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  • Iran Should Reach Out to Labor Leaders, Not Prosecute Them

    Iran Should Reach Out to Labor Leaders, Not Prosecute Them

    There’s not much good news to share in Iran as Nowruz, the Iranian new year, approaches. The economic situation that played a role in nationwide protests during December 2017 and January 2018 is still difficult as millions of Iranians struggle to l…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Decades-Long Sentence for Women’s Rights Defender

    Iran: Decades-Long Sentence for Women’s Rights Defender

    Expand Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Farhad Meysami, a human rights defender, protest the suspension of  Sotoudeh's law license in front of the Tehran bar association i…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Serious Rights Violator to Lead Judiciary

    Iran: Serious Rights Violator to Lead Judiciary

    Expand Ebrahim Raeesi, a candidate in the 2017 presidential elections, addresses his supporters during a campaign rally at Imam Khomeini Mosque in the capital, Tehran, on May 16, 20…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Environmentalists’ Flawed Trial

    Iran: Environmentalists’ Flawed Trial

    Expand A campaign poster showing environmental activists, Taher Ghadirian, Niloufar Bayani, Amirhossein Khaleghi, Houman Jokar, Sam Rajabi, Sepideh Kashani, Morad Tahbaz and Abdolre…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Glimmer of Hope in Iran for Long-Persecuted Baha’is?

    Glimmer of Hope in Iran for Long-Persecuted Baha’is?

    The Iranian constitution after the 1979 revolution provides limited freedoms for religious minorities, and it does not recognize the Baha’i community, with more than 300,000 members in the country. Instead, for four decades, the Islamic Republic ha…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Prominent Labor Activist Rearrested

    Iran:  Prominent Labor Activist Rearrested

    (Beirut) – Iranian authorities on January 20, 2019 arrested two activists who had alleged that authorities tortured them in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrests of Ismael Bakhshi, a prominent labor rights activist, and Sepideh Ghol…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Unrelenting Repression

    Iran: Unrelenting Repression

    Expand Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iranian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Is a Plea for Basic Rights

    Iranian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Is a Plea for Basic Rights

    This week, two well-known political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin prison went on a three-day hunger strike to protest their inability to get urgent medical treatment.  Expand Narge…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Imprisoned Dissident Dies

    Iran: Imprisoned Dissident Dies

    Expand Rajai Shahr Prison, Karaj, Iran. © 2004 Private (Beirut) – Iranian authorities should immediately carry out an independent and impartial in…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran
    Iranians participated in numerous protests across the country amid deteriorating economic conditions, perceptions of systematic government corruption, and popular frustration over lack of political and social freedoms. Security forces and the judicia…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Iran

Iran Focus

  • newNasrin Sotoudeh Sentenced to 26 Years and 148 Lashes for Defending Human Rights

    Nasrin Sotoudeh Sentenced to 26 Years and 148 Lashes for Defending Human Rights

    By Jubin KatiraieIran has finally published the sentenced of human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, which states that she will serve 26 years in prison and been given 148 lashes, in addition to the five years she’s already serving for…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:34pm -
  • US Urges Europe to Get Tough on Iran Terrorism

    US Urges Europe to Get Tough on Iran Terrorism

    By MehdiThe US is urging Europe to get tougher on Iran concerning its terrorist activities and to hold the mullahs to account for their crimes, with the US counter-terror chief warning that the continent is under increased threat from Iran and will…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 4:57pm -
  • Iran Policy on Iraq Shows US Sanctions Are Working

    Iran Policy on Iraq Shows US Sanctions Are Working

    By Pooya StoneIran’s renewed embrace of Iraq, shows that the US sanctions on Iran are working, according to political scientist Dr Majid Rafizadeh.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Iraq last week for the first time since becoming preside…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 4:48pm -
  • The Oil Market Does Not Need Iranian Exports This Year

    The Oil Market Does Not Need Iranian Exports This Year

    Iran FocusLondon, 18 Mar - US President Trump must soon decide whether or not to end sanctions waivers granted to several nations. US officials have affirmed that the global oil market can withstand the removal of all Iranian crude exports this yea…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:29pm -
  • In Iran, Human Rights Activists Face Prison

    In Iran, Human Rights Activists Face Prison

    By Jubin KatiraieAccording to Amnesty International's R. Bahreini, the situation in Iran is only getting worse. No one is safe from being detained under vague laws that criminalize most forms of expression in Iran.She says, “At the moment there…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 1:36pm -
  • Iran Had No Legal Reason to Detain Eco Activists

    Iran Had No Legal Reason to Detain Eco Activists

    By MehdiIt has been over 400 days since a group of nine environmental activists were arrested and charged with espionage in Iran. Now, one has died under suspicious circumstances in prison and eight are facing trumped-up national security charges,…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 2:10pm -
  • Iran Operatives Creating Dossiers on US Targets for Terrorism

    Iran Operatives Creating Dossiers on US Targets for Terrorism

    By Pooya StoneIranian operatives are compiling “target packages” as part of their planning for prospective future assassinations and terrorist attacks, according to more than half a dozen former U.S. intelligence officials.The assembly of the…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 4:57pm -
  • Women's Rights Committee of U.N. Has a New Member — Iran

    Women's Rights Committee of U.N. Has a New Member — Iran

    Iran FocusLondon, 15 Mar - On Wednesday the United Nations issued a shocking announcement: Iran, seen as one of the top human rights abusers in the world, was awarded a seat on the United Nations committee that oversees complaints about the global…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 4:46pm -
  • US Caution EU Against Trade With Iran

    US Caution EU Against Trade With Iran

    By Jubin KatiraieA top Treasury Department official told a Congressional subcommittee on Tuesday that the US has been very clear with Europe about the “significant risks” of providing Iran with a special mechanism to facilitate trade.US Treas…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 4:50pm -
  • Iran Smuggling Weapons to Syria by Sea Again?

    Iran Smuggling Weapons to Syria by Sea Again?

    By MehdiIranian businesses that are sanctioned by the United States for links to the Revolutionary Guards Corps have been caught unloading shipments at Syria’s Latakia port, which is raising concerns that the dormant maritime trade route has been…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 4:33pm -

The Economist: Iran

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The Guardian: Iran News

  • Social workers can do so much more than just pick up the pieces
    Social work can break cycles of crisis, and help people change their lives and communitiesGuardian Jobs: see the latest vacancies in social care Too often, social services are designed as rotating doors. They focus on individuals in crisis who, when…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:05pm -
  • Iran’s threats to BBC Persian staff must be confronted
    Shocking harassment of journalists and their families should get wider media attentionTyrannical regimes seek to control what their populations read, see and hear, lest the people obtain information that might encourage them to question the power tha…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Iran sentences US navy veteran Michael White to 10 years in jail
    Lawyer says 46-year-old convicted on two charges‘Unclear’ if charges politically motivated, attorney addsA US navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison, his family’s lawyer said, after he was arrested last July while visi…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 6:20pm -
  • North Korea sanctions: UN investigating possible violations in about 20 countries
    Alleged activities range from nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in SyriaUnited Nations experts are investigating possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in Ch…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 10:13pm -
  • Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed 'for 38 years' in Iran
    Lawyer sentenced to decades in prison and 148 lashes, husband writes on FacebookNasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, has been handed a new sentence that her husband said was 38 years in prison and 148 lashe…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 1:34pm -
  • Iranian couple arrested after public marriage proposal goes viral
    Police say pair offended Islamic society with proposal in Arak shopping mallA young Iranian couple have been arrested after a marriage proposal in public that was captured on a video clip that went viral on social media. The police say the pair offen…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 11:29am -
  • Iran rejects UK claim of diplomatic status for Zaghari-Ratcliffe
    Tehran refuses to acknowledge dual-national woman jailed in Iran is a British citizen Iran has rejected the UK’s claim that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is entitled to British diplomatic protection, insisting she is solely an Iranian citizen and there…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 1:20pm -
  • Foreign Office grants Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection
    Jeremy Hunt raises British-Iranian’s case to state dispute, meaning injury to her is now injury to UKThe Foreign Office (FCO) has escalated its conflict with Iran over the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by granting her diplomatic protect…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 2:59am -
  • Cleric linked to mass executions appointed head of Iran’s judiciary
    Ebrahim Raisi accused by US of role in deaths of thousands of political prisoners in 1988A hardline cleric once thought to be a possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader has been appointed head of the Islamic Republic’s judiciary, sparking conc…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 1:56pm -
  • The big picture: a surreal scene in the Iranian desert
    Gohar Dashti’s take on the aftermath of the Iran‑Iraq war captures her nation’s ongoing sense of traumaThe photographer Gohar Dashti was born in 1980 in Ahvaz, a city in south-west Iran, near the border with Iraq. For the first 10 years of her…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 2:00am -

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