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Iran minister warns Saudi Arabian prince about getting into ‘battles’

Iran will hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam's holiest places if the kingdom does anything "ignorant", Tehran's defense...
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Iran’s resilience: The rise of a powerful Neo-Persian empire?

Zeeshan Munir |From Aleppo in the North to Hama in the center and Dara in the South, the strategic initiative on the complex Syrian...
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China closes US’ exit door from Iran nuclear deal

M. K Bhadrakumar |The signing of the first commercial contract between China and Iran to redesign Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor is a landmark event in...
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Why is the Iranian government opening the world’s biggest bookstore?

Holly Dagres |There is a conundrum facing Iranian officials. The government, on the one hand, wants Iranians to read more. At the same time,...
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Pakistan conducts proactive engagement with Iran after Raheel Sharif leaves to head Islamic NATO

Despite political distractions domestically, Pakistan government is pro-actively pursuing its foreign policy goals in the region as it works hard to positioning itself as...
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Why has Ahmedinejad been disqualified from upcoming Iranian elections?

M. K. Bhadrakumar |The ‘known unknown’ in the fateful decision handed down on Thursday by Iran’s Guardian Council on the approved list of candidates...
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Upcoming elections in Iran: one of the most significant in the regime’s history

The Iranian elections are almost a month away, scheduled for 19 May 2017. However, 11 April marked a significant day — official registration for candidates...
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Saudi Arabia & Iran: A potential nuclear race in the making?

James M. Dorsey |Saudi Arabia is developing nuclear energy and potentially a nuclear weapons capability.The Saudi focus on nuclear energy serves several of...
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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary assures Parliament that Islamic military alliance not against Iran

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, assured the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday that Pakistan is committed to its policy of...
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Iran’s Strategic Move: Reveals its “Reservations” over the “Islamic Military Alliance”; What Next?

GVS Analysis by Najma Minhas|Iran has finally publicly expressed clear reservations over the appointment of Pakistan's ex-Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif as the head...
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Pakistan Grapples with the Middle Eastern Fault-Lines as Gen. Raheel Takes Command of the...

James M. Dorsey |With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide...
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US and Russian War Against ISIS in Middle East Threatens Turkish and Saudi Fault-Lines

James M. Dorsey |US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to maneuver the...
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Protests on Soccer Fields: Another Regional Game to Weaken Iran?

Dr. James Dorsey |Thousands of Iranian Arabs last week attended an AFC Champions League soccer match between Esteghlal Ahvaz FC and Qatar’s Lekhwiya SC...
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Prospects of China’s mediation with Saudi Arabia and Iran; Where Pakistan fits in?

James M. Dorsey |This week’s sanctioning of one of China’s largest telecom equipment manufacturers, ZTE, by the US Commerce Department, and an investigation of Huawei,  ZTE’s...
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CPEC Projects are moving ahead of time, Chinese Ambassador

Projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) are moving ahead of time and are expected to be completed before time. Sun Weidong, China’s...
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ECO members pledge to counter regional challenges

The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit which took place in Islamabad on Wednesday 1st of March, collectively discussed the challenges of terrorism and drug...
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The importance of ECO summit for Pakistan

Today was the first anniversary of Mumtaz Qadri, the government announced a public holiday for the Twin cities – Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Wednesday,...
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Pakistani origin Mayor displays what’s best about his city, London

Alishba Rasheed| London“President Trump cannot silence me!” These were the remarkable opening words of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at the screening of...
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How Tehran is using Red Sea naval bases to encircle Saudi Arabia

Naveed Ahmad|Iran has come out with blazing guns, laying bare its grand strategy, step by step, to the world. Extending the frontier of the...
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Can ISIS be stopped from expanding into Asia?

Naveed Ahmed |Quietly but surely, the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) is benefitting from the failures of al-Qaeda and the Taliban.Roughly...
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Will Iranian posturing through ballistic tests threaten an arms race in Middle East?

Iran’s attempt to solidify its defensive fence by testing ballistic missiles and conducting military exercises alarmed its Gulf neighbors, Israel and United States. The...
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Iran allows women spectators to watch “Men Sporting events”

Dr. James DorseyIran, bowing to external pressure, has allowed women spectators to attend a premier international men’s volleyball tournament on the island of Kish....
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Can Ex-Head Iranian TV & Hostage taker at US Embassy become President of Iran?

Saeid Jafari | With the Iranian presidential elections in May, rivals of incumbent Hassan Rouhani continue to assess possible candidates. In recent weeks and months,...
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Business demands sacrifice? Swedish executives to put Hijab in Iran

Sweden's government takes great pride in being the world's first to have adopted an overtly feminist stance. Nevertheless, a Swedish government minister and her...
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Twitter suddenly defines a pro-American mood in Iran

The tension between Iran and the United States have been on the rise since President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel from...
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Russia cautions US: Don’t break US-Iran Deal

News AnalysisIt was never clear how long Donald Trump’s honeymoon was going to last with Russia, but it seems the first hiccup to the...
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Trump Team’s Dark View of Islam: Where its coming from?

On Feb 1, 2017, three leading investigative reporters of New York Times, each distinguished in his own right - Scott Shane, Mathew Rosenberg and...
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By targeting Iran Trump stokes sectarian fires across the Middle East

James M. Dorsey|By singling out Iran rather than tackling root causes, the Trump administration risks fuelling sectarianism across the Muslim world and exacerbating multiple...
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American NSA Flynn says we are “officially putting Iran on notice”

Donald Trump’s national Security advisor Michael Flynn, a retired Army general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, called Iran’s testing of a...
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What’s really behind the immigration ban on Iranians: Politics or terrorism fears?

Daniel McAdams |So what's really driving the immigration ban on Iranian Muslims? In these early days of the Trump Administration, many on both the...

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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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