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What some fear an Iran deal could mean…

August 08, 2014 By Geneive Abdo As the largest Shi’a state, Iran has already taken the initiative by aligning and supporting the Shi’a political leaderships in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. The extension…

The real stakes in Israel’s war

August 08, 2014 By John R. Bolton Israel’s effort to destroy Hamas’ underground Gaza Strip infrastructure is about defeating terrorism, yes — but even graver issues are involved. Hamas’s long record of…

Senators and South AfricaBy Mark Hibbs

August 08, 2014 The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) recently held a hearing on nuclear diplomacy with Iran. Speakers made several references to South Africa’s nuclear past and what it means…

RAT-A-TAT-TAT

August 08, 2014 To celebrate Eid-e Fitr, an enterprizing Shirazi set up this shooting gallery, allowing paying customers to take a pot shot at Reformists Mehdi Karrubi (from left), Mir-Hossaini Musavi and…

SHRUNKEN

August 08, 2014 This photo of Lake Urumiyeh was taken June 23 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. It shows how the southern half of the lake no longer exists,…

US plays Iran in volleyball

August 08, 2014 The US Men’s National Volleyball Team will host Iran for four matches around Southern California starting Saturday. The matches are intended to help both teams prepare for the 2014…

Iran missing some parts needed for democracy

August 08, 2014 Former Majlis Speaker Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nuri says that democracy has come to Iran through elections, but that the country is missing other tools needed to make democracy function well. Nateq-Nuri,…

Russia-Iran deal on/off

August 08, 2014 Russia announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal strongly opposed by Washington—to help Iran sell its oil. But minutes after issuing the announcement, Moscow withdrew it. The speedy…

11 killed in fire in prison in south

August 08, 2014 Arson at an Iranian prison has killed 11 inmates, the Judiciary announced Tuesday. A fire broke out Monday in the prison in Shahr-e Kord, the capital of Chahar Mahal…

Famous cemetery to be restored as tourist stop

August 08, 2014 Zahir-oddoleh Cemetery in North Tehran Zahir-oddoleh Cemetery in the north of Tehran will be restored and turned into a tourist site, according to the head of newly-established Cultural Heritage…