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Why did US seize Iran's $2b?

Why did US seize Iran's $2b?

What looked to be a new window of detente between the US and Iran, following the signing of  the Joint Comprehensive plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program has quickly turned opaque. A US decre...

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Al-Quds interview: Palestinians and their allies resilient (Persian)

http://www.qodsna.com/NewsPage.aspx?newsid=61454

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

http://kayhan.ir/fa/issue/675/12

Medya Safak translations Egypt, Iran articles

Mısır Devrimi İhanete Uğradı: Darbe, El Kaide Yangınına Benzin   (Egypt's revolution betrayed: Fuel for al-Qaeda fires, July 2014) http://medyasafak.net/haber/941/misir-devrimi-ihanete-ugradi--darbe-el-kaide-yanginina-benzinİran İmparatorluğa Karşı: Dolarlaşmayla Savaş (Iran vs the Empire:...

Russia and Soviet Union

Бушизм. Есть ли такая идеология?

Бушизм. Есть ли такая идеология?

До недавнего времени «бушизмами» называли только печально знаменитые устные перлы Джорджа Буша-младшего, такие как - «они неверно недооценили меня» или «бери больше, клади выше»[1]. Но сейчас Америка готовится к президентским выборам, и значение термина меняется. Две династии борются за президентс...

Russian history exposes media lies

Russian history exposes media lies

Russia has always fascinated me—the stern heroes who defended Muscovy against the Golden Horde, the ornate and mysterious orthodox faith, the vast spaces, the remarkable learning and philosophy, the Bolshevik Revolution against imperialism... It’s clear the West has always been jealous of a race of ...

Europe, Canada & U.S.A.

Why did US seize Iran's $2b?

Why did US seize Iran's $2b?

What looked to be a new window of detente between the US and Iran, following the signing of  the Joint Comprehensive plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program has quickly turned opaque. A US decree was issued to seize $2 billion in assets belonging to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), holding Iran...

Canada's Saudi arms sales: 'Don't be a sucker'

 Canada's Saudi arms sales: 'Don't be a sucker'

The sale of weaponized Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia has raised a heated debate in Canada, pitting so-called realists against people who expect trade to be conducted according to a minimum set of moral values. Outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's swan song was t...

Middle East

Al-Quds Interview: The new troika in the Middle East?

Al-Quds Interview: The new troika in the Middle East?

Egypt's hand-over of Tiran Island to the Saudis, Saudi flirting with Israel, Turkish disarray -- all conspire towards an unholy alliance. al-Quds1/ What is your opinion about a recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and Egypt over the Tiran Island? Do the Israelis gain from the deal?Tiran is strategi...

Al-Quds interview: Palestinians and their allies resilient

Al-Quds interview: Palestinians and their allies resilient

Q: What are the achievements and gains of the Resistance Movements in Palestine in the past year in the face of the Israeli occupation?Palestinians continue to live in their open-air prisons in Gaza and the West Bank, but the struggle goes on in creative ways. On the illegal Apartheid wall that cuts...

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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

Culture & Religion

The Real Downton Abbey

The Real Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is phenomenon. A dazzling remake of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971--75...

Peace & Socialism

Kayhan interview: 9/11 Whodunnit?

Kayhan interview: 9/11 Whodunnit?

1/ 14 years have passed since 9/11. Why has American public opinion never raised...

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