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.
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.
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.
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’s nuclear work. The new deadline is now March the 1st, 2015, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July the 1st.
This version of Center Stage is about the important meetings about Iran's nuclear program and what's happened around it.
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.
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?
In this show we asked Dr. Mohammad Hassan Khani and Dr. Zafar Bangash join us to discuss the role of US in terrorism in the region.
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.
In this show we have two top analysts: Dr. Rahmat Haji Mine, Professor of international relations and politics, and professor Pierre Dortiguier, a renowned French political analyst and professor emeritus of University of Toulouse.
Haider al-Abadi was appointed on Monday as Iraq’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’s asking is whether Iraq can stop the group, which is too extreme even for Al-Qaeda.
In this program we asked two top experts, Professor Asgarkhani and Qasim al-Hashimi, to ask our questions about the situation in Iraq.
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.
While ceasefire has made tensions calm in Gaza, it’s fair to say that civilians in the world’s biggest open-air prison have nowhere to go for safety.
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.
The Israeli military’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’ll be getting insights from our two top guests, Dr. Rahmat Haji Mine and Dr. Ahmad Al-Hashimi.
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.
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.
This is the subject tacked in this episode of Center Stage.