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Once again, Marji finds herself a rebel, briefly detained by the Revolutionary Guards for sporting Nike’s on the black market, struggling at school for announcing in class that, contrary to the teacher’s lies, there are a hundred times more political prisoners under the revolution than there were under the shah. Once again, Marji notes, it …

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah turned political party, claimed that the organization had 100,000 active militiamen – a statistic which, if true, would make the group larger than the Lebanese army itself. Nasrallah made the announcement during a speech after seven Lebanese were killed in a shooting in Beirut, the …

An archive photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad | Communal room Text size: A- A + New Delhi: The conflict in Syria has taken a new turn in recent months: after a decade of pariah, the government of Bashar al-Assad is now renewing ties with its neighbors, even as civil war continues to ravage the …

Since the withdrawal of the Americans from Afghanistan, it has become clear that everyone is holding their breath. This is exactly what Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing these days. Ten years have passed since his war against Syria; however, he has so far failed to achieve any fulfillment towards his 2023 dreams. In fact, Erdogan …

Despite his promises to put “America first”, Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East has prioritized the interests of regimes like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel – nations ready to take advantage of their close ties with the elites in Washington, DC, to get what they want. And they got what they wanted: a …

The legislative elections in Iraq on October 10 did little to consolidate Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s grip on power. This was the lowest turnout in years, indicating a decline in confidence in politicians and the democratic system introduced by the Americans following the US-led invasion in 2003. It appears that the Shia ruling elite has …

Lebanon’s fuel crisis has worsened over the past week as the country experienced a 24-hour blackout over the weekend, after years of instability in the energy sector . Lebanon’s population of 6 million has faced a 24-hour blackout from Saturday as two of the country’s main power plants, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, run out of …

Abolhassan Banisadr, who died at the age of 88, was a thoughtful Islamic intellectual, trained in France, who accepted the presidency of Iran in 1980 despite his opposition to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s concept. velayat-e faqih (“Government of the Islamist jurist”) – effectively Islamic dictatorship. Banisadr faced the myriad contradictions that emerged after the 1979 Islamic …

Raymond Odierno, an American general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the American invasion of the country, has died at the age of 67. Odierno, who capped a 39-year career as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, died on Friday, according to a statement released by the military on …

Argentina: Relatives of AMIA Bombing Victims to Appeal Court of Appeal Decision Dismissing Charges Against CFK Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 04:35 UTC Case cannot be closed until actual trial, plaintiffs’ lawyer says Relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Association for Social Welfare of Argentina (AMIA) announced on Friday that …