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India’s oil imports from Iran plunged 45 pct in January year on year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP) February 16, 2019 India’s oil imports from Iran fell by 45 percent in January to 270,500 barrels per day oil (bpd), ship tracking data reviewed by Reuters showed, below [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Iran’s teachers denounce suppression of rights in biggest protests in months

Iranian teachers protest in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Feb, 14, 2019. The yellow sign calls for teachers to be paid at equal rates to other public-sector workers, while the blue sign says a teacher’s place isn't in prison. (VOA) February 15, 2019 Iranian teachers have staged peaceful rallies in at least six [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Iran|

S.African police arrest ex-ambassador in MTN Iranian license investigation

The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. (REUTERS) February 15, 2019 Pretoria's former ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, was arrested in South Africa on Thursday over allegations of corruption related to telecoms giant MTN's cell phone operating license in the Islamic Republic, police said on Friday. MTN shares [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Africa|

Hezbollah is in Venezuela to stay

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Colin P. Clarke February 15, 2019 Responding to a question on current instability in Venezuela and the presence of terrorist groups in the region, specifically Lebanese [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

US slams Iran for prolonging Yemen war and blocking peace

Brian Hook, the US State Department’s special representative for Iran, speaks about the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, August 16, 2018. (AP) February 15, 2019 The US on Thursday accused Iran of prolonging the war in Yemen with its support for the Houthis and called [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran: 200 dervishes remain in prison

Clashes between Iranian security forces and members of a Sufi order in Tehran began after protesters gathered in front of a police station in northern Tehran, demanding the release of some members of their sect. (Twitter) February 15, 2019 Authorities have handed down prison sentences to over 200 Gonabadi dervishes, amounting to a [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Top US admiral in Middle East warns of growing Iranian threat

Vice Adm. James Malloy, the commander of US Naval Forces Central Command. (Supplied) February 15, 2019 Iran is in possession of improved and dangerous weapons systems that give Tehran the ability to threaten some of the world's most important waterways, according to the top American admiral in the Middle East. "They have a [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Middle East|

Is Iran’s stealth fighter dream dead?

IAIO Qaher (“Conqueror”) 313 stood out as a diminutive franken-plane that would look cool in an action flick. (IRNA) February 15, 2019 Iran may eventually design an actual flying jet plane resembling the mockups it passed off as the real thing—but even, such a plane would likely merely be a testbed and showpiece. [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Iran|

Transformation in Iran will come from women

Haleh Esfandiari speaks during a press conference in Washington on Sept. 10, 2007. (Getty Images) By Amy Mackinnon February 15, 2019 This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, when the government of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, a Western-backed autocrat, was swept away and replaced with the theocratic regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Toronto charity disputes CRA accusation it was formed to spread ‘Iranian revolutionary ideology in Canada’

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 14, 2018, shows him (2nd-R) delivering a speech. (AFP) By Stewart Bell February 15, 2019 The Islamic Shia Assembly of Canada has operated in the Toronto area for more than two decades, attracting members of parliament to its events and once raising the flag at [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|North America|