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The surprising truth about Iran and the West

For the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, the United States treated Iran as if it were a major rising power in the world dominating the Middle East. But Iran is not a First World or even Second World power. Iran, as a Third World country, is far weaker than either the superpower United …

As Syria negotiations falter, Assad backs Trump travel ban

An Iranian delegate to Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan has blamed rebels for the delay in reaching a deal. At the same time, Syrian President Assad …

Donald Trump's abandonment of the two-state solution descended into dark comedy very quickly

It was almost as funny to listen to the “experts” on US channels trying to summarise Donald Trump’s ravings on the Middle East as it was to listen to …

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These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy - Technabob

Looking for a truly unique piece of videogame art to hang on your wall? Artist Enriqve Aranacci has got you covered with these awesome handmade …

Weekly News for Designers (N.372)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.You can …

United Nations appoints new envoy to Libya; United States objects

<b>Tripoli:</b> Palestinian diplomat Salam Fayyad has been appointed as the new UN special envoy to Libya and the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya. …

Surging Egypt Inflation May Soon Peak, Finance Minister Says

Egyptian Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy said he expects surging inflation to peak by the end of the first quarter as the price shocks following an …

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Legendary manga creator Jiro Taniguchi dies

The world-renowned comic book artist and writer, known for contemplative works such as "A Distant Neighbourhood" and "The Walking Man," has died aged …

Hezbollah supports Syria ceasefire and political talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese Hezbollah movement strongly supports the Syrian ceasefire agreed on in Kazakhstan and any truce that could lead to a political solution, its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday.<p>A general view shows damaged buildings at al-Kalasa district of Aleppo, Syria in …

Former lover of the poet known as Iran's Sylvia Plath breaks his silence

Fifty years after Forough Farrokhzad’s death, Ebrahim Golestan talks about his affair with the giant of Persian literature<p>Forty miles south of London, in a quiet West Sussex village, lives a 94-year-old Iranian intellectual who has for half a century kept silent about his former lover, a giant of …

Iranians Vilify Trump in Annual Rally

Renewed friction fuels anti-American displays in celebration of anniversary of Islamic Revolution<p>TEHRAN—Iran’s annual celebration of its 1979 Islamic Revolution found a new villain on Friday in President Donald Trump, as the country marked the anniversary amid renewed friction between the two …

Iranians turn out in force for rallies after call for Trump response

Iran’s president says large crowds at events marking anniversary of 1979 revolution reflect anger towards new US leadership<p>Rallies in Iran marking the anniversary of the 1979 revolution have turned into a display of public anger towards Donald Trump.<p>Thousands of people sympathetic to the ruling …

Iranians celebrate 1979 Islamic revolution with rallies, American flag desecration

Iranians on Friday marked the anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution with nationwide celebrations and mass rallies that saw people step on large U.S. flags laid out on the streets while President Hassan Rouhani called the new American administration "a problem."<p>This year, the …

Yemen rebels call on U.N. to investigate bombings, dismiss peace envoy

SANAA (Reuters) - Rebels controlling Yemen’s capital called on the United Nations on Friday to take action to end violence that has destroyed large parts of the country and to investigate bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition.<p>A boy walks on the rubble of a house destroyed by a recent …

Syria conflict: Turkey denies mistakenly telling Russia to bomb troops

<b>Turkey's military has denied that it mistakenly told Russian warplanes to bomb a building in Syria on Thursday, killing three Turkish soldiers.</b><p>Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the pilots were "guided by co-ordinates" from "Turkish partners".<p>"There should not have been Turkish troops …

Iran's president issues veiled warning to Trump over 'threatening language'

Rouhani was speaking at a march attended by hundreds of thousands in Tehran marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.<p>"This turnout is a response to false remarks by the new rulers in the White House and the people are telling the world through their presence that the Iranian people …

A food scientist explains how Doritos are engineered to be the perfect snack

Doritos are one of the most successful snack foods ever, with a market-leading $1.5 billion in annual sales in the US.<p>The brand incited controversy recently when its parent company's CEO, Indra Nooyi, made comments that implied it planned to develop snacks just for women. Still, the chips' salty, …

'There will be a decision point': ISIS' 2 Middle East strongholds could be retaken 'within the next 6 months'

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Iraq says he expects to retake Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria from the Islamic State group within the next six months and the fight for western Mosul to begin in days.<p>CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AP) — Forces fighting the Islamic State group should be able to …

Germany arrests Russian and Syrian suspected of being Isis members

Authorities in Belgium also detained 11 individuals as part of an anti-terrorism investigation.<p>Germany and Belgium announced a series of arrests of …

UP Election 2017: Five reasons why Muslims don't vote the BSP in as high numbers as they should

As Uttar Pradesh prepares to elect its Assembly, the question to ask is not whether Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati will succeed in uniting …

Turkish, Syrian moves could transform fight against Islamic State

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have dramatically stepped up their attack on the Islamic State in recent weeks, just as the Trump …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Australian startups to weather Brexit and Trump better: Startupbootcamp

The third annual Startup Muster report showcases the progress, challenges, and opportunities present in Australia's startup ecosystem.<p>While the …

Tommy Hilfiger LA Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear show report | British Vogue

YES, if you’re Tommy Hilfiger you can close off entire roads in Los Angeles, you can also claim a chunk of Venice Beach and call it Tommyland …

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Hong Kong’s pink dolphins are at risk of disappearing

Conservationists say their repeated concerns have fallen on deaf ears, with what they describe as a "rapid" decline of the mammal in the past few decades.<p>The Chinese white dolphin -- popularly known as the pink dolphin due to its pale pink coloring -- draws scores of tourists daily to the waters …

Remembering Sept. 11 in Pictures

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