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Latest Covid figures show Omicron’s spread in Iran

Iranian women wear protective face shields and masks as they walk in Tehran Bazaar in Tehran, Iran April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) February 24, 2022 Iran is enduring its sixth wave of infections by the Covid-19 as the daily death roll reached 227 on Wednesday, with 70 in Tehran. The health ministry out the [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Iran|

Teachers say there will be ‘uprising’ in Iran if wages not increased

Female teachers gathered outside the Iranian parliament on Feb 22, 2022. (Supplied) February 23, 2022 Thousands of teachers Tuesday threatened an “uprising” if higher pay was not offered by President Ebrahim Raisi and Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf. "Raisi, Ghalibaf, This is the last call. Teachers' movement is prepared for an uprising", teachers chanted [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Iran|

Iran’s Parliament Speaker in hot water after corruption allegations

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf greets members of the parliament after being elected as parliament speaker at the Iranian parliament in Tehran, May 28, 2020. (AFP) February 23, 2022 The Speaker of Iran's parliament Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has come under fire from conservatives after being implicated in a major financial corruption case. Many among the [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Iran|

Troubled ex-IRGC commander is new head of the Iranian Shooting Federation

Morteza Ghorbani was an IRGC commander from the Iran-Iraq war until 1997, but then fell out with the government. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour February 23, 2022 Three days ago members of the Iranian Shooting Federation elected Morteza Ghorbani, a long-standing commander and officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as its new president [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Iran|

Iran’s parliament adopts bill to further restrict internet

Iran's parliament session on August 05, 2018. (ACANA) February 23, 2022 Iran's parliament has approved the general outline of a bill to enforce restrictions on the internet and access to various apps and platforms in the country. The bill, ironically titled Legislation to Protect Cyberspace Users’ Rights, was passed by the so-called Joint [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Iran|

Khamenei orders government not to pressure banks for more money

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures during a meeting with organizers of events to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Iran's top commander Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran December 16, 2020. (REUTERS) February 23, 2022 Iran’s Supreme Leader has ordered the parliament and the government not to overburden banks by [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Iran|

Taxis lost, online meetings disrupted as ‘censors’ slow Iran internet

A controversial new law signal a greater loss of internet freedoms in Iran. (DW) February 22, 2022 In tweets, Mostafa Arani, chief editor of 7Sobh newspaper has said Iranian authorities are restricting bandwidth and slowing broadband as a means of censorship. Arani has warned of a plunge in the rate of data transfer [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Iran|

Military man and North Korean PhD holder takes charge of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization

Mohammad Hassan Nami, the new head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization. (Supplied) February 22, 2022 President Ebrahim Raisi and cabinet have appointed Mohammad Hassan Nami as the new head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization. A Brigadier General and former senior advisor to the Iranian military, Nami will replace Esmail Najjar, who has led [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Iran|

Cyber security firm reveals details about attacks on entities in Iran

An image showing hactivist video being aired on Iran state TV. February 1, 2022. (Screen grab) February 22, 2022 Cyber security provider Check Point has shed light on the new wave of cyberattacks that have hit Iranian state infrastructure in the past few months. The American-Israeli software and hardware security company said in a [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Iran|

Recorded Covid-19 deaths in Iran jump 30 percent in a Day

People wearing protective clothing attend the funeral of a victim who died from the new coronavirus, at a cemetery in the outskirts of the city of Ghaemshahr in north of Iran, Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP) February 21, 2022 The Iranian Ministry of Health reports that 16,967 more people tested positive for Covid-19 [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Iran|