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Toronto charity disputes CRA accusation it was formed to spread ‘Iranian revolutionary ideology in Canada’

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 14, 2018, shows him (2nd-R) delivering a speech. (AFP) By Stewart Bell February 15, 2019 The Islamic Shia Assembly of Canada has operated in the Toronto area for more than two decades, attracting members of parliament to its events and once raising the flag at [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|North America|

Iran’s 40 years of darkness

An Iranian exile shouts slogans to protest against executions in Iran during a demonstration in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels December 29, 2010. (Reuters) By Bret L. Stephens February 15, 2019 From its beginning 40 years ago this week, the Islamic Republic of Iran has enjoyed the generous benefit of the [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Iran|

Warsaw summit has Iranian regime worried

United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a group photo at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP) February 15, 2019 The US this week led a two-day summit on the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland. Although the official title was “Ministerial to Promote a Future of [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Middle East|

Pence calls for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

United States Vice-President Mike Pence speaks at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, on February 14, 2019. (AP) February 15, 2019 US Vice-President Mike Pence called for Europe to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, and urged allies to back US sanctions. Speaking at a conference [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Canada arrests 7 Iranians for money laundering

A Canadian flag flies outside of a Canadian correctional facility. (Reuters) February 14, 2019 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) says it has cracked down on an international money-laundering network operated by organized-crime cells in Montreal and Toronto. Police arrested seventeen people, including seven citizens of Iran, in early morning raids in the [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|North America|

Iran’s missile launch failures likely linked to U.S. sabotage

This Feb. 6, 2019, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows an empty launch pad and a burn mark on it at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran's Semnan province. (AP) February 14, 2019 A February 13 New York Times article suggests the reason for the failure of recent Iranian space missile launches [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Iran|

Iran vows revenge on ‘mercenaries’ behind suicide attack

People and members of IRGC carry the coffins of a group of members of the Guard who were killed in a suicide car bombing that struck a bus carrying the Guard troops, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP) February 14, 2019 President Hassan Rouhani vowed revenge Thursday against the “mercenary group” behind a suicide bombing [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Iran|

On sidelines of Mideast gathering, Giuliani calls for ‘overthrow’ of Iran regime

The personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani attends the annual gathering of Free Iran-Alternative 100 ASHRAF at the Villepinte exhibition North of Paris, France, June 30, 2018. (Getty Images) February 14, 2019 Rudy Giuliani, a personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, has said he favors the "overthrow" of Iran's [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|North America, USA|

I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran

Azam Jangravi and her daughter walk along a park, at the unknown location, February 7, 2019. Picture taken February 7, 2019. (REUTERS) February 14, 2019 Azam Jangravi’s heart was pounding when she climbed atop an electricity transformer box on Tehran’s busy Revolution Street a year ago. She raised her headscarf in the air [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Pompeo says ‘confronting Iran’ key to Mideast peace

United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a group photo at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP) February 14, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday at a security conference in Warsaw that Iran is the top threat in the Middle East and confronting [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Middle East|