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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.
Senior official felicitates victory of Gazans over Zionist regime
Source : Islamic Republic News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Thursday felicitated Palestinian resistance leaders on victory of the Gazans over the Zionist regime....
UN envoy to Yemen leaves Sana'a
Source : Yemen News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
The Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, left Sana'a on Wednesday after a visit to Yemen lasted several days....
His Highness the Amir fully deserves humanitarian leader UN gesture - Egypt envoy
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
The UN's honouring of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a 'humanitarian leader' is in "recognition of his huge and non-stop support of humanitarian work," said...
Obama's Syria rationale: Bombing ISIS without helping Assad
Source : Al Arabiya TV  
Date : 2014-08-28
U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey did not mince his words last week, telling reporters that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has...
Assad regime not a partner in counter terrorism - Hollande
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
The French President Francois Hollande confirmed Thursday that the Assad regime will never be considered as partner in counterterrorism efforts in Syria and Iraq, calling on the international community to...
OIC launches urgent relief appeal for Somalia
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) made on Thursday urgent appeal to its member states, friendly states, international organizations and non-governmental humanitarian organizations to provide urgent assistance to Somalia....
EU has no figures on foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, on Wednesday clarified that it has no figures on persons who have gone from Europe to fight in Syria or...
Kuwait, Switzerland lobbying for Gaza conf. - Al-Ghanim
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-08-28
Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim said Wednesday that Switzerland sought Kuwait help to ensure the success of the planned international conference of the state parties to the Geneva...
Graffiti throws light on Qatar's trading past
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-08-28
Qatar was a centre for international trade in the 18th century, recent analysis of graffiti found by archaeologists on 250-year-old buildings at Al Zubarah archaeological site has revealed....
Ice Bucket Challenge craze reaches Kuwait
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-08-28
The Ice Bucket Challenge is spreading throughout the world even as we read this. The activity involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head to promote awareness of...
KHRS hails manpower efforts to fight trafficking
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-08-28
Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS) hailed reports about a new mechanism and measures set by the manpower authority to fight visa and labor trafficking such as providing labor accommodation, suitable...
Amir's naming as humanitarian leader 'worthy of an honor'
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-08-28
Kuwait's massive humanitarian contributions to Senegal were one of the factors leading to the UN naming His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah as a "humanitarian leader",...
Survey urges no-smoking QF
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-08-28
Majority of students in the Education City have suggested that Qatar Foundation (QF) should be made a no-smoking zone....
13 new Independent schools set to open
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-08-28
Thirteen new Independent schools have been completed and are ready to receive students for the new academic year beginning on September 7....
QRC shocked by death of doctor in Syria
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-08-28
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) yesterday expressed shock over the death of one of its doctors working in Syria. Surgeon Saleh Al Hassan (35) was killed on August 23 while performing...
IS executes 'dozens' of captured Syria troops in new atrocity
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2014-08-28
Islamic State jihadists have executed "dozens" of fleeing Syrian soldiers, a monitor said on Thursday, the latest in a string of brutal abuses alarming Western powers who fear a global...
The Middle East faces an existential challenge
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2014-08-28
What I intended to illustrate with this historical recollection is to explain that "Arab Spring," as a term, describes a failed attempt to achieve change, one that failed because the...
33 violations detected at shops
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2014-08-28
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) detected 33 violations during a surprise inspection campaign carried out at shops in the Souq area....
When it comes to ISIS, Iranian help is useless and dangerous
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2014-08-28
"It is often forgotten that ever since the Iranian revolution, and the ousting of the Shah in 1979, there have been several occasions when the Iranians have been working, informally,...
Iraq forces mass in Amerli
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2014-08-28
Iraq was massing forces on Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month militant siege of the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli, amid growing fears for residents short of food...
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