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‘Victory within reach of Egypt protesters’

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Anti-government protesters take part in Friday Prayers at Liberation Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. The massive anti-government protests across Egypt are “gaining momentum” and will yield results in less than a week, says a professor at American University of Beirut.     Read more…


EU warns Egypt against using force

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment
European Union leaders have called on the incumbent Egyptian government to refrain from the use of violence against peaceful protestors.    Read more…
Categories: Egypt, Islam, Middle East, political

Iran sanctions will not yield results: Erdogan

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that imposing additional sanctions on Iran over its uranium enrichment program will not yield any results. “I don’t believe that any further sanctions will yield results,” Erdogan told journalists in Riyadh on Tuesday, adding that earlier rounds of sanctions “have never yielded results.”    Read more…

Lebanese factions discuss defense strategy

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Lebanon’s rival political factions agree on a national defense strategy in a new round of talks hosted by President Michel Sleiman. Nearly 20 party leaders and parliamentarians met at the presidential palace to hold the reconciliation talks established as part of a ceasefire deal that put to rest the 2008 clashes waged by some Sunni groups against the Hezbollah resistance movement.  Read more…

Islamic unity, Iran opens conference on Islamic unity

March 2, 2010 Leave a comment
May be Muslim unity is the highest goal for Muslim countries to be achieved. While Europian countries get seriously united in all fields, why Muslim countries cant. surely they can gradually get closer, because aside forom the religion of Islam they they have many other things in common such as: economical, political and cultural characteistics. Here in Tehran  Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani deliveres the opening speech to the 23rd International Conference of Islamic Unity   Read more…

Iran police arrest 457 in post-vote demonstrations

June 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Despite warnings against illegal gathering, Iran’s police arrested 457 in the post-election violence that erupted in Iranian capital city of Tehran on Saturday.  “Iran’s police arrested 457 people who have caused insecurity, disrupted public order and clashed with police around Tehran’s Enqelab square on Saturday,” Iran’s police said in a statement.   Read more…

Obama: World is watching Iran’s actions

June 20, 2009 1 comment

 Hours after the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, demanded an end to street protests, US President Barack Obama said that the “world is watching” Iran’s actions.  Addressing the Friday prayers gathering attended by millions of people — the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that last Friday’s election indicated a ‘common sense of responsibility’ of the Iranian nation to determine the future of the country.
He urged all presidential candidates to be vigilant in the face of what he termed enemy plots to sow the seeds of division among all walks of life and said that the time for rivalry is over, stressing that all should unite and line up behind the president-elect, the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

4589 After the speech, Obama expressed fresh concerns about some of the rhetoric from Tehran, saying that “I’m very concerned based on some of the tenor — and tone of the statements that have been made” — adding that the government of Iran surely recognizes that the world is watching.
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