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Muslims Begin Second Ramadan of Pandemic Era

Muslims around the world are beginning to celebrate the second Ramadan holy month of the pandemic era, once again seeking to navigate different lockdowns and social distancing requirements in various countries, plus economic travails and factional conflicts exacerbated by the coronavirus.

People buy food on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Al-Zawiya market in Old Gaza on April 13, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Millions of Muslims around the world began observing the holy month of Ramadan amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)

China Takes Lead in Pressuring Biden to Remove Sanctions on Iran

Iranian state media on Wednesday praised Iran’s 25-year, $400 billion cooperation agreement with China as a “geopolitical game-changer” that positioned Beijing as leader of the effort to drag the United States back into the nuclear deal, even as Iran violates the deal in increasingly brazen ways.

An Iranian flag flutters next to a ground-to-ground Sajil missile before being launched at an undisclosed location in Iran on November 12, 2008. Iran test fired today a new generation of ground-to-ground missile, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted the defence minister as saying. In the past Iran has often …

Israeli Official: New Biden Stance on Iran ‘Very Troubling’

The Biden administration’s mixed messages regarding the nuclear deal ahead of indirect talks with Iran are “very troubling,” the Jerusalem Post cited senior Israeli officials as saying, with one accusing Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley of “acting like he’s from the U.N.” and not a representative of the American people.

Rob Malley, former US negotiator during the Iran nuclear program negotiations and current CEO at the International Crisis Group, poses in his office May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump will confirm on May 8, 2018 whether he will make good on a threat to re-impose US …