Ten reasons why the Iranian regime is more dangerous than Daesh

A military truck carrying a missile and a picture of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei drives in a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in Tehran. (Reuters) By Majid Rafizadeh November 17, 2017 Western powers place Daesh at the top of their counterterrorism and foreign policy agenda, characterizing the terrorist group as [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iran, Middle East|

“Putin’s brain,” the darling of Iran’s hardliners

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin. (IranWire) By Reza HaghighatNejad November 17, 2017 Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin is relatively well known in Iran. According to him, he has been in and out of Iran for the last 20 years, and for at least the last eight years, Iran’s conservative principlist media have been busy promoting him as a powerful intellectual [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iran|

Crash of Iran’s riyal forces traders to stop selling foreign currencies

The price of one dollar now exceeds 41,000 Iranian riyals, which has caused panic and confusion in Tehran’s black market. (Supplied) November 17, 2017 According to Iranian agencies, the black currency market in Tehran has stopped the selling and buying of foreign currencies because of a sharp rise in the price of the [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iran|

Suicide rate in Iran increasing, especially among youth and women

An Iranian couple sit overlooking the city of Tehran. (Getty) November 16, 2017 The incidence of suicide in is turning into a national disaster and a real crisis in Iran. As highlighted by media reports and comments by state officials, the rate has recently escalated, especially among women and youth. In fact, some [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Iran|

Iran quake survivors spend the nights in the open air

Relatives weep over the bodies of earthquake victims, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, on Monday. (AP) November 16, 2017 Tens of thousands of Iranians spent the nights in the open air after a 7.3-magnitude quake struck near the border with Iraq, killing more than 400. People who had fled their homes when the quake [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Iran|

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

A damaged building is seen following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah. (Reuters) November 15, 2017 Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Iran|

Rescuers hunt for survivors of deadly earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

People sit on the rubble of a destroyed house after an earthquake in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP) November 14, 2017 Teams of Iranian rescuers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing at least 415 [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Iran, Iraq|

Iranian pilot dies after fighter jet crashes

A Sukhoi SU-27 jet of the aerobatics team Russian Knights approaches to land at Kubinka Air Base in Kubinka, 65 kilometres outside Moscow, Russia on Oct. 15, 2015. (AP) November 13, 2017 A pilot has died after his Sukhoi-22 jet fighter-bomber crashed in Iran’s south, the website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard reported Saturday. [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Iran|

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

Most of the deaths were reported in Iran's Kermanshah province. (Reuters) November 14, 2017 A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 348 people and injuring thousands more. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Iran, Iraq|

Col. Richard Kemp: Iran is the greatest threat to World peace

Colonel Richard Kemp. (Asharq Al-Awsat) By Yasmin Al Jeraisy November 13, 2017 Colonel Richard Kemp spent most his 30-year career fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding British troops on the front line of some of the world’s toughest hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. Most of the last five years of his [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Iran|