Is Iran creating its own state within Iraq?

Iraq and its security occupy a central part in the debate about a possible nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. The Gulf Arab states fear that Tehran, boosted by the relaxation of economic sanctions, will try to expand and consolidate its “hegemonic” grip over the Middle East. According to this argument, Iranian hegemony will above More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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UAE is the happiest Arab nation: UN report

The UAE  was ranked the happiest Arab country in UN’s third World Happiness Report released on Friday. The UAE, which was ranked 20th globally,  is followed by Oman on 22, Qatar 28, Saudi Arabia 35, Kuwait 39 More...

By bmcsr On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Greens call for England to boycott Qatar 2022 World Cup

England’s football team should boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in protest over the country’s human rights record, the Green Party has said. Leader Natalie Bennett added her voice to a growing chorus More...

By bmcsr On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Ahwazi: Iranian Authorities Detain Teen

The Iranian authorities arrested a 17 year old Ahwazi minor, Sajad Boozar, following a football match for allegedly participating in clashes between fans and the security forces in the stadium. He is currently More...

By bmcsr On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Breast-fed babies grow up smarter and richer, study shows

Babies who were breast-fed for at least 12 months have higher IQs and could earn an extra £200,000 in their lifetime compared with bottle-fed youngsters, scientists have suggested. Researchers followed 3,500 More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, March 1st, 2015
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A psychologist Explains Why #TheDress Looked White, Not Blue

Harvard psychology professor is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, , The Better Angels of Our Nature, and most recently, The Sense of Style: The Thinking More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, March 1st, 2015
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Isis killer had link to 21/7 London bomb plot

Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State extremist known as “Jihadi John”, was able to flee Britain and the scrutiny of the security services, despite being a member of a terror cell that was known to have links to More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Who finances ISIS? Qatar

“The United States says it does believe that private individuals in Qatar are helping to finance ISIS(in Libya & Syria)  and others like it..” America views its close ally, Qatar, as a terrorist More...

By bmcsr On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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American Sniper illustrates the west’s morality blind spots

Say what you like about the film American Sniper, and people have, you have to admire its clarity. It’s about killing. There is no moral arc; no anguish about whether the killing is necessary or whether those More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Isis using UK female jihadis to incite terror acts back home, say researchers

A soldier on duty outside the US embassy in Brussels. Security across Europe has been been stepped up after a series of counter-terrorism raids in Belgium and France on Friday. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters A More...