By Mohammad Pourgholami
Leader of the Islamic Revolution has issued a message on the occasion of Hajj rituals where he has used a Quranic term to describe the ruling Saudi family. The term used is ‘evil progeny,’ rendered in different translations of the verse as ‘accursed tree,’ when it reads “When We said to you, ‘Indeed your Lord comprehends all mankind,’ We did not appoint the vision that We showed you except as a test for the people and the tree cursed in the Qur??n. We deter them, but it only increases them in great rebellion.” (17:60) The verse relates a dream by the Prophet (AS).
By Mehdi Firouzan
Is the source of the belief that Imam Moussa Sadr is still alive an instinct and emotional hunch or is it based on logic and logical thinking?
By: Mehdi Zare
The earthquake of 24 August 2016 in Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2 which claimed over 290 lives, might be an evidence for the vulnerability of our world in the 21st century.
By Heydar Soheyli Isfahani
Has the final countdown begun to end the conflict?
Russia’s official recognition of Yemen’s “Supreme Political Council”, which is comprised of a coalition between the Ansarullah (Houthi) movement and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress Party, was a major blow to the House of Saud and Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who claims to be the Yemeni president.
By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran
In today’s world of regional conflict and disaster, more than 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance simply in order to survive.
By Jamshid Parchizadeh
Nowadays specific symbolic days are celebrated in order to increase the awareness of the public to preserve animal species across the globe. In this article, I am going to describe briefly the importance of these symbolic days for the conservation of fauna.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently accused the United States of “obstructing and damaging Iran’s economic relations with other countries” — in spite of the nuclear deal. This was proof, he said, of America’s “lack of commitment” to its promises, making further talks on regional issues a “deadly poison” that Iran must avoid.
By Mohsen Mohammadi MA in Finance from Imperial College London Business School
Like any other opened up economy, the Iranian economy- recently relieved from sanctions - has been tried to be penetrated in the past few months. There is no argument that the second economy of the Middle East with around 80 million population which has been neglected for the past ten years in the current competitive business environment is hard to pass. Thanks to the lack of business infrastructure, hotels have turned into a shared office in the past few months with businessmen with the same aim: Having a slice of Iran pie.
By Mahmood Khaghani
Since my mother is an Azeri, Azerbaijan is literally in my blood. In fact the Islamic Republic of Iran views the people of Azerbaijan as brothers rather than simply as friends and neighbours. I was therefore genuinely pleased to accept the kind invitation of the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment, ADA University to visit Baku to address their 10th Baku Summer Energy School on the subject of Iran's Caspian Perspective.
France has unfortunately been the epicenter for two terrorism-related events in recent weeks. The tragic truck attack in Nice, which received international attention, and a rally recently held in Paris by a notorious Iranian opposition group — the “Mujahedin-e Khalq,” or MEK, which for years has committed acts of terrorism against Iran. While it might not be immediately evident, there is a connection between the events — the groups behind them have been accused of atrocities and have historical ties to Saudi Arabia.
By Mahmood Khaghani
The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia.
Heydar Soheyli Isfahani
Some 20 years ago when I first translated to Persian a book about the activities of Israeli lobbies in various state bodies in the United States, including Congress, many readers found it amazing and unbelievable the devotion of many congressmen to Tel Aviv’s policies and interests.
By: Matin Moslem
You are totally free to find any justification for better understanding what has come down as “wishing for the separation of the U.S. from Europe”. Although this is a quite dreamy wish, the preliminary assessments show that this is not bound only to mere freedom. Any explanation should be founded on realities. This is a philosophical and historical challenge between hard facts and optimal wishes which the pragmatic politics of the 20th century has not been able to overcome.
By Matin Moslem
British Prime Minister David Cameron paid for his 2015 political gambling debt and now with selfishness and egotism he is trying to play the blame game. He is blaming others for the hefty cost.
By: Prof. Mahmood Monshipouri
Uncertainty has become the new normal and the overarching theme of the twenty-first century. Since the June 23, 2016, British referendum on the European vote, markets in both Great Britain and the United States have plunged over the uncertainty. The United States lost more than $100 billion in only one day. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has presented a big test for the rest of the world, as the implications of this vote will likely go beyond merely financial or legal consequences, involving political and diplomatic issues such as the emergence of new economic relationships, a changing balance of power, and the resurgence of new forms of nationalism and localized rather than international ideologies.
By M.A. Saki
HANGZHOU, China - In terms of natural scenery, Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province in southeast China, is a very beautiful city. Some consider it the most beautiful city in China.
By M.A. Saki
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as a Eurasian bloc, is seeking to strengthen confidence and neighborly relations among member countries and promote cooperation in politics, trade, economy, energy, and transportation.
By Matin Moslem
Excepting that the terrorist attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States is claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group is ludicrous.
By Matin Moslem
In a recent article appearing on the Huffington Post website, Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and nuclear negotiator, has reasoned that “the relationship between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is on a dangerous trajectory and risks leading to direct confrontation.”
By Payman Yazdani
TEHRAN - Gary Sick, a U.S. academic and analyst of Middle East affairs who served on the U.S. National Security Council, says a report by the BBC Persian that Ayatollah Khomeini relayed messages to President Jimmy Carter before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 is riddled with “factual errors”.