The cover story of this edition is dedicated to the Syrian crisis, with Op-ed pieces, reports and interviews on Iran-Russia’s defense cooperation in combating terrorism, the US war agenda in Syria, the Syrian ceasefire, and Turkey’s military involvement in the war-torn country. Notable in this list is the interview conducted by MNA International Service with visiting Syrian Parliament Speaker Mrs. Hediyeh Khalaf Abbas, who stressed that Syria would not accept US apologies for targeting Syrian government troops in Deir Ezzor.
In the Politics section, a comprehensive report on Yemen’s crisis is presented which includes remarks by the UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien at a press conference on Sep. 5 in Tehran. Following that is an Op-Ed on Yemen rallies against Saudi aggressors, an extensive list of Iran’s recent achievements in domestic military manufacturing, German rallies against Merkel for her ‘open-door’ refugee policy, and a piece explaining Iran’s diplomatic etiquette for visiting diplomats of other countries.
This edition has dedicated a new section to Iran’s foreign relations which gives a concise report on Iran’s relations with Iraq, Latin America, France, Turkey, Germany and the EU after Brexit.
Following this section is a comprehensive Op-Ed on the winners and losers of cheap oil ahead of OPEC summit, and a report on Iran’s first female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, whose achievement heralded brighter days ahead of Iranian women athletes on the international scene.
The Culture section kicks off with a report on Tehran’s International Puppet Theater Festival, followed by an account of a desert traveler to Desert of Khartouran, in Shahroud’s Biarjmand County, in Semnan. This section also discusses the controversy of women cyclists in Iran and a commemoration piece on the famous and valuable national figures of Iran’s cultural heritage, Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, mainly known by his pen name Shahriar.
The Dossier is dedicated to 2015 Mina tragedy which left thousands of pilgrims dead, including many Iranians. The section starts with a Hajj message by Iran’s Leader Ayat. Khamenei, in which he called on the Islamic world to reconsider the management of the two holy places and the issue of Hajj. A report discusses Saudi Arabia’s black history of excluding Iranians from the divine duty of Hajj, and another article argues for compensations to be made to the families of Mina victims by Saudi government.
News in Vision features the sum up of the most notable events from August to September at a glance.
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