Day: January 21, 2012

Nothing personal, just geopolitics: Britain bans Iran-based TV channel

Courtesy Russian TV: Britain has revoked the press license of Iran-based English language broadcaster Press TV, accusing it of violating press regulations. But some say the decision was really motivated by British geopolitical interests. The Office of Communications (Ofcom), a government-approved watchdog overseeing broadcasting and telecommunications in the UK, says […]

Syria looks more like Libya every day

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star The continuing deterioration of the political situation in Syria led the emir of Qatar to suggest last week that it would be appropriate to send in Arab troops to stop the killing. How seriously he meant this suggestion remains unclear. He may have […]

UK revokes license of Press TV

By ASSOCIATED PRESS ARAB NEWS Published: Jan 20, 2012 23:17 Updated: Jan 20, 2012 23:17 LONDON: Britain’s telecoms regulator on Friday revoked the license of Iranian state-owned television station Press TV, and said the channel would disappear from UK TV screens by the end of the day. Ofcom said it […]