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  • British strategy in the Indo-Pacific region: Conquest of the world from the deck of a ship  Today 10:15

    By Maryam Khormaei

    British strategy in the Indo-Pacific region: Conquest of the world from the deck of a ship 

    TEHRAN - The scope of British interaction with the Southeast Asian region extends from security-military to economic-educational, and as predicted, this gets more intense post-Brexit, with the Five Power Defense Arrangements (FPDA) treaty, Asia’s only collective security arrangement. 

  • yellow vest movement Today 09:49

    By Hanif Ghafari 

    French Protests spread to Spain

    TEHRAN - The recent anti-government demonstrations which took place in 200 cities in Spain, has hit hard on Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The massive demonstrations took place while Spain, traditionally, and due to its vulnerability to the economic crisis, has the potential of becoming one of the main centers of the crisis in the United Europe and the Eurozone.

  • Hossein Askari Yesterday 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘Reforming Muslim countries and Islamicity indices’

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Islamicity Indices are based on Qur’anic teachings. 

  • first Arab-African conference of foreign ministers of six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden Yesterday 09:59

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Red Sea legal regime: Spider’s dream against Iran won’t be realized  

    TEHRAN - On Wednesday, December 12, Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh hosted the first Arab-African conference of foreign ministers of six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, a strategic area vital to global shipping.

  • Prof. Nasir uddin Yesterday 09:33

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Rohingya refugees want to go back home but with safety and dignity’

    TEHRAN - Prof. Nasir uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh, and professor of anthropology at Chittagong University. He has been working with Rohingya people in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar for more than two decades and has written on the Rohingya refugee situation extensively in the form of both academic and popular pieces. His forthcoming ethnography is named The Rohingyas: A Case of Subhuman (Oxford University Press, 2019).

  • Yemeni children 2018-12-17 10:49

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The U.S. Senate's role in the killing of Yemeni children

    TEHRAN - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. This was reported by the media as the strongest show of bipartisan defiance against Trump’s support for the Saudi family over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who was against bin Salman policies.

  • Donald Trump 2018-12-17 10:32

    By Ruhollah Ghasemian

    U.S. trying to avenge defeat at the United Nations

    TEHRAN - The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approved a new draft law against leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah. Approval of the draft law follows the recent failure of the United States to condemn Hamas.

  • Nay San Lwin 2018/12/16

    By: Nay San Lwin

    Forcible repatriation of Rohingya dangerous

    TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

  • Sanjay Hegde 2018-12-16 09:53

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Election results in India show huge drop in support for BJP and revival for Congress

    TEHRAN - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback last week after losing three key states to the main opposition party Indian National Congress (INC).

  • Macron’s forced withdrawal before the Yellow Vests 2018-12-16 09:49

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Macron’s forced withdrawal before the Yellow Vests

    TEHRAN - Finally, Emmanuel Macron, the French President, had no way but to withdraw from his previous positions in the face of Paris recent riots, declaring an “economic and social state of emergency”. Macron ordered the government and parliament to take immediate steps to change tax rules and other policies that hit the French citizens. 

  • Tim Anderson 2018/12/15

    Intellectual freedom at the University of Sydney, “Offensive to Israel”: Prof. Anderson

    By trying to expel me over anti-war statements, University of Sydney Provost Stephen Garton has widened the free speech debate and deepened on campus fears. Since the main criterion for his attack on me was public comments considered ‘offensive’, more students and staff are likely to hesitate before raising their voices on any controversial topic.

  • Idlib 2018-12-15 11:59

    By Poya Mirzaee

    Turkey fails to comply with all its obligations in Idlib

    TEHRAN - Idlib is the only province of Syria to remain completely outside government control and has been dominated by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the modern successor to Nusra Front. The domination of the Syrian army in Syria now means the end of the war ultimately and this will lead to opportunities for political changes in the country.

  • Europe 2018-12-15 11:19

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The sad fate of Europe's leading figure

    TEHRAN - According to a new poll conducted by IFOP, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s popularity ratings hit new lows as the “yellow vest” protests are getting more and more serious. The poll's results which were published on Tuesday, indicated that Macron’s approval rating fell to 23 percent, down six percentage points on the previous month, while Philippe’s fell to 26 percent.

  • Russian White Swans in the U.S. backyard; Washington terrified   2018-12-15 11:09

    By Farzad Farhadi

    Russian White Swans in the U.S. backyard; Washington terrified  

    TEHRAN - On December 10, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced two Russian Tu-160 planes landed at an airport in close proximity to Caracas, Venezuelan capital, after traveling some 10,000 km. The two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived a couple of days after Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow, which ended with Russia's agreement to invest in Venezuela.  

  • بشار اسد 2018-12-14 15:13

    Assad says Syria reconstruction to cost $400bn

    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad predicts that Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-12-14 13:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC might survive in name only: Chicago professor

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “Nowadays, China and Russia are acquiring greater influence in Iran and the Persian Gulf nations so it is natural that Doha and Muscat are inviting them to balance the destabilizing consequences of American and Saudi policies.”

  • India-Pakistan 2018-12-13 10:10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s cooperation needed to end war in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have long been accused of proxy war in Afghanistan, where the war has stretched into its 18th year now.

  • khashoggi 2018-12-13 10:04

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Person of the Year: Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    TEHRAN - As 2018 approaches its end, it is time to look back at the important events and happenings that shaped the year. The year would go down in history for many reasons – tragic incidents, hyperbolic remarks, political dramas, trade wars, downfall of dictators, rise of democrats.

  • India 2018-12-13 10:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s cooperation needed to end war in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have long been accused of proxy war in Afghanistan, where the war has stretched into its 18th year now.

  • Norm Coleman (CBS) 2018-12-11 16:43

    by Eli Clifton

    GOP Purse Strings Held by Saudi Lobbyist

    Last month, Republican members of the House blocked a vote on legislation introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to end the U.S. role in supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

  • 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).