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  • Muhrram 2018/09/17

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Karbala to Kashmir: Brief history of ‘Azadari’

    TEHRAN - It’s that time of year again when the campaigners of truth and justice, cutting across ethno-sectarian and ideological lines, rally to pay homage to the ‘master of the martyrs’, a 7th century revolutionary historical figure who redefined the ideas of resistance and resilience on the desert plains of Karbala (Iraq) 1400 years ago.

  • محمود خاقانی 2018-09-17 12:37

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    EU, Iran clearing the way for business and trade

    The news that Germany, France & UK are actively considering a “Clearing House” to facilitate Iran's global commerce is probably the most important development in financial & energy markets for many years.

  • Trump 2018-09-17 10:58

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Intensification of disputes in the White House

    TEHRAN - Disputes between U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have increased. Many media sources in the U.S. are reporting the probable dismissal of Trump's Secretary of Defense in the coming days. Meanwhile, after the presence of people such as John Bolton and Mike Pumpeo at the White House, Mattises' power in the U.S. Department of Defense actually dropped.

  • Trump 2018-09-16 10:52

    By Martin Love

    Not an easy time at all and no thanks to the U.S.

    The world waits to see what the Syrian Arab Army and allies are going to do now that the "West" has warned it will attack Syria if there’s a full scale assault on the terrorists in Idlib. I would humbly suggest surrounding Idlib with a single exit corridor for civilians and starve al Qaeda and the rest of the terrorists into submission. Syria can appeal for support on the civilian question in Idlib.

  • Ashura 2018-09-15 11:02

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    The legacy of Ashura: Resistance and Victory

    BEIRUT - Shiite Muslims around the world mark the holiest lunar months of Muharram and Safar to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein Ibn Ali.

  • Muharram 2018/09/13

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Muharram commemorations haven’t lost their significance

    TEHRAN - Muharram, contrary to the popular perception, is not merely a poignant chapter in history, orbiting around a grief-centric ritual. It is a profoundly illuminating philosophy that defines the relationship between truth and falsehood, between righteousness and impiousness, between dignity and ignominy.

  • Iran- Iraq 2018-09-12 10:02

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Investigation on attacks on Iranian consulate general in Basra

    TEHRAN - Iraq is going through some tough days. The Iraqis have not yet succeeded in electing a speaker of parliament and his deputies as well as a new president and prime minister. In the midst of it all, what has drawn the world’s attention to Iraq is Basra’s incident and the unrest that claimed the life of seven people and left 50 people injured, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Health.

  • Zakzaky 2018/09/10

    By Yusuf Abdullahi

    Zakzaky’s 1000 days of wrongful incarceration

    TEHRAN - It’s been 1000 days of Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky’s wrongful incarceration along with his wife and other associates since the Zaria massacre where about 1000 innocent Nigerians were killed in cold blood by those constitutionally mandated to protect them. Programs and protests were organized all across the world to demand justice for Zakzaky and to draw the attention of Nigerian authorities towards the repercussions of tyranny and injustice meted against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

  • U.S.- India 2018/09/08

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why U.S. attempts to woo India would fail

    TEHRAN - After a lot of dilly-dallying, the inaugural India-U.S. ministerial 2+2 dialogue was held in New Delhi on Thursday. The high-profile U.S. delegation was led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis, who flew to New Delhi from Islamabad where they held deliberations with the newly-elected government led by Imran Khan on Wednesday.

  • Idlib 2018-09-08 10:28

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Tripartite summit in Tehran; Idlib operation and the end of terrorist crisis in Syria

    Tehran hosted a tripartite summit with the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran on September 7, 2018. According to many observers, the summit result can determine the fate of Idlib in the northwest of Syria.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani 2018/09/06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Life, death and legacy of U.S. ally turned foe Haqqani

    TEHRAN - The death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the patriarch of the dreaded militant group Haqqani Network, has generated a palpable buzz and made international headlines. The announcement was made by the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday, hailing him as a “religious scholar and exemplary warrior”, even though Afghan officials insist that he had been dead for at least four years.

  • U.S. 2018-09-05 10:57

    By Martin Love

    Overreach and arrogance are the curses of every empire

    I have an acquaintance and occasional correspondent who was a famed U.S. Marine Corps pilot during the Vietnam War. At age 20 he began two years in Nam and logged over 800 combat missions in F-4B Phantoms and other aircraft. He won Distinguished Flying Crosses.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/09/04

    By: Mudasir Sheikh

    Iran’s key role in fight against America’s economic terrorism

    TEHRAN - The America’s economic terrorism against the Islamic Republic of Iran has assumed alarming proportions lately. But Iran stands unfazed. On August 20, 2018, Iran’s central bank-affiliated website took off U.S. dollar as a standard of measuring the average rate of Iran’s most tradable currencies. In February, Iran had switched from US dollar to Euro as the official reporting currency of the nation.

  • Martin Love 2018-09-02 12:19

    By Martin Love

    No, it’s not the strongly cruel who survive in the longer run

    “The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive. The strong are respected, and alliances are made with the strong, and in the end peace is made with the strong.”

  • Abdul Mumin Giwa 2018/09/02

    By Abdul Mumin Giwa

    Who is the terrorist? IMF, Buhari regime or faceless groups

    TEHRAN - I was shocked when my attention was drawn to a false claim by a faceless NGO ‘Coalition of Arewa CSO for Progress and Change’. The group claimed that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) paid N250 million to a person named Dr. Idris Ahmad, who is yet to be identified. The story was reported and given special coverage in the media in utter disregard of the journalistic ethics.

  • Chinese ambassador to Iran Pang Sen 2018-09-01 11:02

    By PANG SEN Chinese Ambassador to Iran

    The “Belt and Road Initiative” and Win-Win cooperation

    China and Iran enjoys a time-honored friendship. Two thousand years ago, these two ancient civilizations met each other on the Silk Road, leading to a period of glorious economic and cultural prosperity. In recent years, China and Iran have been enriching their long lasting friendship by complementing each other in various aspects such as trade, energy and production capacity cooperation. The successful cooperation between China and Iran arises from our friendly and mutually complementary relations.

  • Saadi 2018-08-29 12:30

    By Martin Love

    Saadi's words from 13th century are worth remembering right now

    History is not going to forget the JCPOA no matter what happens to the agreement itself. Ideally, it ought to stand with continued backing by the other signatories, which means the other signatories make it worthwhile for Iran to continue faithfully respecting its terms.

  • Mona Hossaini 2018/08/28

    By Mona Hossaini

    Women's critical role in Afghan peace process

    TEHRAN - The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and the ethnic conflict and insurgency in Sri Lanka, among others.

  • Sheldon Adelson, left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and Adelson's wife, Miriam (photo by Eyal Warshavsky) 2018-08-27 14:24

    By Eli Clifton

    Did Sheldon Adelson just capture the GOP?

    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s biggest donor, just secured his role as the GOP’s top 2018 funder with a $25 million contribution to Senate Republicans midterm election efforts. In all likelihood, he also bought himself a direct line to any Republican whose ear he wants to bend.

  • Raghib Hussain 2018/08/26

    By: Raghib Hussain

    Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline only panacea to Pakistan's energy crisis

    TAHRAN - Last week, Imran Khan was sworn in as the new premier of Pakistan. In his first televised address to the nation, the cricketer-turned-politician outlined his vision for Pakistan and vowed to build the foundation of Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan), which was the dream of country's founding fathers Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Sir Mohammad Iqbal.

  • Martin Love 2018-08-25 11:20

    By Martin Love

    Geopolitical and economic transitions are nothing but painful

    Who knows what the real numbers are, but it’s been estimated that since the end of World War 2 the U.S. has been responsible, one way or another, for the demise of some 25 million souls across the planet – many of them innocent, who were victimized by the overweening insistence that the U.S. grab or maintain military or economic hegemony by damaging potential rivals.

  • ISIS 2018/08/21

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim unity key to defeating forces of Takfirism

    TEHRAN - For Muslims, the staggering fall from grace can largely be attributed to fragmentation in their ranks, exacerbated by the scourge of sectarianism fanned by divisive forces. The condition of Muslims today, in both the realms of spiritual and temporal, is appallingly poor.

  • Martin Love 2018-08-19 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.