Ex- Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is arrested for inciting unrest against the regime

The former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested for inciting unrest against the government, it was reported. The ex-leader was apprehended during a visit to the western city of Busehehr on December 28, according to Al-Quds Al-Arabi. The newspaper reported that Ahmadinejad said: ‘Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and […]

Tump’s top aide Stephen Miller gets kicked off CNN

Top Trump aide Stephen Miller was booted off CNN on Sunday, after engaging in testy exchanges with network anchor Jake Tapper over the book “Fire and Fury.” During his appearance, Miller launched an impassioned defense of President Donald Trump against explosive claims made in a new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” […]

11 Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against the government suspending payment of their utility bills, the public prosecutor said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has introduced reforms that include reducing energy subsidies, introducing value-added tax and cutting […]

Egypt’s Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas after year marred by violence

Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt’s newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists. Police had bolstered security around the country’s churches for days, especially at the cathedral east of Cairo where President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to pay his […]

Iran stages pro-government rallies in response to the nationwide anti-regime protests

Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday, in a backlash against widespread protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country’s enemies. Saturday’s show of support came a day after Iran’s foreign minister said a United Nations Security Council meeting called by the United States to discuss […]

Power in Iran: a system governed by religion

The Shiite clergy is involved at all levels of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and in its strategic institutions, by way of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Overview of the workings of this system.   On January 3 2017, Iran‘s Revolutionary Guard proclaimed the end of the protest movement that killed […]