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  • Jamal Khashoggi Today 17:06

    Saudi official gives new version of Khashoggi killing: Report

    A senior Saudi Arabian government official has laid out a new version of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

  • Jamal Khashoggi Today 11:24

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Murder most foul: Saudis admit Khashoggi was killed

    The outpouring of anger and outrage over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and subsequent killing inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey is unprecedented. The 60-year-old journalist, who had been critical of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, walked inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 afternoon to complete paperwork ahead of his marriage. He never came out.

  • police chief of southern Afghan province of Kandahar General Abdul Raziq Achakzai Today 11:11

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Top Afghan commander’s killing raises questions

    The formidable, flamboyant, maverick police chief of southern Afghan province of Kandahar General Abdul Raziq Achakzai was gunned down in a shootout inside the provincial governor’s office on Thursday, along with the governor and intelligence chief. The ‘insider attack’, which wiped out the provincial leadership, was carried out by the governor’s bodyguard and claimed by the Taliban, which shows Taliban infiltration of police and army in the war-ravaged country.

  • Afghan parliamentary election Today 11:04

    Despite fears of violence, Afghan parliamentary polls sees high turnout

    TEHRAN- Despite the threats of terrorist groups to disrupt the election, Afghans came out in large numbers on Saturday to cast their votes in the historic parliamentary election. 

  • Jamal Khashoggi Yesterday 16:59

    Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed but claims he died in 'fistfight' 

    Turkish official says investigators will know fate of journalist’s body ‘before long’

    Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of Jamal Khashoggi before long, a senior official said on Saturday, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time that the journalist had been killed in its Istanbul consulate.

  • macron may merkel Yesterday 10:37

    By Saeed Sobhani

    What Is Europe's Strategy on the JCPOA?

    TEHRAN - The disputes over the "future of the nuclear deal" are still ongoing. The analysis of this conflict is not so easy, considering the remarkable relations between Washington and Europe. In other words, Western officials look at the nuclear deal not as an "independent legal variable", but as a "dependent political variable".

  • Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Yesterday 10:29

    By Abdulhamid Bayati

    U.S. air force; competing with rivals or creating a new weapons market

    TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump has once again stressed the need for formation of U.S. space force, reasoning that Russia and China are pioneers in the area. 

  • Hossein Askari Yesterday 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

     For Why Trump is Attacking Iran as he Defends MBS: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Trump has to invent something for defending MBS and King Salman to his evangelical base and the millions of other Americans who get their news from Fox.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-19 12:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has buried its moral compass in the Trump-Kushner-MBS disaster: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered.

  • عادل عبدالمهدی 2018-10-19 12:08

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    New Iraqi cabinet ahead

    TEHRAN - Adel Abdul Mahdi, the new prime minister of Iraq, is required by the Iraq’s constitution to submit his cabinet appointees for parliamentary approval within 30 days of his election, which occurred on October 2, or else another person will be appointed for that task. But nothing has been done yet.

  • Nikki Haley 2018-10-19 12:01

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Nikki Haley left the UN

    TEHRAN - Nikki Haley has resigned as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave her post in January. Since Trump’s first weeks in office, the White House has been plagued with high-profile departures of people who are fired or resign, often after being stung by scandal or caught up in some controversy: National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, FBI Director James Comey and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to name a few.

  • 'India ‘worst sufferer’ of declining global trade and slow economic growth' 2018-10-17 20:53

    'India ‘worst sufferer’ of declining global trade and slow economic growth'

    TEHRAN - With global economy going through a difficult phase, India's commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu says the country is the “worst sufferer” of declining trade and slow global economic growth as its share in world trade is rising.

  • Afghanistan 2018-10-17 20:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Journalists in war-ravaged Afghanistan continue to walk a tightrope

    TEHRAN- s violence against journalists surges in Afghanistan and government faces the heat for failing to safeguard their rights, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is not at odds with the media and that government and the media should work together and be committed to implementing the law.

  • Rezaul Hasan Laskar 2018-10-17 20:48

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'India may be willing to decide in a more strategic manner on oil purchases from Iran'

    TEHRAN - Iran and India have shared age-old historical, commercial and cultural ties. The two countries have inked many bilateral agreements in recent years. Iran has been the main supplier of crude oil to India even at the peak of Western sanctions between 2012 and 2016. Now, with sanctions imposed against Iran by the Trump administration, it remains to be seen which course of action New Delhi takes.

  • Mike Pompeo- Mohammed bin Salman 2018-10-17 15:33

    MBS’s rampaging anger will not silence questions about Jamal Khashoggi

    Inside his royal palace in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman is said to have alternated between dark brooding and rampaging anger in the days after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, or MBS, as he is widely known, looked for someone to blame for what Turkish officials have said was the journalist’s grisly murder.

  • Iran nuclear deal a model for North Korea problem: Merkel 2018-10-17 11:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel's projection regarding nationalist movements in Europe 

     TEHRAN - In recent years, we have repeatedly spoken about the blows that hit the United Europe hard, and resulted in constant and overwhelming crises in this block. The European authorities now refer to "returning to nationalism" as a potential danger (and in some cases, the actual danger!) In this block, and warn against it without mentioning the origin of this danger.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-10-17 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammad bin Salman resembles Trump: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that I never saw Mohammad bin Salman as a prudent leader. His approach to politics is ad hoc, coarse and lacks diplomatic skill.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-10-17 10:15

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

    Wait and contemplate for a second

    TEHRAN – Like it or not, the story of liberal democracy in the West has often been unjust and inhumane. You haven’t made a mistake if you call it “no human rights.”

  • Macron 2018-10-16 09:29

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

    Terror business in Macron’s style; Riyadh pretending to fight terrorism

    TEHRAN - In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, French President Emmanuel Macron said: “It is incorrect to state that Saudi Arabia is important economically to France in any area. With Saudi Arabia and the UAE, we have a cooperative relationship based on the whole truth and clarity, but it’s a strategic tie. The fight against terrorism goes hand in hand with these two countries.”.

  • India and China team up to train Afghan diplomats 2018-10-15 22:42

    In a first, India and China team up to train Afghan diplomats

    TEHRAN - For all the major regional players, strategic presence in Afghanistan has a deep significance for host of reasons. It is considered as a laboratory for testing each other’s power and influence in the region.

  • Uzair Hasan Rizvi 2018/10/15

    By: Uzair Hasan Rizvi

    Iran, India should bolster tourism cooperation

    TEHRAN - Is it safe for an Indian tourist to travel to Iran? How cheap is Iran for an Indian tourist?

  • Forozan Faghiri 2018-10-15 22:37

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Afghan refugee who defied odds to become an accomplished physicist in Iran

    TEHRAN - She was forced to leave her homeland as a small child, along with her family, when the country was battling civil war, much before 9/11 and the American invasion. She became a refugee at a tender age, and faced tremendous hardships while growing up. But, somehow adversities proved to be blessing in disguise for her, making her strong and giving her definite purpose and direction in life.

  • Yemen 2018-10-15 16:55

    UN: Yemen on brink of 'world's worst famine in 100 years’

    The United Nations has warned Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are not halted, the Guardian reported on Monday.

  • The 2017 Asian Development Bank (ADB) 2018-10-15 11:46

    By Susantono Bambang

    How to finance Asia’s infrastructure gap

    Asia’s countries famously need to invest trillions of dollars a year to provide infrastructure required to keep traffic flowing, ports trading, and factories humming. Yet most countries in the region consistently fall short.

  • Richard D. Kauzlarich 2018-10-15 11:03

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    Deployment of S 300 in Syria is Russia's least costly measure against Israel: ex-U.S. ambassador

    TEHRAN - Russians make the least costly reprisal against Israel with deployment of S 300 system in Syria.

  • Nikki Haley 2018/10/14

    By Michael H Fuchs

    Nikki Haley's departure reflects the chaos of U.S.'s foreign policy

    Not unlike in an autocracy, U.S. foreign policy is hostage to the erratic whims of the president, directed by Trump tweets and what he sees on Fox News

  • Trump-MBS 2018/10/14

    By David Hearst

    Trump and the boy king: MBS's reign is over before it even began

    The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

  • Trump 2018-10-14 11:10

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

    Trump; the Symbol of America's Isolation in the World

    TEHRAN - The president of the United States, who came to power in 2016 with the slogan of "Reviving Washington's Power", has become the messenger of failure and defeat of his country in the West Asian region and in the international system. The U.S. numerous military and political defeats in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon were so outstanding that there's no way Trump can brag about his achievements in the region.

  • 1.	India elected to UN HR Council 2018-10-13 22:09

    India elected to UN HR Council

    TEHRAN - India was elected to the influential UN Human Rights Council with the highest number of votes by the UN General Assembly on Friday with a vow to combat intolerance.

  • M J Akbar, the deputy foreign minister of India 2018-10-13 22:04

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    MeToo movement grips India, Minister among those in the line of fire

    TEHRAN - India has got its own Harvey Weinstein moment with a number of female journalists breaking their silence and accusing a journalist-turned-politician of sexual harassment.