Iran sees ‘difficult week’ ahead as corona death toll rises to 34

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) February 28, 2020 Iran on Friday announced a three-day nationwide school closure as officials warned the country faced a “difficult week” in fighting a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 34 people. The Islamic Republic [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s former envoy to Vatican Hadi Khosroshahi dies of coronavirus

Iran’s former Ambassador to the Vatican Sayyed Hadi Khosroshahi. (Supplied) February 28, 2020 Iran’s former Ambassador to Vatican Sayyed Hadi Khosroshahi has died on Thursday of the novel coronavirus infection, Iranian news media, including the official IRNA news agency reported. Khosroshahi had been hospitalized in Tehran's Masih Daneshvari hospital on Wednesday. Khosrowshahi was [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Iran|

Young female Iranian futsal player dies of coronavirus in Qom

Iranian residents, some wearing protective masks, wait to cross a street in the capital Tehran on February 22, 2020. (AFP) February 28, 2020 A 23-year-old Iranian female professional futsal player has died from coronavirus in the city of Qom, according to the state-run Rokna news agency. Elham Sheikhi had been hospitalized since ten [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Under public pressure Iran closing all schools for a week to fight coronavirus

An Iranian child wearing face mask walks on a street of Tehran, February 26, 2020. (EPA-EFE) February 28, 2020 Under heavy pressure from teachers and parents, a media adviser to the Islamic Republic Health Minister said in a tweet on Wednesday, February 26, all schools across Iran would be closed for a week. [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Iran|

Why coronavirus outbreak in Iran causes panic in the world and Iranians are particular concerned

Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s Deputy health minister and head of its coronavirus outbreak task force, was sweating during a press conference on the virus on Monday. (GETTY) By Track Perisa February 27, 2020 The outbreak of the newest strain of coronavirus which is officially known as COVID-19 originated in China in December 2019, where [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian VP and 1979 embassy hostage spokeswoman infected with coronavirus

Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affair. (Supplied) February 27, 2020 The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming the latest top official to be infected as the spread appeared to accelerate. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iran|

Iran condemned over concealing coronavirus figures as 24 arrested over ‘rumors’

Emergency first responders wearing protective masks stand along a street in Tehran, February 24, 2020. (AFP) February 27, 2020 Iran “seems to be concealing information about the (coronavirus) epidemic,” Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday said. It condemned what it termed “Iran’s persecution of media outlets and journalists publishing independent [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iran|

How the Revolutionary Guards could reshape Iran

Hossein Salami, left, the commander of the IRGC, and three of his predecessors chant "Death to America". (Supplied) By Ilan Berman February 27, 2020 A little over decade ago, Ali Alfoneh, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, one of Washington’s most prominent think tanks, advanced a controversial theory about the balance of [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iran|

Expect more death sentences for young imprisoned Iranian protesters

An Iranian exile shouts slogans to protest against executions in Iran during a demonstration in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels December 29, 2010. (Reuters) February 27, 2020 Two of the Iranian protesters who were sentenced to death last week had fled to Turkey in December in order to apply for political [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iran|

Iran MP: Flogging, three years in prison for false information on coronavirus

Tehran has already arrested 24 people for “spreading rumors” online about the coronavirus. (Supplied) February 27, 2020 Iran will sentence anyone who spreads false information about coronavirus to flogging and up to three years in prison, a member of the Iranian parliament’s legal and judicial committee said on Wednesday. The sentencing is based [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iran|