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Hackers targeting and stealing billions from Iranian citizens in texting scheme

The texts prompted victims to download malicious applications that then steal credit card information and two-factor authentication codes. (Getty) By Maggie Miller December 2, 2021 Financially motivated hackers likely based in Iran are successfully targeting and stealing billions in currency from Iranian civilians through a texting campaign, new research released Wednesday found. Israeli-American [...]

By |December 2nd, 2021|Iran|

Groundhog day as Iran’s new Education Minister unveils his manifesto

Iran's Education Minister Yousef Nouri. (IRNA) By Amir Hossein Miresmaeili December 2, 2021 Finally, Iran has a new education minister. Yousef Nouri, Ebrahim Raisi’s third candidate proposed for the job, managed to gain a vote of confidence from the Iranian parliament on Sunday, November 28. The newly-anointed cabinet member laid out his manifesto [...]

By |December 2nd, 2021|Iran|

Iran TV airs ‘confessions’ of Esfahan ‘provocateurs’

A rally on November 26 escalated into clashes, with security forces firing tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators, Nov 24, 2021. (Twitter) December 1, 2021 Iran's state television Tuesday aired "confessions" of a young woman and man admitting to torching the tents of farmers protesting in Esfahan to provoke a riot. The city protests, [...]

By |December 1st, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s new administration faces accusations of nepotism

People protest Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi near the UN General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2021, in New York City. (Getty Images) December 1, 2021 Less than four months after Ebrahim Raisi assumed the presidency in Iran, widespread nepotism has sparked criticism even among his own Principalist camp. On Nov. 16, Raisi reacted to the [...]

By |December 1st, 2021|Iran|

Isfahan nurse: Hospitals turned injured farmers away after protests

A file photo shows Iranian protest dried-up river in Isfahan, Nov 24, 2021. (FARS) By Mansoureh Khodabakhsh December 1, 2021 On Friday, November 26, blood flowed on the dry bed of the Zayanderud river. Two weeks after a fresh round of protests got under way in Isfahan, officers from the police’s Special Forces [...]

By |December 1st, 2021|Iran|

Tehran air pollution reaches alarming level on Tuesday

A general view of the Milad telecommunication tower engulfed by smog in the Iranian capital Tehran on December 19, 2015. (AFP) November 30, 2021 Iran’s capital Tehran on Tuesday registered red air quality alert and ranked as the world’s fourth most polluted city where all population groups are at risk. The air quality [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Iran|

The impacts of the ongoing water shortage on the survival of the Iranian regime

Protesters gather on the dried-up riverbed of the Zayandeh Roud river in the city of Isfahan 410 kilometres south of Tehran, November 19, 2021. (AP) By Track Persia November 30, 2021 Iran has witnessed several protests against the regime’s management of the water crisis in the country. The ongoing protests are the latest. [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Iran|

Iran about-turns on domestic flu jab

Iranians wait outside of a coronavirus disease testing center as cases spike, in Tehran, Iran, July 28, 2021. (Reuters) November 30, 2021 In recent days, Iranian health officials have warned about the possibility of a fresh flu outbreak coinciding with Covid-19 in Iran. Earlier this year, it was announced that a domestically-made vaccine would [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Iran|

Iran minister says new coronavirus strain, Omicron could spread

Bahram Einollahi, the Iranian Health Minister. (IRNA) November 30, 2021 Iran’s health minister has warned about the possibility of the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, spreading in the country but did not announce any travel bans. Bahram Einollahi told local media that “despite all precautions” the spread of the new strain is a possibility, [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Iran|

Study warns of rift between clerics and the Iranian people

An Iranian cleric student looks at the courtyard of Faiziyeh religious school in Iran's clerical capital Qom, 120 kms south of Tehran, 18 May 2005. (AFP) November 30, 2021 During the pro-democracy protests of 2009 it was Iran’s middle classes that led the charge against the government. Ten years later, lower-income Iranians were [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|