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Iran’s new President – Was Ebrahim Raisi’s race to the top post predetermined?
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Iran’s new President – Was Ebrahim Raisi’s race to the top post predetermined?

On 18 June, Iran conducted its 13th Presidential elections with an all-time low voter turnout of 48.8 per cent. The election results were announced on 19 June, with Iran’s top cleric Ebrahim Raisi, termed ultraconservative, by the western media winning the polls with a landslide victory. Iran’s Guardian Council declared the final list of candidates […]

Iran providing Taliban with ‘advanced’ weapons? Afghan officials blame Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard for providing weapons to Taliban
Asia, Featured, Middle East

Iran providing Taliban with ‘advanced’ weapons? Afghan officials blame Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard for providing weapons to Taliban

The Iranian regime has been providing advanced weapons including night vision equipment, lethal bombs and heavy weaponry to the Taliban, as per a report in Pakistan Forward. Several military officials on condition of anonymity shared intelligence and security reports from last month that say members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been leading […]

Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Facebook and Twitter of silencing right-wing supporters in Israel; Says no action was taken against left-wing activists for similar posts
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Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Facebook and Twitter of silencing right-wing supporters in Israel; Says no action was taken against left-wing activists for similar posts

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who stands to lose his position if the coalition wins a trust vote on Wednesday, has accused social media platforms Facebook and Twitter of censoring posts and opinions by the country’s right-wing. He also charged that his political rivals were endangering the country. Netanyahu’s comments came a day after the […]

Turkey kills top commander of PKK which seeks independent Kurdish state
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Turkey kills top commander of PKK which seeks independent Kurdish state

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkish forces had killed a top Syrian Kurdish commander during an offensive in neighbouring Iraq. He called the deceased commander, Sofi Nurettin, a Syrian-born “terrorist.” Erdogan said Nurettin had served as the PKK’s top military commander in Syria. The Turkish army last month launched a new ground and […]

Current and Historical Antecedents of Israel – Palestine Conflict
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Current and Historical Antecedents of Israel – Palestine Conflict

Jerusalem is a sacred city where the three Abrahamic religions were born – Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. During ancient times following crusades and religious Wars, Jews were driven out of Jerusalem and for centuries this has become the homeland of Palestinian Arabs. Jews after losing out their homeland, were homeless for centuries and settled in […]