In the fortnight since the Internet got switched back on in Iran, the ferocity of the crackdown on the recent demonstrations has become evident.
The Houthis in Yemen have ample motives and prior form in carrying out drone attacks in retaliation for the joint Saudi/Emirates onslaught against Yemen
Justice Minister Andrew Little has indicated that he will be taking a paper to Cabinet with the aim of repealing the prisoner voting ban. Good luck with that.
An extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders.
David Hisco’s nine years as CEO of ANZ (while his expense claims went by unbothered by board oversight) has been a weird echo of the nine years of social neglect by the previous National government.
Farm debt in New Zealand has exploded by 270% in the last 20 years, to around $63 billion.
The education sector looks like one of those games of American football where its hard to keep your eye on where the ball is… Neither side seems to have much of a plan for advancing to the end zone.
As it turns 40 years of age this week, Iran’s Islamic Revolution is experiencing a fullblown mid-life crisis.
No more money was supposedly available to resolve the nurses dispute. Yet in the wake of industrial action taken by the nurses, another $38 million has been found…
Saudi Arabia seems out of control
Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now Donald Trump has singled out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East?
Iran and the Trump administration are on a collision course over Iran’s testing of ballistic missiles.
A few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week
Visiting Israeli analyst Ehud Ya’ari on the emerging “Southern Front” in the Syrian civil war
An interview with new Labour leader, David Shearer
Chevron Oil and the mullahs in Teheran reveal just how much they have in common