Syria’s Sunni vs. Shia Myth

by Khaled Diab, Journalist A recent poll on Al Jazeera Arabic’s website asked who was responsible for turning the Syrian revolution into a sectarian conflict: the Sunnis or the Shi’a? Around 95% of those who voted blamed the deterioration on the Shi’a. Although this result is shocking in its own […]

And the winner is …

Source: Asiatimes. Iran’s roster of would-be presidents has been whittled down to eight from nearly 700, courtesy vetting by the Guardian Council. Two potential big draws are ruled out – former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim, too much outgoing President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s man. That leaves an uninspiring […]