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Judge asks al Qaeda, Iran, Taliban to pay $6B for 9/11

Blog, Middle East, USA

August 2, 2012

An American Federal Magistrate Judge has said that al Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran are all liable to pay up to $6 billion in damages for the 9/11 attacks in New York. So lets get this straight. *Osama bin Laden, leader of al Qaeda and Saudi national, claims responsibility for 9/11 *15 of the 19 …...

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Interesting debate on Iran

Blog, Middle East

October 25, 2010

Iran brings out a lot of fervent debate at the best of times – this is no exception. As per usual, Robert Fisk gives a great analysis....

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What a nice plug…

Blog, Politics

July 4, 2009

In an article about Babak Rahimi, assistant professor of Iranian and Islamic Studies at UCSD, journalist Matthew T. Hall from the Union Tribune in San Diego gave me a lovely little plug. Thanks Matthew:   Reuben Brand, a freelance journalist based in Pakistan earlier this year, called Rahimi “a very brave...

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“Iran is the key to peace”

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

March 9, 2009

In his latest article, Rod McGuinness, managing editor of, interviews Robert Baer, an ex-CIA operative.  The article, “Iran is the key to peace” outlines some of the West’s misconcieved ideas about this Middle-Eastern superpower and articulates some very important points:  ...

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Iran to launch legal action against Israel

Blog, Middle East, Politics

January 27, 2009

“Iran’s Attorney General Ghorbanali Dorri Najaf Abadi said on Monday that Iran was going to launch a legal action against Israel over Gaza issue, Iran’s satellite Press TV website reported on Monday.       “Iran will host an international meeting to review the legal aspects of...

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$1 million to kill Mubarak

Blog, Middle East, News

January 9, 2009

A one million dollar bounty for the person who assassinates the Egyptian President: “An angry mob of Bassij paramilitary students gathered outside Egyptian Interest Section in Tehran calling for the assassination of President Hosni Mubarak, reported the semi-official news agency Fars on Saturday. A...

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US Riding the World

Blog, Illustration, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following cartoon “US Riding the World” was selected for heat eight of the inaugural New Matilda Political Cartoon Competition.    ...

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