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Hospitals scramble to cope with nursing shortages as new variant threatens Iran

Nurses treat a patient with coronavirus disease at a hospital in Tehran, Dec 16, 2020. (Reuters) By Pouyan Khoshhal September 14, 2021 The National Coronavirus Taskforce reports that the fifth wave of coronavirus in Iran is now on the decline. Nevertheless, the official number of daily Covid-19 fatalities is still well above 500 and hospitals [...]

By |September 14th, 2021|Iran|

Young people prosecuted in Dezful for guitar-playing video

Iranian women and girls were banned from playing music and singing solo after the Islamic Revolution. (IranWire) September 13, 2021 A group of young people in Dezful, Khuzestan are being prosecuted for taking part in a music video. The Sol-la music group, which includes children, released a video several days ago in which [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Arts, Iran|

Iranian police arrest 79 tour group members for ‘promoting mysticism’

The police arrested a tour group in the northern Iranian province accusing them of promoting new mysticism. (IranWire) September 13, 2021 The Gilan chief of police has confirmed the arrest of 79 members of a tour group in the northern Iranian province, accusing them of "promoting new mysticism." Azizollah Maleki said on Sunday [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Iran|

Women are leading the battle for Iran’s future

An Iranian woman rides a bicycle during the weekend in the capital Tehran, on September 10, 2021. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh September 13, 2021 As the Iranian regime prepares to confront a host of domestic crises by installing Ebrahim Raisi as president, it finds itself fighting another losing battle, this time against growing [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Iran, Women|

More warnings come about a serious winter energy shortage in Iran

Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran, Iran, Jan 20, 2021. (AP) September 13, 2021 Iran will face serious electricity shortages in winter, with a shortfall of 200 million cubic meters of natural gas daily, Fars news agency has warned on Monday. Iran’s new oil minister Javad Owji had warned [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Iran|

Anti-vaxxers invoke Ghasem Solemani at Tehran protest

The latest rally comes at a time when the Islamic Republic has begun to speed up its domestic vaccination. (IranWire) September 13, 2021 On Sunday, September 12, 2021, a group of Iranians opposed to mandatory vaccination staged a protest in front of the Interior Ministry building in Tehran. Group members carried homemade placards [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Iran|

In Iran’s Gilan, a waterless wetland burns

A wildfire raged for four days on the Anzali wetland in Gilan before finally being put out last week by the rain. (IranWire) By Pouyan Khoshhal September 11, 2021 This time, it was the rain that would take the most credit for extinguishing the fires consuming vast stretches of Iran’s Anzali wetland. This [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Iran|

In Tehran much talk of talks

Ebrahim Raisi, left, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP) By Amir Taheri September 11, 2021 “Return to the nuclear talks!” This is the advice that China, France and Russia have been publicly giving to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s new team in Tehran since they assumed power last month. Other powers, notably Germany, [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

As football fans return to stadiums, FIFA demands Iran welcome women

Iranian women cheer ahead of a football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in Tehran on Oct 10, 2019. (AFP) By Payam Younesipour September 11, 2021 As the October 12 match between Iran and South Korea fast approaches, international football federation head Gianni Infantino has expressed hope that Iranian and [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran Health Minister says Covid more deadly than Iran-Iraq war

People wearing protective clothing attend a funeral of a victim who died from the new coronavirus, at a cemetery in Ghaemshahr in north of Iran, May 1, 2020. (AP) September 11, 2021 Iran’s new health minister has said on Friday that the Covid-19 death rate in the country is much higher than that [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Iran|