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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.
Ahmadinejad registers for presidential election
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-04-14
Iran's hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name yesterday for registration as a candidate for May's presidential election, defying the wishes of the country's religious leadership....
Bahrain King meets Philippines Pres. on bilateral, regional issues
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-04-14
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain, held summit talks with visiting President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte at Al-Sakhir Palace on Thursday....
UAE, KSA hold Joint Determination Retreat
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-04-14
The workings of the second group of the UAE-KSA Joint Determination Retreat, organised by the UAE-Saudi Coordination Council, were launched on Thursday in Riyadh with the attendance and participation of...
Houthi court sentences veteran journalist to death over 'Saudi link'
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-04-14
A court in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa has sentenced a veteran reporter to death for spying for Saudi Arabia, Houthi media and a journalists' association have reported....
Assad says chemical attack '100% fabrication'
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-04-14
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said a suspected chemical weapons attack was a "fabrication" to justify a US military strike, as Moscow digs in to defend its ally despite increasing strains...
Iran expects all G7 members to fully comply with JCPOA
Source : Islamic Republic News Agency  
Date : 2017-04-13
In reaction to G7's recent statement in Italy, Bahram Qasemi said that Iran expects full implementation of JCPOA by all the relevant parties in a constructive atmosphere....
Qatar Emir, S African president hold comprehensive talks
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-04-13
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa chaired a session of official talks on Tuesday evening, at the Presidential Palace in ...
US general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-04-13
Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Daesh from Mosul but face a "very complicated" urban battle as the militants hide in mosques, homes and hospitals, a...
Bahraini King, Sudanese president discuss ties, cooperation
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-04-13
Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa hosted on Wednesday the visiting Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir discussing regional and Arab issues as well as bilateral ties....
18 fighters killed in raging Yemen clashes
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-04-13
Intensified confrontations between government forces and Houthi rebels on Yemen's southwestern coast have killed 18 fighters in the past 24 hours, military officials and medical sources said on Wednesday....
Trump calls Assad an 'animal' and 'evil person'
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-04-13
President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is backing an "evil person" in Syria....
Emir and Kenyan President hold talks in Nairobi
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-04-12
Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, held yesterday a round of official talks at the presidential palace in...
Forces trying to frame Assad: Putin
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-04-12
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar Al-Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow....
Nowhere to run or hide in Mosul
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2017-04-12
Since she got struck by mortar shrapnel in Mosul just over a week ago, 10-year-old Nabaa has not been able to speak. A shard in her skull damaged part of...
Candidates register for Iran's presidential vote
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-04-12
Candidates began registering yesterday for Iran's May 19 presidential election with the clerical establishment hoping for a high turnout to shore up its legitimacy amidst widespread instability in the Middle...
Early treatment for depression important: HMC
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-04-12
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has emphasised the importance of early diagnosis of depression and urged people not to hesitate to seek medical advice and treatment when suspecting a mental health...
Education Ministry and Qatar National Research Fund boost young scientists
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-04-12
Projects developed by the brightest young scientific minds from schools across Qatar have been placed in the spotlight through a new national competition organised by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF),...
Gulf workers bearing all recruitment costs
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2017-04-12
South Asian migrants working in the multibillion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf countries are shouldering the costs of their own recruitment fees while companies and their clients are reaping...
'UAE a global humanitarian model'
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-04-12
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, has stressed that the UAE foreign aid represents a global model to follow in terms of humanitarian...
Literature, art essential to cross-cultural dialogue: Sultan
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-04-12
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited one of the UK's most respected universities on Monday, touring the institution's rich...
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