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Thousands attend funeral for slain Guard colonel in Iran

People walk past a banner showing Iran's Revolutionary Guard Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei who was killed on Sunday, prior to his funeral ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, May 24, 2022. (AP) May 24, 2022 Thousands of mourners poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to pay their respects to a senior Revolutionary Guard [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Israel|

Protests in Iran are surging. The Biden administration can help

A file photo shows Iranian protest dried-up river in Isfahan, Nov 24, 2021. (FARS) By Behnam Ben Taleblu and Saeed Ghasseminejad May 24, 2022 Chants of “Death to the dictator!” are once again crescendoing in street protests across Iran. Early this May, the ultra-hardline government of President Ebrahim Raisi cut subsidies for flour and wheat pursuant [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

UN Rapporteur defends herself against criticism over Iran trip

UN special rapporteur Alena Douhan speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela on Febr 12, 2021 (AFP) May 24, 2022 A UN Special Rapporteur has come under fire for receiving donations from repressive regimes, but she says the media accusing her are in violation of ethics. Last week, Alena Dohan concluded a [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Iran|

Tanker arrives in Venezuelan waters to discharge Iranian crude

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) May 24, 2022 A tanker carrying about 1 million barrels on Iranian heavy crude arrived in recent days in Venezuelan waters for delivery to the country's largest refinery, according to a [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran detains city mayor and others after building collapse kills at least 11

Iranians gather at the site of a ten-storey building collapse in Abadan, Iran May 23, 2022. (AFP) May 24, 2022 Iranian judicial authorities investigating a building collapse that killed at least 11 people have detained the mayor of the southwestern city of Abadan and nine others, state media reported on Tuesday. The 10-storey [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Iran|

Jordan says Iran-linked groups in Syria wage drug war along border

Jordan said four smugglers were killed by the army on Sunday in the latest showdown along the border. (AFP) May 24, 2022 Jordan said on Monday pro-Iranian Syrian army units and militias loyal to Tehran are stepping up their attempts to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars worth of drugs across the Jordanian [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Jordan, Syria|

Slain Iranian officer said to have planned attacks against Israelis, Jews worldwide

Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari  was shot five times by two unidentified gunmen in his car. (Screenshot) May 24, 2022 A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps who was killed in Tehran on Sunday had planned kidnappings and other attempts to attack Israeli and Jewish targets worldwide, according to unsourced reports in Hebrew [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Israel|

Two Iranian pilots killed after F7 jet crashes

An Iranian fighter jet is seen during during a ceremony in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. (AFP) May 24, 2022 A fighter jet crashed in the central desert of Iran on Tuesday, killing both the aircraft’s pilots, local media reported. The aircraft crashed at the Anarak training site near the central city of [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Iran|

After revamping Venezuela’s smallest oil refinery, Iran to fix the largest

Fishing boats are moored down the coast from the Paraguana Refining Center (CRP), Oct 2, 2021. (Reuters) May 24, 2022 Iranian state firms have started preparations to revamp Venezuela's largest oil refinery, the 955,000-barrel-per-day Paraguana Refining Center, four people close to the talks said, following a contract to repair its smallest facility. A [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran sends air tanker to help put out forest fires in neighboring Balochistan

Iran's Ilyushin Il-76 air tanker to help put out fires that have been raging for almost two weeks in the Chilghoza (pin nuts) forest in Sherani district of Balochistan, Pakistan, undated. (IRNA) May 24, 2022 Tehran is sending its massive Ilyushin Il-76 air tanker to help put out fires that have been raging [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Pakistan|