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Pelosi: I was near tears by the insult to the intelligence of the United States in PM Netanyahu’s address

Source: Press Release Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the Joint Meeting of Congress: “The unbreakable bonds…

Swiss ‘secondo cinema’ shines in Hollywood

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM Swiss ‘secondo cinema’ shines in Hollywood By Ariane Gigon FEB 20, 2015 – 08:00 Talkhon Hamzavi was born in Tehran in 1979 and arrived in Switzerland aged seven…

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s message to the youth in Europe and North America

The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council has said for the first time since the revolution that we use simple language to develop mutual understanding with the world. The secretary…

Chasing shadows and light in Iran

Marian Reid explores the country’s desert towns, where 3,000 years of generations have adapted to the harsh environment to create a beautiful and timeless world. By Marian Reid In the…

IRANIAN FOREIGN POLICY UNDER ROUHANI

11 FEBRUARY 2015 | ANALYSIS | BY ASSOC PROF RODGER SHANAHAN In this Lowy Institute Analysis Rodger Shanahan examines changes in Iranian foreign policy under President Rouhani. He argues that…

Iran says opportunity for nuclear deal is now

Foreign Minister Zarif appears to rule out new extension to negotiations, saying parties need to “seize opportunity”. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has appeared to rule out any new…

A New Movie about the Prophet Muhammad Debuts in Iran

Editor’s note: The Muslim Times is using a different title Biopic of Prophet Muhammad Divides Sunni and Shia Muslims Source: Newsweek BY CATHERINE PHILLIPS 1/30/15 AT 1:42 PM Amid global…

Iranian film on prophet Muhammad set for premiere

A multimillion-dollar biopic about the childhood of the prophet Muhammad – Iran’s most expensive and lavish film to date – is set to premiere on Sunday. Tehran’s Fajr international film…

Iran to hold film festival on Prophet Muhammad

Tehran Times: The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance will hold an international short film festival on the Prophet of Islam with the motto of “Muhammad, the Messenger of…

Robert Fisk: Israel’s attack on Hezbollah a case of shoot first, ask questions later

World View: An Iranian general and six Hezbollah officers have been wiped out by helicopters near the Syrian city of Quneitra. But what were they doing there, asks Robert Fisk…

The Iranian debt: How Netanyahu is losing Israel’s real battle with the Islamic Republic

With billions of dollars hanging in the balance, Israel and Iran have been waging legal war in Swiss courtrooms since 1981 – while conducting behind-the-scenes contacts over an ever-growing debt…

Shifting priorities

The Daily Star, Lebanon Meeting ahead of the resumption of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John…

Senior Iranian council deems new tough hijab law unconstitutional

Iran’s top legislative body has turned down a new draft law aimed at giving more powers to Iranian police and notorious volunteer militias to enforce women’s compulsory wearing of the…

Rouhani criticizes west’s intervention in Muslim world

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 2 By Umid Niayesh – Trend: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has criticized western powers’ intervention in the Islamic countries, the Islamic Republic’s IRNA news agency reported Jan.…

Iran unveils a memorial honoring Jewish heroes

Washington Post: Earlier this week, authorities in Tehran unveiled a monument to slain Iranian Jewish soldiers who died during the country’s long and bitter war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988. Death…

Too Dangerous to Fail

FP: by Barry M. Blechman — Why the failure to secure a nuclear deal with Iran could have devastating consequences for global proliferation. An agreementnt would have been preferable, of…

Muslim clerics gather in Iran to discuss how to counter terrorism

Clerics from 80 countries plan how to combat extremist groups including ISIS The Huffington Post: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran’s holy city of Qom…

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf Iran’s crisis – our crisis with Iran, if you like – is about that great and historic nation’s future geo-strategic role in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

by Robert Fisk, The Independent   Chatting with my favourite Lebanese banker-journalist before a trip to the Gulf last week, I asked him what he thought I should discuss with…

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