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More than 600 candidates apply to run for Iran presidential elections

More than 600 candidates apply to run for Iran presidential elections

More than 600 candidates have applied to stand in the forthcoming presidential elections  Iranian media reported. At least 638 have registered at the Ministry of Interior in Tehran in the first three days of the process through Thursday. Registration closes on Saturday. With no requirements for age or scientific qualification, the Ministry’s surroundings looked like a […]

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, stand under an Islamic State (IS) group banner in the recently recaptured town of Al-Karamah, 26 kms from the IS bastion of Raqa, as they advance to encircle the jihadists The Islamic State group threatened Iran for […]

World war 3 is coming…

World war 3 is coming…

The prospect of a global conflict – World War III if you like – appears somewhat unthinkable. Since the Second World War, there has been no major war between the great powers. The original post-war European project was based around peace, social justice and harmony. The unravelling of this project, accompanied by rising nationalism, is […]

Iran warns Arab states not to normalise relations with Israel

Iran warns Arab states not to normalise relations with Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Arab countries yesterday not to be enticed by Israeli attempts to find allies in the Arab world. “The occupying regime, in an attempt to normalise its situation, has for the first time referred to certain Arab countries as its allies against the resistance front instead of describing them as its […]

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan, accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilising the region. […]

Iran has sudden policy change towards Saudi Arabia

Iran has sudden policy change towards Saudi Arabia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to mediate for direct and “unconditional” dialogue with Saudi Arabia and the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Anadolu reported on Friday. This sudden policy change was initiated when Rouhani handed over a message to Qaboos during his visit to Muscat on Wednesday. […]

Saudi Arabia, Israel present a united front against Iran

Saudi Arabia, Israel present a united front against Iran

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signalling a growing alignment in their interests, while US lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shia Muslim power. While Saudi Arabia remains historically at odds with Israel, their ministers demanded at the Munich Security Conference that Tehran be punished […]

Kuwait welcomes Iran’s readiness for dialogue with Gulf

Kuwait welcomes Iran’s readiness for dialogue with Gulf

Kuwait has welcomed Iran’s willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbors, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA. Iran and US ally Saudi Arabia, which dominates the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), back opposite sides in Syria and Yemen. US President […]

Comoros shuts down Iran fronts for ‘spreading Shi’ism’

Comoros shuts down Iran fronts for ‘spreading Shi’ism’

The Union of the Comoros completely closed down several Iranian organisations yesterday, after authorities accused them of attempting to infiltrate the African island nation and “spreading Shia ideology”. Online news site Alkhaleej Online cited the Comorian authorities as stating that the Iranian front organisations were operating under the guise of “fake” charities while in actual fact […]

Iranian Delegation Visits Nigeria With View to Invest

Iranian Delegation Visits Nigeria With View to Invest

Not less than 70 Iranian investors and businessmen are presently in Nigeria scouting for potential areas to put their resources. The investors are already holding discussions with a view to investing in sectors like banking, education, scholarship, agriculture, energy, tourism and technology development. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the […]

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