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  • Fakhrizadeh Today 12:01

    By Martin Love

    An assassination has made a dark Mideast darker than ever…

    Joe Biden’s up and coming “climate” czar John Kerry has claimed the reason Russia came to Syria’s aid several years ago was because ISIS was threatening Damascus. And he also more or less admitted to the U.S. role assisting ISIS because the U.S. thought Syria might thus be brought to the negotiating table. But what has been most elusive in this carnage, a decade long in Syria that continues with Zionist strikes on Syria that have gone unchallenged by the U.S. and the EU, is an adequate explanation as to why Syria under popular Assad ever constituted a real threat to anyone in the Middle East (West Asia). Was it a threat because Syria has long hoped that the Golan would be returned to Syria? Not likely. Or that Syria has long condemned Israeli apartheid and land theft? Not likely.

  • stephen Lendman 2020/11/30

    By Stephen Lendman

    Saudi Arabia’s abominable human rights record

    Like the U.S., Israel, and other rogue states, the Saudis operate by their own rules in flagrant violation of international laws, norms, and standards. It’s the world’s head-chopping/public whippings capital. Anyone can be targeted for exercising free expression, human rights activism, or other forms of dissent against despotic rule.

  • ترامپ و بایدن 2020/11/28

    By Tehran Times' correspondent from Washington

    Celebrating Thanksgiving 2020

    On November 26th, many millions of American families tried to maintain a semblance of normalcy and tradition by observing the holiday commonly known as Thanksgiving. Various versions of the “first Thanksgiving” story continue to be taught in popular culture all over the U.S., with varying degrees of accuracy—mostly very little.

  • china-US 2020/11/27

    By Chris Ogden

    Implications of the U.S. election on U.S.-China relations

    The last four years have been one of the most tumultuous periods in modern China-U.S. relations. U.S. President Donald Trump has been the critical catalyst of this upheaval as he has oscillated between presenting China as a valued partner in international affairs, to it being a pariah that needs to be ever more constrained.

  • Trump Biden 2020/11/25

    By Martin Love

    Does Biden have the wisdom to be better than Trump? …

    Biden will be better. Biden will be better, goes the mantra not just among most Democrats in the U.S., but among any person who manages to generate a reasonable thought and perspective about world and national U.S. affairs. To be a U.S. citizen these days with half a brain is like riding a dangerous roller coaster and gripping a safety bar with white knuckles, and the same can probably be said for decent souls anywhere in the world, including Iranians.

  • Syria 2020/11/24

    By Abir Bassam

    Syria: The complicated scene

    It is a dirty war that has been going on in Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Almost nine and a half tragic years have passed. The three countries were subjected to all kinds of terror and brutally destroyed. Actually, what has been going on is a world war! All weapons were used and tested and many countries were involved.

  • civil war 2020/11/21

    By Sonja van den Ende  

    The U.S. is on the brink of a civil war

    The President of the U.S. is just a puppet of the deep-state

    The U.S. election is far from over, even though, the Western MSM (regular media) was quick to announce that Joe Biden won the election. President Trump promised his voters, that he will fight until it becomes clear, that according to him a massive ‘fraud’ has been conducted by the Democrats and therefore, as he, Trump, calls it the deep-state, will not recognize the outcome.

  • Anthony Tucker-Jones 2020/11/16

    By Anthony Tucker-Jones

    The troubled summer: The U.S. is teetering on the brink of renewed violence

    There were very real fears of widespread unrest and politically motivated violence in the run-up to the U.S. election on 3 November.

  • Seymur Mammadov 2020-11-14 17:46

    By Seymur Mammadov

    Iran-Azerbaijan relations in the post- Karabakh war period

    TEHRAN – Despite ups and downs in Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan relations, the two countries' relations have entered a new, dynamic, and promising stage of development in recent years.

  • Ian Greenhalgh 2020/11/12

    By Ian Greenhalgh

    Europe's terror problem is not Islamic

    Europe has been experiencing a wave of 'Islamic' terrorism for many years now, with the recent attacks in Austria and France being just the latest examples.

  • Abayomi Azikiwe 2020/11/10

    By Abayomi Azikiwe

    Trump defeated at the polls by mass sentiment

    Trump will not leave office without a legal and political challenge to his electoral defeat

    All the major United States-based corporate news networks finally called the national presidential elections in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday morning, November 7.

  • abir bassam 2020-11-09 10:25

    By Abir Bassam

    While waiting for the American “Godot”

    The world has been following the American elections step by step. By the 8th of November, the results were finally declared. A new president is elected for the United States. For the last two weeks, the world had been living in a state of anticipation. 

  • Mahmood Monshipouri 2020-11-07 11:19

    By Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    Upending Trump’s tumultuous legacy

    Trump’s legacy and his failed policies, including failure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, were on ballot in the recent U.S. presidential election.

  • US unrest 2020-11-04 10:28

    By Donald Losman

    On the verge of serious domestic unrest

    We are on the verge of some serious domestic unrest.  If the election is contested, as I suspect it will be, it may take weeks to sort out.

  • Charles Dunaway 2020-11-04 09:57

    By Charles Dunaway

    U.S. nationwide unrest: A challenge to the U.S. sham democracy

    The potential for an extended period of political unrest and rioting definitely exists.  We could have Trump ahead in the votes cast on Election Day, only to lose if and when the mail-in ballots are counted.  That scenario will almost surely cause rioting.  

  • By Kevin Barrett  2020-11-03 22:41

    By Kevin Barrett 

    U.S. election: Minor effect on West Asian policy, major implications for domestic unrest

    Political unrest, riots, and possibly even a collapse into civil war are all real possibilities.

  • Prophet Mohammad (S) 2020-11-03 14:38

    By A.R. Ghavidel

    In His Name the Most High Mohammad(s) Mercy for All

    The fundamental tenet of Islam is the belief in all prophets sent by God. All Muslims firmly believe that God sent messengers to all countries for guiding all nations on the earth. The names of some of them have been mentioned in the Holy Quran, along with their entrusted missions. All prophets were divinely inspired and all had the same identical message for mankind, with such variations and differences as the social conditions of the times required.

  • stephen Lendman 2020-11-01 23:45

    By Stephen Lendman 

    The threat of a Biden/Harris regime in power

    Since Trump took office in January 2017, I’ve sharply criticized his domestic and geopolitical agenda — with ample supporting evidence to make my case.

  • Macron 2020-10-31 11:48

    By Abir Bassam

    France playing the new victim of 9/11

    The course of events has taken a violent and strange path in France. The caricatures of Prophet Muhammad were not published and republished in vain. 

  • abir bassam 2020/10/28

    By Abir Bassam

    Turkey accumulating differences with NATO

    Starting in March 2015, Russia decided to take military action against the war on Syria. Ironically, as Syria began retrieving its power over the occupied areas by ISIS and al-Nusra, the Turkish political situation was getting more and more complicated every day. 

  • Macron in Lebanon 2020-10-19 22:22

    By Batool Subeiti 

    Macron's mission in Lebanon – raising the dead dream 

    French President Emmanuel Macron came to Lebanon in the wake of the August explosion, harboring with him the scent of nostalgia that marks 100 years since Lebanon was declared a state under the French colonial mandate. 

  • Denis Elter 2020/10/17

    By Dennis Etler 

    Yunnan meeting, a major step toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership

    The meeting of Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Chinese province of Yunnan bodes well for the future of Sino-Iranian relations. It is a little known fact that during the Yuan dynasty Shams al-Din, an Iranian from Bukhara, was appointed Yunnan's first provincial governor. The meeting of the two foreign ministers in Yunnan thus takes on added historical significance.

  • abir bassam 2020/10/14

    By Abir Bassam

    The fires of Belad al-Sham: Attacks on nutrition supplies

    Last week was one of the worst weeks the area of Belad Al-Sham has witnessed. The fires spread all over the Belad Al-Sham coast, i.e., the Syrian coast from Latakia to Palestine. The victims were mainly the forest trees and, in particular, the aging Oak trees, the olive trees, and other fruit trees. However, the targeted injured party was the farmer, who is still holding on to his land and his means of survival.   

  • Myles Hoenig 2020/10/14

    By Myles Hoenig 

    The ins and outs of American elections

    The first words to come out of most mouths regarding the first debate were 'shocking,' 'disturbing,' 'demoralizing,' 'frightening' and so many other hyperboles. But if it wasn't for the fact that this was one of the traditional ways to elect a president with the most powerful military in the world, one could almost see the humor in the debate. Two septuagenarians acting like kindergarten children fighting over a snack, especially when one is the U.S. president, just has to make one laugh at the absurdity of it all. 

  • Richard Falk 2020/10/14

    By Richard Anderson Falk

    AIPAC and U.S. elections

    AIPAC is a strong lobbying group that is perceived by the political parties to exert great influence on large Jewish donors and Jewish voters generally. The leadership of both parties competes for AIPAC approval, although as an organization it refrains from political endorsements at national levels. It does have a record of opposing Congressional candidates deemed critical of Israel, making inflammatory accusations that candidates critical of Israel are by that fact alone anti-Semitic. Such a campaign has been launched with at least implicit AIPAC support to defeat the candidacy of Ilhan Omer who is running for reelection in urban Minneapolis.

  • jim dean 2020/10/14

    By Jim W. Dean

    Is the U.S. facing a political civil war?

     (How bad is the U.S. political schism going to get?)

    When a Continental Convention was adjourning in 1787, a spectator called out to Ben Franklin, “What kind of government will we have? He answered, “A republic if you can keep it, sir.” That admonition is what anti-Trump people are facing now.

  • professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare 2020-10-13 11:40

    By Prof. Mehdi Zare

    Earthquake hazard zoning: An international effort conduction in Iran for Western and South Asia 

    As an international effort, this article is aimed to represent the important controlling factors for seismic hazard analysis (SHA) performed over the last 3 decades in Iran, Western, and South Asia.

  • Anthony Tucker 2020/10/10

    By Anthony Tucker-Jones 

    West Asia’s a perfect storm

    Who could have predicted that Saddam Hussein’s attack on Iran back in 1980 would create a perfect storm that was to last for almost four decades? 

  • Ian Greenhalgh 2020-10-10 11:53

    By Ian Greenhalgh

    Election 2020: Stakes never higher for Dis-United States

    ('Stand back, stand by': Trump prepares to declare victory)

    The United States has not been so dis-united since the end of the Civil War a century and a half ago. The reason for the great divide that has opened up in U.S. society is clear and it is the presidency of Donald Trump. It is not by accident, but rather by design that the U.S. has been fractured and broken; for the reason, we merely need to recall the principle of ‘divide and conquer’.

  • Andrew Korybko 2020-10-06 10:46

    By Andrew Korybko

    America’s quasi-democratic election

    The U.S. is not a direct democracy

    As the theoretically pure form of democracy exists in any major country given their size, we cannot say the U.S. election is a fully democratic election.