Queen of Malaysia

Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom binti Abdullah (née Anita) is the current Sultanah of Pahang and the wife of Sultan Ahmad Shah, widowed on 28 June 1988. Born on 12 September 1951, she is of Persian/Pakistani descent and was born in Taftan India & PersiaSultanah Kalsom married Sultan Ahmad Shah on 14 March 1991. Read More »

Reactions to Jill Biden’s dress

First Lady Jill Biden was spotted stepping off a plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Thursday wearing fishnet-style tights that have since sparked a fashion debate. While some critics dubbed 69-year-old Biden’s look “trashy,” others called it a moment of style inspiration for all ages. “I don’t know where Jill Biden found those patterned tights but I ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin takes a holiday in Siberia

The President together with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enjoyed walking in the taiga forest and riding an all-terrain vehicle.Also, Sergei Shoigu showed the President his workshop. Recently Biden’s remarks in the ABC interview that aired Wednesday has triggered a furious reaction from Russia’s government, which unleashed a barrage of criticism and took the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassador back ... Read More »

Symbolic court in session at the Azad University

The symbolic trial of the perpetrators of the assassination of Soleimani was held today in the presence of the Chief Justice of Khorasan Razavi, judges, lawyers, the President of the University of Khorasan Razavi and the head of the Leadership Agency at the Azad University of Mashhad. Read More »

An almost marriage that didn’t happen

In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Grace Kelly in their list of top female stars of American cinema. In 1993, she became the first U.S. actress to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. But many are not aware that she had a chance to become the Queen of Iran. Read More »

Ardeshir Zahedi at Ali Vaez wedding

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to give voice to the Iranian-American community. As one of the most highly educated minority groups in the United States, Iranian Americans have achieved success on many levels – technological, scientific, academic, and economic life – yet our community’s contributions to American civic life has been ... Read More »

Sharmineh Narvani

Sharmine Narwani is a commentator and analyst of Middle East geopolitics. She is a former senior associate at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and has a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University. Sharmine has written commentary for a wide array of publications, including Al Akhbar English, the New York Times, the Guardian, Asia Times Online, Salon.com, USA Today, ... Read More »

National Guard in Congress

Hundreds of National Guard troops are sleeping on the stone floor of the US Capitol as security intensifies in Washington DC and the capital goes into lockdown a week out from Joe Biden’s inauguration.  The troops, who descended on DC in the wake of last week’s MAGA mob riots, were spotted cradling their weapons as they slept on the floor ... Read More »

Are these the Thai king consorts selfies?

A Thai activist who claims to have been sent pictures of the King’s mistress has shared some of the photos with MailOnline.  News of the 1,400 leaked images made headlines this week as the pictures laid bare infighting between King Vajiralongkorn’s wife, Queen Suditha, and his harem of mistresses. Read More »

A different wedding party

The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to many couples’ dreams of a large wedding.But one Malaysian duo has managed to dodge restrictions which would have limited the guest list to 20 and welcomed a reported 10,000 people to their nuptials, all in a Covid-secure manner.Can’t be done, you might say. But it can, if you make your wedding a drive-thru ... Read More »