Monthly Archives: August 2008

Precipitous Departure

According to a report of the Netherlands’ biggest newspaper De Telegraaf on August 29, Dutch secret service AIVD has recalled a Dutch citizen who was involved in espionage in Iran. The ultra-secret operation, which was described as extremely successful in … Continue reading

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Not Really an Accolade

A country which is preparing itself for a possible naval blockade and military attacks is not going to reveal inner conflicts or power struggles. On Saturday, at a meeting with cabinet ministers, Iran’s Velāyat-e faqih Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei exhorted … Continue reading

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Today, a 13-year-old school girl wearing a vest packed with explosives fortunately turned herself to authorities north of Baghdad. She doesn’t want to be a suicide bomber, she told the police. I have reported here and at Salmiya about the recent … Continue reading

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Almost a Revelation

The Book of Job in the Jewish Tanakh (and adopted in the Christian Old Testament) is a difficult one. It may reveal a lot about the character of God and it’s perception in the two monotheistic religions, Judaism and Christianity. … Continue reading

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The almost four-decade-old territorial dispute about the Persian Gulf islands Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs again culminated this week when the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdulrahman AlـAttiyah, compared Iran with Israel occupying Arab … Continue reading

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