Free Press Journal
  • A fruitful visit

    The visit of Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani last week yet again underlines the basic truth in diplomacy. Bilateral relations between nations need not be hostage to the strained ties either of them might have with a third country with which the other maintains good relations. The fact that India has friendly ties with Saudi Arabia and a number of other Sunni nations in West Asia does not impinge on the quality of

  • Passenger plane crashes in mountains of Iran, killing 66 people

    Tehran: All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead today after it crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.

  • Pakistan charges Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges on PM Narendra Modi flights

    New Delhi: Pakistan has billed India Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges for IAF aircraft used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a stopover in Lahore and visits to Russia, Afghanistan, Iran and Qatar, an RTI response shows. During one such visit on December 25, 2015, Modi had a brief stopover in Lahore at the request of then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Brandishing drone piece, do not test Israel, Netanyahu tells Iran

    Munich : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran over aggressions by what he called Iran and its “proxies” in Syria, while showing what he claimed was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace.

  • Iran ready to simplify visa procedure, says President Hassan Rouhani

    Hyderabad: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday announced that Tehran is ready to simplify visa procedures and hoped India will reciprocate to facilitate easy movement of people between the two countries. Stating that India and Iran share many commonalities, he called for further strengthening bilateral ties.

  • The unrest in Iran

    One thing that democracies have over autocracies is that these allow people to take out their steam, to freely express their pent-up feelings, to openly and most raucously vent against the incumbent regimes. As any Indian would know, there are always a million mutinies afoot against the powers that be, local, State, central et al. And once they have come, harangued to their hearts’ content against the real or presumed wrong-doers, they

  • Europe, Iran to discuss nuclear deal Thursday: EU

    Brussels: The EU has called Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to talks in Brussels on Thursday with his French, British and German counterparts in efforts to preserve the hard-fought deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

  • White House tells Iran to respect citizens’ basic  right to protest

    “The citizens of Iran have paid a heavy price for the violence and extremism of their leaders and the Iranian people long to reclaim their country’s proud history, its culture, its civilisation and its cooperation with its neighbours” Sarah Sanders/White House Secretary.

  • Former CIA Director slams Trump for Iran strategy

    Washington D.C.: Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan has slammed United States President Donald Trump’s administration for its hard-line stance toward Iran, saying it has diminished the possibility of peaceful political change there.

  • Iran reopens all border posts with Kurdistan

    Sulaimaniyah(Iraq):   Iran on Tuesday reopened the last two border posts with Iraqi Kurdistan that it closed in response to an independence vote rejected by Baghdad and neighbouring countries, officials said.

  • Iran state TV: 12 killed in protests, attacks on security

    Tehran: At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported today.