Iran’s Revolutionary Guards founding member Habib Barzegari dies of coronavirus

Mourners wearing face masks and gloves carry a body of a former official in the IRGC, who died after a battle with coronavirus in Tehran, March 10, 2020. (AP) March 25, 2020 Habib Barzegari, a founding member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has died of coronavirus, state media reported on Tuesday. [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|

Fire at Iran’s Abadan Petrochemicals Company

Iran's Abadan Refinery. (Wikipedia Commons) March 25, 2020 A fire which broke out at a unit of Iran’s Abadan Petrochemicals Company on Wednesday has been brought under control, state media reported. State broadcaster IRIB said the blaze was caused by a pipe that burst at a unit of the plant, located near the [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|

Iran president warns of tough new measures against coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani and Majles Speaker Ali Khamenei at Friday prayers led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. January 17, 2020. (Twitter) March 25, 2020 Iran’s president warned that his government was poised to introduce tough new measures against the coronavirus Wednesday as the death toll from one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks neared [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|

Iran coronavirus toll rises to 2,077 after 143 new deaths

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease, as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, in Tehran, March 16, 2020. (Reuters) March 25, 2020 An Iranian health ministry official said on Wednesday that 2,077 people had died so far from the new coronavirus in Iran, with [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|

Iran: An annual review of lies, “most of those killed were government agents”

People walk near a burnt bank, after protests against increased fuel prices, in Tehran, Iran November 20, 2019. (Reuters) By H Rastgoo March 25, 2020 Following nationwide protests in Iran in November 2019, Amnesty International reported on December 16 that “at least 304 people were killed and thousands were injured between 15 and 18 November [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|

Rouhani: About half of Iran’s state workers are staying home

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani gestures during a news conference in Tehran, Iran, May 22, 2017. (REUTERS) March 24, 2020 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday about half of all government employees were staying at home as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, state TV reported. Iran is one of the [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Iran|

Mother-in-law of Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei’s youngest son dies of coronavirus

Quarantine center for suspected coronavirus cases in Tehran, February 5, 2020. (ISNA) March 24, 2020 The mother-in-law of one of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s sons has died of coronavirus, state media reported on Monday. Ezat Khamooshi died of coronavirus in a hospital in Tehran on Sunday, the official IRNA news agency [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Drugs in Iran: Selling heroin after the Revolution

An Iranian anti-narcotics policeman stands guard beside a display of confiscated drugs. (REUTERS) By Dariush Farahani March 24, 2020 The 1979 Islamic Revolution was of the most important events of the 20th century, reshaping the political geography of the Middle East and the world. It signified a violent break from the reign and politics [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Iran|

An annual review of lies: Protesters “wanted to kill half of Iranians”

Iranian protesters gather around a fire during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. (AFP) By H Rastgoo March 24, 2020 Publishing fake news and making false claims in the Islamic Republic of Iran is nothing new. And yet between November 22, 2019 and March [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Iran|

Coronavirus patient visited by Islamic medicine cleric in Iran dies

The cleric was seen rubbing perfume on two COVID-19 patients. (Social media) March 24, 2020 An Iranian coronavirus patient who was given a perfume to smell by a cleric as a cure for the virus has died, local media reported on Monday. Videos of a cleric giving coronavirus patients at a hospital in [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Iran|