Center Stage RSS Feeds SAHAR ENGLISH SERVICE en website Logo Center Stage| Imam Husayn (AS) Lives on2014-12-21 12:10:55 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage| Imam Husayn (AS) Lives on" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The third Shiite Imam, Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, created a momentous Islamic revolution, which has continued to live as history has gone by. In Arbaeen millions of people started walking to Karbala to show the message of Ashura still lives. In this program we talked with Dr. Mahmoud Karimi and Dr. Mohammad Sagha Biria about incentives of this great movement.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Pharaoh Acquitted2014-12-11 21:03:13 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Pharaoh Acquitted" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Egyptian court found former president Hosni Mubarak not guilty of conspiring to kill hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, which led to his ouster.<br /> In this version of Center Stage we invited two top analysts, Mubarak Henia and Dr. Ali Kabbany, to join us discussing different aspects of this decision.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Iran Nuclear Talks: 7 More Months to Go2014-11-28 23:58:53 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Iran Nuclear Talks: 7 More Months to Go" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> After a frenetic week of diplomacy in Vienna negotiators decided to extend their discussions for seven more months in the search for a comprehensive agreement that would end a 12-year dispute on Iran&rsquo;s nuclear work. The new deadline is now March the 1st, 2015, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July the 1st.<br /> This&nbsp; version of Center Stage is about the important meetings about Iran&#39;s nuclear program and what&#39;s happened around it.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- 69th UN General Assembly Highlights2014-10-03 14:23:32 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- 69th UN General Assembly Highlights" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> In this episode we talked about the sixty-ninth UN General Assembly highlights and in order to do so two top analysts, Farshad Geravand and Professor Alireza Aboutalebi, joined us.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- US-led Anti-ISIL Coalition: Sincere or Not?2014-09-21 13:45:40 <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Kerry has been traveling throughout the Middle East over the past 10 days working to build a coalition of nations to fight ISIL. The international summit on the crisis in Iraq was also held later in the week in Paris to gather a coalition for immediate military action against ISIL. The key question however is how sincere that coalition actually is and therefore how effective it can be to uproot the ruthless massacring psychopaths of the ISIL?<br /> In this show we asked Dr. Mohammad Hassan Khani and Dr.&nbsp; Zafar Bangash join us to discuss the role of US in terrorism in the region.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Iraq's New Prime Minister2014-08-22 14:31:48 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Iraq's New Prime Minister" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> This version of Center Stage focuses on a key question: whether an integrated, united Iraq as well as its new prime minister are able to face the enormous and dangerous challenges ahead including defeating the group, which is too extreme even for Al-Qaeda and which is too busy killing and beheading people including Journalists.<br /> In this show we have two top analysts: Dr. Rahmat Haji Mine,&nbsp; Professor of international relations and politics, and professor Pierre Dortiguier, a renowned French political analyst and professor emeritus of University of Toulouse.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Can Iraq Stop ISIL Genocide?2014-08-17 02:21:53 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Can Iraq Stop ISIL Genocide?" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Haider al-Abadi was appointed on Monday as Iraq&rsquo;s prime minister-designate in an effort to break the political deadlock that has deeply troubled the government while ISIL continues to commit genocide in Iraq. The question that now everybody&rsquo;s asking is whether Iraq can stop the group, which is too extreme even for Al-Qaeda.<br /> In this program we asked two top experts, Professor Asgarkhani and Qasim al-Hashimi, to ask our questions about the situation in Iraq.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- World United against Israel2014-08-16 02:46:51 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- World United against Israel" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Israel has committed its third major offensive against densely-populated Gaza strip over the past six years. In order to analyze the reactions of other nations to this assault we invited Dr. Khani and Dr. Adnan Al-Killidar to join us.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Gaza, Still Standing Strong2014-08-16 01:59:11 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Gaza, Still Standing Strong" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> While ceasefire has made tensions calm in Gaza, it&rsquo;s fair to say that civilians in the world&rsquo;s biggest open-air prison have nowhere to go for safety.<br /> In this episode, to talk about the current sorry state of affairs in Gaza, we asked two top analysts, Hamid Golpira and Professor Nader Entessar, to join us.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Gaza, under Assault, Again2014-07-20 07:37:06 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Gaza, under Assault, Again" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The Israeli military&rsquo;s airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip still go on. Over two hundred Palestinians have been killed and more than one thousand five hundred injured since July the eighth. Palestinians are responding by firing a barrage of rockets into Israel. In this episode we&rsquo;ll be getting insights from our two top guests, Dr. Rahmat Haji Mine and Dr. Ahmad Al-Hashimi.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- June: Deadliest Month in Iraq Since 20072014-07-19 19:34:13 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- June: Deadliest Month in Iraq Since 2007" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Announcement of a caliphate by the radical Islamic State (IS) group has made headlines. But IS, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have shortened its name but its actions are by no means short of genocide, which has made June the deadliest month in Iraq since 2007. Our experts, Dr. Mahmoud Karimi and Professor Nader Entessar, explain more about the situation.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Gaza, Yet another Series of Attacks 2014-07-07 15:08:12 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Gaza, Yet another Series of Attacks " src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The discovery of a body in a Jerusalem forest today raised suspicions that a missing Palestinian youth had been killed by Israelis avenging the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens. Disappearance of three Israeli settlers 20 days ago led to the largest military operation in the West Bank since the Second Intifada. It also helped make the new wave of Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip, which started over two weeks ago and has been going on almost every night ever since.<br /> This is the subject tacked in this episode of Center Stage.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Iraq, Saddam’s Devils are Back2014-07-07 13:27:20 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Iraq, Saddam’s Devils are Back" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Iraq has been witnessing a new wave of violence fueled by the ISIS Takfiri terrorists; not only by ISIS but also by other extremist groups and more interestingly by Saddam&rsquo;s generals. It seems Saddam&rsquo;s devils are back in Iraq.<br /> Our experts, Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari and Dr. Ahmad Al-Hashimi, explain more about the situation in Iraq.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Un-Islamic ISIL in Iraq2014-06-22 13:18:17 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Un-Islamic ISIL in Iraq" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The ISIL militants led by their head who&rsquo;s described by some as &quot;the new Osama bin Laden&rdquo; have vowed to continue their raid toward the capital, Baghdad. They&rsquo;ve now attacked Iraq&rsquo;s larges oil refinery in the city of Baiji, which accounts for more than a quarter of the country&#39;s entire refining capacity.<br /> This Un-Islamic Terrorist group, ISIL, is the subject of this episode discussed with two top analysts, Dr. Mohammad Hassan Khani and Dr. Adnan Al-Killidar.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Ukraine: King of Chocolate Era2014-06-22 11:43:43 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Ukraine: King of Chocolate Era" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Ukraine&rsquo;s mainly Russian-speaking parts in the east have been the scene of deadly clashes between pro-Russia protesters and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations in the region in mid-April. Now Petro Poroshenko, the new Ukrainian President- a billionaire universally known as the &#39;Chocolate King&#39; has made an impassioned plea for the unity of his country.<br /> This is the issue discussed in this episode with top political analysts.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Imam Khomeini: The Legacy Lives On2014-06-08 22:55:59 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Imam Khomeini: The Legacy Lives On" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Mourning ceremonies were held in Iran and outside the country to mark the sad occasion of the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Khomeini. As Muslims worldwide continue to commemorate Imam Khomeini&rsquo;s departure from this world every year, his legacy lives on. This episode of program contains our discussion with Dr. Mahmoud Karimi about Imam Khomeini (RA).</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Egypt, A New Chapter of Military Rule2014-06-07 13:38:03 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Egypt, A New Chapter of Military Rule" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> As it was predicted the result of presidential election shows the victory of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. There are different suggestions about what&#39;s the reason of his victory. However it is clear that a new chapter of military rule has been started in Egypt. In this episode we have discussed the situation in Egypt with our guests, Mubarak Henia and Dr. Ali Kabbany.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Egypt, 2nd Presidential Election in 2 years2014-06-03 18:23:16 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Egypt, 2nd Presidential Election in 2 years" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Our experts, Hamid Golpira and Dr. Ali Kabbany, joined us in this episode of Center Stage to talk about the 2nd presidential election in Egypt in last two years.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Inhumane Boko Haram2014-05-24 13:05:31 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Inhumane Boko Haram" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> It&#39;s the beginning of the second semester in public schools across Nigeria and students are flocking back after the vacation. But in most of Borno state, the heartland of the inhumane Boko Haram, one of the ugliest and most brutal militant groups, which has absolutely no association whatsoever with Islam, the desks are empty and the playing fields are quiet.<br /> In this show we analyzed the crisis with our guests Salim Swaleh and Mubarak Henia, two political analysts.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Plight of Muslims from CAR to Myanmar2014-05-09 22:11:09 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Plight of Muslims from CAR to Myanmar" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The persecution of Muslims in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and the Central African Republic has become commonplace. As Muslim persecution remains off the political agenda, the desperate plight of defenseless Muslims from CAR to Myanmar will most probably fail to end anytime soon. Our guest Hamid Golpira and Dr. Ahmad Al-Hashimi joined us in this episode to talk more about situation of Muslims around the world.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Ukraine Gas War2014-05-03 00:47:18 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Ukraine Gas War" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The pro-Russian protesters have tightened their grip on the east of Ukraine. Pro-Russian forces seized the eastern city of Horlivka in the Donetsk region, after they took control of the city council building and the police headquarters. The pro-Russian forces now control government buildings in about a dozen cities in eastern Ukraine, demanding local referendums on either independence or integration into Russia. This is while yet another Ukraine gas war is in progress. In this episode we talked about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and Gas War there with political experts.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Afghanistan’s Next President2014-04-25 19:38:34 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Afghanistan’s Next President" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Afghanistan&#39;s presidential election has been held and all the world along side with Afghan people wait for the result. In this episode of Center Stage we talked with two top political analysts about this election and the next president of Afghanistan.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Center Stage- Ukraine Crisis Intensifies2014-04-19 10:34:36 <img alt="Center Stage " title="Center Stage- Ukraine Crisis Intensifies" src="" border="0" /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Pro-Russia rallies are gaining momentum in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine after the Crimean territory declared independence to become part of Russia. Pro-Moscow protesters continue to fortify their positions and occupy government buildings in over a dozen cities close to the Russian border. Last week Kiev launched massive military operations after protesters defied an April 14 deadline. So things are getting quite dangerous.<br /> In this episode we have had the chance to talk more about the intensified crisis in Ukraine with our experts, Farshad Geravand and Massoud Shadjareh.</p></p><br/> <hr />