Middle East


Iran daily calls for expulsion of French diplomats

Author:  Tue, 2019-03-05 23:13 TEHRAN An ultraconservative Iranian newspaper called Tuesday for the expulsion of French diplomats from the country, accusing France of expelling an Iranian diplomat on the basis of a “ludicrous accusation.”  The Kayhan daily demanded that the … read more

Once-bustling Baghdad boulevard dallies in disrepair

Author:  Tue, 2019-03-05 22:36 BAGHDAD: Behind the dilapidated storefronts and collapsing colonnades of Rasheed Street lie the treasures of the Iraqi capital’s cultural boom years: Old cinemas, artisan shops and smoky cafes playing classic ballads. But with young Iraqis listening to … read more