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    No room for shades of grey

    No room for shades of grey

    September 12-14  Like most events in history, the current crisis in Iraq has had several unintended consequences which are likely to impact regional politics for some time to come. On…

    Why the resurgence of beheading in Islam?

    Why the resurgence of beheading in Islam?

    September 12-14  By Michael Rubin The SITE Intelligence Group, a subscription service which provides the best coverage of jihadi chat forums and media, has now posted the video of ISIS…

    Iran’s leaders rail against the west – and then send their children to study and work there

    September 12-14  By Emanuele Ottolenghi Soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Iran’s leaders shut down the entire country’s university system to purge it of Western influence. Scholars were…

    Defeating the Islamic State requires a Saudi-Iranian compromise

    Defeating the Islamic State requires a Saudi-Iranian compromise

    September 12-14 By Lina Khatib Airstrikes are intensifying on areas of Iraq held by the militant Islamic State, and the group has beheaded a second American hostage. But clear indications…

    Another Iranian refugee dies in Australia—this time of a minor foot cut

    Another Iranian refugee dies in Australia—this time of a minor foot cut

    September 12-14  Another Iranian refugee in Australia has died, this time when the man did not get treatment for a simple cut on his foot that became infected and soon…

    Gov’t to cut farmers’ water in half

    Gov’t to cut farmers’ water in half

    September 12-14  by Warren L. Nelson The Agriculture Ministry has announced it will cut the flow of water to farmers almost in half starting September 23 in the most drastic…

    Khamenehi undergoes prostate surgery

    Khamenehi undergoes prostate surgery

    September 12-14  Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi, 75, under-went prostate surgery Monday and, in an unusual development, state media announced the operation immediately after it was completed. The announcement broke the…

    Iran captures planeload of US military contractors

    September 12-14  The Iranian government forced a plane carrying US military contractors to land in Bandar Abbas Friday, complaining that the aircraft’s paperwork was not in order. US officials said…

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