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Who is in charge of protecting vulnerable women and children in Iran?

Iranian regime’s constitution is based on a misogynistic theory and classifies women as second-class citizens in society. (Getty) By Ali Ranjipour February 15, 2020 The Iranian Welfare Organization was formed about seven months before the Islamic Revolution of 1979, a merging of 16 different bodies, with the aim of creating a coherent and coordinated [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

US pushing for renewal of UN arms embargo on Iran

Saudi soldiers reveal the remains of Iranian missiles intercepted over the Kingdom. (AFP) February 15, 2020 The United States Mission to the UN in a media note February 13 called on the Security Council to renew international sanctions banning the sale of certain weapons system's to Iran because of "its program of terrorism, [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Government debt, deficit, money supply soar, Iran Central Bank reveals

A general view of the Central Bank of Iran building in Tehran, Iran. (REUTERS) February 15, 2020 The latest report from Iran's Central Bank (CBI) released on Thursday indicates a steep rise in the volume of money supply and increased government borrowing from banks. According to the report, the volume of liquidity has [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iran|

Canada’s Trudeau demands from Iran independent probe into downed airliner

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a memorial service at the University of Alberta for the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, Jan 12, 2020. (Reuters) February 15, 2020 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he had "impressed upon" Iran's foreign minister on Friday that a complete and independent [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Europe, North America|

Iran’s arm shipment to Houthis, example of state-sponsored terrorism: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US special representative on Iran Brian Hook (background) arrive to al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi on September 19, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 The seizing of Iranian missiles headed for the Iran-backed Houthi militia is “another example of the world’s largest state sponsor of terror [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran poll in disarray with thousands barred from standing

Various political activists have expressed their disillusionment over the poor performance and displaced loyalties of factions and political groups at the Majles. (ISNA) February 15, 2020 Iran’s parliamentary elections were thrown into turmoil after thousands of potential candidates were excluded from standing. The elections, due to take place on Feb. 21, will be [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s government still unable to deal with heavy snowfall crippling northern region

Heavy snowfall has left thousands stranded and many more without power in northern Iran. February 12, 2020. (Supplied) February 14, 2020 Four days after heavy snowfall hit the province of Gilan, northern Iran, thousands of people in the urban and rural areas of the region are still without water and electricity. At least [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Iran|

Iran warns it will strike US and Israel if they make the ‘slightest error’

Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. (Supplied) February 14, 2020 Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said in a live broadcast on state television on Thursday. “If you make the [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Start of Iran’s election campaign marked by public indifference, disunity among conservatives

The next Majles will need a lot of time before it can overcome is internal disputes and make major decisions. (ISNA) By Behrouz Turani February 14, 2020 Campaigning for the February 21 parliamentary elections in Iran started on Thursday, February 13. However, there seems to be very little campaign activity in progress, at least [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Iran|

Israel says planning ‘massive’ drone acquisition to counter Iran threat

Israel is to buy and develop drones to watch Iran-linked Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran’s al-Quds forces as its most pressing threats. (AFP) February 14, 2020 Israel is to buy and develop drones on a “massive” scale to increase its military edge over its enemies - Iran and its allies - the army said Thursday. [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|