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Hamid Karzai

US and Pakistan hold the key to Afghan peace: Former president

Etemad daily has conducted an interview with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai about his years in office and the government that has replaced his.
Mideast-Israel

Israel redoubles efforts to make Jews migrate to occupied lands

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited Jews in Europe to migrate to occupied Palestine following a gun attack on a synagogue in central Copenhagen.
Hamid Gol

US has not killed Bin Laden: Former Pakistani spymaster

A former Pakistan general says the US has not killed Bin Laden; rather the terror mastermind has died of natural causes.
Egyptian scholar

Imam Khomeini turned Iran into a key regional power

An expert with the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies has said by underlining Muslim unity [the late] Imam Khomeini turned Iran into a regional heavyweight.
Mousa Golpaygani

Envoy dismisses report that fisherman shot dead by Turkmen police

Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Mohammad Muosa Golpayegani has rejected reports that Turkmen maritime police have recently killed an Iranian fisherman.
Mohammad Javad-Larijani

Supreme Leader’s message is catching on with the youth

The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council has said for the first time since the revolution that we use simple language to develop mutual understanding with the world.
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World Free of Violence poster exhibition opens in Tehran

The minister of culture and Islamic guidance and the president Rouhani’s chief of staff attended an opening ceremony of a poster exhibition dubbed “World Free of Violence”.
Saudi King

Transfer of power to 3rd generation is Saudi Arabia’s main challenge

An expert in Saudi affairs has said that a bleak future lies ahead for Saudi Arabia and Iran-Saudi relations are not expected to take a positive turn soon.
Hashemi-Irland

Iran raps Europe for following US sanctions policies

The chairman of Iran's Expediency Council has criticized Europe for following the US policies in imposing unfair sanctions against other countries.
Yemen-1

What is really going on in Yemen? An expert point of view (PART TWO)

A Middle East expert says that the possible rise to power of Shiites in Yemen is not a cause for concern for reactionary Arab states; rather, they do not want to see a democracy in their backyard.