Tehran calls implementing nuke deal 'most important commitment'

Jan 20, 2014

Tehran calls implementing nuke deal 'most important commitment'

Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country’s “most important commitments,” state radio reported Sunday. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of ...

Lifting of sanctions to benefit Iran

| Jan 14, 2014

Lifting of sanctions to benefit Iran

Unblocking billions of dollars in funds to Iran under a landmark six-month nuclear deal with the West will have a significant economic and psychological impact on the Islamic Republic, experts said Monday. Iran and Western powers announced Sunday that the deal will take effect ...

Iran nuke deal doesn't end debate over sanctions

Jan 14, 2014

Iran nuke deal doesn't end debate over sanctions

The weekend deal spelling out how Iran will roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief buttresses the Obama administration’s claim that Tehran may be prepared for a grand diplomatic compromise that would avert the potential for war. But it seems that ...

Clock starts ticking on 'decisive' Iran nuke deal

Jan 13, 2014

Clock starts ticking on 'decisive' Iran nuke deal

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting Jan. 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said Sunday. In exchange, the financial sanctions that ...

Jan 12, 2014

Americans showing sound isolationist instincts

American military intervention in Iraq has been the largest cause of the present chaos, and that makes the isolationist instincts of the American people, displayed recently when the president rashly wanted to bomb Syria, were and remain sound ones.

Iran tries to reverse its slumping birthrate

Jan 7, 2014

Iran tries to reverse its slumping birthrate

In Iran, free condoms and government-backed vasectomies are out, replaced by sermons praising larger families and discussions of even offering gold coins to the families of newborns. Having successfully curbed birthrates for two decades, Iran now is promoting a baby boom to help make ...

Car-bomb attack kills pro-Western Lebanese politician Chatah

Dec 28, 2013

Car-bomb attack kills pro-Western Lebanese politician Chatah

A powerful car bomb killed a prominent Lebanese politician critical of Syria and its ally Hezbollah, hitting his SUV on Friday as it drove through a ritzy business district near Beirut’s waterfront, shredding trees and scattering glass and twisted scraps of metal across the ...

Iran rebuilding famed Bam citadel

Dec 27, 2013

Iran rebuilding famed Bam citadel

While Iran’s Bam citadel will never be returned to its past glory, experts who are painstakingly rebuilding the architectural masterpiece after an earthquake destroyed it a decade ago are hopeful they will be able to restore some of it. Situated about 1,000 km southeast ...

Dec 23, 2013

Iran should stop human rights abuses

by Cesar Chelala

The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's president seemed to signal a dramatic change in policies, but amid an overseas image of moderation, serious human rights abuses continue in Iran over protests from human rights groups in and outside the country.