Turkish and Egyptian leaders meet at the World Cup in Qatar

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Football diplomacy brought Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan together in Doha for the opening of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Years of tension between the two were broken with a friendly handshake. The big differences between the two large countries centered on Erdogan’s […]

Israelis are not welcome in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Israeli citizens and journalists are allowed in Qatar in a FIFA agreement during the 2022 World Cup now underway in Doha. Being allowed to enter a country to watch football, or to cover an event as a journalist or media crew, is far different than being welcome. Israeli journalists […]

To cover, or not to cover, that is the question women are not allowed to answer

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator In France, it is banned in schools, and in Iran it is mandatory.  The French fashion police are interfering with women’s freedom while criticizing their counterparts in Iran. A piece of cloth used by women to cover their hair has become a point of contention. The Orthodox Jewish women […]

Pandemic Treaty: Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated

Kit Knightly A few days ago the British Medical Journal published a report headlined: Don’t let economic crisis distract from preparing for a future pandemic The headline is quoting Sarah Gilbert – team leader behind the development AstraZeneca Covid “vaccine” – addressing the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) when it opened on September 29th. …

‘The last choice to remain safe for the Kurds is to head towards Damascus’, according to Dr. Ahmad Alderzi

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   The Syrian conflict is in a stalemate, and wasn’t even mentioned on US President Biden’s recent Middle East trip.  The proxy war in Syria features the US, NATO, EU, Turkey, Iran and Russia all playing roles which vary from conflicting, to competing, and complementing.   While the international […]

“Iran and the US should negotiate face to face to make a new nuclear deal”, says Mohammad Hatami Milanlou

There is indication that the P5+1 (US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany) will agree to a new nuclear deal.   The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell traveled to Tehran and succeeded in gaining a resumption of indirect talks between the US and Iran in Qatar.   Trade between Iran and the EU reached […]

Hamas renews ties with Syria, which may signal Qatar repairing its relationship with Damascus

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The leader of the group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, recently stated that the dispute with Syria is over, and the relationship between Hamas and Damascus is starting a new phase.  He praised Syria for its unwavering support of the Palestinian resistance cause. Hamas ideology is viewed by many as Muslim […]