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  • Professor Khawar Qureshi QC 2018-08-03 13:20

    By Professor Khawar Qureshi QC, McNair Chambers international lawyers

    Iran versus U.S. at the ICJ

    On 16 July 2018 Iran instituted proceedings against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) following the decision of the United State to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and impose sanctions and restrictive measures targeting Iran and its nationals, and Iranian companies, a step criticized by the other parties to the Plan.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/02

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Can Pakistan’s new PM resolve the Kashmir issue?

    TEHRAN -After his thumping victory in Pakistan general elections, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, known for his articulateness and razor-sharp political acumen, delivered a lengthy speech, outlining his vision for Pakistan, his foreign policy and how he plans to combat the scourge of corruption. He also spoke about his desire to improve ties with India and resolve the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.

  • Terrorism 2018-07-31 12:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. anti-narcotics campaign in Afghanistan a big disaster

    TEHRAN - The protracted war in Afghanistan has many convoluted dimensions and needless to say the foreign invaders have failed in almost every way. Their engagement in the war-ravaged country has only wreaked havoc, brought misery to the people and emboldened insurgent groups to carry out deadly strikes across the country.

  • Martin Love 2018-07-29 13:41

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. has become a threat to itself, too…

    I can’t help but imagine what a glorious world we might have were there to be accord between the U.S. and Iran, and if not actual accord, at least a Middle East where the U.S. treats each country in the region individually and equally, determining policies and initiatives and even criticism in a two-way give and take, the critique based solely on whether any actor is pursuing their own foreign policies with an aim to rid the region of violence and focus on beneficial, mutual trade and better relations.

  • U.S. 2018/07/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by America

    “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It comes as no surprise that the propagandistic approach is adopted by governments generally, and by their instruments in totalitarian states.”

  • Kim wookjin 2018-07-25 14:53

    By Kim Wookjin, Iran expert at KOTRA Tehran office

    Learning about Iran: A supreme pleasure

    TEHRAN - It has been already five years since I first step onto very unfamiliar land, Iran. Back in August, 2013, I began my governmental service in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I did not know anything about Iran then. It was literally ‘the unknown world’ to me.

  • محمد نهاوندیان 2018-07-22 09:51

    By Mohammad Nahavandian

    American unilateralism and the world crisis

    1. Friday, July 6, marked the anniversary of signing the Bayonet Constitution in Hawaii of the late 19th century.

  • Iran oil 2018-07-21 10:31

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Germany asks India to resist U.S. pressure, continue buying oil from Iran

    In a direct rebuke to the United States, Germany has urged India not to buckle under the U.S. pressure and continue buying oil from Iran.

  • Afghanistan
2018-07-19 12:54

    By Syed Zafar Mahdi

    Afghan-owned peace process only solution to war in Afghanistan

    America’s top military commander in Afghanistan, John Nicholson sent regional observers into a tizzy with his comments on Monday that the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban. He later retracted his statement, apparently under pressure, saying his words were“mischaracterized.”

  • Martin Love 2018-07-18 12:44

    By Martin Love

    Let’s hope Ocasio-Cortez has real guts

    A comely 28 year old restaurant employee with a Latin name and background from the Bronx, New York City, knocks off the multi term Congressman in a primary election who may ultimately have become the Democratic Party leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, displacing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (who really is no leader at all). This is heady stuff, and she arrived on the political scene with a slate of progressive ideas, including calls for an end to U.S. warmongering and universal healthcare for all citizens.

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2018-07-17 11:14

    By Batool Subeiti

    Together against Trump and his dangerous policies

    LONDON - Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of London on Friday to protest against the visiting ‘megalomaniac’ president of the United States.

  • Afghanistan - Pakistan 2018/07/17

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    The curious case of Afghanistan-Pakistan shaky relationship

    A few weeks ago, at an event in Kabul, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani remarked that an agreement had been reached with Pakistan on rooting out terrorism and extremism in the region. The announcement, after a flurry of accusations and counter-accusations in recent years, brought cheer to many peaceniks who have grown weary of war, death and destruction.

  • Palestinian resistance fighters 2018-07-16 11:40

    By Ramin Hussain Abadian

    Zionist carnage in Gaza continues

    Zionist regime's fighter jets have conducted a series of fresh raids against the Palestinian resistance forces and the defenseless people of the Gaza Strip. According to media reports, so far, a number of Palestinians have been martyred following the attacks.

  • Hezbullah 2018-07-16 11:16

    Sondoss Al Asaad

    12 years and the victory still echoes

    It was the 12th of July 2006, when the Hezbullah resistance arrested 3 Zionist soldiers, in order to exchange them and free its own arrested soldiers and other Lebanese citizens from the Zionist prisons. At the very beginning, only the Lebanese occupied Shibaa Farms were expected to be the zone of confront. However, the Zionist entity had already decided to fire its preprepared aggressive assault on Lebanon.

  • Sheikh Isa Qassim 2018-07-15 11:13

    Sondoss Al Asaad

    Bahrain's Ayatollah Qassim Treated in London

    On Monday, 9 July 2018, Bahrain’s, 80-year-old, top spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday and was immediately taken to hospital to receive primary medical treatment, by specialised doctors. Ayatollah Qassim's health had deteriorated ever since the government have stripped his citizenship and stormed his domicile in 23 May 2017, and placed him under house arrest.

  • سفیر چین 2018-07-14 10:39

    By Pang Sen, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Facts and figures about Xinjiang of China

    Due to its important role in China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) has attracted much attention. Not infrequently, praises, along with misunderstanding and western media’s distortion are intertwined in the press. It is necessary to present a real and true picture about the region to facilitate a better understanding of Xinjiang.

  • Afghanistan 2018/07/12

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After 17 years of ‘wasted effort’ in Afghanistan, no lessons learnt by U.S.

    After nearly 17 years of war, chaos, mayhem, misery, death and destruction, the United States is seeking peace negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • Saudi Arabia, the UAE footprint in Eritrea, Ethiopia rapprochement 2018-07-11 10:47

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Saudi Arabia, the UAE footprint in Eritrea, Ethiopia rapprochement

    TEHRAN - The reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eretria after 20 years is top news in the African continent.

  • Rohingya 2018-07-08 11:52

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Global response to Rohingya crisis astonishingly slow

    In the crammed and dingy refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya refugees are currently languishing in impoverished conditions, women who were gang-raped by Burmese security forces nearly 10 months ago are now giving birth to babies.

  • Iran 2018/07/05

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Iran’s nuclear program and West’s blatant double standards

    A few weeks ago, new nuclear enrichment facility was inaugurated at Natanz, which will be producing centrifuges, while operating within the limits of the nuclear deal. The facility’s construction had begun even before the 2015 nuclear deal was inked, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi informed, expressing hope that the first old-generation centrifuges will roll out in a month’s time.

  • U.S. Senate 2018-07-04 10:01

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The true face of American Democrats

    Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and the re-enforcement of U.S. secondary sanctions against our country have raised the opposition of the Democratic politicians and members of the U.S. Senate.

  • Kashmir 2018/07/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Understanding Iran’s traditional position on Kashmir

    Almost two months ago, the Supreme Leader of Iran, during a meeting with top government functionaries and foreign emissaries, spoke of myriad problems facing the Muslim world and emphasized the importance of resisting against the arrogant, oppressive powers. He referred to conflict-marred states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Myanmar and Kashmir.

  • دیدار تیمهای ایران و پرتغال 2018-07-01 12:45

    By Engin Firat

    Team Melli could be the surprise of the tournament

    The Players of Team Melli showed a brave performance in Russia and earned the respect of the football world.

  • Trump 2018-06-30 11:04

    By Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Trump’s ill-advised move threatens to escalate global trade war

    U.S. President Donald Trump, known for his madman approach and eccentric nature, reckons trade wars are “good” and tariffs should be raised, even if it leads to tit-for-tat escalation and hurts economies of other nations. Trump’s latest ill-advised move threatens to spark a global trade war which could possibly have far-reaching consequences.

  • Martin Love 2018-06-28 13:38

    By Martin Love

    Take heart: the next 100 years will be better

    Occasionally it makes sense to stand back and take a look at history from a long-term perspective, and in this regard I am talking about the last 100 years, which really have not been kind to the Middle East, its diverse people, and even to Islam.

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-06-27 11:01

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    “Power struggle” expanded between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi

    TEHRAN - In 2015, to restore dictatorial rule to Yemen as well as plunder the country's oil and gas and its natural wealth, Saudi Arabia created a coalition of some of its regional and transatlantic allies, targeting Yemen which is the poorest Arab state.

  • EU-Iran 2018-06-26 14:47

    By Reza Simbar

    Adjustment of European's package with Iran national interests

    TEHRAN - The Islamic Republic expects the European Authorities to put forward their package of proposals to save the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 from which the U.S. has withdrawn.

  • Hudaydah 2018-06-23 10:45

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    Why Hudaydah, Is the Overwhelming Question

    BEIRUT - For three consecutive years, the kingdom of despotism, which leads the Arabs collation, has imposed an unjustified blockade on Yemen.

  • 347567_Taliban- militants (1).jpg 2018-06-20 11:27

    By Banafsheh Esmaili

    Taliban accepts Afghan government's ceasefire: sparking peace or false hopes?

    TEHRAN - A few days ago, in an unprecedented attempt, Taliban announced ceasefire with the Afghan government in the first three days of Eid Fitr, the holiday that caps off Ramadan.

  • Global economic growth 2018-06-18 12:41

    Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Fairytales of global economic growth

    PARACHINAR - The world is moving at a rapid pace, technological advancements have transformed lives, and economic growth has been spurred by innovative policies and practices.