The Iran wildcard

Late last month, as part of its monitoring of Iran’s nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported trace amounts of uranium at 84 percent enrichment......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 18th, 2023

Iran. A Persian state is challenging the United States in its own backyard

Middle East Digest, March 1, 2023. Jamal Wakim Destroyers of the Iranian fleet transit the Panama Canal. In a dramatic development of international relations, especially.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2023

US spy chief says Iran advancing nuclear program at worrisome pace

Iran's nuclear program is advancing at a "worrisome pace," CIA director William Burns said in an interview, following reports Tehran had further enriched uranium......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2023

Israel blames Iran for attack on oil tanker

An attack on the Liberian-flagged Campo Square was confirmed on February 18 by the ship's captain, who said it was lightly damaged by an airborne object on February 10 while sailing through the Arabian Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2023

Tehran doctor tortured, killed after treating wounded protesters

Dr. Aida Rostami, a 36-year-old physician, was found dead with signs of torture after being arrested for treating injured protesters in their homes. According to Iran International, Dr. Rostami’s body had one eye removed and half of her face crushed. Her family received the body a day after she was arrested. The Iranian government said […] The post Tehran doctor tortured, killed after treating wounded protesters appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2022

Iran tagged world’s worst jailer for journalists

Iran is the “world’s worst jailer for journalists in 2022,” according to the yearend monitoring of the New York-based press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2022

Brandon Vera moves from ONE circle to big screen after retirement

Vera, 45, suffered a loss against Iran's Amir Aliakbari via TKO in the opening round of their contest in the main card of ONE Championship's return to Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2022

The England players rode again before the start of another match in Qatar

After beating Iran last week, Gareth Southgate, his manager, said taking a knee was a way for his players to make their voices heard. Kneeling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2022

Iran’s defeat in the Qatar World Cup sparked unrest and protests at home

Iranians took to the streets of Tehran at night to boo their FIFA World Cup team after their resounding defeat by England. Residents gathered in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2022

Vera set for MMA return in stacked ONE Manila card

It was announced by ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong that Vera, 45, will face Iran's Amir Aliakbari in a heavyweight contest in the Singapore promotion's first live show in the country since the pandemic started......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2022

‘Halloween’ star Jamie Lee Curtis on Itaewon crowd crush: ‘A terrible tragedy’ 

Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in “Halloween” slasher films, offered her condolences to the victims of the crowd crush in Itaewon, Seoul that left 154 dead and 116 injured. Itaewon, a multicultural district lined up with numerous bars and restaurants, mostly situated in narrow alleys, was the scene of a horrific tragedy as crowds gathered to celebrate Halloween on Oct. 29. Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis (left) and a memorial for the Itaewon victims at Seoul Plaza in South Korea (Photos from Jamie Lee Curtis’ Twitter account, Ministry of the Interior and Security) Jamie2 The huge crowd in Itaewon on Oct. 29 before the tragedy (Screenshot from a video taken by Jeffrey Cruz) The huge crowd in Itaewon on Oct. 29 before the tragedy (Screenshot from a video taken by Jeffrey Cruz) As thousands of people crammed an alley, a crowd crush ensued that left scores dead and injured, described as the worst in Korean history since the Sewol ferry sinking in 2014. Curtis and other stars offered their condolences to the victims. “A terrible tragedy in Seoul. The loss of so many young people enjoying the freedom to celebrate together again. As we gather on our own groups, in our own ways on Halloween, hold them and their families near,” Curtis posted on Twitter. Curtis is starring in the film “Halloween Ends,” the final chapter in the Halloween franchise, which began in 1978. According to Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the police are trying to identify the 154 who died through fingerprints and family statements and list them by nationality, address and gender. Of the 154, the addresses in Korea of the 124 have been confirmed except for 25 foreigners and four Koreans. Out of the total deaths, 98 were female and 56 were male. A total of 102 had addresses in metropolitan areas such as Seoul (60 persons) and Gyeonggi (37). The Korean government declared Yongsan, Seoul as a special disaster area due to the Itaewon incident. Of the 26 foreigners who died in the incident, officials said five were from Iran, four each came from China and Russia, two from the US, two from Japan, and one each from France, Australia, Norway, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka, Yonhap News reported. Filipino Jeff Cruz, who was in Itaewon when the tragedy occurred, wrote, “I was able to take a video before the stampede incident in Seoul Itaewon last night. Sobra kasi talaga daming tao Thank God nakalusot pa.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

Korean star Lee Min-ho condoles with Itaewon victims: ‘Rest in peace’  

Korean actor Lee Min-ho offered his condolences to those who died in the Itaewon crowd crush in Seoul on Oct. 29. A Halloween celebration turned deadly as people were crushed as they crammed a narrow alley in Itaewon, a favorite hangout for its bars, restaurants and shops. The South Korean government reported that 154 people including 26 foreigners perished in the tragedy. Korean actor Lee Min-ho (MYM Entertainment, Instagram) On Oct. 31, Lee Min-ho took to Twitter to express his condolences to those who died and wish for speedy recovery to the wounded. “We offer our deepest condolences to families and friends of victims in the Itaewon disaster and wish the wounded to recover soon,” said the actor, star of dramas such as “The King: Eternal Monarch,” “The Heirs,” “The Legend of the Blue Sea” and “Pachinko.” He added, “MYM [his agency] also shares the sorrow during the national mourning period. May the souls of the deceased rest in peace. #PrayForITAEWON.” Of the 154 who died, 98 were female and 56 were male. By residence, 60 persons lived in Seoul and 37 in Gyeonggi Province. Of the 26 foreigners who died in the incident, officials said five were from Iran, four each came from China and Russia, two from the US, two from Japan, and one each from France, Australia, Norway, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka, Yonhap News reported......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

Win-win cooperation

PEACE-MAKER Jose de Venecia Jr.Former Speaker of the House Lebanon and Israel, two countries technically at war, signed several days ago a historic agreement settling their years-long maritime border conflict involving oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. The accord will raise huge revenues and ease tensions not only between the two countries but in the region. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said it “will strengthen Israel’s security, inject billions into Israel’s economy, and ensure stability of our northern border.” It will also contribute greatly to Lebanon’s economic recovery and political stability as the country has been beset with financial difficulties for three years now. On the maritime disputes, the one that is causing grave concern is in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea, sparked by the raging disagreement and conflicting sovereignty claims. But we have repeatedly pointed out that there is the potential for a peaceful settlement. We had the privilege to officially propose in 2004-2005, then as speaker of the house, the three-nation Seismic Agreement officially signed and undertaken by Manila, Beijing and Hanoi. Its aim was to assess the area’s potential for oil/gas exploration and development preparatory to drilling and create the environment for peace and cooperation. Hydrocarbon specialists of the three countries pronounced the area’s prospects as “promising.” We explained that the rival nations could convert the area from one of conflict into a zone of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development. We must find ways and means to jointly develop its oil/gas potential to help lessen our expensive common dependence on distant petroleum sources in the Persian/Arab Gulf of the Middle East. Imagine the potential for peace in the heartland of the West Philippine Sea if we undertake a joint development of its resources. From an area of conflict, it could be transformed into a landscape and seascape of small seaports, airports and oil pipelines. Fishing villages and small tourism townships could rapidly rise and the contested areas could become the untrammeled passage way for global shipping, carrying more than 50 percent of the sea freight of the world. We have always pointed out that this is perhaps the most realistic, most common-sensical solution to the problem and which could be joined by Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan; and could also be the same formula for the dangerous problem between China and Japan in the tiny isles in the Senkaku Straits or Diaoyu in the East China Sea. A history of conflict avoidance and joint development involving rival nations abound, perhaps as a result of intelligent, creative, humble, and pragmatic diplomacy. In the Norwegian Ekofisk oil field in the North Sea, which we visited when we were president of the Petroleum Association of the Philippines in the 1970s, the discovered oil in the sea goes even now to Norway and to Teeside, England and the natural gas goes to Germany. The oil in the Caspian Sea countries is shared by Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan and others, because among them, there is demarcation and practical mutual understanding and goodwill. The 2006 agreement between giant Australia and tiny East Timor share the hydrocarbons in the South Pacific in the waters just below Darwin and on the southeast side of Asia’s newest republic. The 1989 deal between Malaysia and Thailand enabled them to jointly develop their disputed waters in the Gulf of Thailand. The Guinea-Bissau and Senegal accord of 1993 helped the concerned countries develop their disputed areas. The border conflicts in Asia are more explosive, seemingly more intractable – between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, between India and China in their common mountainous region, between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, among others. However, even as dangerous a dispute as one between Russia and China, which led the two countries involving hundreds of thousands of their troops poised to pounce on each other in the brink of war, did not explode into full-scale bloody confrontation because of prudence. The conflict was over a territory in the vicinity of the Ussuri (Wusuli) river in the eastern region of the then USSR, north of Vladivostok, in 1969. The surprise 1992 border agreement between China and Russia rapidly resolved their territorial dispute in the Argun and Amur rivers, where China was granted control over Tarabahov Island (Yinlong Island) and about 50 percent of Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island (Heixiazi Island) near Khabarovsk. Asia and the world must never forget one of the foremost leaders in Asian history, China’s “paramount leader” Deng Xiaoping and its President Yang Shangkun and the USSR’s President Boris Yeltsin for the classic Border Agreement between China and Russia that resolved what could have been an explosive and ruinous conflict between the two major powers, with Russia still supported by its satellite states at the time and both already wielding powerful weapons. Indeed, the idea of “win-win cooperation,” of a pragmatic and intelligent sharing of areas and resources could help build a model for lessening tensions and solving conflicts, and avoiding the possibility of war in Asia’s manifold and dangerous flashpoints......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

Binansagang ‘dirtiest man in the world’ patay matapos paliguan

PATAY sa edad 94 ang isang Iranian na binansagang “dirtiest man in the world” o pinakamaruming tao sa mundo matapos paliguan. Siya si Amou Haji o mas kilala bilang “Uncle Haji” na naninirahan sa Dajkah, isang maliit na nayon sa Iran. Pumanaw si Uncle Haji noong October 23 at iniulat ito ng Islamic Republic News […] The post Binansagang ‘dirtiest man in the world’ patay matapos paliguan appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

‘World’s dirtiest man’, who did not shower for decades, dies in Iran at 94–media

TEHRAN — An Iranian man nicknamed the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a shower for decades has died at the age of 94, state media reported on Tuesday. Amou Haji, who did not wash for more than half a century and was single, died on Sunday in the village of Dejgah in […] The post ‘World’s dirtiest man’, who did not shower for decades, dies in Iran at 94–media appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2022

Struggle for freedom: Iran & China

This has been a momentous month for world affairs. The impression of many people is that the world is entering a phase of tremendous perhaps unsolvable problems......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2022

Iran accuses US of trying to use unrest to undermine country

Iran cracks down on nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini after she was detained by morality police enforcing the Islamic Republic's strict restrictions on women's dress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2022

TIMELINE: Iranian unrest leading up to Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody

Here is a chronology of unrest in Iran, where security forces have staged tough crackdowns to stamp out dissent in the past.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2022

2022 AVC Cup for Women: Iran Beaten by Vietnam

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's women's volleyball team lost to Vietnam 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-11) at the 2022 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup, called the 2022 AVC Cup for Women, on Tuesday. - Sports news - Iran has been drawn in Pool A along with the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam and China.Team Melli Banovan, who defeated South Korea 3-0 in its opening match, will play the Philippines on Wednesday.P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 24th, 2022

Gilas Youth seeks World Cup berth in Iran

With an average height of 6-foot-4, the tallest Gilas Pilipinas Youth lineup in recent years may just have a good shot at a World Cup berth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2022

Tehran reveals Western art hidden for decades | entertainment

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Some of the most valuable works of contemporary Western art are being shown to the public for the first time in.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022