Iran sets coronavirus infection record for 3rd straight day

A woman prays at the grave of an unknown soldier at the shrine of Saint Saleh in northern Tehran, April 6, 2021. .(AP) April 8, 2021 Iran hit a new coronavirus infection record on Thursday for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases as the country grapples with a severe spike following [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Iran|

Rouhani’s employment legacy: 800,000 leave the Iranian labor market

The economic record of Rouhani's second administration has been absolutely shattered over the past four years. (AFP) By Bahram Khodabandeh April 8, 2021 Four years ago, when Hassan Rouhani first launched his campaign for presidency of the 12th Islamic Republic government, it was claimed that his administration had already brought about a seismic [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Iran|

Iranian MP: Property prices have increased sevenfold in seven years

The widely-observed increase in rents was directly related to a sevenfold increase in house prices. (ISNA) April 8, 2021 House prices have increased by 700 percent in seven years and doubled again in 2020-21, an MP and member of the Development Committee has said. In an interview with ILNA News Agency, Mojtaba Yousefi, [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Iran|

Facebook pulls plug on “troll farm” posting pro-Iranian opposition content

Facebook established that all the accounts were being run from a single location in Albania.  (Facebook) April 7, 2021 Facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to exiled Iranian opposition group the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) and an alleged troll farm in Albania. In a report published on Tuesday, the social media giant said [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Iran|

Iran sets new record for virus infections amid holiday surge

Taxi driver wearing protective mask against coronavirus in Kerman, Iran. (Tasnim) April 7, 2021 Iran shattered its daily record for new coronavirus infections Wednesday for the second consecutive day, with recorded cases soaring to 20,954. The country is in the midst of one of the most severe surges of the coronavirus to date, [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Iran|

Legendary architect mourns the fate of his buildings in Iran

Azadi Tower was built in 1970 as Iran’s modern national monument and designed by architect Hossein Amanat. (IranWire) April 7, 2021 The beginning of the Iranian year 1400 (March 20, 2021), just as the clock struck the moment from one year to the next, a military unit stationed next to Azadi Tower in [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Arts, Iran|

Public spat reveals divisions in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards ahead of presidential vote

Lieutenant Commander Yidallah Javani threatened to strike the US troops stationed in the Gulf. (Supplied) By Golnaz Esfandiari April 7, 2021 A dispute within Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has spilled into public view with a deputy commander lashing out at an aide to the IRGC's commander in chief who has [...]

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Former Iranian MP accuses senior officials of ignoring pleas to stop crackdown on protests

People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Nov 16, 2019. (Reuters) April 6, 2021 A video interview with former Iranian MP Mahmoud Sadeghi revived talks about the Iranian authorities’ crackdown on the popular protests that swept the county in 2019 over the hike of petrol prices. The interview revealed [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Iran|

UK-based TV stations Iran Intl, Manoto ‘most popular’ among Iranians: Survey

Studio of Iran International TV, based in London, undated. (II TV) April 6, 2021 London-based Persian-language TV stations Iran International and Manoto are the “most popular” television channels among Iranians, according to a new survey. The survey, titled “Iranians’ attitudes toward media” was conducted in February by the Group for Analyzing and Measuring [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Iran|

Rebound in Iranian exports unlikely to shock oil markets: Goldman Sachs

A crude oil tanker sails through the Persian Gulf towards Kharq Island to transport crude oil to export markets in the Gulf, Iran. (AFP) April 6, 2021 Goldman Sachs said a potential recovery in Iran exports won’t come as an “exogenous” shock to the oil market and full recovery won’t occur until summer [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Iran|