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By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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From Qusair to Yabrud: Shiite foreign fighters in Syria

On Feb. 13, Ali Barakat uploaded a video to YouTube titled “Nasheed: Nasr bi-Yabrud,” or “Anthem: Victory in Yabrud.” Yabrud, a Syrian town about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Damascus, is the site of More...

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By bmcsr On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Is Russia reviving its empire?

A great many experts, observers and pundits are missing the point in their analyses of events in and around Ukraine by making two flawed assumptions. One, that the personal traits and characters of Russian President More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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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...

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By bmcsr On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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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...

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel is welcomed by Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Salman bin Sultan upon his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah
By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Pentagon chief arrives in Saudi Arabia

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Tuesday, 13 May 2014 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in the Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the first leg of a regional tour focusing on Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s More...

An alternative view on Iran
By bmcsr On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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1,500 girls under the age of 10 were forcibly married in Iran

More than 1,500 girls under the age of 10 were forcibly married in Iran last year, according to rights campaigners who accused judges in the country of sanctioning child rape. Activists also condemned a law passed More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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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...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Has wealth made Qatar happy?

Local media report that 40% of Qatari marriages now end in divorce. More than two-thirds of Qataris, adults and children, are obese. Oil and gas have made Qatar the richest country in the world – rich enough More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Bahrain’s and Kuwait’s MB Sponsor ”Joe tube” Channel

BMCSR has learnt that senior members of MB institutions in Kuwait and Bahrain have been funding and sponsoring the ‘Joe Tube’ channel.A close relative of Youssef’s has informed us that he recently More...

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By bmcsr On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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U.S. Private Plane Spotted in Iran

Mysterious American private jet spotted in Tehran. A private jet bearing the American flag was spotted this week at an airport in Tehran, an oddity considering the fact that the U.S. is not currently doing business More...

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