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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Islamic Medicine Man Says A Court In Iran Sentenced Three Doctors To Lashes

radiofarda – A cleric who promotes Islamic medicine and campaigns against Western medicine has claimed that a court sentenced three doctors to lashing, after he complained about them. The cleric, Abbas Tabrizian who created outrage in January after publicly burning Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, wrote on his social media account that he lodged a complaint of being insulted by the …

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Three Dervish Women Released From Iran Prison After Two Years In Jail

radiofarda – After nearly two years behind bars, three Sufi women were released from Iran’s notorious Evin prison on Saturday, February 8. The three women belong to the Gonabadi dervish’s sect, whose leader was persecuted, and his followers protested his house arrest in 2018. The Islamic Republic intelligence agents and security forces detained more than seventy female dervishes on February …

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Iranian Satellite Launched But Fails To Reach Earth’s Orbit

rferl.org – Iranian state television reports that Iran on February 9 failed in an attempt to launch an Iranian-made Zafar satellite into the Earth’s orbit. Ahmad Hosseini, a spokesman for the Iranian Defense Ministry’s space program, told state TV that “the Zafar satellite did not reach orbit as planned” because it did not reach the necessary speed. It is at …

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Nearly 550 Iraqis killed in anti-government demonstrations: Commission

alarabiya – Nearly 550 Iraqis have been killed in protest-related violence since unprecedented anti-government demonstrations erupted in the capital and southern cities in October, the Iraqi Human Rights Commission said on Friday. Iraq’s health ministry confirmed the first protester shot dead on October 1 but clammed up thereafter. The Commission has since repeatedly complained that authorities declined its requests for …

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Iran Satellite Launch Delayed For Time-Being, Space Official Says

radiofarda – The Head of Iran’s Space Organization on Saturday said launching the Zafar satellite into orbit has been delayed “in order not to sacrifice accuracy to swiftness” while the Spokesman of Iranian Defense Ministry’s Space Department maintained that the satellite will be launched “at the first opportunity when everything is prepared”. Morteza Barari who heads Iran’s Space Organization and …

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On Revolution Anniversary Khamenei Claims Iran Has A Strong Air Force

radiofarda – Iran has a very strong Air Force despite limitations imposed on the country by the United States since the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed at a gathering of Air Force commanders and staff on Saturday, February 8. “Since the revolution their aim was to stop us from having a strong air force … …

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Canadian Lawyers File Lawsuit Against Iran Over Victims Of Downed Ukrainian Plane

radiofarda – Canadian lawyers, who previously successfully sued Iran, are seeking class action status in a lawsuit on behalf of victims aboard a Ukrainian plane shot down over Tehran last month, looking for at least C$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) in compensation. The suit names Iran, its supreme leader, the elite Revolutionary Guards and others as defendants. Iran admitted its missiles …

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Top EU Diplomat Talks To US On Iran Trip, Mideast Plan

radiofarda – Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell on Friday briefed US leaders on a trip to Iran aimed at easing tensions and discussed a US Middle East plan that he has denounced. On his first trip to Washington since assuming his position in December, Borrell met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said afterward they discussed “everything.” The State Department …

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