Monday , 18 October 2021

Social and Political

Are Saudis open to rapprochement with Iran?

Al-monitor – According to Islamic teachings, the hajj is the annual manifestation of Muslim unity. This is a common theme among Muslim scholars when describing the scene of millions of Muslim worshipers from around the world, all wearing plain white robes and performing the same rituals, despite their ethnic and sectarian differences. This grand, symbolic gesture of Islamic unity seems …

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Last Remaining Iranian PMOI Members Leave Camp Liberty for Albania

breitbart – On Friday, the remaining 280 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) — also known as the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) — who were stationed in Camp Liberty (Hurriya) in Iraq were relocated to Albania, officially closing the camp which was a place of refuge for the dissidents against the Iranian regime since the 1980s. Albania has a history …

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Iranian Women Stoke Surfing Revolution

NBC — An intrepid group of women is riding the waves of change in deeply conservative Iran. by ALI AROUZI A woman’s testimony is considered half of a man’s in the country’s court. Buses are segregated by gender and it is illegal for women to attend men’s volleyball games for fear they will be corrupted by the sight of the …

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Saudi Arabia Launches Persian Hajj TV Following Tensions With Iran

RFL/RE – Saudi Arabia has launched a Persian-language satellite television channel broadcasting the hajj, following tensions with Iran over the annual pilgrimage. The 24-hour satellite channel will cover hajj rituals and prayers from the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Minister of Information and Culture Adel al-Turaifi said the channel targets “Persian-language speakers, whose number is estimated at 130 million all over …

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Iran welcomes truce agreement in Syria: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

PayvandNews – Iran has welcomed a Russia-US mediated ceasefire agreement in Syria aimed at putting an end to more than five years of deadly conflict gripping the Arab country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran always welcomes a ceasefire in Syria and the facilitation of the access of all the country’s people to humanitarian aid,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, …

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Iran Starts Construction On Second Nuclear Plant With Russian Help

RFL/RE – Iran has begun building a second nuclear power plant with Russian help, Iranian and Russian media are reporting. The project, known as Busherh-2, was officially launched on September 10 in the southern port city of Bushehr. The project will cost around $10 billion and produce 1,057 megawatts of electricity. The project is expected to be completed in 10 …

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Trump Vows To Destroy Iranian Boats That Harass U.S. Navy Ships

RFL/RE – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to “shoot out of the water” any Iranian vessels that harass the U.S. Navy, if he is elected. At a rally in Florida on September 9, Trump said he would make the U.S. military “so strong that nobody’s going to mess with us,” and cited recent incidents where the Pentagon said …

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Russian banks ready to rush to Iran: Report

PayvandNews – Russian banks have announced readiness to enter Iran’s banking sector at a time that their Western rivals are failing to do so over fear of the impacts of remaining US sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Russian banks say they are ready to enter Iran’s banking sector and help facilitate the country’s overseas transactions particularly now that Western financial …

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Why are Iranian web trolls targeting Malia Obama?

Al-monitor — In the middle of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Iranians thought a referee made a bad call against an Iranian wrestler that caused Iran to lose the chance of winning another medal. Soon afterward, the online hate began. It is unclear how or from where these attacks originated, but it appears that Iranian netizens know how …

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