The United Nations General Assembly will be voting on October 17, 2008 to fill vacancies for the rotating seats on the UN Security Council. Iran is a candidate, running against Japan for the seat reserved for the Asian bloc.
VIENNA. Islamic Countries-Iran-UNSC Islamic Countries Inter-Parliamentary Union (ICIPU) in a meeting Monday in Geneva on the sidelines of IPU Conference in its closing communique voiced support for Iran's bid for UN Security Council membership.
Saudi and Sudanese Writers Warn Of 'Shi'ite Octopus' Taking Over Sudan
The religious rift between Sunnis and Shi'ites in the Middle East, and the tension between the Arab countries, particularly the Gulf states and Egypt on the one hand, and Iran on the other hand are also manifested in Sudan-Iran relations.
If there's one thing film types don't like to make known to the public at large it's the truth behind film festivals.
The rule is simple: Don't bite the hand that could give you the prize that you can subsequently highlight in big gold letters when your movie hits the screens, even if it's the Audience Favorite prize in the "Films from the Middle East That Look at Religion from a Feminist Angle" category from the San Gimignano Festival.
WASHINGTON. Iran rounded up hundreds of Arabs to help the United States counter al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 attack after they crossed the border from Afghanistan, a former Bush administration official said Tuesday. Many were expelled, Hillary Mann Leverett said, and the Iranians made copies of almost 300 of their passports.
The uniquely perceptive Professor Barry Rubin has published a serendipitous column on the same day when Obama’s erstwhile “adviser”—the maroonish Antisemite Zbigniew Brzezinski—suggested that the US negotiate with the Taliban.
Daniel Casse attempted to penetrate Obama’s hubris (while they briefly interacted at the Asheville, North Carolina Grove Park Inn workout room) with this plea today, “Don’t listen to Brzezinski, he’s awful,” …He’s on TV talking about making deals with the Taliban.”
TEHRAN. Iran's nuclear negotiator Said Jalili sent a protest to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Monday over the West's attitude to his country's atomic programme, a senior Iranian official said.
Dennis Ross presses need to ‘engage’ on Iran, peace process
Former Ambassador Dennis Ross, senior adviser on Middle East affairs to the Barack Obama campaign, told NJ Jewish News that Obama, not his Republican rival, John McCain, “would change the dynamic” to facilitate peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors and ease the potential nuclear threat from Iran.
Son of 1990 martyr among Christians arrested last month
TEHRAN. An Iranian publisher and student body has published a book of caricatures and satirical writings about the "fiction" of the Holocaust, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
LONDON. A leading Iranian music ensemble headed a celebration of the rich diversity of the world's Muslim cultures to coincide with the forthcoming Eid-al-Fitr festivities at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in London, IRNA reported.