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No room for shades of grey

September 12-14  Like most events in history, the current crisis in Iraq has had several unintended consequences which are likely to impact regional politics for some time to come. On the ideological…

Why the resurgence of beheading in Islam?

September 12-14  By Michael Rubin The SITE Intelligence Group, a subscription service which provides the best coverage of jihadi chat forums and media, has now posted the video of ISIS beheading captive…

Gov’t to cut farmers’ water in half

September 12-14  by Warren L. Nelson The Agriculture Ministry has announced it will cut the flow of water to farmers almost in half starting September 23 in the most drastic action taken…

Khamenehi undergoes prostate surgery

September 12-14  VISITORS — Everybody who is anybody has paid a visit to the Supreme Leader in his hospital bed. This early group included former President Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani (in gray tunic) and…

Iran captures planeload of US military contractors

September 12-14  The Iranian government forced a plane carrying US military contractors to land in Bandar Abbas Friday, complaining that the aircraft’s paperwork was not in order. US officials said nothing untoward…

Iran suddenly stops talking about drone

September 12-14  QUESTIONS ASKED — Iran said that this Israeli drone exploded when it was hit two miles up in the sky by an Iranian missile. Some commentators have asked how so…

Iran arrests Ukrainian in Bushehr sabotage plot

September 12-14 The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Iran has arrested a Ukrainian national working at the Bushehr nuclear power plant and accused him of trying to sabotage the reactor. A report in…

Kissinger: Iran is worse than IS

September 12-14  KISSINGER. . . Iran is Number One Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says that, despite the scary headlines, the Islamic Republic remains a far bigger challenge for the…

Wiped out in basketball; advancing in volleyball

September 12-14  VICTORY — The Iranian volleyball team (left) has consistently kept their opponents at bay in this year’s World Championships, played in Poland. Iran’s national basketball team was swiftly wiped out…

Iran saying IS is a US invention

September 12-14  The Islamic Republic has gone off on a rhetorical tangent accusing the United States of having created terrorist groups like the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda and inserted them into the…

Cop says women cannot work in coffee shops

September 12-14  Police commander Khalil Helali told reporters Sunday that women are prohibited from working in coffee shops and traditional cafes. The daily Etemad said that, according to Helali, women could obtain…

Pasdaran say US Navy has gotta speak Farsi

September 12-14  The US naval forces in the Persian Gulf are obligated to speak Farsi during their radio communications with Iran’s forces, Iran’s top admiral in the Gulf has proclaimed. Rear Admiral…

City’s staff protests no paychecks

September 12-14  City employees in Zabol on the border with Afghanistan staged a demonstration Friday to protest a two-month delay in the payment of their salaries. It is the norm for private…