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Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani and Muslim Heritage

Epigraph: “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”  Galileo Galilei Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani Taj Mahal is a symbol of Muslim…

Iranian Woman wins Highest Prize in Math – Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Professor at Stanford, was one of four winners honored Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul. Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes First Woman To Win Prestigious Fields…

Iran bans permanent contraception, birth control ads

RT: The Iranian parliament has voted to ban all forms of permanent contraception and prohibit the advertisement of birth control. The vote endorses Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s calls to…

Welcoming Baha’i: New official religion in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post:   The Religious Affairs Ministry has added the Baha’i faith to the list of official Indonesian religions, which already comprises Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.…

Iran, six powers agree to 4-month extension of nuclear talks: envoys

Summary Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for…

How our region is preparing for suicide

Summary It was obvious several years ago, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Iran’s president and the Islamic Republic was expanding its power in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian areas and Yemen, that…

Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Kuwait Call for Immediate Halt in Israeli Attacks on Gazans

Fars News: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, in separate phone conversation with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…

Iran warned it must make concessions for deal by John Kerry

Telegraph: Iran nuclear negotiations open in Vienna as deadline for deal on sanctions looms on July 20. Iran and the United States traded warnings of the consequences of failure yesterday…

Mideastern stability requires a new security consensus

June 19, 2014 12:11 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively…

Iraq crisis needs a proper response from this region

One of the facts exposed by recent events in Iraq is that the Gulf states have no strategy for addressing the troubles pulsing dangerously through that country beyond “wait and…

UK to reopen embassy in Tehran

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday that “circumstances are right” to reopen Britain’s embassy in Iran, which was closed in 2011 after hard-liners overran the building and ransacked…

Iran’s president says Islamic Republic ready to help Iraq — and even the U.S. — fight militants if asked

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president pledged Saturday to help Iraq fight militants surging through its north if asked, including potentially assisting U.S. forces if it decides on taking military action.…

Iraq conflict: Iran’s Rouhani ‘ready to help’

Source: BBC Iran is ready to assist the Iraqi government in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, President Hassan Rouhani has said. But he denied Iran had sent troops into…

Robert Fisk: The old partition of the Middle East is dead. I dread to think what will follow

Sykes-Picot is dead,” Walid Jumblatt roared at me last night – and he may well be right. The Lebanese Druze leader – who fought in a 15-year civil war that…

Nasir al-Mulk ‘Pink Mosque’ Of Iran Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope

Huff Post: From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship — but it’s hiding a gorgeously colorful secret. See Photos…

Iran must deliver

Story Summary Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned neighbors Monday of the “high price” they would pay for continuing to support Sunni extremists in Syria. The threat posed by…

Saudi-Iran talks offer fuels hope

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS STAFF Published — Wednesday 28 May 2014 A senior Iranian official has voiced hope that talks between the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers…

Iran’s secret drug addicts

Toronto Star, 2014/05/18 A growing number of Iranian women have habit so taboo in this traditional Islamic society that some believe they deserve death. View 2 photos zoom MARYAM RAHMANIAN…

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