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Putin – Netanyahu meeting in Moscow

by Elijah J Magnier

Much speculation and many “positive outcome” comments were released about a “secret deal” alleged to have taken place during the meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week in Moscow. The Israeli media described it as “successful”, like the last visits (three in the last six months). However, Russian sources say the opposite, despite the hints of positiveness Putin mentioned. These hints were exaggerated and interpreted by Netanyahu as “an achievement”.

Les Etats-Unis unissent l’Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan contre l’Iran

Les États-Unis tentent de créer dans la coalition anti-iranienne sans précédent Caucase du Sud, réconciliant Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan – vieux rivaux, rival sur le territoire contesté depuis des siècles. Un aspect clé de la conclusion de la paix, selon l’idéologie américaine, devrait être un transfert progressif du Haut-Karabakh à l’Azerbaïdjan. Nikol Pashinyan, qui est arrivé au pouvoir en Arménie est manifestement prêt à prendre cette mesure sans précédent pour obtenir le soutien politique de Washington. Cependant, les experts azerbaïdjanaisse réfèrent à ce scénario avec un certain degré de scepticisme.

Police in Tehran say women will no longer be arrested for not wearing a hijab

Authorities in Iran’s capital city Tehran announced that women who walk around in public without the proper head coverings will no longer be arrested. Compulsory hijab has been the law of the land in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Women have been compelled to wear a strictly-enforced conservative dress code consisting off a headscarf to cover their hair and long loose fitting clothing ever since.

Iran: What Is Going On?

Demonstrations have taken place in several cities across Iran since 28 December. It should be remembered that Iran is a heavily populated country, with a population of 82 million, where a Farsi (Persian)-speaking majority coexists with many national minorities: Kurdish, Azeri, Baluch, Arab, etc. The repression has already resulted in many victims and several hundred arrests.

Iran: Workers demand democracy and freedom against poverty, corruption and repression

With the demonstrations starting on 28 December 2017, Iran faces widespread protests against the rising cost of living. The protests quickly spread to many cities as people raised their voices against poverty, corruption and embezzlement by officials, and brutal political repression.