What’s many times more deadly than terrorism? Britain’s roads

Count the number of times you hear the chancellor and prime minister say “security”, their watchword and their excuse for all they mean to do, from brutal spending cuts to purchasing an armoury of foreign military hardware. But fears are rarely rational. If, say, jihadis were roaming our streets with automatic weapons, killing off 35 people a week, More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

UAE has no room for extremist ideology

A group of 41 suspects have been charged with setting up a terrorist organisation, plotting to overthrow the government of the UAE and planning to set up a Daesh (self-proclaimed state of Iraq and the Levant)-style More...

By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Iran Sets Trial Date for Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian

EHRAN — Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent who has been detained in Iran for almost 10 months andaccused of spying for the United States, will go on trial on May 26, the judicial authorities told More...

By bmcsr On Friday, April 24th, 2015

Muslim Brotherhood: From rapid rise to sharp decline

Drive west of Cairo, and finally the noisy, overcrowded Giza slums give way to open, green fields. Water buffaloes are tethered next to the road and farmers dressed in loose galabiya robes are cultivating wheat More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood leader hits out at Britain after Sisi sworn in

Britain has come under fire from a senior UK-based leader of the Muslim Brotherhood – under scrutiny in a controversial government review – forsending congratulations to Egypt’s new president, Abdel More...

By bmcsr On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

World Cup 2022 bid could be thrown open amid Qatar inquiry, says Cameron

David Cameron has indicated that the World Cup bid for 2022 could be thrown open, saying anything could be possible after the allegations of corruption about the Qatar bid. The prime minister, who spoke of More...

By bmcsr On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

UAE and Saudi join to confront “regional challenges”

Gulf neighbours the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced a joint committee to confront “regional challenges”, in a statement published on official Emirati news agency WAM. The move More...

By bmcsr On Monday, May 19th, 2014

Manama “London of the Middle East”

British media figure and Head of the British Middle East Centre for Studies & Research (BMCSR) Sumaya Farooq has expressed her country’s pride in hosting the “This Is Bahrain” Expo, an event More...

By bmcsr On Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Turkey and Iran’s Growing Alliance

Turkey’s Islamist government is being rocked by the most sweeping corruption scandal of its tenure. Roughly two dozen figures, including well-connected business tycoons and the sons of top government ministers, More...

By bmcsr On Friday, April 18th, 2014

Tehran – The Secret Party Town( extramarital sex, drinking, prostitution and drug abuse are common)

he streets of Tehran turn deceptively quiet after midnight, but one anomalous corner in the affluent part of the city offers a rare glimpse of what goes on between four walls. In contrast to the deserted sidewalks More...