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Front Page Last Updated: Dec 21, 2014 - 7:26:20 AM


Analyses
The Non-Arab Middle East: Iran, Turkey And Israel
A certain TV art critic, when discussing familiar masterpieces, used to insist on turning them upside down. He maintained that viewing a work of art from an unfamiliar perspective added greatly to one’s understanding. The same can apply in other spheres – for example, the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:25:15 AM

International
Celebrating Yalda Night
Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, which is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. The festival dates back to the time when a majority of Persians were followers of Zoroastrianism prior to the advent of Islam.

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:23:41 AM

Light Side
Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 220 Million Undocumented Whites
A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States.

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:22:07 AM

Defence & Arms
North Korea Counterstrike: US Could Deploy Range Of Cyberweapons Against Kim Jong-un, Sony Hackers
President Obama on Friday formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures that crippled the company's digital infrastructure and saw employees reduced to working with pen and paper even as some of their most embarrassing emails were leaked online. Some pundits called the hack "effectively an act of war.”

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:02:33 AM

Dark Side
Germany, Anti-Islam, and Vladimir Putin
Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident (PEGIDA) has organized numerous demonstrations in Germany against what it calls the Islamization of Europe during the last two months.

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:01:09 AM

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