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Supreme leader dismisses talks as Iran looks to post-Trump future

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech in Tehran, March 20, 2020. (REUTERS) November 24, 2020 Iran’s supreme leader dismissed the prospect of new negotiations with the West on Tuesday, even as the Tehran government spoke optimistically about the return of foreign companies in “the absence of Trump” and his [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|North America, USA|

Kambuzia Partovi, Iranian film writer-director, dies of COVID-19

Partovi died in Tehran's Dey hospital aged 64, the Farabi Foundation said in a message of condolence on its website. (AFP) November 24, 2020 Movie director Kambuzia Partovi, who scripted the only Iranian film to win a Golden Lion in Venice, died on Tuesday of the novel coronavirus, the Islamic republic’s film body [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iran says to use both local and foreign COVID-19 vaccines

President Hassan Rouhani meeting with the Director-General of (IAEA) in Tehran, August 26, 2020. (AFP) November 24, 2020 Iran plans to use foreign coronavirus vaccines while also developing its own, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday as new daily cases hit a record high in the Middle East’s worst-hit country. “Relying on its [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Iran|

Covid-19 medicine for sale on black market in Iran

People queue in line to receive protection packages for COVID-19 disease in Tehran, March 12, 2020. (AFP) By Pouyan Khoshhal November 24, 2020 A member of the National Coronavirus Taskforce has described the news that coronavirus drugs are being sold on the black market as a “tragedy.” On November 23, Dr. Minoo Moharez, a member [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Iran|

Trump to roll out stiff bond requirements for visitors from ‘overstay’ countries, including Iran

Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office on Aug. 30. (AP) November 24, 2020 Washington announced on November 23 that it will launch a six-month trial program next month to force visitors from about two dozen countries to post thousands of dollars in bonds before they enter the United States. The [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|North America, USA|

Russia’s Lavrov, Iran’s Zarif discuss Syria, Karabakh, nuclear deal in phone call

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Jan 17, 2017. (REUTERS) November 24, 2020 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situations in Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh in a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The two men also [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Russia|

Iran sees foreign firms returning if U.S. lifts sanctions

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei. Undated. (MEHR) November 24, 2020 Iran expects foreign companies to return to the country if U.S. sanctions are lifted under President-elect Joe Biden and some firms have made initial contacts already, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday. Major foreign companies left Iran after U.S. President Donald [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|North America, USA|

Iran reports record high 13,721 new COVID-19 cases

Medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP) November 24, 2020 Iran on Tuesday reported a record high 13,721 new COVID-19 cases and a near-record 483 deaths in the past 24 hours in the Middle East’s worst-hit country. Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Iran|

Saudi Arabia says Jeddah fuel tank blast caused by ‘ Iran-linked Houthi terrorist missile’

A damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP) November 24, 2020 A missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen sparked an explosion and fire at a fuel distribution site near Jeddah on Monday. The blast took place [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

An Afghan’s horrifying memory of a refugee camp in Iran

An Afghan child plays with a balloon at the Shahid Nasseri refugee camp in Taraz Nahid village near the city of Saveh in Iran, Feb 8, 2015. (AP) By Bagher Ebrahimi November 24, 2020 In recent years, thousands of Afghan refugees in Iran have been rounded up and sent to holding facilities on the [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Afghanistan|