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 What will happen after the Iranian elections... Is there anything new?What will happen after the Iranian elections... Is there anything new? by Abdullah A. Ali Sallam
Last week Curtain came down of the Iranian elections, the victory of reformist President Hassan Rohani, majority of votes in a free election with a turnout of 70% ,this time the elections came and all eyes tight to becaus
 Iran and the USA: Poll and People by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Iran had a presidential election last week. The voter turnout was nearly 73%. That is, more than 36 million of nearly 50 million of eligible voters had cast their votes. The results are out. More than half the voters opted for the 64-year-old H
 The 10th Anniversary of Iraq InvasionThe 10th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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 When Hillary Clinton doesn't make sense by Kourosh Ziabari
U.S. President Barack Obama will be a lame duck next year and the officials in his administration, especially his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are hilariously doing their best to make sure that they haven\'t spared any effort to intervene
 From the Axis of Evil to the Least Popular Country by Kourosh Ziabari
A poll recently conducted by the BBC World Service in 27 countries shows that Iran is considered to be the least popular country of the world, followed by North Korea, Pakistan and Israel.Iran which was dubbed a part of the Ax
 West is experiencing serious problems in the area of morality and community: Alain de Botton by Kourosh Ziabari
Alain de Botton is a Swiss public intellectual, author, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur living in the United Kingdom. He has written several books on literature, philosophy, art, travel and architecture. In August 2008, he estab
 Atomic communicating vessels by Thanos Kalamidas
The last twenty years there was a fear in Middle East, Saddam Hussein’s nuclear, chemical and biological arsenal; and the suspicion that a dictator possessed the combination of those true was more than just alarming. Actually the fear was so alarm
 Karzai's price list by Thanos Kalamidas
Right, so the whole world is open mouthed shocked and totally disgust because the Afghan president Karzai was bribed with thousands of Euros from the Iranian government and from what I’ve read the Iranian government does that twice a year wi
 A defense which deserves being called "holy" by Kourosh Ziabari
Almost 20 years have passed since the conclusion of 20th century's longest, most erosive war which was brutally imposed on the defenseless people of Iran by a belligerent and aggressive dictator who was finally pushed to death by the same peop
 But seriously ...how bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
This is definitely the combination of titles I often use for my personal columns including ‘how bizarre’ and ‘but seriously’ because what Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dared say in front of the leaders of this wo
 UANI: United Against the Nation of Iran by Kourosh Ziabari
Those who regularly follow the developments of Iran might have come across to the website of "United Against Nuclear Iran", a "non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization" that seeks to "prevent Iran from fulfilling its
 When Mahmoud was dreaming Hollywood scenarios by Thanos Kalamidas
One characteristic dictators of this world share all during history is this self-cantered attitude, superiority complex is another characteristic but they share it also with idiots and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is no exception. The thing with the Irania
 How you call Muslims who slaughter Muslims? by Thanos Kalamidas
From the beginning of the invasion to Iraq we keep reading in the news about bombs and countless victims with young children a lot of times included in the victims; I suppose some think that these kids and their mothers are responsible for what ha
 Israel will attack Iran: Will Israel attack Iran? by Kourosh Ziabari
Those who mastermind the U.S.-directed psychological operation against Iran have obliviously forgotten that we're now accustomed to seeing the uninteresting, exhausting charade of "will attack Iran"; you put the subject for it, eithe
 Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan: Diplomacy of Brotherhood by Kourosh Ziabari
The trilateral summit of the presidents of three Persian-speaking countries of Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan wrapped up on August 5 in Tehran and recorded another unforgettable event in the memory of the three brother nations. With innumerable
 Isolating Iran is part of the "great energy game": Antony Loewenstein by Kourosh Ziabari
The Middle East is witness to continuous developments these days, such as Iran’s active diplomacy to attract the indispensable 118-member bloc of non-aligned countries to support its nuclear program, the growing isolation of Israel in Europe
 The Unrivaled Legacy of Avicenna by Kourosh Ziabari
Historically, Iran has been a land of prominent, influential figures in science, letters, arts and literature whose impact on the global civilization will remain in place forever. Throughout its ancient history, Iran has intro
 Iran's nuclear standoff: who is the loser? by Kourosh Ziabari
It's more than 8 years that the world's newspapers are filled with miscellaneous news, reports and commentaries concerning Iran's nuclear program. Controversy over Iran's nuclear program has spanned through two administrations in I
 The American Double Standards Unjustifiable: Eric Garris by Kourosh Ziabari
Things are getting more complex concerning Iran's nuclear program. The Brazil, Turkey-brokered Tehran Declaration according to which Iran agreed to ship 1,200 kilograms of its Low Enriched Uranium to Turkey for further enrichment to be used in
 Stoning human rights by Thanos Kalamidas
I have no doubt that Iran is a beautiful country with a long history and contribution to world’s culture where there are beautiful hard working people but sadly a state and a society doesn’t judged by its natural beauty or the sweat of
 Who cares about the Iranian people? by Kourosh Ziabari
The world countries are competing with each other in imposing new financial sanctions against Iran. While the Iranian people still hasn't forgotten the bitter memory of 8-year war with the Baathist Iraq which was masterminded and fostered by t
 Prof William O. Beeman: Iranians deny the arrogant literature of the west by Kourosh Ziabari
Prof. William O. Beeman is the head of anthropology department at the University of Minnesota. His inimitable and independent approach toward the current affairs of Iran, one of the most controversial countries of the world, resembles the attitude of Noam
 The futility of UNSC resolutions by Kourosh Ziabari
Although the United Nations Security Council, which some politicians believe is one of the most undemocratic organizations in the world, voted in favor of a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its uranium enrichment program, the global pub
 What if Iran had carried out the Gaza carnage? by Kourosh Ziabari
It's not unjustifiable to consider Israel as the absolute incarnation of fraudulence, relentlessness and brutality. Since its establishment, the Zionist regime has carried out actions which contravene the international regulations and cancel o
 "Iran was not what we had thought" by Kourosh Ziabari
Although the relentless and incessant spates of mainstream media's psychological warfare have turned Iran into a hazardous and insecure region in the eyes of global public opinions, thousands of Western tourists "take the risk" of tr
 Why I appreciate Press TV by Kourosh Ziabari
Following the eruption of turmoil in Iran which lasted for several weeks after the reelection of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June 12 presidential elections, Press TV, a 24-hour English-language TV network run by Iran’s
 Mini skirts, volcano dust and earthquakes by Thanos Kalamidas
For long time I have targeted the Iranian dictators with articles, comments and posts. And sometimes these comments and articles are provocatively angry but I am one of the unlucky ones to have lived the full meaning of a dictatorship when I was g
 Religious Persecution Growing in Iran by Jack Wellman
If you think there is religious persecution in some parts of the world, there is one place that takes the cake. It is in the nation of Iran. There are several Christians now in Iranian prisons who have little or no hope of getting out any time soo
 Curling with Ahmadinejad by Thanos Kalamidas
The winter Olympics in Vancouver opened carrying the message of international peace and unity while in Haiti they still count dead and Iran’s dictators celebrate thirty years since state terrorism was connected for the first time with Islam;
 Western Meddling with Iran's Nuclear Program is Unacceptable: Part 2/2 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Western Meddling with Iran's Nuclear Program is Unacceptable: Part 1/2 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Iranian fires by Thanos Kalamidas
Iran is on fire and I don’t think anybody was surprised. The clashes are centred in Teheran but it won’t take long until the fire expands to all Iran; with big fires it happens especially when the ground is ready for it, a lot of dry w
  A Peace Nobel Prize in Iran's conflict by Thanos Kalamidas
Iran, its dictators and the puppet president have more than often provoked the international community from the very beginning of their “revolution’s” establishment but this time they crossed the line even with the last that h
 When Iran was seeding demons by Thanos Kalamidas
The death of over forty people is not something you wish and definitely not something you like to be served for a political agenda doesn’t matter who these forty people were representing, by doing so we are losing perspective of human life. And t
 Justify the Nobel starting with Iran Mr. President by Thanos Kalamidas
How you call a country where protesting for an election result can cost you your life? I suppose it didn’t take much thinking before the name Iran comes to mind and that even in the front of words like dictatorship. Exactly thirty years f
 Iranian missiles by Thanos Kalamidas
While everybody is talking about disarmament, Iran is testing another missile. This time it’s one with 170 km range and don’t forget that just a week ago the Iranian puppet president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shocked the west by announcin
 Stalin is alive and well and living in Iran by Rene Wadlow
Despite the fanfare with which a body was placed in a glass casket next to Lenin and later transferred to the Kremlin Wall, Joseph Stalin is alive and well and living in Iran.  The food was better than in the Soviet Union, and his advice on u
 Iran on the edge by Thanos Kalamidas
It might sound surreal and weird, but is the endorsement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by Iran’s supreme leader Ayotallah Ali Khamenei and the rest of the clerics’ regime a sign that the end has begun and that the protestors and the opposi
 A Loo-Regime in Iran by Alexandra Pereira
So I decided to take a break from my exhausting task of, according to Asa, ‘drawing on the toilet walls of the National Gallery’ - what big toilets they have! So much Italian graffiti on them and everything - I just miss a Jacuzzi to s
 Neda Agha Soltan's sacrifice by Thanos Kalamidas
Most of us have seen the video or the photos of the last moments of Neda Agha Soltan’s life, the 27-year-old woman who died on the street in Teheran. We naively imagine a heroic woman, demonstrating and fighting against a regime that has sen
 The death sentence by Thanos Kalamidas
I recently read the announcement of the Chinese officials that they are going to punish the ones responsible for the Uighur riots, threatening them with the death sentence. A couple of days later, I watched a documentary about the Sharia law. The
 The dictators' manual by Thanos Kalamidas
It is like the manuals you get for electronic equipment. Everything is there in great detail and I suppose the same happens when it comes to dictatorships. The manual says that after you kill a couple of demonstrators that found the courage to express the
 But ...seriously! by Thanos Kalamidas
The European leaders are insisting to make, or push, the Irish people to sign the Lisbon Treaty; a treaty they rejected in a referendum a few months ago. According to analysts, one reason for rejecting the treaty was a fear of immigrants invading
 International Election Monitors: Agents of Free Elections by Rene Wadlow
 Teheran on fire by Thanos Kalamidas
Many times I have written, and I strongly believe that democracy finds its own ways and it always prevails in the end. And somehow Iran becomes, or at least I want to believe that it becomes, an example of that. The last presidential election was
 Iran's face screwed by Thanos Kalamidas
I have to admit that I never really understood how countries like Iran understand the concept of democracy and how can you have elections when there is only one party allowed to participate. According to them in democracy the difference between op
 Iran in a state department's deja vu by Thanos Kalamidas
Was what I read in the news a déjà vu, or is it just me? According to a US State Department report, Iran remains the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world. My next thought was, when the invasion will start? I never thought
 Zionism is Racism 1/2: President Ahmadinejad's speech too much for closet racists by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 A conference to boycott by Thanos Kalamidas
In the beginning it was USA and then it was Australia to be followed by Germany more queuing to reject the invitation to participate in the UN anti-racism conference and you would expect especially with Barrack Obama United States to be the first
 Persian New Year; Friendship with Nature by Nasrin Pourhamrang
The New Persian Year, which is enshrined in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, starts on "Farvardin" 1st or the 21st day of March.
 Negotiating with a blackmailer by Thanos Kalamidas
I suppose most of us know what happens with the blackmailer, he asks something in the beginning and when you obey he asks for more and then for more and  more and it seems that this is a never-ending story until something radical happens, whi
 A Khan from history by Thanos Kalamidas
During the Cold War there were often scientists and academics who had given very critical scientific discoveries and works to the other side and with that I don’t only mean the Soviet scientists who managed to escape to the west but I mean w
 Jill Worrall: Iran, the most misunderstood country of the world! by Kourosh Ziabari
It's a long time that I've got used to hear expressions such as "wow! I see you have restaurants in Iran!" "Believe me Iran was not what I'd thought", "I was never thinking of such a beautiful country" and
 Interview with Anousheh Ansari: Iran's first space explorer by Kourosh Ziabari
The second anniversary of Anousheh Ansari's adventurous travel to the spatial station as the first Iranian space explorer passed over with the reticence of global media who have been busy analyzing the very earliest "side effects"
 India & Israel: A Wrong Alliance 3/4 by Shahul Hameed
INDIA-ISRAEL DEFENCE CO-OPERATION Arms sales form the back bone of the Israeli economy. There are nearly 150 defence firms in Israel with combined revenues estimated at U.S $3.5 billion. India-Israel defence cooperation is strongly
 The cleric satellite by Thanos Kalamidas
Please don’t tell me that anybody was surprised out there with the news that the dictators of Iran became space clerics nowadays and please don’t expect me to believe that it was a satellite to help them in better communication with Al
 Why Not? by Gush Shalom
IF YOU want to understand the policy of a country, look at the map - as Napoleon recommended.Anyone who wants to guess whether Israel and/or the United States are going to attack Iran should look at the map of the Strait of Hormuz betw
 Nuclear Proliferation - The Iran Issue: Are we heading for war? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
It is no secret that the Bush Administration is against Iran. Thus, when in early July Iran test fired long- and medium-range missiles the corporate media echoed the sentiment as if Iran had done something awfully bad, highly provocative. Forgotte
 Voices and legality by Thanos Kalamidas
The Iranian government condemned the new EU sanctions against Teheran over the uranium enrichment program as illegal and this raises the question what is legal and what illegal. Is any written law legal or does everything have the Machiavellian ro
 No, I Can't! by Gush Shalom
AFTER MONTHS of a tough and bitter race, a merciless struggle, Barack Obama has defeated his formidable opponent, Hillary Clinton. He has wrought a miracle: for the first time in history a black person has become
 Talking to the deaf by Thanos Kalamidas
It has been a long time since I wrote anything about Iran and that’s not because we are lacking news from Teheran or quotes from its president but because the man so often crosses the line so much that I’m speechless and cannot thin
 iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
Clashes between protesters and security forces in Tibet's main city of Lhasa have left at least two people dead, according to reports. Is this the China that hosts t
 One more year to go by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading reports, mails and news bulletins for George W. Bush’s visit in the Middle East the only thing coming to your mind is that this is going to be a very hard year; the man decided to leave a legacy of mistakes and wrong policies and who
  Etats-Unis, Iran, Syrie... C'est la victoire! by Newropeans-Magazine
Depuis plusieurs mois le monde étonné voit l'Iraq se calmer, comme par miracle. Bientot certains GIs pourront rentrer chez eux. C'est une victoire américaine, mais aussi syrienne et iranienne, car la Syrie a été
 The Swiss and the Iranian nuclear plans by Thanos Kalamidas
I have the idea that the Security Council and the EU suggested something to Iran under the threat of more sanctions for its nuclear program, Iran and the puppet president, in the beginning, refuse and when the second wave of sanctions is visual th
 A tragedy by Thanos Kalamidas
I have often mentioned that I grew up and met adulthood during one of the darkest times of the Modern Greek history, during the seven years of the military dictatorship. And I have often said that it is very difficult to d
 A Kurdish question mark by Thanos Kalamidas
For a very long time Turkey has learned to play the card of the country at the crossroads, a country between east and west, between Christians and Muslims, a country between Europe and Asia. Turkey has often been neutral but has been equally of
 From a child or a madman by Thanos Kalamidas
Iran’s puppet president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected international calls to suspend uranium enrichment and he noted that Iran would only stop if the states – pointing at the US – seeking the suspension stopped producing nuclear
 Iran as the wolf by Thanos Kalamidas
While reading the latest warning from the Iranian leadership to the U.S. administration I could not avoid thinking how many mistakes George W. Bush’s government has done and how long it will take until somebody corrects them. Ayatollah Ali K
 Relations transatlantiques, la deroute europeenne by Newropeans-Magazine
Mais si, mais si, les Etats-Unis et le gouvernement Bush, avec la très active Mme Rice ont encore des choses à dire en Europe.
Alors que les Etats membres du Conseil de sécurité de l’Onu se félicitent encore des sanctions prises à l’encontre de l’Iran en raison de son programme d’enrichissement nucléa
 Dictating hypocrisy by Thanos Kalamidas
It is admirable how often dictators and dictatorial regimes use words like ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom of speech’ in their propaganda, and it is also admirable how often their use of these words makes us think twice. One thing
 Wanted: Former Iranian president by Amin George Forji
The world is gradually, but surely, moving into a new interesting era of redressing past wrongs and injustices. Personalities who have committed grave atrocities, but could not otherwise be prosecuted at the time due
 Not 'if' but 'where' by Thanos Kalamidas
So this was it. After all these announcements, mails and blackmails, threats and words, it all came down to if we should talk with Iran and Syria or not. Tony Blair began by talking about it before his visit to the M
 Iran and Israel in Cold War by Amin George Forji
There is no smoke without a fire. Since last week, there have been media speculations that Israel is about to surprise Iran, in the nearest possible future, with military strikes on her precious nuclear facilities that hav
 Some birthdaySome birthday by Thanos Kalamidas
If I was a stand-up comedian I would have started my show by wheeling on to the stage a birthday cake with the 50 candles replaced by…nuclear missiles! Even better, a nuclear missile-shaped present wrapped in sparkly paper and tied with a bi
 Iranian Déjà vu by Thanos Kalamidas
Another month, another deadline, and in the end nobody will remember when the first deadline was. Every month the same story, gradually they will have to add a new meaning for the word 'déjà vu' in
 Lost chance in Lappeenranta by Thanos Kalamidas
I have mentioned before that the Finnish presidency of the EU, despite what everybody was expecting, is going to be an example of how a small country like Finland can force its opinions and necessities. The timing was strange as well. The Middle E
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