Category Archives: Current Affairs
Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani (Businesswoman-banking and finance and women’s rights activist)
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, flying in the face of the Arab Spring revolution for greater democracy in a region long notorious for its dictators, seeks to become an old-style Arab strongman by eliminating his political rivals. By Ed Blanche.
In a new international effort to see a peaceful resolution to Iran’s nuclear crisis, the foreign ministers from the group of 5+1 countries have agreed to meet with the Iranian negotiators, amid fresh speculation of pre-emptive military strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Of the two, the latter would no doubt help his re-election campaign and an announcement to that effect is already being expected, the only question being one of timing. Announce it too early and Afghanistan could blow up before November; announce it too late and its effect on the presidential campaign could be minimal.
A bold new initiative from Qatar could help rid the international community of illegal acts that have discredited and dishonoured sections of the sporting community. Pat Lancaster reports from Doha.