Reza Khaasteh is a Tehran-based journalist working as the managing editor of the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.
Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Mining Main Cause of Iran’s Blackouts
Iran’s Energy Ministry has blamed unlicensed cryptocurrency mining activities in the country for the recent power cuts, which have turned into a crisis for the Rouhani administration ahead of the June votes.
Disqualification of Key Presidential Hopefuls Triggers Harsh Reactions in Iran
The Guardian Council’s disqualification of key presidential candidates has provoked strong criticisms among politicians and observers in both political camps, warning of a “non-competitive” presidential election in June.
Iran Says Riyadh Not Safe Enough to Host ACL Play-off Match
Iran's Football Federation has told the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that the Saudi capital of Riyadh is not safe enough to host an upcoming AFC Champions League play-off match between the Iranian club Foolad Khouzestan and Al-Ain of the UAE.
A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 2
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Iranians Outraged by AFC’s ‘Unfair’ Ban against Persepolis Striker
Iranian football fans have been shocked and outraged by the Asian Football Confederation’s Saturday decision to ban Persepolis top goal scorer Isa Alkasir for six months over his goal celebration in a recent AFC Champions League match.
Iran Says World Misled by China’s Inaccurate Coronavirus Reports
In controversial remarks, Iran’s health ministry spokesman has criticized China for its inaccurate reports regarding the coronavirus, saying the initial reports made other countries underestimate the severity of the disease.
Hostage-Taking in NY: US Bars Zarif from Visiting Diplomat at Hospital
The US has barred Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from visiting Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, at a hospital in New York City, where he is hospitalized for cancer, saying the permission would be issued if Iran releases an American prisoner.
Did US Just Complete Its Part of New Prisoner Swap with Iran?
The US “deportation” of an Iranian woman prisoner charged with circumvention of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran seems to be part of a new prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the US despite an official denial.
Iran Equalizes Blood Money for Men, Women in Historic Decision
From now on, an equal amount of blood money (diyah) will be paid to male or female victims or their heirs in cases of murder, bodily harm, or property damage, in a major shift from the age-old Sharia-based law that the blood money for women is half the amount set for men.
Iran Says No Reason Left for It to Honour Nuclear Deal
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says the Europeans' failure to fulfil their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal has left Iran no choice but to stop honouring its obligations.
Will Russia Remain Neutral in Case of Iran-US War?
Recent stances held by Russia have made observers in Iran worried that Moscow may take a neutral stance in case a military confrontation breaks out between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions in the region.
Iran Threatens to Let Migrants, Narcotics Flood Europe
Iran has threatened to allow migrants and narcotics to flood European countries as it cannot pay the costs of fighting terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal migrants alone, especially now that it is under the US’ harshest sanctions ever.
Anti-Terror Fight Begins with Uprooting Wahhabi Ideology: Iran
Iran says real fight against terrorism begins with complete eradication of the Wahhabi ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region.
Tehran Hosts Int’l Event on Women, Sustainability, Peace, Security
The second edition of the International Event on Women, Sustainability, Peace, and Security has been held in Tehran by Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs.
‘Iranian Women Running Economic Campaign against US Bans’
Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar says women in Iran are actively engaged in an economic campaign aimed at cushioning the impact of the cruel sanctions imposed by the United States against the Iranian nation.
World Condemns Terror Attack on IRGC Forces
A number of world leaders and international bodies have sent messages of condolences and condemnation to Iran over the Wednesday terrorist attack on a group of IRGC border guards, which killed at least 27 and wounded 13 others.
US Withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan Hit Headlines in Iran
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday, December 22, 2018, and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
‘Freedom of Information Key to Fight against Corruption in Iran’
A senior cultural official says the implementation of a law on Freedom of Information (FOI) is the only way to fight against financial and administrative corruption in Iran.
Europe’s Iran Payment Mechanism Faces ‘Unforeseen Difficulties’
Political Director of the French Foreign Ministry Nicolas de Riviere says Paris, London, and Berlin are working to overcome ‘unforeseen difficulties’ that have hindered the implementation of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), the European payment mechanism aimed at facilitating trade with Iran.
Iranian Papers Joyfully Cover Trump’s Isolation, Humiliation at UN
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, September 27, 2018, and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
UNGA Speeches Make Headlines in Iran on September 26
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, and picked headlines from 17 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Hits Headlines in Iran on September 23
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, September 23, 2018, and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
World Condemns Deadly Attack in Iran’s Ahvaz
Several world leaders and senior officials have condemned the Saturday terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, which has killed and wounded dozens of people.
Trump’s Call for Dialogue Grabs Headlines in Iran
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and picked headlines from 21 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.