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The Current Status of Economy in Pakistan

By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog Official data released by the Government of Pakistan is encouraging very much. It shows an increase in foreign remittances, an increase in agri-produce, especially wheat, which is a staple food in Pakistan, and the GDP growth is projected at 3.9 percent, etc. All economic indicators seem satisfactory. If the data is accurate, we must congratulate the government and rank high achiever under COVID-19

Hamas’ Leader in Gaza: ‘All our thanks goes to Iran for its total support’

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/hamas-leader-in-gaza-all-our-thanks-goes-to-iran-for-its-total-support/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf_Q–zp-lk Description: In a recent press conference, Yahya Sinwar, the leader of the Hamas movement in Gaza, said that ‘all thanks goes to Iran for its total support’ for his group and ‘the other Palestinian resistance factions’. Sinwar further explained that Iran provided Hamas and the other Palestinian factions every form of support and aid that it possibly could throughout the years, and that this enabled the

Apartheid vs. Apartheid in the time of ‘wokeness’

By Remote Writer for the Saker Blog Whose Apartheid is/was the worst? This analysis will focus on the severity of South Africa’s Apartheid and will touch on other forms of Apartheid too.  This article is motivated by The Saker’s call for action in seeking out the Truth, in his recent article: “Woke insanity: why is there so little pushback?!” Before we proceed to South Africa, the following question is posed:

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s video address to the Sixth International Conference Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era, Moscow, June 1, 2021

https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4759576 Mr Wang Yi, Mr Ivanov, Colleagues, friends, The further development of strategic partnership with China is one of our  top priorities. It is stipulated in the Foreign Policy Concept, which President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved in November 2016. We are grateful to our colleagues from the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) for organising a regular, sixth joint conference. We regard it

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/06/01 … Open Thread

2021/06/01 02:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

It’s a Nikolai Patrushev-Yang Jiechi world

As Sino-Russo-Iranophobia dissolves in sanctions and hysteria, mapmakers carve the post-unilateral order By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times It’s the Nikolai Patrushev-Yang Jiechi show – all over again. These are the two players running an up and coming geopolitical entente, on behalf of their bosses Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Last week, Yang Jiechi – the director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs

The EUs Eastern Periphery

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog We’ll start with the 10 per capita poorest countries in Eastern Europe. In rank order. Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Moldova – GDP US$7,272.00 Ukraine – GDP US$9,249.00 Kosovo –GDP US$11,348.00 Albania – GDP US$13,364.00 Bosnia and Herzegovina – GDP US$14,624.00 Republic of Macedonia – GDP US$16,349.00 Serbia – GPD US17,345.00 Montenegro – GDP US$20,690.00 Bulgaria – GDP US$21,690.00 Romania – GDP US$28,206.00 Figures

Sitrep: Here Comes China: Buried lies & betrayals – Viruses, Nukes – and a Plasma sun

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial and geopolitical commentary by Amarynth. Geopolitics The expectation expressed by Russia and China is that the US is no longer stable and is becoming dysfunctional and a bigger problem than what is worth to prop up. A retreat, a crash, or a type of retrenchment from the world is imminent.

President Bashar al-Assad wins Syrian presidential elections in a landslide!

You probably did not hear about it, at least in Zone A, but Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad has just won the Syrian Presidential election with over 95% of the vote and a participation of 78% (you can read about it on the webpage of the Syrian information agency SANA here: http://sana.sy/en/). This is a HUGE defeat for both the USA and, even more so, Israel. See some photographs of

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/05/28 … Open Thread

2021/05/28 15:00:07Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Peace in the Middle East is a prerequisite for Global Peace.

By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog Without going into history, how the Jewish State of Israel was created in the middle of the Arab World (Muslim World), let’s focus on the current issues and find a solution. As long as it was recognized by the United Nations in 1948, we have to accept this reality; either one likes it or not. The irony is that, since 1948, Israel kept

To Believe and to Hope

Foreword by the Saker: today it is my great pleasure to introduce you all to Faina Savenkova, a young lady from Novorussia whose writings are steadily gaining recognition.  I asked Faina to put in her own words how it feels to live under constant Ukronazi artillery strikes and sniper fire.  The result is for you to discover below, along with a mini bio of Faina herself.  But we had another

Nasrallah: Future violation of al-Quds will trigger regional war with Resistance Axis

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-future-violation-of-al-quds-will-trigger-regional-war-with-resistance-axis/ Description: Following the latest round of fighting between Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the ‘Axis of Resistance’ ought to establish a new equation: ‘(future Israeli violation of) al-Quds equals regional war’. Source: Spot Shot (YouTube)  Date: 25 May, 2021 (Help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah:

Orwellian Italy 2021

By Postfataresurgo for the Saker Blog Francesca Totolo is a journalist and a writer based in Milan, and makes no mystery of her political affiliations. She had a rude awakening one morning at 06.30 am when her home was stormed by an antiterrorist unit of Carabinieri with a search warrant, who seized her PC and cell phone and forced her to follow them at their heardquarters where she learned her

The Iranian presidential shocker

The undisputed leader of the tightly vetted pack is soft hardliner Ebrahim Raeisi, the Islamic Republic’s Chief Justice by Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times When Iran’s Interior Ministry released on Tuesday the final list of candidates approved by the 12-member Guardian Council to run for President in the upcoming June 18 election, all hell was breaking loose in Tehran for at least 24 hours.

Palestine: Hamas defeats Israel

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Just like in 2006, when both Ehud Olmert and George Bush declared that the “invincible IDF” had, yet again, achieved a “glorious victory” and the entire Middle-East almost died laughing hearing this ridiculous claim, today both the US and Israeli propaganda machine have declared another “glorious” victory for the “Jewish state of Israel” cum “sole democracy in the Middle-East”. And, just like

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/05/25 … Open Thread

2021/05/25 03:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

On Medicine and Dr. Knock

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker Blog However it might be varnished by imagination or sophistry, the Covid pandemic is one of the most extraordinary phenomena of our times – but it is also the culmination of a mode of thought gradually developed through a long historical gestation. For what originally was (and still is), the natural and necessary need for assistance by him who is sick or in pain,

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