The Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award was granted to late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami at the 21st Busan International Film Festival 2016 (BIFF) in South Korea.
During recent days and at the peak of the war of words between the leaders of Iraq and Turkey, Erdogan mentioned historical control of the Ottoman Empire over the city of Mosul as a ground to justify Turkey’s presence in the liberation operation.
As the Middle East is consumed by war and tensions, Saudi Arabia, which has a claim to be the leader of the Islamic world and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is beating the drums of war with its Muslim brethren. The country, which has taken an overtly hostile approach toward its regional rivals under its new monarch, King Salman, has gone as far as using religion as a tool to deprive Iranian Hajj pilgrims from taking part in the religious ceremony of Hajj, which is one of the most important rituals in Islam.
The issue at the heart of Iran-Saudi tensions is US presence in the region. Iran will avoid a major confrontation to keep the Americans out.
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With the war in Yemen still raging during a time when Saudi has placed itself under the international spotlight for abuses to minorities, Saudi’s campaign in Yemen, like Egypt, may be referred to in history as Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam.
British Ambassador to Tehran has told Mehr News Agency, Brexit would pave the way for better economic relations between Iran and the UK.
“If we cannot make JCPOA stable, then that would mean that political activity, diplomatic activity, is unsuccessful,” said President Rouhani in an interview with NBC News.