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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.
Russian army says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-17
Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...
Iran says its missile program does not contradict with Resol. 2231
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-06-17
Iran's defense missile program is legitimate, in full conformity with the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 2231 and "no move can deprive Iran of its legitimate rights," Foreign Ministry spokesman...
100,000 civilians held by Daesh in Mosul's old city as 'human shields': UN
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-06-17
Over 100,000 civilians remain trapped behind Daesh lines in Mosul with a US-backed government offensive to recapture the Iraqi city entering its ninth month, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR...
EP concerned over humanitarian situation in Yemen
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-06-16
The European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution Thursday expressing "grave concern at the alarming deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Yemen", and called on all sides and their regional and...
'Fighter jets deal shows deep-rooted US support for Qatar'
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-06-16
A $12bn deal to buy US F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had...
US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-06-16
The US Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed tough sanctions on Russia and Iran, sending the House of Representatives a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing penalties...
Oman reiterates support to His Highness Amir's efforts to settle Gulf crisis
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-06-16
Oman on Thursday reaffirmed backing to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's efforts to contain the ongoing Gulf crisis....
Putin says Russia aims to beef up Syrian military in mid-term
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-16
Russia's medium-term plans in Syria include improving capability of the Syrian armed forces which would allow to relocate Russian troops in the country to the existing Russian bases, President Vladimir...
Al Marri meets officials from UN Human Rights Council
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
A delegation of the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar, headed by Chairman H E Dr Ali bin Sumaikh Al Marri, yesterday reached Geneva from London to attend the 35th...
Tillerson: Can't place entire Muslim Brotherhood as terror group
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the decision to blacklist entire Muslim Brotherhood as a "terror" group complicates the security and politics of the Middle East....
Cabinet hails Kuwait Emir's efforts to solve crisis
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
Cabinet welcomed and highly appreciated the efforts and good endeavours of the Emir of Kuwait H H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to solve the crisis in...
Turkey praises Qatar's approach
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised the 'wise and calm manner' in which Qatar has handled the current crisis....
Qatar signs deal with US to buy F-15 fighter jets
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
The State of Qatar and the United States signed yesterday an agreement for the purchase of F-15 fighter jets, with an initial cost of $12bn....
We want to solve disputes permanently: Dr. Khalid Al-Shafi
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
Dr. Khalid Mubarak Al-Shafi, Editor-in-Chief of The Peninsula has stressed that Qatar is on the right path as it has not severed ties with the countries that have imposed sanctions...
Yemen cholera spiralling out of control: Group
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-06-15
A cholera epidemic raging across Yemen is spiralling out of control, with around one child falling sick every minute, an aid agency warned on Wednesday....
Charity was Zayed's creed: VP
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-06-15
Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tweeted on Wednesday on the occasion of Zayed Humanitarian Day recalling...
FNC dialogues praised
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-06-15
Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, speaking as the council concluded the second round of ordinary sessions for its 16th legislative cycle, has...
Zayed's wisdom foundation of UAE's prosperity
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-06-15
Sheikh Khalid Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, stressed that the late Sheikh Zayed Bin...
Qatar proud of its humanitarian efforts in Syria
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-06-15
Qatar's aid to the Syrian people since the beginning of the crisis has reached more than $2bn, said a senior official here yesterday....
Outflanked by Iran-backed forces, US deploys mobile missile system in eastern Syria
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-06-15
The US has deployed a truck-mounted missile system into Syria, an official said Wednesday, to a forward operating group of rebels and US military advisers that have repeatedly clashed with...
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