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Iranian arrested in scheme to import heroin to US

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officers. (YouTube) October 15, 2021 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on Tuesday that it had arrested an Iranian national accused of conspiring to sell hundreds of kilograms of heroin in the U.S. Malek Mohammad Balouchzehi, 38, was detained by authorities in Nairobi, Kenya, and later taken to the U.S. [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|North America, USA|

Iran security forces cover up shooting of young women on bikes

An Iranian woman rides a bicycle during the weekend in the capital Tehran, on September 10, 2021. (AFP) October 15, 2021 The security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran aided in the release of a man who reportedly shot three young women in the back while they were riding bikes in the city of [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Israel thwarts attempt by 150 Jews to flee to Iran

Female members of the Lev Tahor ultra-orthodox Jewish community walk to their home in Ontario, Canada in 2014. (AP) October 15, 2021 Israeli authorities have thwarted an attempt by dozens of Jewish families that belong to a radical sect to flee to Iran. Orit Cohen, an Israeli citizen who learned her brother was [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Israel|

Anti-missile defences tested to protect ‘sensitive’ sites: Iran

Missile fires from Talash missile system during the air defense drill in an undisclosed location in Iran on 05 November 2018. (AFP) October 15, 2021 The Iranian military said Wednesday it has successfully tested anti-missile defences for "sensitive" sites during war games in central Iran, after Israeli and US warnings over its nuclear [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Poland donates million COVID-19 shots to Iran

Vials labelled "Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. (Reuters) October 15, 2021 Poland is donating a million AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots to Iran, the Polish embassy in Tehran said on Thursday, the latest foreign delivery [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Europe|

US, Israel say they are exploring a ‘Plan B’ for Iran

Israeli FM Yair Lapid, left, accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, right, speaks at a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, Oct. 13, 2021. (AP) October 14, 2021 The United States and Israel said Wednesday they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Western media aren’t telling you the truth about Iran

After the 2009 Green Movement protests, countless Iranians were detained and imprisoned. (Bloomberg) By Hossein Ronaghi October 14, 2021 I am a blogger and internet freedom activist in Iran, and I have a message that millions of Iranians desperately want you to hear: Western media is betraying the Iranian people. There have been five [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Pro-Iran militias warn of forceful response after Israeli strike in Syria

Syrian air defences intercept an Israeli missile in the sky over the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP) October 14, 2021 Iran-backed forces in Syria said on Thursday they would respond forcefully to an Israeli strike over Syria's Palmyra area in the province of Homs on Wednesday evening in the second such strike within a [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

US official accuses Iran of fueling conflict in Yemen

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) October 14, 2021 Iran’s role in Yemen remains negative, said a US official while pointing out that Tehran has chosen to fuel the conflict that has been going on in the war-torn country for nearly seven years. [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Four killed in Beirut following protest clashes involving Iran-backed Hezbollah supporters

Lebanese Army soldiers and medics take a position in Tayyouneh, Beirut, after clashes following a demonstration by supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement, Oct 14, 2021. (AFP) October 14, 2021 At least four people were killed and many more injured Thursday during a protest in Beirut by the Iran-backed group Hezbollah and [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Lebanon|