Will Hamas Re-Enter Iran’s Orbit?

by Adnan Abu Amer In less than two years, Hamas has repositioned itself within the regional alliances network. After being considered part of the Iran-led “defiance axis” that includes Syria and Hezbollah, Hamas found itself gradually moving toward another axis (which has not chosen a specific name for itself) represented by Mohammed Morsi’s Egypt, Qatar…

Stop the Judicial Lynching of Bangladesh Jammat-e-Islami Leaders

Citizens International strongly condemns the conviction and death sentence passed by the much-criticised Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on the Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid. The death sentence imposed on Mujahid is the continued judicial lynching of the top leadership of the Jamaat. Earlier, Jamaat deputy chief Delwar Hossain Sayedee and…

Academic says Turkey should adjust its foreign policy as per changes in the region

by Erkan Ertosun The author of “Our Palestine Policy” (Bizim Filistin Politikamız), Erkan Ertosun, said that Turkey’s policy of values and principles has costs for the country and that it should revise its foreign policies regarding the coup in Egypt. Erkan Ertosun, a lecturer at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at Ankara’s Turgut…

Iranian Leader: US Not Trustworthy

Supreme leader of Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, warned that the United States is “not trustworthy” after former US officials and lawmakers urged diplomacy with the Islamic republic’s incoming president, Sheikh Hasan Rouhani. “I said at the beginning of the (Iranian) year that I am not optimistic about negotiations with the US,…

The unmaking of Bangladesh

by Talha Ahmad Bangladesh’s most recent trial exemplifies the country’s many problems. This week, the judges of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal have issued yet more guilty verdicts against leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party for crimes committed during the country’s war of independence in 1971. Underscoring this energy are new prosecutions against foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin who are effectively…