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  • Iranian Opposition Figure Ends Hunger Strike

    Iranian Opposition Figure Ends Hunger Strike

    Expand A supporter holds up a picture of presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi during a rally in Tehran May 29, 2009. © 2009 Reuters Former Iranian…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Raising the Death Penalty Bar

    Iran: Raising the Death Penalty Bar

    (Beirut) – The Iranian parliament on August 13, 2017, approved a long-awaited amendment to the country’s drug law that significantly raises the bar for a mandatory death sentence, Human Rights Watch said today. The amendment, which the parliame…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Opposition Figures Denied Health Care

    Iran: Opposition Figures Denied Health Care

      Expand Presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi (R) and his his wife Zahra Rahnavard cast their ballots during the Iranian presidential election in southern Tehran June 12, 20…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Women Activists in Iran Pressing for Female Minister in Cabinet

    Women Activists in Iran Pressing for Female Minister in Cabinet

    Expand Supporters of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani carry pictures of him as they celebrate his victory in the presidential elections, in the streets of Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2017…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Joint Letter to President Rouhani: Stop Mr. Pourmahammadi's Reappointment
    Dr. Hassan RouhaniPresidentIslamic Republic of IranYour Excellency:On May 19, 2017 Iranian voters elected you to a second term as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The promises you made during the campaign to address human rights issues…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Halt Drug-Related Executions

    Iran: Halt Drug-Related Executions

    Expand A view of the Iranian parliament in Tehran September 2, 2009.  © 2009 Raheb Homavandi/Reuters  (Beirut) – The Iranian government should…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran Should Grant Rights Groups Access to Prisons, not just Foreign Diplomats

    Iran Should Grant Rights Groups Access to Prisons, not just Foreign Diplomats

    Expand Exterior view of Evin prison. © Wikipedia Iran has opened the door – just a crack – to provide a glimpse of life in Tehran’s notorious…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Deadly Attacks in Tehran

    Iran: Deadly Attacks in Tehran

    Expand A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters  (Beirut) – The…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • “It’s a Men’s Club”

    “It’s a Men’s Club”

    Summary“I am a mechanical engineer and I was interviewed for a position in Iran's oil and gas fields […]. My contact in the company told me that they really liked me, but that they did not want to hire a woman to go to the field.”− Naghm…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iran: Women Face Bias in the Workplace
    Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women’s right to work. Women confront an array of restrictions, such as on their ability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protec…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Iran

Iran Focus

  • newIran-Backed Taliban Beg Trump to Pull the US out of Afghanistan

    Iran-Backed Taliban Beg Trump to Pull the US out of Afghanistan

    Iran FocusLondon, 17 Aug - The Taliban wrote an open letter to Donald Trump advising him against sending more troops into Afghanistan would be self-destructive as the military situation is "far worse than [he] realizes".A senior Taliban official…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:32pm -
  • newHuman Rights Activist Warns: Stop Appeasing Iran Regime

    Human Rights Activist Warns: Stop Appeasing Iran Regime

    Iran FocusLondon, 17 Aug - A prominent human rights activist has written an op-ed for Forbes in which he warned the international community against appeasing the Iranian RegimeHeshmat Alavi, an activist who specialises in Iran and the Middle East…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:24pm -
  • newSaudi Arabia: We Never Asked for Mediation With Iran

    Saudi Arabia: We Never Asked for Mediation With Iran

    Iran FocusLondon, 17 Aug - A Saudi official announced that they have never requested Iraqi mediation in its affairs with the Iranian Regime and that any claim to the contrary was just fake news.In a statement on Wednesday, the SPA official said:…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • newIran's Sectarianism Poses Grave Threat to the Middle East

    Iran's Sectarianism Poses Grave Threat to the Middle East

    Iran FocusLondon, 17 Aug - The extremist ideology exhibited by the Iranian Regime is medieval and poses a threat to nation states in the Middle East, according to a Saudi Journalist.Mohammed Al Shaikh wrote an op-ed for Al Arabiya, entitled “Ex…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:50pm -
  • newIran and Russia Colluded to Violate UN Sanctions Related to Nuclear Deal

    Iran and Russia Colluded to Violate UN Sanctions Related to Nuclear Deal

    Iran FocusLondon, 17 Aug - The Iranian Regime colluded with Russia in order to violate UN sanctions with regard to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to reports by German media and state intelligence agencies.Iran and Russia used a secret smuggling…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:41pm -
  • The US Warns Iran Against Provocations in the Persian Gulf

    The US Warns Iran Against Provocations in the Persian Gulf

    Iran FocusLondon, 16 Aug - The US Navy has warned that Iranian provocation in the Persian Gulf ‘creates an unnecessary risk of escalation’ between the two states, but that the US will not be backing down.Commander Bill Urban, spokesman for th…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:36am -
  • Iran Building Rocket Factory in Syria

    Iran Building Rocket Factory in Syria

    Iran FocusLondon, 16 Aug - The Iranian Regime is building a long-range rocket factory in Syria, according to a report on Israeli television.The Channel 2 television news report, which aired on Tuesday, showed satellite images of the site under co…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:29am -
  • BBC Condemns Iran's Sanctions Against Its Journalists

    BBC Condemns Iran's Sanctions Against Its Journalists

    Iran FocusLondon, 16 Aug - The BBC has criticised the Iranian Regime for its asset freeze on BBC Persian staff resident in London; the latest attack from the Regime on the BBC’s Iranian correspondents.The Iranian judiciary issued a court order…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:24am -
  • Amnesty International Calls on Iran to Halt Execution of Man Convicted as a Juvenile for Second Time in One Week

    Amnesty International Calls on Iran to Halt Execution of Man Convicted as a Juvenile for Second Time in One Week

    Iran FocusLondon, 16 Aug - Amnesty International called on the Iranian Regime to halt the execution of a man who was sentenced to death as a juvenile.Mehdi Bohlouli was just 17 when he was sentenced to death by an Iranian criminal court in Novemb…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:14am -
  • Iran Votes to Increase Terrorism and Ballistic Missiles Spending

    Iran Votes to Increase Terrorism and Ballistic Missiles Spending

    Iran FocusLondon, 16 Aug - Iranian Mullahs chanting “Death to America” recently voted to increase its budget for funding terrorism and its ballistic missiles programme by a total of $609 million.This staggering increase in military funding wi…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:13pm -

The Economist: Iran

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The Guardian: Iran News

  • newIran opposition leader begins hunger strike to demand public trial
    Ailing Mehdi Karroubi has demanded a public trial after being under house arrest for more than six yearsAn ailing 79-year-old Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest since February 2011 has embarked on a hunger strike, demanding aut…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • Iran says it could quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions
    President Hassan Rouhani says Trump has shown the world that Washington is ‘not a good partner’The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has warned that his country could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United Sta…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:37pm -
  • Iran freezes assets of BBC Persian staff in crackdown on journalists
    Broadcaster condemns Tehran’s block on Iranian employees’ financial transactions after re-election of Hassan Rouhani The BBC has criticised Iran for imposing an asset freeze on staff at its London-based Persian-service, the latest crackdown again…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • After Azadi: man behind Iran's freedom tower on how his life unravelled
    Hossein Amanat was forced to flee country after being put on a death list and says his children have never seen the monumentIn 1966, a 24-year-old architect who had just graduated from Tehran University hesitantly entered a competition to design a mo…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:31am -
  • Iranian children arrested for teaching Zumba and 'western' dance
    Six charged with dancing and failing to wear proper hijab after posting clips on social media, say Revolutionary GuardsFour boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching “western” dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness rout…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 12:48pm -
  • Manus Island asylum seeker death: family want inquest in Australia
    Family say foul play can’t be ruled out in Hamed Shamshiripour’s death, whose deteriorating mental health issues had been raised high up in immigration departmentThe family of the Iranian asylum seeker Hamed Shamshiripour have formally requested…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 3:25am -
  • 'We hate the headscarf': can women find freedom in Tehran's female-only parks?
    Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public“I love to take off my headscarf,” says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from Tehran. She’s sittin…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 2:25am -
  • Border force doctor knew of Manus asylum seeker's deteriorating health before death
    Dr John Brayley had said he would investigate mental health of Iranian Hamed Shamshiripour, who was found dead near the Australian-run transit centre Australian Border Force’s chief medical officer Dr John Brayley was personally told about Hamed Sh…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • The Guardian view on sanctions: an essential tool | Editorial
    Neither pure diplomacy nor outright war, sanctions are often better than bothLast week Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he described as a “flawed” Russian sanctions bill into law. While the president has his own reasons to be concerned by puta…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 1:47pm -
  • That’s no way to get the measure of a man | Brief letters
    Iran and Israel | Partition | Rip-off Britain | Smallest mammals | EjaculateIt’s surprising that the Guardian’s litany of criticisms of Iran (Editorial, 5 August) did not include any reference to its hostility towards Israel the “Zionist entity…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 1:22pm -

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