• The conflict between White House and NATO

    By Saeed Sobhani 

    The conflict between White House and NATO

    As Politico reported, So far, the defense-centered core of the Western alliance has proven strikingly sturdy, even as U.S.-European collaboration has collapsed on other issues, such as climate change, trade and Iran. The Trump administration pleasantly surprised many across the Atlantic by nearly doubling the Obama-era program to fund U.S. military presence in Europe. Almost 1,000 Americans in uniform are now deployed in Poland. By most accounts, the alliance’s ability to discourage Moscow from testing NATO’s resolve has never been better.

  • Europe’s support of Iran’s JCPOA: Actions speak louder than words

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Europe’s support of Iran’s JCPOA: Actions speak louder than words

    TEHRAN - Iran is calling for keeping the European countries in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action formally known as JCPOA, including Germany, to save it, without the participation of the United States. But the Germans are reluctant to continue to cooperate with Iran due to U.S. secondary sanctions.

  • Major blow to peace efforts: India cancels FM-level talks with Pakistan

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Major blow to peace efforts: India cancels FM-level talks with Pakistan

    TEHRAN - The recent peace overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad, since the formation of new Pakistani government led by Imran Khan, had briefly rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation between the two estranged neighbors. But the thaw didn’t last too long. The hopes have been dashed again.

  • Why Zainab’s (SA) mandate is heavier than Hussain’s (AS)

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Zainab’s (SA) mandate is heavier than Hussain’s (AS)

    TEHRAN - Ashura was marked across the world with tremendous religious fervor this weekend. Massive processions were taken out in different countries to pay glowing tribute to the martyrs of Karbala. Mourners wore black dresses, recited soul-stirring elegies and reaffirmed their pledge to uphold the sacrosanct principles exemplified by the grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) on the desert plains of Karbala more than 1400 years ago.

  • U.S. warns India of sanctions over defense deal with Russia

    U.S. warns India of sanctions over defense deal with Russia

    TEHRAN - Last week, Narendra Modi government in New Delhi cleared the way for a lucrative $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia, which came after India had signed a historic defense deal with the U.S.

  • Campaigning kicks off for Indonesia election

    Campaigning kicks off for Indonesia election

    TEHRAN - Ahead of next year’s election, major political parties in Indonesia have kicked off their election campaign. President Joko Widodo, who is looking to retain his chair, launched his campaign on Friday, looking to win over big chunk of millennial and Muslim votes.

  • ICC probe into Rohingya issue in progress

    ICC probe into Rohingya issue in progress

    TEHRAN - The probe into the atrocities unleashed on Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar state, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, is currently being probed by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has been tasked with investigating crimes against humanity.

  • ‘India third largest victim of terrorism’

    ‘India third largest victim of terrorism’

    TEHRAN - For second year on trot, India has emerged as the third largest victim of terror attacks across the world after Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study report. CPI-Maoists, which carried out 53 percent of the total attacks in India this year, is the fourth deadliest terror group after ISIS, Taliban and Al-Shabaab, says the report by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism.

  • Pakistan urges China to protect Uighurs

    Pakistan urges China to protect Uighurs

    TEHRAN - In a significant development, Pakistan has urged its all-weather ally China to relax restrictions on Chinese Muslims living in Xinjiang province, after reports about human rights violations in the province.

  • The last breath of Al-Saud in Yemen

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    The last breath of Al-Saud in Yemen

    Today, many global media spoke of Saudi defeat in Yemen. This issue comes as Saudi Arabia continues to kill the Yemeni people. The killing of the Yemeni people is not only not condemned by the United States and its European allies (especially Britain and France), but we are witnessing the continuation of this trend.