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Australia to ban travelers coming from Iran due to coronavirus

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20, 2020. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Australia will deny entry to all foreign nationals traveling from Iran due to the escalating outbreak of coronavirus in the Islamic republic, the government said on Saturday. Foreign nationals traveling from Iran [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Australia|

Iranian hackers targeted Dutch, Western universities for ‘teaching material’

The attackers of the Dutch universities stole student login details and posted them on an Iranian forum. (Reuters) February 15, 2020 Dutch broadcaster NOS on Friday reported that government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted three Dutch universities and another academic body in the past few months. The report is based on the findings of [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Australia, Europe, North America, USA|

Australia denies visas for Iranian gymnasts, fearing asylum requests

Abodllah Jamei Iranian gymnastics champion. (ISNA) February 04, 2020 President of Iran's Gymnastic Federation, Zahra Dargahi Incheh, has accused Australia of "politicizing" the process of issuing visas for three Iranian athletes. "Three months ago, we requested visas for three of our gymnasts to compete in the 2020 World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne, but Canberra's [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Australia|

Jailed UK-Australian academic says Iran made spy offer

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) January 22, 2020 An Australian-British academic jailed in Iran for espionage rejected Tehran’s offer to work as a spy, according to letters she smuggled out of prison published in British media Tuesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert wrote that the first 10 months she spent in an [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Australia, Europe|

Australian, French academics held in Iran go on hunger strike

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) December 27, 2019 Two foreign academics detained in Iran have begun a hunger strike in protest against their incarceration, according to a letter published by their supporters. Franco-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah and British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert said in the letter dated Dec. 24 they [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Australia, Europe|

Australian universities suspend travel to Iran for fear of arrests

Two Australians detained in Iran have been named as Mark Firkin and Jolie King, with media reporting that the travel bloggers were arrested in July during their Asian trip. (Instagram) October 21, 2019 Acting on advice from the government, Australian universities have warned academics not to travel to Iran, after three Australians were [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|Australia|

Australian couple return home after 3-month Iran detention

Australians bloggers, Mark Firkin and Jolie King, were detained in Iran, they were arrested in July during their Asian trip. (Instagram) October 5, 2019 An Australian-British blogger and her fiancé said Saturday they were “extremely happy and relieved” to be reunited with their loved ones after being freed from a three-month detention in Iran. [...]

By |October 5th, 2019|Australia|

Iran charges three Australians with spying

Two Australians detained in Iran have been named as Mark Firkin and Jolie King, with media reporting that the travel bloggers were arrested in July during their Asian trip. (Instagram) September 17, 2019 Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the detention of three Australian citizens that was announced last week by the Australian government, [...]

By |September 17th, 2019|Australia|

Australian jailed in Iran identified as Melbourne University academic

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) September 14, 2019 A British-Australian woman jailed in Iran has been identified as Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne. The academic’s family issued a statement through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade saying they were in [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Australia|

Australian couple detained in Iran are travel bloggers

Two Australians detained in Iran have been named as Mark Firkin and Jolie King, with media reporting that the travel bloggers were arrested in July during their Asian trip. (Instagram) September 12, 2019 Two Australians detained in Iran were named on Thursday as a travel-blogging couple who were arrested while making an overland [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Australia|