Category Archives: Current Affairs
The Pakistani army, known for its ‘professionalism’ in staging repeated military coups, has managed to trans- form its country into a state where the only sign of democracy is the holding of ‘elections’ that merely serve to secure the further rule of the military over the people.
The governor of Kirkuk province has demanded the army withdraw from his region. Curfews have been imposed in the cities of Mosul in the north, Falluja in Anbar, where the Americans fought ferocious house by house battles against militants during the insurgency, and Muqdadidiya in Diyala.
“The time has come to turn a new leaf in the history of our nation,” the outgoing emir said in his address, “where a new generation steps forward to shoulder the responsibility with their dynamic potential and creative thoughts.”
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Mr Ahmadinejad was the president of a government hand-picked by the Supreme Leader. Iran’s nuclear programme was diverted away from its original path. The result of this adventurism by the regime was the imposition of harsh economic and political sanctions on Iran, which have had a devastating effect on its people.
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More than 900 participants from over 50 countries took part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa. The three-day meeting held at Jordan’s Dead Sea resort, convened under the theme Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience, and focused on shaping the region’s future economic, social and governance systems.
But I don’t think they will succeed, we’re all Sunni here, no divisions like Syria or Iraq, and whatever happens next it can’t be worse than Gaddafi.”