The cover story of this edition is dedicated to the 6th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada, on 21-22 February, 2017. Over 500 foreign guests representing 80 countries attended the event, with speeches from high-ranking officials such as Lebanese, Omani, and Malaysian parliament speakers in support of the Palestinian cause that has been regrettably pushed to the margins by the regional and international community in the past few years.
The Politics section includes an Op-Ed on US relations with Saudi Arabia under Trump in the light of the US President’s recent executive order that excludes countries like Saudi Arabia from an entry ban that does include Iran. Challenges faced by the newly-appointed UN chief Antonio Guterres is discussed in another Op-Ed.
More notice has been given to the Economy section this time, with an exclusive interview with Airbus Middle East Regional Director Fouad Attar on the occasion of Iran’s recent contract for purchase of Airbus. Following reports discuss Iran’s regaining OPEC market share, Tehran-Washington oil ties, US-Qatar gas rivalry, Iran’s steel market, and Iran-Russia trade ties.
The Culture section includes reports about Fajr International Theater Festival, Fajr International Music Festival, environmental pollution, and Oshtorankouh, a safe refuge for Persian Leopard.
Dossier includes two parts: Astana peace talks on Syrian settlement and the dire humanitarian situation in Bahrain.
News in Vision features the sum up of the most notable events from January to February at a glance.
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