Politics

Cameron to meet Rouhani over ISIS

UK Guardian reports that David Cameron is to hold the first bilateral talks between a British prime minister and an Iranian president since the 1979 revolution when he has a face to face meeting with President Hassan Rouhani in the next two days in New York. The meeting, a significant thaw in diplomatic relations between the countries, is designed to ... Read More »

Horrifying Cow Abuse Is Caught On Tape

The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables.  The dairy has since fired all employees and referred the offenders in the video to law enforcement, according the the Associated Press. They have ... Read More »

ISIS plans to enter US through Mexican boarder

NY Times reports or rumors that militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state ... Read More »

Basij Commander: White House is ISIL’s Headquarters

Commander of Iranian Basij Force Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi said today in Tehran that the White House is the “headquarters of ISIL.” Naqdi added that the U.S. has created ISIL in a plot to sow discord in the Islamic world. “The first objective of the Unite States in creating this criminal current (ISIL) is to portray a distorted image of ... Read More »

IRIAF F-14 Tomcat’s operational after 14 years

Above photo is a still photo from Iranian television news, claiming recently overhauled F-14A type “Tomcat” now again operational with IRIAF after 14 years in storage. Location is Isfahan/Shahid Baba’ie TAB 8. Plus below, you can see the Iranian television news media clip covering the subject: Read More »

Kissinger: Iran A Bigger Problem Than ISIS

Huffington post reports, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran “is a bigger problem than ISIS.” In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, Kissinger explained that because Iran has a stronger footing in the Middle East, it has a greater opportunity to create an empire. “The borders of the settlement of 1919-’20 are essentially collapsing,” ... Read More »

Iranian British woman, held in evin prison

By Ahmed Vahdat, Daily Telegraph – A 25-year-old British-Iranian woman is being held in solitary confinement after being arrested during a women’s rights protest in Tehran, according to campaigners. Ghonche Ghavami was detained outside the city’s Azadi Stadium after she and fellow campaigners tried to enter the men-only arena to watch an Iran-Italy volleyball match. The protesters – who all ... Read More »

Iranian tourists kidnapped in Dubai

Two female tourists were kidnapped by three drug-affected men, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Tuesday. One of the Iranian victims, aged 22, said she and her friend were walking at almost 3am towards Jumeirah open beach. “A car approached us and one of three men who were in the car presented a military ID, accusing us of being drunk,” she ... Read More »

Italian FM Replaces Catherine Ashton

The European Council Saturday appointed Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. Mogherini replaced Britain’s Catherine Ashton. The 41-year-old Italian top diplomat is said to be “inexperienced” for the job, as she was only appointed as foreign minister in February. But, given that the new EU commission chief ... Read More »

Zarif attends Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony

Iran’s FM arrived in Ankara on Thursday and attend the inauguration ceremony of Turkish president-elect Erdogan. Mohammad Javad Zarif was received by Turkish officials at the airport. Erdogan won the country’s first direct ballot on Aug 10. BBC reported that Mr Erdogan, who served three terms as PM, has vowed to give more power to the previously ceremonial post. Critics ... Read More »