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  • Iranian commander issues new warning to 'enemies'

     
    REPORTING FROM BEIRUT -- A senior Iranian military commander seemed to warn Tuesday that Tehran would strike preemptively at any “threats” directed against the Islamic Republic. “We will no more wait to see enemy action against us,&#...
  • Eurovision spotlight puts Azerbaijan on defensive

     
    Eurovision, human rights, Azerbaijan, Europe: It’s a kind of “European Idol” -- a flashy international contest to choose the best singer before the eyes of millions of television viewers. When Azerbaijan was chosen to host the 2012...
  • Who made the cut for Obama's third Ramadan Iftar dinner

     
    Full Text: Obama continues the tradition of hosting a dinner after sunset, talks of the 9/11 tragedy....
  • AZERBAIJAN: More than 200 anti-government protesters arrested

     
    More than 200 protesters were arrested Saturday during an anti-government demonstration in the capital, Baku, marking the latest in a series of government crackdowns on opposition leaders and youth activists hoping to emulate the mass protest movements...
  • AZERBAIJAN: Feud over ban on Islamic head scarves fuels fears of Iranian meddling

     
    A full-blown ideological war appears to have erupted between Iran and the secular government in neighboring Azerbaijan after Baku earlier this year banned the wearing of Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, at schools in the Caucasus nation by introducing a.....
  • AZERBAIJAN: WikiLeaks depicts lifestyles of Baku's rich and powerful

     
    Documents released by WikiLeaks about the Azerbaijani political and business elite read less like diplomatic cables and more like the latest episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Two cables, which originated from the U.S. Embassy in Baku in...
  • IRAN: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia squeezed between Tehran and Washington

     
    Armenia finds itself in an unfriendly neighborhood and engaged in a highly militarized 20-year territorial dispute with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. It has long pulled off a diplomatic coup, maintaining simultaneous close relations with...
  • AZERBAIJAN: President Aliyev compared unfavorably to hot-headed mobster in WikiLeaks cable

     
    Azerbaijani President Iham Aliyev awoke Friday to the diplomatic equivalent of a severed horse head in his bed. According to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable, the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Baku has been comparing the president, rather unflatteringly,.......
  • IRAN, GEORGIA: Washington wary of warming ties between Tehran and U.S. ally

     
    In a turn of events that has both Georgian and American diplomats walking on eggshells, Georgia and Iran agreed this week to eliminate visa restrictions and resume direct flights between Tbilisi and Tehran. This new open-border policy comes at a......
  • At Ramadan Iftar dinner, Obama supports new mosque on private property near Ground Zero

     
    Full text of Democrat's White House dinner remarks supporting the controversial proposal and the official dinner guest list....
  • Sham in Iran

    Sham in Iran
    Today's topic: Was the Iran presidential election truly fraudulent, or is there any way incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could have won by a 2-1 margin? Why would the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, show his hand like this? Point: Matthew Duss I think...