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Protests against Iran hijab ban highlights years of evolution

AFP | A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

AFP | A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Thursday aimed at tightening the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, despite...

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

AFP | Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at...

Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

AFP | The United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies...

Fresh Iran protests lead to 9 fatalities and hundreds of arrests

AFP | Nine people were killed as fresh unrest hit Iran overnight, state television said Tuesday, while hundreds have been arrested as authorities crack down...

USAID has no issues with Russian investment in Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

News Analysis | Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Jerry Bisson, has said that the US has no issues in Russian...

Who is really interested in the solution of the Syrian conflict?

 Anna Jaunger | Speaking at a UN Security Council briefing several days ago, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock stressed that...

Hezbollah has slowly emerged as the winner amid the Gulf Crisis

Reuters When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The praise,...

Who will be targeted by new Saudi led coalition?

News Analysis | Amidst festering crises in the Middle East, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) will formally be launched on Sunday when the...

Saudi-Iranian proxy war heats up

James M. Dorsey | Shot dead this week on a street in The Hague, Ahmad Mola Nissi may have died the violent life he lived, but his...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

‘Coup de Grace’ of the Old System in Saudi Arabia

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | While the courts of justice were functioning in Saudi Arabia, the crackdown in the name of corruption, in the absence...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

The ineffective CBMs: The Indo-Pak rivalry will continue!

News Analysis | Despite simmering tensions between India and Pakistan, cross-LoC trade and bus service via the Poonch-Rawalakot route will likely resume this week, according...

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh...

The Wild Week In Mideast Geopolitics

Andrew Korybko | This past week was geopolitically very eventful for the Mideast, even by the region's dynamic standards, which shows that a new international...

The US-Iranian Proxy War Will Continue In “Syraq”

Andrew Korybko | US-Iranian relations are moving along a very negative trajectory, though it’s unlikely that they’ll devolve to the point of a war between...

Iran’s snub to US has meaning for India

M K Bhadrakumar | Only Tehran could have punctured US President Donald Trump’s massive ego with just a delicate deflection by the wrist. It all...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

US demands Europeans to restrict business with Iran

News Analysis | US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, shocked the European companies by demanding that European allies should support latest US ban on Iran's...

Has Trump’s game plan on Iran been successful?

M K Bhadrakumar |  The US President Donald Trump’s statement on Friday regarding Iran turned out to be high on rhetoric but lacking in substance....

Is US still the only superpower in world?

Joseph Davis | The gradual, controlled demolition of the United States continues unabated. On the surface, this appears to be a global power shift from...

Russia: The new master of Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The remark Wednesday by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov offering Moscow’s mediation for a...

Pakistan and Iran keen to promote trading ties despite tensions

News Analysis | Iran's envoy to Pakistan, Mr. Mehdi Honardoost has said that efforts are being made to strengthen bilateral trade relations with Pakistan. The ambassador...

After India & Afghanistan, Iran commits act of aggression against Pakistan

News Analysis | Iranian troops fired at least 11 mortar shells into bordering town near Panjgur district in Balochistan causing no casualty in a new...

Is Kurdistan a US-Israeli conspiracy to balkanize Middle East?

M K Bhadrakumar | The result of the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq will be known in the next 48 hours or so, but no surprises...

Kurds in Iraq vote in Independence Referendum: regional tensions will stoke...

News Analysis | Amid rising tensions and intense international opposition, Kurds in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq in an independence referendum. The...

Iran checkmates ‘Israel & the US’ in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement in Tehran on Saturday regarding the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and capable of...

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