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Half of Iran’s locomotives are worn out and grounded

Rescuers work at the scene where a passenger train partially derailed near the desert city of Tabas in eastern Iran, June 8, 2022. (AP) August 27, 2022 Iran’s Railway Company says about half of Iran's locomotives are grounded, noting that out of 950 locomotives, only about 500 are active. Confirming the figures, the country’s [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Iran|

US hints to Gantz it’s preparing military option against Iran, Israeli official says

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz with US secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Jerusalem (Reuters) August 27, 2022 Defense Minister Benny Gantz told US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Friday that Israel “needs” the US to have a credible military option against Iran, a senior Israeli official said to reporters Friday, amid [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Israel, North America, USA|

Kolbar and young father shot dead on Iran-Iraq border

The Iranian regime still calls kolbars “smugglers” and border guards regularly shoot at these impoverished citizen. (Supplied) August 27, 2022 A young kolbar or border courier has been killed by security forces while crossing between Iran and Iraq, the human rights observatory Hengaw reports. Ribwvr Rashidi, 30, was reportedly killed in the early [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Iraq, Minorities|

Title of ‘Ayatollah’ for Khamenei’s son seen as sign of succession

Mojtaba Khamenei, the son of the Supreme Leader, who is extremely well-connected and seen by many as his natural heir-apparent. (AFP) August 27, 2022 An Iranian news agency’s use of the title “Ayatollah” for Mojtaba Khamenei has rekindled suspicions that he's being groomed to succeed his father as Supreme Leader. Social media users [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Iran|

‘Crisis’ or bankruptcy?: An Iranian city enters day nine without water

Government officials again warn about severe water shortages in Iran. (Fars) By Maryam Dehkordi August 27, 2022 In the afternoon of Thursday, August 25, the people of Hamedan took to the streets for the third consecutive day to protest severe water shortages in the city and surrounding area. Videos of these protests received by IranWire [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Opinions On Iran|

Iran making plans for Latin America as nuclear deal nears

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, speaks in a joint news briefing with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, June 11, 2022. (AP) August 27, 2022 “Iran’s play in America’s backyard” is the headline by the official government news website IRNA heralding new hopes of expanding influence in [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Latin America|

Boat with 70 Iranian refugees stranded in Mediterranean Sea

A photo of some of the people aboard the stranded boat in the Mediterranean Sea. (Supplied) August 27, 2022 A boat with about 85 Iranian and Afghan passengers, including 30 women and children, has been stranded in the Mediterranean waters, Iran International has learned. According to the pictures, videos and audio files obtained [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Europe|

Iranians pay homage to poet Hushang Ebtehaj, dead at 94

Iranian poet Houshang Ebtehaj speaks in an interview, in Tehran, Iran, July 2005. (AP) August 27, 2022 Hundreds of Iranians attended a funeral service in Tehran on Friday for the country’s best-known contemporary poet, Hushang Ebtehaj, who died earlier this month aged 94. Ebtehaj, whose Persian pen name was Sayeh (the Shadow), shot [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Arts, Iran|

German motorcyclist arrested in Iran tourist hotspot, Berlin confirms

Tourists visit the Azadi Tower in the capital Tehran on April 19, 2018. (AFP) August 27, 2022 A fourth German citizen was arrested in Iran around 40 days ago, the country’s foreign ministry belatedly confirmed on Friday. The 66-year-old man is understood to be a tourist who was accused of “taking photos of [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Europe|

Iran-US skirmishes highlight rivalry in eastern Syria

The US forces and their allies on the ground are based in two large oil and gas fields in the province's eastern half. (US Marine Corps) August 27, 2022 Deadly skirmishes have been on the rise in recent days between US forces and Iran-aligned militias in Syria's oil-rich east, where both have carved [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|North America, Syria, USA|