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Iran says 44 million fully vaccinated, half its population

People leave after receiving their Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination center in Iran Mall shopping center in Tehran, Aug. 9, 2021. (AP) November 20, 2021 Iran announced Saturday it has now fully vaccinated 44 million people, more than half of its population of 85 million. The country has been hit the worst by [...]

By |November 20th, 2021|Iran|

Iran MP’s office torched after protest remarks

Hassan Norouzi, the deputy speaker of the Iranian parliament. (Supplied) November 20, 2021 Unidentified assailants torched the office front of an ultraconservative Iranian lawmaker whose recent comments on deadly anti-government protests in 2019 caused an outcry, local media reported Saturday. “The office front of hodjatoleslam (middle-ranking cleric) Hassan Norouzi, representative for the Robat-Karim [...]

By |November 20th, 2021|Iran|

New bill threatens to criminalize owning pets in Iran

Keeping animals designated “unclean” as pets or walking them would be punishable by a heavy fine of 10 to 30 times the minimum wage. (Getty Images) By Roghayeh Rezaei November 20, 2021 On November 9 the Iranian parliament announced receipt of a bill that, if approved and implemented, would change the lives of hundreds of [...]

By |November 20th, 2021|Iran|

Thousands rally in central Iran to protest water shortages

Iranians gather during a protest to voice their anger after their province's lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion in Isfahan on Nov 19, 2021. (ISNA) November 19, 2021 Thousands of farmers and their supporters gathered in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Friday, state TV reported, in a major [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|Iran, Middle East|

Iran says it has imported 4 million tonnes of wheat since late April

Iran said in a report this month wheat imports would reach record levels until March amid a sharp fall in the domestic crop caused by drought.. (Bloomberg) November 19, 2021 Iran said on Friday it had imported four million tonnes of wheat since late April, the semi-official ILNA news website reported. "This year [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|Iran|

Transnational repression: How Iran haunts and kills its critics around the World

Mourners stand around the body a veteran Iranian opposition figure during his funeral in Lavasan on June 1, 2011. (AFP) By Hannah Somerville November 19, 2021 “We’re going to kill you.” “You don’t think we have enough graves? We do.” These are the kinds of messages that Iranian human rights activists regularly receive [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Members of Iran’s parliament seek prosecution of Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani appeared before parliament on Aug 28, 2020 to defend his government's handling of Iran's economic crisis. (MEHR) November 19, 2021 According to Iranian news agencies, 35 members of Iran’s parliament requested that the country’s Justice Minister “address violations by the former president," Hassan Rouhani. The request was put forward by Mohammad Nabavian, [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|Iran|

Iran minister issues ‘inflation roadmap’ while economic crisis worsens

Seyed Ehsan Khandouzi, Iran’s new Minister of Economic Affairs. (Supplied) November 18, 2021 Iran's economy minister has outlined what he called the country's "No-Inflation Roadmap" to deal with the current crisis, trying to ignore the impact of US sanctions. Iranian media described minister Ehsan Khanduzi’s plan as the administration's economic manifesto for the next two [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Iran|

What happened to the properties confiscated after the Islamic Revolution?

Shamaizadeh said the court had ruled the house was "a property mixed with haram [forbidden] because my assets, as a singer, has been incorporated into it". (Twitter) By Milad Pourisa November 18, 2021 Famous Iranian pop singer Hassan Shamaizadeh, who emigrated to the United States after the Islamic Revolution, has sounded the alarm over [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Iran|

Prominent Iranian rights activist to receive lashes, serve time after her arrest

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) November 18, 2021 Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi said Wednesday she faces an outstanding sentence of 80 lashes and 30 months’ jail after she was arrested on Tuesday. Mohammadi called her husband, who lives in France, from Evin prison telling him that she was in solitary [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Iran, Women|