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The sharing of the video clip prompted a social media backlash against the morality policewomen who assaulted the woman. Several women in the Iranian government also posted tweets criticizing the assault and calling for change in how authorities enforce hijab regulations. This report was produced in ...
According to state authorities, Telegram was being carried on CDNs in Iran based on a joint agreement between Telegram and the Iranian government, which has now been scrapped because the foreign app allegedly failed to meet these commitments. No elaboration has been given about Telegram's ...

Hundreds of Iranian Kurds have joined an anti-government rally in a northwestern border town in support of a general strike that has paralyzed the local economy for 12 days. Residents of ... A lack of manufacturing in Baneh and other parts of Iran's Kurdistan province has impoverished the population.
Fars said that Mr Edalat was a member of the network and that Iran had made his arrest public only after “the media of the British government” had publicised his arrest. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said “We are urgently seeking information from the Iranian authorities following ...
Sources said that the Iranian government had officially communicated to the Indian consortium its willingness to lift the entire production of unprocessed gas at the nearest delivery point and the revised Indian investment, hence, would be based on the price offered instead of costs of shipping it back to India ...
The Iranian government has officially released a mobile messaging app in a bid to encourage users to abandon the currently banned Telegram messenger. Soroush, a homegrown app promoted by the Iranian government, boasts most of the features found in Telegram, a popular app that was used ...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman, also is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the "soft toppling" of Iran's government while traveling with her young daughter. Iranian businessman Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father Baquer, a former UNICEF representative ...
Update | In a bid to replace apps which operate outside of the government's control, Iran is promoting its own messaging service, which comes complete with a “Death to America” emoji. The new app, called Soroush, is a state-promoted program, aimed at competing with the popular Telegram messenger, ...
In a wide-ranging press conference held during his first visit to Iran, Oliver Stone expressed appreciation for Iran's extensive history and recent cinematic accomplishments, criticized American policy toward the Middle East, and voiced his wish that director Jafar Panahi would be allowed to attend the ...
But the escalating political hostility coming out of Washington is hurting the Iranian government, which risks losing its credibility if the US exits the nuclear deal and imposes a new round of sanctions on Iran. Also, Rouhani has gradually become unpopular among Iranians who have lost hope for the ...
Pahlavi's grandson, Reza Pahlavi, said in a statement that he was “closely following” the reports that his grandfather's body had been found. He warned Iran's government “against any secrecy or lack of transparency” in its handling of the body. Iranian authorities said the body had been reburied. It was not ...
John Bolton, Donald Trump's new national-security adviser, has long advocated regime change in Iran, and more recently has argued that the ... With the Iranian economy on its knees, the Trump administration thinks Tehran would surrender to a better deal—one that the president, eager to flex his ...
The US administration has openly said in the past that its policy towards Iran is to support "elements" inside the country "that would lead to a peaceful transition" of the Iranian government. Trump has also indicated that he wants to fill key roles within his administration with figures who have been outspoken ...
"This is the first time we saw Iran do something against Israel - not by proxy," the source said. "This opened a new period." While this was never confirmed officially, the Iranian government vowed to take revenge. "The Zionist entity will sooner or later receive the necessary response and will regret its ...
Furthermore, corruption and government interference have led to the accumulation of tens of billions of dollars of bad debts that will continue to put pressure on the balance sheets of Iranian banks for some time to come. Should these toxic assets lead to a collapse of the banking sector, Iran will experience ...
During protests and demonstrations back in December, Iran blocked messaging and social media apps such as Telegram and Instagram. The government claimed it was to "maintain peace," but it became clear that they were trying to prevent the protestors from communicating and documenting what was ...
Behnam Ben Taleblu, a research fellow and Iranian expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told JNS that the so-called "moderates" in Iran, such as Rouhani, wanted to use the nuclear deal to integrate the regime into the global economy and get some relief from economic sanctions.

"We saw this niche that was not being filled; building Iran's civic tech sector." One of its most prominent projects is the Iran Prison Atlas, a compendium of judges, prisons and, most importantly, political prisoners currently held by the Iranian government. The database has played an important role in creating ...
The Iranian banks' debts to the CBI reached 1,167.1 trillion rials by Feb. 20, indicating a rise by 1.1 percent year-on-year. The government debts (including state-run companies) to the Central Bank increased by 6.6 percent to 636.8 trillion rials during the period. The central bank's foreign assets increased ...
Iranian authorities have begun to crack down on days of protests against water shortages in Iran's third largest city of Isfahan. ... The Iranian government's Shi'ite prayer leader in Isfahan, Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabaye-nejad, lost patience with the protesters on Friday, accusing them of seeking to cause “riots ...
But while Tehran was gaining prominence on the battlefield and in international fora aimed at addressing the Syrian crisis, Iran began to pay greater costs for its involvement there. Domestically, the Iranian populace and regime insiders alike were torn on their country's presence in Syria. They believed ...
He said there was an agreement between the militia's commanders and Iranian authorities to export and sell the oil to Iran at a low price. “After the Oct. 16 events, a group of mafias began exporting oil from Kirkuk and the areas they control to Iran without returning the revenue to the Iraqi government,” Abdullah told Kurdistan ...
The 2015 signing of the Iran nuclear deal, which lifted numerous economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program, has been a lifeline in reviving the country's battered economy. But it has not attracted investment at the rates hoped by the Iranian government, and amid vocal ...
In response, Iran's moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, was quoted as saying at a meeting of government officials: "The goal of creating and enhancing Iranian software and messaging apps should not be blocking access [to other apps], but [the goal] should be the elimination of monopolies." Rouhani ...
"These threats did not damage our country, but turned into opportunities." Trump used an annual message to Iranians and others celebrating the spring festival of Norouz to sharply criticize Iran's government, saying that he believes the Iranian people are burdened by "rulers who serve themselves instead ...
In November, Tehran declared the end of Islamic State and hailed the Iranian soldiers killed fighting against it in Syria and Iraq. ... Trump sent greetings on Monday to Iranians celebrating the New Year's holiday, known as Nowruz, but used the message to attack Iran's government, particularly its powerful ...
Trump called the IRGC "a hostile army that brutalizes and steals from the Iranian people to fund terrorism abroad." He said the IRGC had spent more than $16 billion to prop up Syria's government and support Shi'ite militant groups in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. He also accused them of impoverishing Iran's ...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used the annual presidential statement marking the Persian holiday of Nowruz to criticize Iran's government and military leaders with sharp-tongued language rarely before seen in a celebratory presidential message. “The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where ...
Two U.S. senators - one Republican and one Democrat - have pledged greater support for a U.S.-based Iranian-American group that calls for replacing Iran's Islamist leadership with a democratic, secular government. Republican Senator John Boozman and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin spoke to the ...
McMaster's ouster would follow that of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It's been reported that both the outgoing State department leader and McMaster were in favor of keeping the Iran deal in place. Trump's nominee to replace Tillerson, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, compared the Iranian government to ISIS ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. (AP Photo/Robert Burns).
An Iranian cinematic source, who goes by the alias Pouya and has a history of collaborating with Owj, told Al-Monitor, “Everyone knows that Owj is funded by the IRGC. The IRGC gets its budget from the government. The nature of this funding is no different from what is given to other organizations for ...
... after Iran invited China and Pakistan to participate in development of the Chabahar port, India today said it was the prerogative of the Iranian government ... The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman was inaugurated four months ago, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and ...
The State Department on Thursday called the Iranian government's treatment of the news media “unacceptable,” noting reports that journalists have been jailed and harassed. The State Department cited a United Nations Human Rights Council report released earlier this week on Iran that indicated ...
Apparently bowing to government pressure, Apple today blocked Iranian users from accessing its App Store. While the decision does not appear to be fully voluntary on Apple's part, it comes after nearly two years of smaller-scale removals of apps submitted by Iranian developers, which were previously ...
The sons of an Iranian-Canadian university professor who died in a Tehran prison last month urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday to speak out publicly and pressure the Iranian government to free their mother. They also want Canada to seriously investigate their father's arrest and death.
The people of Iran denounced the regime's corruption and mismanagement of public money. They denounced President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for letting the economy be highjacked by the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other religious ...
Iran (MNN) – We've been hearing how the Church in Iran is the fastest growing church in the world. But the shape of the Church is actually underground and in the form of numerous, individual house churches—and the Iranian government wants to shut them down.
For Mandaeans in Iran, forced to survive in an underground economy and largely denied access to universities and government jobs, immigrating to America offered a chance to break free of systemic oppression. Zhinous Yahaghi accompanied her parents and brother on the journey to San Antonio from ...
Following private sector pressure and a rise in public demand, import tariffs on laptops will be reduced to 5% in the coming months, the head of Tehran's Information Technology Union announced. Mehdi Mir-Mehdi Komijani added that laptop tariffs, which were increased in the past four years from 5% to ...
Telegram Black, Mobogram, and Telegram Farsi are some of the potentially dangerous apps with links to the Iranian government. Roughly 40 million Iranians once used the Telegram app. The app's popularity was engendered by the ease in which Iranian citizens could keep in contact with friends and ...
Iran vice president Massoumeh Ebtekarafter's pledge the government is against using force to make women wear the mandatory headscarf comes after a spate of protests stirred debate over the hijab. Massoumeh Ebtekar told a press conference in Tehran that every country has a dress code: "There is no ...
It is not clear if the Iranian government will gamble by opening the floodgates of its reserves at the new so-called unified rate, or if it will again be limited to select groups of buyers like students and businesspeople. "At the end of the day, it's about who you know," Mr Kazemi, the Iranian coffee importer says.
The image was one of four shared by the Iranian president's special assistant for citizens' rights affairs depicting scenes where women were experiencing ... From 'manspreading' to cat calling, a poster campaign highlighting street harassment has gone viral in Iran after a top female member of the Iranian ...
A promise unkept by Iranian President Rouhani powerfully caused the infinite chants, deaths, arrests, and tortures that citizens have been swept by in past weeks. The people of Iran have agreed that these issues can no longer be ignored, and have aggravated the government with their numerous riots and ...
The governments of Turkey and Iran are both considering developing their own government-backed digital currencies, following on the heels of the Feb. ... Last November, the Iranian cyberspace authority, the High Council of Cyberspace (HCC), “welcome[d] Bitcoin” and announced that they were working ...
It strains credulity to believe that any Iranian president could be a “centrist” in the Western sense of a political moderate who supports a liberal, secular government, even if he wanted to, given the Iranian political system is wholly subservient to the religious authorities under Iran's velāyat-e faqīh theocratic ...
Now they face possible deportation back to Iran, where rights advocates say they face potential retaliation or imprisonment by the regime in Tehran for ... “It criticizes the Iranian regime, encouraged the protests, but refuses to provide safety to those who flee and are not safe from the Iranian government.”.
Late last year, there were reports that the Iranian government was keen on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a way of bypassing economic sanctions. However, the government has now said this is not the case at all. According to the independent Iranian news site Iran Front Page, the country's central bank has ...
Since 2012, Human Rights Watch has called on the Iranian government to amend its penal code to impose an absolute prohibition on the death penalty for child offenders, as required by international law. Human Rights Watch has also called on Iran's judiciary to impose an immediate moratorium on ...


 

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