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Petrochemical company in southern Iran comes under armed attack

A security person stands in front of the Mahshahr petrochemical plant in Khuzestan province, Iran, Sept 28, 2011. (REUTERS) February 26, 2022 A petrochemical company in southern Iran has come under attack reportedly by armed men, igniting a big fire that burned nearly a dozen vehicles. According to ISNA, the incident took place [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Iran|

Food prices keep rising in Iran ahead of Persian new year

Sellers wearing masks in an Iranian fruit market, June 15, 2020. (Reuters) February 26, 2022 With only a few weeks left until the new Iranian year on March 20, prices of essential food items are still rising at alarming levels, local media report. The last weeks of the year in Iran are traditionally [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Iran|

Iran’s hardliners attack female politician for keeping a dog

Azar Mansouri, secretary-general of the reformist Etehad-e Mellat (National Unity) Party. (Supplied) February 26, 2022 Religious hardliners in Iran have slammed Azar Mansouri, the first female party leader, for keeping a dog at home and "trying to normalize living with dogs". The reformist newspaper Shargh published a video February 15 – along with a feature [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Sister of slain Iran’s November 2019 protestor beaten by court officials

Farzaneh Ansarifar is the sister of a protester killed during Iran’s nationwide November 2019 demonstrations. (Supplied) February 26, 2022 Farzaneh Ansarifar – the sister of Farzad Ansarifar, a protester killed during Iran’s nationwide November 2019 demonstrations – has been beaten at the Behbahan prosecutor's office and in the prosecutor’s presence. Farzad Ansarifar was shot in [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Record of Raisi’s government, price increase of 84,000 goods

A man looks at products while walking in a market in Tehran, Iran. (Getty) February 25, 2022 Despite the claims by the Iranian regime president Ebrahim Raisi and the officials of his government to reduce inflation and improve the economic situation, the people must endure the pain and hunger of empty baskets. The [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Iran|

Official says Iranian banks have no money for manufacturing sector

Iran's Saipa automaker is one of the largest manufacturers headquartered in Tehran, Iran. (Supplied) February 25, 2022 A member of the Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce says the country's banks do not have enough money to provide loans and credits to the manufacturing sector. In an interview with ISNA news agency published on Thursday, [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Iran|

Internet freedom activist ‘abducted’ in Iran after days of intimidation

Internet freedom and civic activist Hossein Ronaghi. (Supplied) February 25, 2022 Family and friends of dissident blogger and internet freedom activist Hossein Ronaghi say security forces have 'abducted' him and his whereabouts are unknown. Masoud Kazemi, a dissident journalist and close friend of Ronaghi who resides in Turkey, told Iran International that he [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Iran|

Iranian prisoner dies of heart attack after death penalty retracted

Executions in public in Tehran, Iran, undated. (MEHR) February 24, 2022 A 55-year-old Iranian convict died from a heart attack after being informed that his death penalty sentence was being retracted for a murder he committed 18 years ago because the victim’s family forgave him. Iranian newspaper Hamshahri said the man, Akbar, had [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Iran|

Amid spiralling suicide rates, Iran’s government backs cemetery tours for schoolchildren

Tehran mayor Alireza Zakani's suggestion that children be taken on graveyard tours has been backed by the Ministry of Education. (Supplied) By Amir Hossein Miresmaeil February 24, 2022 On the morning May 12, 1990, female students filing through the gates of Martyr Bahonar High School in Salehiye, Tehran province, discovered that everything was [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Iran|

IRGC gets more crude oil from government in exchange for debts

Members of IRGC in a joint ceremony in Boushehr on May 24, 2015. (Tasnim) February 24, 2022 Commander of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s Khatam al-Anbiya contracting arm says they received crude oil in exchange for government debts to its companies. Brigadier General Hossein Housh-Sadat said on Wednesday that the Khatam-al Anbiya base will [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Iran|