The UN Charter and the Legitimacy of Economic Sanctions
To justify Economic Sanctions and pressures, Chapter seven of the UN charter is mostly referred to by the US and EU.
The Best Description for Rice’s New Mideast Article: A Note, Analysis, Command, Threat, or Prophecy?
The former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice published an article in the daily Washington Post on November 23, 2012, which mostly focused on the general principles of the US foreign policy
Premature Fall in the East of the Arab World
The ongoing developments on the eastern side of the Arab world have faced the Arab and the Muslim countries with a vital and very important question.
A Dream Called “Arab NATO”
The foreign policy of Egypt following the country’s popular revolution has been so far a largely passive foreign policy. Before the revolution, Egypt played important roles in most regional developments.
Twilight of sinister sanctions in multilateral forms against Iran
The deplorable gift of the new year, given by Barack Obama on Wednesday, Jan.3,2013 by signing the Defence Bill into Law ’’ National Defence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA) is painfully shocking to whole of the peace-loving world in view of the attack on freedom of speech as a new form of sanctions against Iran being imposed thereof.
Ban on PressTV, HispanTV: Zionist octopus at work
It seems that the West is sloughing over its established definition of freedom of expression when the Iranian channels HispanTV and Press TV come under brutal censorship by the Israel-friendly satellite companies in Europe.
Palestine Observer State in the Light of Regional Groupings
Palestine has finally achieved the legal status of an observer state at the United Nations after six decades of struggles. One day after Palestine achieved its new legal status [Head of the Palestinian Authority] Mahmoud Abbas was given a welcome special to heads of state upon his arrival in Jordan.
West Africa, next stop for war on terror
France is insisting on ‘rapid’ military intervention in Mali. Its unmanned drones have reportedly been scouring the desert of the troubled West African nation - although it claims that the drones are seeking the whereabouts of six French hostages believed to be held by al-Qaeda.
School killings, first shock, then blame and conspiracy
America is a nation that has known tragedy but will never be able to come together in suffering and support.
US–UK Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012
Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012, an eminent international legal authority says.
Palestine: From “Observer Entity” to “Observer State”
The United Nations General Assembly has agreed through a voting, which finished with 138 votes in favor against nine nays and 41 abstentions, to upgrade the status of Palestine’s membership from “observer entity” to “non-member observer state.”
The Destruction of Syria
Once one of the most solid states in the Middle East and a key pivot of the regional power structure, Syria is now facing wholesale destruction. The consequences of the unfolding drama are likely to be disastrous for Syria’s territorial integrity, for the well-being of its population, for regional peace, and for the interests of external powers deeply involved in the crisis.
Turkey’s Middle Eastern Policies and the Concept of Commitment to Principles
After a wave of popular uprisings swept Arab countries, Turkish politicians in Ankara felt obliged to adopt a new foreign policy approach to regional developments. As a result, Turkey’s high-ranking officials, especially the country’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu have frequently tried to justify their new approach in Turkey’s foreign policy
A sinister development: Saudi Arabia reaches for nukes
There is a sinister development. It is reported that Saudi Arabia - a feudal and unstable state - is trying to buy nuclear weapons from Pakistan. It is almost certain that the Saudis paid for Pakistan’s nuclear bomb thirty years ago. Now it’s payback time.
Myanmar Muslims Suffering Amid Media Blackout
As the Muslims around the world cheerfully get prepared for the holy month of Ramadan, the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are painfully subject to the barbaric and appalling atrocities of the extremist Buddhists, finding their life in a constant state of trepidation and suffering.
The Arab World and Power Challenge
Two different terms have been used to describe the current developments in the Arab world: Arab Spring and the Islamic Awakening. Both terms have their own political, ideological and emotional implications and more than reflecting realities of developments in the Arab world, they reflect the expectations and aspirations of those who have coined these terms. What is actually going on in the Arab world cannot be described by any of these terms.
New Egypt’s Foreign Policy: Change or Continuity?
Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Mursi, chose Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first foreign visit in order to put the dormant apparatus of the country’s foreign policy into gear again. Back from Saudi Arabia, he had a meeting with the new president of Tunisia, Munsif al-Marzuqi, followed by a meeting with the United States’ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Afterwards, he went to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in order to attend a meeting of the African Union.
Syria’s Developments and Iran's National Security Equation
What has been going on in Syria, especially during the past week, represents a kind of borderline situation. The dominant view on the Syrian situation in Western circles is that the game is near the end: the incumbent President Bashar al-Assad will step down or will be forced to do so.
Colorado carnage: Proof of Obama ineptitude
President Barack Obama has led the American nation’s soul-searching over the latest shooting spree in their country in which 12 people were murdered in a Colorado cinema house by a seemingly crazed 24-year-old man.
Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community bleeds on
Looking through images of the sheer murder in Myanmar, it is easy to come to the conclusion that no lesson has been learnt from humanity's terrible past.
Nothing civil about Washington's war on Syria
Insurgents are Washington proxies. Key NATO partners, rogue Arab League states, and Israel are very much involved.
Washington’s stealth escalation of militarism
As I am sure you have noticed-as has everyone in the world---there is a financial crisis underway. Call it a recession or a depression it is clear that parts of our global system are in collapse mode. Governments are slashing benefits and social programs while cutbacks in the name of austerity are harming the people who are being hardest hit.
Bahrainis' dream for democracy far from coming true
On July 7, Bahraini people took to the streets in several towns and villages to stage anti-government rallies and express their anger at US for meddling with their country´s internal affairs.
Gold Rush overrides Human Rights
The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar - have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring further human rights abuses to an immediate halt.
Why US is against South Yemen independence
The United States was the chief promoter of independence for Kosovo and South Sudan, two nations that never had a history as independent nations.
German Weapons and Warmongering in the Middle East
The German government is accused of selling weapons and security systems to dictatorial regimes and supporting them against democracy calls of their nations, especially in the Middle East and North Africa.
The 1st International Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening
The First International Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening was held on the initiative of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening in Tehran, on July 10-11, 2012, attended by more than 1,200 Muslim female scholars
Drones, America’s angels of death
America’s new angels are called “drones.” A thousand writers have used every word their thesaurus contains in order to describe something so simple. The devastation that spreads from Pakistan across to the horn of Africa is being meted out by such primitive machines, though few see how primitive through the brutality.
Troop movements near Syria's borders
After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced new rules of engagement, Turkey deployed missile batteries, rocket launchers, and anti-aircraft weapons close to Syria's border.
Syrians must determine their own destiny, Russia and China say
Russia and China say any decision on a transition of power in Syria should only be made by the Syrian people.