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  • Senator Corker 2018-12-11 15:28

    Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's death

    Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on Monday evening that he is planning to introduce a resolution that would name Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as "responsible" for the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. 

  • Hossein Askari 2018-12-11 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC with excesses of MBS doomed to trash heap of history: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that the PGCC has always been a Saudi ‘thing’ with a number of countries simply hanging on.

  • Shafiur Rehman 2018-12-10 21:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’

    The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration. The repatriation plan has been shelved following calls by the international aid organizations that the timing was not feasible for their return.

  • chabahar 2018-12-10 21:17

    India to begin interim operations at Chabahar Port within weeks

    TEHRAN - The deadly terrorist attack at southeastern Chabahar Port last week gave rise to concerns regarding the sustainability of the project and whether any of the three parties — India, Iran and Afghanistan — would pull out of the project.

  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 2018/12/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Truth about Hekmatyar's anti-Iran tirade

    It’s no secret that the Saudi regime has been investing millions in its no-holds-barred propaganda war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The custodians of Islam’s holiest shrines have not only managed to crush the voices critical of the regime’s policies, but have been carrying out a systematic misinformation campaign against Iran through run-of-the-mill media outlets bankrolled by Riyadh.

  • Dr. Luciano Zaccara 2018-12-10 10:42

    By Payman Yazdani

    Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase Iran’s production share: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Dr. Luciano Zaccara says Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase the quota (of power and production) that OPEC may allocate to Iran, which is not in line with the US policy towards Iran. 

  • Nader Entessar 2018-12-09 11:15

    By Payman Yazdani

    Political squabbles among OPEC members have weakened its efficacy: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Touching upon the Qatar’s reasons to withdraw from OPEC, Prof. Entessar said political squabbles among its members have weakened OPEC's efficacy.  

  • Seema Mustafa 2018-12-09 10:30

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    "Optimists see Indo-Pakistani dialogue post India's general elections"

    Relations between India and Pakistan, the two South Asian estranged neighbors, continue to fluctuate. Kartarpur corridor project had opened a window of opportunity for the two countries to bury the hatchet and strengthen ties, but the BJP government in India hasn’t shown much enthusiasm.

  • khan 2018-12-09 10:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan won’t fight anyone else's war; can’t be treated as ‘hired gun’, says PM Khan

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was known on the pitch for his flamboyance and aggression. A fierce competitor, he always led his team by example and turned aggression into a lethal weapon to subdue his competitors and gain upper hand over them.

  • Shekh Zakzaky 2018-12-08 22:58

    By Sadiq Aliyu Musa

    We will not leave Abuja until Shekh Zakzaky is freed’

    It was on Friday, December 7, that members of the IMN (the Islamic Movement of Nigeria) held a mourning session 40 days after the massacre at Abuja, the day marking the International Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (AS).

  • Europe 2018-12-08 09:56

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    A contemplation on Europe's new crises

    TEHRAN - Recently, it hasn't been quite calm in Europe! Although French President Emmanuel Macron has temporarily withdrawn from the fuel tax laws, the "Yellow Vests" continue to follow their demands of the Elysees Palace, taking out to the streets of Paris and other cities.

  • Tel Aviv’s ‘northern shield’ operation’s objective in Lebanon border 2018-12-07 09:37

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Tel Aviv’s ‘northern shield’ operation’s objective in Lebanon border

    TEHRAN - As the Zionists fear of Lebanese Hezbollah's power increases day by day, they make military drills to practice the real battle with the Lebanese resistance’s group. On December 4, 2018, Zionists launched an operation dubbed “Northern Shield” to discover the Hezbollah cross-border tunnels.

  • Europe 2018-12-07 09:13

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    West return to 2007: Europe's anger over incompetent politicians

    TEHRAN - The anger and discontent of European citizens over European politicians is increasing day by day. While more than ten years have passed since the economic crisis in Europe, we are still witnessing austerity plans in this block. France' recent round of demonstrations isn't limited to this country anymore, and we're now witnessing demonstrations in countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • U.S.-Saudi 2018/12/05

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    Hypocrisy of U.S. and its Mideast allies

    There is no denying the fact that the U.S. is using Saudi oil card to damage the oil-based economies of Russia, Iran, and Venezuela as they are unfailingly challenging Washington’s hegemony.

  • Iran-Pakistan_Afghanistan 2018-12-05 23:39

    Iran, Pakistan vow to expand bilateral trade, reaffirm support for Afghan peace process

    TEHRAN - Relations between Iran and Pakistan have improved considerably since the PTI government led by Imran Khan came to power in Islamabad, replacing PML (N) government, which was seen heavily tilted towards Saudi Arabia.

  • Samira Hamidi 2018-12-05 23:35

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Afghan women's engagement in decision-making processes remains symbolic'

    Last week, the world community gathered in Geneva to review the progress made by the Afghan government and the challenges remaining in front of it. Many issues came up for discussion including governance, rule of law, fight against corruption, and ongoing peace talks with Taliban.

  • 2018 G20 summit 2018-12-05 09:15

    By Hanif Ghafari

    The G20 fruitless summit

    TEHRAN - The 2018 G20 summit in Buenos Aires, was the thirteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20), which was held on 30 November and 1 December 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Dr. Philip G. Kreyenbroek, professor and Director of Iranian Studies in Georg-August University of Göttingen (1996-2017) 2018-12-04 10:50

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Zarathustra’s message seems to have impressed the Greeks: Professor Kreyenbroek

    TEHRAN - "Zoroastrianism" as one of the oldest religions still in existence and probably the world’s first monotheistic faith, had been the state religion of three Persian dynasties, while shaped one of the ancient world’s largest empires—the mighty Persia Empire, before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the seventh century A.D.

  • Raza Rumi 2018-12-03 22:40

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Indian gov. avoids dialogue with Pakistan

    TEHRAN _ The relations between two estranged neighbors – India and Pakistan – continue to be marked by acrimony and distrust. Despite the new government in Islamabad headed by Imran Khan extending a hand of friendship to New Delhi, the response from the BJP-led government in India has not been too warm, owing to several reasons, including India’s allegation that Pakistan supports terrorist groups.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-12-03 22:34

    China to provide multiple bailout packages to help Pakistan ‘overcome its financial crunch’

    The growing strategic partnership between China and Pakistan has been one of the defining stories of past few years, especially after the Pakistan-U.S. ‘marriage of convenience’ ended in an acrimonious divorce.

  • China-India 2018-12-03 22:32

    China rejects India’s ‘local currency trade’ offer

    TEHRAN _ China has refused India's proposal to conduct bilateral trade in local currencies which was aimed at bridging latter’s growing trade deficit with the former, report said.

  • Trump 2018/12/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. propaganda war against Iran doomed to fail

    TEHRAN _ At a time when the Trump administration is facing backlash at home over its military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and disgraceful defeat in Afghanistan after 18 years of war, spin doctors in Washington are looking for convenient scapegoats to escape accountability.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-12-03 14:40

    Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing

    In his public writings, Jamal Khashoggi's criticism of Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was measured. In private, the Washington Post columnist didn't hold back.

  • Trenches in the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to “Gilet jaune” 2018-12-03 10:29

    By Abdollah Shahbazi 

    Trenches in the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to “Gilet jaune”

    France is the leader of the contemporary revolutions, so long as the term “revolution”, in its new meaning, came to political culture largely through the successive French revolutions of the late eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century.

  • Bernie Sanders and ِDonald Trump 2018-12-03 10:04

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Bernie Sanders's hammer on the Trump's head 

    TEHRAN - Bernie Sanders, the old American senator, and one of Democratic nominees for the 2016 presidential election, continues to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump. This confrontation started at the time Trump entered the White House (by early 2017).

  • Benjamin Netanyahu 2018-12-02 16:15

    Israeli police say there's enough evidence to indict Benjamin Netanyahu in a third corruption case

    Israeli police said on Sunday that there is enough evidence to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a third corruption investigation.

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are seen during the G20 summit 2018-12-02 13:52

    Saudi crown prince gets frosty G20 welcome

    The G20 summit kicked off on Friday in Buenos Aires with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman facing an awkward reception from world leaders.

  • Daryl Kimball 2018-12-02 10:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Murder of Khashoggi has hardened Congress resistance to nuclear agreement with KSA: Daryl Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, says “I do not believe the Congress will approve a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia if it does not meet the “Gold Standard.”

  • G20 2018-12-01 22:39

    India, China, Russia hold first trilateral talks in 12 years at G-20

    TEHRAN _ After a gap of more than a decade, regional giants India, China and Russia held a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Friday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held the trilateral meeting after a gap of 12 years to discuss cooperation in various areas.

  • Pakistan 2018/12/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kartarpur project: Imran Khan's diplomatic masterstroke

    TEHRAN _ At a time when sabre-rattling between the two South Asian estranged neighbors has escalated to alarming proportions, Pakistan has quite remarkably managed to score a big diplomatic victory over India with the Kartarpur Corridor project.