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October 31, 2017 10:53 PM French foreign minister to visit Iran soon

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian defended the nuclear deal saying it "removes the possibility for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon" French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday he will soon travel to Iran to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and raise concerns about Tehran's missile programs and regional role. The visit 13

October 14, 2017 2:00 PM Iranians fear economic hardship, but united against Trump

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s hardened stance towards Iran evoked a mixture of indifference and national pride among Iranians on Saturday but many were concerned about economic hardship should a multinational nuclear deal unravel. In a major shift in U.S. foreign policy, Trump said on Friday he might ultimately terminate the 2015 agreement 9

October 14, 2017 2:00 PM Trump's Wrecking Ball Aims at Iran Accord

His decision to undermine the nuclear deal could trigger a showdown In a bombshell announcement Friday, President Trump all but exploded the landmark 2015 accord that froze Iran's nuclear research program. Though he stopped short of canceling it outright, he declared that unless America's allies and Congress work with him to renegotiate it – something 12

October 14, 2017 11:13 AM Trump’s Iran Speech Should Make Netanyahu and Khamenei Both Happy

Trump is willing to risk mayhem, in health care and the Iran nuclear deal, to satisfy his ego and erase Obama’s legacy You can just imagine Benjamin Netanyahu watching Donald Trump’s Friday night speech on Iran, lighting a cigar, sipping from a glass of pink champagne, a wide smile spreading across his face. The president of the United States was attacking 35 1

October 13, 2017 10:43 PM Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump 'decertifies' 2015 pact

Congress has 60 days to decide whether to restore sanctions on Iran, a move that could unravel historic nuclear accord. US President Donald Trump has refused to certify Iran's compliance with a landmark 2015 deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. Trump - who opposed the agreement between Iran and world powers, including 8

October 13, 2017 8:39 PM Baha’i Community in Ghana to commemorate Founder's birth

Accra, Oct. 13, GNA - More than 3,000 faithful of the Baha’i Faith would commemorate the birth of their Founder, Baha’u’llah, from October 21 - 22, to explain his persona and mission on earth. Baha’u’llah, meaning the “Glory of God,” was born in 1817 in Tehran, Iran, and proclaimed a new revelation from God. He established the Baha’i Faith in 1844 and has members 9

September 1, 2017 3:17 PM Iran sends pilgrims back to haj in test for broader dialogue

MECCA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian pilgrims returned to haj this year for the first time since a deadly crush in 2015, in what could be an important confidence-building measure for dialogue on other thorny issues between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Nearly 800 people were killed, according to Riyadh, when two large groups of pilgrims arrived at a crossroads 7

August 25, 2017 5:00 AM Bahrain slams Qatar move to normalise ties with Iran

Doha’s decision to reinstate envoy to Iran seen as provocative in wake of tensions DOHA: Qatar is to reinstate its ambassador to Iran, its foreign ministry announced on Thursday, in a significant move at a time of diplomatic friction within the Gulf. Qatar’s move may be seen as provocative among those countries which have cut ties, but Saudi Arabia and its allies 13

August 25, 2017 4:14 AM I Survived the Hajj—Islam’s Mashup of Boot Camp and Mosh Pit

Every Muslim is supposed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, but Parvez Sharma discovered the hard way that this dirty, noisy, and nearly lethal trek was more hell than heaven. We were in the middle of Islam’s boot camp—the roughly five to nine days of Hajj, the heavily ritualized pilgrimage every able and requirement-fulfilling Muslim is told to perform 17

August 24, 2017 10:07 AM Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran amid Gulf crisis

Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran in defiance of four other Arab nations who have demanded it curb ties with the Islamic Republic. The emirate recalled its ambassador in 2016 when Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran were attacked after Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shia Muslim cleric. But Qatar now wants to strengthen bilateral relations 12