The year 2011 has shown that revolutions are not events which are read in history books, but which can be witnessed live right in our backyard. The Arab Spring has opened the doors for pro democracy movements around the...
With a new Prime Minister for the country, Iraq needs embracing and uniting policies, says Harun Yahya. Efforts to establish a government in Iraq are still continuing. Although former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared victory and his re-election in the...
Iraq's media regulatory body has ordered the closure of 44 media outlets in the country, including the BBC and Voice of America. Sources with knowledge of the order said on Sunday the dispute escalated over broadcast licences. US-funded Radio Sawa and privately-owned...
An outcry by press freedom campaigners has forced the Iraqi government to review its plans to suspend licences of 44 media operations in the country. Ali Nasir, deputy director of Communications and Media Commission, said the news media watchdog will give the targeted...
Western leaders should be pleased that Russia's President Vladimir Putin has been returned to power in Russia's March 18 presidential race capturing 77% of the vote in what appeared to be an easy win for the four-time Russian president. From...
As the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019 approaches the main sticking point to an orderly Brexit now appears to be the lack of agreement between the UK and the EU on whether or not there will be...
EU member states are tightening border controls and introducing security checks to limit the unrestricted inflow of refugees. Analysis by IHS: Bottom line Cargo and transport disruption risks are currently most severe in Calais, but are likely to expand to a...
Until March 29, 2019 the UK remains in the European Union -- which means that Britain remains a party to CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) between the EU and Canada. And the CETA accord is a very fine...
Two gunmen killed more than 18 people in a terror attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital. Libya is increasingly becoming a base from which the Islamic State is likely to launch attacks into other countries. IHS Country Risk analyst...
A prudent strategy for watering down the water crisis in Delhi is to merge water management with the urban development master plan The Unachievable Election Promise When AAP, the Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) included the promise of 700 litres...
While Pakistan's parliament discussed on Monday, Saudi Arabia's request to join its military coalition against Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen, experts feel that it could be a strategic blunder if Pakistan were to join hands. Somewhere in Pakistan, people are discussing...
Over the past 24-hours two senior officials in Theresa May's government have resigned due to differences in what kind of Brexit each seeks. And frankly, it'll be a blessing. Far less paint will be peeled off the walls each week...
At the onset of this millennium, the World Bank established a set of international development targets, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to reduce poverty by half in 2015. On that point, during the annual meeting of the...
Former Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani speaks to Rose about various developments in Qatar since power transition in June 2013 while envisioning himself as a businessman in near future. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, for...
President Trump and President Putin meet in Helsinki, Finland to chart a better future Q: What could be worse than another Cold War between the United States and Russia? A: Nothing. There isn't anything that could be worse than another Cold...
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has blamed sinfulness for the pro-democracy chaos that has swept the Middle East, toppling four heads of state during the last 16 months. "The schism, instability, the malfunctioning of security and the breakdown of unity that...
Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international...
Allow me to make a prediction. Five years from now, the United States will have left NATO, NORAD, NAFTA, the UN, the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, and every other multilateral organization and trade agreement on the planet. And there's...
Fishing boats from France and the UK clash in international waters off the French coast While my head is with the British fishermen attacked yesterday for legally scraping for scallops in international waters, my heart is with the French fishermen...
Assuming European politicians can't get their act together enough to craft a reasonable Brexit deal that works for both sides by March 29, 2019 Europe will be faced with a WTO Brexit which is known colloquially as a 'Hard...
In essence, a sovereign state is a socio-political association of people that has a representative political system, autonomous judiciary, nationally and internationally acknowledged governing body and self-rule over a recognized demarcated geographic area which is not subject to another...
For all the talk about negotiating a reasonable Brexit deal with the EU, not much negotiating has happened almost 2 1/2 years on from the EU referendum in which a majority of UK voters informed the government to make...
An analysis on the different dimensions of possible enhancement of relationship between UAE and India due to the recent power shift in India. Couple of weeks back in India, the incumbent Congress has been ousted by Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)....
By M.S. Shah Jahan April 1, traditionally known as a day to fool or a day of fools for fun making, got a different significance in the international arena of politics and economy in 2012 when Myanmar's government fooled the entire...
A leading American newspaper cited a classified US war simulation report that said an Israeli attack on Iran would spark a broader regional war involving the United States. The New York Times report said Tuesday the simulation was not considered...
No matter whom we are or where we are in the world, one cannot deny that human rights and civil liberty are the most controversial topics, after politics, of our time. By all odds, the most debate-provoking topic in...
The existing interminable regional conflicts among several nation countries along with the recurring armed clashes between political factions, fundamentalist groups, and state authorities are now common features of modern times. In most of the Muslim world, the core of...
In the land of Brexit some has been lost while much has been gained in this, the summer of concession. Thus far, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, held a firm but fair meeting at...
Only 237 days to go until the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019, and only microscopic progress has been made on crafting a 'Win-Win' divorce deal. Such is the state of affairs that exists (1) within the UK, (2)...
By now, we all know Theresa May, Britain's Prime Minister since July of 2016. 'Articulate deal-seeker who vocalizes well-written speeches on behalf of the UK and a Prime Minister offering the sweetest divorce deal in history.' And yet in Austria on...