Tagged with Saudi Arabia

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The world cries for thee

Wednesday night’s decision by United States President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, showing only utter contempt for the aspirations of the Palestinian people, has pushed the prospects for peace into a black hole, never to see light again.  Hopes of a peaceful solution to the Palestinian crisis are now virtually … Continue reading

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Is Saudi Arabia heading towards civil war?

Saudi Prince Salman’s moderate Islam and the sacking of fellow royals and former ministers are likely to lead to popular uprising and civil war as it is a political volcano about to erupt any moment with people fed up with the oppressive family rule. By Latheef Farook It is common knowledge that there is only … Continue reading

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Trump is taking revenge on Qatar?

Did Donald Trump denounce Qatar as a ‘sponsor of terrorism’ due to failed business deals? Analysis: Tiny emirate has found who its real friends are after it was so casually abandoned by US President. But in Qatari business circles, there are fears the move was not so casual after all What on earth made President … Continue reading

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The Headless Superpower

Ross Douthat (New York Times Sunday Review) President Trump with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Riyadh last month. Credit Evan Vucci/Associated Press IF the United States imperium in all its might did not exist, if the Washington, D.C., of Donald Trump and James Comey were just the Sicilian-style backwater that it … Continue reading

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A battle royale for influence in the ME

What Happens in Tehran Doesn’t Stay in Tehran By HOOMAN MAJD The terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday — in bright daylight and at two very different yet entirely related locations — up the ante in what has become a battle royale for influence in the Middle East, and in the fight against the terrorists … Continue reading

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