AS THE RESISTANCE-AXIS CRUMBLES IS ASSAD LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN FOR PEACE WITH ISRAEL?

Mon 08 March 2021: Last week, Israel agreed to finance a supply of Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine to Damascus, to secure the release of one of their citizens being held in Syria. According to media reports, Russia was paid $1.2 million, who then mediated the deal to send Sputnik V vaccines to the Assad regime. The Israeli […]

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THE COUP LEADERS AND AUNG SAN SUU KYI HAVE BETRAYED DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

Tue 02 March 2021: What is taking place in Myanmar right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. However, despite the […]

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WHY DID AL JAZEERA STEP INTO UNCHARTED RIGHT-WING TERRITORY?

Sun 28 February 2021: The Qatari media network’s launch of Rightly, a digital platform that will cater to US conservatives, could be part of a strategy to future-proof Doha from political blowback. On February 23, Politico first reported on the launch by Al Jazeera of a new digital platform aimed at attracting US right-wing audiences. The scoop […]

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US USES S-400S AS LEVERAGE AGAINST TURKEY FOR NORTHERN SYRIA PLAN

Sat 20 February 2021: In recent days, the S-400 issue, which has become a neverending narrative in Turkish-American relations, entered a new era with statements from both sides. At a press briefing last week, U.S. Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby said there had been no change in the U.S. stance against Turkey’s purchase of the […]

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OPINION: IF THE HOUTHIS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, THEN NEITHER ARE HTS

Thu 18 February 2021: This month, the United States removed the Houthis from its list of designated terrorist groups, a decision thought wise by the administration of President Joe Biden. That move, more than simply reversing yet another policy adopted by the previous Trump administration, was made with the intention of enabling the continuation of aid to […]

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IF DEMOCRACY REALLY IS ‘PRECIOUS’, PRESIDENT BIDEN, THEN LET THE EGYPTIANS TASTE ITS FRUITS

Sun 14 February 2021: The hand-wringing, angst and tears which flowed unashamedly as US politician after US politician lined up to speak during the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump was nauseating for many of us watching the charade. Without exception, they spoke passionately about the fragility of democracy. The Muslim world, especially where the […]

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TURKEY IS LEADING THE WAY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BIG TECH DICTATORSHIP

Fri 05 February 2021:  In recent months, the public’s eyes have been opened to the growing threat that technology and social media companies pose, realising with shock the extent to which the companies would go to invade users’ privacy and limit their expression. The messaging app WhatsApp struck first, updating its privacy policy and giving […]

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