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France cancels Iran dinner plan over wine dispute, and other reasons to fear for humanity

1. France tells Iran: no wine, no meal

France has cancelled plans to host a big meal for Iranian president Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on a groundbreaking European tour next week because the Iranians insisted strict Islamic rules be observed over dinner: i.e. 444 more words

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Iranian-American Reportedly Detained in Iran

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates)—An Iranian-American businessman who advocated better ties between Iran and the U.S. reportedly has been arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, becoming the fourth U.S. 1,066 more words

Hajj death toll approaches 1,000

The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week’s stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count. 37 more words

Government And Politics

Iraqis say they need intelligence sharing with Iran, Russia and Syria to defeat Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended his country’s intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia, Syria and Iran, saying Baghdad needs to share intelligence with these countries and others in order to defeat the Islamic State group, the… 509 more words

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Iran vows legal action against Saudi rulers over hajj disaster as pilgrimage concludes

By Ali Akbar Dareini, The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia’s rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year’s hajj, which killed at least 769 people, including 136 Iranians, and has led to an escalation of tensions between the regional archrivals. 1,009 more words


عندما يرفرف العلم الإيراني

This article was translated into Arabic from the +972 Online Magazine, so you can find the original text by clicking here

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Charles Krauthammer: Obama concedes on every front in desperation for a nuclear deal with Iran

The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence. 773 more words

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