By Ali Mamouri
Amid fears of interference by neighboring countries in determining the future of Iraqi territory being liberated from the Islamic State (ISIL), Baghdad has launched an intensive diplomatic effort to improve and cement relations with states in the region.
Bahrain has executed three anti-regime activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts, sparking protests and stoking tensions between the country's majority and its Sunni rulers.
U.S. civil rights activists vowed to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican's inauguration.
TEHRAN– Bahrain Shia clerical order has issued a statement where they have announced a week of public mourning for the execution of 3 Shia young activists by Al-Khalifa regime.
Bahraini Activists: Execution of Political Prisoners Leads to Armed Struggle, Al-Khalifa Takes Order from Riyadh
TEHRAN - Several Bahraini activists condemned the execution of three political prisoners, and warned that such measures will force dissidents to pick up arms against al-Khalifa regime.
Bahrain has executed three anti-regime Shia activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts.
TEHRAN - A senior Syrian General underlined that Syria will intensify operations against the Israeli-affiliated terrorist groups in Western Ghouta of Damascus as the first likely response to Tel Aviv's recent attack.
By Patrick Cockburn
Think the American political system will stop Donald Trump exercising ultimate power? The same was said about Turkey’s President Erdogan
Manic sensitivity to criticism is a hallmark of both men. In Trump’s case this is exemplified by his tweeted denunciation of critics such as Meryl Streep, while in Turkey 2,000 people have been charged with insulting the president.
TEHRAN - A security source in Nineveh province disclosed that at least nine notorious commanders of the ISIL terrorist group have left Mosul city for Syria along with their families, taking away millions of dollars.
TEHRAN – Lame-duck US President Barack Obama has extended his country’s national emergency against Iran, claiming that “certain actions and policies of the Government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region”.
By Bernie Sanders
In my view, the media spends too much time treating politics like a baseball game, a personality contest or a soap opera. We need to focus less on polls, fundraisers, gaffes and who's running for president in four years, and more on the very serious problems facing the American people -- problems which get relatively little discussion.
By Andrew Gardner
President Erdogan's state of emergency risks destroying the very fabric of Turkish society.
Incoming US President Donald Trump has warned that the CNN news network “is in a total meltdown with their fake news” which would soon lead to its demise.
TEHRAN - The Syrian army's missile and artillery units pounded an ISIL convoy moving from Deir Hafer to al-Bab city, Northeast of Aleppo province, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Bahrain for talks with the sheikhdom’s crown prince and business leaders despite growing concerns about the ongoing human rights violations by the Manama regime.
By Medea Benjamin
According to new figures, the U.S. dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?
Tehran – Managing Director of the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air), Farhad Parvaresh, said on Wednesday that January 11, when the first A321 Airbus Aircraft was delivered to Iran in Toulouse, France, marks a crucial day for Iran Air and in history of the Iran-EU relations.
By Mohamed Yahya
Africa bears the brunt of lives lost, economies ruined, and relationships fractured by terrorism. It is the continent where al-Qaeda launched its war against the United States in 1998, by bombing the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; where Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Nigerian schoolgirls in 2014; and where 147 students were killed in their sleep at Kenya’s Garissa University in 2015.
By António Guterres
When I was growing up reading history books as a young student, it seemed all wars had a winner. Yet in today’s wars, it is increasingly clear that no one wins. Everyone loses.
By John Yearwood
On a recent visit to New York City, I looked down from a subway overpass on a fight between two men. The shorter of the two pummeled his opponent, who raced across a busy intersection to escape the blows. Then a surprise: He stopped, stiffened his back, rolled up his sleeves and challenged his attacker to come get him. The short guy, suddenly fearing the worse, turned and ran away crying.
By Vava Tampa
In 2009, seven months after entering the Oval Office, President Obama pledged a new Africa policy. “Africa,” he declared in the Ghanaian Parliament, “doesn't need strongmen. It needs strong institutions.”
By William Ruger
Whether first uttered by baseball player Yogi Berra, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, or someone else, it is true that “it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” Even so, scholars, pundits and policymakers are still eager to jump into the prediction game.
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s revolutionary act – and the 50th of Martin Luther King Jr.’s expanded mission. This year will see the 500th anniversary of a great step in freeing human thinking.
TEHRAN – Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman recently caused a stir by making inflammatory remarks against Iran. Reacting to the statements, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blamed Saudi Arabia for plunging the Middle East into chaos by sponsoring Takfiri terrorism. He said the remarks were just a blame game to downplay the crimes committed against civilians in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. Qassemi added that Saudi Arabia has betrayed Muslims and the cause of Palestine by being in league with the Israeli regime. He urged Saudi officials to correct their behavior and ponder on the repercussions of their destructive acts.
TEHRAN - Syrian and Russian warplanes and choppers carried out over 57 combat flights over ISIL's gatherings and movements in Eastern Homs, killing over 63 militants and wounding 40 more.
TEHRAN - Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, stressed that 2016 was a bad year for Saudi Arabia and generally all members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) but it brought chance and success to Iran.
By Patrick Cockburn
As recently as two years ago, Saudi Arabia's half century-long effort to establish itself as the main power among Arab and Islamic states looked as if it was succeeding. A U.S. state department paper sent by former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in 2014 and published by Wikileaks spoke of the Saudis and Qataris as rivals competing “to dominate the Sunni world”.
TEHRAN - Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, the religious leader of Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups, admitted defeat in battle against the Syrian government, blaming two certain terrorist groups for their humiliating defeats across the country.
By Ludovica Iaccino
Nigeria claims Sambisa forest offensive 'final crushing of Boko Haram' but attacks blamed on group continue.
Presidential elections this spring could signal the end of the European Union.