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  • Farce of ‘reforms’ in Saudi: extra-judicial executions double under MBS 2018-12-23 10:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Farce of ‘reforms’ in Saudi: extra-judicial executions double under MBS

    TEHRAN - The grandiloquent talk of ‘reforms’ in Saudi Arabia had dominated the popular discourse in the West after crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) engineered an unprecedented purge of his own family late last year and seized control of the palace.

  • Merkel and May 2018-12-21 13:57

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Merkel's ultimatum to British Prime Minister

    TEHRAN - The Chancellor of Germany is still trying to play the role of a senior official in the Europe's foreign policy. Currently, Angela Merkel is trying to end the negotiations with the British side over the Brexit. "With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, May’s premiership and her deal to stave off a disorderly departure or a bid to stop Brexit are hanging by a thread", announced Reuters.

  • yellow vest movement 2018-12-19 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.

  • first Arab-African conference of foreign ministers of six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden 2018-12-18 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • A container cargo being unloaded at Shahid Kalantari Port in Chabahar on December 2. 2018-12-14 21:55

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Chabahar port, Iran’s wining card in trade with South Asia, CIS

    CHABAHAR- In southeastern Iran, on the Gulf of Oman, there is a port city called Chabahar which is the home for Iran's only oceanic port. Due to its strategic geographical positioning, Chabahar port holds a great significance for Iran both politically and economically.

  • The President of the French National Rally political party, Marin Le Pen 2018-12-14 12:14

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Le Pen's under-plot for the French President

    TEHRAN - The President of the French National Rally political party, Marin Le Pen, is trying to take little stances on the new protests in her country. Some French politicians have accused her of interfering in the recent protests in favor of the French National Rally. Meanwhile, many analysts believe that, ultimately, the outcome of Macron's removal from power will be the presence of far-right nationalists (led by Le Pen) at the Elysees Palace.

  • 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.

  • Budget Bill 1398 2018-12-13 09:41

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    1398 budget bill, (non)-oil revenues?

    The budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (starting on March 21, 2019) was presented to the parliament on December 6 while Iran’s economy, previously expected to boom, is experiencing the toughest conditions under the draconian U.S. sanctions. The upcoming year is supposedly an economic predicament for Iranians to endure and for the government to program and handle.

  • 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.

  • Brexit 2018-12-10 09:40

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Will there be another referendum over Brexit?  

    TEHRAN - Brexit continues to be an implicit term in the Britain’s political equations. Complicating the process of the British withdrawal from the European Union is a joint measure taken by the British government and European authorities. At the same time, the British government, with its widespread negative propaganda against the Brexit, is seeking to re-arrange a referendum. In other words, the European authorities are trying to direct the public opinion about the Brexit.

  • Putin_Bin Salman 2018-12-08 20:54

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Oil’s love triangle ends up with Trump in tears

    These days whenever there is talks about oil market three names are inevitably come to surface, the U.S. President Trumps, Russian President Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

  • Europe 2018-12-08 09:56

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    A contemplation on Europe's new crises

    TEHRAN - Recently, it hasn't been quite calm in Europe! Although French President Emmanuel Macron has temporarily withdrawn from the fuel tax laws, the "Yellow Vests" continue to follow their demands of the Elysees Palace, taking out to the streets of Paris and other cities.

  • Europe 2018-12-07 09:13

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    West return to 2007: Europe's anger over incompetent politicians

    TEHRAN - The anger and discontent of European citizens over European politicians is increasing day by day. While more than ten years have passed since the economic crisis in Europe, we are still witnessing austerity plans in this block. France' recent round of demonstrations isn't limited to this country anymore, and we're now witnessing demonstrations in countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • 2018 G20 summit 2018-12-05 09:15

    By Hanif Ghafari

    The G20 fruitless summit

    TEHRAN - The 2018 G20 summit in Buenos Aires, was the thirteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20), which was held on 30 November and 1 December 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Incompatible with justice 2018-12-04 11:36

    By M.A. Saki 

    Incompatible with justice

    The details of the national budget bill for the next Iranian fiscal year, which begins on March 21, 2019, have not been released yet.

  • Ali Abbasi 2018/12/03

    By Ali Abbasi

    Water crisis and the phenomenon of migration of people with disabilities

    The two phenomena of migration and water have always been closely linked historically, as tribes in Africa, the Middle East and Asia have been migrating extensively in search of food and water for their livestock. 

  • Bernie Sanders and ِDonald Trump 2018-12-03 10:04

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Bernie Sanders's hammer on the Trump's head 

    TEHRAN - Bernie Sanders, the old American senator, and one of Democratic nominees for the 2016 presidential election, continues to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump. This confrontation started at the time Trump entered the White House (by early 2017).

  • Pakistan 2018/12/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kartarpur project: Imran Khan's diplomatic masterstroke

    TEHRAN _ At a time when sabre-rattling between the two South Asian estranged neighbors has escalated to alarming proportions, Pakistan has quite remarkably managed to score a big diplomatic victory over India with the Kartarpur Corridor project.

  • Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari 2018-12-01 09:41

    Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for EMRO

    Only one third of people living with HIV in the region know their status 

    This year, we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of World AIDS Day, on December 1, an annual event marked by countries around the world to advocate for more concerted action to prevent HIV and provide those who are living with HIV the lifesaving treatment they need in a manner that respects both human rights and their dignity. 

  • Hillary Clinton 2018-12-01 09:02

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Will Clinton have the EU's Support?

    TEHRAN - In her recent remarks, the U.S. defeated candidate in the 2016 presidential elections pointed to the current challenges in Europe and tried to take a stance accordingly! Hillary Clinton, who spoke briefly of her possible presence in the 2020 presidential elections before, warned against the raise of nationalism in Europe, while praising Angela Merkel's policies toward immigrants.

  • Ghaderi 2018-11-29 11:35

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    France' unrestful days with Macron

    TEHRAN - French President Emmanuel Macron is going through hard times! On the one hand, Macron's popularity with the French citizens has drastically fallen during recent months, and the continuation of public protests in different cities of France, has created a difficult situation for the young French president.

  • Trump - Bin Salman 2018-11-28 09:57

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Trump’s challenge on defending Bin Salman

    TEHRAN - Many U.S. sources have recently condemned the position taken by President Donald Trump on Khashoggi’s murder by Mohammad bin Salman, calling for a White House appeal against the Saudi Crown Prince. Even some Republican senators such as Lindsay Graham asserted that they have been disappointed with Mohammad bin Salman, despite their initial optimism, and demanded his withdrawal from power.

  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron 2018-11-27 11:08

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel and Macron’s concerns over new Europe

    TEHRAN - Chancellor of Germany is still thinking of building a new Europe! Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron both speak of a Europe which can withstand nationalism and far right movements. But the realization of this common dream seems not so easy! Today extremism have spread all over the European countries, and their power is increasing day by day.

  • 429747 2018-11-25 12:23

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Hunt completed the dirty Britain case with Iran's threat to war and famine

    TEHRAN - Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the UK Jeremy Hunt, who came to Iran on Monday, in an interview described the Middle East as a tinderbox and warned against a First World War-style catastrophe in the Middle East.

  • Pompeo and Bolton 2018-11-21 11:05

    By M.A. Saki

    Pompeo and Bolton want to torture the Iranian nation

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his special representative for Iran Brian Hook have claimed that humanitarian supplies such as food and medicine are exempt from sanctions against Iran.  

  • FATF 2018-11-21 10:27

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    FATF member countries, the very center of money laundering 

    TEHRAN — While Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif asks for joining FATF (The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering), it is obvious that the member countries of this organization are already actively engaged in money laundering, Mehr news agency reported. 

  • Ghaderi 2018-11-18 09:25

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Decoding Macron's Remarks: Is France really a U.S. ally?

    TEHRAN - In his latest remarks in response to the U.S. President Donald Trump, Emanuel Macron, French President, has claimed that Paris is the U.S. ally and not a vassal state! Beyond that, Macron has stated that Trump's anti-French tweets have not hurt his feelings, and he has no intention of responding to these controversial tweets.

  • Trump 2018-11-17 10:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Democrats V.S Trump: The dispute is intensified

    TEHRAN - The mid-term elections in the United States ended with the majority of Republicans in the Senate, and Democrats' victory in the House of Representatives. Democrats in the House of Representatives are now preparing themselves to confront Trump and challenge his position at the White House, as they seem to be disappointed with the resistance of the Senate to Trump and his friends.