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Lebanon not planning to negotiate with Iran on fuel imports

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah said, “calm discussion” was underway with the government over the idea of Lebanon buying refined products from Iran. (AP) July 9, 2020 Lebanon currently has no plan to negotiate with Iran for the import of fuel, energy minister Raymond Ghajar said on Thursday, after the leader of the Tehran-backed Hezbollah [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Lebanon|

Chinese fishing trawlers cleaning out the Gulf, Iran daily reports

A special fishing trawler with capability to clean out whole fish schools. (IRNA) July 9, 2020 Under the cover of night, Chinese vessels are illegally cleaning out fish resources in the Persian Gulf, a pro-reform Iranian daily, Sharq (Orient) disclosed on Wednesday, July 8. Meanwhile, Iranian fishermen are forced to pay ten thousand [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|East Asia, Middle East|

Iranian blind street vendor turns to Twitter and Instagram during the pandemic

Mohammad Reza Rezaei, born in 1982, lost his sight and part of one of his arms after an explosive device that was triggered in Arak. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour July 9, 2020 A blind street vendor is using social media to sell his goods, prompted by Iran’s lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Before the [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iran|

Arab Coalition says it destroyed Iran-backed Houthi explosive boats

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for Arab Coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, April 17, 2019. (AP) July 9, 2020 The Coalition to Fight Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it destroyed two Houthi explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea. The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

At least six of newly elected lawmakers in Iran test positive for coronavirus

Iranian members of parliament attend a parliamentary session in Tehran. (REUTERS) July 9, 2020 At least six members of the newly elected Majles (Iranian parliament) have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus as a new wave of the epidemic is raging in Iran. The latest victim is the representative of the city of [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iran|

Pompeo pledges to stop Iran oil exports to Hezbollah

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) July 9, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington would stop possible Iranian oil exports to its ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. “We’ll do everything we can to make sure that Iran cannot continue to sell crude oil anywhere, including to Hezbollah [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Tehran mayor sees ‘threat’ in Iranians’ dissatisfaction

Mayor of Tehran Pirouz Hanachi during an interview with AFP in the Iranian capital on July 7, 2020. (AFP) July 9, 2020 Iran’s low voter turnout reflects a wider malaise in a country long buckling under sanctions and more recently also hit hard by the coronavirus, spelling “a threat for everyone,” Tehran’s mayor [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iran|

Iran-backed militia says PM’s actions could bring escalation in Iraq

Iraq’s PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi at a meeting at PMF headquarters in Baghdad on May 16, 2020. (Facebook) July 9, 2020 A powerful Iran-backed militia said Wednesday there would be “escalation” if Iraq’s prime minister continues to clamp down on armed groups, as tensions spiked following the killing of a prominent analyst, pitting the [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran’s coronavirus cases exceed 250,000, record one-day death toll of 221

Workers in Iran carry the body of a coronavirus victim to the morgue to prepare it for burial. April 6, 2020. (Tasnim) July 9, 2020 Iran’s total number of cases for the coronavirus has reached 250,458, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, adding that 221 people had died in the past 24 hours [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iran|

“Women must be housewives,” Iranian female MPs told

Somayeh Mahmoudi, MP for Shahreza and Dehaghan, has criticised the leadership of the Iranian parliament for its view on appropriate roles for women. (Supplied) By Pejman Tahoori July 9, 2020 "A woman should have children and take care of the housework." This was apparently the response of the leadership board of the 11th Iranian [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iran, Woman|