Category Archives: Middle East

British MPs urge UK to impose sanctions on Riyadh for detaining royals

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Cross-party probe concludes that Mohammed bin Nayef and Prince Ahmed are being mistreated in detention British MPs have called on their government and other countries to impose “Magnitsky-style” sanctions on Saudi Arabia and halt extraditions to the kingdom in response

Iran tells MBZ it will hit UAE in response to a US attack

Iran tells MBZ it will hit UAE

Threat given to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed directly hours before Emirati statement condemning assassination of nuclear scientist Tehran “directly” contacted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed last weekend, threatening the United Arab Emirates in the event

Gulf Sheikhs resent subaltern role

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By M. K. Bhadrakumar The tabling of a “bipartisan” legislation in the US Congress on October 1 reiterating American commitment to Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME) creates an extraordinary dimension to the geopolitics and military balance in the Middle East

Two deep mysteries of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war

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By Eric S. Margolis Re-armed with modern but by no means top drawer Soviet weapons, Egypt and Syria sought to drive the Israelis back, then wait for the great powers to impose a truce. It was a badly flawed strategy,

War Clouds in Middle East

Once ‘War’ was a term feared by masses and was one which wasn’t used casually. Nowadays, people have become accustomed to it and insensitive to its effects. Technological advancements has facilitated in weaponing almost everything. Knowledge is being acquired for

Iran admits breach of nuclear deal discovered by UN inspectorate

Iran uses advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges in underground plant in breach of 2015 nuclear agreement Iran has admitted a further breach of the 2015 nuclear deal by firing up advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges installed at its underground plant at Natanz. The finding

No matter who is U.S. president, Iran will drive a harder bargain than before

No matter who is U.S

Washington doesn’t have the leverage it imagines By Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 with the express purpose of pressuring Iran into negotiating a deal more favorable to the United

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Diwali gift’ to India, chops-off Gilgit-Baltistan & Kashmir from Pakistan’s map

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When the UAE announced the formalisation of ties with Israel on 14 August 2020, it was a gift to Pakistan on its Independence Day, which also had ironically come, only ten days after the devastating Beirut Blast in Lebanon on

From little Sparta to Trojan horse

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Beware the US – Israel – UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region By Rami G. Khouri It certainly was dramatic, as US President Donald Trump announced in the White House Thursday an agreement by the United Arab Emirates and

The changing dynamics of Iran-Israel conflict

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By General Mirza Aslam Beg General Qasim Solemani of Iran was assassinated, blaming him and Iran for the death of many American soldiers. Soon after, American and Israeli forces deployed to punish Iran. Instead of direct confrontation, Iran preferred a