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Protests in Iran: The need for reforms and unity

By Ameen Izzadeen It is no secret that the United States, still smarting over a series of setbacks the 1979 Iranian revolution has delivered, has a state-funded programme to destabilize Iran. It is also no secret that the United States, … Continue reading

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End of the road for Syria: Division of country looms

By Ameen Izzadeen A ceasefire for Syria may seem a boon from the genie that appeared from Aladdin’s ring. But the genie that comes from the lamp is more powerful and could disrupt the ceasefire and set the stage for … Continue reading

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ISIS: The mystery behind the monster

By Ameen Izzadeen “… when you see them pray, you will look to them and think they are better than you; when they fast, you will think that they are better than you; they will recite Qur’an very well but … Continue reading

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Saudi’s pro-West Shariah politics

By Ameen Izzadeen Old men cannot dye their hair and beard black and women cannot appear in public places without Hijab or the veil, say Saudi Imams. But the last seen visuals of King Abdullah who passed away last Friday … Continue reading

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Iraq may split into three in a sectarian bloodbath

By Ameen Izzadeen The military success of the hardline Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq was shocking although it was in the making. The signs of a Sunni rebellion were there before Iraq exploded last week with … Continue reading

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NAM neither dead nor alive; is it a sham?

By Ameen Izzadeen Iran has touted the Non-Aligned Movement summit which began yesterday in Teheran as a major diplomatic victory, especially for its leaders Ayatollah Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Sanction-hit it may be, but from yesterday Iran heads the … Continue reading

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Syria is not Libya; it may explode region-wide

By Ameen Izzadeen Kofi Annan, until recently the UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, has warned, “Syria is not Libya — it will not implode, it will explode beyond its borders.” Events on the ground indicate that it is … Continue reading

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