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UK must cut ties with Mideast allies to avert terror threat: Activist

The United Kingdom is facing a terror threat at a level not seen since the 1970s, a newly appointed independent reviewer of terrorism laws has warned. Speaking to British media for the first time since being assigned to the role, Max Hill said Daesh was planning “indiscriminate attacks on civilians” regardless of race or colour… Read more »

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Analyst Optimistic about Syria Peace Talks in Astana

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – London-based political analyst and Islamic scholar believes that since Turkey has “removed its ambitions on Syria” and chosen to help stabilise the Middle East region, the ongoing peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana can yield good results. “As long as Turkey has removed its ambitions on Syria and on building up… Read more »

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UK government rejects petition to stop Trump’s state visit

The British government has rejected a petition, calling for preventing US President Donald Trump from visiting the UK. Downing Street says the visit is still on. The Foreign Office says it recognises the strong views expressed but looks forward to welcoming Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised. Thousands of people have demonstrated and more… Read more »

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Hezbollah in Syria – The Necessary Option

This documentary examines the reasons for Hezbollah joining the War on Syria.  The documentary was originally broadcast in Arabic on the al-Mayadeen Channel in early 2016 and has since been translated and subtitled into English by The Middle East Observer in February 2017. The film breaks a number of the myths surrounding the Syria War, and… Read more »

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Imam Khomeini Re-introduced Pure, Original Islam to Humanity

After over 2500 years, the Iranian nation led by Imam Khomeini, the founder and late leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, ended the tradition of monarchy in Iran in 1979. But, the question is how, after millenniums, the sense of anti-monarchy was awakened within Iranians. It is widely believed Imam Khomeini, the characteristic spiritual… Read more »

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Falling Saudi regime stepping up clampdown on dissent – Analyst

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned about an alarming rise in Saudi Arabia’s repressive measures against peaceful dissidents and activists. In a Monday report, HRW said Saudi courts have convicted at least 20 dissident writers and human rights campaigners since 2011. The Saudi kingdom has stepped up politically-motivated arrests, prosecution, and conviction of activists and protesters because… Read more »