Iran’s oil exports in July drop to around 100,000 BPD

An Iranian oil tanker is seen floating on the Caspian Sea, as Iranian President Mohammad Khatami attends the opening ceremony 29 April 2004, of the Neka oil terminal on the Caspian Sea. (AFP) August 06, 2020 The latest data provided to Radio Farda by Kepler, an international data intelligence firm to Radio Farda, [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Iran|

Fire under the ashes: Workers strike at many Iranian oil and petrochemical refineries

A refinery south of Tehran. Iranian workers believe that establishing syndicates or trade unions might facilitate their demands. (AP) August 6, 2020 A wave of strikes by oil, gas and petrochemical sector workers in Iran has now reached Isfahan refinery and Tabriz thermal power plant. The industrial action, which began in four southern [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Iran|

Rouhani uses ‘conspiracy theory’ to defend government performance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet session in the capital Tehran, April 15. (AFP) August 6, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again used ‘conspiracy theory’ as an excuse to defend his government’s performance in managing the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic all while facing sanctions. Rouhani said that claiming the [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Iran|

Explosion in southeast Iran injures four policemen

Iranian soldiers patrolling in the Sistan Baluchistan province. (Supplied) August 5, 2020 A sound bomb exploded early Wednesday in southeast Iran injuring four police officers, the official IRNA news agency reported. The incident took place in the city of Zahedan, the capital of the Sunni-populated southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan. A sound bomb exploded [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iran reports 185 new coronavirus deaths

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) August 5, 2020 Iran’s coronavirus death toll reached 17,802 on Wednesday, as it claimed 185 lives in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official said. The total number [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran|

Women banned from riding bikes in Iran province run by ultra-conservative cleric

Women must be fully covered if they want to ride a bike in public. But officially riding bikes is banned for them. (CBS) August 5, 2020 The "Headquarters for Promoting Virtue and Prohibiting Vice" in Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province has enforced a ban on women riding bicycles in public places. The capital city [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran executes man convicted for killing Guards soldier in 2017 unrest

Iranian protesters in Mahabad, northwestern Iran, Jan 2018. (Activists) August 5, 2020 Authorities on Wednesday executed an Iranian for killing an elite soldier during anti-government unrest in 2017, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency said, drawing condemnation from a rights group. Mostafa Salehi, one of several men sentenced to death for their roles in anti-government [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran|

Meat becomes unaffordable to more Iranian families as prices rise

Sellers wearing masks in an Iranian market, June 15, 2020. (Reuters) August 5, 2020 A new survey shows that 8.2% of Iranian households cannot afford to eat red meat as they fall below the poverty line. The result published by the Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA) on Sunday, also shows a 3.5 percent [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran|

Iran records highest COVID-19 cases in over month

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease, as they disinfect the streets in Tehran, March 16, 2020. (Reuters) August 4, 2020 Iran confirmed Tuesday over 2,700 new COVID-19 infections, its highest single-day count in more than a month, as the health ministry called for those without masks to be fined. [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Iran|

Protests predicted in Iran

Smoke rises during a protest after authorities raised gasoline prices, in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP) August 4, 2020 In July, many disparate groups of Iranians took to the streets in protest, but the current conditions in Iran mean that widespread and nationwide protests are coming, sooner [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Iran|