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Iran policeman killed amid unrest in southeast

An Iranian border guard keeps watching at a border post in southeastern Iran. (AFP) February 26, 2021 An officer has been killed in an attack on a police station in southeastern Iran, state media reported Thursday, as unrest in Sistan-Baluchistan province spread to provincial capital Zahedan. The violence began earlier this week when [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

President Biden orders airstrike against Iran-backed militia in Syria following rocket attacks against US forces in Iraq

Gen. Lloyd Austin answers questions during his confirmation before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, U.S. Jan 19, 2021. (REUTERS) February 26, 2021 The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

U.S. patience with Iran on renewing nuclear talks not unlimited: State Department

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to the press, Feb. 2, 2021. (Screengrab) February 25, 2021 The United States’ patience with Iran on returning to discussions over the 2015 nuclear deal is “not unlimited,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday. Iran has not formally responded to a U.S. offer last [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|North America, USA|

Iran says UN investigator lacks authority to comment on Ukrainian plane crash

Ukraine Airlines' plane wreckage is seen in a picture from the investigation team in Tehran, Jan 11, 2020. (Reuters) February 25, 2021 Iran dismissed as “immature” a statement by a UN investigator that inconsistencies in its explanation of the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane last year raised questions over whether the act was [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Europe|

North Korea and Iran teaming up again as US weighs Iran nuclear deal

North Korea and Iran are united in common factors or ideological hostility toward the United States. (Getty) By Eric Shawn February 25, 2021 A leaked report on North Korean sanctions by a UN Security Council committee reportedly states that Kim Jong Un's regime and Tehran are working together... again, to develop long range ballistic missiles. Some experts say those [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|East Asia, North Korea|

Iranian football legend buys 1000 tablets for children in need

Iranian football star and former Bayern Munich midfielder Ali Karimi. (AFP) By Payam Younesipour February 25, 2021 Football star Ali Karimi has turned down an invitation from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) appear in a debate for Iranian Football Federation presidential candidates. Instead, the coach and veteran Persepolis player gave his time [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Iran|

Republicans want to deter Biden from rejoining Iran nuclear deal

President Joe Biden signs executive orders at the White House in Washington, US, Jan 26, 2021. (REUTERS) February 25, 2021 A number of House Republicans submitted a bill to prevent the United States from rejoining the Iran nuclear deal in an attempt to further pressure President Joe Biden. The officials joined efforts to [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|North America, USA|

What do we know about the nuclear watchdog’s cameras in Iran?

IAEA staff installing surveillance cameras at a nuclear facility. (Supplied) By Faramarz Davar February 25, 2021 The interim agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) follows a decision by the Islamic Republic to suspend the implementation of the Additional Protocol, which allowed IAEA inspectors to conduct unannounced inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities. If [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Iran|

Iranian student sentenced to five years in prison for wishing jailed journalist happy birthday

Leila Hosseinzadeh had taken part in a small gathering of students to mark the birthday of Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam. (Supplied) February 25, 2021 Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist, has been sentenced to five years in prison and a two-year internet ban for wishing happy birthday to a fellow jailed student. The sentence was [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Iran, Women|

HRW lauds Iraqi arrest of alleged members of Iran-backed force

Mourners carry the coffin of an Iraqi civil activist who was killed by an Iran-backed militia in Kerbala, Iraq, Dec 9, 2019. (Reuters) February 25, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday welcomed the arrest in Iraq of four alleged members of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). The four men are under [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Iraq|