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How many meals can you buy with emergency aid in Iran?

Many online viewers were struck by the video of the old pedlar, who claimed on camera he had been forced to take to the streets in order to eat. (Supplied) By Ali Ranjipour April 4, 2020 In recent days a shocking video has been doing the rounds online in Iran. It features an old [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s new Qods Force commander is no Soleimani

Brigadier General Esmail Qa'ani (Ghaani), IRGC Qods Force commander. (MEHR) By Morad Veisi April 4, 2020 Brigadier General Esmail Qa'ani (Ghaani) visited Iraq this week for the first time since his appointment as the commander of the IRGC's Qods Force and was secretly welcomed at Baghdad Airport under tight security measures. Some sources say [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran escaped prisoners back in jail amid coronavirus epidemic

Prisoners of November protests in a Tehran prison. No numbers, names and no information about prisoner status revealed by government. (Fars) April 4, 2020 Most of the 70 inmates who escaped from a prison in western Iran last month are now back in jail, Iranian authorities said on Saturday, even though about 100,000 [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s regime panics over US military movements in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq in May amid increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP) April 4, 2020 The recent US military actions in Syria and Iraq against the Iranian regime's proxy terrorist groups have caused panic among the heads of the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), its officials and as [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Economists in Iran warn president of possible unrest amid coronavirus damage

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters) April 4, 2020 Fifty Iranian economists have warned President Hassan Rouhani that the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic can lead to unrest in low-income areas around big cities later this year. In a letter addressed to Rouhani on April 3, the economists forecast a worsening recession, decline in [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iran|

Women heads of household hit hard by coronavirus in Iran

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (ISNA) April 4, 2020 The coronavirus crisis in Iran and the incompetence of the government is causing additional pressure for female heads of the household because, due to the sexist nature of the state laws, their jobs are less secure in the first place.  Many women earn money through [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Woman|

Two million Iranians lost their jobs in coronavirus crisis

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) April 4, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran Red Crescent Society is set to financially assist two million Iranians who have lost their jobs amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, its acting chief said on [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei awaits a prison sentence in quarantine

The documentarian has been sentenced to a year in prison. He wonders if he were there now, amid the coronavirus, how would he spend his time? (Supplied) By Mehrdad Oskouei April 4, 2020 Three days before the announcement of the coronavirus coming to the city of Qom in Iran, I organized a one-day documentary-film [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to 3,452

A nurse wears protective gear in a ward dedicated for people infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Tehran on March 8, 2020. (AP) April 4, 2020 Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed to 3,452 on Saturday, with 158 more fatalities recorded over the past 24 hours, Health Ministry [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iran-linked ‘League of the Revolutionaries’ threatens U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Screenshot from the video released by the League of the Revolutionaries purporting to show its drone over the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. (Screenshot) By Caleb Weiss April 4, 2020 A new video released by the League of the Revolutionaries (LoR), a likely Iranian-backed front group, warned of a future attack against the U.S. [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|