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Arab ministers consider ways to tackle Iran’s interference in region

The Arab League Council discussed “ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination to confront Iranian terrorist practices. (Supplied) March 5, 2021 The Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee met on Wednesday to discuss developments in the crisis with Iran and ways to address interference by Tehran in the internal affairs of Arab countries. Osama bin [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Middle East|

Why Iran’s hate-filled public school curriculum should be a global concern

The Iranian government’s current textbooks indoctrinate children with messages that put them on a permanent footing for war. (Supplied) By David Andrew Weinberg March 4, 2021 The government of Iran remains the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, and unfortunately its educational curriculum is no exception. Public school teachers in Iran today use [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

They dream of reaching America. Their forced service in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard locks them out.

Members of IRGC in a joint ceremony in Boushehr on May 24, 2015. (Tasnim) By Kareem Fahim and Erin Cunningham March 2, 2021 When Mahdis, an American teacher from Southern California, applied for a U.S. visa for her Iranian husband four years ago, she had no idea that his mandatory military service would [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Pompeo warns that appeasing Iran would be disastrous for US, Middle East

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the UN Security Council meeting. (Supplied) March 1, 2021 Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Joe Biden's administration that appeasing Iran would be disastrous for the US and the Middle East. “Looks like the new Team Biden appears to be headed back [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid U.S.-Iran tension

Smoke rises from an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman after an explosion hit the vessel, June 13, 2019. (IRNA) February 26, 2021 An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security in the region amid escalating tensions [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

New Iran-based Al-Qaeda head ‘a potential asset to Tehran’

Saif Al-Adel (L), one of the most senior members of Al-Qaeda, has been tipped to take over from Ayman Zawahiri (R). (FBI/Wikimedia) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart February 26, 2021 A former general in the Egyptian military could be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, but his confinement in Iran and potential value as a pawn [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East, North America, USA|

Top US general warns Iran, says Taliban not breaking with al-Qaeda

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) February 25, 2021 The United States always reserves the right to respond to attacks “at a time and place of our choosing,” a senior US general said Wednesday, adding that “the memory and reach of the US are very long.” The [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Afghanistan, Middle East, North America, USA|

Why Khamenei’s nuclear fatwa is worthless

A military truck carries a missile past portraits of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei during the annual military parade on Sept 22, 2014. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh February 22, 2021 The Iranian regime has long claimed that its nuclear program is only meant for peaceful purposes, rather than to obtain nuclear weapons. It [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

US top general urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, at the Pentagon on March 13, 2020. (AFP) February 22, 2021 Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, the head of US forces in the Middle East told AFP. “I would think [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iranian girls younger than 14 are trafficked abroad

Iranian schoolgirls flash the victory sign in an annual gathering in Tehran. (AP) By Behnam Gholipour February 22, 2021 “The Situation of Human Trafficking Across Iranian Borders” is the title of a new report in Police Science Quarterly, published by Eastern Tehran Police. According to the report, Iran is one of the major [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Europe, Middle East, Women|