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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.
UNSC calls on Yemeni parties to develop roadmap for interim security measures
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-04-26
The UN Security Council called on all Yemeni parties to develop a roadmap for the implementation of interim security measures, especially at the local level, withdrawals, handover of heavy weapons,...
We should have bombed Assad, says Obama's ex-Mideast adviser
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-04-26
President Barack Obama's former Middle East adviser said this week that he believes the US should have bombed Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians in 2013....
GCC's Al-Zayani reiterates late Saudi FM role in Liberation of Kuwait
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-04-26
GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani on Monday recalled the major role of late Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in mustering international support to the Liberation of Kuwait campaign from...
War goals in Iraq obscuring humanitarian crisis: UN
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-04-26
A UN human rights envoy said on Monday Iraq was being run by a failed government and warned foreign powers not to be "complicit" in its neglect of the plight...
Call for broad strategy to fight IS
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2016-04-26
Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah called on the international community yesterday to collaborate on implementing a broad strategy to combat the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups....
MP Dashti remanded for 10 days once arrested
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2016-04-26
The public prosecution yesterday ordered detaining MP Abdulhameed Dashti for 10 days starting from the day he is arrested over a case filed against him by the Saudi embassy in...
Bomb in Baghdad leaves 11 dead
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2016-04-26
A suicide attacker detonated a bomb in a predominantly Shia Muslim district of eastern Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 39 others, security and medical sources said,...
Obama to send 250 more special forces troops to Syria
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-04-26
President Barack Obama on Monday said the US would send up to 250 more military personnel including special forces to Syria to help rebels fight Islamic State group jihadists....
AD CP, Turkish FM hold talks
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-04-26
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received at Al Bahr Palace Mevlut Cavusoglu,...
Iran threatens US with legal action over funds ruling
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-04-26
Iran threatened on Monday to take legal action in the International Court of Justice against the United States if $2 billion in frozen funds are "diverted" to compensate victims of...
Society, not government, will decide women driving issue
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-04-26
Saudi society, not the government, will determine whether women will be allowed to drive cars, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Monday....
Crown Prince: Join hands to achieve the ambitious vision
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-04-26
Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on the occasion of the approval of Saudi Arabia's Vision...
5+1 and Iran form task force to monitor sanctions removal
Source : Tehran Times  
Date : 2016-04-26
Abass Araqchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, said on Sunday that the 5+1 countries and Iran have agreed to form a taskforce to look into Tehran’s...
Egypt's supportive stances toward Bahrain, Arab nation praised
Source : Bahrain News Agency  
Date : 2016-04-26
Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Rumaihi stressed the deep rooted fraternal Bahraini-Egyptian relations and the strategic partnership based on cooperation and mutual interests,as well as conformity of visions towards...
Al-Qaeda pulls out; govt takes Mukalla
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-04-26
Yemeni troops have recaptured a key port city from Al-Qaeda militants who held it for a year, in what a Saudi-led coalition hailed Monday as a major victory in which...
Turkish Premier to arrives in Qatar tomorrow
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-04-26
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is scheduled to arrive in Qatar tomorrow on a two-day visit....
32 ISIS militants killed in Iraq
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-04-26
Baghdad Operations Command has announced that 49 ISIS militants were killed or injured and that explosive devices were dismantled in west Baghdad....
The Gulf Creed Versus the Obama Creed
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2016-04-26
Six initiatives were the outcome of the Riyadh United States-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. The most prominent of initiatives was the one put out for establishing an early warning system...
Education Needs Discipline
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2016-04-26
Good morning dear and honorable brothers and sisters. Today's article is a little bit different from the previous ones which tackled mostly wrongdoings in public places, some of which are...
A man with a vision
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2016-04-26
It was very interesting to hear and read in the media about the Saudi kingdom's plan to launch a new system for expatriates. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
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