Middle East Archive

حلب نامہ – قاری حنیف ڈار: شام کے شہر حلب میں مظالم نے اسرائیل کے شقی القلب یہودیوں کو بھی پیچھے چھوڑ دیا ھے ،، ھر ملک اپنی اپنی جنگ شام میں لے آیا ھے اور قیمت شامیوں کا خون ادا کر رھا ھے ،
Citizen Journalism on Syria – by Janice Korthamp:   I knew this trip would be an emotional roller coaster…and I had no idea. I have been in non-stop meetings with goverment ministers, high level officials as well as talking with soldiers, office workers, taxi drivers etc. thanks
The unspoken truth is that America is supporting Al Qaeda: Heavy propaganda rages in the battle for Aleppo. The terrorists are portrayed as “Freedom Fighters”:   Heavy propaganda accompanies the strategic battle in Aleppo between the Syrian Army and its allies (Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and other militia) and the Saudi-Turkey-NATO backed terrorist groups (Jabhat al Nusra, Jaysh al Islam, Ahrar as Sham and ISIS).
Western media break their silence on Aleppo with flagrant lies, omissions, obfuscations:   Syrian News: “Abdulrahman was killed by a terrorist rocket on his way home back from school today (April 25).” -Eva Bartlett, In Gaza (republished at SOTT.net, Uprooted Palestinians) Terrorists mortars, rockets, and Hell Cannon-fired gas canister bombs continue
Syria: The real US-NATO creators of hell in Aleppo:   As US and NATO propaganda reaches another crescendo in Aleppo, it is important to remind ourselves of a few salient facts.  First and foremost we need to understand that the prevailing force occupying Aleppo and terrorising civilians is
Uyghur Militants in Syria: The Turkish Connection: The Chinese authorities have claimed that since 2013, “hundreds” of Uyghurs have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State and other jihadist organizations; such claims have been used as justification for new counter-terrorism policies (Xinhua, July
Saudi government has vast network of PR, lobby firms in U.S:   The Saudi government and its affiliates have spent millions of dollars on U.S. law, lobby and public relations firms to raise the country’s visibility in the United States and before the United Nations at a crucial time. And some of Washington’s premier law and lobby
World played with fire in Syria, scholar says – John Rosenthal:   Pakistan was greatly damaged when the military dictator Genreral Zia ul Haq streamlined the practice of using radical Deobandi and Wahhabi (Ahle Hadith) militants as an instrument of foreign policy. His successor PM Nawaz Sharif has never explicitly
Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria: In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I’ve made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against our
ایرانی وزیر خارجہ جواد ظریف خوانساری کا اقوام متحدہ کے جنرل سیکرٹری بان کی مون کے نام خط: جواد ظریف ایرانی وزیر خارجہ نے یو این کے جنرل سیکرٹری بان کی مون کے نام ایک خط لکھا ہے اور اس خط میں انھوں نے بان کی مون پہ واضح کیا ہے کہ ایرانی صدر حسن روحانی کی
ایران اور سعودی عرب کا تقابل؟ کچھ تو انصاف سے کام لیجیے – از امجد عباس: حبیبی ھنا صعوبات کثیرۃ: حبیبی عرب لیگ، صرف بیان بازی سے کچھ نہیں ہوگا۔ ایران میں جمہوریت ہے، وہاں حکمران اور اندازِ حکمرانی بھی بدلتے رہتے ہیں۔ صدر محمد خاتمی معتدل مزاج سمجھے جاتے تھے جبکہ احمدی نژاد سخت
Accept the uncomfortable truth: It’s itme to support Assad:   As the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis metastasize, we need a new approach for these unfolding human tragedies. To date, the Obama administration has mostly sat on the sidelines, in part because of war fatigue, but mostly
Shifting balance in the Middle East – Riaz Malik Hajjaji:   The shifting balance in the Middle East is causing understandable heartburn to many folks. A certain section of Pakistan’s intelligensia – both “liberal” and Jamaatia (though at times, it is difficult to tell the difference) is busy churning
ہمیں عوامی تحریک کی ضرورت ہے جو پورے نظام کو اکھاڑ پھینگے – الیکس کانکس: مڈل ایسٹ اور سامراجیت مارکسی دانشور الیکس کالنکیس سے انٹرویو ترجمہ و تلخیص : عامر حسینی سعودی عرب کے حوثی قبائل پر فضائی حملے بند کرنے کے سعودی دعوے کے باوجود حملے جاری ہیں – سعودی عرب کس چیز
اداریہ :اسرائیل کے غزہ پر حملے نے عرب حکمرانوں اور سلفی دیوبندی جہادیوں کو بے نقاب کرڈالا ہے:   اسرائیلی بمباری سے غزہ کی پٹی کی ایک تاریخی مسجد کی تباہی کا منظر  آج جب یہ اداریہ لکھا جارہا ہے تو اسرائیلی بمباری اور زمینی حملے میں 1900 سے زیادہ فلسطینی شہید ہوچکے ہیں جبکہ 9000  سے
Well Orchestrated Muslim Holocaust in the Middle East – by Hasan Rana: Iran is backing Assad in Syria, Gulf states are against Assad! Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. But Gulf states are pro-Sisi. Which means they are against Muslim Brotherhood! Iran is pro-Hamas,
“Protect me from the beasts,” pleads sex-trafficked Pakistani woman – by Azam Khan: FAISALABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zunaira Muhammad was 15 years old and dreamed of becoming a software engineer when the woman who promised to finance her education forced her into sex work. Five years later she can barely
پاکستان میں سلفی تکفیری دھشت گردی کے دو بڑے دلال ہیں، نواز حکومت اور دیوبندی نیٹ ورک: بحرین کے بادشاہ اور وزیر خارجہ 40 سال بعد پاکستان کے سرکاری دورے پر تشریف لائے اور اس دوران پاکستانی حکومت اور اس کی تمام سول و فوجی قیادت نے ان کا بھرپور استقبال کیا بحرین کے بادشاہ اور
Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world but as Salafists/Wahabis rise, Christians begin exodus in pain – by Robert Fisk: Tarif Khalidi is a big, bearded bear of a man, the kind you would always choose to play Father Christmas, or perhaps a Cossack leader sweeping across the Russian steppe, reins in one hand, sword in the other. But
Pakistanis treated like slaves in “muslim” Middle East” – by Zahir Gishkori:   Thousands of immigrants to Greece, mainly from Pakistan gather at Athens central Syntagma square on August 24, 2012, during their protest rally against the recent violent attacks on immigrants by ultra nationalist groups and the police operations in
لبنان کے اعتدال پسند سنّی سیاست دان محمد بہاء شطح کا قتل کیوں ہوا؟: لبنان کی سنّی کمیونٹی کی ترجمان سب سے بڑی پارٹی فیوچر پارٹی کے رہنماء اور سابق مرحوم وزیراعظم رفیق حریری کے ساتھی محمد بہا شطح کو بیروت میں اس وقت ہلاک کردیا گیا جب وہ اپنی کار میں سفر
دنیا بھر میں جاری دہشت گردی میں سعودی عرب ملوث ہے – از حق گو: سعودی عرب میں عطیات اور چندہ دینے والوں نے جہاد کے نام پر پچھلے تیس سال میں دیوبندی اور سلفی تکفیری دہشت گردوں کو بنانے اور طاقتور ہونے میں نہایت گھناونا کردار ادا کیا ہے – نو گیارہ  کے
Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis – by Patrick Cockburn: Donors in Saudi Arabia have notoriously played a pivotal role in creating and maintaining Sunni (Salafi Wahhabi and Deobandi) jihadist groups over the past 30 years. But, for all the supposed determination of the United States and its allies
مڈل ایسٹ میں فرقہ پرست بھونچال وہابی دھشت گردوں کو مضبوط کررہا ہے-امریکی جریدہ: وہابی جہادیوں کا اجتماع شام میں مڈل ایسٹ سمیت پوری دنیا کے امن کو خطرے میں ڈالے ہوئے ہے مشرق وسطی کے فساد نے وہابی دھشت گردوں کو مضبوط کرنا شروع کردیا-امریکی جریدہ واشنگٹن(انٹرنیٹ مانیٹرنگ ڈیسک)مڈل ایسٹ میں فرقہ
The New Axis of Evil: Saudi Arabia And Israel – by Richard Walker: • Despite religious differences, two Mideast states work hand-in-glove By Richard Walker To the rest of the world they are strange bedfellows, but Saudi Arabia and Israel have a shared agenda to shape the Middle East to their liking
Why Netanyahu is wrong about Iran nuclear deal – by Matthew Bunn: Cambridge, Mass. — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that this weekend’s nuclear deal with Iran increases Iran’s chances of building nuclear weapons. He’s exactly wrong – so much so that nuclear weapons advocates in Tehran are probably hoping
Israel may join defense pact with Saudi Arabia, UAE: Israel is working on joining an anti-Iran defense alliance with a number of moderate Arab states that would involve sharing Jerusalem’s newly developed anti-missile technologies, a British newspaper reported Sunday. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email
A Proven Security Strategy to End Crisis in the Middle East – by Gen. Kulwant Singh and Dr. David Leffler: A new technology of defense is now available that has been scientifically shown to prevent war and create peace by harnessing the deepest level of nature’s functioning. War is ultimately a human problem requiring a human solution. Experts in
Syria’s War, Another Tragedy on Euphrates: Who is Looking for What? by A Z: It has been over two years since the Syrian opposition, propelled by long-held and varying grievances, rose against Bashar al Assad. With Assad’s long autocratic reign under serious threat, the regime responded with force, arresting protesters and torturing some
Analysing the Syria situation – An interview with Dr. Muhammad Rehan Naqvi: SHAFAQNA exclusive | Dr. Muhammad Rehan Naqvi analyses the situation in Syria This is the English version of the interview that I gave to SHAFAQNA analysing the overall situation in Syria. The original interview was in Urdu, which is
Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan are the Middle East Axis of Evil: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan are the Axis of Evil in the Middle East. U.S. President George W. Bush coined the term “Axis of Evil” when refering to North Korea, Iran, and Iraq in his 2002 State of the
Al-Qaeda infiltrating Syrian opposition – Washington Post: Members of al-Qaeda have infiltrated Syrian opposition groups, and likely executed recent bombings in the nation’s capital and largest city, the United States’ top intelligence official said Thursday. The remarks by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper are
Sleeping with the Enemy: US Partnership with Saudi-Wahhabis – by Rusty Walker: If I may ask the reader, would you conduct business with a country where Human Rights Watch list multiple egregious acts against its own society? HRW, travelers and oppressed citizens there (using fake identity or risk imprisonment) confirm the
China, Russia flexing muscles: A New World Order, or Cold War? – by Shiraz Paracha: China and Russia are flexing their muscles in the wake of Western actions and policies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Days after China issued a warning against the establishment of U.S. military bases in Australia; Russia has
Pigeons of the Middle East and Africa – by Shiraz Paracha: The imperialist attack on Libya is yet another reminder that capitalism is governed by Machiavellian principles and is based on lies and deceit. Western politicians lie to their own public and every few years Western countries go to bloody
Sectarianism and racism: The dishonest narratives on Bahrain – by Hasnain Magsi: Related articles: Why are Pakistan’s urban chatterers neglecting the Bahrain uprising? Recruitment of Bahrain National Guards in Lahore to kill Shia protesters in Bahrain The fabrication of Bahrain’s Shiite-Sunni divide – by Shirin Sadeghi Currently, there are two false
Faith in trade – by Nadeem F. Paracha: The urban trader class in Muslim countries — usually comprising middle-class urbanites — is a conservative section of society. In Pakistan too it has been one of the most willing recipients of faith-based socio-political trends and phenomena that began
Why is US backing force in Libya but not Bahrain, Yemen? – by Andrew North: Related articles: Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Bahrain is a slap in the face of the United States – by Jean-Francois Seznec An open letter to President Obama: People of Bahrain need your help U.S. follows two paths on
Death of autarchy – by R.A. Toori: George Orwell said: repression is the seed of revolution. The term repression is quite wide in its spectrum as it contains meaning of suppression, tyranny, exploitation, injustice, poverty, inflation and subjugation. All these are the motivating factors that contribute
Pakistani Soldiers and Bahraini Mogambo – by Danial Lakhnavi: Related articles: Recruitment of Bahrain National Guards in Lahore to kill Shia protesters in Bahrain بحرین میں پاکستانی بندوق برداروں کی بھرتی اور اہل وطن کے رویوں پر تحریر بحرین میں عوامی احتجاج اور اس کے خلاف ریاستی تشدد