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Iran’s first female manufacturer, a victim of Trump

AFP |She fought through a male-dominated world to become perhaps Iran's first female manufacturing boss, and was on the cusp of major success with...
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Iran nuclear deal signatories meet for first time since US pullout

AFP |Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet with the Islamic republic in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement two...
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Speculation mounts over US push for Iran regime change

AFP |Speculation is swirling over the prospect of US willingness to push regime change in Tehran, as US officials including Washington's top diplomat urge...
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US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

AFP |US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...
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Saudi Arabia urged not to turn Iraq into ‘cold war’ front with Iran

AFP |Saudi Arabia should avoid turning Iraq into a "battleground in a cold war" with its regional rival Tehran, the International Crisis Group said...
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The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey |Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...
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China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

AFP |The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp...
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Iran’s Syria intervention gets cinematic treatment

AFP |While Iran's presence in Syria raises global fears of an all-out conflict with Israel, one cinematic version of its intervention has been a...
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Iran FM heads to Brussels on final leg of nuclear deal saving tour

AFP |Iran's foreign minister is due to land in Brussels later Tuesday on the final leg of a global tour rallying diplomatic support for...
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8 ways Iran could respond to Trump

Syed Saddam Hussein |There is nothing permanent in the arena of global politics. Few developments could illustrate that better than the US withdrawal of...
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Why has Trump pulled USA out of the Iran nuclear deal and why now?

Jamal Hussain |Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally pull USA out of the Iran nuclear deal aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) has raised...
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The US withdraws from Iran deal: aftermaths

Samran Ali |Trump’s politics of building walls and international disengagement ascended new heights when Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)....
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The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal |With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....
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Macron, Rouhani to seek ‘continued implementation of nuclear deal’

AFP |French President Emmanuel Macron and Iran's Hassan Rouhani agreed on Wednesday during a phone call to work toward "the continued implementation of the...
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ISIS through the years

AFP |The Islamic State group launched a blistering offensive in 2014, capturing nearly a third of Iraq's territory before it was driven out at...
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Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP |Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...
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Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from Iran deal

AFP |Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal...
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Trump walks out of ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’

News Analysis |US President, Donald Trump, finally announced to pull out of the Iran Nuclear deal signed in 2015 by his predecessor, Barack Obama....
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Trump set to announce Iran sanctions move that may kill nuclear deal

AFP |President Donald Trump will confirm on Tuesday whether he will make good on a threat to re-impose US sanctions on Tehran and thereby...
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Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

AFP |Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington...
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Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off allegations

News Analysis |Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...
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Is it worth the risk? – The American Iran Nuclear Agreement

News Analysis |Donald Trump has once again rung alarm bells in the international corridors of diplomacy and international relations by remarks regarding the review...
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Remembering Syria: Iran struggles with potentially explosive environmental crisis

James M Dorsey | Iranian leaders are struggling, three months after anti-government protests swept the Islamic republic, to ensure that environmental issues that helped sparked...
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Middle-east deck rearranges: Iran and Qatar coming closer together?

News Analysis | Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, wrote an opinion piece in the Qatar-based news agency, Al Jazeera, on Monday. Zarif advocated...
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Iran nuclear deal on ‘life support’

News Analysis | The Iran Nuclear Deal may be in jeopardy after the recent shifts in Trump’s cabinet. John Bolton became the national security advisor,...
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The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...
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Link Chabahar with Gwadar: Iran tells Pakistan

News Analysis | In a three-day tour of Pakistan, the Iranian Foreign Minister invited Pakistan to participate in the port of Chabahar. Dr. Javad Zarif,...
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Indo-Iran ties and implications for Pakistan

News Analysis | The Iranian foreign minister, Javed Zarif, is all set to visit Pakistan for a three-day tour beginning from Sunday, the Iranian ambassador...
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‘Internal Security’ being provided by Pakistani troops in KSA: Khawaja Asif

News Analysis | The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, on Friday, told MNAs that Pakistani troops stationed in Saudi Arabia are only there for ‘internal security’...
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The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock starts ticking

James M. Dorsey | The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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