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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Iran’s parliament suspends controversial internet bill

Al-Monitor – With protests raging all across the country over water shortages and electricity, Iran’s parliament has decided now is not a good time to push through a controversial bill further limiting Iranian citizens’ access to the internet. The bill, titled “protecting users in cyberspace and organizing social media,” was set to be publicly discussed on Iran’s parliament floor July 26. The review of …

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Iranian man indicted in Sweden for involvement in mass executions

mtvuutiset.fi – Prosecuted for executions in Iran A 60-year-old man is charged at Stockholm District Court for a serious violation of international law and several murders during mass executions in Iran in 1988, reports TT. The man, who has been in custody for almost two years, is suspected of having played a leading role in the executions of thousands of …

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Videos show march in Iranian capital amid water protests

(AP) — Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran. The demonstrators are seen in the videos marching down Jomhuri Islami Avenue — or “Islamic Republic Avenue” in Farsi — and calling on police to support them. Men on motorbikes and those in cars …

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Iran reports record high of over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases: Health ministry

Al-Arabia – Iran’s daily Covid caseload crossed the 30,000 mark for the first time on Monday, its health ministry said, less than a week after the country recorded a daily infection record. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. In the past 24 hours, the Islamic republic registered a record 31,814 new infections to bring its total number of positive …

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Trans-Iranian Railway Added To UNESCO’s World Heritage List

RFL/RE – UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Trans-Iranian Railway onto its World Heritage List. The committee announced on July 25 that the railway, which connects the Caspian Sea in the northeast with the Persian Gulf in the southwest, has been added to the list, along with three other sites. “Started in 1927 and completed in 1938, the 1,394-kilometer-long …

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Iranian State TV Re-Airs Jailed Scientist’s Forced Confession

Iranwire – “Documentary The Spy Academy, on the subject of the abuse of scientific and academic settings by spy agencies, is to be broadcast on IRIB Channel 5.” This was the news published by most of Iran’s state news agencies at noon on Friday, July 23. According to the Revolutionary Guards-affiliated Tasnim News Agency, The Spy Academy will “the first time, by going …

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Kimia Alizadeh: Meet Iran’s ‘Daughter-in-Exile’ Who Shone at the Olympics

Iranwire – Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s 23-year-old “daughter-in-exile”, has achieved fourth place in the Tokyo Olympics in taekwondo as a refugee. Five years ago in Rio, Alizadeh became the first Iranian woman to win a medal in the Olympic games. This time, not only was she not fighting under the Iranian flag, but she competed against – and defeated – her friend and her former …

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Palestinians accuse Hamas of storing weapons in residential areas

JPost – Palestinian factions and human rights organizations have called on Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups to stop  storing weapons in residential areas following another explosion, which killed one person and injured 14 others on Thursday.They also demanded a thorough investigation into the explosion in order to hold those responsible accountable.Palestinians in the Gaza Strip said that the explosion took place in a …

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Protests break out in Iran’s Tabriz in support of Khuzestan demonstrations

Al-Arabia – Protests broke out in the city of Tabriz in northwest Iran on Saturday in support of ongoing demonstrations southwest of the country, videos posted on social media showed. Protests sparked by a water crisis have been taking place in Iran since July 15. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The demonstrations …

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