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Can Iran's Rouhani win over Pakistan?

Can Iran’s Rouhani win over Pakistan?

Iranian President Rouhani’s Pakistan visit comes at a delicate time for both Tehran and Islamabad. The neighboring countries want to improve economic ties, but the Saudi-Iranian rivalry continues to be a big impediment.

Deutsche Welle

billionaire Babak Zanjani

Corruption among Iran’s business elites

In Iran, billionaire Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption. He once had close ties to political circles. The justice system just wants to close the case and has no interest in further explanation.

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Iran heads to polls for new parliament

Iranians have been casting their ballots to decide if President Rouhani’s reform-minded agenda is the way of the future. The campaign season was marred by controversy over candidate eligibility.

Deutsche Welle

James M. Dorsey

Iran’s litmus test: sports and air transport

Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalised world. The country’s willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes, and its ban on alcohol will be at the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and …

James Dorsey

James M Dorsey

China and the Middle East: Tilting towards Iran?

President Xi Jinping went from Riyadh to Iran this month to become the first foreign leader to do so following the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic republic. Saudi leaders could not have been pleased. China and Saudi Arabia (and Egypt) signed $55bn worth of cooperation agreements during Xi’s visit, including a nuclear cooperation …

James Dorsey