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  • حسین عسکری مشاور ملک عبدالله 2017-07-28 12:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    Persian Gulf Arab bloc is essentially finished: expert

    TEHRAN – A senior expert in Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University is of the view that the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, is “essentially finished”.

  • موسويان 2017-07-16 14:50

    Understanding Iranian threat perceptions

    A pervasive perception in US policy circles and among US allies is that Iran seeks hegemony in the Middle East. Israel and other regional states often claim that Iran wishes to "revive the Persian Empire." While such claims would be dismissed as farcical by any Iranian official, it is important to note that such sentiment lies at the root of the current standoff between Iran, its regional rivals and the United States.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2017/07/08

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Protest Paradox: On the futility of liberal “resistance” in the age of Trump

    “If the State authority is open to democratic influence, the demonstration will hardly be necessary; if it is not, it is unlikely to be influenced by an empty show of force containing no real threat.” —John Berger (1926–2017)

  • نادر انتصار 2017-07-07 13:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    Bin Salman's policies in line with Israel's regional foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - A Middle East expert from South Alabama University says the policies of Mohammed bin Salman, who was recently promoted to the position of crown prince, are in conformity with the Zionist regime’s foreign policy in the region.

  • Iraq 2017-07-02 08:36

    By: Amir A. Amirshekari

    Iraqi Kurdistan independence is illegal

    On 8 June 2017, Masoud Barzani the president of Iraqi Kurdistan called for a referendum for independence of the region on 25 September 2017.

  • علی اکبر صالحی رئیس سازمان انرژی اتمی 2017-06-23 14:18

    By Ali Akbar Salehi

    If the Iran deal is to survive, the West must change course

    Working to negotiate agreements with the west has been a mixed experience for Iran. Often, following some hard-won engagement, some western nations, whether distracted by shortsighted political motivations or the lucrative inducements of other regional actors, walk away and allow the whole situation to return to the status quo ante.

  • Mousavian 2017-06-18 13:07

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    This is why Iran should play a major role in the negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

    Since the advent of nuclear weapons, nations and grassroots movements across the world have sought to eliminate the risk they pose to life on Earth through nuclear prohibition and disarmament.

  • موسوی 2017-06-14 21:42

    By Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, D-8 Secretary General

    20 years of unique experiment in economic cooperation

    Twenty years ago, precisely on June 15, 1997, the Heads of States of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey came together for an exalted purpose and signed the Istanbul Declaration to establish the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. In light of the noble vision of Prof. Dr. Necmettin Erbakan, our Organization’s founding father, D-8 aimed to promote:

  • spotted owl 2017/06/12

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Spotted owls facing their nemesis

    Spotted owl upper parts are brown, colder and darker with white spots; dusky facial disc with broad white patch over and below the eyes, forming broad white spectacles, crown and nape finely spotted white. When perched, a broad white collar around the front of the neck is distinctive; under-parts strongly barred or spotted. Juveniles are gingery, with diffuse barring below. As mentioned before, spotted owls are crepuscular but frequently seen in daytime.

  • thylacine 2017/05/29

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dragged to extinction by dogs and cats

    The thylacine -a marsupial- was once prevalent across Australia and Tasmania. Today it seems that domestic dogs and other introduced animals have outcompeted the species. It was also persecuted by farmers and is now extinct, although there are continued reports of sightings but all are inauthentic.

  • ترامپ و ملک سلمان 2017-05-24 23:12

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    Trump’s Anti-Iranian Gambit

    President Trump’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was marked by ratcheting up his anti-Iranian rhetoric and a huge arms sale ($110 billion) to Saudi Arabia.  This massive infusion of military hardware and technology into the region raises many questions—not the least of which is what do the Saudis plan to do once having acquired such military might? 

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/05/24

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Iranian traditional medicine prioritizes health maintenance over treatment

    Overlooking Iranian traditional medicine, the most ancient medicine in the world, both nationwide and worldwide is what has deprived the country not only from introducing its primeval medical advances but its rich culture to the world.

  • Chinese-Ambassador.jpg 2017/05/22

    By H.E. PANG Sen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Iran

    The Silk Road: Glorious Past and Even Brighter Future

    Over 2,000 years ago, an official delegation sent by the Chinese Emperor arrived in this piece of land after an arduous long journey. The road he travelled was the original ancient Silk Road and ever since then, the two civilizations of China and Persia had been interlinked with each other.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017-05-17 08:31

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Temperaments determine your lifestyle

    The Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine emphatically gives prominence to each individual’s temperament - or to use the Persian equivalent ‘Mizaj’- as a determining and key factor in deciding one’s lifestyle.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/05/10

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Traditional medicine expounds on temperaments: Phlegmatic or melancholic

    TEHRAN — As explained in the previous articles each individual has a distinguishing temperament- or as well-known in the Persian term ‘Mizaj’- based on which people display distinctive physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2017-05-03 21:40

    By M.A. Saki

    Is Saudi crown prince in his own senses?

    Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday claimed that Iran is following an “extremist ideology” and seeking to take over the Muslim world.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/05/03

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Sanguine or choleric: Iranian traditional medicine defines

    In the Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine the excess or lack of body fluids (called “humors”) including blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm define four temperaments (Mizaj) of “sanguine”, “choleric”, “melancholic” and “phlegmatic” respectively.

  • Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine 2017/04/25

    By Mehdi Mirghazanfari Physiologist & traditional medicine specialist

    Correspond to your temperament, traditional medicine underlines

    TEHRAN — The Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine (hereafter called traditional medicine) specialists have classified everything comprising all objects, materials, states and even events by their Mizaj (temperament) with regard to kinetic energy (warmness) and fluidity (humidity).

  • Jose Graziano da Silva 2017-04-23 21:22

    By José Graziano da Silva, FAO director general

    Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

    People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017/04/22

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Turkey and its constitutional referendum: Looking ahead

    The recent referendum in Turkey has dramatically expanded the powers of President RecepTayyip Erdogan, pushing the Turkish people and its domestic politics toward a choice between serving as a democratic model for the rest of the Muslim world or defending their nation by prioritizing security (in the face of the most talked-about terrorist threat—ISIS—within its porous borders) and its economic stakes (worsened by the Syrian refugee crisis) over its democratic ideals in a region that is growing on the whole more authoritarian.

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017-04-09 10:28

    By: Hassan Lasjerdi

    Trump’s dreams for the Levant land 

    TEHRAN - The Friday U.S. missile attack on the Shayrat airfield in Syria can mark the beginning of a different political-security era in the burning Middle East.

  • Charles Taliaferro 2017-03-31 10:01

    By Jalal Heirannia

    U.S. caught in very dangerous climate of fractious disagreement: philosopher

    TEHRAN – American philosopher Charles Taliaferro who specializes in philosophy of religion says the United States is “in a very dangerous political climate of fractious disagreement and diminishing respect for those of different viewpoints.”