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آخر این شاهنامه خوش نیست: کاهش مشارکت مردم، مجلس اصولگرای یازدهم و برکناری روحانی

همه این ها دست به دست هم داده اند تا مردمی که سال گذشته با هزار امید و آرزو به روحانی رأی داده بودند، از وی نا‌امید شوند و بدین سان میزان محبوبیت او به کمترین میزان در 5 سال گذشته برسد.

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مخالفت رهبر ایران با تصویب لایحه مبارزه با تامین مالی تروریسم

رهبر ایران در دیدار با نمایندگان مجلس از آنها خواست به جای تصویب لایحه جنجالی پیوستن به کنوانسیون بین‌المللی مقابله با تامین مالی تروریسم، یک قانون دیگر درباره این موضوع تهیه و تصویب کنند. به دنبال اختلاف‌ شدید میان نمایندگان حامی و منتقد دولت، تصویب این لایحه دو ماه به …

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Squashed between Arabia and Eurasia – why the ground shakes so often in Iran

Earthquakes are very common in Iran and Iraq. That’s where the Eurasian and Arabian Tectonic plates meet and where the Zagros mountain range developed – the location of the latest quake. The epicenter of the earthquake on November 12, 2017 was in the middle of the Zagros Mountains in the …

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Saudi Arabia vs. Iran: From ‘twin pillars’ to proxy wars

The Middle East has been torn by a polarizing feud between Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. DW examines the tense relationship and why both countries are fueling regional conflicts. Divisive rhetoric serves Saudi Arabia and Iran’s interests in the Middle East, but sectarianism is not the root of conflict …

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Lebanon: Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry finds a new battlefront

Observers are warning that Lebanon could become the latest battleground in the proxy fight between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Their long-running standoff threatens to further draw in global powers and regional players. The resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon’s prime minister has upended the country’s political establishment and escalated a …

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Iraqi PM slams US call for Iranian militias to quit Iraq

The Iraqi prime minister has challenged US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over his comments on Iranian militias in Iraq. Tillerson had called on the militias to “go home” as the fight against IS was ending. Fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), “are …

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A movie secretly filmed inside Pacific refugee camps

While the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees makes global headlines, the predicament of detainees on Manus Island and Nauru has largely been forgotten. But two Iranians have documented their misery for the celluloid. “Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time” is a documentary film secretly shot by an Iranian asylum seeker …

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Rex Tillerson tries to undercut Iran in Saudi Arabia summit

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has hailed the renewed cooperation between Riyadh and Baghdad at a Saudi-organized summit. He also called on Iran to recall paramilitaries from Iraqi territory. The US top diplomat said Sunday that Saudi Arabia was not ready for direct talks with Qatar to resolve the …

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Kurdish offer to Baghdad: Freeze independence referendum results, ceasefire and dialogue

The offer by the Kurdistan Regional Government is part of a plan to defuse tension with the Iraqi central government. An immediate ceasefire and halt to all military operations in the region have also been proposed. The offer to freeze the results of the Kurdish referendum on independence was part …

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Switzerland to be diplomatic channel for Saudi Arabia and Iran

Riyadh and Tehran have not been speaking to each other since they broke off diplomatic relations in January 2016. The small Alpine country has just finalized an agreement to end the silence. The Swiss government said on Wednesday that it would act as a go-between for Saudi Arabia and Iran, …

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