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Ma’rib battle: Yemeni army close to retaking city from Saudi-led forces

Victory appears to be on the horizon in the heated battle for Yemen’s strategic central province of Ma’rib as army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly taken control of most areas there and dislodged Saudi-led coalition forces and Riyadh-backed militants from those regions. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]

Hamas says Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘a war crime’

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says what Israel is doing in demolishing Palestinian homes and displacing women and children is “a war crime” that can be punished under international law. In a press release on Monday, Hamas lambasted as “a war crime” Israel’s persisting campaign of demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds and displacing […]

Israel won’t be able to survive for next generation: ex-Israeli official

A former senior Israeli security official has said that ‘Israel’ will not be able to survive for the next generation. Yuval Diskin, the former head of the ShinBet, explained the reasons for that, according to his estimation, and expressed  his fear of the Zionist regime’s demise “for internal reasons and influences.” Diskin added that “most of the economic […]

We need to scratch our back on our own

In an article I published on the Tehran Times a few months ago under the title “Waiting for the American Godot”, I wrote that electing Joe Biden will not bring any changes to the American policy in the region.  The name of the American president is insignificant. If we need to see changes, we have […]

Indonesian Shia leader Jalaluddin Rakhmat dies from Covid-19

TEHRAN – Jalaluddin Rakhmat, leader of the Indonesian Shia Muslims, died from Covid-19 at the age of 72 in Santosa Hospital in Bandung on Monday. Jalaluddin Rakhmat was the founder of Ahlulbayt Alayholeslam in Indonesia. The news of his death was announced by one of the religious scholars at the Motahari scientific and education foundation […]

Professor says Washington will be less biased in favor of Riyadh

TEHRAN – An American professor says that U.S. foreign policy during Joe Biden’s presidency will focus on human rights and democracy which can affect its ties with Saudi Arabia. “U.S. policy going forward will likely be more conditioned by concerns about human rights and democracy, and less biased in favor of Saudi Arabia and Israel,” […]

Israel continues to obstruct attempts to create NWFZ: Russian academic

TEHRAN – An associate professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at Russia’s RUDN University says Israel is one of the main obstacles to a “nuclear-weapon-free zone” in the region. “Israel boycotted the conferences for NWFZ in the Middle East (West Asia) and continues to obstruct all attempts to create a nuclear-free zone,” Vladimir Ivanov […]

Iran a successful model for the region: ex-Lebanese minister

TEHRAN – Noting that the world is looking to Iran as an inspiring example for Islamic movements, former Lebanese labor minister Tarad Hamadeh says that the Islamic Republic founded a successful model for the region. “There is no doubt that the Islamic Revolution due to importance and status of Iran will have an impact on […]

Coup in Myanmar: Nothing has changed 

Last week a military coup happened in Myanmar. The military junta arrested all government leaders after months of dispute with the government over approval or disapproval of the November 2020 elections. It said in a statement that the government leadership had been in the hands of the military commander, General Min Aung Hlaing, for a […]

S. Arabia playing destructive role in Lebanon: analyst

TEHRAN – In an attempt to undermine Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia has been playing a vicious role in Lebanon, a Lebanese military analyst says. “There is no doubt that recently Saudi Arabia played an overt destructive role in relation to Lebanon, especially after it considered Hezbollah a terrorist organization,” Omar Maarabouni tells the Tehran Times.  Over […]

U.S. establishing new military base in Hasaka

The U.S. occupation forces have begun to build a new military base in al-Yaroubia area in Hasaka, Syria, deploying logistic materials and military equipment there, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). Citing local sources on Thursday, the news agency said 10 military troop carriers were brought to al-Malikiyah city in northeast of Hasaka […]

Biden administration pauses weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The United States is reviewing weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorised by former President Donald Trump, a move that Secretary of State Antony Blinken said was “typical” of a new administration. In his first press briefing, Blinken said the review aims “to make sure that what is being considered […]

U.S. negotiation strategy in view of Washington Institute for Near East Policy

In the coming weeks, TRANSITION 2021 memos by Washington Institute for Near East Policy will address the broad issues facing the Biden administration in the West Asia region. These range from the region’s strategic position in the context of Great Power competition, Iran’s nuclear program, and how to most effectively elevate human rights and democracy […]

No enrichment limit based on NPT: Takht Ravanchi

TEHRAN – Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, has said based on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) there is no limit for enriching uranium for civilian uses.  “In NPT there is no ceiling for enrichment,” Takht Ravanchi told the IRNA news agency published on Monday. The ambassador said the level and amount of […]

Biden to nominate William Burns as CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate William Burns as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, CNN has learned, tapping a respected veteran American diplomat who has served in posts around the world from the Reagan to the Obama administrations. Source 00 Hits: 0

More than two-thirds of U.S. Covid-19 vaccines left unused

More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the U.S. have gone unused, U.S. health officials said. According to Irish Times, in response, the governors of New York and Florida have vowed to penalize hospitals that fail to dispense shots quickly.In New York, hospitals must administer vaccines within a week of receiving […]

More than 20 at Mali wedding ceremony killed in France air strike

More than 20 people, including children, were killed in air strikes during a wedding ceremony in a remote desert area of central Mali on Sunday, a health worker with knowledge of the attack said on Tuesday. A French army source told Reuters that French forces operating in Mali had carried out an air strike in […]

Pro-Trump supporters rally near White House ahead of Electoral College vote

Pro-Trump supporters were demonstrating near the White House before Congress votes to certify the Electoral College results of the presidential election. NBC News’ Ellison Barber reports on what protesters are saying about the vote. After months of tense anticipation, Nov. 3 came and went in the United States without major incident of violence or intimidation—much […]

No guarantee a Republican administration will quit nuclear deal again: expert

TEHRAN – A defense editor at the Economist says that there is no guarantee that a possible Republican administration in the U.S. will breach the nuclear deal again. “There is no guarantee of this. Iran must contend with the risk that a Republican administration in 2024 will once more walk away from a deal,” Shashank […]

Indonesia denies in talks with Israel

Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Teuku Faizasyah denies Israeli media claims of Indonesia seeking to normalize diplomatic ties with Israel. Last week, Israeli news outlet claimed that Indonesia is likely to establish ties with Israel after four Arab states –the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco — decided to open diplomatic relations with Jerusalem. Indonesia […]

“Let us not make our enemies happy”: Turkish attorney

TEHRAN – Calling for a regional alliance that includes Iran and Turkey, a Turkish lawyer invites Ankara and Tehran “not to make the enemies happy” over minor issues or misunderstandings that may arise. A controversy started on Thursday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited epic poems that sparked widespread outrage in Iran, with many […]

Pompeo visited West Bank, Golan Heights because he plans to run for president in 2014: activist  

As a preface to my answers, I’d like to state the following: Mike Pompeo is an evangelical Christian and proudly proclaims his support for the genocidal state of Israel. He does this for two reasons: 1. He seems to believe the nonsense of evangelical ‘prophecy’ that all Jews will be rounded up and sent to […]

Biden will continue ‘record arms sales to the region’: Georgetown University professor

TEHRAN – Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar says the incoming Biden administration will continue “close relations and cooperation” with Israel, the Persian Gulf Arab states and maintain “record arms sales to the region”.  Mehran Kamrava also says, “If Tehran indicates that it […]

UN says 233,000 killed in Yemen war in last 6 years

The UN Tuesday said the conflict in Yemen has claimed 233,000 lives over the last six years. In a report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the conflict in Yemen has so far claimed the lives of 233,000 people, adding that “this large number is unfortunate and unacceptable.” According […]

Hamas advises Saudi Arabia not to stand at Israel’s side 

TEHRAN – Hamas spokesman says that the normalization of ties with Israel harms the leadership in countries that support this process, calling on Saudi Arabia not to stand on the enemies’ side. In an interview with the Tehran Times, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem notes that the resistance movement wants to strengthen the Arab position and […]

Does Biden have the wisdom to be better than Trump? …

Biden will be better. Biden will be better, goes the mantra not just among most Democrats in the U.S., but among any person who manages to generate a reasonable thought and perspective about world and national U.S. affairs. To be a U.S. citizen these days with half a brain is like riding a dangerous roller […]

EU: Further hypocritical Sanctions against Syria – Syria, Iran: And if you’re not willing, I will use force. The West as threat for peace.

In Luxembourg, the ladies and gentlemen, the Foreign Ministers of the EU, showed their deep concerns about the situation in Syria and the ever-increasing spiral of violence, while they did not..

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Syria: About the Abduction of Journalist Anhar Kochneva – Syria: Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva kidnapped by FSA.

It is likely that it has already spread, that Anhar Kochneva (sometimes Anhar Kotschnewa / Anhkar Kochneva), a free journalist who is living in the Syrian capital Damascus since October 2011, disappeared..

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Sevim Dagdelen: Turkey is the Aggressor against Syria – Syria & Turkey: Interview with a German politician of Turkish origin about the current events.

Since this year, Sevim Dağdelen has faced (hypocritically) criticism for her signing of a document that is accusing the United States of preparing a war against Syria and Iran. Of course, in a better world, this accusation..

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Sevim Dagdelen: EU not worthy for the Nobel Peace Prize – As the largest arms exporter, EU contributes to war and destruction.

The European Union does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. On the contrary, according to the motto “War is Peace” of the novel 1984 the awards ceremony bears Orwellian traits.

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