THAT TIME RONALD REAGAN OPENED IRAN AND ILLEGALLY SOLD KHOMEINI WEAPONS

That Time Ronald Reagan opened Iran and Illegally sold Khomeini Weapons Wed 06 November 2019: The Reagan administration in the 1980s was buffeted by two policy drives toward Iran. On the one hand, Reagan ally Saudi Arabia supported Iraq, which illegally launched a war on the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1980 in order to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Ongoing Repression of Crimea’s Tatar Muslims

Sun 13 October 2019: The Crimean Tatars, a minority Muslim community with a long history whose aspirations for autonomy have been crushed by Russia since its 2014 takeover of their homeland, the Crimean Peninsula, continue to vie for freedom even as the world has turned its back on them. It is very painful to witness […]

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Archive: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past

Fri 27 September 2019: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows. A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. A close-up of the document reveals he was previously […]

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Archive: 2nd Star of David ‘uncovered’ in Tehran

Bird’s-eye view of Tehran airport (Photo: Google Earth) Mon 23 September 2019: Satellite image shows symbol associated with Israel on roof of national airline building. Local media say structure built by Israeli engineers before revolution Iranian authorities once again ‘hit’ by past friendly relations with Israel : Images published Saturday by Iranian media outlets show a Star of […]

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Special Report: How Chinese internet trolls go after Beijing’s critics overseas

Sun 28 Apr 2019: Hong Kong (CNN Business)Arslan Hidayat was at work when the trolls attacked. “My phone was going ‘bring, bring, bring,’” said the 31-year-old English teacher. “I was like, What the hell’s going on?” A Facebook page he helps run which focuses on the Uyghur ethnic minority was being flooded by thousands of […]

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Special Report: Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons -How Bashar al-Assad Crushed Dissent

Sun 12 May 2019: While Assad regime forces have been fighting rebels over territory, his government was waging war against civilians The New York Times offered special insight into the secret torture facilities of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, in a report published Saturday. While the Assad regime’s army has been fighting the rebel forces […]

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OPINION: How to truly decolonise the study of Africa

Thu 13 June 2019: ‘Epistemic decolonisation’ cannot happen in a political vacuum, separated from the African streets. From Cape Town to Cairo, Bahia to Bombay, recent calls to “decolonise the university” have gained traction across the globe. These demands correctly challenge the legacies of colonialism and attempt to subvert them in institutional structures of higher […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: The Assad Regime: Iran’s Proxy in the Syrian Civil War

Fri 17 May 2019: The Iranian-Syrian alliance stretches back over three decades, constituting one of the most enduring alliances among authoritarian regimes in the region. When the relationship began in the early 1980s, Damascus had the upper hand and then-Syrian president Hafez al-Assad was keen to maintain a formal distance with the Islamic Republic and […]

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OPINION: Africa and Palestine: A noble legacy that must never be betrayed

Sun 07 July 2019: Europe’s “Scramble for Africa” began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define the western relationship with this rich continent. This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 June. Although my objective was to address […]

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