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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”.“Teaching English in government and

 Fox News - December 24,2017 - Christians who have called northern Iraq their homeland since the first century are recovering from ISIS’ carnage only to face an emerging threat that they fear could be just as challenging: the growing influence from Iran.That influence comes in an array of shapes and forms,

PARIS (Reuters) - France and the United States are determined to “vigorously” raise pressure on Iran over its ballistic missile program including possibly through sanctions, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a visit to Washington.

Le Drian was in the American capital on Monday to meet U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster and U.S. President Donald Trump’s special adviser Jared Kushner.

By:  Joel Gehrke Treasury Department officials must publish a report chronicling the financial assets of Iran’s top leaders, under a bill that passed the House on Wednesday.

The legislation, which passed 289-135, must still clear the Senate before President Trump can sign it into law. It’s a potential boon to Iranian dissidents against the regime, who stand to gain insight into corruption by top officials.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present "irrefutable evidence" that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday.Haley will hold a press conference in Washington on Thursday on Iran's "ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world."The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels,

Trump administration is retooling its strategy in the Mideast

Asharq Al-Awsat- 11 December, 2017- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented the draft budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 to the parliament on Sunday, defending it in an hour-long speech.

The budget showed allocations to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were three times that of the army. Quds Force and the Revolutionary Program are a priority in the new budget, according to informed parliamentary sources.

Investigation into weapon’s origins yields clues, but no smoking gun.

By: Colum Lynch - FP - December 8, 2017 - On Nov. 4, Yemen’s tribal insurgents launched a short-range ballistic missile from a remote valley in the northwestern governorate of Amran over 1,000 miles to the outskirts of Saudi Arabia’s capital, its warhead exploding on the edge of the King Khalid International Airport.

The brazen strike appears to have claimed no victims,

 Asharq Al-Awsat - Paris -  1 December, 2017 - There is no prospect signaling that the French-Iranian relations could see possible breakthroughs following tension that erupted in the past few days due to the strong reactions expressed by Iranian officials, including Iranian Supreme Leader's senior advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati and commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Mohammad Ali Jafari,

By: Heshmat Alavi -24 November 2017- They say a news event has a three-day lifespan. The regime in Tehran is counting on such a theory to have the international community move on after the recent earthquake that shook western Iran. Each passing day further reveals the scope of this vast catastrophe.“More than 1,000 people have lost their lives,”