Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330

Tehran: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday. Iran’s western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the temblor, with Iran’s state-run news […]

For sake of Muslims: Mirwaiz urges Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to unite

For sake of Muslims: Mirwaiz urges Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to unite

SRINAGAR: Expressing disappointment at Muslims across the globe being disunited, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday impressed upon the nations of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to unite “for the sake of the Ummah”. He said that besides battling external forces, the Muslim community was also facing an “internal crisis”. “There is oppression, killing of Muslims […]

Imam Khamenei’s Kashmir Statement: An Assessment

Imam Khamenei’s Kashmir Statement: An Assessment

By Javeed Ali The Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatullah Syed Ali Khamana, i has time and again backed the Kashmir cause and in his recent statement on Eid sermon, the leader again reiterated to support the oppressed people in Palestine, Bahrain, Yemen and Kashmir. The statement was widely hailed by the […]

Iran offers to mediate between Pakistan, India on Kashmir

Iran offers to mediate between Pakistan, India on Kashmir

Sajjad Hussain Islamabad: Iran has said it is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue if requested as any conflict between the two nations will impact upon the economies of other countries in the region. Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost said his country was ready to use its special influence […]

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Tehran: Iran will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions”, state news agency IRNA said on Sunday. The decision, which is largely symbolic because the firms do not do business with Iran, comes two days after the US announced new sanctions on a number of foreign firms […]

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

Srinagar: Leaders of the business community of Kashmir are keen to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The under-construction $46 billion economic corridor that is being built on Kashmir’s borders in Pakistan aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan with Xinjiang in western China. The project is a collection of […]

Trumps America versus Iran

Trumps America versus Iran

By Shabeer Ahmad Parey   A four month old baby Fatima of Iran, who was scheduled to go through heart surgery in the United States, had to postpone her visit when her mother found it difficult to get the visa to the country after Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration banning Iran and other six […]

Iranian-origin boy, 5, detained at US airport for hours

Iranian-origin boy, 5, detained at US airport for hours

Washington: A five-year-old Iranian-origin boy was reportedly detained for hours at an airport near here following President Donald Trump’s immigration order with the White House, saying he might have posed a “security risk”. Video footage taken on the weekend showed the emotional reunion between the boy, reportedly a US citizen, and his Iranian mother who […]

Tens of thousands attend Rafsanjani’s funeral

Tens of thousands attend Rafsanjani’s funeral

Srinagar: Reports on Tuesday said that tens of thousands of Iranians were already at Tehran University to attend the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The State television of Iran showed people pouring onto the streets around the university. The heavyweight politician, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, will be buried […]