Through the Eyes of an Iranian Girl

Through the Eyes of an Iranian Girl

By:Heshmat Alavi

One day in a Tehran street I saw a small girl whose childish looks were lost while roaming the busy streets of a city like Tehran. She was no bigger than 7 or 8 years of age. However, behind the sun-burned looks, there was a special beauty and innocence like none other. When she saw me looking at her, she came closer and closer one little step at a time, saying: “Mister, can you buy some gums fr ...

2015-06-01 01:51:46
بقلم : Heshmat Alavi
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They will say the whole lie and nothing but the lie

They will say the whole lie and nothing but the lie

By:Heshmat Alavi

I wasn’t a good student at high school. To tell you the truth I always preferred playing soccer or wandering around the streets with my friends than to sit down and do breathtaking math’s or physics problems. When it came to exam times my mum used to yell at me, “slouch! You wasted your time idling with your bad friends”. I wished I could meet Mr. Obama‘s mum and remind her of ...

2015-06-01 00:55:52
بقلم : Heshmat Alavi
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المفاوضات النووية تصطدم بمسألة دخول المواقع العسكرية في ايران

Nuclear Exposures Supports Arab countries Skepticism of Iran

By:Heshmat Alavi

Just less than 24 hours after Iran’s foreign minister claimed in an open letter published in Kuwaiti newspapers that “an agreement with world powers over a nuclear deal with Tehran would help bring peace to the region”, Iranian dissidents exposed Iran is forging ties with North Korea over nuclear weapons.

Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed further that his country was prepared to enga ...

2015-05-30 14:15:17
بقلم : Heshmat Alavi
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Last straw for the Iranian people

Last straw for the Iranian people

By:Heshmat Alavi

“Right now, we have 5 million and 700 thousand students and graduates across the country who play no role in production and economic added value,” said the Deputy Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Welfare of the Iranian regime. “Out of 11.2 million students and graduates, 5.7 million people are inactive and have no role in the e ...

2015-05-29 20:35:41
بقلم : Heshmat Alavi
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Who will be their voice

Who will be their voice?

By:HeshmatAlavi

Throughout the world, there are always some people in need. They aremostly women and children. They have no voice. They aren’t heard. Maybe they are forgotten?!!Time to time, we see misery pictures of wretched mothers embracing their children, looking gloomily in our eyes… are they displaced by war, drought or starve? However, the sad story of I ...

2015-05-29 19:37:29
بقلم : Heshmat Alavi
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Thoughts on the logo for the 13th Conference of Palestinians in Europe

Thoughts on the logo for the 13th Conference of Palestinians in Europe

An attempt to explain

Dear Friend,
as you know, there was before our conference a media campaign against us, which aimed to prevent the conference in the ARENA Treptow. < ...

2015-05-19 11:08:09
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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IOM Calls for International Investigation of Mediterranean Shipwreck Deaths

IOM today has called for an “international investigation”

 IOM today has  called for an “international investigation” of recent Mediterranean shipwrecks in light of Thursday’s discovery of a sunken vessel believed to hold the remains of hundreds of victims, who drowned last month.

Italian authorities reported last night that a nautical robot probed a damaged vessel discovered at a depth of 375 meters, some 85 nautical miles northeast of Libya’s coastline. Authorities believe t ...

2015-05-09 17:15:00
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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شهادة إبداعيّة لسناء الشعلان في جامعة كاليفورنيا الأمريكيّة

Certificate of Creativity for Sanaa shalan from the American University of California

 The Department of Modern languages at the university of California (California State University, Domingues Hills in Los Angeles hosted the Jordanian writer of Palestinian background Dr. Sanaa Shalan in a Literary lecture about her experience in story writing. Dr. Shalan presented innovatory evidence about her experience in story writing where she presented a full illumination about her experience in the world of narrative. She said in her presentation:

2015-05-07 06:31:38
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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د.الشّعلان ود.كاظم في أمريكا في مؤتمر "تأثير دون كيخوته في الآداب والفنون العالميّة"

Dr. Shalan and Dr. kazem in America in conference about Don Quixote in Literature and Art Work

Dr. Sanaa Shalan and Dr. Adnan Kazekm participated in the activities of the fifty- First International conference of California State University, Domingues Hills in Los Angeles in the United states in its 2015 session under the title: (The Influence of Don Quixote in the worlds of art and literature) by a specialized joint discussion paper titled (The Influence of the Novel of Don Quixote on the novel of “Al Mutashael” by Emile Habibi)

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2015-04-26 02:36:34
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IOM Iraq Tracks New Displacement, Provides Aid in Baghdad

IOM Iraq Tracks New Displacement, Provides Aid in Baghdad

Iraq -IOM is working with Government of Iraq in response to displacement caused by the ongoing conflict. This includes providing assistance to recently displaced people in Baghdad Governorate.

 According to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published yesterday (6/1), from 12-26 March some 27,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) arrived in Baghdad Governorate, the majority in Abu Ghraib district.

 Most were origi ...

2015-04-09 13:44:42
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وكالة سولا برس

IOM Press Briefing Notes 02 April 2015‎

IOM initiates assistance to migrants stranded in Yemen, launches USD 10 million appeal - The International Organization for Migration said on Thursday it expects to undertake initial evacuation operations from Yemen within the next few days. The Organization plans to begin evacuating the first of at least 11,000 migrants for whom multiple requests for assistance have been received since the start of hostilities earlier in the week.

 "We have b ...

2015-04-03 16:14:35
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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Saudi Arabia’s hostile relationship with Russia is leaving Egypt stuck in the middle

Saudi Arabia’s hostile relationship with Russia is leaving Egypt stuck in the middle

By Adam Taylor
At a gathering of Arab leaders in Sharm el-Sheikh this weekend, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi read a letter from Vladimir Putin. "We support Arab nations in their effort to ensure a safe future and urge them to resolve all emerging challenges peacefully without any foreign involvement," the Russian president's message read, .

These comments did not go down well with those ...

2015-04-01 08:47:19
بقلم : Adam Taylor
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After Ebola- A Survivor Builds a Stronger Sierra Leone

After Ebola- A Survivor Builds a Stronger Sierra Leone

By Nicholas Bishop                                                                             ...

2015-03-31 19:33:27
بقلم : Nicholas Bishop
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IOM.OIM

IOM Yemen Responds to Latest Violence

Switzerland - In the wake of Monday’s devastating aerial attacks in Yemen, the IOM team in the country is concentrating its efforts today on aiding Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) while seeking to support the evacuations of international personnel.

 To date, IOM Yemen has received requests from Sri Lanka, Sudan, Ethiopia, amongst other countries for the evacuation of their respective nationals out of Yemen. IOM is reviewing options to pro ...

2015-03-31 19:29:29
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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المركز الفلسطيني لاستطلاع الرأي

a(64.3 %) of the Palestinians evaluated their economic situations as bad


(64.3 %) of the Palestinians evaluated their economic situations as ‘bad’.
(59.3 %) are in favor of boycotting the Israeli products.  
(51.6 %) believe that there is a strong link between the results of the Israeli elections,
the election of a new Prime Minister and the problems that will take place in
the Palestinian territories.               ...

2015-03-27 02:27:04
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Why Egypt may be hard-pressed to fight Islamic State on two fronts

Why Egypt may be hard-pressed to fight Islamic State on two fronts

By Louisa Loveluck
 Cairo — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government is positioning itself as a key member in the anti-Islamic State coalition, and the popular strongman appears to have domestic backing to take things up a notch.

Yet at the same time the government is signaling that its abilities are limited, and is asking Western powers for support.

Mr. Sisi is al ...

2015-02-18 16:32:58
بقلم : Louisa Loveluck
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Urgent-Peaceful Revolution Youth Council warns interlocutors that

Peaceful Revolution Youth Council warns interlocutors that

Peaceful Revolution Youth Council warns interlocutors that will participate in the dialogue under the auspices of Bin Omar of legitimizing the cou p, and demands the dialogue would be on addressing the reasons of the resignation of the president and his government and ending the occupation of Houthi militants of the capital city and other governments.

In its statement today, the Peaceful Revolution Youth Council called on all Yemeni political parties th ...

2015-02-12 19:42:37
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Tawakkol Karman calls on all Yemeni people to overthrow the coup

Tawakkol Karman calls on all Yemeni people to overthrow the coup

Tawakkol Karman calls on all Yemeni people to overthrow the coup and calls on all Yemeni governorates to run their affairs till the liberation of the capital city
By announcing their so called constitutional announcement, that came as a culmination of Sana’a occupation and overthrowing the transitional power by force, the armed Houthi militants have obviously put themselves in a confrontation with all the Yemeni people w ...

2015-02-09 03:31:52
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مجلس شباب الثورة اليمنية السلمية

The Peaceful Revolution Youth Council rejects the so called Houthi constitutional announcement

The Peaceful Revolution Youth Council rejects the so called Houthi constitutional announcement, and considers it usurpation of power and destruction of Yemeni people will. The council calls on all Yemeni people to resist the hegemony of Houthi militants

In a hysterical step expressing deep disregard to the history, struggle and ambitions of Yemeni people, the armed Houthi militants announced the so called cons ...

2015-02-09 03:27:32
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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Eye-witnesses to murder of Egyptian

Eye-witnesses to murder of Egyptian

by Tom Stevenson
CAIRO: Five eye-witnesses to the murder of a prominent activist shot dead in Cairo last weekend were arrested and charged after offering to give evidence to a public prosecutor investigating the case, a number of eye-witnesses, activists and human rights organisations have said.

Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, 31, was carrying a wreath of flowers to Tahrir Square on Saturday, the eve of the 25 January rev ...

2015-01-30 00:37:34
بقلم : Tom Stevenson
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جيمس دورزي: مصر تسمح لمنظمة إماراتية مريبة بمراقبة الانتخابات البرلمانية

Egypt Appoints Controversial UAE Hired Gun As Elections Monitor

By James M. Dorsey

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly United Arab Emirates-backed human rights NGO as one of five foreign election monitors.

The appointment of Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Developmen ...

2015-01-30 00:30:29
بقلم : James M. Dorsey
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مقتل "ضابط" إثر انفجار عبوة ناسفة بالسويس

Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

Egyptian Army Battles a Deadly Sinai Insurgency
 By
Yaroslav Trofimov

CAIRO—The video looks hard to distinguish from the ones filmed in Syria and Iraq. Islamic State gunmen arrive in a fleet of pickup trucks, set up checkpoints on a busy highway and start hauling away suspected collaborators with the “apostate” government. It ends, predictably, with forced confessions and gruesome, close-up shots of killings.

2015-01-30 00:17:06
بقلم : Yaroslav Trofimov
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"أسماء مصر".. طالبة الأزهر تتحدى أسوار الانقلاب بـ"صنع في السجن"

Egyptian activist’s ‘Made in Prison’ handbags catch on outside

She was jailed for protesting against the removal of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi. But Asmaa Hamdy, a dentistry student, has been spending her sentence knitting woollen handbags, to keep herself busy and send the message that imagination is free. And her “Made in Prison” line is proving popular.

Since last summer’s regime change, thousands of political prisoners have gone into Egyptian prisons, and not mu ...

2014-12-26 18:20:08
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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The Coptic Church and Politics in Egypt

The Coptic Church and Politics in Egypt

Georges Fahmi
The Coptic Church’s recent involvement in politics in Egypt has harmed both the Church and the country’s Christian community.

For decades, the Church was close to the regime and served as the sole political voice of Egypt’s Coptic community, the country’s largest religious minority. But with the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, that voice became fragmented, as Cop ...

2014-12-24 20:53:52
بقلم : Georges Fahmi
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IOM.OIM

Iraq Displacement Reaches 2.1 Million: IOM

.From the beginning of January through 9th December 2014, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has verified 2,086,356 internally displaced people (IDPs) dispersed across 2,049 distinct locations in Iraq.

The DTM is an information management tool that gathers specific information regarding the status and location of IDPs. DTM data in Iraq is collected, analysed and disseminated every two weeks. The data is used by the Humanitarian Country Team, ...

2014-12-23 17:40:12
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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ايطاليا1

Italy Releases New Data on Migrant Arrivals through End of November

Italy’s Ministry of the Interior has released November and year-to-date data on migrant arrivals by sea. Through November 30, 2014 Italy reports 163,368 migrants have been rescued at sea this year.

That is an increase of 9,923 during the most recent month, which is only about a third of September’s 26,107 arrivals. “There were many days of bad weather,” explained IOM Italy Chief of Mission Federico Soda, who noted that despite ev ...

2014-12-12 22:44:11
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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مخيمات اللاجئين السوريين

IOM Helps Refugees to Resettle in Belgium

In the framework of the joint European Union (EU) refugee resettlement programme agreed to in March, Belgium decided to resettle 100 refugees in 2014 and 300 refugees in 2015. In 2013 it accepted 100 Congolese refugees, mainly from the Great Lakes region.

In 2014, based on UNHCR and EU priorities, it will take 75 Syrian and 25 Congolese refugees. In 2015 it will accept 225 Syrians and 75 Congolese.

On Thursday 4th December, IOM Belgium ...

2014-12-10 16:03:00
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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مقتل 17 شخصا في هجمات بكينيا

After 23 Years, IOM, UNHCR Repatriate First Somali Refugees from Kenya

IOM, in collaboration with UNHCR, yesterday ، began the voluntary repatriation of 94 Somali refugees from Kenya, 23 years after conflict and famine drove them from their homeland.

The refugees, from the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex that hosts over 350,000 Somali refugees, travelled in two IOM buses with their possessions to the Dhobley way station in Afmadow District, Lower Juba, on the Somali-Kenya border.

The repatriation process ...

2014-12-10 16:00:28
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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طائرات سودانية تقصف جنوب السودان

IOM Appeals for USD 93 Million to Aid Victims of South Sudan Conflict


IOM is appealing for USD 93.3 million to respond to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan through 2015.

Aid agencies anticipate that over 6.4 million people will need assistance in the first quarter of 2015, including 1.9 million internally displaced people (IDPs), 290,000 refugees and millions facing food insecurity.

“IOM has 400 staff working in eight sub-offices throughout South Sudan. The needs here are as immense and div ...

2014-12-10 15:58:16
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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مهاجرين في قوارب الموت

IOM Monitoring Migrant Deaths in Three Recent Shipwrecks: Spain, Italy, Yemen


Details of at least three fatal migrant shipwrecks off Africa since December 5th continue to concern IOM.

Reports of as many as 100 migrants losing their lives off African coasts near Spain, Italy and Yemen demonstrate how winter’s approach has not significantly curbed the number of migrants seeking safety, nor altered the lethal nature of many of these voyages.

It was initially reported out of Yemen last Sunday that 70 m ...

2014-12-10 15:56:15
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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اعصار هاغوبيت يتسبب بمقتل 27 شخصا في الفلبين

Philippines Typhoon Response a Triumph for Disaster Preparedness

Fears of a typhoon-induced humanitarian disaster in the Philippines have been dispelled due to a combination of a weaker-than-expected typhoon and a mass evacuation of some 1.2 million people.

The alarm was raised when Typhoon Hagupit briefly turned into a super-typhoon last Friday (5/12) and appeared on course to rip into the central Visayas region. This was the area devastated by last year’s super typhoon Haiyan, which left over 6,300 dead and a ...

2014-12-10 15:53:30
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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المركز الفلسطيني لاستطلاع الرأي

The latest PCPO-poll prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali revealed the following key results

Poll No. 195                                                                                ...

2014-12-10 15:19:00
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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سجن1

Torture of political prisoners by depriving them of medical services In Iran

A call to save the lives of political prisoners Ayatollah Kazemaini, Mohsen Daneshpour, Alireza Rasouli

The poor condition of a great number of political prisoners has further deteriorated because they are deprived of medical care.

Mr. Mohsen Daneshpour Moqadam, 70, a political prisoner in Evin Prison, is recently suffering from amnesia due to blockage of brain veins because he has not received ...

2014-12-09 02:44:22
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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IOM.OIM

Migrants, Mostly from Africa, Continue Deadly Mediterranean Crossings

IOM’s team providing assistance to migrants arriving in Europe by sea from North Africa and the Middle East recorded another 18 migrants reported missing, and presumed dead this week. The reports came from fellow passengers rescued by commercial and military vessels patrolling increasingly wintery and dangerous Mediterranean routes.

Over 5,100 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea in the last 10 days, rescued by the ships plying waters in the Chan ...

2014-11-29 08:51:13
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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وكالة سولا برس

The((un)) Foundation establishment of a ceremony to receive the artist s qusay tariq in Lebanon

The((un)) Foundation establishment of a ceremony to receive the artist s qusay tariq in Lebanon, and qusay tariq gave in concert nine paintings gift to the Foundation ((un)) ,paintings speak for reviving peace in the Middle East and how to achieve peace, , And was at the head of the reception Ms. ninette kelley representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon, and Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze Deputy Representative, Mr. Shadi coordinator between qusay tariq C ...

2014-11-12 23:00:00
بقلم : قيس علي الزبيدي
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احداث اخر 24 ساعه