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Iran’s President-elect sparks outcry by attacking election boycotters

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 15:00:00 GMT

Iran’s president-elect’s praising voters for delivering a "resounding punch to the mouth" of those calling to boycott the polls, has ignited a firestorm of reactions from the public.

Violence spirals with Afghan community in Tehran following death of Iranian

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 11:39:26 GMT

Violence between Iranians and the country's Afghan community is spiralling with two deaths of Iranians in a week fueling calls for the expulsion of possibly millions of illegal immigrants.

Iran's former FM makes push for 'diversity' in cabinet selection

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 08:33:00 GMT

Last week, former Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif advocated for diversity in selecting the new cabinet, despite the Islamic Republic's history of repressing dissent and even internal critics.

Iran’s government fears social media's power to mobilize dissent

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:30:00 GMT

Iran's outgoing ITC Minister Issa Zarepour has tried to mislead President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian about the reason why Iranians are unhappy about the slow Internet speed.

Outgoing UN rapporteur urges int'l probe into 1980s atrocities in Iran

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 21:10:00 GMT

The outgoing UN special human rights rapporteur Iran called for a comprehensive international investigation into the systematic human rights violations committed by Iranian authorities during the early 1980s and the 1988 massacres.

Chinese tanker in collision linked to years of illicit Iranian oil shipments

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 18:48:57 GMT

A Chinese tanker linked to Iranian oil smuggling activities, was located after it was involved in a collision with a Singaporean ship on Friday.

Iran's IRGC intercepts UAE-managed tanker, Ambrey says

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 15:54:23 GMT

Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have intercepted a Togo-flagged, UAE-managed products tanker carrying 1,500 tons of marine gas oil, British security firm Ambrey said on Monday.

Zarif reiterates Khamenei's stance on Iran's nuclear law

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 15:00:00 GMT

Iran’s former foreign minister and current senior aide to the new president, Javad Zarif, has endorsed Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s stance on upholding a nuclear law that has stalled negotiations with the West.

As Harris launches her campaign, what is her stance on Iran?

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 14:06:18 GMT

As some of the top Democrats rally behind Vice President Kamala Harris following President Joe Biden's exit from the 2024 presidential race, questions arise about how a Harris presidency would tackle the complex challenges posed by Iran.

The shadowy Iran ayatollah who is being ‘vilified’

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 12:32:23 GMT

Ayatollah Mohammad-Mehdi Mirbagheri who endorsed ultra-hardliner Saeed Jalili in Iran's recent snap elections has come under attack for his extreme views. Such attacks may relate to his alleged leadership ambitions.

Weaponizing sexual violence: Iran's systematic abuse to suppress 2022 protests

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 09:00:00 GMT

Harrowing testimonies from Iranian dissidents across multiple provinces expose the systematic and widespread weaponization of sexual violence by security forces to stifle protests in 2022, according to a year-long investigation by Iran International.

Pezeshkian facing escalation of anti-Afghan sentiments

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 06:06:00 GMT

The rapid escalation of anti-Afghan sentiments in Iran in recent weeks and demands to expel millions of Afghans may be one of the most urgent problems facing the newly elected President Masoud Pezeshkian.

Raisi death remains shrouded in secrecy for Iran's public

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 22:48:26 GMT

Two months after the helicopter crash that killed Iran’s late President Ebrahim Raisi, the incident remains shrouded in mystery with many unanswered questions, as the government's investigation has been non-transparent.

Iran, Sudan exchange ambassadors after eight years of severed ties

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 21:21:00 GMT

Iran and Sudan exchanged ambassadors on Sunday, nine months after they agreed to restore diplomatic relations following a seven-year hiatus.

Tenfold rise in intelligence ministry's budget raises eyebrows in Iran

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 19:20:00 GMT

The Islamic Republic has increased its intelligence ministry's budget by tenfold under late President Ebrahim Raisi amid a severe economic crisis plaguing the nation.

Iran announces 'masterpiece' gas deal with Russia amid shortages

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 17:14:32 GMT

Iran's Oil Minister Javad Owji has claimed a major gas import deal with Russia as the country suffers from serious power shortages, without saying how the gas can reach Iran.

Khamenei defends 2020 bill blocking JCPOA revival, encourages bypassing sanctions

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 12:24:55 GMT

Iran’s Supreme Leader has defended a bill passed by the Iranian parliament in 2020 which played a significant role in preventing the revival of the JCPOA nuclear agreement.

Experts explain why radar systems failed to stop Houthi drone attack on Tel Aviv

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 11:45:47 GMT

As Iran’s Houthi militia launched a surface-to-surface missile towards the Red Sea town of Eilat Sunday, intercepted by Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defence system, experts ask why Friday’s attack on Tel Aviv went undetected for 2,600 kilometers.

Behind closed doors: The hidden world of sex and prostitution in Iran

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 09:00:31 GMT

Despite Iran's strict Islamic laws governing sexual behavior, an expansive underground industry of massage services is seemingly becoming a front for prostitution, while a simple hijab violation can lead to violent arrest.

Iranian reportedly commits suicide after killing wife in Canada

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 07:25:17 GMT

Persian language social media is abuzz with the revelation that the Iranian host of a popular crime podcast has allegedly murdered his wife and then committed suicide in Canada.

Power struggles unfold: Efforts to curb Pezeshkian in cabinet picks

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 05:38:00 GMT

During Friday prayers in Tehran, a group of worshippers hurled sharp insults at Mohammad Javad Zarif, amid intensifying pressure on newly elected Masoud Pezeshkian from hardline factions as he navigates his cabinet formation.

Iranian economist says Pezeshkian cannot improve economy amid sanctions

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 20:33:00 GMT

Some of the most frequently voiced expectations for President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian include curbing inflation, tackling unemployment, easing Internet access, and eliminating heavy-handed enforcement of compulsory hijab.

Tehran turns to disgraced tycoon amid economic woes

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 17:53:00 GMT

In the latest chapter of convicted oil embezzler Babak Zanjani's saga, an official claims the former insider has returned more assets than legally required, casting him in a favorable light amid the country's economic crisis.

Israel launches retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed Houthis

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 15:40:00 GMT

The Israeli military launched airstrikes against the positions of Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen's Hodeidah, the IDF confirmed on Saturday, one day after a fatal Houthi drone attack against Tel Aviv.

Amnesty urges action for release of jailed Iranian rapper Toomaj

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 14:22:00 GMT

Amnesty International launched a "Take Action" appeal on Thursday, urging the public to demand the “immediate and unconditional release” of dissident rapper Toomaj Salehi as authorities issued new charges.

Why is Iran's religious symbolism politically significant?

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 13:26:00 GMT

President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian’s participation in numerous Muharram mourning ceremonies over the past week has highlighted the growing influence of lay 'eulogists' in the politics of the Islamic Republic.

Biden's Iran policy faces mounting criticism amid calls for him to drop out

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 10:25:00 GMT

Amid calls for President Joe Biden to drop out of the presidential race, criticism of his Iran policy has erupted beyond the Republican National Convention, fueled by major flashpoints such as Houthi aggression and Iran's nuclear program.

Inside the grim reality of Tehran’s rental market

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 07:33:00 GMT

Iranians report housing prices rising by 50 percent year on year with rental costs now roughly twice the average salary, causing huge economic and social chaos on a country already in the depths of recession.

EU's Borrell under fire for plan to send deputy to Iran inauguration

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 21:05:00 GMT

The European Union top diplomat's decision to send his deputy to Iran for the inauguration ceremony of the country's president-elect has angered European lawmakers.

Tel Aviv drone attack represents war with West, say experts

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 20:20:00 GMT

A deadly drone attack in Tel Aviv by Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis marks a dangerous escalation, representing a broader conflict between Iran and the West, according to a prominent Middle East expert.

US warns: Iran 'one or two weeks' away from nuclear material for bomb

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 19:57:00 GMT

Iran could produce material for a nuclear bomb in a week or two if it decides to, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Friday, reaffirming Washington’s stance against allowing Iran to build a nuclear weapon.

Chinese tanker carrying Iranian oil collides with ship near Singapore

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 17:20:00 GMT

Two large oil tankers, one possibly carrying Iranian oil, were on fire on Friday after colliding near Singapore, the world's biggest refueling port, authorities and one of the tanker owners said.

Bolton: Trump would take Iranian assassination plot 'personally'

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 15:33:00 GMT

Trump's former aide John Bolton told Iran International that a reported Iranian plot to assassinate the former president during the US election campaign would be surprising, as anyone in that situation would take it "personally."

Global IT chaos: Why is Iran unaffected?

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 15:20:00 GMT

A significant IT outage has disrupted travel, banking, and healthcare services worldwide, while in Iran industrial, public and private systems appear to be running normally except government's intentional interference with Internet.

Experts in Iran cautiously discuss new president’s foreign policy

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 12:55:01 GMT

A former Iranian diplomat has made an odd statement, asserting that it doesn't matter to Iran who leads the next US administration, just one day after Donald Trump was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate.

IRGC secretly funds Al-Qaeda ops in Middle East: Report

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 10:08:00 GMT

Iran has secretly agreed to support Al-Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and fund the group's operations in the Middle East, according to Afghanistan United Front (AUF), an opposition group.

Drone hits Tel-Aviv: Iran-backed Houthis claim attack

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 06:41:00 GMT

A large, long-range drone hit the center of Tel Aviv in the early hours of Friday, in an attack claimed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia that killed one man and slightly wounding four others, the Israeli military and emergency services said.

Trump at RNC: Iran was broke and now it's close to nuclear weapons

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 04:59:19 GMT

Former US President Donald Trump blamed the Biden administration for Iran edging close to nuclear weapons at the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Thursday evening.

PODCAST- Trump's second presidency may be soft on Iran, says John Bolton

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:36:50 GMT

A former Donald Trump top advisor revealed to Iran International that a second Trump presidency may have a 'zeal for a deal,' leading to negotiations with the Iranian government and a lessening of confrontations.

US-based institute hosted unpublicized event with pro-Tehran theorists

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 19:42:15 GMT

The Utah-based Baskerville Institute, has sparked controversy by hosting a secretive conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, attended by Iranian supporters of sanctioned terrorist Qasem Soleimani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Khamenei man praises attack on Israel amid talk of ‘new foreign policy’

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:34:32 GMT

The top military advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader praised him as the mastermind behind the April 13 air attack on Israel, while Tehran tries to convince the world that the president-elect will bring a new foreign policy approach.

Speakers at Republican Convention slam Biden’s Middle East policy

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:33:44 GMT

The third day of the Republican National Convention resounded with the theme of "Peace through Strength," as many prominent speakers criticized President Joe Biden’s Middle East policies, accusing him of appeasement and putting America last.

Zarif's transition council criticized for lack of representation

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 12:48:03 GMT

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the head of the Pezeshkian administration's Strategic Council for Transition announced on Wednesday that results of consultations about the makeup of the new cabinet will be announced next week.

Armed attack in southern Iran kills Sufi Sheikh and two followers

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 10:04:14 GMT

An armed attack on a Sufi Sheikh resulted in the deaths of two followers, with the Sheikh succumbing to his injuries on Thursday, according to Kurdish human rights sources.

Polish state company sold parts used in Iranian drones, Radio Zet reports

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 09:55:02 GMT

A Polish state-owned company sold parts which were used in Iranian combat drones, private broadcaster Radio Zet reported on Thursday without naming sources, adding that prosecutors had been investigating the issue since 2022.

Argentina to promote law to try Iranian leaders blamed for 1994 bombing

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 08:30:08 GMT

Argentina's president said Wednesday that his government will promote a law that will allow accused persons to be tried in absentia for grave crimes, paving the way for the prosecution of Iranian leaders for an attack against a Jewish center 30 years ago.

Imprisoned Iranian politician blames Khamenei for nation's crises

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:46:00 GMT

In a letter from Tehran's Evin Prison, jailed ‘reformist’ Mostafa Tajzadeh who had shunned the recent Iranian presidential elections, blamed the nation's economic and other crises on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's policies.

A look at threats against Trump by Iranian officials

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 06:33:00 GMT

Iran’s acting foreign minister categorically rejected the idea that his country could have had a plan to assassinate Donald Trump, contradicting several statements by high-ranking officials who have threatened the former US president in the past few years.

US privately warned Iran over 'suspicious' nuclear activities: Report

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 21:03:05 GMT

The Biden administration warned Iran privately over the country’s nuclear program last month, after the US and Israel detected suspicious activities by Iranian scientists “under an academic umbrella” that could be relevant to the production of weapons.

Election reactions from Tehran: Few care, fewer hope

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:38:53 GMT

Iran’s 2024 presidential election -- held almost a year early, after President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash in May -- gave rise to a President that few had heard of a few weeks before.

After Iran’s election some ultraconservatives come under pressure

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 15:53:22 GMT

Some hardliner candidates from Iran’s recent presidential election, along with a key commentator who aided their parliamentary victory, are facing pressure from fellow conservatives to exit the political scene.

Iran's acting FM champions Pezeshkian's 'new' foreign policy at UN

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:56:14 GMT

Iran's Acting Foreign Minister, Ali Bagheri-Kani, has lauded the purported new foreign policy direction under President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian, while steadfastly defending Tehran's support for regional proxy groups.

Can Trump-Vance be both Iran hawk and Russia dove?

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:09:00 GMT

With J.D. Vance as his vice-presidential pick, former President Donald Trump aims to solidify his core base while extending his reach – but the prospect of the duo in the White House raises questions about the future of US foreign policy.

Iranian hacking group steps up global cyber war

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:06:53 GMT

Iranian hacker group MuddyWater has expanded its operations to countries such as Azerbaijan, Portugal, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and India, using newly developed malware.

Pezeshkian and the last stand of Iran's 'reformists'

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 10:00:22 GMT

In its latest move, Iran’s “Reform Front” says it will not interfere in newly-elected President Pezeshkian’s decisions, but will instead support his administration and question decisions when necessary.

Iran denies alleged plot to assassinate Trump

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 09:52:00 GMT

Iran's acting Foreign Minister has denied allegations of an Iranian plan to assassinate former US President Donald Trump just days after an assassin shot him during a campaign rally.

Drone attack reported on US base in Iraq

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 06:57:41 GMT

Two armed drones on Tuesday targeted Iraq's Ain al-Asad airbase, which hosts US forces and other international forces in western Iraq, two Iraqi military sources told Reuters.

New report: EU can list IRGC a terrorist entity

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 06:15:00 GMT

A new report commissioned by the Hague Initiative refutes the EU foreign policy chief's argument for not listing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the EU's terror list.

US tightens Trump’s security after tip on Iran’s killing plot: CNN

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 20:19:31 GMT

US authorities have intensified security measures around former President Donald Trump after receiving intelligence reports of an Iranian plot to assassinate him, a CNN report said, although no links have been established between the plot and a recent shooting at a Trump rally.

Israel arrests three over alleged Iranian espionage ties

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 16:55:27 GMT

On Tuesday, Israel charged one man and detained two others for espionage on behalf of Iran, according to the Shin Bet security service.

Iran open to resuming nuclear talks - acting foreign minister

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 15:06:00 GMT

Tehran remains open to resuming negotiations with Washington on restoring their participation in a nuclear agreement, Iran's acting foreign minister told Newsweek magazine in an interview published on Tuesday.

Pezeshkian faces criticism for attending religious events amid transition

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:09:41 GMT

The Iranian president-elect, Masoud Pezeshkian, has sparked controversy by spending time attending religious ceremonies, while his critics decry his lack of political planning before taking office.

Iran’s Hispan TV promoting antisemitism in Latin America, says rights group

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 10:44:49 GMT

The US-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) published a report on Monday accusing Iran's Spanish-language Hispan TV of spreading antisemitism to its audience of 600 million.

Iran’s new cabinet will be facing old problems

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 10:35:17 GMT

The process to form a new cabinet in Iran has officially begun with President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian appointing former Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the head of the Strategic Council for Transition.

Iran’s economy more sensitive to foreign shocks than domestic ones

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:42:00 GMT

In May, a helicopter crash killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister. Despite the shock, there were no notable economic repercussions, highlighting the insignificance of elected officials on the economy.

Iran’s actions, nuclear advancements under scrutiny at US-Israel White House meeting

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:30:47 GMT

Iran’s military activity and advancements in nuclear capabilities were the central focus of a meeting between top US and Israeli officials at the White House on Monday.

Tehran city council in turmoil over calls to dismiss mayor

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 00:41:00 GMT

Allegations of bribery, poor performance, and electoral dishonesty against Tehran's ultra-hardliner mayor, Alireza Zakani, have sparked turmoil in the capital's City Council and led to demands for his dismissal.

What would a J.D. Vance vice presidency mean for Iran?

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 00:11:20 GMT

J.D. Vance has been chosen as Donald Trump's vice presidency pick, the Republican presidential nominee announced Monday, and that will have significant impact on American foreign policy on Tehran, according to Iran watchers.

Suspected Israeli strike kills businessman involved in financing of Iran's proxies

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 19:40:00 GMT

Prominent Syrian businessman Baraa Katerji, a close confidante of President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a suspected Israeli strike near the Lebanese-Syrian border on Monday, three security sources told Reuters.

How Iran loses in joint oil and gas fields to neighbors?

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 16:09:23 GMT

Iran faces significant challenges in its 28 joint oil and gas fields with neighboring countries, where it consistently falls behind in production compared to its neighbors.

Iranian women’s rights activists face rape threats during arrest: UN Special Rapporteur

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 15:22:47 GMT

According to a UN Special Rapporteur, six Iranian women rights advocates who are serving lengthy prison sentences, reportedly faced torture and threats of rape and death when they were violently detained.

Modern medicine causes dengue fever, says Iranian cleric

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 13:58:51 GMT

Controversial Iranian cleric and Islamic medicine advocate Abbas Tabrizian says modern pharmaceuticals, not the Aedes mosquito, is the cause of dengue fever.

Former education official blames Raisi's admin for erosion of Iran's school system

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 12:08:59 GMT

A former Education Ministry official says the drastic decline of Iran's education system, marked by mass dismissals and politicized appointments, is squarely blamed on the late President Ebrahim Raisi's administration.

EU council extends sanctions on Iran over support for Russia, proxy wars

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 11:39:07 GMT

The European Council has extended its sanctions against Iran for another year, citing Tehran's military action both regionally and globally.

Vessel smuggling missiles, personnel for Iran-backed Houthis goes missing: Report

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 11:28:11 GMT

A vessel smuggling foreign experts and military materials for missile production destined for Iran-backed Houthis of Yemen has gone missing in the Red Sea, media reports say.

Israeli president labels Iran ‘empire of evil’ in meeting with British FM

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 10:54:06 GMT

Israeli President Isaac Herzog branded Iran an "empire of evil" during a meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Lammy in Jerusalem on Monday as the war in Gaza continues.

Iran's acting FM attends UN security council meeting

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 09:00:23 GMT

Iran’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs led a delegation to New York on Monday to participate in two UN Security Council meetings focusing on the escalating situation in the Middle East.

Shadow government sparks fierce debate in post-election Iran

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 08:52:38 GMT

In the aftermath of Masoud Pezeshkian’s victory in the Iranian presidential election, talk of a shadow government by his hardliner rival Saeed Jalili has sparked intense debate.

Supporters try to glorify Iran’s president-elect Pezeshkian

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 05:06:00 GMT

Supporters of Iran's President-Elect Masoud Pezeshkian, with good intentions, have recently caused trouble for him, prompting him to publicly affirm that he remains the same person and that his election has not changed his self-perception.

Iran-backed militants threaten Saudi Arabia despite thaw in Tehran-Riyadh ties

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 23:04:00 GMT

The Iranian-backed Iraqi militant group Kataib Hezbollah issued threats against Saudi Arabia, despite the recent détente in Tehran-Riyadh relations.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad condemns terrorism after attempt on Trump’s life

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 21:54:00 GMT

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned terrorism on Sunday in an apparent reaction to the recent assassination attempt on former US president Donald Trump.

Iran's president-elect reaffirms support for Hamas, Houthis

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 18:50:00 GMT

Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian on Sunday reiterated the Islamic Republic's support for the Palestinian Hamas militant group as well as Yemen's Tehran-backed Houthis.

Iran’s exiled prince urges UK to list IRGC as terrorist organization

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 15:10:00 GMT

Iran’s exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi called on the new British government to classify the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, arguing that the proscription will boost democrats in Iran.

Iranian pediatrician dies amid medic suicide crisis

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 13:19:50 GMT

An Iranian pediatrician has taken her own life in Yazd, central Iran, amid a growing suicide crisis within the nation's medical community.

Tehran newspaper criticizes Pezeshkian’s pro-East foreign policy

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 11:31:13 GMT

After two days of praise from government-controlled media in Tehran for President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian’s foreign policy statement, a major conservative newspaper on Sunday criticized his pro-East stance.

Tehran-Moscow relations at historic peak, says Iran

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 10:54:04 GMT

In a move to bolster their strategic alliance amid ongoing tensions with the West and extensive sanctions, Iranian officials are deepening ties with Russia.

Amid record heatwave, Iran facing mass power shortages

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 10:20:16 GMT

Iran is facing its most severe heatwave in 50 years causing nationwide power outages as the government struggles with billions of dollars' worth of deficit.

Iran executes over 260 prisoners in first half of 2024

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 09:18:01 GMT

At least 266 prisoners were executed across Iran during the first half of 2024 according to rights group Hengaw as Iran's execution spree continues.

Houthis drive power through disinformation campaign, research reveals

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 09:07:32 GMT

A team at the Washington Institute has revealed a campaign of misinformation which is emboldening the Iran-backed Houthi militia amid its Red Sea blockade that has disrupted international shipping.

Syria says soldier killed, three wounded in Israeli strikes

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 08:29:33 GMT

One Syrian soldier was killed and three others were injured in Israeli air strikes against military sites and a residential building in Damascus early on Sunday, the Syrian army said.

Iran's exiled prince, activists condemn attack on Trump

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 07:18:00 GMT

The assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump has shocked many Iranian political activists, who are carefully watching the American presidential election.

Who are nominees for top positions in Pezeshkian’s cabinet?

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 05:56:00 GMT

President Masoud Pezeshkian has entrusted the task of selection of three nominees for every position in his cabinet to five committees. Some names are mentioned more than others in Iranian political circles now.

Human Rights Watch urges Iran's new president to address rights abuses

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 21:22:00 GMT

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says incoming Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian must address widespread human rights violations by government agencies, including Iran’s security forces and judiciary.

Khamenei's man urges stricter hijab enforcement as Pezeshkian prepares to take office

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 20:15:00 GMT

A representative of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday called for stricter measures against “improper” hijab and dog walking, as the country's new president prepares to take office.

Iran's military leaders pledge support to incoming government

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 18:46:00 GMT

Iran's top military commanders from the Revolutionary Guard and the traditional army, met with President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian on Saturday, a week after he won a runoff against a hardline candidate.

Tehran slams Argentina's ‘Iranophobic’ statements as Milei doubles down

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 17:01:00 GMT

Iran has slammed what it calls "Iranophobic" statements by the office of the Argentine president, as Javier Milei doubles down on countering potential threats from Iran.

Iran’s pharmaceutical industry grapples with currency, electricity crises

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 15:41:00 GMT

The Iranian pharmaceutical industry is facing a dual crisis of currency shortages and frequent power outages, significantly impacting production and operations.

Dozens protest Iranian labor activist's death sentence in Milan

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 14:55:00 GMT

Dozens of activists have taken to the streets in Milan, Italy, on Saturday to protest the death sentence of Iranian labor activist Sharifeh Mohammadi.

Pressures intensify on Biden over Iranian nuclear threat

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 12:58:00 GMT

American foreign policy experts, lawmakers and advocacy groups continue to criticize the Biden administration's Iran policy, demanding answers on the nuclear issue and offering recommendations.

Iran oil and gas strike swells to 24,000 workers

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 11:32:00 GMT

Amid soaring inflation and worsening economic conditions in Iran, the ongoing oil and gas workers' strike has expanded to 24,000 workers as it entered its 23rd day on Friday.