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Survey says one-third of Iranians want to emigrate

It’s alarming that Iran’s semi-skilled and unskilled laborers are now leaving for good. (Supplied) March 2, 2022 A recent survey found that three out of ten Iranians want to leave the county because of economic hardship, while others highlight lack of freedoms and despair. The survey, by Keyou Analytics, found that over 33 percent [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Iran|

Satellite photos show Iran had another failed space launch

Trucks and other equipment surround a scorched launch pad at Iran's Imam Khomeini Spaceport in rural Semnan province, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP) March 2, 2022 Iran likely suffered another failed launch of a satellite-carrying rocket in recent days attempting to reinvigorate a program criticized by the West, even as Tehran faces last-minute negotiations [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Iran|

Iran intends to increase the price of medicine under bogus excuses

An Iranian woman shops at a drugstore at the Nikan hospital in Tehran. The Iranian economy is expected to go into recession next year. (AFP) March 2, 2022 The Iranian regime is increasing the price of medicine again. Energy products are perhaps the most obvious examples of goods whose price the Iranian regime [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Iran|

UN experts urge Iran to abandon mass internet censorship plan

A controversial new law could signal a greater loss of internet freedoms in Iran. (DW) March 2, 2022 Two UN experts have called on Iran to “abandon its efforts to enact a new law that would effectively isolate the country from the global internet.” In a joint statement, Javaid Rehman, special rapporteur on [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Iran|

Covid-19: Lawyers sue Ali Khamenei as accessory to manslaughter

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receiving a dose of the locally-made Covid-19 vaccine, COVIran Barekat, in Tehran, on June 25, 2021. (AFP) March 1, 2022 On Sunday, February 27, two lawyers based inside Iran, Mohammad Reza Faghihi and Arash Keykhosravi, filed a lawsuit against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and other senior officials [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Iran|

Iran armed forces personnel hold protests for higher salaries

Conventional force. Iranian soldiers march during a parade on the occasion of the country’s annual army day, on April 18. (AFP) March 1, 2022 Dozens of active personnel and retirees of the armed forces have held protests in several Iranian cities to protest their poor living and working conditions. According to videos posted on [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Iran|

Iran’s next Covid-19 wave expected after Nowruz holidays

Mask-clad Iranians shop at the Tajrish Bazaar market in the capital Tehran, on January 16, 2022, during the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP) By Pouyan Khoshhal March 1, 2022 For the third year in a row, Iranians are poised to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, under the dark shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Health [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Iran|

Iran plans to invest $50 billion in new nuclear power plants

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran, October 26, 2017. (AFP) February 28, 2022 The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country plans to invest $50 billion for building new nuclear power plants. Mohammad Eslami said on [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Iran|

At least $12.5 billion worth of goods are smuggled in Iran

A Home Appliances shop in Tehran undated. (IRNA) February 28, 2022 An anti-smuggling official in Iran has said the volume of smuggled goods is at least $12.5 billion and only one-third of the goods involved is discovered. In a television show on Saturday, the head of Iran’s Headquarters for Combating Smuggling of Goods [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Iran|

Arrest of Iranian internet activist leads to social media storm

  Hossein Ronaghi is an Iranian blogger and internet freedom activist. (Supplied) February 28, 2022 The brother of Iranian dissident blogger and internet freedom activist Hossein Ronaghi says he has been on a dry hunger strike since his arrest four days ago. Hassan Ronaghi, also an activist, said in a tweet on Sunday [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Iran|