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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.
Rouhani calls for Iran-Turkey joint efforts in Iraq, Syria
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-11-27
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for greater co-operation between regional rivals Iran and Turkey to help establish stability in Syria and Iraq....
Enhance PPPs based on win-win principle: UAE VP
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-11-27
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the private sector has played a key role...
Yemen president Hadi in surprise visit to Aden
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-11-27
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi flew into Aden from his base in neighbouring Saudi Arabia Saturday on a surprise visit to the headquarters of his beleaguered government, an aide said....
King: Improving security key to meeting challenges
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-11-27
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Saturday stressed the need to diversify sources of income and raise productivity in the Kingdom amid an increasingly competitive world economy....
Syria regime forces 'retake largest area' of east Aleppo
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2016-11-27
Syrian government forces have retaken "full control" of the rebel-held district of Masaken Hanano in northern battlefield city Aleppo, state media said yesterday....
Iraqi Sunni MPs reject move to legalize Shiite militias
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-11-27
Sunni Arab politicians and lawmakers in Iraq rejected a law approved by Parliament on Saturday that will transform Popular Mobilization forces, a mostly Iranian-backed coalition of Shiite militias into a...
Strong showing by Kuwaiti opposition, outgoing Assembly punished
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2016-11-27
Opposition groups and individuals made an impressive showing in the National Assembly elections by winning almost half of the 50 seats, with Kuwaiti voters dealing a heavy blow to the...
Iran eyes naval bases in Yemen and Syria
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-11-27
Tehran is interested in setting up naval bases in both Syria and Yemen, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency has quoted the country’s chief of staff of the armed forces as...
If the US dumps Iran deal, can Europe salvage it?
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2016-11-26
There are legitimate grounds for concern that the incoming administration or Congress will sabotage the deal, which Trump has referred to as a "disaster" and vowed to "dismantle."...
In Aleppo, the aim is to displace 275,000 people
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-11-26
Eastern Aleppo is going through a harrowing time that neither words nor pictures can come close to describing....
Duterte targets traffic
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-11-26
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has been widely criticized for his encouragement of vigilante justice for drug dealers and addicts as well as his extremely undiplomatic language which included...
Brokering Middle East peace
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-11-26
One of the possible bright spots in the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the White House is his apparent, albeit sudden, keenness to find a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli problem....
Saudi role critical for Middle East stability
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-11-26
Saudi Arabia can play a significant, global and regional role to bring about peace and defeat Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) and all other terrorist organizations. It commands the religious authority...
Dear Fillon, you’re wrong on Syria
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-11-26
On Sunday, France's former Prime Minister Francois Fillon may win the primary organized by the French Republican Party and centrist allies to become their nominee in next year’s presidential election....
Shura praises leadership's support to Bahraini women
Source : Bahrain News Agency  
Date : 2016-11-26
The Shura Council has affirmed its unwavering support to Bahraini women, and to the efforts to eliminate all forms of violence and discrimination against them....
Mohammed, UAE pay rich tributes
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-11-26
The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tweeted, "The UAE has lost one of its loyal men, Khamis...
'Eyes on Diabetes' by Qatar University-CHS
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-11-26
Qatar University College of Health Sciences (QU-CHS) faculty and students organised and participated in a community outreach event as part of activities to mark World Diabetes Day....
Iran passenger trains collision death toll rose to 44: official
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-11-26
Forty-four people were killed and 103 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, state media...
Forces eye Daesh bastion Tal Afar
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-11-26
Iraq is readying a special force tasked with storming Tal Afar, a bastion of Daesh west of Mosul, in a way that would avoid revenge killings against the town's population....
UAE, France protect world heritage
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-11-26
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,...
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