• 2022-11-08

    Former US national security advisor Bolton says subversive groups in Iran, which he characterized as the opposition, are arming with weapons seized from Basij forces and imported from Iraq's Kurdistan. In an interview with London-based BBC Persian TV channel, Bolton, who spearheaded former US president Donald Trump’s anti-Iran policies for years, expressed hope that the ongoing protests in Iran, sparked by the death of a young woman in police custody, would lead to "regime change."

  • 2022-11-04

    Speaking at a rally on 4 November to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took aim at comments made by his US counterpart, Joe Biden, who on Thursday vowed to “free Iran.”

  • 2022-11-04

    Despite Azerbaijan being a Shia Muslim majority country, the current government under President Ilham Aliyev regularly and aggressively enforces secularism on the population. Such measures have led to Azerbaijanis being prevented from studying in foreign Shia seminaries (hawza), women discouraged and forbidden from Islamic veiling, and annual Ashura commemorations often restricted, and in some cases, banned altogether.

  • 2022-11-03

    Iraqi Kurdistan is gripped by turbulence as it comes under mounting aggression from Iran and Turkey, and as Baghdad seeks to wrest full control of its oil and gas industry. Rampant corruption and a lack of economic opportunity are prompting a rising number of young Iraqi Kurds to flee the country. As if things were not bad enough, the two largest political parties — the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that was founded by Iraq’s first post-war president, the late Jalal Talabani — are quarreling again over power and money, prompting worries of a resurgence of the civil conflict that convulsed the region in the mid-1990s.

  • 2022-11-03

    Afghanistan, Iraq, maybe Libya. If you asked the average American where the United States has been at war in the past two decades, you would likely get this short list. But this list is wrong — off by at least 17 countries in which the United States has engaged in armed conflict through ground forces, proxy forces, or air strikes.

  • 2022-11-01

    As a proponent of Pan-Turkism, Ankara is keen on expanding its influence across Central Asia, yet this foreign policy shift is likely to be checked by much bigger regional powers like China, Russia, and Iran.

  • 2022-11-01

    Accused of being agents of the Islamic Republic, Iranians in exile increasingly fear for their safety

  • 2022-10-31

    The jihadist group has been actively plotting against Iran for years, though the recent upsurge in threats from its Afghan branch may presage a new wave of cells and attacks inside the embattled Islamic Republic.

  • 2022-10-27

    Turkey's Bayraktar TB-2 and Iran's Shahed-136 are cheap, effective weapons reshaping conflict as we know it

  • 2022-10-26

    Iran has announced tit-for-tat sanctions against institutions and individuals in the European Union (EU) due to their deliberate actions in support of terrorism and terrorist groups. In a statement released on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry once again strongly rejected and condemned the EU’s October 17 sanctions targeting Iranian individuals and entities over baseless accusations that constitute a clear example of interference in Iran’s domestic affairs.