Alwaght | News & Analysis Website

Editor's Choice

News

Most Viewed

Day Week Month

In Focus

Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989
New node

New node

Map of  Latest Battlefield Developments in Syria and Iraq on

ReportsAndArticles

alwaght.net
70 Taliban Militants Killed as Afghan Army Attacks Helmand
News

70 Taliban Militants Killed as Afghan Army Attacks Helmand

Monday 12 October 2020
Afghan army attacked a group of Taliban militants in Helmand, killing tens of them and detaining the group’s local governor .
alwaght.net
All in Hariri’s Favor; Good Fortune or a Plot?
Analysis

All in Hariri’s Favor; Good Fortune or a Plot?

Wednesday 14 October 2020 ،
Alwaght- The explosion in Beirut, like a deafening slap in the face of the country’s political upheaval, has weighed heavily on the country which has been in crisis for years. The resignation of the new government of Hassan Diab, the beginning of a new round of conflict between the political groups of the country over the formation of the cabinet, the downturn of the economic outlook and the intensification of foreign interventions that have not yet fully revealed their effects has come to Lebanon becoming a country with multiple identities causing disagreements towards its national interests. Lebanon’s historical past has shown that the grand deal for the new engineering of power in its identity mosaic has inevitably crossed the crisis line, such as The Taif Agreement in the 1990s to shape the government after a bloody 15-year civil war, or the assassination of Rafiq Hariri in 2006 which led to the Syrian army departing the country. The discussion that can be focused on regarding the Beirut port explosion can be noted as unexplained and suspicious due to questions of the case remaining unanswered, and the existence of signs of a possible sabotage, can be defined to such an extent that actors behind the scenes have been involved in the employment of this devastating tragedy.
alwaght.net
Rahmon Fifth Term Victory Amid Tajikistan Economic Troubles
Analysis

Rahmon Fifth Term Victory Amid Tajikistan Economic Troubles

Wednesday 14 October 2020 ،
The country held its presidential elections and President Rahmon was elected for fifth term, though prospects of economic betterment remain dim.
alwaght.net
Saudi Arabia Fails to Joining Human Rights Council
News

Saudi Arabia Fails to Joining Human Rights Council

Wednesday 14 October 2020 ،
Saudi Arabia has failed in its attempt to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, winning only 90 votes out of 193 ballots possible to be able to join the 47-nation council.
alwaght.net
Erbil-Baghdad Deal Regarding Sinjar; Serious Doubts Over Agreement
Analysis

Erbil-Baghdad Deal Regarding Sinjar; Serious Doubts Over Agreement

Wednesday 14 October 2020 ،
Alwaght- On October 9, 2020, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq agreed on the administration of the city of Sinjar. Representatives of the two sides agreed to end the presence of PKK (The Kurdistan Workers’ Party-Kurdish militant and political organization) and other armed groups in and around Sinjar at a meeting attended by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG). The two sides also agreed to restore stability and normalize the situation in the city. Also at the meeting, al-Kadhimi stressed the need to finalize an agreement on administrative and security issues in Sinjar, saying that this would facilitate and accelerate the return of displaced persons to Sinjar.
alwaght.net
Hezbollah, Amal Oppose Lebanese Team’s Makeup in Demarcation Talks with Israel
News

Hezbollah, Amal Oppose Lebanese Team’s Makeup in Demarcation Talks with Israel

Wednesday 14 October 2020 ،
Amal and Hezbollah movements of Lebanon announced their disagreement with the makeup of the delegation tasked with negotiating the country’s southern border demarcation with Israeli regime.
alwaght.net
Russia to Retaliate EU sanctions over Navalny Case: Lavrov
News

Russia to Retaliate EU sanctions over Navalny Case: Lavrov

Wednesday 14 October 2020 ،
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow will respond in kind against European Union sanctions over the case of Alexei Navalny, who is known as the Russian opposition leader.
alwaght.net
Samir Geagea Seeking Scorched Earth Strategy In Lebanon
Analysis

Samir Geagea Seeking Scorched Earth Strategy In Lebanon

Thursday 15 October 2020 ،
The former warlord raised his tone against Hezbollah by threatening an armed confrontation, playing as a piece in the US-Saudi plan to press Hezbollah to disarm.
alwaght.net
Iran Warns against US, Israeli, Saudi Nuclear Threats to Global Security
News

Iran Warns against US, Israeli, Saudi Nuclear Threats to Global Security

Thursday 15 October 2020 ،
Iran expressed concerns about a return of the Cold War-era mentality, highlighting the nuclear threats posed by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia to the world’s security
alwaght.net
UAE at Heart of US Regional Strategy in Persian Gulf
Analysis

UAE at Heart of US Regional Strategy in Persian Gulf

Friday 16 October 2020 ،
Alwaght- Based on repeated claims by US and Israeli officials, the plan to normalize relations with the Zionist regime was supposed to continue rapidly and involve a large majority of the Arab world, however only UAE and Bahrain have normalized relations with Israel. No other Arab government has got involved in the normalization process, and so far it has come to an end, despite all the publicity that had been done in regard of it. This can be clearly seen from Trump’s appeal to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in order to persuade other Arab countries to normalize relations with the Israeli regime.
alwaght.net
Catholic Church: US Wants It A Trojan Horse In China
Analysis

Catholic Church: US Wants It A Trojan Horse In China

Friday 16 October 2020 ،
The US is campaigning to prevent extension of a deal between China and the Vatican as Church officials are not playing Washington game with China.
alwaght.net
US-Sponsored Kurdish Militias Release over 600 ISIS Terrorists in Syria’s Hasakah
News

US-Sponsored Kurdish Militias Release over 600 ISIS Terrorists in Syria’s Hasakah

Friday 16 October 2020 ،
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), US-backed Kurdish militants, have released hundreds of people who were arrested over collaboration with the ISIS terrorist group.
alwaght.net
New Clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh; US Blames Turkey for Making Situation Worse
News

New Clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh; US Blames Turkey for Making Situation Worse

Friday 16 October 2020 ،
Armenian and Azeri forces fought new clashes on Friday, defying hopes of ending nearly three weeks of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Turkey for inflaming the situation by arming the Azeris.
alwaght.net
As Karabakh Crisis Continues, Where Does Russia Stand?
Analysis

As Karabakh Crisis Continues, Where Does Russia Stand?

Saturday 17 October 2020 ،
Despite being Armenia allies, the Russians want, at least now, take a middle way, as they are engaged in other cases and want their policy focused.

Gallery

Photo

Film

Farmers in Poland are on the streets again to protest EU agricultural policies

Farmers in Poland are on the streets again to protest EU agricultural policies