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Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Pitfalls of a Shady Peace in Afghanistan

gatestoneinstitute.org – There are several fundamental problems with the “deal” touted by the administration as a ticket to peace in a land torn by war since the 1970s. To start with, it is not at all certain that the cast of characters that negotiated the “deal” actually do represent the Taliban…. Like the Mafia in Italy, it included a large …

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Widespread Floods Add To Coronavirus Pain In Iran

Radiofarda – Iran is grappling with potentially devastating floods in 16 provinces amid a coronavirus epidemic that has killed thousands, with tens of thousands infected. Unusual snowfalls have blanketed many highland regions in Iran since April 8 and countries to the east, including Tajikistan and other Central Asian countries. Rain has inundated many cities and villages. Emergency services have come …

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Iran Lawmakers Reject Proposal To Be Quarantined In Parliament

Radiofarda – Iranian lawmakers have rejected a proposal to remain in quarantine in the building of the Parliament in the next few months until the end of their term in mid-May. Behrouz Nemati, a member of the Presidium of the Parliament, on Saturday said the proposal was put to vote and lawmakers rejected it. According to Nemati, the Presidium has …

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US Offers $10mn Cash For Information On Hezbollah Boss

AFP -The United States announced on Friday a 10 million-dollar reward for “any information on the activities, networks and associates” of Muhammad Kawtharani, a Lebanese Hezbollah commander accused of playing a key role in coordinating pro-Iran groups in Iraq. Kawtharani is a senior official of the Lebanese Shiite movement in Iraq, “and has taken over some of the political coordination …

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Death Certificates For Covid-19 Victims In Iran Must Be Issued By Revolutionary Guard

Radiofarda – A directive by Iran’s health authorities asking families to coordinate Covid-19 burials with the military authorities has led to questions and controversy. A letter by a health official leaked to social media April 8, showed that for obtaining death certificates “for Covid-19 victims or people suspected of having died because of coronavirus” families must contact the Islamic Revolution …

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All residents of a neighborhood in southwest Iran contract coronavirus

Iran-HRM – All residents of a neighborhood in the city of Izeh have contracted the novel coronavirus because the city was not quarantined. Some 400 people have been infected in Gonjeshgir neighborhood in Izeh, in southwestern Khuzestan Province, because they are deprived of the most basic medical and hygienic resources due to the callous policies of the clerical regime and …

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Authorities mount pressure on inmates following coronavirus related rioting

Iran-HRM – Following the coronavirus related riot in Sepidar prison of Ahvaz in southwest Khuzestan Province, authorities have cut off water in this facility.Considering the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Iran’s prisons, this inhumane measure places inmates before a serious threat of getting the coronavirus.The judiciary officials have told the inmates’ families that there will be no furlough following the recent protests and riots inside …

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COVID-19: Iran Reopens ‘Low-Risk’ Businesses

RFL/RE – The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 100,000 with over 1.7 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast regions. Iran Iran has reopened some “low-risk” businesses in most parts of the country with …

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