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26 million Iranians do not use internet

About 18.307 million Iranians have announced that they do not need internet technology. (MEHR) August 24, 2019 Some 26 million Iranians of six years old and above do not use internet, the Statistical Center of Iran and Information Technology Organization of Iran announced in a joint report, Mehr reported on Tuesday. Of the [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

Iranian-backed militia: Israeli attacks on Iraqi bases ‘declaration of war

Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a ceremony for newly graduated air force pilots at Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010. (REUTERS) August 24, 2019 Ahmed al-Asadi, a Popular Mobilization Forces official, said on Wednesday that the targeting of PMF headquarters at two bases over the past few weeks and [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iraq, Isreal|

Environmental activists in Iran tortured and forced to confess

The eight environmentalists in the case — Sam Rajabi, Amir Hossein Khaleghi, Hooman Jokar, Sepideh Kashani, Niloofar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian and Abdolreza Kouhpayeh. (IranWire) By Shahed Alavi August 24, 2019 Eight jailed environmentalists have faced torture, harsh interrogations and been pressured to confess to spying, IranWire has learned. “Last year during interrogations, in order [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

Iran: Impossible to renegotiate nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at the EU council in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2018. (REUTERS) August 23, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated on Friday that “it is not possible to renegotiate” the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. According to the ILNA news agency, Zarif [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Between Iran and the US: Iraq struggles to stay neutral

Protesters hold a sign belonging to the Iranian consulate building before storming and burning it in Basra, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) August 23, 2019 In May, thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad, chanting: “No to war! Yes to Iraq.” They were referring the possibility of military confrontation between [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iraq|

10-year prison sentence to Iranian British Council employee upheld without a hearing

Iran--Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied) August 23, 2019 The 10-year prison sentence issued against British Council employee Aras Amiri was upheld on August 18, 2019, without a hearing, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “In order to expedite cases, [Judiciary Chief] Ebrahim Raisi has decided that there [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

U.S. warns it will ‘aggressively’ enforce sanctions over Iran tanker

Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain in this picture obtained from social media, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) August 23, 2019 As an Iranian supertanker wanders in the Mediterranean after a five-week detention by Gibraltar, the United States kept warned possible [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Security forces in Iran arrest 12 of 14 activists demanding Khamenei’s resignation

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (FARS) August 23, 2019 The provincial intelligence department in Mashhad in north-eastern Iran says 14 activists who had called on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign are advocates of regime change and wanted to bring about insecurity. According to the latest report from Mashhad, 12 of the 14 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran|

US officials confirm Israeli strike on Iranian weapons depot in Iraq

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds up a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace during the Munich Security Conference, on February 18. (AFP) August 23, 2019 US officials confirm Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month. The confirmation comes as Israel’s [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iraq, Isreal|

Realizations of forced confessions in assassination cases shake Iran

Mahmoud Alavi, Iran’s intelligence minister. (Press TV) August 23, 2019 Reformist lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeqi put forward a motion on Saturday to summon Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi for questioning on forced confessions in Iranian prisons, according to Radio Farda. The move followed an interview aired on BBC Persian during which Maziar Ebrahimi, a former [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran|