and without access to official papers, Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury is more than journalism, if less than history

    A reckless and undignified spectacle

    Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury, is an unforgettable ringside view of the reckless and undignified spectacle of the Donald Trump presidency so far.

  • Turkey 2018-01-07 02:53

    By Korshaid Dali

    On the Turkish-Israeli clash

    The media and political clash between Turkey and Israel has intensified following Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City.

  • Tim Anderson 2018-01-02 05:02

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Trump’s crude move may further weaken U.S., Israel: Sydney prof.

    Tim Anderson says the Saud regime has moved closer than ever to Israel during its failing wars on multiple Arab countries.

  • Tunisia 2018-01-02 03:43

    By Soumaya Ghannoushi

    The UAE is determined to punish Tunisians for the sin of democracy

    The UAE has become a danger to itself and to the entire Arab region due to abhorrent policies pursued by its rulers

    The recent move by the UAE to ban all Tunisian women, without exception, from travelling on Emirates Airlines was only the latest in a consistent policy the country has single-mindedly pursued towards Tunisia since the successful overthrow of the Ben Ali regime in January 2011.Needless to say, this absurd decision is a huge insult to Tunisian women and a violation of the dignity of the Tunisian people as a whole.

  • Yemen 2018-01-01 10:27

    Devastation from 1000 days of war on Yemen

    As the Saudi-led war on Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.

  • King Abdullah II of Jordan 2017-12-30 13:39

    Jordan’s King arrests brothers and cousin in suspected Saudi-led coup

    King Abdullah spared no time in arresting both his brothers and cousin; Prince Faisal bin Hussein, Prince Ali bin Hussein and Prince Talal bin Muhammad after Jordanian intelligence services alerted the King that there was communication between the brothers and cousin and Saudi and Emirati leaders; Mohammad bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-12-29 02:28

    The ruler in the new kingdom will be the embodiment of the state, and citizens will lose every voice they once had, whether traditional or modern By Basheer Nafi

    In MbS's kingdom, Saudis will see what despotism is really like

    For decades, no Saudi ruler has drawn world attention the way the current crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has done. Interest in him is not confined to the Arab world but has gripped the entire world.

  • EU 2017-12-24 05:16

    By Rami Saleh

    EU must end complicity in Israel's shameless flouting of international law

    With the spotlight on Jerusalem, it is an opportunity for unified, effective, and decisive EU action.

    The U.S. administration's brazen recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was met with global shock and condemnation.

  • Ana Palacio 2017/12/21

    By Ana Palacio Former Spanish foreign minister

    Europe’s chance in 2018

    With no looming crisis and only one major election in 2018, the coming year is on track to be one of relative calm for Europe, providing a rare opportunity for the European Union to make progress on long-term challenges, from climate leadership to migration. Three areas, in particular, stand out.

  • Dr Ibrahim Fares Al-Yazouri 2017-12-21 14:42

    Ending Israeli occupation is our goal: Hamas founder

    Dr Ibrahim Fares Al-Yazouri was born in the Palestinian village of Beit Daras in 1940. He fled from Zionist gangs to Ashdod with his family in 1948, and then to Al-Majdal before ending up in Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip. Home became a tent in a refugee camp for the young Al-Yazouri, whose early education was in UN-run schools.

  • Sebastian Kurz 2017-12-20 03:40

    By Sebastian Kurz Federal chancellor of Austria

    Only by regaining control can we solve the migration and refugee crisis

    At the height of the migration crisis which hit Europe in 2015, a photograph circulated in social media showing a lone policeman standing arms across trying to block a country-road near the Austrian border while hundreds of migrants passed by him on both sides of the road. For me this picture was paradigmatic of the crisis: the sense of a loss of control and of being overwhelmed by developments.

  • William perry 2017-12-19 02:31

    Diplomacy only viable option to deal with North Korean crisis: William Perry

    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, who helped resolve the 1994 crisis on the Korean Peninsula, says the United States and other countries should stick to diplomacy to address military provocations by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Trump 2017-12-02 06:46

    Bullies never respect sycophants

    Stop the state visit. Britain should not allow the U.S. president’s racism to be dressed up in pageantry

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-12-02 05:37

    By Sarah Leah Whitson

    When elites get a taste of their own medicine

    In late 2006, I traveled to Saudi Arabia on behalf of Human Rights Watch to discuss human rights with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, then the assistant interior minister for security affairs. He explained to me the merits of his country’s project to rehabilitate extremists by detaining several thousand Saudis until religious leaders declared them reformed.

  • Madeleine K. Albright 2017-12-02 04:24

    By Madeleine K. Albright

    The national security emergency we’re not talking about

    America’s diplomatic professionals have issued a dire warning about the crisis facing the State Department: Scores of top diplomats, including some of our highest-ranked career Foreign Service officers, have left the agency at “a dizzying speed” over the past 10 months.