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When he assumes the US presidency in a few weeks’ time, one of the first files that the President-elect Donald Trump will find in his foreign policy in-tray will be the continued tragedy in Syria. Speculation is already rife on what he might do. Some analysts believe...
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Foreign officials dealing with Iran since the mullahs seized power have often wondered who is really in charge in Tehran. Chris Patten, a British politician who served as the European Union’s foreign policy point-man, once observed that Iranian officials he dealt with...
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A screenshot shows the Facebook page of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei September 17, 2013. (Reuters)
“Hello world, we’re tweeting from Iran without being blocked!” Just when they were about to celebrate the unblocking of social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, following a four year ban, the Iranians were destined to be disappointed. Digital freedom soon came...
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Iranian president-elect Hassan Rowhani salutes to the journalists after his press conference in Tehran on June 17, 2013. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani met with a number of highly regarded Shi’ite clerics in the holy city of Qom, south of Tehran on Thursday. During his visit Rouhani emphasized his determination to resolve the very complicated and...