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…

‘America has no functioning democracy’ – Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter lambasted US intelligence methods as undemocratic and described Edward Snowden’s NSA leak as “beneficial” for the country. Carter lashed out at the US political system when the issue of the previously top-secret NSA surveillance program was touched upon at the Atlantic Bridge meeting on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia. “America has…

Egypt sees the return of the old regime

by Catherine Shakdam .. As supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continue to make their presence felt in Egypt through the organization of massive protests across the country, and more significantly in the capital Cairo where tens of thousands of Egyptians, men and women can be seen holding banners in…