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Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M Dorsey | It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for...

Council of Islamic Ideology advises against law for public hanging

News Analysis | The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has advised against amending the ‘Criminal Law Amendment Act 2017’ to add public hanging as the...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

US vs Islamic Radicals: Protagonists deliberately using historical ideologies to clash?

Zahid Mehmood | For the West, Muslims are medieval zealots, while Muslims often see the West as their enemy. These two presumptions have led many...

Iran protests expose leadership flaws in Muslim world

James M Dorsey | If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic’s deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi Arabia’s...

What changes will the Iran protests lead to?

Nader Habibi | A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime, as well...

Is Iran’s failing economy the real cause for protests?

AFP | Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at...

Morality police in Iran taking softer line on Islamic codes: chief

AFP | Iranian police are taking a softer approach to breaches of Islamic rules, opting for education over punishment, Tehran's police chief said on Wednesday.  "According...

Erdogan Vs. Netanyahu

Andrew Korybko | The personal rivalry between Turkish President Erdogan and “Israeli” “Prime Minister” Netanyahu has been simmering for some time, especially since they last...

Can education be decolonized in Pakistan?

Ikram Sehgal | Established initially as institutions of higher studies, Madrasahs taught law, Islamic sciences and philosophy. Prior to the arrival of British, both religious...

Canada enters the age of “Hijab Phobia”

Shiffa Yousafzai | The Western debate about Muslim women wearing “Hijab” and “Niqab” is not new and people, on both sides of the divide, have been...

The Russian-Saudi joint energy fund will keep bilateral relations on right...

Andrew Korybko | Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced the measure and told Russian media that “Our focus is not just on strengthening our cooperation...

Is extremism & fundamentalism slowly engulfing Malaysia?

James M. Dorsey | The owner of a self-service laundrette in the historic town of Muar in the Malaysian state of Johor likely had little...

Gulf crisis is merely a family squabble: ‘James Dorsey’

James M. Dorsey | A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia...

The streets of intimidation

Ikram Sehgal | Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the...

More foreign policy blow back in Spain

Jacob G. Hornberger | Last week, 13 more people died in Spain as a consequence of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Afghanistan....

Turkey is about to vote its destiny: Erdogan’s backup plan just...

Efe Tanay| At the national referendum on April 16, the Turkish public will vote in a rather autocratic constitution. If Erdogan and his former political...

Twitter suddenly defines a pro-American mood in Iran

The tension between Iran and the United States have been on the rise since President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel from...

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