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WikiLeaks: Malian President Addresses Diplomatic Corps on Northern Mali

Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure followed his annual formal New Year,s greeting to the diplomatic corps with a lengthy private discourse on the problems he is facing in the north of Mali… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Mali Government Released “Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb” Detainees

Malian newspaper l’Independant carried a front page news story stating that Mali’s Government released four AQIM detainees… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Malian Security Service Arrests Cheibani Ould Hama

Cheibani has been accused of various kidnappings and terrorist killings… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: El Baradei Returns to Cairo

More than 1,000 supporters converged on Cairo International airport to greet Mohamed ElBaradei… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Illegal Adoptions in Egypt

This is clearly a human rights case that affects Copts in Egypt. Sharia does not allow for adoption but this cannot apply to Christians… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: New Round of Muslim Brothers Arrests

The deputy leader of Egypt’s largest opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, was detained by security forces… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Egyptians Miffed Over Continuing Algerian Antagonism

Egyptian and foreign observers alike marveled at a level of nationalist fervor and mass mobilization rarely seen before… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: NDP Member Receives Warning for Meeting with Israeli Ambassador

The Press Syndicate issued a warning to a NDP member for violating its ban on contact with Israelis by meeting September 14 with the Israeli Ambassador in her office… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: U.S. Role in Abdulmalek Rigi Capture Suspected

Was Rigi captured by the Iranians in Afghanistan with crucial direct or indirect U.S. help… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Overview of 22 Bahman Protests Outside Tehran

The following provides an overview of February 11/22 Bahman opposition protests and official activities in several provincial Iranian cities… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Grand Ayatollah to Khameini: “Free Prisoners, Make Clear Break with ‘Fanatics'”

Ardebili reportedly scolded Khameini for being out of touch with the people… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: “Iran Can’t Go On Like This”

Most Baku Iran watcher contacts predict massive demonstrations in Tehran, and significant protests in Tabriz, Mashad, Isfahan, and some smaller cities… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Revolutionary Guard Chief of Staff Jafari slapped Ahmadinejad in the face

According to an Iranian opposition journalist and former political prisoner… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Child Malnutrition, Drug Use, Drug Labs, Afflict Urban Poor in Iran

Baku Iran Watcher met with a two Iranian NGO leaders who focus on children’s rights and drug addiction problems in poor areas on Tehran and other cities… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Iranian Exporter Discusses Regime Pressures, Smuggling Routes, and Iran Narcotics Problem

Iranian manufacturer and exporter said that he and other export/importers utilizing the Russia-Azerbaijan-Iran route and reverse are occasionally approached by known regime insiders or representatives of Iranian security for “help” in bringing in mis-labeled shipments into and out of Iran… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Iran’s Money Launderers, Sanctions-Busters, and Revolutionary Guard Money Makers

According to widespread rumor, many Iranians in Baku are involved full- or part-time in Iranian regime-related profit making, sanctions-busting, money laundering, and similar activities… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Israel Cannot Accept Nuclear Iran

Labor MK Ephraim Sneh sees military action against Iran’s nuclear program as only a last resort… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Israeli Intentions Regarding the Iranian Nuclear Program

Israel sees Iran as the primary threat to its security and sees the enrichment cycle as the “point of no return” for Tehran’s nuclear weapons program… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: China’s approach to Iran’s nuclear (weapons) program triggers concerns

China opposes expanded sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program according to leaked wikileaks cables… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: The Right of Return: What it Means in Jordan

The right of return for Palestinians is one of the issues at the heart of the debate… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Syria Denies Supplying Ballistic Missiles to Hizballah

Syrian Vice FM Miqdad flatly denying any Syrian role in the supply of weapons to Hizballah… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Syria’s Proxy War in Iraq

The Islamists in Seidnaya responsible for the riots were part of a cadre of inmates sent to Iraq sometime after 2003 to fight with the insurgency… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Syria Defends “Peaceful Objectives” against Israeli “Threats”

Syrian FM Muallim separately briefed Arab and European ambassadors on… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Outreach to Egyptian Democracy and Human Rights Activists

The US embassy in Cairo continues to actively support and promote democracy and human rights… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: frustration over the bread crisis, rising food prices and corruption leads to social unrest in Egypt

Rising global food prices are hitting Egypt’s poor hard and are the major contributor to… Continue reading

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