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Famous Writer Mr. Kushwant Singh says: “Indian Freedom is written on Muslims’ blood, their participation in freedom struggle was much more, in proportion to their small percentage of population” There are 95300 freedom fighters’ names written on India Gate, Delhi...
by James M. Dorsey Traditionally focused on ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam, Saudi funding in the era of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has been streamlined and finetuned to ensure that it serves his geopolitical ambitions, primarily stymying the expansion of...
by Mitchell Plitnick Israeli elections always feature a lot of political drama. But when the Knesset was dissolved on December 24, it set off a flurry of action that was furious even by Israeli standards. The drama is likely to...
by Graham Fuller If the rise of strong new powers like China poses a challenge to the older US-dominated geopolitical order, what about about the converse? The challenge to the international order created by a declining and erratic great power...
Party atmosphere sweeps across major cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas as the clock ticks past midnight. Australia's largest city, Sydney, put on its biggest-ever fireworks display in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, kicking off a...
For the good of Ballard  I am not the first person to note the amazing parallels between Western Fire & Safety’s new facility on NW Market Street and the Nordic Museum directly across the street. “A Dream Realized,” blazed Westside Seattle’s front page when...
by Peter Jenkins The Iranian nuclear problem has been on my mind for the last 15 years, and I am a fan of the diplomatic solution that was found in July 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump’s statements and actions are so blatantly awful, so thoroughly misguided and immoral, that he gets blasted from a spectrum of political commentators, from the far left all the way to Lindsey Graham (R-SC). But through all the...
Iran exported 135 tons of saffron worth more than $178 million during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22) to register a 48% and 27% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the...
Reuters Oil prices plunged to their lowest since late 2017 on Friday in choppy trading, weighed down by an emerging crude supply overhang and a darkening economic outlook. To counter bulging supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is...
Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police...
Al Jazeera profiles the 15 men who travelled to Istanbul to allegedly carry out Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Saudi Arabia has detained 18 people and dismissed five senior government officials as part of an investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a...
PM hits back at 'false assertions' by US president, who accused Islamabad of not doing 'a damn thing' for Washington. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said US President Donald Trump needs to inform himself about historical facts after Trump alleged that Islamabad did...
by Scheherezade Faramarzi The September gunfire assault on a military parade in the predominantly Arab Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran and the alleged Iranian retaliatory assassination plot in Denmark shed rare light on the plight of Khuzestan’s estimated four million...