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‘Deeply alarmed’ UN calls on Tehran to halt imminent execution of Iranian-Swedish doctor

Swedish-Iranian researcher Ahmad Reza Jalali in Barcelona, Spain in 2014. (AP) May 18, 2022 The United Nations says it is "deeply alarmed" by the imminent execution in Iran of Swedish-Iranian doctor and academic Ahmedreza Djalali, and called for an immediate halt to it. Liz Throssell, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human [...]

By |May 18th, 2022|Europe|

Iran detains protesting bus drivers: reports

People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. (Reuters) May 18, 2022 Iran arrested a number of bus drivers who have staged protests in Tehran for the second consecutive day over their living conditions, media in the country reported on Tuesday. “A number of drivers were [...]

By |May 18th, 2022|Iran|

Tehran criticizes Washington’s support for peaceful assembly of Iranians

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in Tehran, Iran on 5 October 2020. (Anadolu) May 17, 2022 Protests against deteriorating living conditions continued in several Iranian provinces, while Tehran protested the support of the US State Department's spokesman for the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in Iran. US State Department [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|North America, USA|

U.S. charges Venezuelan doctor with selling ransomware used by Iranian group

Zagala advertised his Jigsaw v. 2 tool on an online forum for $500, and offered to sell the underlying source code for $3,000, the complaint said. (Supplied) May 17, 2022 A Venezuelan cardiologist who taught himself computer programming sold software that was used by an Iranian hacking group to attack Israeli companies, U.S. [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Yemeni minister claims Iran-backed Houthis undermining peace efforts

Iran-backed militias Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) May 17, 2022 A Yemeni minister said the Iran-backed Houthi militia is undermining efforts to reach complete peace by violating the agreed-upon ceasefire terms, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday citing the Yemeni state-run news agency. The claim was made by the Yemeni [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Yemen|

Israel says Iran working on advanced centrifuges at new underground sites

Satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. shows construction at Iran's Natanz uranium-enrichment facility that experts believe may be a new, underground centrifuge assembly plant, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP) May 17, 2022 Iran is working on advanced uranium centrifuges at new underground sites being built near its Natanz nuclear plant, Israel’s defense minister said [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Israel|

Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests

Iranian protesters gather around a fire during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. (AFP) May 17, 2022 Iran’s state TV on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two French citizens, saying they met with protesting teachers and took part in an anti-government rally. The [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Europe|

Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

Iranians cross a street as a heavy sand storm hits the city of Ahvaz in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on April 13, 2011. (AFP) May 17, 2022 Schools and government offices closed in the Iranian capital on Tuesday and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran, state TV reported. [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Iran|

Iranian convicted of 1992 murder of dissidents calls for pressure on Sweden to release Nouri

Kazem Darabi, an Iranian sentenced to life in prison over the murder of four Iranian dissidents. (Fars) May 17, 2022 Kazem Darabi, an Iranian sentenced to life in prison over the 1992 murder of four Iranian dissidents, has called on President Ebrahim Raisi to pressure the Swedish government for the release of former [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Europe|

Iranians in protest zones can’t get online. This is what they see instead

An Iranian man shows his phone while unable to load a social media page as internet service is reportedly disrupted, Tehran, Iran, 17 November 2019. (EPA-EFE) By Hannah Somerville May 17, 2022 At 2.50pm on Friday, May 13, an Iranian would-be internet user in Khuzestan opens up Google on their phone and types [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Iran|