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Monday, 7th August 2017

IRAN'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

EUROPE MUST NOT TURN A BLIND EYE TO IRAN’S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE

Amnesty International has just published a 94-page report entitled “Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack.” It details 45 specific instances of what the organization has described as a “vicious crackdown” coinciding with the supposedly moderate presidency of Hassan Rouhani, who begins his second term in office this week.

Tuesday, 1st August 2017

QATAR BECOMES POLITICAL FOOTBALL

QATAR BECOMES A POLITICAL FOOTBAL IN MIDDLE EAST GAME OF THRONES

Qatar, Iran’s key cheerleader in the Middle East, is facing a final countdown to financial and economic sanctions and travel bans that will jeopardise its future and the future of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The core of the dispute is Qatar’s alleged support for terrorist groups but, even more important, its close relationship with Iran, which is rightly seen as the main source of instability in the region.