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Will Iran War be Another October Surprise?   

The Counter Punch - 23 April, 2012
Author: Andrew Levine

Will Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu concoct a war with Iran? Not if they have a tenth of the sense they were born with. But that's not much consolation when we're dealing, on the one hand, with a vulture capitalist and one time Mormon bishop whose flip flopping gives opportunism a bad name and, on the other, with a fascistically inclined ethnocratic zealot on a mission from God.
Kuwait' Amir receives Oman Shura Council Speaker
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-10-29
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with the presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, received Wednesday at Bayan Palace visiting Speaker...
Kuwaiti Amir departs for Saudi Arabia on brotherly visit
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-10-29
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah departed Kuwait yesterday on his way to Saudi Arabia on a visit described as 'brotherly.'...
Change for Al Wefaq
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Bahrain's opposition group Al Wefaq National Islamic Society has been given a temporary reprieve to get its house in order....
Peshmergas leave base for Kobani deployment
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Dozens of Kurdish peshmerga fighters left a base in northern Iraq on Tuesday headed for the battleground Syrian town of Kobani, an AFP journalist reported....
Bahrain in call to stop Israel
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa called on the international community to assume its responsibility and stand against Israel's assaults on the Palestinian occupied territories....
Reprieve for Al Wefaq
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Bahrain's biggest opposition group has been given another chance to fall in line, despite a high court ruling calling for its suspension....
Two more pull out of contest
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Two more parliamentary candidates have announced their decision to pull out of next month's election....
Report slammed
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
A leading Bahraini businesswoman has questioned the findings of an international report that ranks Bahrain 124th out of 142 countries in terms of gender equality....
Capital voters 'afraid' to cast ballot says survey
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
A sample study has found that some voters in the Capital Governorate are "afraid" to vote in next month's election because of the opposition boycott....
Bahrain vows support for action against IS
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-10-29
Bahrain, in accordance with its commitment to long-term stability and security, continues to support international coalition efforts to combat all forms of terrorism and extremism in the region, the Crown...
454 candidates left in poll race
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
A total of 454 candidates are now in the fray for elections to be held next month, according to official figures. This is down from the original number of 493...
200,000 Saudi US citizens liable to pay taxes
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-10-29
More than 200,000 Saudi citizens with dual US citizenship are liable to pay taxes under US taxation laws, according to academics at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah....
Regional stability: KSA and Turkey are main pillars
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Turkey now stands as a country with a stable democracy, a dynamic economy, a vibrant civil society and a rich cultural life....
Bahrain pledges support for Syrian refugees
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
Bahrain has been providing all forms of support to Syrian refugees following directives issued by His Majesty King Hamad....
Housing queries surge by 21pc
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-29
The Housing Ministry last month received 8,605 queries at its call centre - an increase of 21 per cent compared to August....
Expert warns against smoking shisha
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-10-29
A prominent health expert has warned against the dangers of smoking shisha (water pipe), which has reached alarming proportions in the Gulf states....
Moroccan Prime Minister receives Civil Service Minister
Source : Oman Daily Observer  
Date : 2014-10-29
Abdelilah Benkirane, Prime Minister of the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco, received at the Moroccan Capital, Rabat, ministers and chairpersons of the civil service and administrative development departments of the member...
Majlis Ash'shura panel adopts action plan
Source : Oman Daily Observer  
Date : 2014-10-29
Majlis Ash'shura's Economic and Financial Committee yesterday adopted its action plan on its study of the state budget for the fiscal year 2015, in its fourth meeting between the third...
RAFO, SAF chiefs receive UK defence official
Source : Oman Daily Observer  
Date : 2014-10-29
Air Vice-Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) received in his Office at Muaskar Al Murtafa’ah here yesterday Lt-Gen Thomas Beckett, Defence Senior...
Sayyid Badr meets Chinese officials
Source : Oman Daily Observer  
Date : 2014-10-29
Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidy, Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry met with Lee Min-Jeong, Director-General of the Foreign Ministry Office in the People's Republic of China, in...
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