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Gian Roberto Scarcia, The prominent Italian Iranologist died

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA  : Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Monday offered condolences over the death of a prominent Italian Iranologist. Gian Roberto Scarcia, the professor and founder of Persian language and literature courses at the University…

Turkey arrests British professor on terrorism charges

SHAFAQNA - A British academic has been arrested in Istanbul for allegedly distributing invitations to Kurdish New Year celebrations. He was accused of spreading “terrorist propaganda” amid the ongoing crackdown on the outlawed Kurdistan…

The disciplining of a professor raises an old philosophical question

SHAFAQNA - Every so often a question that seems purely abstract and philosophical passes into the realm of hard reality where people's lives and destinies are determined. One such conundrum is whether or not Christians and Muslims can be said…