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Armed attackers reportedly ambush prison bus in Iran

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) June 1, 2020 Reports and videos on Iranian social media accounts say an armed attack on a prison minibus in southern Iran on Saturday resulted in several prisoners being set free by the assailants. An Iranian news [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

Iran struggles to contain coronavirus as cases surpass 150,000

Burial of Covid-19 victims in Iran shows just a handful of family members standing afar and the grave being disinfected. April 3, 2020. (IRNA) June 1, 2020 Iran said its caseload of novel coronavirus infections passed the grim milestone of 150,000 on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a recent upward trend. [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

Iran infections remain high while all corornavirus restrictions are lifted

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) By Maryam Sinaiee May 30, 2020 Iran has completely lifted all coronavirus restrictions across the country while according to health officials infections still remain high at more than 2,000 new cases every day. Speaking at a meeting of [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

Footage of city employees killing an elderly woman and destroying her shack shocks Iranians

Asieh Panahi died after she was forced out of the shack she lived in and officers used tear gas against her and her neighbors. (IranWire) May 30, 2020 An elderly woman has died after municipal authorities used tear gas and pepper spray to force her out of the shack she was living in. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

As lockdown eases, Iran’s mosques to resume daily prayers

Iranian men worship without face masks at a reopened mosque in Roudbar, Kerman province in this screen grab from a May 5, 2020 report on Iranian state TV. (Screengrab) May 30, 2020 Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily prayers across the [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

Khamenei Twitter demands “tough punishment” for violence against women

A screenshot shows the official Twitter administered on behalf of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, August 23, 2017. (Twitter) By Maryam Sinaiee May 29, 2020 Presumably referring to a recent honor killing, the Twitter account of Iran's Supreme Leader on family and women's issues (Reyhane) on Thursday called for "tough punishments" for those [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Dreams and nightmares: The Larijani clan and the run-up to succession in Iran

Sadeq Larijani (R) and his brother Ali Larijani during a religious ceremony in Tehran. (ISNA)   By Reza Haqiqatnezhad May 30, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed outgoing Majles Speaker Ali Larijani as his adviser and a member of the Expediency Council, demoting his status to a not-so-influential politician who has to [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian stock market boom prompts ‘bubble’ warnings

Iranian traders monitor the stock market at the stock exchange in the capital Tehran. (MEHR) By Jamie Dettmer May 29, 2020 Iran's stock market has been booming for months, despite a collapse in the country's economy and a rampant coronavirus that has struck the country hard. Even President Hassan Rouhani has sounded surprised. [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian man arrested for using monarchy flag, posters of deposed kings

Alireza Gholampour, a fifty-five-year-old resident of Mashhad, has been arrested for supporting monarchism. May 26, 2020. (Twitter) May 29, 2020 Iranian human rights organizations have reported that security forces on Tuesday arrested a man in Mashhad for an alternative tricolored flag with the "Lion and Sun" emblem and posters of Pahlavi kings and [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Iran|

Iran reports most new cases in nearly two months

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease, as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, in Tehran, March 16, 2020. (Reuters) May 29, 2020 Iran on Friday announced its highest number of new coronavirus infections in nearly two months and warned the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Iran|