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At Arab Summit, President boldly urges Muslim leaders to "drive out the terrorists and extremists" from their nations and houses of worship. (My analysis of the historic and well-crafted speech.)

(Washington, D.C.) — Wow. Readers of this blog know I have never been shy about expressing my concerns about President Trump when necessary. But the President deserves a great deal of credit for the speech he delivered yesterday in Saudi Arabia to the… 1,524 more words


Richard Barker reblogged this on Richard's Watch and commented:

NOTE Trump’s accurate description of Islamic terror as “battle between Good and Evil”. (White House link to prepared speech.) Such a mighty contrast to Obama's deep disfavour with Riyadh for inviting terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to his Cairo speech and then dumping of Egypt’s president Mubarak, plus back-channel dealings with Iran!

14th-century Persian poet Hafez a guide for today's Iranian-Canadians

Source: Toronto – CBC News By Mary Wiens

Iranian engineer lectures on how renowned poet Hafez is viewed in the West

Hafez, the 14th-century Persian poet, still draws a crowd, if the hundreds of Iranians gathering this weekend for several presentations are any evidence. 158 more words


Are the U.S. and Iran on a Collision Course in Syria?

A U.S. air raid against Iranian-backed fighters in southern Syria last week represents a volatile new phase of the conflict that could trigger a wider confrontation between the United States and Iran — and their allies on the ground. 1,334 more words

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Leaders Issue Condolences and Support to Manchester in Wake of Attack

Enter a caption Enter a captionThe Manchester Arena suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night has been identified as… 516 more words


Rouhani Lays Out Plans for Second Term, Including Militant Stance

President Hassan Rouhani is already back to work after being elected for a second term. Two days after the election, he held a press conference outlining his pledges for the upcoming four years. 386 more words


Iran’s Prisons in Atrocious Condition as Prison Population Increases

In Iran, finishing your sentence doesn’t always end in release and your freedom. For one young man, his release was through suicide. On May 19, Ali Shahsavari, who was being held in the Zabol Prison “Correction Center”, committed suicide protesting the Zabol public prosecutor refusing to provide him furlough at the end of his sentencing. 387 more words


Trump Makes Stop in Israel and Palestine, Criticized Iran

While U.S. President Trump’s first foreign tour appears to have gone off without a hitch, his visit to Palestine does not seem to have impressed many of the Palestinians who live and work there. 302 more words