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The Persian Michael Phelps: Swimmer Shahin Izadyar

Shahin Izadyar, who won six gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, resembles the most decorated…

  • Politics

People vs. Money In America’s Midterm Elections

We will soon find out whether US voters matter more than the money flowing into the Republican Party’s coffers. America’s…

  • News

Netanyahu Hopes To Bring U.S. Attention Back On Iran, Threatens “Action” In Syria

With the Jamal Khashoggi affair shaking up Saudi-Washington relations, and with multiple Gulf countries predictably coming out in support of Riyadh's…

  • Politics

US Sanctions Threats ‘Unexpectedly’ Led To Deeper Economic Ties Between Iran And Russia

US sanctions are causing further global regionalization and have boosted Iranian-Russian relations. According to a report by Israeli political analyst…

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Iran’s Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms

An Iranian military official confirmed that Bavar-373, Iran’s homegrown long-range air defense missile system, is equipped with vertical launching systems…

  • Politics

The Khashoggi Affair And The Anti-Iran Axis

I’ve argued that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise an axis (a true “Axis of Evil”) united (for very…

  • Politics

Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda Has A Message For The Persian American Community

I’m new to politics. My family ingrained a very clear message in my mind from when I was young –…

  • Politics

Khashoggi Rejiggers Middle East At Potentially Horrible Cost

The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military…

  • Politics

Forming An Iraqi Government: Secret Talks Between The UN And Hezbollah

Secret talks between the UN and Hezbollah, threats by the US establishment against Iraqi leaders and Hezbollah, exchanges of messages…

  • Politics

Iran: Khashoggi Was Murdered Because West Shielded Saudis From Criticism

According to the invaluable BBC Monitoring press surveys of Middle Eastern newspapers, the coverage of the murder of Saudi journalist…

  • News

Rouhani: US Wants ‘Regime Change’ In Iran

The United States is seeking “regime change” in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current US…

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Iran Official Calls For ‘Lobbying Anti-Trump Movements’

One of Iran's top foreign policy officials has called for negotiations with "anti-Trump movements" in the US to dampen the…

  • Politics

Friends Of Bin Salman: Business Leaders, Celebrities And Politicians

Akbar Shahid Ahmed just published an insightful and timely piece titled "Saudi Arabia Wants Trump And Congress To Forget Jamal…

  • Politics

In Response To Intensifying US “Hostility” Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift

With regional tensions and American pressure continuing to peak, the Iranian establishment needs greater cohesion than ever to manage and…

  • News

Iran Records Best Ever Showing At Asian Para Games

Iran won 51 gold, 42 silver and 43 bronze medals and were placed third in the overall rankings. Asian heavyweights…

  • Books

Book Review: The House Of Islam, A Global History

Ed Husain’s latest book, The House of Islam, A Global History, is an honest and informative writing about the past and current…

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Ban Saudi Oil

According to Middle East Eye, Richard Branson, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Economist editor-In-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim,…

  • News

US Officials Say Russia To “Seize” Syria’s Oil Fields

Russia is attempting to woo European countries like Germany into a program of reconstruction cooperation in Syria, where broad swathes…

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Macron Says It’s Unclear Who In Iran Ordered French Bomb Plot

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday it was not clear whether a foiled attack on a Paris-based Iranian opposition…

  • Politics

Trump And The Boy King: Mohammed Bin Salman’s Reign Is Over Before It Began

The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his…

  • Politics

Conservative Pat Buchanan Blasts Bin Salman: “The Saudi Prince Has Become Toxic”

Authored by Pat Buchanan via Buchanan.org. Patrick Joseph Buchanan is an American paleoconservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster.…

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Oil Experts Divided As Iran Sanctions Loom

The heads of the world’s top oil trading houses are unanimous that Iranian sanctions will remove a large chunk of…

  • Politics

Mohammed Bin Salman: The Character Behind The Caricatures

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, popularly known by his initials as MBS, is either one of the world’s most admired…

  • News

Oil Edges Further Above $80

Oil edged further above $80 a barrel on Friday as a rally in equities lent support, though prices pared most…

  • News

Russia Rejects Israel’s Claim To Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

Russia has rejected Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights which has been under Israeli occupation for 51 years.…