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  • air pollution 2016-12-26 09:39

    By Shirin Hakim and Kaveh Madani

    Dreaming of blue skies: Tehran’s battle for clean air

    A deep-seated look at the perplexing love-hate relationship Iranians share with their alarmingly polluted capital city

    Tehran’s wet streets provide temporary relief to millions who have been tolerating unbearable levels of pollution. In today’s Tehran, precipitation is associated with romanticism and blessings, washing away polluted skies briefly before reality sets in again. Pollution has plagued Iran’s capital for years, manifesting in various health problems amongst locals, closing of schools, and transforming daily activities into questions of life and death.

  • هارون یحیی 2016-12-25 13:41

    By Harun Yahya

    The Moscow summit and the great alliance 

    During the time when the Syrian civil war was beginning to escalate to grave levels, I expressed many times, both in my columns on international media and on TV interviews, that a permanent solution can only be possible through the Turkey-Iran-Russia alliance. I mentioned that the tripartite alliance would establish a substantial power in the region, that it would bring a definitive, effective and logical solution for Syria, and that it would guarantee Syria's, hence Turkey’s territorial integrity. 

  • Heydar Soheili Esfahani 2016-12-23 02:46

    Heydar Soheili Esfahani

    From Aleppo to Ankara, Terrorism comes unmasked!

    With the sound of the repeated shootings that targeted Russian ambassador to Turkey, everyone suddenly woke up.

  • Salehi: Iran can return to its previous nuclear program 2016-12-17 20:31

    Salehi: Iran can undo its nuclear program

    TEHRAN – The Iranian nuclear chief said on Friday that Iran can return to its previous nuclear program in response to violations of the nuclear agreement, ISNA reported.

  • Pak Ayeen 2016-12-17 11:53

    By Mohsen Pak Ayeen

    Netanyahu’s visit to Baku doomed to fail

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Baku is doomed to fail. The trip can only temporarily provide news stories for Israeli media outlets so that they can carry out a plan to end the regime’s isolation. The regime is so hated across the world that it cannot end its isolation and earn respect by one or two trips to Muslim countries.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-12-14 11:25

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Unleashing Lethality: Obama OKs MANPADs for Syrian “moderates”

    “[A]n ultimate goal of the United States continues to be a world which is free from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of armaments....”  —United States Arms Export Control Act

  • Iran nuclear deal 2016-12-04 10:21

    By Mahmood Monshipouri and Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani

    Terminating Iran’s nuclear deal: What’s at stake?

    The nuclear deal laid the foundation for future diplomacy between Tehran and Washington, while bolstering moderate Iranian leadership at home as well as sending a clear signal to the United States of the worldwide recognition of Iran’s right to civilian nuclear technology.  President-elect Donald Trump frequently spoke against Iran’s nuclear deal on the campaign trail, giving a vague ultimatum to the Iranian government that he would roll back the Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Tehran if he becomes the president.  To dismantle this hard-won diplomatic achievement, which have benefited not only Iran and the United States, but also the rest of the region, is likely to have disastrous consequences. Two questions worth contemplating at this juncture: (1) how would the new U.S. administration react to the Iran deal? and (2) will terminating the deal benefit the United States over the longer term?  

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-12-03 13:43

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Sisi’s policy switch on Syria widens Egypt-Saudi split

    “Our priority is to support national armies, for example in Libya to assert control over Libyan territories, and deal with extremist elements. The same with Syria and Iraq.” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-11-23 15:30

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Trump’s triumph: A revival of McCarthyism?

    “Communists have the same right to vote as anybody else, don’t they?” —anti-communist crusader Joseph McCarthy

  • هارون یحیی 2016-11-20 12:41

    By Harun Yahya 

    Why did the Americans elect Trump?

    The American people voted for their new president and Congress members on November 8. Not only the U.S. but the entire world monitored the election campaign of both parties with great interest since everyone was curious about how their countries would be affected with the new government. They were wondering if the U.S. would continue to interfere in foreign countries’ conflicts or if it would focus on their own people’s needs and interests. 

  • متین مسلم 2016-11-14 09:50

    By Matin Moslem 

    November 8: Democracy revolts against itself 

    TEHRAN - The election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States in 2008 supported the notion that the American people have parted from their past. 

  • محمود خاقانی 2016-11-11 20:07

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    The art of the deal

    The deal between Iran and 5+1 (the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China) meant to convince Iran to pursue its peaceful nuclear program, in exchange, for 5+1 lifting, from Iranian points of view  unjustified,  economic sanctions. 

  • economic experts 2016-11-09 21:23

    Trump’s victory has no impact on Iran’s economy: experts

    TEHRAN- The chairman of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) Shapour Mohammadi and the head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari have said that the election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. President will have no specific impact on Iran’s economy.

  • متین مسلم 2016-11-05 10:25

    Matadors in Lebanon

    TEHRAN - After about 29 months of political stalemate coupled with other internal and regional crises, the Lebanese parliament finally elected Michel Aoun, a former general and moderate politician, as president on October 31.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-11-04 12:43

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Next week’s anticipated U.S. election 

    TEHRAN - For those misguided individuals who think there exists a democratic process in the United States to elect the president, think again.  Aside from the reality that the popular vote for the U.S. leader is at best an election to determine the votes of the ethereal elite who will actually vote for the president in December, there is the issue of just who counts the votes, how they are counted and who owns the voting machines.

  • محمدرضا نوروزپور 2016-10-30 14:34

    By Mohammadreza Norouzpur

    The effect of petrodollars on human rights

    TEHRAN - It is a shame for the United Nations that Saudi Arabia is reelected to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the vast outcry and criticism from human rights organizations that Saudi Arabia is committing war crimes in Yemen.