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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.

  • Clare Daly Today 15:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Zero chance for EU to make a break with NATO: EU MP

    TEHRAN - A member of the European Parliament says that the EU has no chance to be independent of NATO.

  • 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.

  • Ashok Swain 2021-10-22 16:21

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Cold War between China and U.S. is a must: Indian professor

    TEHRAN – Noting that the cold war between Beijing and Washington is a must, an Indian academic says they have already kicked it off.

  • ‘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.

  • Jagannath Panda 2021-10-19 22:06

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China will fill power vacuum left by U.S. in Afghanistan: researcher

    TEHRAN - A research fellow and coordinator of the East Asia Centre at MP-IDSA in New Delhi says that Beijing has already taken steps towards engagement with the Taliban to fill the vacuum created by the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Zalmay Khalilzad 2021-10-19 18:15

    U.S. envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad resigns following humiliating defeat

    TEHRAN - U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has resigned following the American military’s humiliating defeat in the twenty-year war in the country and the failure of the so-called peace process, the State Department has confirmed.

  • 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.

  • Turkey’s Erdogan threatens fresh military campaign against Kurdish militants in Syria 2021-10-16 19:01

    Turkey’s Erdogan threatens fresh military campaign against Kurdish militants in Syria

    TEHRAN - Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new military campaign on the Syrian soil after a rocket attack blamed on Kurdish militants killed two Turkish special force police in northern Syria.

  • 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.

  • Arhama Siddiqa 2021-10-15 11:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    There is doubt that Taliban has changed: researcher

    TEHRAN - A Pakistani researcher says that despite initial optimistic views over the Taliban, there is now doubt whether the group has changed. 

  • 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.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2021/10/13

    By Abir Bassam

    Safar Barlek of the 21st Century: Erdogan the New Caliph

    Since the American’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, it became clear that everyone is holding his breath. That is exactly what Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing these days. Ten years have passed since his war on Syria; however, he has, so far, reached zero accomplishments towards his 2023 dreams. As a matter of fact, Erdogan is in the worst position ever. His dream of becoming the new Ottoman Caliph began to fade away.

  • 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.

  • French frigates to give Greece naval supremacy over Turkey, a geopolitics analyst says 2021-10-10 17:53

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    French frigates have given Greece naval supremacy over Turkey, defense analyst says

    TEHRAN – A defense analyst says the Greek-French pact is a game-changer in the Eastern Mediterranean as French frigates have given Greece naval supremacy over Turkey.

  • 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.

  • William O. Beeman 2021-10-10 12:20

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China has significant leverage over U.S.: American scholar

    TEHRAN – Pointing to Beijing's leverage over Washington, an American anthropologist says that any damage to U.S.-China trade would harm U.S. economic interests.