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    Islamic Republic builds a memorial to Jewish war dead

    Islamic Republic builds a memorial to Jewish war dead

    December 26-2014 The Islamic Republic has unveiled a memorial to the Jewish soldiers who died fighting for Iran in the 1980-88 war against Iraq. The memorial in Tehran appeared to…

    LONGEST NIGHT

    LONGEST NIGHT

    December 26-2014 Last Sunday night was Shab-e Yalda, the longest night of the year and a major event on the annual calendar for Iranians for millennia. The night calls for…

    Is Cuba a sign of things to come for Iran?

    Is Cuba a sign of things to come for Iran?

    December 26-2014 Iranian officials have been welcoming President Obama’s decision to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and saying joyfully that it proves sanctions don’t work. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham…

    Land mines help save Persian leopard

    Land mines help save Persian leopard

    December 26-2014 Land mines left over from the Iran-Iraq war that ended a quarter century ago still kill and maim people who live in border regions, but those same mines…

    Sydney gunman said to have led privileged life while still in Iran

    Sydney gunman said to have led privileged life while still in Iran

    December 26-2014 An Iranian living in Australia says the gunman who held Sydney in siege for a day last week lived a privileged life in Tehran, where he ran several…

    Groups call for UN to halt aid to Iran drug fight

    Groups call for UN to halt aid to Iran drug fight

    December 26-2014 Six international groups have urged the United Nations to halt or at least freeze its support for Iran’s drug interdiction program until the Islamic Republic stops its executions…

    Majority of Arabs hostile to Iran political role in Mideast

    Majority of Arabs hostile to Iran political role in Mideast

    December 26-2014 A new poll taken in Iran and the Arab world shows that a majority of Arabs—even in Iraq—view Iran’s political role in the region negatively. In Iran, the…

    Bank Melli says it is in serious financial trouble

    Bank Melli says it is in serious financial trouble

    December 26-2014 Bank Melli is in perilous shape, explains CEO Abdonnasser Hemmati, because the government continues requiring it to make low interest loans while paying high interest to depositors. The…