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  • Martin Love Yesterday 11:43

    By Martin Love

    Can U.S. government do without friends in long run? No

    Iran’s neighbor, Turkey, with a population almost as large as Iran’s is suffering some of the same economic problems that Iran is suffering: a currency that has fallen precipitously against the “almighty” U.S. dollar, much higher inflation, and in Turkey’s case debt rating downgrades by the likes of the debt rating agencies (those with the most clout based in the U.S.), calls for the Turkish authorities to bend over to Western financial authorities and institutions, to borrow money from the IMF and well, you know, lose gobs of their sovereignty.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/08/19

    By: Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. faces isolation in global community by sanctioning Iran

    TEHRAN -The recent statement of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani regarding isolation of the U.S. due to its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, seems to become more relevant with every passing day as obvious from the actions of BRICS, EU and other countries like Turkey.

  • Mohammed bin Zayed 2018-08-15 11:47

    By Yosra Bakhakh

    Mohamad bin Zayed, Zionist culprit in Mid-East

    The Arab media announced a meeting of a United Arab Emirates top security delegation with Tel Aviv officials late last week. The UAE delegation was led by Mahmoud al-Shamsi, head of the UAE's intelligence agency. He was accompanied by four other Emirati security personnel.

  • حمله هوایی به صعده یمن 2018-08-13 11:34

    By Nima Chitsaz

    Colorful dreams end; will world finally react to Saudi carnage in Yemen?

    Innocent children soaked in their blood uttered their last words searching for their brothers, classmates and friends. The children hopelessly cry for their parents but to no avail. Taking their last breaths and still not knowing they are coming to the end of their precious lives the school boys are deeply shocked, their life supposed to be full joy and happiness.

  • در این جنایت وحشیانه که صبح پنجشنبه رخ داد اتوبوس حامل دانش آموزان یمنی در ضحیان واقع در استان مرزی صعده هدف حمله جنگنده های سعودی قرار گرفت که براثر آن بیش از 40 دانش آموز بی گناه شهید و بیش از 50 تن دیگر زخمی شدند. منابع پزشکی از احتمال افزایش تعداد شهدای این جنایت خبر دادند. 2018-08-12 12:12

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    When dollar means more than lives of Yemeni children

    The Saudi regime has committed yet another war crime in Yemen and this one is particularly horrendous.

  • Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy? 2018-08-11 12:14

    By Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy?

    Now that the hurly burly of elections is done, it is time for the new government led by Imran Khan to translate words into action and lay the foundation of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (new Pakistan). As top-notch experts have already said, the biggest test for the cricketer-turned-politician is economy. Pakistan’s economy is in bad shape, and there are already talks about the country approaching International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

  • Taliban 2018-08-09 12:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Talks’ between Taliban and U.S. an exercise in futility

    If reports in the Afghan and international media are to be believed, the first round of ‘preliminary talks’ between the U.S. and the Taliban were held last week in Doha.

  • “White Helmets”, under pretext of human rights support terrorism, Zionism 2018-08-08 11:53

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    “White Helmets”, under pretext of human rights support terrorism, Zionism

    TEHRAN - A few days ago, the Zionist regime officially announced that 800 members of the White Helmets and their families were transferred from areas under the control of the Syrian opposition to the occupied territories.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/07

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Will Pakistan, Iran open new chapter in their relationship?

    TEHRAN - As Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan gets ready to take oath as the new prime minister of Pakistan, pundits are keen to see what his foreign policy will be. A populist leader, his election campaign focused majorly on domestic issues and the fight against institutional corruption.

  • Trump
2018-08-06 11:20

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Europe and Trump's riddle

    TEHRAN - The European Union is still confused by the United States and Donald Trump's behaviors as President of this drawer. On the other hand, the White House sends Europe to Europe with dual parallelism and paradoxal flow.

  • Professor Khawar Qureshi QC 2018-08-03 13:20

    By Professor Khawar Qureshi QC, McNair Chambers international lawyers

    Iran versus U.S. at the ICJ

    On 16 July 2018 Iran instituted proceedings against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) following the decision of the United State to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and impose sanctions and restrictive measures targeting Iran and its nationals, and Iranian companies, a step criticized by the other parties to the Plan.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/02

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Can Pakistan’s new PM resolve the Kashmir issue?

    TEHRAN -After his thumping victory in Pakistan general elections, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, known for his articulateness and razor-sharp political acumen, delivered a lengthy speech, outlining his vision for Pakistan, his foreign policy and how he plans to combat the scourge of corruption. He also spoke about his desire to improve ties with India and resolve the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.

  • Terrorism 2018-07-31 12:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. anti-narcotics campaign in Afghanistan a big disaster

    TEHRAN - The protracted war in Afghanistan has many convoluted dimensions and needless to say the foreign invaders have failed in almost every way. Their engagement in the war-ravaged country has only wreaked havoc, brought misery to the people and emboldened insurgent groups to carry out deadly strikes across the country.

  • Martin Love 2018-07-29 13:41

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. has become a threat to itself, too…

    I can’t help but imagine what a glorious world we might have were there to be accord between the U.S. and Iran, and if not actual accord, at least a Middle East where the U.S. treats each country in the region individually and equally, determining policies and initiatives and even criticism in a two-way give and take, the critique based solely on whether any actor is pursuing their own foreign policies with an aim to rid the region of violence and focus on beneficial, mutual trade and better relations.

  • U.S. 2018/07/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by America

    “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It comes as no surprise that the propagandistic approach is adopted by governments generally, and by their instruments in totalitarian states.”

  • Kim wookjin 2018-07-25 14:53

    By Kim Wookjin, Iran expert at KOTRA Tehran office

    Learning about Iran: A supreme pleasure

    TEHRAN - It has been already five years since I first step onto very unfamiliar land, Iran. Back in August, 2013, I began my governmental service in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I did not know anything about Iran then. It was literally ‘the unknown world’ to me.

  • محمد نهاوندیان 2018-07-22 09:51

    By Mohammad Nahavandian

    American unilateralism and the world crisis

    1. Friday, July 6, marked the anniversary of signing the Bayonet Constitution in Hawaii of the late 19th century.

  • Iran oil 2018-07-21 10:31

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Germany asks India to resist U.S. pressure, continue buying oil from Iran

    In a direct rebuke to the United States, Germany has urged India not to buckle under the U.S. pressure and continue buying oil from Iran.

  • Afghanistan
2018-07-19 12:54

    By Syed Zafar Mahdi

    Afghan-owned peace process only solution to war in Afghanistan

    America’s top military commander in Afghanistan, John Nicholson sent regional observers into a tizzy with his comments on Monday that the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban. He later retracted his statement, apparently under pressure, saying his words were“mischaracterized.”

  • Martin Love 2018-07-18 12:44

    By Martin Love

    Let’s hope Ocasio-Cortez has real guts

    A comely 28 year old restaurant employee with a Latin name and background from the Bronx, New York City, knocks off the multi term Congressman in a primary election who may ultimately have become the Democratic Party leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, displacing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (who really is no leader at all). This is heady stuff, and she arrived on the political scene with a slate of progressive ideas, including calls for an end to U.S. warmongering and universal healthcare for all citizens.

  • trump
2018-07-17 11:14

    By Batool Subeiti

    Together against Trump and his dangerous policies

    LONDON - Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of London on Friday to protest against the visiting ‘megalomaniac’ president of the United States.

  • Afghanistan - Pakistan 2018/07/17

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    The curious case of Afghanistan-Pakistan shaky relationship

    A few weeks ago, at an event in Kabul, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani remarked that an agreement had been reached with Pakistan on rooting out terrorism and extremism in the region. The announcement, after a flurry of accusations and counter-accusations in recent years, brought cheer to many peaceniks who have grown weary of war, death and destruction.

  • Palestinian resistance fighters 2018-07-16 11:40

    By Ramin Hussain Abadian

    Zionist carnage in Gaza continues

    Zionist regime's fighter jets have conducted a series of fresh raids against the Palestinian resistance forces and the defenseless people of the Gaza Strip. According to media reports, so far, a number of Palestinians have been martyred following the attacks.

  • Hezbullah 2018-07-16 11:16

    Sondoss Al Asaad

    12 years and the victory still echoes

    It was the 12th of July 2006, when the Hezbullah resistance arrested 3 Zionist soldiers, in order to exchange them and free its own arrested soldiers and other Lebanese citizens from the Zionist prisons. At the very beginning, only the Lebanese occupied Shibaa Farms were expected to be the zone of confront. However, the Zionist entity had already decided to fire its preprepared aggressive assault on Lebanon.

  • Sheikh Isa Qassim 2018-07-15 11:13

    Sondoss Al Asaad

    Bahrain's Ayatollah Qassim Treated in London

    On Monday, 9 July 2018, Bahrain’s, 80-year-old, top spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday and was immediately taken to hospital to receive primary medical treatment, by specialised doctors. Ayatollah Qassim's health had deteriorated ever since the government have stripped his citizenship and stormed his domicile in 23 May 2017, and placed him under house arrest.

  • سفیر چین 2018-07-14 10:39

    By Pang Sen, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Facts and figures about Xinjiang of China

    Due to its important role in China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) has attracted much attention. Not infrequently, praises, along with misunderstanding and western media’s distortion are intertwined in the press. It is necessary to present a real and true picture about the region to facilitate a better understanding of Xinjiang.

  • Afghanistan 2018/07/12

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After 17 years of ‘wasted effort’ in Afghanistan, no lessons learnt by U.S.

    After nearly 17 years of war, chaos, mayhem, misery, death and destruction, the United States is seeking peace negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • Saudi Arabia, the UAE footprint in Eritrea, Ethiopia rapprochement 2018-07-11 10:47

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Saudi Arabia, the UAE footprint in Eritrea, Ethiopia rapprochement

    TEHRAN - The reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eretria after 20 years is top news in the African continent.

  • Rohingya 2018-07-08 11:52

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Global response to Rohingya crisis astonishingly slow

    In the crammed and dingy refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya refugees are currently languishing in impoverished conditions, women who were gang-raped by Burmese security forces nearly 10 months ago are now giving birth to babies.

  • Iran 2018/07/05

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Iran’s nuclear program and West’s blatant double standards

    A few weeks ago, new nuclear enrichment facility was inaugurated at Natanz, which will be producing centrifuges, while operating within the limits of the nuclear deal. The facility’s construction had begun even before the 2015 nuclear deal was inked, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi informed, expressing hope that the first old-generation centrifuges will roll out in a month’s time.