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Multiple Iranian drones used in deadly attack on Israeli-operated ship — report

The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street off Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 2, 2016. (AP) July 31, 2021 Several Iranian drones were apparently used in a strike on an oil tanker operated by an Israeli-owned company, killing two on board, unnamed Israeli officials told the New York Times on Saturday. The Israeli officials told the [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Middle East|

Human Rights Watch slams Iran for suppressing ‘water uprising’

Protesters angry over water shortages marched through streets in an oil-rich, restive province in southwestern Iran, July 16, 2021. (Supplied) July 31, 2021 The increasing death toll and mass arrests raise grave concerns about the Iranian authorities’ response to recent protests in Khuzestan, and other provinces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. The international [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

IRGC official urges end to foreign presence in Iran cyberspace

Top IRGC commander Brigadier-General Mohammadreza Naghdi (R). (Supplied) July 31, 2021 Brigadier-General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, a senior official in the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), wrote Friday to members of parliament urging them to end the "shameful situation" of "the hegemony of foreigners on Iranian cyberspace." Naghdi, the IRGC ‘Coordination Deputy’ and former commander of the [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iran|

Iran regime’s bad situation in Iraq

Protesters hold a sign belonging to the Iranian consulate building before storming and burning it in Basra, Iraq, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) By Esmaeil Mohades July 31, 2021 “One damn thing after another.” This is what the Iranian regime is facing at an increasing tendency. The miserable situation inside the country, successive crises, [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iraq|

Cash-for-beds rackets exposed as Delta variant overwhelms Iranian hospitals

Nurses treat a patient with coronavirus disease at a hospital in Tehran, Dec 16, 2020. (Reuters) By Pouyan Khoshhal July 31, 2021 The vaccination campaign in Iran, at least according to the Health Ministry, has finally picked up speed. The official statistics show that about 400,000 Iranians are now receiving a Covid-19 jab every day. [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iran|

US Indicts for Canadian-Iranian for illegal business with Iran

The US Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, May 14, 2018. (AP) July 31, 2021 A federal grand jury in the US capital on Friday indicted a Canadian-Iranian dual national with the unlawful export of laboratory equipment from the United States to Iran, through Canada and the United Arab Emirates, a Department of [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|North America, USA|

Iran football fans chant ‘clerics must get lost’

Iranian security forces and anti-riot police would not allow football fans to gather and used batons and shockers to disperse them. (Supplied) July 31, 2021 After a fifth successive win in Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League Friday evening, fans of Iran's Persepolis football team took to the streets in several areas of the [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iran|

Israel pushes for UN action against Iran over deadly ship attack

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett (C) and Israeli FM Yair Lapid (L) attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 25, 2021. (AFP) July 31, 2021 Israel is pressing for international action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed by an Israeli billionaire, branding Tehran an “exporter of terrorism” after [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Israel|

Iran’s Khamenei grants clemency to more than 2,800 prisoners

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures during in Tehran, Dec 16, 2020. (REUTERS) July 31, 2021 Iran’s leader Ali Khamenei has granted clemency to more than 2,800 jailed convicts to mark two Muslim religious holidays, his website said Saturday. The statement did not elaborate on the identity of the 2,825 prisoners who were either [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iran|

Turkey accelerates security wall construction along Iranian border amid migrants’ flow

So far, 149 km of walls and barriers have been completed, spanning several border cities, including Agri, Hakkari, Igdir and Van in Turkey. (AFP) July 30, 2021 In a bid to stop the flow of migrants, Ankara has decided to expand the construction of a security wall along its border with Iran to [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Turkey|