Posts Tagged ‘irans’

British Doctors Faced With 5,700 Cases Of Female Genital Mutilation In One Year

Health authorities have recorded 5,702 new cases of female genital mutilation in just one year, official figures show, equivalent to more than 100 cases every week. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in Britain since 1985, with the original law strengthened in 2003 to prevent girls being taken abroad for the practice, yet so […]

Activist blasts Bahrain’s move to try Sheikh Qassim

Trial of the popular Bahraini cleric will be a political, not a judicial, measure, Saeed al-Shehabi, leader of the London-based opposition group Bahraini Freedom Movement, told Tasnim. He also warned that the Al Khalifa regime will have to face dire consequences if it does not put an end to its cruel measures. Shehabi underscored that […]

The Nice Attack: Things we dare not think about

As the state of emergency is extended in France in the wake of the recent Nice terrorist attacks, the French public is beginning to lose faith in the state’s ability to protect them. But will they ever really understand the true function of the imperial state? On July 14th Tunisian citizen Mohammed Lahouaiej Bouhlel allegedly […]

UN official in Tehran underlines Iran’s peacemaking role in int’l community

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Head of the UN Information Center in Tehran Maria Dotsenko said on Monday that Iran is well-known for its peacemaking role in the international community. She made the remarks on the sidelines of a photo exhibition in Tehran. Dotsenko told IRNA that initiative of President Hassan Rouhani on World Against […]

Iran exports $48mn saffron in 3 months

Deputy Head of Iran’s Union of Sellers and Exporters of Saffron Gholamreza Miri said “a total of 34.179 tons of saffron was exported in the timespan of March 20 to June 20.” According to him, the figure has remained constant compared with the same period a year earlier. “The amount of exported saffron in the […]

Slovenia to reopen embassy in Iran

Iranian Ambassador to Ljubljana Morteza Darzi met with Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec. “Time is ripe to develop ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran further, and the most important step is to reopen Slovenian embassy in Tehran,” Karl Erjavec said in the meeting. He said that his country has decided to reopen his embassy […]

Black Lives Matter, global anti-racism movement

Alwaght- The three-year-old Black Lives Matter movement started as an American phenomenon due to the high number of Blacks or African Americans shot and killed indiscriminately by United States Police. Now the movement is becoming popular in several countries across the world, especially Western countries, both in solidarity with those who have been killed in […]

How Extrajudicial Executions Became “War” Policy in Washington

Tehran threatens to ban iPhones unless Apple officially registers in Iran

TEHRAN – In an ultimatum, Iranian officials asked iPhone manufacturer Apple Inc. to either officially register in Iran or have its products banned, a local news agency reported Monday. “If Apple will not register an official representative in Iran within the next few days, all iPhones will be collected from the market,” Tasnim News Agency […]

Irancell data leak raises security questions

A limitless cyberspace, zero boundaries and eroding national borders is just the beginning of cyber threats, according to a cyber-security expert in Iran. Due to the unrelenting expansion of Iran’s Internet usage and the dramatic rise in the number of web users, both mobile and ADSL-based, officials have kept a keen eye on cyber-security in […]

1 Killed as armed group seizes police HQ in Armenian capital

The broadcaster that first reported the news hasn’t identified the victims of the attack, but other media outlets stated later that the local police chief, Valery Osipyan, is being held hostage. Troops have been dispatched to the building, and the head of the country’s security forces, Vladimir Gasparyan, is on the scene as well. The […]

Gas recovery from SP phase 19 reaches 800m cf/d

  Tehran, July 17 (Shana) – Operator of the South Pars Phase 19 Hamid-Reza Masoodi said on Saturday that gas recovery from South Pars phase 19 has reached 800 million cubic feet a day. Masoodi told reporters that thus far, 650,000 barrels of gas condensates of the field have been exported to target markets. He […]

Iran reports huge rise in exports to US

The latest official figures show that there has been a whopping rise in Iran’s exports to the United States in the second quarter of 2016.   Figures released by Iran’s Customs Administration show that Iran exported Rials 300 billion (about $8 million) to the US over the period. The figure marks an 80-fold increase compared […]

Tehran warns Iranian nationals in Turkey to stay indoors

Tehran, July 16, IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Ministry and Iranian embassy in Ankara have separately urged Iranian nationals and tourists in Turkey ‘to stay in your places until further notice and try not to attend any gathering.’ The statements released shortly after a group of Turkish military forces announed Friday night that they have seized […]

Iran condemns terrorist attack in France’s Nice

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi released a statement on Friday, expressing deep regret for the incident. “As we have mentioned several times, terrorism is an ominous phenomenon that will be eradicated only with international cooperation and consensus,” he stressed. Qassemi underlined that any “negligence or double standards” on battling terrorism is condemned and will be […]

France: JCPOA allows N. cooperation with Iran

“France supports the full and rigorous implementation of the July 14, 2015 nuclear deal… This agreement allows the development of nuclear cooperation with Iran,” French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nada said, regarding Iranian participation in the project. “Regarding ITER (nuclear fusion project), I revert you to that organization,” he also said. ITER was not available […]

Junior Iranian volleyball players beat Sri Lanka in Asian championship

The Iranian men’s national junior volleyball team has breezed past Sri Lanka at the quarterfinal round of the 18th edition of the Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship in Chinese Taipei. The Iranian outfit, consisting of captain Rasoul Aghcheli, Javad Karimi, Esmaeil Talebi, Amir Hossein Esfandiyar, Esmaeil Mosafer, Tayyeb Eini and Ali Asghar Mojarrad in its […]

John Pilger: Clinton policies will bring great aggression to the US and the world

The Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, still gets high marks at least in Europe, compared to the Republican candidate Donald Trump, demonized by corporate media because of his outlandish remarks about Muslims, women, the wall with Mexico, and other bizarre statements he had made. Despite Trump’s crude political opinions, he has many followers among predominantly […]

Professor awarded EWRI prize for select paper

Dr. Saeid Yousefi, Assistant Professor of College of Architecture, University of Tehran wrote a paper ‘Attitude-Based Negotiations for Resolving Water and Environmental Conflicts’ to address environmental conflicts related to water management issues. “In this paper, a negotiation methodology for resolving disputes in water and environmental conflicts is presented for handling negotiation in the presence of […]

Cabinet Spokesperson: 13 officials laid off in salary bill scandal

TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) – Cabinet spokesperson has said in response to inordinate salary bill scandal, government has laid off 13 of its officials whose bills went viral in the social media. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht who was speaking in a press conference on Tuesday said that despite the flood of opinions made public by different […]

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