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China and Iran are world leaders in executions; Data on North Korea is lacking

China and Iran are world leaders in executions; Data on North Korea is lacking

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—The People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran top the global charts for executions according to a newly released report by Amnesty International. Iran accounted for 55 percent of all recorded death sentences according to Amnesty. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Pakistan are tragically part of this gruesome […]

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Time to once and for all solve Syria as the bloodshed enters seventh year

Time to once and for all solve Syria as the bloodshed enters seventh year

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s bloody conflict has entered its seventh year with unrelenting killings, displacements and bombardments being “one of the largest man-made humanitarian and protection crises in the world.” As the UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council, “Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and million […]

 SOL W. SANDERS

Are Arab media correct? Is Obama really campaigning for top ‘messianic’ UN job?

Are Arab media correct? Is Obama really campaigning for top ‘messianic’ UN job?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders President Barak Obama repeatedly refers to the end of his time in office and claims he is no longer campaigning. There is more than a little ambiguity there, however, for his modus operandi is a permanent campaign – even when it is for more limited objectives than the […]

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After Assad, armed groups seen migrating to Iraq or back home with no incentives to stop fighting

After Assad, armed groups seen migrating to Iraq or back home with no incentives to stop fighting

By Brian M Downing The Syrian civil war has raged for over a year now, ever since peaceful protest turned into armed rebellion. In recent months, rebel groups have become more effective and various armed units have emerged. They have little in common beside opposition to the Assad regime, and their allegiance to any command […]

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Saudi Arabia’s dangerous alliance with Salafi forces against the Arab Spring

Saudi Arabia’s dangerous alliance with Salafi forces against the Arab Spring

By Brian M Downing The uprisings of the Arab Spring have been supported in the West and many other countries as well.  The tide is seen as welcome, inevitable, and essential to placing the region on a proper political and economic track. That view, however, is not shared in Saudi Arabia. The view from Riyadh […]

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Nepal bans women under 30 from working in Gulf

Nepal bans women under 30 from working in Gulf

By Anil Giri The government of Nepal on Aug. 9 responded to reports of abuse by banning women under 30 from accepting work in the Persian Gulf States. The action followed widespread reports that women from Nepal working in the Gulf region are frequently subjected to harassment and to sexual and psychological exploitation. Around 244,000 […]

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Cold War in the Mideast: Regime change epidemic raises stakes in Iran-Saudi rivalry

Cold War in the Mideast: Regime change epidemic raises stakes in Iran-Saudi rivalry

By Fariborz Saremi The so-called Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy and anti-regime protests that in some cases has ended in regime change and revolution, has stoked the long running political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The uprisings forced both countries to review their regional priorities in the aftermath of Iran’s own Islamic Revolution […]

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Selection of new Saudi intel chief: Regional power bid and act of desperation

Selection of new Saudi intel chief: Regional power bid and act of desperation

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — The role of intelligence, long a means for projecting power in Mideast dictatorships, is changing. Saudi Arabia’s new intelligence chief could reverse the decline of the Gulf Arab oil power amid the threat from neighboring Iran, a report said. And, in Egypt, the intelligence service is recognizing it […]

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Prince Bandar takes helm of Saudi intelligence at time of crisis

Prince Bandar takes helm of Saudi intelligence at time of crisis

By GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs The appointment on July 19, of Prince Bandar bin Sultan as the Director General of the Mukhabarat al A’amah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s main intelligence agency, signifies a new era in Saudi Arabia’s internal power base and in the Kingdom’s strategic power projection, particularly with regard to the U.S., […]

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It's the oil, stupid: The coming energy revolution

It's the oil, stupid: The coming energy revolution

By Sol W. Sanders If we can get your attention off Dred Scott II — the Supreme Court decision on health care costs with its byzantine political implications — something perhaps as fundamental for the U.S. and world economies is happening: a second fossil fuel revolution. The Saudis are pumping oil like mad. The world’s […]

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