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The systematic trafficking of Iranian girls

10 of the detainees were women while the rest were men. Some of the unidentified partygoers were from neighboring towns. (Supplied) By Pooya Stone August 1, 2020 Iranian women and girls are being systematically trafficked to other countries by criminal gangs with state officials providing immunity or outright taking part. This was basically [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Europe, Middle East, Woman|

Can Shia mourning ceremonies be held online? Grand Ayatollahs answer

Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gather as they commemorate the Arbaeen outside of Imam al-Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq, November 10, 2017. (Reuters) August 1, 2020 As Iran prepares to mark important annual Shia religious ceremonies, two health experts have appealed to Iran’s Grand Ayatollahs about their fears that large gatherings could lead to a spike [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Iran|

Hardliner politician in Iran reportedly gets light sentence after accusation of rape

Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi (L), who has been accused of sexual misconduct and one of his alleged victims Zahra Navidpour. (RF) August 1, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme Court has reportedly acquitted a former member of parliament, Salman Khodadadi, of rape but sentenced him to 99 lashes, and banned him for [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran rules out drone or missile attack as cause of nuclear site incident

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) July 31, 2020 A member of an influential Iranian security body said on Friday it had ruled out drone or missile attacks as the cause of an incident at [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

To weep or not to weep: Iran debates holding Muharram during coronavirus pandemic

Shi'ite Muslims beat themselves as they walk around a symbolic tomb at a mosque during a religious festival marking Ashura, near Tehran's grand bazaar, Oct 24, 2015. (Reuters) By Golnaz Esfandiari July 31, 2020 Despite an upsurge in coronavirus infections in Iran and a ban on weddings and large funerals, the country's famed [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Large fire in Tehran commercial area engulfs warehouses

Tehran Municipality Fire and Safety Services reported a large fire in a dock on Fadaiyan-e-Islam Street. July 31, 2020. (ISNA) July 31, 2020 Tehran’s fire department says a huge blaze broke out this morning in a large commercial area housing depots for various manufactured goods. The local ISNA new website quoted a fire [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Iran|

US frowns upon Iranian supermarket in Venezuela’s capital

A sign for the first Iranian supermarket that is set to open its doors in Latin America stands near a poor neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, July 29, 2020. (AP) July 31, 2020 U.S. officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela’s capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran ignores pleas to protect prisoners from Covid-19

A female prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison, June 13, 2016. Reuters By Natasha Schmidt July 31, 2020 The Iranian government has ignored pleas to deal with Covid-19 in Iran’s prisons, leaked documents reveal. Amnesty International has obtained four letters revealing that senior officials from Iran’s Prisons Organization have urged the country’s Ministry of Health [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Iran|

US is Iran’s main enemy, ballistic missile & nuclear negotiations ruled out: Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon to the crowd during Friday Prayers in the capital Tehran, January 17, 2020. (AFP) July 31, 2020 The United States is Iran’s main enemy, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said on Friday, ruling out negotiations with the US over Tehran’s ballistic missile and nuclear [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|North America, USA|

Iran to recruit 10,000 health workers to fill in for 6,000 infected with coronavirus

Emergency medical staff and nurses help while transferring a patient with coronavirus to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, in Tehran, March 30, 2020. (Reuters) July 31, 2020 As the number of health care professionals falling victim to COVID-19 is soaring in Iran, the government will be recruiting of 10,000 to join the country's Ministry of [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Iran|