Politics

Obama Wrote Secret Letter Khamenei

US President Barack Obama has secretly written a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging progress on nuclear talks and stressing common interest in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Wall Street Journal says. Obama sent the letter to Khamenei in mid-October, according to the report published on Thursday citing unnamed White House officials. “Mr Obama ... Read More »

Christian Couple Are Tortured and Burned to Death in Pakistan

This horrifying event happened on Tuesday after the couple where accused of burning a Quran, police officials said. The incident took place in Kot Radha Kishan town, about 60 kilometres southwest of Lahore city. The victims, identified as Shama and Shehzad, were burned alive in a brick kiln where they used to work. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in ... Read More »

Iran poised to choose poverty over nuclear disarmament

Washington Post in it’s OPED section yesterday published and article analyzing the chances the Iran and 5+1 can come to a final agreement by the deadline toward the end of this month. In this article your read: Although many in the West may privately hope that the interim accord will simply roll on in absence of a comprehensive agreement, Iranian ... Read More »

Sculptures spotlight Palestinian displacement

Sculptures intended to show families fleeing Shejaiya neighborhood during summer conflict. Sabbah the sculptor, who is Palestinian and lives and works in Gaza, created them using mud and waste materials found in bombsites. The artist who was forced to leave his house in Sudanyya neighborhood of Gaza, said he decided to create his exhibition of Tahalok (Decaying) to show the ... Read More »

Peshmerga armor transporters headed for Kobane

Turkey: 200 Peshmerga being sent to KobanePresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has details of first Iraqi Kurd force to be sent to defend Syrian town from ISIL. The Turkish president has said he is expecting 200 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will head from Iraq to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane through Turkey after authorities agreed their passage. Recep Tayyip ... Read More »

Mini Ice Sculptures A Memorial to WW1

To honor the civilians that died in brittain during World War 1, artist Néle Azevedo made a monument that only lasted for a few hours. She made 5000 small sculptures of ice and placed them on the steps of Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square. It didn’t last long but the people that came to see had a moment to reflect, think and ... Read More »

Iranian General Killed in Syria

IRNA – Gen. Darisawi was killed in action in Aleppo, Syria. He was the commander of IRGC Basij forces in Kuzestan province. It was not known when he was deployed to Syria, and the Iranians did not disclose the circumstances or the time of his death.  Darisawi becomes one of the highest ranking Iranian officers killed in action in Syria ... Read More »

Two Iranian Guards, One Pakistani Officer Killed In Shootout

Radio Farda – Two Iranian border guards and a Pakistani paramilitary officer have been reported killed in a shooting incident. Iranian media quoted Revolutionary Guards Corps Brigadier General Roham-Bakhsh Habibi as saying that “a number of the bandits” were killed in the fighting in the restive province of Sistan-Baluchistan late on October 16. He added that a vehicle and “a noticeable ... Read More »

What? an ISIS gift shop in Istanbul!

ISIS appears to be stepping up its campaign to attract an international support base after clothing and memorabilia promoting the group appeared online. The sale of Western clothing – including T-shirts, hoodies and baseball caps – bearing the Islamist group’s name and slogans is a worrying development in ISIS’ growth as a global ‘terror brand’. [Read More] Read More »

Generation gap leading cause of runaway girls

Many turn to “roospigari” as a means to financial independence and liberation from strict societal norms. Most girls active in this trade in Tehran are high-school age. The Guradian newspaper in an article referrers to a girl named Mona as a reference, she says her first client was a young man named Hamid. They went on a date for two ... Read More »