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EU powerless in face of U.S. sanctions on Russia and Iran: expert

EU powerless in face of U.S. sanctions on Russia and Iran: expert – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A consultant in European and international affairs believes that the EU is absent and powerless when it comes to U.S. unilateral sanctions against other countries. “The position of the European Union is absent and powerless on the American sanctions […]

France, U.S. tensions enter “crisis” mode

France, U.S. tensions enter “crisis” mode – Tehran%20Times In an unprecedented step that has exposed the intensity of France’s anger against its allies, Paris has recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a furious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract.  The withdrawal of ambassadors did not even occur during the […]

U.S foreign policy suffering from hypocrisy: professor

U.S foreign policy suffering from hypocrisy: professor – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a London-based professor, says that the U.S foreign policy suffers from hypocrisy. “The hypocrisy in the discourse is primarily a problem for U.S. foreign policy itself, as the leaders of the country are seen to be caught up in their own double […]

Saudis pursue Washington’s goals in talks with Iran

Saudis pursue Washington’s goals in talks with Iran – Tehran%20Times It is not an easy task to start a new relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, though in politics everything is possible. The two states have been barricading behind their political doctrine differences. However, they are trying! Until today, they have finished three rounds of […]

UN Says Venezuelan Courts Are Involved in Human Rights Violations

By Antonio Maria DelgadoFrom Miami Herald Venezuela’s justice system is exceedingly unjust, with its courts being used as a tool of repression used to arbitrarily jail activists and political opponents to the Nicolás Maduro regime while turning a blind eye to a growing number of human rights violations, a United Nations report said Thursday. In […]

U.S. struggles to contain French anger 

U.S. struggles to contain French anger  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- As France furiously protests Australia’s scrapping of a major arms deal in favor of American nuclear submarines, Washington is struggling to contain the fallout from Paris.  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who had prioritized building ties with Europe, said he considered France “a vital partner” […]

Plane Carrying Afghans, US, and European Citizens From Kabul Arrives in Doha

DUBAI—The third chartered flight bringing civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew last month landed on Friday with around 170 passengers on board, including U.S. and European citizens as well as Afghans, a Qatari official said. Foreign nationals on board include those from Belgium, Britain, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy as well […]

New Zealand Abandon Pakistan Tour After Security Alert

ISLAMABAD—New Zealand abruptly abandoned their tour of Pakistan on Friday citing a security alert in a massive blow to the South Asian country’s hopes of staging regular international cricket. The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi on Friday but New Zealand did not travel to the stadium. […]

Yuriy Sedykh, Hammer World Record Holder, Dies at 66

MOSCOW—Yuriy Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in the hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has died. He was 66. The Russian track and field federation said Sedykh died early Tuesday following a heart attack. “Deeply mourn the loss of Yuriy Sedykh,” World Athletics senior vice president and pole vault great Sergei Bubka […]

Egypt Opens Ancient Tomb of King Djoser After Restoration

A path leads to the entrance of the southern cemetery of King Djoser, after its restoration, near the famed Step Pyramid, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 14, 2021. (Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo) SAQQARA, Egypt—Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived […]

US Navy SEALs, Cyprus Special Forces Hold Anti-Terror Drill

LIMASSOL, Cyprus—Members of the U.S. navy’s elite special forces SEAL unit joined Cypriot underwater demolition soldiers on Friday in a joint drill to hone skills in countering terrorist hijackings at sea. The exercise involved teams of U.S. and Cypriot special forces re-taking a ship controlled by terrorists. Cypriot Defense Minister Charalambos Petrides said after the […]

Taiwan Raps Fitch for Calling It Part of China in Ratings Upgrade

Taipei—Taiwan’s government scolded Fitch Ratings on Friday for calling the island part of China for the first time, in an announcement on upgrading Taiwan’s economic outlook, and said it was talking to the company about the issue. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, has pressured foreign companies […]

Most Americans say U.S. wars “not worth fighting” 

Most Americans say U.S. wars “not worth fighting”  – Tehran%20Times A substantial majority of Americans believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were “not worth fighting”, that’s according to an AP-NORC poll that has released the results of its survey.  The research indicates a sign of growing public frustration in the wake of the […]

Taliban name caretaker cabinet

The Taliban on Tuesday afternoon released the names of the caretaker government. Mullah Mohammad Hassan, the little-known head of the Taliban’s leadership council, was named as acting prime minister, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said at a press conference in Kabul. Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the main public face of the group who signed a […]

US Sanctions Iranian Operatives Over Alleged Plot to Kidnap Journalist

WASHINGTON—The United States has sanctioned four Iranian intelligence operatives behind a failed plot to kidnap a U.S. journalist and human rights activist, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday. The sanctions come after U.S. prosecutors in July charged the four with plotting to kidnap the New York-based journalist who was critical of Tehran. Reuters previously […]

U.S. economic hegemony is waning: Russian diplomat

U.S. economic hegemony is waning: Russian diplomat – Tehran%20Times The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan has triggered a lot of speculation about the decline of America. It was a big political catastrophe that reminds the world of the U.S. exit from Vietnam. But before its military failure in Afghanistan, America ruined its reputation via […]

Capitol police sue Trump over insurrection

American Capitol police officers who had been attacked and beaten during the insurrection at the U.S. Congress on 6 January by extremist supporters of former U.S. President, Donald Trump, have filed a lawsuit against the former GOP President, his ally Roger Stone and members of far-right extremist groups. The suit in federal court in Washington […]

Afghan terror sparks global response

Afghan terror sparks global response – Tehran%20Times United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called a meeting of the permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the chaotic situation in Afghanistan, diplomats have told media. Guterres sent letters formally inviting the United States, Britain, France, Russia, and China to meet on Monday. According to one […]

Geography and history defeated America in Afghanistan: Egyptian professor

Geography and history defeated America in Afghanistan: Egyptian professor – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A professor of political science at Beni Suef University says the Taliban succeeded to force the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan because of the strategic location of the country and the tribal nature of the society. “The strategic location and the […]

Australian Truck Drivers Plan to ‘Block Every Highway’ in COVID-19 Protest

Australian truck drivers plan to block the highways in protest of COVID-19 vaccines and how the governments have handled their COVID-19 responses. According to social media posts, the protests are planned for Aug. 31 across the country, separate to the upcoming Transport Worker Union (TWU) backed protest over a pay dispute. “Block every hwy [highway] […]

UK Says Russia, China Needed for ‘Moderating Influence’ Over Taliban

Britain would have to turn to Russia and China to exercise a “moderating influence” over the Taliban, despite a mistrust between the UK and those governments, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. “We’re going to have to bring in countries with a potentially moderating influence like Russia and China, however uncomfortable that is,” Raab told The […]

Pilot Dies in MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crash in Southern Russia: RIA

A Russian MiG-29 plane flies during a celebration marking the Russian air force’s 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia on Aug. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze) MOSCOW—A Russian pilot has died on Wednesday following the crash of an MiG-29 fighter jet in the Astrakhan region in southern Russia, RIA news agency reported citing the […]

Most countries that bought the Pegasus are authoritarian: Lebanese expert

Most countries that bought the Pegasus are authoritarian: Lebanese expert – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Most countries that bought the Pegasus program in the region are tyrannical, a senior Lebanese political analyst says.  “Most of the countries that bought the Pegasus program are countries based on authoritarian rule and suppression of freedoms,” Amin Hoteit tells the […]

China is a larger economic player than the U.S.: Fabrizio Verde

China is a larger economic player than the U.S.: Fabrizio Verde – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Director of the online newspaper l’AntiDiplomatico says that China has surpassed the U.S. economically. “Times have changed and China is not the old Soviet Union. In today’s integrated global economy, China is a larger economic player than the United States,” […]

Hezbollah say Lebanon energy crisis not coincidental

The Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement says the country’s energy crisis is not coincidental. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stresses that there is a black room in the U.S. embassy in Beirut, which is masterminding the lack of fuel as well as assaults on electricity stations. Nasrallah also says that the country will “definitely import gasoline […]

Venezuela’s Maduro not opposed to U.S. talks, sanctions “must go”

President Nicolas Maduro says he would not oppose “direct dialogue” with the United States, after a round of preliminary meetings in Mexico City with the Venezuelan opposition. However, for the negotiations to reach a potential agreement, Maduro has demanded that sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe must be lifted.  The talks are aimed at […]

“U.S. hegemony is receding into the past”

The Russian ambassador to Afghanistan has praised the Taliban’s conduct saying the group had made Kabul safer in the first 24 hours; than the city had been before. Dmitry Zhirnov described the Taliban’s overall approach as “good, positive and business-like.”  Speaking to Russian media, Zhirnov said “Taliban members are already guarding our embassy as Afghan […]

Biden shifts blame for Afghan war defeat

Biden shifts blame for Afghan war defeat – Tehran%20Times In a much anticipated live address on the lightening fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, U.S. President, Joe Biden, rejected broad criticism of the chaotic evacuation scenes at Kabul airport. Biden used the speech to blame the Taliban’s takeover on Afghan political leaders and the Afghan […]

Over 87 Percent of NSW Youths Volunteering: Report

A new report reveals that volunteering has a bright future in Australia, with young Australians devoting significant time to local community organisations and even simple acts like helping their neighbours. The inaugural report into the “State of Volunteering” found that 4.9 million people in New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, were involved in […]

Over 60 Nations Ask Taliban to Allow Foreigners, Afghans Safe Passage Out of Kabul

More than 60 countries issued a joint statement late on Sunday calling on the Taliban terrorist group to allow safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans out of Kabul. Citing the “deteriorating security situation” in Afghanistan, the nations said that those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan “bear responsibility—and accountability—for the protection of […]

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