Donald Trump has blundered into a crisis of his own making with Iran


  ‘Donald Trump has consistently increased tensions and courted confrontation with Iran.’ Iranians burn a US flag in Tehran on Friday. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA By: Mohamad Bazzi/UK Guardian The Trump administration’s assassination on Thursday of General Qassem Suleimani could turn out to be its biggest foreign policy blunder. The killing could lead to a warContinue reading “Donald Trump has blundered into a crisis of his own making with Iran”

Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis


Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations ask Qatar to close Al Jazeera and scale down ties with Iran within 10 days.   From: Al Jazeera Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a list of demands to end the crisis, insisting that Qatar shut down the Al Jazeera networkContinue reading “Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis”

Fighting against our self-inflicted sanctions


BY: Robert Ehlert/ The Idaho Statesman The last time I checked, we were reserving economic sanctions for a select club of our sworn enemies: Iran, North Korea and others vying for positions on the Evil Empire list. But not ourselves. Yet here we are beginning Week 2 of GSA — and we don’t mean GeneralContinue reading “Fighting against our self-inflicted sanctions”

Kordasht Bathhouse, behind the long forgotten memories in Iran


Public bathhouses are an ancient tradition in Iran that in many areas still form part of people’s daily lives. Bathhouses were, and in some cases still are, focal points for entire local communities. In the past, locals not only cleaned themselves in the bathhouse but also had their teeth pulled and male babies circumcised. TheContinue reading “Kordasht Bathhouse, behind the long forgotten memories in Iran”

Breaking bread, delivering dreams: The art of hospitality in Iran


Nothing can bring together people from different walks of life like a dream and make them march on one road and ahead, above all directions. The horizons of hope are as cosmic as our dreams and what makes the past fall more gracefully into the arms of the present and the present chase the swiftContinue reading “Breaking bread, delivering dreams: The art of hospitality in Iran”