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Official study: Protests in Iran more working-class, spontaneous and radical than ever before

Iranians gather in the country's third largest city Isfahan to protest against the drying up of its lifeblood river, Nov 27, 2021. (AFP) By Behnam Gholipour June 28, 2022 In the last half-decade, a greater degree of scholarly attention has been paid to street protests in Iran in their various forms. From the [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s leader appoints new IRGC counter-intelligence chief

Iranian Brigadier General Majid Khademi. (Supplied) June 28, 2022 Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has appointed a new IRGC intelligence security chief following a series of similar high-level changes last week. Defa Press, the news agency of Iran’s Armed Forces, reported Monday that Brigadier General Majid Khademi, head of the Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Security, has [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Iran|

Israel to work with world powers to shape any Iran nuclear deal: Israeli Defense Minister

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks to a visiting delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Feb. 22, 2022. (Israeli Defense Ministry) June 28, 2022 Israel will work with world powers to have an impact on any deal that may emerge from their nuclear negotiations with Iran, Israeli [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Israel|

Iranian pensioners return to streets, say government failing to meet promises

Iranian retirees protest on June 8, 2022. (Twitter) June 28, 2022 Iranian pensioners and retired public employees showed no signs of letting up in their protests against what they say is the government's failure to address deteriorating living conditions. Videos posted on social media on June 27 showed retirees gathering in at least four cities, [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Iran|

Iran, U.S. to hold indirect talks in Doha on Tuesday

Enrique Mora, a leading European Union diplomat, left, shakes hands with Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani in Tehran, Iran, March 27, 2022. (AP) June 27, 2022 Indirect talks between Iran and the United States will start on Tuesday in Qatar’s capital, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Monday, amid a push [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|Europe, North America, Qatar, USA|

Iran intensifies social restrictions, harassment of women for hijab

File photo of Iranian women wait to follow police to a police station in eastern Tehran. (Reuters) June 27, 2022 The government in Iran is intensifying social restrictions, including closing cafés and detaining women for “improper” hijab, reports on social media indicate. Latest news received from the southern historic city of Shiraz say [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Israeli FM under pressure to support an Int’l deal with Iran

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett (C) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L) attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 25, 2021. (AFP) June 27, 2022 Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who will head the caretaker government this week, is under pressure from the army and the Mossad leadership regarding the official [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|Israel|

Iran-backed militia arrests 30 Syrian fighters

Syrian regime forces in al-Bukamal, Deir Ez-Zor, undated (SANA) June 27, 2022 Iran-backed militias continue to arrest local fighters who refuse to participate in combing operations in the Deir Ezzor countryside desert. The militias arrested at least 28 Syrian members amid reports of apprehending others who refused to comb the al-Bokamal desert down [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|Syria|

Iraqi-Iranian agreement on ‘achieving stability in the Middle East’

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi shakes hands with Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran, Iran, June 26, 2022. (REUTERS) June 27, 2022 Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran on Sunday. “We have agreed to work together to bring stability and calm to the [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|Middle East|

Iran says ‘ball in US court’ for revival of 2015 nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh speaks to the media during a press conference in Tehran, on April 11, 2022. (AFP) June 27, 2022 Iran said on Monday that the revival of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers depends on Washington, amid expectations that talks to save the pact will resume soon [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|North America, USA|