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Latest Baghdad bombings increase sectarian tensions ahead of Wednesday's elections

the Safavid militias are doing in Iraq and Sham [the Levant], killing and torturing and displacing Sunnis.”  ... parliamentary elections in which the Shiite-led government is running for re-election. The Sunni ...

27/04/2014 - 08:16 - comment 0

Iraq prison attackers may have had inside help - report

of the largest prisons of the Safavid government,” read the al-Qaeda statement posted on jihadist forums. ...

24/07/2013 - 10:26 - comment 0

Thank you Rouhani? Iran's hotels are filling up with tourists

the number that arrived in same period last year, said Morteza Rahmani-Movahed, deputy of the government’s ... with the Italian government and Alitalia to increase the frequency on routes, the official Fars News Agency ... features bullet-proof windows and reproductions of Safavid-era floral motifs and was once for the exclusive ...

25/05/2014 - 21:56 - comment 0

How Turkey's ironic oil ties with Iraqi Kurdistan will affect the rest of the region

Government (KRG) in Erbil is, ironically, Ankara’s closest ally in the Middle East at a time when relations ... government have never been worse. Apart from $12 billion in bilateral trade with the KRG, a lifeline ... is at the core of the political and financial dispute between Erbil and the Iraqi government in Baghdad. ...

03/10/2013 - 10:26 - comment 0

The Empire Strikes Back: A New Ottoman State in the Middle East?

on people rising up against their governments in order to reshape the region. The regimes that have fallen ... that Sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent) defeated the Safavids and advanced into the Levant, where ... ancient empires . As for its peoples and its governments, they are tied to this or that new power. ...

07/05/2012 - 15:07 - comment 0

Planning a vacation this summer? Iran prepares for tourist invasion in 2014

of the government’s Tourism and Heritage Organisation. Iran wants to remove or ease visa requirements for 12 countries ... guests. The hotel’s most expensive room, with bullet-proof windows and reproductions of Safavid ...

Editor's Choice - 25/05/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

Iraq's fugitive vice president says his country is having its Arab Spring

against the Maliki government. The following are excerpts from the interview. Q: Your statements ... there is no place for Sunnis in new Iraq under the Safavid regime, but we will not be silent and will not surrender. ...

28/03/2013 - 10:37 - comment 0

christie’s to host a public exhibition of magnificent jewellery, islamic art, carpets, orientalist paintings, and modern and contemporary art in duba

Indian and Safavid Persian miniatures. A highlight is a spectacularly large gemset and enamelled gold ... Government to establish a commodity marketplace in Dubai. Rated 'A' by Standard & Poor's, ...

17/05/2010 - 23:31 - comment 0