US President's speech gives a green-light to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East to carry on torturing and oppressing minorities
Patrick Cockburn*
Donald Trump puts US on Sunni Muslim side of bitter sectarian war with Shias
By Sajjad Ebrahimi
Priorities of economic reforms
After winning the presidential elections, in a televised message, President Hassan Rouhani said: “I am committed to my announced plans and whatever I have declared [during the election campaign] and I will go forward with firm determination and your continued support.”
Rouhani, symbol of moderation and reconciliation
Assessments and reports by international organizations indicate an improvement in Iran's performance and ranking in most of the international economic indices during 2013-16.
Iran's global standing in 11 indices improved during 2013-16
Iran's capital market has witnessed a significant growth since President Hassan Rouhani assumed office in 2013, a report suggested.
Report: Capital market has grown under incumbent government
On President Trump’s 100th day in office, the New York Times asked readers on Facebook how his presidency has changed them and received more than 900 comments on the Opinion Facebook page, and more than 800 replies on the main Times account. Here are some of the responses.
How Trump’s first 100 days have changed you

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