• Analysis: Turkey's Erdogan knows pullout from Afrin is must

    After 2016, Turkey made a clear political U-turn on the Syrian case and opted to get close to Russia and Iran, both staunch allies of the Syrian government, and then engaged in Astana peace process, cultivating an atmosphere in which it hoped to make considerable gains. However, after nearly a month since the Turkish army claimed control of Afrin, Tehran and Moscow want Ankara to hand over the seized region to the central government in a gesture of respect to the Syrian government representing a sovereign state.

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  • Analysis: Douma Chemical Attack Scenario, Like Others, Doomed to Failure

    In the early hours of Sunday, the news headlines emerged to report a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, with the anti-Damascus Western and Arab media pointing the fingers of blame at the Syrian government without giving any evidence. To the moment, there are no reliable reports explaining how the attack took place and how many people have died.

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  • Analysis: Challenges Ahead of Saudi Crown Prince’s Reforms

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to modernize the Saudi society using the Vision 2030, a future development roadmap he unveiled in late 2016. To this end, the 33-year-old king-in-waiting lifted some social bans on the women, moving closer to the country’s below 30-year-old young generation which accounts for 70 percent of the whole population...

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  • Analysis: How US reaping fruits of Saudi war on Yemen

    For some reasons, the United Nations and the international humanitarian community have been unable to exert pressure on the United States, Saudi Arabia and their junior partners to change course in the ongoing war of aggression against Yemen.

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  • Analysis: Bin Salman’s reforms, challenges with Wahhabi apparatus

    The young Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly has been leading a campaign of reforms inside the Arab kingdom since 2016. The starting point was the Saudi Vision 2030, unveiled in late April 2016 that aimed at cutting the nation’s reliance on oil and diversifying its sources of income.

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  • Analysis: What’s behind joint US-Israeli military drills?

    On Sunday, the US and the Israeli regime have begun joint military drills with the presence of thousands of troops, with the declared aim being improving combat readiness of the two sides’ militaries for a joint regional conflict and also exploring ways to address possible missile attacks.

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  • Analysis: Saudi Military Shake-up: Bin Salman’s Smooth New Purge

    For the past four months, Saudi Arabia has been the point of the global media focus following the detention of a group of princes. Now it is returning to the news headlines as the king has dismissed army chiefs in overnight decrees. Late on Monday night, King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree removing the highest-ranking military leaders.

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  • Analysis: Brief History of Shia Muslims in Nigeria

    Nigeria is the most populated African state with a population of about 170 million. Being a federal republic located in West Africa, the country also holds the title of the third-largest Muslim nation. Nigeria is home to the largest community of Muslims in Africa, with the north of the country being the center of their concentration.

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  • Analysis: Leadership-Thirsty Riyadh Faces Increasing Arab Defiance

    The fact is that some Arab countries, which are reliant on the Western supports and somehow need to coordinate their regional policies with the US, are trying to only rely on Washington and stay away from an obligation to coordinate with Saudi policies. Saudi Arabia’s weakness has emboldened Arab states to adopt their policies based on their own requirements.

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  • Analysis: Why Bahraini Regime Jails Sheikh Isa Qassim, Revokes His Citizenship?

    Seven years after eruption of the popular uprising against the ruling Al Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain, the West-backed regime continues to press ahead with various ways to crack down on the protestors. On Monday, the Supreme Court of Bahrain finalized the rulings against the Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. The same decision also covered the verdicts of two of his aides, Sheikh Hussein Mahrus and Sheikh Mirza al-Obaidi. The Supreme Court also upheld the death sentence of the activist Maher al-Khabaz.

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  • Analysis: Five Things to Know about US New Afghanistan Strategy

    Several months after taking the office, the US President Donald Trump in August last year unveiled the new American war strategy in Afghanistan, highlighting the need to increase the number of the troops in the war-ravaged country, emphasizing that the forces will remain there to an uncertain time.

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  • Analysis: Why Saudi Arabia Supports Holocaust?

    The MWL is the largest Muslim center and has been active for over 50 years, and played a big role in the promotion of the Salafism across the world. At the present time, the organization is led by Saudi Wahhabi scholars. This is the first-ever stance of a Saudi figure supporting the Holocaust claims. It is absolutely banned in the West to question the claim of even investigate it.

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  • Where do Yemeni missiles come from?

    Ever since the Yemeni forces unveiled their game-changing capability, Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United States, have been furiously pointing their fingers at Iran, accusing it of providing the Houthis with advanced missiles and the technical knowledge required to operate them.

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  • Nikki Haley puts on new show to grab attention

    Haley’s controversial trip to Vienna and her meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano was in line with her desperate attempts to find flaws in Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, but her efforts were all in vain.

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  • Analysis: What are Israelis after in Azerbaijan?

    Israel has persistently sought to engage in partnerships with as many countries as possible in a bid to rid itself of the restrictions the occupying regime has long been grappling with due primarily to regional and international isolation

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  • Osama bin Laden’s favourite son "Crown Prince of Terror" ready to take reins of Al Qaeda

    Because Hamza bin Laden, favourite son of Osama, recognized from an early age as a gifted orator and apparently as charismatic as the father, is clearly being pushed forward as dynastic heir to his father’s terrorist organization. Analysts say Hamza has been groomed to take over from an aging leadership keen to reunify as a global terrorism entity with the stunning collapse of its rival, Daesh (also known as ISIS). Al-Zawahiri has called him the “Crown Prince of Terror” and “the lion from the den.”

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  • Analysis: American vs Russian Project: Greater Central Asia or Greater Eurasia?

    Kremlin ambitiously eyes a strong bloc out of the political and economic partnerships in Eurasia. Russian President Vladimir Putin has long been pursuing the Greater Eurasia. For Kremlin leaders, the Greater Eurasia can also encompass China, India, Pakistan, and Iran. Although Russia ostensibly denies that the project is anti-Western and even invites the European countries to come on board, but indeed exclusion of the West is Moscow's top intention.

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  • Analysis: Tel Aviv-Riyadh Railway: Goals, Obstacles

    Over the past years, the Israelis have worked hard to establish contacts with Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Their efforts mainly revolved around the transition from the unofficial, behind-the-scene links to open diplomatic relations.

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Imam Khamenei demands immediate end to domestic wars in Islamic countries in his Hajj 2017 message
پیام امام خامنه ای به مسلمانان جهان به مناسبت حج 2016
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