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  • New York Times 2019-01-26 11:11

    By Martin Love

    In U.S. one new NYT columnist just made a serious impact

    NORTH CAROLINA - The Power of the Press, provided it’s the right particular medium, packs at least an incipient punch. Take for example the so-called “newspaper of record” in the United States, the New York Times, which despite decades of obfuscations and bias in certain arenas such as the Middle East remains the one newspaper which, if the mainstream media were to be absolutely shunned, would probably be the last to meet that fate.

  • Sudan close ties with Qatar escalates Riyadh isolation in Arab world 2019-01-24 02:02

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Sudan close ties with Qatar escalates Riyadh isolation in Arab world

    TEHRAN - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Tuesday for a two-day visit to Qatar amid ongoing anti-government protests at home, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported.

  • Marzieh Hashemi 2019-01-21 10:07

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    Why Marzieh Hashemi?

    BEIRUT - Marzieh Hashemi, aka Melanie Franklin, is a veteran American-African journalist who has converted to Islam, in the wake of the 1979's Islamic revolution and has worked as a journalist in the Islamic Republic of Iran, since 2008.

  • Mike Pompeo 2019-01-20 10:53

    By Ruhollah Ghasemian

    Pompeo’s pointless Mideast trip

    TEHRAN - These days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East and his meeting with his eight Arab counterparts have led some to think that Washington is planning to organize an Arab alliance against Iran and a war on Tehran will soon take shape in the region.

  • It behooves largely Muslim lands to avoid becoming like Saudi Arabia 2019-01-19 10:46

    By Martin Love

    It behooves largely Muslim lands to avoid becoming like Saudi Arabia

    NORTH CAROLINA - A fire broke out in a school building in Makkah back in 2002 from which young female students tried to escape. The Saudi “religious police” allegedly forced some if not all the teen school girls back inside the burning school because they were, in their hasty attempts to escape the fire, not wearing their headscarves and black robes.

  • The United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 2019-01-18 13:02

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Nancy Pelosi and her dual approaches

    TEHRAN - In her remarks, the United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserted that Trump's border wall campaign has nothing to do with border security. She said it's one of the U.S. President's plans for energizing his conservative base, and in this way, he aims to distract the country from the various scandals dogging his administration.

  • Tony Blair 2019-01-15 09:55

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Why is Tony Blair so angry?

    TEHRAN - The former British Prime Minister doesn't have a good time! On the one hand, Tony Blair is witnessing the continuation of the Brexit process, and on the other hand, He's in no way happy with what has happened inside the Labor Party! Tony Blair is one of the main opponents of the British withdrawal from the European Union.

  • Greek’s anger flaring up  2019-01-14 10:29

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Greece’s anger flaring up 

    TEHRAN - As predicted, despite the adoption of austerity policies for 11 years, Greece is still one of the most austerity-stricken countries in the EU. Although Greece was supposed to emerge from the bailout by 2012, and step towards economic prosperity, heavy debts prevented the realization of this process. The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund loaned Greece a total of €289bn ($330bn) in three programs, in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

  • Mahdi Pourhasani 2019-01-13 15:14

    By Mahdi Pourhasani

    Quantum computing and geopolitics competition between China and U.S. in cyber space

    TEHRAN - Quantum computing is the area of study that focuses on developing computer technology based on quantum theory. In information and communication technology it more focuses on the speed of computers. Quantum computing could make opportunities to advanced interests in cyberspace and out of cyberspace.

  • The U.S. wants to “incite” Iranians and this must be rejected 2019-01-12 12:09

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. wants to “incite” Iranians and this must be rejected

    NORTH CAROLINA - After a while a rational person begins to think Arabs, or at least Arab “leaders”, bar a handful of reasonably sane souls that includes Syria’s Assad and some others probably in Iraq and Lebanon, maybe in Kuwait and Qatar and even Yemen (it’s difficult to say, much less name names) are just flat stupid – especially when compared with most Iranians whatever their posture is towards the rule of Shia Muslim authorities in the Islamic Republic.

  • A random litany of potentially better news for Iran seen from 8000 miles 2019-01-08 14:21

    By Martin Love

    A random litany of potentially better news for Iran seen from 8000 miles

    NORTH CAROLINA - Iran is allegedly planning joint naval exercises with Russia in the Caspian Sea. The government in Kabul is said to be open to stronger ties and cooperation with Tehran. More countries are allegedly intending to keep open trade channels with Tehran, especially India and Pakistan, even if there’s no clear evidence yet of a European “Special Purposes Vehicle” to bypass U.S. economic sanctions on Iran for trade purposes.

  • Tel Aviv’ fears the future; what Zionists are concerned most about 2019-01-07 11:00

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Tel Aviv’ fears the future; what Zionists are concerned most about

    TEHRAN - These days, Israeli officials are not feeling so hot, and are extremely concerned about the future, as it is quite evident in Tel Aviv's statements. 

  • Iran 2019-01-05 10:33

    By Martin Love

    For Iran as with Syria, a critical mass of unified and determined citizens will defeat aggressors

    TEHRAN - No one can say whether U.S. President Donald Trump is changing his stripes. But he is sure as the perfection of the Muslim “Jannah” or the beauty of an exquisite Iranian rose or a fine carpet from Shiraz shaking up his usual allies, and not those merely in the U.S., but overseas, too.

  • nimr 2019-01-05 10:01

    By Sonduos Al- Assad

    Ayatollah al-Nimr's resistance and martyrdom

    BEIRUT - Three years have passed after the martyrdom of Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr; who was brutally executed by the autocratic Saudi regime. Under this dictatorship, one is doomed to death once he calls for injustice and freedom. Ayatollah al-Nimr has been a revolutionary faithful leader; known for his peaceful intellectual resistance, shrewd leadership, humbleness and piety.

  • Ehsan Kiankhah - PhD in cyber strategic management  2019-01-02 09:17

    By Ehsan Kiankhah - PhD in cyber strategic management 

    Cyber governance, concept and necessity 

    Cyberspace is a place for recreation, entertainment, marketing and interaction. Cyberspace becomes the main concern of people everywhere in any position from personal usage to political decisions. 

  • A meeting themed “India, a Window Beyond Sanctions” was held Dec. 5 at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. The summit was attended by business leaders from both sides and the Indian Ambassador Saurabh Kumar. 2019-01-01 13:26

    By Salman Parviz

    India, Iran to maintain trade level amid sanctions

    U.S. unilateral sanctions bring economic challenges for both nations

    TEHRAN -- Re-imposition of sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration against Iran sent the national currency rial on a roller coaster ride against the U.S. dollar, spiraling inflation and soaring cost of living for the general public in Iran. From the record highs of 190,000 rials against the dollar in late September, the greenback exchange rate has now recovered, hovering around 10,000 rials in the open market. 

  • Chris Cook 2018-12-31 11:19

    By Chris Cook, University College London professor 

    Iran’s 21st century energy strategy: Banking on energy  

    Iran approaches the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution at a crossroads. 

  • Trump 2018-12-29 12:26

    By Martin Love

    Trump may have begun a serious turn for the better in the Middle East

    NORTH CAROLINA - Rarely does a U.S. President show common sense and a recognition of what is obvious. Donald Trump is indeed having some second thoughts about U.S. foreign policy, as suggested in a recent column, and it is extremely welcome even if hopes for change prove erroneous. He told some top brass in the military that: “We are spread out all over the world. We are in countries most people have not even heard about. Frankly, it’s ridiculous. You can’t have any more time. You’ve had enough time,” Trump stated.

  • Sudan 2018-12-26 10:42

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Bread revolution in Sudan

    TEHRAN - The rise of bread price along with loss of a large part of Sudan’s resources and other issues over the years have triggered protests in the African country.

  • U.S. may be bumping up against the limit of its “empire” schemes 2018-12-23 11:17

    By Martin Love

    U.S. may be bumping up against the limit of its “empire” schemes

    NORTH CAROLINA - Ray Dalio, head of Bridgewater, the largest and one of the most most successful hedge funds in the U.S., and no fool when it comes to finance and economic matters, has warned that because of the expansion of debt both personal and governmental the country might be facing sooner or later an inflationary debt crisis that could see the value of the dollar decline by 30 percent or more.

  • Trump fails 2018-12-21 15:16

    By Martin Love

    At bottom, what ails the U.S. looks like mental illness

    NORTH CAROLINA - Frequently, if a person in America has friends in Iran, one must address those friends with empathy when they write directly or on social media about their dismay and even fear of U.S. policies and actions in the Middle East. It hardly warrants repeating what the dismay consists of and why it exists because almost everyone knows already. It’s been obvious for years, especially after Bush invaded Iraq. 

  • British strategy in the Indo-Pacific region: Conquest of the world from the deck of a ship  2018-12-19 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. 

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/12/17

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. military industrial complex’s perpetual warfare

    TEHRAN - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 10 December 2018 released its report on the sale of weapons and other military hardware by the world’s largest 100 weapon manufacturers. The U.S. weapon manufacturers dominated the ‘top hundred list’ with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies benefitted from the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing demand for weapons.

  • Macron, Trump 2018-12-17 11:23

    By Abdollah Shahbazi

    Macron, Trump and Iran’s future

    TEHRAN - The incident of the city of Strasbourg in France was a very primitive scenario for facing the deep social and political crisis that the Macron government is facing. 

  • 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.

  • Yemen peace talks 2018-12-16 10:12

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Yemen agreement and Riyadh’s double standards 

    TEHRAN - The Yemen peace talks began with the attendance UN envoy Martin Griffiths on Dec. 13, 2018 in Stockholm and led to an agreement between the two sides, the Sana'a delegation and the Saudi-backed Hadi’s outgoing government representatives.

  • 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.

  • The nations of the world 2018-12-14 14:57

    By Martin Love

    What dooms nations can be surprising, and it resides internally 

    NORTH CAROLINA - One can believe without fear of realistic opposition that people in general are much the same everywhere. Sure, cultures vary, religions and social systems vary, but the fundamental aspects and challenges and even joys of human life remain constant. This is no great epiphany, just simply the result of exposure. That said, feel-good narratives are all over the U.S. media, but most all of it is propaganda to give the largely unexposed public the impression that all is well. It isn’t.

  • The nature of Zionist regime in Operation Northern Shield   2018-12-11 11:50

    By Sa’adollah Zarei 

    The nature of Zionist regime in Operation Northern Shield  

    TEHRAN - On 4 December 2018, the Zionist regime announced the launch of Operation Northern Shield to destroy Hezbollah tunnels that reach into Northern Israel from Lebanon. According to Israeli Channel 10, the decision was made by the Security Council at the main headquarters of the Israeli army.

  • Fragile Alliance in the Gulf Cooperation Council 2018-12-10 10:07

     By Fatemeh Salehi

    Fragile alliance in the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

    Qatari Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced a few days ago that Qatar intended to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) starting from January 1, 2019. This news has fomented worldwide reactions.