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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.
Qatar wins UN Human Rights Council membership
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-10-22
Qatar yesterday won the membership of the Human Rights Council for a three-year period from 2015-2017....
Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon meets US counterpart, says Israel is worried what kind of agreement will be reached at the expert-level talks to be held in Vienna....
UAE moves to revamp education system
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has endorsed the 2015-2021 plan of the Ministry of Education, that...
Enemies of Islam 'spreading evil and lies through Twitter' 
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh says that the enemies of Islam are using social networking sites such as Twitter to spread lies about the religion and attack...
London hotel thief guilty of hammer attack on Emirati sisters
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
A thief who crept into a London hotel room and brutally attacked three sisters from the UAE with a claw hammer was found guilty of attempted murder on Tuesday....
GCC cancer time bomb is ticking
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-10-22
An alarming 150 to 200 percent increase in cancer rates is expected by 2030 within the GCC states. This is the highest expected increase in the world, according to medical...
Military strikes in Syria could fuel violence: UN
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-10-22
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned yesterday that a solely military response to the threat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria could fuel the radicalisation of more Sunni armed groups...
IS seizes arms airdropped by US-led coalition forces
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by US-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border...
'Deport after revoking citizenship'
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
MP Nabil Al-Fadhl yesterday called on the government to deport people after stripping them of their citizenship especially for reasons of threatening national security or having obtained their nationality on...
Strong ties between Bahrain and Germany hailed
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-10-22
Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa held talks with his German counterpart, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during his official visit to Germany....
Iran has always backed Iraqi people, army against terrorism - Rohani
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-10-22
Iranian President Hassan Rohani said Tuesday Iran has been supporting the Iraqi people and army in their fight against terrorist groups....
22 civilians die in air strikes on southern Syria - monitor
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-10-22
Up to 22 civilians died due to aerial bombing by regime's aircraft in southern Deraa province late on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement on...
Kuwait hails Senegal's stand on nuclear non-proliferation treaty
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-10-22
Kuwait Ambassador to Senegal Mohammad Khalaf praised on Tuesday Senegal's vote in favor of a resolution urging Israel to join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT)....
Sheikha Moza visits Syrian refugee camps in Turkey
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All, yesterday visited Syrian refugee camps in southern Turkey....
Defence Minister meets Algerian president
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika yesterday met HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Major General Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah and the delegation accompanying him on the occasion of the...
Attorney General meets French education minister
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
HE the Attorney General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri with French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem in Paris yesterday....
Qatar 'laying solid grounds for security infrastructure'
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2014-10-22
An official of a security solutions provider said he is optimistic that the multi-billion security infrastructure projects of the government could guarantee the safety of Qatar residents, especially during the...
Turkey tightens security after deadly protests
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-10-22
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled a tightening of security legislation yesterday following deadly protests this month, amid growing fears that the government is using the unrest to tighten its...
Global healthcare forum begins
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-10-22
The Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI) Conference 2014 began in Doha yesterday to discuss methods to provide improved healthcare facilities and create better opportunities for patients to choose a better...
Identity seminar ends with call to preserve Arabic
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-10-22
The first National Identity Seminar organised by Qatar Heritage and Identity Centre concluded yesterday with a call to preserve the Arabic language as essential to preserving national identity....
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