Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has walked free from a military hospital, where he spent much of his six-year detention over a series of charges, including ordering massacre of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30 year rule. A top appeals court cleared the former president of charges of killing of protesters.
The United States and Turkey are mulling a joint operation to attack the Syrian city of Raqqah, but they have differences about using Kurdish forces in the battle. Given the fact that the American and Turkish forces do not have any permission from the Syrian government to be present in the Arab country or even carry out any military operation there, the future of Raqqah after such a liberation by the US and Turkey is a question that Press TV has put to two panelists.
The Demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council, has shocked the Iranian nation. Top figures from around the world have underlined that the late Ayatollah was a symbol of moderation and wisdom in the Islamic Republic. He played a key role before and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Some 867 hate crimes have been reported in 10 days immediately following the surprising victory of President-elect Donald Trump in the US presidential election, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Approximately 40 percent of the hate crimes involved people explicitly invoking the president-elect’s name or his campaign slogan, SPLC says. African Americans, Muslims, immigrants, women and other communities have all been targeted in different ways and occasions.
The US House of Representatives has passed a legislation to bar the government from facilitating the sales of aircraft to Iran, prompting speculations that Washington is ignoring its obligations under a nuclear deal between Iran.
While US president-elect, Donald Trump, has bashed the Obama administration for signing a nuclear agreement with Iran, there are speculations that the United States as a member of the P5+1 group is expected to fulfill its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Saudi government may have orchestrated the recent triple bombings in Saudi Arabia as a ploy to portray itself as a victim of the Daesh terrorist group — as opposed to the common belief that Riyadh is a sponsor of the group — and push forward other political agendas, says an eminent Arab journalist.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump uses the angst of segments of the American society who see their standard of living falling to fuel his campaign, says Professor Dennis Etler, who has a decades-long interest in politics.
The recent meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi monarch Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was aimed at diverting attention from realities and deceiving the public, a political analyst said.