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Wazir, Wizr, Humiliation

Reading Seyyed Hosein Nasr’s biography – In Search of the Sacred – is an incredible experience. I’m still reading, but one story I really loved was when his father turned down an offer to become a minister. 141 more words

Arabic

A Big Enabler for the Ram of Daniel 8

In watching for the Second Signpost, there are a few distinct themes we keep our eyes on. One is the growth of the power of the second horn… 651 more words

Signpost #2: Iran

Cracks in the Kingdom: Saudi Arabia Rocked by Financial Strains

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

by PATRICK COCKBURN

Hundreds of foreign hospital workers in Saudi Arabia, unpaid for seven months, were on strike this week and were blocking a highway in Eastern Province in defiance of the ban on strikes and demonstrations in the Kingdom. 1,000 more words

USA

Joint statement by NGOs, human rights groups at UN Human Rights Council condemns 1988 massacre in Iran

A joint statement was issued on 13 September by five NGOs with “U.N. consultative status” and five human rights organizations at the thirty-third session of the U.N. 600 more words

News

Freed Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar returns to Montreal Thursday

Homa Hoodfar will return to Montreal on Thursday morning.

READ MORE: Who is Homa Hoodfar?

The retired Canadian-Iranian professor was released from prison in Iran earlier this week and flown out of the country. 169 more words

World

Today's letters: 'Vetting' of Monsef was up to the prime minister

Cabinet ‘vetting’ is the PM’s job

Re: A question of origin, Sept. 23.

While it certainly comes as a surprise that the birthplace of Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef turns out to be in Iran and not Afghanistan – and that she was unaware, especially considering how prominently it has been showcased – I, for one, consider her explanation reasonable. 655 more words

Letters

Are Shia True Muslims?

Shireen T. Hunter writes:

This widely held Arab belief that Iranians are not real Muslims is based on the premise that they never fully converted to Islam.

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Foreign Affairs