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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…

IRAN: Old challenges continue for women under new president

Womensnewsnetwork.net: by Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia –– A woman nurse in Iran checks IV fluid for infants at the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran. Recent October 2013 protests by nurses…

Iran: New Law Proposes 74 Lashes for Dog Owners

New Iranian Law Proposes 74 Lashes for Dog Owners A new law proposed in Iran would make walking, owning or selling a dog a crime punishable by 74 lashes and…

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh detained at protest against acid attacks on women

theguardian: by Emma Graham-Harrison — Iranian authorities have arrested a photographer who documented a string of acid attacks on women, and detained a top human rights lawyer at a protest…

Iran, Pakistan Exchange Mortar Fire

The Diplomat: by Ankit Panda — Amid growing tensions, Pakistan and Iran exchanged mortar fire. According to Pakistani officials, the Iranian army fired six mortar shells into the Pakistani border…

US Policy Towards Iran Played Big Role in Rise of Sunni Extremism

By Shireen T. Hunter (source: LobeLog) Throughout the recent handwringing about how the US and other Western countries failed to foresee the emergence of ISIS, one factor has been totally…

Khamenei blames United States, ‘wicked’ Britain, for creating Islamic State

 By Michelle Moghtader | Reuters – Mon, Oct 13, 2014 DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran‘s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the “wicked” British government for creating the Islamic…

No breakthrough in IAEA-Iran talks on nuclear bomb inquiry

VIENNA — Talks between the UN nuclear watchdog and Iran this week appear not to have substantively advanced an investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran, potentially dimming chances…

Watch three Mideastern developments very carefully

Rami G. Khouri| The Daily Star The upheaval of ideological forces and reconfiguration of geostrategic conditions across the Middle East took a dramatic turn on Sunday and Monday, with in…

UK: Iran Imprisons British Woman for Trying to Watch Men’s Volleyball

After attempting to enter a men’s volleyball game, a 25-year old British-Iranian woman has been jailed for more than two months in the notorious Evin prison. Mon, September 15, 2014…clarionproject.com…

Israel behind US demands on Iran: Journalist

Israel is behind Washington’s excessive demands over Iran’s nuclear energy program, “making it impossible to reach an agreement,” an American journalist says. BY JAMES HENRY FETZER PRESSTV.IR “The United States…

Islamic State: John Kerry in Egypt for coalition talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Mr Kerry will meet Arab League…

Iran arrests 3 foreigners on suspect trip to Iraq

Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s state-owned newspaper says authorities have detained three foreigners traveling through Iran under the suspicion of planning to join ISIS in neighboring Iraq. Tuesday’s report by…

ISIS’s Enemy List: 10 Reasons the Islamic State Is Doomed

By Kurt Eichenwald / September 8, 2014 NEWSWEEK The so-called Islamic State, better known as ISIS, is not just a collection of barbaric psychopaths willing to engage in the most…

Iran: Rise of Islamist extremism fails to stir progressives

Rise of Islamist extremism fails to stir progressives Canada is brimming with liberal voices that have a long record of activism but seem to have a blind spot when it…

Australia asylum seeker ‘brain-dead’ after infection – activists

An Iranian man seeking asylum in Australia has been declared brain dead after an infected cut led to septicaemia, a refugee activist says. Hamid Kehazaei, 24, had been in a…

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