Daily News Analysis

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'All sanctions must be lifted for a nuclear deal' – Iran’s Deputy Minister
by crescent-online

March, 2015
Islamic Iran's negotiators have made clear that if the P5+1 group of countries led by the US are really serious about a deal over Tehran's nuclear program, then all sanctions must be lifted. The latest round of talks have been underway in the Swiss city of Montreux. Iran's Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif and his US counterpart met yesterday and talks are continuing at expert level today. March 31 has been set as a deadline for a deal.

Main Stories

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Salman sweeps away Abdullah appointees
by Yusuf Dhia-Allah

March, 2015
Salman ibn Abd al Aziz, wasted little time taking the broom to almost all the appointees of his deceased predecessor Abdullah. In their place, he appointed his own sons and favourite nephews. How long will Bani Saud remain in power is an interesting question.

Opinion

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The language of imperialism
by Zafar Bangash

March, 2015
Imperialism uses a large number of tools to maintain its hegemony over the rest of the world. None is more powerful than language and the mind of the colonized people. Freedom cannot be achieved without decolonizing the mind.

Editorials

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The Muslim world: challenges and prospects
by Zafar Bangash

March, 2015
The Muslim world is beset by numerous problems and some countries may even undergo further disintegration but the silver lining is the Islamic Republic of Iran. The resistance front is getting stronger. This should give hope to oppressed Muslims everywhere.

News & Analysis

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Strange conferences on combating terrorism
by Ayman Ahmed

March, 2015
There were two conferences back-to-back on combating terrorism last month. The first was in Washington DC, the second in Makkah. The irony is that the host countries are the biggest supporters of terrorism.

Special Reports

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ISIS takfiris: McCain-Obama’s offspring
by Zafar Bangash

March, 2015
Despite propaganda, the ISIS-takfiris are being supported, trained and armed by the US and its regional puppets. Washington just signed an agreement with Turkey to train “moderate” rebels to fight in Syria. Isn’t this what the US has been doing in Jordan for more than two year?

Editor's Desk

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Kashmir’s strange political alliance for power

March, 2015
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has entered into an electoral alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir. This gives the Hindu fascist outfit, the BJP a foothold in the disputed state. Many Kashmiris are horrified by this development.

Letters To The Editor

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Older amir dead, old amir installed

March, 2015
People in Arabia continue to suffer one family rule. When one old man dies, he is replaced by another old man. The people are denied their basic rights.