Iran


ISIS Terrorist Attack In Iran Adds More Tension In An Already Troubled Region

On the 7th on June, suicide bombers linked to ISIS attacked the parliament and the mausoleum Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic after the revolution in 1979. The coordinated attack in the two locations took Iranian security forced by surprise and left at least 46 wounded and 12 […]


In Growing Diplomatic Row, Egypt And Allied Gulf States Sever Ties With Qatar

This past Sunday several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, in what has quickly morphed into a full-blown diplomatic crisis, one whose consequences could be wide ranging in a region plagued by political instability. Qatar stands accused, by its neighbours, of causing […]


Iranians Vote For Reform

Last May 19th, Iranians voted for more political and individual freedoms, and bridges with the international community in the presidential elections. Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has won a landslide victory in last Friday presidential elections. Officials results show a decisive victory, garnering the 57%of the vote for the 38% […]


President Rouhani: What Does The 2017 Iranian Presidential Election Mean?

2017 Iranian Presidential elections resulted in a landslide victory for the current President Hassan Rouhani. 41million Iranians, equating to a 73% turnout, voted for their next president on 19th May, and about 58.8% of the voters wanted Rouhani to continue with his presidency. His main rival, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi, […]


State Of Emergency Declared As Cholera Hits Yemeni Capital

A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital Sanaa due to a rising number of cholera cases. The announcement was made on Sunday by the city’s health ministry shortly after the International Red Cross revealed that the cholera epidemic has already claimed the lives of at least […]


Huge Blast Reported Near Damascus Airport

On Thursday the 27th  of April, five strikes allegedly occurred near the Damascus Airport road in the early hours of the morning. Damascus Airport is about 25 kilometers south-east from the capital. The airstrikes hit an ammunition depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah, a regional intelligence group reported. The airstrikes […]


US Missile Attack On Syria Deepens The Rival Interests Of World Powers

Last week, on 7 April 2017, the US launched a cruise missiles attack on Syria’s Shayrat airfield. As the New York Times reported, the missile strike targeted a Syrian airbase, which was allegedly perceived as the place where the chemical attack was launched that left over 86 civilians dead. Despite […]


US-Russian Diplomatic Relations Deteriorate Over Syria

Russian President, Vladimir Putin is reported to have said that the US-Russian relationship has witnessed an erosion of, what he terms, “trust” under the Trump administration. Earlier this week, Putin is said to have met with the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson in a rather unwelcoming visit, despite it […]