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Iran’s latest inflation figure tops 50 percent – food prices jump 85 percent

A currency exchange office in the Iranian capital, Tehran, August 2018. (ILNA) April 23, 2019 Iran’s latest monthly inflation rate has hit 51.4 percent, according to the Iranian Statistical Center (ISC). The first month of the Iranian year (March 21-April 20) showed a more than 50 percent rise in prices compared to the [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Iran|

Regime corruption to cause further decline in Iran’s economy

A street market in Abadan, Khuzestan province, where residents suffer from the country economic crisis. (ILNA) By Majid Rafizadeh April 23, 2019 Iran’s leaders have been underplaying the country’s economic crisis, despite many Iranian people continuing to suffer financially. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei last month highlighted his optimism in a pre-recorded video broadcast on Iran’s [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Iran|

Floods continue to disrupt road and railway traffic in Iran

A huge flood wave inundated Khorramabad, capital of Lorestan province on Monday, April 1, 2019. (IRNA) April 22, 2019 Following one month of floods in many parts of Iran, a new wave of torrents hit the southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province, while the southwestern oil region continues to struggle with flood disruptions. The [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Iran|

Iran regime spends over two times its budget on subsidies

Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, April 4, 2015. (AP) April 22, 2019 The Iranian Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) has said that the Regime will spend more than two times the government’s budget on hidden and direct subsidies in this financial year. The [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Iran|

Why Iran’s Jews have to show support to the regime’s ideology

By Track Persia April 22, 2019 Among the most ancient populations that have resided Persia and taken it as their homeland for many centuries are the Jews. Nonetheless, the number of Jewish communities living in this part of the world has been significantly declining. A recent estimate of their number has reached about 12000, though, [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Ideology, Iran, Isreal|

Distinguished Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian passes away

Iran mosaic artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian being interviewed, New York, Mar 23, 2011. (Supplied) April 22, 2019 Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian has passed away at the age of 97, according to ISNA news agency. A versatile artist Monir participated in the Iran Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1958, 1964, and 1966. She [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Khamenei appoints new chief commander for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps

Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards. (Press TV) April 22, 2019 Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the chief commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the group a foreign terrorist organization. The [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Iran|

Iran moves 300,000 people to safer areas as flooding emergency is declared in 3 cities

Floods in Iran's Lorestan Province swept away a road bridge in early April. (IRNA) April 20, 2019 Some 300,000 flood-hit Iranians are to be housed in flood shelters in Iran's Khuzestan Province following the declaration of a state of emergency in the three cities of Abadan, Khorramshahr and Shadegan, local officials have announced [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Iran|

Mohsen Rezaei: Loser of war, economics, and politics

  Mohsen Rezaei was a member of the Islamist Mansuroon, an armed Islamist rebel group founded in opposition to the Shah of Iran. (IRNA) By Ehsan Mehrabi April 20, 2019 Mohsen Rezaei was born with the name Sabzevar, but ever since Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, appointed him as Commander-in-Chief of [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Iran, Iraq|

Ahwaz floods: Environment catastrophe and demographic engineering

An aerial view of flooding in Khuzestan province, Iran, April 5, 2019. (Reuters) April 20, 2019 The floods in Iran, which have raged for more than 30 days, have imposed a stifling “siege” on Arab cities in the southwestern regions of the country, forcing some 500,000 people to leave their homes. The floods, [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|