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  • Countdown to catastrophe: UN warns of Afghan food crisis Today 17:06

    Countdown to catastrophe: UN warns of Afghan food crisis

    TEHRAN - Millions of people in crisis-stricken Afghanistan are on the brink of starvation with the onset of winter, the UN World Food Program (WFP) has warned.

  • UK factories suffer as concern rises over inflation Yesterday 19:54

    UK factories suffer as concern rises over inflation

    TEHRAN - A survey by the Confederation of British Industry has shown UK manufacturers are struggling with their worst supply chain shortages since the mid 1970s. Fears are now growing in the sector over the financial fallout of rising costs and a lack of materials on the backdrop of Brexit and the coronavirus.

  • Daesh Terror in Afghanistan: A Divide-and-Conquer Operation? 2021/10/24

    By Kevin Barrett

    Daesh Terror in Afghanistan: A Divide-and-Conquer Operation?

    TEHRAN - On Friday, October 15, more than thirty people were killed in a terrorist bombing of the Bibi Fatima Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A week earlier, on October 8, a terrorist bomb devastated the Sayed Abad Mosque in Kunduz, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 150. The previous Monday, at least seven people died in the bombing of the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul during the funeral service for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. All three attacks were claimed by Daesh.

  • ‘Shameful milestone’ in Yemen as 10,000 children killed from violence 2021-10-20 18:33

    ‘Shameful milestone’ in Yemen as 10,000 children killed from violence

    TEHRAN - UNICEF spokesperson James Elder has just returned from Yemen and has more grim news about children living in what the United Nations describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Addressing a press briefing in Geneva, he says, “The Yemen conflict has just hit another shameful milestone: 10,000 children have been killed or maimed since Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign started in March 2015. That’s the equivalent of four children every day.”

  • UN envoy slams Israel’s land grab policies in West Bank, siege on Gaza 2021-10-20 18:32

    UN envoy slams Israel’s land grab policies in West Bank, siege on Gaza

    TEHRAN - The United Nations Middle East envoy has censured Israel’s unlawful demolitions and settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as the crippling siege the regime has imposed on Gaza, complaining of a lack of progress in efforts to achieve a so-called two‑state solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Trudeau finally meets indigenous leaders after snubbing invitation 2021-10-19 18:14

    Trudeau finally meets indigenous leaders after snubbing invitation

    TEHRAN - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met with indigenous leaders at a First Nations community around two weeks after he went away on holiday, missing a day the country designated to remember and honor residential schools victims and survivors.

  • U.S. is stuck in post 9/11 power politics 2021-10-18 22:06

    By Mohammad M. Farahani

    U.S. is stuck in post 9/11 power politics: analyst

    TEHRAN – American political analyst Martin Love says that the U.S. has been locked in the post 9/11 foreign policy. In contrast, Love says, China has preferred to focus on its economy and be away from wars.

  • Macron’s remarks on the Algerian massacre in Paris denounced 2021-10-18 21:18

    Macron’s remarks on the Algerian massacre in Paris denounced

    TEHRAN - French President Emmanuel Macron’s denouncement of a bloody crackdown on Algerian Muslim protesters in Paris 60 years ago as an “unforgivable crime” has not gone well, with activists demanding a full apology. While Macron’s remarks are the strongest recognition by a French president of the massacre in which police heavily beat the protesters and threw hundreds of them into the River Seine. The events that unfolded that night have never been legally investigated.

  • Colin Powell 2021-10-18 17:58

    Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of COVID-19

    TEHRAN - Colin Powell, the former United States secretary of state and the first Black person in the country’s history to fill the position, has died due to complications from COVID-19, his family has said.

  • Sino-U.S. military rivalry going on 2021-10-17 19:00

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Sino-U.S. military rivalry going on: Pakistani researcher

    TEHRAN - A researcher at Pakistan’s Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies says that U.S. recent activities in the Asia-Pacific region suggest that a military rivalry with China is already underway.

  • Anger mounts after the sale of football club to Saudis 2021-10-17 18:57

    Anger mounts after the sale of football club to Saudis

    TEHRAN - Since the English Premier League announced their approval of a Saudi Arabian bid to buy Newcastle United Football Club, a barrage of condemnation had been poured in by Human Rights groups who are furious with the takeover.

  • After Tayouneh, Hezbollah: Will it restrain itself? Or will it compel himself? 2021-10-16 18:53

    By A. Bassam

    After Tayouneh crime, will Hezbollah restrain itself? 

    TEHRAN - When Hamlet, the Danish prince, discovered by chance that his father was killed by his uncle, he was confused and puzzled. Hamlet is the main character in one of Shakespeare’s plays, which was named after him. At that moment, the moment of truth, Hamlet changed and became a man with responsibilities. However, he was completely drained by the fact that his mother was involved in the conspiracy and she was married to his uncle, the killer.

  • Facebook under pressure over pro-Palestine suppression 2021-10-16 18:30

    Facebook under pressure over pro-Palestine suppression

    TEHRAN - The tech giant has succumbed to criticism and will now appoint an external body to examine whether the social media platform suppressed posts supporting Palestine. Facebook will allow an independent body to launch an investigation into content moderation of Arabic and Hebrew posts after the company was accused of removing and suppressing pro-Palestine content.

  • Saudis “serious” in talks with Iran 2021-10-15 17:30

    Saudis “serious” in talks with Iran

    TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said the kingdom is “serious” about talks with Iran, signaling Riyadh’s desire to repair relations between the two sides following multiple offers by Iran to ease tensions with a number of initiatives that Tehran has publicly announced and presented the international arena.

  • Amir Abdollahian and the Iranian offers on the Lebanese table 2021/10/15

    By Abir Bassam

    Amir Abdollahian and the Iranian offers on the Lebanese table

    TEHRAN - On the 8th of October, Mr. Hussein Amir Abdollahian, the Iranian foreign minister, visited Lebanon. He was formally received and welcomed. So far, within the send and received diplomatic letters, everything was fine. He met with three presidents in Lebanon, the President, the Prime Minister, and the Head of the Parliament. Everyone was friendly and warmly welcomed the visit, but what about the offers he brought to Lebanon, and how receptive the Lebanese government was to these offers?

  • Explosion at Shia Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar causes ‘heavy casualties’ 2021-10-15 16:59

    Explosion at Shia Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar causes ‘heavy casualties’

    TEHRAN - A large explosion has hit a Shia Mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, killing at least 33 people and wounding scores of others.

  • Iraq election marred by “lack of transparency” 2021-10-13 18:35

    Iraq election marred by “lack of transparency”

    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the second-largest primary bloc, Fateh Alliance (Conquest alliance) in Iraq, Ahmed Al-Asadi, has confirmed that the alliance has logged a legal challenge to the initial results of Iraq’s parliamentary elections on Sunday and says that the alliance is waiting for the final result from the country’s Independent High Electoral Commission in a “transparent” manner.

  • Iraqi parties reject “scam” election 2021-10-13 15:44

    Iraqi parties reject “scam” election

    TEHRAN - Many parties, mostly Shia parties, have denounced the early poll results describing them as a “manipulation” and a “scam” just days after Iraq’s parliamentary election.

  • Joost R. Hiltermann 2021-10-11 21:58

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Double standards on human rights are the norm, not the exception: expert

    TEHRAN - MENA Program Director at the International Crisis Group says that double standard on human rights has turned to a norm and no longer is an exception as great states in the world sponsor futile wars, especially in Yemen.

  • What does a low Iraqi vote turnout mean? 2021-10-11 18:44

    What does a low Iraqi vote turnout mean?

    TEHRAN - Iraq’s electoral commission has announced the preliminary turnout in Sunday’s parliamentary election at 41%. Some observers have said the number is a low turnout, while others say it’s a high turnout considering what country is going through.

  • Who ran in Iraq's crucial election? 2021-10-10 17:50

    Who ran in Iraq's crucial election?

    TEHRAN - Iraqi voters (of whom 25 million are eligible to vote) have cast their ballots distributed among 83 electoral districts and more than 8,200 polling stations across the county.

  • Biden declines Trump attempt to block January 6 document release 2021-10-09 22:59

    Biden declines Trump attempt to block January 6 document release

    TEHRAN - The White House authorizes the National Archives to turn over an initial set of documents associated with Trump's activities on January 6.

  • Pandora papers 2021-10-09 12:10

    By John Wight

    Pandora Papers expose greed, Assange exposed war crimes. Assange should not be in prison

    The only surprise when it comes to the Pandora Papers revelations, exposing the scale of the greed and corruption of various world leaders, political figures and officials in hoarding obscene amounts of cash in offshore tax havens, is that anyone should be surprised.

  • Shimon Peres sexually harassed me: Former Israeli MK 2021-10-09 09:36

    Shimon Peres sexually harassed me: Former Israeli MK

    TEHRAN - Former Israeli MK Colette Avital reported two incidents during which former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres harassed her.

  • UK fuel crisis 2021-10-04 18:33

    Gas Lights Are Blinking: UK Fuel Crisis Is Getting Worse

    TEHRAN - An industry boss has issued a stark warning about Britain's fuel crisis, saying the problem is getting worse in some regions as queues outside petrol stations caused gridlocked traffic for the second consecutive weekend.

  • Twitter allowed the Taliban to tweet, not me: Donald Trump appeals to the court 2021-10-04 18:31

    Twitter allowed the Taliban to tweet, not me: Donald Trump appeals to the court

    TEHRAN - Former US President Donald Trump's attorneys have appealed to a federal judge in Florida to reclaim his Twitter account. They said that the Taliban had been allowed to tweet while he had been censored.

  • normalization with Israel 2021-10-03 11:26

    By Iqbal Jassat

    “Normalization": Betrayal of Palestine by Arab despots no easy road

    Pinning Palestinians down while applying harsh measures of violent repression accompanied by a fanatical settler movement of arch-racists given free reign to attack and plunder, is a notorious game Israel has elevated to a daily ritual.

  • U.S. police violence 2021-10-02 21:00

    U.S. Police violence on the frontline with an alarming new study

    TEHRAN - In what is likely to add fuel to the fire of an ongoing debate over systemic racism in the U.S., new research reveals that more than half of police killings have not been reported in official data, and African Americans are 3.5 times more likely than white Americans be the victim.

  • U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan 2021/10/02

    By Dost Muhammad Barrech

    Afghanistan in the shackles of great power rivalry

    The recapturing of Afghanistan by the Taliban on August 15, 2021, the aftermath of the U.S. irresponsible and tumultuous withdrawal, has triggered an engrossing debate among the experts. Some experts regard the withdrawal as a defeat and humiliation of the U.S., while others conceive it as a calculated and crafted move by the U.S.

  • UK FUEL CRISIS 2021-10-02 20:40

    Britain to deploy army amid fuel crisis

    TEHRAN - Despite reassuring the public that the fuel crisis is easing, Britain will start deploying the military from Monday to deliver fuel to petrol stations, many of which are still dry after a chaotic week grappling with a fuel supply shortage. The government has urged the public not to panic, but that is exactly what has happened; panic-buying, fights at gas pumps, and drivers hoarding petrol in water bottles.