Tag: Iran

Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show

Lebanon’s protests are the largest and most ambitious in 15 years. Anthony Elghossain reports on the why, the how, and what went down in Beirut. Lebanon is an impossible—or, an impossibly infuriating and inspiring—place. Over the past nine days, hundreds of thousands of people in Lebanon have been protesting—the largest protests in almost 15 years. And they’ve been partying, although this moment isn’t, and could never have been, just a party….more: roadsandkingdoms.com

‘You became brothers by His grace’: Putin quotes Koran in appeal for peace in Yemen!

‘You became brothers by His grace’: Putin quotes Koran in appeal for peace in Yemen..Speaking in Ankara on Monday alongside Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Putin introduced a particular line from the Muslim holy book, known as the Surah al-Imran. “And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers,” the Russian president quoted….more: RT

Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran’s Help

Iran offered refuge to many members of Osama bin Laden’s familyIt is Europe that now seems the target with Manchester joining the list of Paris, Nice, Brussels and Berlin as part of the West’s soft underbelly where those flowers and tributes are becoming too common. These days it isn’t so much al-Qaeda we fear as the even more barbaric Isis with its reign of beheadings and bloodletting… MORE: thetimes.co.uk

Iran protests: US brands Tehran’s accusations ‘nonsense’

Map showing cities in Iran where protests have occurredWhere is the violence happening? There were reports on social media late on Tuesday of more unrest, although it is not possible to confirm it independently or the exact timing. The reports spoke of: Burning buildings in the town of Behbahan. Protests spreading to the north-western city of Tabriz. Police firing tear gas to break up protests in the south-western city of Ahvaz. Unrest in Gohardasht and Eslamabad-e-Gharb….MORE: .bbc.com