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An HIV+ Iranian transsexual refugee speaks out

Poor conditions in camp Moria can make life difficult and often dangerous for refugees. (AP) By Aida Ghajar February 08, 2020 It is a winter night on the Greek island of Lesbos. I had returned from the refugee Camp Moria and we had arranged to meet. He had a boney, sunken face and was covered in tattoos. [...]

By |February 8th, 2020|Europe|

A man of a thousand faces wears a new mask

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in the capital Tehran on April 10, 2017. (AFP) By Amir Taheri February 08, 2020 Whatever one might think of Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic in Iran, one thing is certain: had things gone differently in Iran 40 years ago he might have become [...]

By |February 8th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Top EU diplomat talks to US on Iran trip, Mideast plan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell. (AP) February 08, 2020 Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell on Friday briefed US leaders on a trip to Iran aimed at easing tensions and discussed a US Middle East plan that he has [...]

By |February 8th, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Families of victims of Ukraine plane shot down by Iran grappling with challenges

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) February 7, 2020 Grief-stricken relatives of passengers killed aboard an airliner shot down by Iran over Tehran last month are grappling in Canada with the daily challenges of long-distance funeral [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Europe, North America|

British ambassador returns to Iran after brief arrest last month

Rob Macaire, UK Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, undated. (Supplied) February 7, 2020 Britain’s ambassador to Tehran has returned to Iran, he announced in an online posting on Thursday, after his departure last month following a brief arrest by Iranian security forces fueled speculation that he may not be coming back. [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Europe|

Ambassador Richard Grenell criticizes Germany for planned celebration of Iran’s terror regime

German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell during a reception of the diplomatic corps at the German governmental guest house in Meseberg on July 6, 2018. (AFP) February 07, 2020 A month after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps fired numerous ballistic missiles at U.S. troops in Iraq, Germany’s government is [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

U.N. watchdog sees no new Iranian violations of nuclear deal

IAEA inspectors at Iran's nuclear power plant in Natanz on January 20, 2014. (AFP) February 07, 2020 Iran has not taken further steps to violate its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers since it renounced last month all restraints imposed by the agreement, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said on [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran curtailed oil production as unsold stockpile reached a maximum

A Panamanian tanker docks at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf, March 12, 2017. (AFP) February 06, 2020 Iran's unsold oil stockpile stored on land, floating in the Persian Gulf and on high seas at the end of January has remained unchanged since [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

The EU foreign policy chief’s mission impossible in Tehran

EU's newly appointed foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, October 07, 2019. (AFP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Richard Goldberg February 6, 2020 The new EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, traveled to Tehran this week to salvage the almost-dead Iran nuclear deal. Borell’s mission had little hope of success, [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Europe|

Sexual harassment, depression and suicide: The story of Iranian women refugees in Greece

Refugees on the streets camped outside the Greek parliament to demand their rights. (IranWire) By Aida Ghajar February 6, 2020 At Camp Moria, a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos close to the shores of Turkey, everything is in turmoil. In the midst of it all, there are children with nothing much [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Europe, Woman|