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Real cowards go to Tehran   

Asia Times on Line - 23 February, 2012
Author: Pepe Escobar

Imagine the classic United States neo-conservative wet dream; staring at Iran on a map and salivating about the crossroads between Europe and Asia, between the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent, between the Arabian Sea and Central Asia, with 10% of the world's proven oil reserves (over 150 billion barrels) and 15% of proven gas reserves - an energy complex bigger than Saudi Arabia and arbiter of the energy routes from the Persian Gulf to the West and Asia via the Strait of Hormuz.
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Date : 2016-07-23
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Absence of suitable courses hampers online training
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Professional training courses delivered online are rapidly increasing in popularity across the Middle East, but the supply of suitable courses is failing to keep up with rising demand, according to...
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The Friday sermon yesterday rebuked people who kill innocent souls in the name of religion and asked the faithful to uphold the sanctity of human blood irrespective of religion or...
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Nearly 40 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel under a government position in Aleppo city, a monitor said on Friday....
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For the countless people who are either uninsured or underinsured, a trip to the hospital can prove very costly. Private hospitals across the Kingdom are regularly accused of taking advantage...
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Date : 2016-07-23
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Date : 2016-07-23
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