Spotlight Middle East RSS Feeds SAHAR ENGLISH SERVICE en website Logo http://english.sahartv.ir/images/logo_rss.gif Spotlight Middle East- ISIS Has No Belief2014-10-05 18:24:42http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1458 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- ISIS Has No Belief" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_134828611254315b00c826c_02-10.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1458" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> While terror and killing have risen in the region there is no vivid strategy to fight against terrorists. Some Arab countries alongside western allies continue their support while innocent people are being killed in Iraq, Syria, and evev Lebanon. In this episode we have Kevork El Massian, political analyst, to talk about the situation in the Middle East.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- US Seeks Fragmentation of Iraq2014-08-17 02:30:23http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1428 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- US Seeks Fragmentation of Iraq" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_106745490853efd427e6572_Middle-14-08.jpg" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1428" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Iraq has been facing important changes to deal with its war situation. The new prime minister has been chosen while ISIL terrorist group continued its offensive on Muslim and also Christian Iraqis.<br /> The latest situation in Iraq has been discussed in this show with our expert, Dr. Mohsen Saleh.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- ISIL in Arsal Town, Lebanon2014-08-16 02:51:25http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1418 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- ISIL in Arsal Town, Lebanon" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_161065078353ee87720ce5b_06-08_2.jpg" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1418" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> In its last inhuman actions, the ISIL terrorist group has invaded the Lebanon and took control of Arsal town. In this episode of program we discussed ISIL&rsquo;s terrorism in the Middle East with our expert Elias Farhat.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- 17-07-20142014-07-20 07:46:21http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1394 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- 17-07-2014" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_32148775753cb33e781b32_17-07_2.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1394" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Israel continues its offensive in the besieged Gaza strip killing nearly 190 people. People around the world have participated in protests to condemn the inhuman assaults by the Zionist Regime. In this episode we asked our expert, Dr. Mohsen Saleh, to analyze different aspects of Israel&rsquo;s attack to Gaza.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- KSA, Qatar, Turkey Assist ISIL2014-07-19 19:40:34http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1382 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- KSA, Qatar, Turkey Assist ISIL" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_35874961553ca89b798ab3_10-07.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1382" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> What are the goals ISIL backing, who benefits more from ISIL, and what countries are affected more? These are questions we tried to answer in this episode with our expert, Albert Watson.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- New Caliphate by ISIL2014-07-08 13:39:24http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1371 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- New Caliphate by ISIL" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_148190691653bbb431817d1_03-07.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1371" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The ISIL extremist group tried to establish its so-called &ldquo;Islamic State&rdquo; with leadership of Abubakr Baghdadi. They also asked other takfiris to join them. In this episode we discussed this Un-Islamic terrorist group and its activities with our guest Dr. Maher Salloum.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Lebanon under Canopy of Terror2014-07-07 13:51:16http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1356 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Lebanon under Canopy of Terror" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_111157607653ba6627f35b3_20-02.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1356" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> In this version of program we analyzed the situation in Lebanon after unrest caused by bomb blasts. Our expert was Dr. Kamal Wazneh, political analyst.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Terrorism Expanded in Iraq2014-06-24 14:10:38http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1341 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Terrorism Expanded in Iraq" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_29732710253a946f7877c8_19-06.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1341" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> This episode of show is devoted to the crisis in Iraq caused by ISIL terrorist group. In our discussion with Dr. Mohsen Saleh we want to find who is funding this terrorist group inside Iraq and why they chose specifically and how far can they go in the battle over there? Is the Iraqi army ready to handle all this situation?</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Egypt After Election2014-06-22 11:58:53http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1326 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Egypt After Election" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_196511748153a68325cbf5e_12-06.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1326" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The presidential election in Egypt held after many conflicts in this African country. But many worry about the situation after election. The question is if Egypt returns to Mubarak era?<br /> This is the topic discussed in this show with our analyst, Redwan Rizk.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Kuwaiti Amir's Visit to Iran2014-06-08 23:03:29http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1310 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Kuwaiti Amir's Visit to Iran" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_15180205955394ac22f3848_05-06.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1310" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Kuwaiti Amir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahamd has started his first visit to Iran. It is his first visit to Iran since 2006 when he started ruling Kuwait. Officials from both countries believe that this event will be helpful for mutual cooperation on solving problems in the region. In this version of Spotlight Middle East we highlighted this political travel with our guest, Maher Saloum.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Election in Syria2014-06-07 13:48:08http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1294 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Election in Syria" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_8202012685392d8ca71d87_30-01.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1294" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> This episode is about the chaos in Syria before the election. Dr. Kamal Wazne, Political Analyst, tells us more about the situation in Syria before the election.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Saudi Invitation to Iran2014-06-03 18:42:07http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1278 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Saudi Invitation to Iran" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_1298425465538dd70815888_22-05.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1278" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> This episode of Spotlight Middle East contains our discussion with Dr. Elias Farhat about recent invitation of Saudi officials from Iran&#39;s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to visit Saudi Arabia. Most analysts believe that this political invitation will affect the situation in the Middle East.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Egypt’s Upcoming Elections2014-05-24 16:44:12http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1263 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Egypt’s Upcoming Elections" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_206100531853808d0d6c6b1_15-05.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1263" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> This version of Spotlight Middle East is about Egypt&#39;s election which will have critical impact on region. Our guest was Dr. Dani Ghsoub.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- The Ongoing Tensions in Ukraine2014-05-10 17:59:58http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1248 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- The Ongoing Tensions in Ukraine" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_2116832702536e297471e76_08-05.jpg" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1248" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> On April 17th Kiev&rsquo;s interim government gathered with US, Russia, and European Union reached an agreement in Geneva, calling for all sides to ease the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine. However the crisis continued in Ukraine as the people of Crimea announced their independence from Ukraine and joining to Russia. The latest reports show that the conflict in Ukraine intensified as both Russia and European Union and its allies insist on their policy toward Ukraine. This and a lot more have been discussed in this episode of Spotlight Middle East with Dr. Mohsen Saleh.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Syria’s Conflict Continues2014-05-03 17:36:35http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1227 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Syria’s Conflict Continues" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_18576745135364e8a012919_01-05.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1227" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The ongoing crisis in Syria is still among top news. Many actions have been taken in order to help participants to solve the problem but these are fruitless until foreign parties don&rsquo;t let Syrian people decide about their future. The fragile process in Syria still waiting for a solution which is becoming more and more difficult as time passes. In this episode we spotlight the latest events in Syria with Dr. Ziad Al Hafez, political analyst.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Saudi Arabia Siding Top Officials2014-04-28 11:03:56http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1212 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Saudi Arabia Siding Top Officials" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_983771848535df551b0e8e_24-04.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1212" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Opposition sources in Saudi Arabia clarified that the countries Minister in foreign affairs will be removed from his post following the removal of the Saudi spy chief Badnar Bin Soltan. In this episode we talked about how such changes among the monarchies can affect the pattern of Heifa in Syria amid a mere achievement made by the Syrian army in the ground. The host, Farah Atoui, was joined by Dr. Maher Salloum, political analyst.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Terrorism in Iraq before Elections2014-04-19 12:05:59http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1196 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Terrorism in Iraq before Elections" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_534600065535226af017da_17-04.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1196" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> On the 11th anniversary of the fall of the Iraqi capital during the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein several bomb blasts occurred across the country leaving hundreds dead. When will the bloodshed end in Iraq and when will end the trial sedition in the country and to what extend is the neighboring country, Syria, affecting Iraq? Who benefits more from tensions in Iraq? These questions are answered in this program in discussion with one of the finest political analysts, Alberto Garcia.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Egypt Turmoil2014-04-13 13:36:50http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1179 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Egypt Turmoil" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_158554228534a52d67d4a8_10-04.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1179" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Egypt is to hold presidential election in May, ten month after the army collapsed the Islamist leader, Mohammad Mursi.<br /> In this version of Middle East we focused on the Egypt&rsquo;s presidential election. What would be the result and what would this election resolve the situation in Egypt?<br /> This and a lot more have been discussed with our political analyst, Redwan Rizk.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Turkey in Midst of Fire2014-04-05 12:37:16http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1165 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Turkey in Midst of Fire" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_1929562988533fb952ba6a7_03-04.jpg" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1165" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> This episode of the program is about the latest conditions in Turkey. What&rsquo;s next for Turkey after the latest election? Will Turkey society and politics endure a painful consolidation face over the next year as it is said? What will be reaction of the United States and the European Union over Erdogan&rsquo;s stances?<br /> Our expert, Dr. Kamel Wazne, answered these questions.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Yabrud; Negative or Positive Victory2014-03-22 19:30:53http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1136 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Yabrud; Negative or Positive Victory" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_1547821906532da50acad7b_20-03.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1136" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Syrian army was successful in regaining the control of Yabrud. According to military officials retaking Yabrud will have direct effect on the security in Lebanon. How did the Syrian army take control of Yabrud, and is it true that the conflict between the so-called free Syrian army and their supporters was essential in the operations and which made it a success?<br /> Our guest, General Elias Farhat, explains more about the situation in Qalamun and Yabrud.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- PGCC Dispute2014-03-15 17:32:23http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1120 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- PGCC Dispute" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_154326622553245b3596214_13-03.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1120" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> In this episode of Spotlight Middle East we have had the chance to talk with Dr. Maher Salloum, political analyst, around the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- "Qalamun: The Great Battle"2014-03-08 14:43:08http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1099 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- "Qalamun: The Great Battle"" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_1927834198531afac11fb63_30-01.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1099" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The Syrian army advances in Qalamun, the Syrian foreign-backed opposition&rsquo;s deals with US officials under the table, and the effect of a neighboring country, Lebanon, have been discussed in this episode of our program with our expert, Dr. Mohsen Saleh.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Will a Unity Government Save Lebanon?2014-03-01 12:32:56http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1080 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Will a Unity Government Save Lebanon?" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_18913586905311a1ae9d0d4_27-02.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1080" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> After 10 months of political deadlock in Lebanon the 24 members of National Union government have been announced. The new cabinet includes a wide range of political groups. But this formation was not able to stop two suicide car bombs targeted an Iranian cultural center in Beirut last week, killing more than 10 people. The formation of Lebanese government, bombings and terrorist attacks in Lebanon, and a lot more have been covered in this show with our expert, Redwan Rizk.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- Lebanese Government2014-02-22 15:09:53http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1065 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- Lebanese Government" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_120290816853088bc73c359_20-02.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1065" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> The Lebanese government at last has been announced after 10 months. The announcement of formation of the Lebanese government came days after the Lebanese army arrested the Abbas Naeem, the terrorist who is said to be linked to al-Qaeda. The links between those two incidents happening in Lebanon and the formation of the Lebanese government have been discussed in this episode of Spotlight Middle East. Our expert in this program was Dr. Ibrahim Moussawi, political analyst.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middl East- The Second Round of Geneva II2014-02-17 13:31:28http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1051 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middl East- The Second Round of Geneva II" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_12470363295301dcf5cb73a_13-02.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1051" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition reconvened last Monday as the second round of the Geneva 2 talks began. Last month first round of talks ended inconclusively on January 31 amid sharp differences between representatives from the Syrian government and the so called Syrian National coalition. The second round of Geneva 2 talks, save the Syrians from the bloodshed and the crisis ongoing inside Syria are headlines of this episode of Spotlight Middle East with our political expert, General Hisham Jaber.</p></p><br/> <hr /> Spotlight Middle East- State of Security Chaos in Lebanon2014-02-09 12:01:31http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1035 <img alt="Spotlight Middle East " title="Spotlight Middle East- State of Security Chaos in Lebanon" src="http://english.sahartv.ir/media/thumbnails/XXL_117841471052f73cd39243a_06-02.JPG" border="0" /> <a href="http://english.sahartv.ir/video/1035" target="_blank"></a> <p><p> Another explosion hit the Lebanese capital Beirut. Explosions one after another state security chaos and the Lebanese Government is still not formed. On the other hand the Syrian unrest continues and sectarian massacres are being committed. Some foreign and Arab countries still insist in support Jihadists in Syria and Lebanon.<br /> The situation in Lebanon, the way to solve the crisis, and the failure to Geneva 2 talks have been discussed in this episode of program with our expert General Elias Farhat.</p></p><br/> <hr />