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  • Amer Khalil 2020-07-13 11:53

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Any move against Gaza will have significant repercussions on Israel: Palestinian expert

    TEHRAN - Analysts believe that Israel's plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank could lead to an outbreak of confrontation in the Gaza Strip, especially as the Palestinians have strongly opposed the plan.

  • Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division 2020-07-13 11:39

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Trump not caring about human rights in Persian Gulf Arab states: human rights activist

    Sarah Leah Whitson says reforms in Saudi Arabia have come “in a package of repression”

    TEHRAN – A former director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch says the Trump administration does not care about the human rights records of Persian Gulf Arab countries, noting Donlad Trump “cares only about selling weapons and making a profit.”

  • Joseph J. Kaminski 2020-07-12 11:33

    Countless Bosnians lost lives as Western powers failed to act fast: Sarajevo University professor

    TEHRAN - Joseph J. Kaminski, an assistant professor at the International University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, tells the Tehran Times that failure of Western powers and the United Nations-led to loss of “countless lives” in the Bosnian War.

  • Marko Milanovic 2020-07-12 11:15

    By Marko Milanovic

    Srebrenica massacre; Failure of the UN and the World’s most powerful states

    What is certainly true is that the international community, including the UN and the world’s most powerful states, failed the people of Bosnia and the inhabitants of Srebrenica specifically.

  • Iran- South Korea 2020-07-12 11:09

    By Salman Parviz

    Iran mulls lawsuits and legal actions to unblock funds

    In his recent reaction to Seoul’s blockage of Iranian assets, President Hassan Rouhani said South Korea’s seizure of Iranian assets “is by no means acceptable and we expect Seoul to lift the restrictions as soon as possible.”

  • Professor Otto Spijkers 2020-07-11 10:51

    By Professor Otto Spijkers

    25 years later: Questions of legal responsibility for Srebrenica 

    On July 11, 2020, exactly 25 years have passed since the genocide in Srebrenica happened. In 1995, Bosnian Serb soldiers killed more than eight thousand Bosnian Muslim men in just a few days, while a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force of Dutch soldiers was there to protect these men. This makes the Srebrenica genocide also a dark page in Dutch history.

  • Edward Corrigan 2020-07-10 16:20

    The United States is losing its influence in the world: Canadian analyst

    “Trump's ‘America First’ policy is destabilizing to the world’

    TEHRAN - Edward Corrigan, an international lawyer and analyst from Canada, tells the Tehran Times that the power of the United States is declining in the world, and Europeans are taking steps “to separate themselves from the Americans economically and politically.”

  • Qassem Soleimani 2020-07-10 16:05

    By Stephen Lendman

    U.S. assassination of Gen. Soleimani an act of state-sponsored terrorism

    The Trump regime’s assassination of Iran’s Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit commander Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad was a flagrant breach of international and U.S. constitutional law under its Supremacy Clause.

  • Vladimir Ivanov 2020-07-08 15:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. has admitted military and political failures in Syria: Russian academic

    TEHRAN - An associate professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at RUDN University believes that the United States has admitted its military and political failure in Syria.

  • Hassan Rouhani - Nicolas Maduro 2020-07-08 13:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Reasons why Iran backs Venezuela

    As two oil-producing countries under U.S. sanctions, Iran and Venezuela have been working in recent years to strengthen geopolitical ties to relieve U.S. pressure and find a solution to improve their economies.

  • India-China 2020-07-08 13:34

    By Salman Parviz

    India-China standoff enters 9th week

    Beijing' pulling back troops' after deadly border clash: India

    As the dispute over the shared border between India and China, two nuclear-armed nations, enters its ninth week, the region remains tense. The high-altitude, rugged Ladakh region is now the epicenter of the border standoff. It is far removed from the lives and imagination of most Indians and Chinese residents; the region has now become the talk of their daily conversations and worries.

  • Ali AlAshiri 2020-07-07 11:34

    The will of people is like a fire smoldering under ashes: ex-Bahraini parliamentarian

    TEHRAN - Pro-democracy protests in Bahrain have entered their ninth year. The rights of protesters are gravely violated, especially as authorities are continuing to enforce repressive policies in conjunction with an imposed censorship supported by Persian Gulf monarchies.

  • Abulwahhab Alkhalil, director-general of legal affairs in the Yemeni Ministry of Education 2020-07-06 13:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Saudi Arabia understands only one language, the language of force: Yemeni official

    TEHRAN – "Deterrence policy became an urgent necessity in Yemen because Saudi Arabia and its coalition understand only one language, the language of force," Director-General of Legal Affairs in the Yemeni Ministry of Education tells the Tehran Times.

  • Dorothy Shea 2020-07-05 13:32

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    American ambassador brings the political conflicts back to the surface in Lebanon

    In recent days, Arab media outlets have been discussing the implications of a verdict issued by a Lebanese judge to ban media from talking to the U.S. ambassador to Beirut after she took direct aim at Hezbollah in a provocative move.

  • Federico Pieraccini 2020-07-05 12:41

    Washington is pushing its European vassals to assume a more aggressive posture against Iran: Italian

    Federico Pieraccini, an Italian independent geopolitical analyst at the Strategic Culture Foundation, tells the Tehran Times that the resolution adopted by the IAEA and drafted by the UK, France, and Germany is "a new excuse" to put much pressure on Iran, while "Iran has actually been too cooperative with the IAEA."

  • James L. Gelvin 2020-07-05 11:52

    By UCLA Professor James L. Gelvin

    West Bank annexation: The triumph of domestic politics over international law and common sense

    If Israel annexes the settlement blocs and/or the Jordan Valley, it will mark the triumph of domestic politics--both Israeli and American--over international law and even common sense.

  • A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing graffiti asking for rent forgiveness in Los Angeles on May 1, 2020. (Photo: Valerie Macon / AFP via Getty Images) 2020-07-05 11:41

    By Salman Parviz

    A tsunami of evictions is looming in U.S.

    The distress among renters likely to surge this summer when federal unemployment benefits run dry

    As businesses reopen across the U.S., so are eviction courts with millions walking the fine thin line between homelessness and having a shelter over their head. Today, it is estimated that anywhere from 20 million to 28 million American renters are perilously close to eviction.

  • Iran-U.S. 2020-07-04 14:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Why is Tehran not going to a settlement with Trump?

    It seems that the time is not proper for settlement talks between Tehran and Washington as the nuclear deal is heading for a total failure.

  • Abir Bassam 2020-07-04 10:56

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. interfering in Arab countries to guarantee Israel's security: Lebanese journalist

    TEHRAN – A Lebanese journalist believes that U.S. interference in the Arab countries is first and foremost intended to provide security for Israel.

  •  Celebrating with Libyan national flags in Tripoli in early June after fighters loyal to the U.N.-backed government captured the town of Tarhuna from rival forces loyal to the commander Khalifa Hifter. (Photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) 2020-07-04 10:44

    By Salman Parviz

    Post-war reconstruction plans for Libya?

    After heavy losses in early June Haftar ready to stop fighting

    An assessment trip is planned within two weeks by Turkish banks and companies on how to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure. People familiar with the plan informed Reuters. Turkish state lenders plan to help set up Libya's banking system and assist in organizing payment channels through Turkey for key Libyan imports.

  • Haissam Bou-Said 2020-07-03 13:28

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Americans striving to return Lebanon to chaotic situation: West Asia commissioner for human rights

    TEHRAN – The commissioner for West Asia at the International Human Rights Commission is of the opinion that the U.S. is using all means to push Lebanon toward chaos.

  • ZHANG Yuan 2020-07-03 13:24

    By Dr. ZHANG Yuan

    Fighting COVID-19: Cooperation and the New World Order

    (The Post-hegemonic Order in the Post-epidemic Era Should be an International Order without Absolute Hegemony)

    In 2020, all countries are facing multiple pressures to curb turbulent epidemic pressures, gain economic recovery, ease financial crises, inspire people, and rebuild public confidence.

  • As new housing supply creates further downward pressure on prices in Dubai, sellers are not as desperate to offload as they were in 2009. 2020-07-03 12:53

    By Salman Parviz

    Global real estate market plunges amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Higher unemployment rates decrease sales

    Owning a home remains the single most important investment in most people’s lives. The novel coronavirus pandemic will impact all players in the real estate chain from tenant, landlord, lender, service provider, broker, insurer, investor, etc.

  • Tariq Aboud 2020-07-01 12:23

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. is one of the most aggressive countries in modern era: Lebanese academic

    TEHRAN – A Lebanese political researcher believes that the United States is one of the “most aggressive” regimes in the modern world.

  • Why Arabs remain silent on George Floyd’s death? 2020-06-30 11:32

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Why Arabs remain silent on George Floyd’s death?

    From New Zealand and Australia, through Europe, to Canada and Brazil, many countries of the world witnessed demonstrations in solidarity with the protests in the United States against racism after the Minneapolis police officer killed a black American. However, the Arab streets were quiet, except for Tunisia and social media.

  • Martin Luther King was right: the world does bend towards justice… 2020-06-29 13:48

    By Martin Love

    Martin Luther King was right: the world does bend towards justice…

    Back 65 years ago when television was in its childhood if not infancy in the U.S. one TV game show had contestants going for a grand prize of $64,000, which in those days was a tremendous sum of money (not any longer, really), so any big issue or question that had not yet been resolved gave rise to the common cliché of “the $64,000 question” as to how it might pan out.

  • Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst 2020-06-29 12:24

    By Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst

    The UN: 75 years of false expectations and failure

    The disunited nations The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) presents a symbolic moment to reflect on what a failure the organization has been. Its establishment created false expectations among the international community that all nations will finally be treated equally irrespective of their size, but in reality, the UN is dominated by the five most important victors of the Second World War that sit on its Security Council (UNSC) and were also coincidentally or not the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Javad Miri, professor of sociology and religious studies at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies 2020-06-29 10:16

    “The UN has not been able to stop even a single struggle in the non-European or non-Euro-Atlantic context”

    Basic idea of UN is euro-centric, says Iranian sociologist

    TEHRAN - The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization whose mission is to establish peace and security in the world. This is what stated in the preamble to its charter and its first article. Since its establishment, expectations were high on the UN's pivotal role in maintaining global stability and security by adopting a holistic vision towards international conflicts.

  • Mohammad Hassan Khani 2020-06-28 18:38

    By Mohammad Hassan Khani

    The United Nations: A disappointing past and a challenging future

    For many centuries, generations after generations of humankind have been seeking and hoping to find a mechanism by which they can eliminate or limit the acts of aggression and war, and to build a kind of relationship among nations across the world based on lasting peace and justice. In late 19th century and early 20th century and specially by the relative success of the Hague Conferences (1899-1907) and then establishment of the League of Nations this ray of hope got a chance to boost, and millions of people around the world thought this newly born international institution is the one that they and their ancestors have been waiting for. However the event of the Second World War proved that this optimism was wrong.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2020-06-28 15:33

    By Rodney Shakespeare

    The anniversary of the United Nations; maybe an end to unipolarity

    Believe it or not, the United Nations was established to prevent war. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, to prevent war being waged by certain nations. And even that is not true. Maybe it should be to allow war to be waged by a privileged group but not by others. Oh dear! It’s all so difficult!