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In September 2015, Zakka, secretary general of IJMA3, the Arab Information and communications technology Organization, visited in Tehran upon an invitation from Iranian then-Vice President for women and family affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi, to speak at the second international conference on the role ...
"Everything stopped suddenly. We are literally out of work now," Alireza, a 24-year-old university student living in Tehran, told Al-Monitor. He is among many Iranian online entrepreneurs who have suffered major financial losses in recent days due to the authorities' intensified online filtering, including bans ...

O fficials from Iran and Azerbaijan will hold the 12th meeting of the joint economic commission of the two countries on Jan. 15-16 in Tehran, a diplomatic source told Trend news agency. Azerbaijan's economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev and his Iranian counterpart Masoud Karbasian will attend the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Tehran on Saturday stated that they would retaliate against the embargos imposed by the US on Iran's judiciary head as President Trump stepped efforts to 'fix' a nuclear agreement between the major powers and Iran. Trump on Friday said that he would waive nuclear sanctions ...
The room smells of smoke and sex. The excitable, scruffy boys, cradling glasses of bootleg vodka, are primed like cocked pistols. The girls let cigarettes linger on their lips and eye their targets. Their hair falls around their uncovered shoulders and they wear minidresses, or tight denim and strapless tops ...
Iran says the US has "crossed a red line" by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. Iran also rejected any changes to its nuclear deal with world powers. US president Donald ...

Italy and Iran will sign a memorandum of understanding worth €5 billion ($6 billion) to support Italian investments in Tehran, state TV reported. Italian media reported an unnamed source from the economy ministry as saying that the MoU between the two sides will be concluded today and includes opening ...
Hundreds of people have protested outside Tehran's notorious Evin prison over the fate of relatives arrested in Iran's recent anti-regime rallies. An Iranian reformist MP claims that 3,700 people were arrested during the rallies, far higher than numbers first given out. He has also raised the case of Sina ...
The Rich Kids of Tehran live in a rarefied world of luxury. They're young, glamorous and filthy rich: seemingly immune to vast gap between rich and poor in Iran, a country with a conservative reputation, where inflation is running at about 12 per cent, and 40 per cent of its young people are unemployed.
Psiphon won't know all the details of just how many users were actively using the app until it audits the data later on, but Simpson estimates that--at its peak--usage hit eight to 10 million users in Iran. The huge spike in usage comes as Tehran tries to take out other apps, like encrypted messaging platform ...
Reading liberty in Tehran. Shift in thought. Mass protests in Iran hint at a sharp shift against rule by clerics and for democratic freedoms. Such a possibility may add to similar moves against theocracy and religious divides in the Middle East. In this official photo released Jan. 2, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ...
The Iranian government's recent crackdown on protesters is renewing the debate around Canada's diplomatic relations with the country, in particular Justin Trudeau's 2015 election promise to reopen an embassy in Tehran. The largest anti-government protest since 2009 began on Dec. 28, spreading to ...
Tehran, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- A security conference on the west Asia region situation kicked off in Iran's capital Tehran on Monday. The one-day event, held with the slogan of "Regional Security in West Asia; Emerging Challenges and Trends," is the second of its kind in less than one year organized by the ...
A 22-year-old man arrested during anti-government protests in Iran has died in Evin prison in the capital, Tehran, two Iranian MPs say. They said they were informed that Sina Qanbari killed himself. He was among more than 1,000 people arrested during demonstrations which swept Iran over the past two ...
"We obviously regret the loss of lives as a result of the demonstrations that were not so peaceful," said Russia's envoy to the UN. "However, let Iran deal with its own problems." Russia's envoy to the United Nations has strongly condemned the United States' decision to call a UN Security Council meeting ...
"A committee has been established to follow up on and track Tehran University's detained students' situation Our aim is to work with relevant authorities and facilitate the quickest release and return of those students to their studies and family embrace," Majid Sarsanghi, the University of Tehran's deputy ...
David M. Roeder remembers sitting handcuffed to a chair in a dingy Tehran cell as his Iranian interrogators made a bid for his cooperation. They started by telling him the precise time a bus picked up his son--born with a form of cerebral palsy--at his Virginia home. Then they told him the special education ...

This is not a whataboutery piece. As such, the intent is by no means to belittle or discredit what is taking place in Iran by asking "what about Palestine". The Iranian people - like most of their Arab counterparts - live under an oppressive regime that severely restricts the right to dissent, "arresting and ...
women In Tehran Will No Longer Be Arrested For Not Wearing A Hijab ... 'Those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centres, nor will judicial cases be filed against them,' said Tehran police chief General Hossein Rahimi, according to local media reports. Woman ...
Although initial reports about the unrest sweeping Iran focused on riots and violent clashes in the country's provinces, 450 people have reportedly been arrested in Tehran, the capital city, in the past three days. The ILNA news agency on Tuesday quoted Ali Asghar Nasserbakht, a security deputy governor ...
Some protesters want Tehran to stop spending what they say is "vast amounts of money" on supporting the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas movement, Deutsche Welle reports. In an interview with The Times of Israel, Israeli ...
London (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck Iran's capital Tehran on Wednesday, state television said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by Andrew Roche). euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a ...
Tehran, Iran - In the busy Enghelab Square in central Tehran, a sheen of normality prevails as residents go about their business like any other day - if not for the large number of security personnel interspersed throughout this bustling part of the Iranian capital. Over the past four nights, the square has ...
The US has branded as "complete nonsense" Iran's accusation that its enemies have been behind a wave of violent protests sweeping the country. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made the accusation in his first comments on the protests. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said the protests ...
Tehran, Iran -- police in Iran's capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution. The announcement signaled an easing of punishments for violating the country's conservative dress code, as called for by the young and ...
Tehran MP at Iranian parliament, who is chairing the Specialized and Executive Committees' sessions as part of current 13th Session of Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference underway in Tehran, said "the current conference in Tehran is held in a space that the big threat of ...
Tehran, Jan. 13 (MNA) - The Islamic Republic of Iran will host the 13th edition of the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Cooperation Conference. The 13th PUIC Conference will start as of today, Saturday, January 13, 2018 with specialized and expert meetings and executive committees in session.
Tehran -- When they stepped through the gates of Tehran University last week, the student protesters had every expectation of igniting an impassioned rally against the government. After all, the university grounds had long been a flash point for demonstrations in the capital. But this time, their ...
Tehran, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that authorities have arrested a small number of demonstrators in Tehran protesting price hikes and the president's economic policy. The Friday report quotes the security deputy of Tehran's governor, Mohsen Hamedani, as saying that ...
One person died of a heart attack and at least 56 people were slightly hurt when an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude shook an area 50 km (31 miles) west of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, the state news agency IRNA reported. Later on Wednesday, a quake with a magnitude of 5.1 hit the town of ...
Tehran to develop economy in Kurdish areas to end kolbar trade: official ... ugly fact for us that there is still a Kurd who is a kolbar," Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Iranian National Security Council told reporters, explaining that Tehran has taken certain decisions to solve the problems of the Kurdish areas.
Establishing public WiFi network is gaining traction in Iran. Earlier in October three local mobile operators and one Internet service provider started offering public WiFi services in Tehran and some big cities. The services are available in 66 populated urban spots including airports, stadiums and commercial ...
A six-minute video showing Riyadh taking over Iran with all available forces has been posted on social media accounts dubbed 'Saudi Deterrent Force.' The simulated attack occurs in retaliation for a strike launched by Iran. The video was posted by an anonymous Saudi Arabian user last week on YouTube ...
T he electrification of the 926-km railroad from Tehran to the eastern city of Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi Province will increase the speed of the line from the current 160 kph to 200 kph once the project comes on stream, according to the Minister of Roads and Urban Development. "We hope to be able to ...
Tehran, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Kindergartens, schools and high schools in Iran's capital Tehran will remain closed for a third consecutive day on Wednesday due to heavy air pollution, local media reported on Tuesday. Tehran Province's Air pollution Exigency Committee decided in a meeting on Tuesday to ...
"A request was filed a month ago with the [Tehran] prosecutor to go ahead with the surgery but so far there has been no response." During their last phone conversation, Ghaderi told his wife to tell his relatives in Tehran not to come to Evin prison for their weekly visit because he is unable to walk, Harika ...
Dubai: Etihad Airways said it is suspending its flights to Tehran effective January 24, 2018. In a statement, the carrier said that between December 25 and January 23, its frequency between Abu Dhabi and Tehran will be reduced from five flights a week to two each week. Etihad did not elaborate on why it is ...
"Low-speed wind, which has been forecast for the next few days, is not strong enough to clear the capital's sky and air pollution will most probably continue to shroud the city," Mohammad Rastegari, deputy for environmental monitoring at the Department of Environment, said. Based on figures released by ...
Iranian authorities have shut down schools and canceled sporting events around Tehran due to thick smog covering the capital city. Authorities decided to close kindergartens and primary schools in all but two cities in the Tehran Province, which is home to around 14 million people, the semiofficial Tasnim ...
Arab countries will address the security council president to clarify Iranian "violations" of a UN Security Council resolution on Tehran's ballistic ...
Tehran - Iran is chosen to host 24th Executive Committee meeting and the 16th General Assembly of ECO Chamber of Commerce and ...
T ehran is ready and willing to play a role in Algiers' joint energy ventures. Iranian Ambassador to Algeria Reza Ameri made the statement in a ...
S outh Korea was Iran's fourth biggest export destination (after China, Iraq, the UAE) and also the fourth biggest exporter to Iran (after China, ...
It's one of the most dangerous pilgrimages in the world. Every year, despite the deadly menace of the Islamic State group, millions of Shiites ...
High-ranking officials from Iran and the European Union (EU) started their third round of political negotiations in Tehran on Monday to boost ...
Tehran - Iran on Monday dismissed as "worthless" a resolution by Arab League foreign ministers that accused the Islamic republic of ...
W ith the end of the mourning period in the months of Muharram and Safar (in the lunar calendar), and the start of the month of Rabi-al-Awwal, ...
Islamabad, Nov 18, IRNA -- Pakistan Air Force C-130 plane carrying relief assistance for the affectees of the deadly earthquake that struck ...
Ever since 1979, the guardians of Iran's Islamic Revolution have resorted to the ancient Middle Eastern practice of hostage-taking as a means ...
A top Iranian official on Wednesday hailed a regional alliance of Tehran's allies stretching from Tehran to Beirut, underscoring his country's ...


 

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