Iran

/Iran

FIFA threatens Iran with suspension from world football

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2019. (AFP) June 1, 2020 FIFA, the international governing body of football (soccer), has set a short deadline for the Football Federation of [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

Two commercial flights make emergency landings in Iran due to technical issues

An Airbus of Iranian Aseman airlines taking off in Tehran's Mehrabad airport, undated. (Aseman) June 1, 2020 Two Iran Aseman Airlines (IAI) flights had to make emergency landings in Iran due to technical issues at Tehran Mehrabad Airport and Ahvaz Airport on Saturday and Sunday due to technical issues. Speaking to the Islamic [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

As cases soar, minister warns Iran may face 2nd stronger virus wave

Iran's Parliament discussing coronavirus crisis. Health Minister Saeed Namaki speaking. April 7, 2020. (ISNA) June 1, 2020 Iran could face a second, stronger wave of novel coronavirus infections if people ignore guidance and social distancing rules, health minister Saeed Namaki said on Monday. Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the region, started [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

Armed attackers reportedly ambush prison bus in Iran

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) June 1, 2020 Reports and videos on Iranian social media accounts say an armed attack on a prison minibus in southern Iran on Saturday resulted in several prisoners being set free by the assailants. An Iranian news [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

Iran struggles to contain coronavirus as cases surpass 150,000

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) June 1, 2020 Iran said its caseload of novel coronavirus infections passed the grim milestone of 150,000 on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a recent upward trend. [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Iran|

Iran infections remain high while all corornavirus restrictions are lifted

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) By Maryam Sinaiee May 30, 2020 Iran has completely lifted all coronavirus restrictions across the country while according to health officials infections still remain high at more than 2,000 new cases every day. Speaking at a meeting of [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

Footage of city employees killing an elderly woman and destroying her shack shocks Iranians

Asieh Panahi died after she was forced out of the shack she lived in and officers used tear gas against her and her neighbors. (IranWire) May 30, 2020 An elderly woman has died after municipal authorities used tear gas and pepper spray to force her out of the shack she was living in. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

As lockdown eases, Iran’s mosques to resume daily prayers

Iranian men worship without face masks at a reopened mosque in Roudbar, Kerman province in this screen grab from a May 5, 2020 report on Iranian state TV. (Screengrab) May 30, 2020 Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily prayers across the [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

Khamenei Twitter demands “tough punishment” for violence against women

A screenshot shows the official Twitter administered on behalf of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, August 23, 2017. (Twitter) By Maryam Sinaiee May 29, 2020 Presumably referring to a recent honor killing, the Twitter account of Iran's Supreme Leader on family and women's issues (Reyhane) on Thursday called for "tough punishments" for those [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Dreams and nightmares: The Larijani clan and the run-up to succession in Iran

Sadeq Larijani (R) and his brother Ali Larijani during a religious ceremony in Tehran. (ISNA)   By Reza Haqiqatnezhad May 30, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed outgoing Majles Speaker Ali Larijani as his adviser and a member of the Expediency Council, demoting his status to a not-so-influential politician who has to [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|