Who is driving Qatar into suffocating, costly isolation?

Monday, 16 October 2017

A top Qatari investor in Doha Stock Exchange recently appeared on Al-Jazeera television channel to reassure Qatari and foreign investors that the stock situation is alright. This has come following the news of many investors exiting the market as they feared a dark future especially that the quartet’s boycott is still on and there are little indications of it ending soon. The investor, Jaber bin Hajjaj Al-Ashahwani, broke down as he called on the Qataris to feel for Qatar as he saw how ...

Mohammed Al Shaikh

ANALYSIS: Certified or decertified, Iran faces tough road ahead

Monday, 9 October 2017

All eyes are on US President Donald Trump and his upcoming Iran speech later this week to clarify his decision to certify or decertify Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), designed to curb the regime’s controversial atomic drive. This has Iran’s regime on its toes, as senior elite in Tehran understand fully how the US can lead the international community in adopting strong measures against its broad ...

ANALYSIS: The disintegrating moral fabric of Iranian society

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had nothing but contempt for the ordinary citizens of Iran. In his own words, he saw them as “ignorant, incomplete and imperfect”. Such was his contempt for those he was destined to enslave that he described them as nothing more than brutes, who would eventually destroy each other if left to their own devices. In his arrogant mind, he believed that it was only through his astute and strict leadership, they could be moulded into a unified nation. He never ...

Iranian regime’s mafia and Nazi-style excesses

Friday, 22 September 2017

Gone are the days when pious Shiite religious leaders rode on donkeys, in are the days of showy go-getters who ride around in BMWs and Porsches, all compliments of the Iranian political system created by the present theocratic regime.With the lion’s share of cash generated by the country’s economy pouring into their coffers, it enables these fat cat clerics of the Tehran administration, to fill their bank accounts with billions of dollars that have been generated through the hard ...

ANALYSIS: Coming soon, war of words on Iran nukes

Thursday, 17 August 2017

In recent weeks, a potentially dangerous verbal confrontation erupted between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which if not resolved through diplomatic means, could lead to a nuclear showdown. The context to this acrimonious exchange makes the situation even more alarming, as the war of words was triggered by North Korea’s testing of nuclear weapons and the growing row over its development of long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. But what ...

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media.“His health condition deteriorated after the hunger strike and he is now hospitalized,” said Sahamnews website, which is affiliated to Karroubi’s family.Also read: Iran opposition leader, Karroubi, quits party after six years of house arrest He was admitted to Shahid ...

ANALYSIS: New Rouhani Cabinet: Seedy ministers, dubious goals

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

No international political expert understands the ruling Mullahs of Iran better than the country’s average citizen, who has experienced the tyranny and repression of the theocratic elite for almost four decades. During his election campaign, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (himself a mullah) vowed greater participation in decision-making for the youth, women as well as the ethnic and religious minorities. He even promised that his new cabinet would have members from “these sections ...

ANALYSIS: How to tackle Iran’s Middle East bellicosity

Monday, 7 August 2017

Thanks to years of Western appeasement in the face of Iran’s belligerence across the Middle East, evidence of Tehran’s dangerous footprints are now visible in several countries across the region, including even Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.The Trump administration, however, has made it quite vivid its adoption of a firm approach. This stance, signaled in the historic May conference in Riyadh, is long overdue and should be enhanced by Washington supporting the Iranian ...

ANALYSIS: Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons and regional domination

Friday, 4 August 2017

Besides their policing duties within Iran’s borders, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was put in charge of the country’s clandestine nuclear program in the 1980s, taking full charge of the regime’s quest for nuclear weapons. With its hard-line commanders determined to lead the most powerful army in the Middle East, it needed sophisticated weapon systems to achieve this, and nuclear weapons soon became an obsession.The full achievements made in the construction of ...

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sworn in for a second term

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was officially sworn in for a second term on Thursday at a ceremony overseen by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei. “I confirm the vote and appoint you as president of the republic,” Khamenei said in front of a packed audience of Iranian officials. Khamenei applauded the high turnout and “enthusiastic participation” in the May election as “signs of the success of the Islamic regime in reinforcing the republican and popular ...

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