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Iran’s Ministry Of Intelligence arrests protesters, volunteer relief workers

A number of these individuals arrested were involved in erecting flood barriers and providing support for those in flooded areas. (IHRM) April 18, 2019 The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have arrested a number of individuals who voluntarily involved in providing relief to the flood survivors in Ahvaz, southwest Iran. [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Saudi Arabia, UAE send 95 tons of relief aid to flood-hit Iranians

The plane will deliver relief items, including large quantities of food, tents and shelter materials. (WAM) April 18, 2019 Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have sent a relief plane to Tehran carrying 95 tons of relief items to support flooding victims as part of the joint UAE-Saudi initiative to alleviate the [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Turkey looking at new trade mechanisms with Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif give a press conference in Ankara, April 17, 2019. (AFP) April 18, 2019 Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey is looking into establishing new trade mechanisms with Iran, like the INSTEX system set up by European countries to [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Turkey|

Iranian female fighter cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

Iranian boxer Sadaf Khadem poses in the locker room after winning the fight against French boxer Anne Chauvin during an official boxing bout in Royan, France, April 13, 2019. (Reuters) April 18, 2019 The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Europe|

Iran arrests 24 people for online postings of disastrous flooding

Residents of cities and villages adjacent to Ahvaz rivers act to prevent flooding. (Tasnim) April 17, 2019 The head of the Cyber Police in Khuzestan said that 24 internet activists were identified and detained for reporting on the devastating floods in the southwestern province, according to the judiciary’s news agency Mizan Online. “Due [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Iran|

Ex-IRGC leader sparks controversy over Tehran-Qaeda ties

Said Qassemi revealed Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda since the 1990s. (Supplied) April 17, 2019 Statements by the leader of Iran’s Ansar-e Hezbollah organization on training armed radical groups, including al-Qaeda in Bosnia under cover from the Iranian Red Crescent, have sparked widespread controversy in Tehran. The Red Crescent announced Tuesday it will sue [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Europe|

Iran closes oil wells in flood-hit Khuzestan province, output drops

Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province has been hit by major floods since early April due to heavy rains and floodwater rushing down from the north. (AFP) April 17, 2019 Iran has shut around a dozen oil wells in its oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province because of massive floods, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Iran|

Iran: A flood of Iraqi militiamen

Iraqi Shiite militia arriving vehicles in Iran's Khuzestan province "to help in flood relief". April 11, 2019. (Supplied) By Shima Shahrabi April 17, 2019 “If we do not help the Revolution, then the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, Afghani Fatemiyoun, the Pakistani Zeinabyoun and the Yemeni Houthis will come to help the Revolution.” On March [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran’s female boxer makes history in France

Sadaf Khademi was not allowed to use boxing facilities in Iran so she practiced in a park with a punching bag that her coach hung from a tree. (Supplied) By Payam Yunesipour April 17, 2019 The photograph shows a young woman with a graceful body and well-toned muscles standing next to a referee, crying. [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Europe should call Iran’s Quds Force what it is – a terrorist organisation

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (C) surrounded by military commanders while visiting the Aerospace Force Exhibition of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Tehran. (AFP) By Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata April 17, 2019 Last week, the US announced that it will designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Europe|