Friday , 8 December 2023


How Iranian Political Factions Reacted to Nazanin’s Release

Iranwire – At about 1.10am on Thursday, March 17, Iranian-British citizens Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anousheh Ashouri returned to Britain after years of captivity. Apart from IRGC-aligned media, which quickly re-hashed the fabricated cases against the two “spy” hostages, Iranian reformists and principalists wasted no time in presenting their own narratives around the event and its meaning. It has by now been widely reported that the …

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As Ukraine War Rages, Diplomats Near Iran Nuclear Agreement

VOA — As the war in Ukraine rages on, diplomats trying to salvage the languishing 2015 Iran nuclear deal have been forging ahead with negotiations despite distractions caused by the conflict. They now appear to be near the cusp of a deal that would bring the U.S. back into the accord and bring Iran back into compliance with limits on its …

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Ali Heydar Dehghani Executed for Murder in Khorramabad

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Ali Heydar Dehghani who was sentenced to qisas for murder, has been executed in Khorramabad Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Khorramabad Central Prison on the morning of February 27. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Ali Heydar Ghorbani who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. Hrana newsagency …

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Iranians get behind wheel to mark 43rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Al-Arabia – Thousands of Iranians drove through Tehran on Friday to mark the 43rd anniversary of the country’s Islamic Revolution, staying in vehicles rather than marching on foot amid COVID-19 restrictions. Due to the pandemic, state television said this year, as the previous year, there should be “no gathering or marching” by those celebrating the 1979 overthrow of the shah’s …

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Political prisoner Zahra Safaei in dire health conditions

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Zahra Safaei in dire health conditions. Political prisoner Zahra Safaei is in dire health conditions after suffering a heart stroke and undergoing heart surgery. She is being detained despite the forensic’s confirmation that she cannot endure imprisonment. Zahra Safaei has undergone a heart surgery in a civic hospital after hinderances by prison authorities. In the hospital, …

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Omid Sarani Executed on Drug Charges in Birjand

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Omid Sarani who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges has been executed in Birjand Central Prison. At least 84 prisoners, including a woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021. According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Birjand Central Prison on the morning of October …

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Some agreements reached in reconciliatory talks with Saudi Arabia: Iran FM

Al-Arabia – Iran and Saudi Arabia have reached some agreements in their ongoing reconciliatory talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “[Iran] and Saudi Arabia have reached agreements in some areas,” Amir-Abdollahian said during a news conference in Beirut, adding that talks are “moving …

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The Next Lebanon War

tabletmag – The rule for watching the Israel-Lebanon frontier is that although nothing seems to be going on, something always is. Nothing seemed to be going on, for example, on one of the afternoons I recently spent along the electrified fence trying to sense the course of events this fraught summer, gazing out at a green blanket of shrubbery stretching …

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