Archive for: Iran

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses the detrimental aftereffects of indecisiveness and inaction of the international community and world leaders on the world. He argues for change in the criterion through which people select their leaderships We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. […]

 
 

Tehran lining up $100bn of energy deals – MEED Report

Tehran lining up $100bn of energy deals – MEED Report

Tehran lining up $100bn of energy deals, says MEED Investment in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects will be priority for post-sanctions Iran Tehran is lining up $100bn worth of energy deals it wants to sign in the aftermath international sanctions being lifted, according to a new report by Middle East […]

 
 

Iran Nuke Deal brings cheer for Auto industry

Iran Nuke Deal brings cheer for Auto industry

Iran at the crux of opening up for business again, huge potential for Auto One of the best things that the recent nuclear deal is spelling out for Iran is the phasing out of economic sanctions. Once the sanctions are lifted, and the economy is thrown open for business again, […]

 
 

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War, the League of Nations (LN) was founded to maintain world […]

 
 

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS), also known as “The Islamic State” (IS), succeeded in no […]

 
 

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS Harun Yahya in this opinion piece advocates that Turkey should always be on the side of diplomacy, soft-power, and effectively administer an intellectual struggle to defeat the opponents that resort to violence and persecution.  The whole world turned their attention towards […]

 
 

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian tunnel and the Spring When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone […]

 
 

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles and human values before other qualities. In earlier times, the cost for election pledge-breaking, ill-advised lawmaking and […]

 
 

Egypt, Turkey and Iran: Exchanging Roles in a tumultuous Middle East

Egypt, Turkey and Iran: Exchanging Roles in a tumultuous Middle East

After less than a year of exceptional Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement, the events of June 30, 2013 ruptured this relationship. Similarly, when Egyptian and Iranian statesmen began to decrease tensions and a thaw in relations resulted, events evolved to return things to square one. As these scenes, by and large, have been […]

 
 

Commerce Activities in Dubai Surge: Brighter Times Await in the Horizon

Commerce Activities in Dubai Surge: Brighter Times Await in the Horizon

Dubai’s economy is bouncing back with latest trade figures revealing that Dubai’s trade grew exponentially to over 1.32 trillion dirhams (about US$ 362 million) in 2013, leading to a growth of about 7.6%. Regarded to be one of the richest regions in the oil-laden Middle East, the UAE and in […]

 
 

Why Geneva Talks Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Why Geneva Talks Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Now as thirty-four months ago, on every international and regional news channel you watch, transnational newspaper you read or human rights centered websites you explore, you will find analytical articles condemning the ongoing Syrian bloodbath.  You will also come upon uncountable number of commentaries preaching the necessity for direct negotiation […]

 
 

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international community to stop the first massacre of the 21st century (the terrorizing […]

 
 

Iran and the West set to resume trade

Iran and the West set to resume trade

EU, US firms set to regain lost Iranian trade on the back of temporary trade relief. The West may have singled out Iran’s automotive and aviation sectors for temporary sanction relief, but a much wider group of European and U.S. companies are set to regain lost Iranian trade as soon […]

 
 

Obama Foreign Policy Puts Arab-U.S. Alliance at Risk

Obama Foreign Policy Puts Arab-U.S. Alliance at Risk

If you intend to visit any Arab country, you are likely going to come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a mere self-serving interest group. No matter where you are, whether at street corners, cafes, recreational facilities, social clubs or at any political gathering, you […]

 
 

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Double Standard

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Double Standard

  As centuries ago as now, we find many policy makers, politicians and political analysts who still consider the abstract idea of double standard is a shrewd political craft. They simply justify and identify this double play as a mean to attain goals of interest. Apart from the far-flung stigmatization […]

 
 

The Crux of Middle East and Arab Dilemma

The Crux of Middle East and Arab Dilemma

Mohammad S. Moussalli discusses the crux of Middle East and Arab dilemma, and makes suggestions so that to establish security and peace in the world. Whenever you get involved in a political discussion concerning the question of peace and security in this chaotic world, you will find out that Middle East […]

 
 

Top 5 Beauty and Personal Care Trends in MENA

Top 5 Beauty and Personal Care Trends in MENA

Global market research company Euromonitor International announced today the launch of a new eBook – Top 5 Beauty and Personal Care Trends by Country in the Middle East and North Africa, which identifies how the beauty market in the Middle East and North Africa is changing and which trends are shaping […]

 
 

When America Leads From Behind

When America Leads From Behind

After a long busy day, many people search the web or switch on their cable television, to know what is coming about in this uncertain world. On every international news channel and portal website, they see guiltless people being deliberately harmed, tortured or killed, every day. Around the world, from […]

 
 

Yahoo trumps Google in Iran

Yahoo trumps Google in Iran

A majority of Iranians prefer Yahoo as their primary email service provider, a study has revealed. Chimigi, Iran’s first online research panel, has released a selection of highlights from its syndicated study on the latest web trends in Iran. The study is part of an online series designed to ‘create […]

 
 

Iran Defiant on Uranium Enrichment

Iran Defiant on Uranium Enrichment

Tehran is going to keep on producing uranium enriched to a 20 percent purity level in reaction to the demands of  Western countries. This was disclosed by Fereydoun Abbasi, Director of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. It is worthwhile pointing out that Western countries have given a clear direction to […]

 
 

Iranian Non-oil Exports Booming amid Sanctions

Iranian Non-oil Exports Booming amid Sanctions

It is estimated that Iran has exported 22 billion dollars worth of non-oil commodities during the period from Mar 20- Nov 21,despite the sanctions. Einollah Mohammadkhani Ghiasvand, who directs the secretariat of Supreme Council for Non-oil Exports, said the figure does not include gas condensates.Comparing the figure with that of […]

 
 

Six Reasons why Saudi’s Oil Dominance is in Decline

Six Reasons why Saudi’s Oil Dominance is in Decline

For almost 3 decades the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been the dominating the world oil markets. It literally holds the global spare production capacity.But according to analysts, this  monopoly will soon be coming to an end.It’s biggest challenge will come from a trade off between supporting prices and maintaining […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 14 November

Middle East Business News Review – 14 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: UAE invests $200 million in Azerbaijan projects The UAE Deputy Economy Minister Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shihhi said during a joint business forum in Baku on Wednesday his country’s investments in Azerbaijan’s economy exceeded $200 million. […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 13 November

Middle East Business News Review – 13 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: UAE’s First Gulf Bank inks $900m loan deal First Gulf Bank, the second-largest lender by market value in the UAE, has signed a three-year $900m loan with a group of international lenders, the bank said in a […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 12 November

Middle East Business News Review – 12 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai sees no need to recapitalise support fund Dubai sees no need to recapitalise the financial support fund which provides aid to indebted state-linked companies, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, the head of the emirate’s Supreme Fiscal […]

 
 

Iran, Venezuela sign agreements to build oil reservoirs, refineries

Iran, Venezuela sign agreements to build oil reservoirs, refineries

Iran announced on Monday it will make investments worth $200 million in Venezuela to build four oil reservoirs and refineries for storing and refining oil products. Semi-official Fars News Agency reported that in addition to the deals, Iran will also design and construct some small refineries in the Latin American nation. […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 11 November

Middle East Business News Review – 11 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: ADNOC to retain current UAE oil concession structure Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) director general announced on Sunday the company will present the current structure of its oil and gas concessions in the United Arab Emirates […]

 
 

Iran GDP shrinking due to currency crisis – IMF

Iran GDP shrinking due to currency crisis – IMF

The International Monetary Fund’s Middle East chief said on Sunday Iran’s economy may contract more than expected earlier this year because of weakness in the exchange rate. “The most recent round of currency depreciation and the associated uncertainty will likely have a further negative impact on economic outcomes in the coming […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 8 November

Middle East Business News Review – 8 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Emirates to buy 100 777s if Boeing builds new model Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international passenger traffic, is likely to order 100 planes or more from Boeing if the plane manufacturer upgrades the design of […]

 
 

Iran restricts import of ‘luxury goods’ to address forex shortage

Iran restricts import of ‘luxury goods’ to address forex shortage

Iranian media quoted trade officials as saying on Thursday the government has frozen the import of more than 2,000 “luxury goods” in its bid to stem the shortage of foreign currency caused by Western sanctions. According to partial lists published by various media outlets, the prohibited products include various brands […]

 
 

Iran might reduce oil exports in response to tightening Western sanctions

Iran might reduce oil exports in response to tightening Western sanctions

The Iranian parliament’s Energy Commission is set to announce new measures that will reduce the country’s crude exports to deflect Western sanctions on the oil sector, Fars news agency reported Thursday. The directives of the bill are part of Iran’s initiatives to slash crude exports to almost 77% in the […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 31 October

Middle East Business News Review – 31 October

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai posts strong visitor numbers Dubai has once again emerged as one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet as new figures suggesting that tourists continued to flock to the emirate in September. According to Dubai Airports statistics, […]

 
 

Japan’s Iran crude imports in Sept fall more than a third

Japan’s Iran crude imports in Sept fall more than a third

Japan’s crude oil imports from Iran in September dropped more than a third from a year earlier amid deepening Western sanctions, data released by the trade ministry showed on Wednesday. Tehran is under intense financial pressure from US and the EU which accuse the Islamic Republic of working on developing […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 29 October

Middle East Business News Review – 29 October

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Top UAE banker says Islamic finance ethical model for global banking A top UAE banker said on Sunday Islamic finance can be an ethical and sustainable business model in the global financial landscape in order to avoid a […]

 
 

Iran sanctions to exacerbate global fuel shortage – US

Iran sanctions to exacerbate global fuel shortage – US

A US Energy Department official said on Sunday that excluding Iran from the global oil market would increase the shortfall between worldwide supply and demand based on September and October production and consumption estimates. According to the department’s Energy Information Administration report released on Saturday, global fuel use averaged 2.4 million barrels a […]

 
 

Iran announces investment in Pakistan gas pipeline project

Iran announces investment in Pakistan gas pipeline project

Tehran announced on Saturday it plans to invest $250 million in the Pakistani side of a gas pipeline project which will export Iran’s  gas to Pakistan, Fars news agency quoted an informed source as saying. The report added that a team of experts from the Iranian Oil Ministry will travel […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 24 October

Middle East Business News Review – 24 October

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: UAE top Middle East country in terms of starting business The UAE has been ranked as the top Arab country and 22nd globally in terms of starting a business, compared to 46 in 2012, a report said on […]

 
 

Iran oil exports to China drop due to tanker delays, sanctions

Iran oil exports to China drop due to tanker delays, sanctions

Data emerging on Wednesday showed Iran’s crude oil exports to China dropped around a quarter in September from a year earlier due to delivery delays by Iranian tankers because of Western sanctions and a cut in condensate imports. According to data from the General Administration of Customs, China, which is Iran’s top […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 23 October

Middle East Business News Review – 23 October

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Fujairah oil port to become fully operational by year end The Abu-Dhabi – Fujairah pipeline, bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year and will carry Abu Dhabi’s […]

 
 

Private oil firms exported 20m barrels – Iran

Private oil firms exported 20m barrels – Iran

An Iranian official claimed on Tuesday Tehran has exported some 20 million barrels of oil in the last four months through private companies despite tightening sanctions on its energy sector. Sanctions imposed by the EU and US are aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear programme. The blanket ban applies to imports of Iranian […]