Why Iran was so quick to praise Brexit
While the international community squirmed in distress when Britain voted to leave the European Union, there was one country that was quick to voice its optimism: Iran. Even though only a few Iranian political and military leaders decided to speak ...
Why Iran's anti-American hardliners want to buy US-made Boeings for Iran Air
The Conversation US
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the Islamic Republic's ultimate authority – reluctantly blessed the nuclear agreement between Iran and the West that was signed in June 2015 and went into effect in January. Since then, he has gone out of his way to ...
Lawmakers Move to Stop Government From Giving Taxpayer-Backed Financing to Iran
Boeing's deal with Iran labeled 'reckless'
Key backer of Iran deal was on Boeing's payroll but didn't disclose it
John Kerry: Iran 'helpful' in fighting ISIS in Iraq
"Look, we have challenges with Iran as everybody knows and we are working on those challenges," Kerry said. "But I can tell you that Iran in Iraq has been in certain ways helpful, and they clearly are focused on ISIL-Daesh, and so we have a common ...
Iran under pressure to abolish death penalty for drug trafficking
Two senior Iranian officials have recently complained about the lack of international support. Last week, Iran's prosecutor general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, blamed “imperialist” powers for young people's addiction to drugs. In April, the Tehran Times ...
Risky Business In Iran
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the intergovernmental organization that sets global standards to combat money laundering and finance for terrorism and proliferation, had a clear message for financial institutions last week when it declined to ...
Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Program
Irans Trying to Rebuild Its Air Force
Iran hopes Saudi embassy attack trial will restore confidence
Middle East Eye
Iran's Supreme Leader Shakes Up Military Command
New York Times
He was an exception among leading Iranian generals, who are usually changed every six years. His successor, Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, had been serving as deputy chief of staff. There were no advance hints of the shake-up, and a terse announcement ...
Iran News Round Up - June 28, 2016
Iran's Khamenei appoints new army chief of staff
Iran Appoints Guard General to Lead Armed Forces
Iran looks to Iraq and even Syria for trade
Fresh milk, antibiotics and cement: Iran finds neighbouring Iraq its closest ally in the Arab world as well as a big market for its domestically produced goods. Once bitter enemies, non-Arab Iran and Arab Iraq were brought closer by the 2003 toppling ...
How the Middle East looks to Iran one year after the deal
Meet 'Persian Hercules,' Iran's Very Own Hulk
Bulging with 342 lbs of sheer muscle, WWE hopeful Sajad Gharibi certainly deserves the title “Iranian Hulk.” The massive 24-year-old powerlifter can reportedly lift a whopping 386 lbs — more than his own bodyweight. That's pretty impressive seeing as ...
The case for 'Iranian Hulk', a power-lifter, to be the WWE's next superstar
Meet Sajad Gharibi, an Instagram star being called a real-life Incredible Hulk
Iran forces 'kill Kurdish rebels on Iraq border'
Iranian Revolutionary Guards have reportedly killed 11 Kurdish rebels in a clash close to the border with Iraq. Three Guards also died in the fighting, Iran's Fars news agency cited their commander in Kordestan province, Gen Mohammad Hossein Rajabi, ...
Iran's Guard Clashes With Kurds, 14 Dead
'Tensions rise' with Kurdish rebels in Iran
Clashes in Iran kill 11 Kurdish rebels, three Revolutionary Guards
Iran's national volleyball team is a powerhouse—but female fans still can't attend matches
When I was growing up in Iran, women mounted a number of popular initiatives, such as the “White Scarves” campaign, to challenge this blatant discrimination and demand that girls and women be able to attend male football games in Iranian stadiums.