‘As long as I’m conscious, I’ll carry on’

He hasn’t eaten for more than five weeks and has lost more than 12kg (27lbs). But British Iranian journalist and human rights activist, Vahid Beheshti, says he’s determined to continue… Read more

Erdogan to face off against three other candidates in Turkey’s May 14 presidential election

Turkey’s current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will have to face three other candidates in the presidential elections scheduled for May 14 in the country despite the controversy over his own… Read more

China’s mediation in Mideast leaves US worried

Beijing’s mediation between archrivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has shed new light on the potentially diminishing role of the United States in the Middle East, and the world. The fact… Read more

Israel protests: What have football fans got to do with it?

Numerous violent incidents have taken place at demonstrations supporting Israel’s controversial judicial reforms. Some of the protagonists can be traced back to the country’s football stadiums. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin… Read more

Russia, Iran pledge to deepen cooperation

Particular attention was paid to strengthening trade, economic and investment ties, Lavrov said. MOSCOW, March 29 (Xinhua) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian agreed… Read more

U.S. sanctions deprive Iran’s EB children of special wound dressings: NGO chief

A pharmacy staff member (L) wearing a face mask is at work in Mashhad, Iran, Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua) TEHRAN, March 27 (Xinhua) — The U.S. sanctions… Read more

Interview: China’s Global Civilization Initiative aims to foster diversity-based unity, says Iran’s party leader

A resident poses for a photo with a lion dancer during an event to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 20, 2023. A variety of activities were… Read more

Once banned, now back: Iran sees timid return of neckties

Mohammad Javad enters a fashionable shop in well-to-do north Tehran with his mother. For the first time ever he wants a necktie, long banned in Iran as a symbol of… Read more

Restoring ties with Egypt key step in Türkiye’s regional detente push

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Cairo, Egypt, on March 18, 2023. (Xinhua/Mohamed Ali) Türkiye’s latest move to normalize ties with Egypt is… Read more

How did the 2003 Iraq War begin?

On 20 March 2003, US and allied forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime. The US said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was a threat to international… Read more
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