Daily News Analysis

Is Bandar finally toast?
by crescent-online.net

April, 2014
The mystery of Bandar bin Sultan's absence from the kingdom has finally been resolved with his removal from the post of intelligence chief. He had lost the Syria file to cousin and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef earlier this year. What will Bandar do now? Given his penchant for mischief-making, it would be premature to write him off but his major role in the kingdom's affairs is over. Good riddance!

Main Stories

Islamic groups lash out at Saudis over Ikhwan
by Yusuf Dhia-Allah

April, 2014
Even traditionally pro-Saudi groups in the world have been horrified at the Saudis’ designation of the Ikhwan al-Muslimun and by implication, Hamas in Palestine, as terrorist organizations.


Iran-Hamas relations
by Zafar Bangash

April, 2014
Relations between Islamic Iran and Hamas are back on track after a hiatus caused by Hamas’ rash decision to burn its bridges with Damascus following eruption of the imperialist-zionist-Wahhabi inspired conspiracy in Syria.


Egyptian-Saudi war on the Ikhwan
by Zafar Bangash

April, 2014
The combined assault by the Egyptian military and the Saudi regime on the Ikhwan and its supporters has exposed the unholy alliance of tyrannical regimes in the Muslim East.

News & Analysis

Egypt’s ongoing revolution
by Eric Walberg

April, 2014
Despite mass arrests and killings, the will of the Egyptian people has not been broken. Far from the Ikhwan being a terrorist organization, it is the old guard unable to accept the new reality that is causing mayhem in Egypt.

Special Reports

America’s Ukraine bid to keep Russia in check
by Ahmed Makhmoudov

April, 2014
The US and its allies do not care for the people of Ukraine; their interest lies in destabilizing Russia that is becoming increasingly assertive.

Editor's Desk

The mystery of Malaysia’s Flight MH370

April, 2014
There is something really curious about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. How can a huge plane like Boeing 777-200 simply disappear into thin air without a trace?

Letters To The Editor

From Sharifayn to Shurafa rule in Pakistan

April, 2014
There are too many Sharifs in power in Pakistan. Is it good, asks reader Askia Wajd?