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Torture and Suicide: The testimony of a Houthi captive

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

“The memories of the time I spent in prison and the torture nightmares still haunt my imagination; the sight of the prisoners blindfolded and tied, bound by their hands, led by a screaming jailer, is still clear to me.” This is what Dr. Abdul Qadir al-Junaid told Al Arabiya while recalling the details of his time in the Houthi militia’s prisons. Junaid was abducted and thrown into the Houthi prisons for more than 300 days after he was kidnapped from his home in the city of Taiz ...

The Saudi Crown Prince’s message to the world

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sent a strong message to the world that Saudi Arabia is capable and intent on eliminating terrorism. This message constitutes a new language for Saudi Arabia in its relations with the international community.There is also the message he conveyed in his interview with The Wall Street Journal, where he said that the international community must keep pushing Iran economically and politically to avoid a direct military confrontation in the region, adding ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Seven Iranian military personnel were killed in strike on Syrian air base

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Seven Iranian military personnel were killed in Sunday's air strike on a Syrian air base, Tasnim news agency said, almost double the number originally reported. Syria's government and its ally Iran have accused Israel of carrying out the attack on the Tiyas, or T-4, air base near Homs - something that Israel has not confirmed or denied. The bodies of the Iranians, described as military advisers, had been flown back to Iran and funerals would take place later on Tuesday, Tasnim said. Earlier ...

Killing people as if they are insects

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

This is not the first or second or even tenth time that chemical attacks target people in Syria and suffocate them like insects. The life of thousands of Syrians may be of no value for those who are indifferent towards what’s happening; however, the entire world is in danger due to these precedents which have become familiar and acceptable due to keeping silent and not holding criminals accountable. Silence over what the three regimes are doing in Syria will make all of the region’s ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Iranian border guards will handle ‘simultaneous naval patrols’ with Qatar

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Commander of the Iranian border guards, Brigadier General Qassim Rezaie, is currently visiting Qatar and said in a statement that there is “good and growing border cooperation between Iran and Qatar.” He told IRNA news agency that there is cooperation between the Iranian border forces and the Qatari side to carry out “simultaneous naval patrols.” He added that his current visit to Doha is a continuation of the efforts to “consolidate further border relations between ...

The impact of Pyongyang-Washington talks on Tehran

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

From March 25 to 28, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a sudden visit which surprised the world; however, some world leaders and heads of states have lauded the visit as a step towards defusing tension between North Korea and the US.The United Nations hailed the trip: “The latest positive developments are the beginning of a longer process of sincere dialogue, leading to sustainable peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, while the White House said: “We’re going ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

Iran says chemical attack charges are ‘conspiracy’ against the Syrian regime

Monday, 9 April 2018

Iran on Sunday condemned allegations of a chemical attack on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta rebel holdout as a “conspiracy” against its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, and a pretext for military action.“Such allegations and accusations by the Americans and certain Western countries signal a new conspiracy against the Syrian government and people, and a pretext for military action,” Iran’s foreign ministry said in a statement.Tehran warned any military intervention ...

Iran’s rial hits new record-low on Trump fears

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Iran’s currency fell more than six percent against the dollar on Sunday, hitting another record-low, as fears of a US withdrawal from the nuclear deal continued to drive speculation. The rial reached 55,200 to the dollar at the close on the open market -- a drop of nearly a third in the past six months -- according to the Financial Informing Network, considered the most reliable for fluctuations in the free rate. “There is a clearly an increase of people buying dollars because they ...

ANALYSIS: Funding Hezbollah terror, paid for by depriving struggling citizens

Sunday, 8 April 2018

With the Iranian people taking part in widespread demonstrations throughout the country, many of their grievances have been focused on the immense cost of foreign wars to the Iranian economy. Much of the cost stems from a vast amount of funds being channelled into the coffers of both Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad’s war machine. This cash is blown on funding the formers proxy war effort in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as well as paying for its war against Israel, and the upkeep of its ...

Iran is on the brink of a new popular uprising

Sunday, 8 April 2018

New sanctions against Iran can be viewed as a warning to Tehran to halt the activities of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. Trump has set a deadline that ends in the first two weeks of May to amend the nuclear deal with Iran. The political arena is troubled as France, Britain and Germany began to move backward in the last few weeks to please Trump in an attempt to convince him not to withdraw from the agreement. Meanwhile, these countries proposed new ...

Huda al-Husseini

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