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  • 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.

  • Student Day in Iran after the 1979 Revolution 2018-12-08 10:11

    By Abdollah Shahbazi 

    16 Azar the beginning of an uprising 

    The first protest  TEHRAN - 16 Azar (7 December) has become the official Student Day in Iran after the 1979 Revolution. On that day, December 7, 1953 (16 Azar 1332 in the Iranian calendar) three students of the University of Tehran were murdered by Iranian police in the Pahlavi era. Every year there are local demonstrations at many universities organized by students.

  • oil price 2018-12-05 22:52

    By Mahmood Khaghani in association with Chris Cook

    Iran at the crossroad of 1398 budget

    TEHRAN - A journalist called me the other day and requested my opinion with regard to the next Iranian year 1398 budget that it seems the government considers oil prices will be higher than 50 dollars per barrel. I, in turn, asked a Senior Research Fellow at University College London about his prediction with respect to oil market during 2019. He said: "As a wise man said, "It is difficult to make forecasts, especially about the future."

  • Trump 2018-12-05 09:42

    By Martin Love

    The loss of the American “empire” is baked in the cake

    NORTH CAROLINA - So much going on round the world of note, and too few remarking at attempts to torture or waterboard free speech in the U.S., except this time if the subject literally drowns or dies, which journalist Jamal Khashoggi did in his own blood, no problem – that may be the intent anyway, to eliminate all dissenting voices that are, to one degree or another and maybe too loud about it, appalled by various rampant, overextended “isms”: Zionism, Neo-liberalism, run amok Capitalism, Communism, Nationalism, Nazism, Wahhabism, Americanism, and others. 

  • Trump 2018/12/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. propaganda war against Iran doomed to fail

    TEHRAN _ At a time when the Trump administration is facing backlash at home over its military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and disgraceful defeat in Afghanistan after 18 years of war, spin doctors in Washington are looking for convenient scapegoats to escape accountability.

  • Trenches in the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to “Gilet jaune” 2018-12-03 10:29

    By Abdollah Shahbazi 

    Trenches in the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to “Gilet jaune”

    France is the leader of the contemporary revolutions, so long as the term “revolution”, in its new meaning, came to political culture largely through the successive French revolutions of the late eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century.

  • Golan Heights 2018-12-02 11:37

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    The Golan Heights front to reopen; the Zionists fear of attrition warfare 

    TEHRAN - The advancement of the Syrian army in the south of the country in the battle against the U.S., Zionists-backed Takfiri terrorists has been a matter of grave concern for Tel Aviv officials.

  • Dr. Altaf Hussain 2018/11/30

    By Dr. Altaf Hussain

    Understanding essence of Islam key to fostering unity

    TEHRAN_ We are fully aware of the dangers and challenges facing the Islamic world today. Evil influences not only threaten its unity, distort its identity, tarnish its tenets but brutally attack the very message of Islam.

  • Trump 2018-11-28 10:57

    By Martin Love

    Bold counter moves even if naïve are worth marginal examination at least

    NORTH CAROLINA - President Rouhani and other leaders in Iran have lately been appealing for unity among all Muslims to counter the threats posed by the Israelis and the U.S. and the Saudis to sow yet more chaos in the Middle East. No one can argue against the idea of such unity, but aside from a few discrete periods in Islamic history the effective unity of the “ummah” has been and seems to remain a chimera, a least when viewed from any purely political angle.

  • Islamic unity 2018/11/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Iran, a torch-bearer of Islamic unity

    TEHRAN _ At a time when many countries in the Muslim world have brazenly become facilitators and enablers of America’s neo-imperialism, helping to advance its political and economic hegemony, there is one country that clearly and categorically says ‘no’ to Washington and its allies.

  • From America First to Energy First  2018-11-26 11:19

    By Mahmood Khaghani 

    From America First to Energy First 

     America First Anyone who has read Trump's book “Art of the Deal”, as I have several times since buying the book when it was published, will understand that the rules of Trump's America First policies are very different to the current multilateral rules of the global game. 

  • Donald Trump 2018-11-25 12:41

    By Martin Love

    U.S. policy errors mount with Trump’s banalities and delusions

    NORTH CAROLINA - It is aggravating to see Donald Trump and minions squirm and contort themselves about the misdeeds of Muhammad bin Salman, otherwise known as MBS. Might I suggest the real meaning of “MBS”, and apply it to Trump and minions, too? Is not M-ighty B-ull S-hitter better? Yes, I think it is much better.

  • Mahmood Monshipouri 2018-11-20 09:58

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    A real European army: A naive or prudent idea?

    A new strategic debate has engulfed not only the European continent but also other great powers across the globe.  The idea of an EU collective defense, now dubbed as “an integrated EU military” is not new—as it has in the past been briefly mentioned by Silvio Berlusconi when he was the Italian prime minister, but more recently, by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • Yemen 2018/11/19

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why no global outcry over Saudi war in Yemen?

    TEHRAN - On Sunday, the U.S. intelligence agency confirmed that the brazen killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was ordered by the Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, which must have finally given some comfort to his restless soul. The truth was not hidden from the world, as it was already established by the Turkish authorities, but now we have the word straight from the horse’s mouth.