Iran slams US for barring Zarif from New York hospital visit

Iran slams US for barring Zarif from New York hospital visitIran slammed on Saturday the United States for what it called an “inhumane” decision to bar its foreign minister, who was attending the U.N. summit meetings in New York, from visiting a hospitalized Iranian diplomat in the city. U.S. authorities were not allowing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit U.N. ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi, who was undergoing cancer treatment in a New York hospital. In July, the U.S. restricted Zarif’s movement to just six blocks in New York.

Analysis: To combat Islamophobia, Khan bridges East and West

Analysis: To combat Islamophobia, Khan bridges East and WestHe spoke of Islam — his religion — but he used references like Charles Bronson’s “Death Wish” movie, Monty Python and Japanese kamikaze pilots during World War II. He built linguistic and pop-culture bridges as he carefully made his points. Pakistan’s enigmatic prime minister, Imran Khan, effortlessly projected his East-meets-West brand from the podium of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, wearing a navy blazer over a traditional shalwar kameez as he attempted to explain the dangers of Islamophobia and why Muslims are sensitive to attacks on the Prophet Muhammad. In the end, Khan’s speech reached its destination — a political attack by a politician on India’s crackdown in Muslim-majority Kashmir.