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Brij Sharma

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Brij Sharma is an Indian journalist and editor based in Bahrain. Brij tells us the interesting stories we don’t usually hear from the middle east country.

Checkmating Iran’s Threats to Block Oil Flow via Hormuz

It's not the first time Iran has threatened to block the shipping routes via the Strait of Hormuz to restrict the movement of oil...

Iran Finally Feels Heat of Trump Sanctions

It's official now. The ayatollahs' bluff that the Iranian ship was steering steadily has been called out by the International Monetary Fund which predicted...

Is Iran Listening to Bahrain Call to Be More Responsible?

At the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, Bahrain's Foreign Minister made yet another forceful plea to achieve lasting peace and...

Iran-Created ‘Bahrain Hezbollah’ Put in the Dock

Despite the US sanctions and repeated warnings to stop meddling in the affairs of other states, Iranian big-wigs seem to be in no...

Bahrain Concern Over Iran-Backed Terror Plots

While on the surface life in Bahrain seems quiet and normal and Molotov-hurling mobs of thugs and tyre-burning terrorists who tended to create mayhem...

And Pray, Why Are N-Weapons Priority for Iran?

If a nation had a billion dollars and its people on edge as they faced rising costs of living, a currency falling in value...

Rouhani Losing His Way in Iranian Maze

Iran is on edge and quite clearly so are its destiny deciders. And it is a mark of its President Hassan Rouhani's confusion in...

Iran Blows Hot and Cold as Sanctions Take Effect

There seems to be no evidence of any rational, coherent, cogent or well-thought-out strategy chalked out by Iran to counter the US sanctions, the...

Show of Bravado Bound to Choke and Bleed Iran

Iran has been teetering on the edge of deep unrest if not anarchy since late last year when sporadic and spontaneous demonstrations and rallies...

It Needed a Trump to Call Rouhani’s Bluff

"Death to America" and slogans in a similar vein are the hallmark of the Iranian landscape. The flag-waving processionists walking down Tehran's boulevards shout...

U.K. Rights Report Rightly Supportive of Bahrain

The US has left the UN Human Rights Council alleging that its skewed reports tend to upbraid certain countries which try their best to...

Qatar Vainly Trying to Buy Truth and Goodwill

The Qatari regime is desperate. It can be noticed on the face of the Qatar Emir on a US visit. He sits on a...

Iran Ties Itself in Knots Over Threat to Block Maritime Oil...

Being loudmouth is not unprecedented in the case of Iranian leaders. Over the decades they have, in all seriousness, threatened to destroy America, to...

UN Report on Bahrain by Outgoing Human Rights Official ‘Shameful’

Bahrain feels outraged by the unwarranted and scurrilous remarks made against the country by the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad...

Iran on the Loose Is as Much a Danger as on...

American President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal Iran had signed with the West in the days of Barack Obama in return...

No Glimmer of Hope in Qatar-Quartet Relations?

As the first anniversary of the soured relations between the maverick Qatar and four Arab countries collectively known as the Arab Qatar-Quartet approaches,...

Khamenei’s Hollow Riposte to Trump Card

Iran has never been known to respond to American pronouncements judiciously. Its politicians, presidents, mullahs and ayatollahs begin to behave like highly-strung and distraught...

Will Trump Warning to Qatar Do the Trick?

US President Donald Trump has fixed and nixed North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's machinations. He has sprung a surprise on Iran on the...

Bahrain and Neighbours Have Reason to Back Trump on Iran

US President Donald Trump has pulled his country out of the five-nation nuclear deal with Iran, signed in the days when Barack Obama lived...

Qatar Playing With Fire Says US Defense Expert

Qatar seems to be living in a cloud cuckoo land where harbouring and funding terrorists and their outfits is considered a noble cause and...

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