Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Official: Brain drain in Iran escalating into general immigration

The rate of migration by Iranians has increased 1.5 times in recent years. That’s according to the head of the immigration observatory of Iran.

Iran parliament not discussing closure of Strait of Hormuz: Presiding Board member

The spokesman for the Presiding Board of the Iranian parliament says no motion regarding the closure of the Strait of Hormuz is on the chamber’s agenda, after a lawmaker floated the idea on Sunday.

UN official document orders staff to say “Persian Gulf”

Former Iranian diplomat Seyyed Hossein Mousavian has posted on its Twitter account an image of an official UN document which tells all staff to use the name “Persian Gulf” instead of other fake words including “Gulf”.

Iranian daily urges govt. to suspend ties with Europe, warns of losses over IRGC designation

An Iranian daily close to the Principlist camp urges the government to suspend ties with the European countries that support the designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as the main organ of the Iranian military, as a “terrorist” entity.

Iranian daily mocks govt. for hailing rise in number of letters from people to Raisi

An Iranian daily mocks the government of President Ebrahim Raisi for taking pride in the growing number of people writing to the chief executive, saying the soaring figures are in fact due to the escalating woes in their lives.

1st International Congress of Influential Women

The 1st International Congress of Influential Women was inaugurated on Friday morning in Tehran with a speech by Iranian Vice President for Women’s Affairs.

Iranian news agency releases picture of man responsible for shooting down Ukraine’s plane

Iran’s Tasnim News Agency has released the picture of a man who is said to be responsible for mistakenly shooting down Flight PS752 of Ukraine’s Airlines after taking it for a US cruise missile over Tehran in early 2020.

Website of Iran’s Imam Sadegh University hacked

Iran's Imam Sadegh University's website has been hit by a cyberattack. Following the attack, a picture appeared on the website of the university that said the Black Reward hacking group claimed responsibility for it.

Iran’s Judiciary: Daughter of former president serving jail term in two separate cases

The spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary says Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, a politician and former lawmaker, has been sentenced to jail following conviction in two different cases brought against her.

Son of ex-Iranian President Hashemi Rasfanjani freed from jail on parole

Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, a son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been released from jail after serving seven years behind bars for corruption and security crimes.

European envoys in Tehran show “solidarity” with each other

UK, French, German ambassadors to Tehran express “solidarity” with each other after protests over their role in the recent unrest and riots in Iran.

Iran executes ex-defense official convicted of espionage for Britain

Iran has executed Alireza Akbari, a former defense official who was sentenced to death over long-running espionage for Britain’s MI6 intelligence service.

Raisi: US brought nothing but misery, poverty anywhere it stepped in

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi highlights America’s hypocrisy in its claims of defending other nations, saying the United States brought nothing but poverty and misery to any country that they meddled in.

Report: Rumors about imminent replacement of Iran’s security chief mere lies’

A news website affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) dismisses rumors about an “imminent replacement” of the top security body’s secretary, Ali Shamkhani.

Iran leader says enemies made miscalculations in recent unrest

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the enemies’ “miscalculations” during the recent unrest in the country. He has stated that they attempted in vain to rally the Iranians behind their plot to overthrow the government and disintegrate the Islamic Republic.

Iranian legal scholar threatens to take Fars News Agency to court

An Iranian legal scholar and attorney who has been critical of death sentences given to those convicted of committing capital offenses during the recent protests and riots in Iran has threatened to file a lawsuit against a news agency for “defamation.”

MP criticizes President Raisi for restrictions on internet

An Iranian lawmaker has criticized President Ebrahim Raisi over what he called his administration’s move to restrict access to the internet.

Iranian students gather outside French embassy over Charlie Hebdo’s insulting cartoons

A group of Iranian students hold a gathering outside the French embassy in Tehran, protesting French Magazine Charlie Hebdo's insulting move in publishing sacrilegious cartoons.

IRIB chief suspects his brother gave bombshell interview to Time under duress

Peyman Jebelli, the chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), reacts to comments made by his brother in an interview with the Time magazine, suggesting that he may have made the remarks under duress.

Leader: Enemies targeted Iran’s strengths during recent riots

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says enemies wanted to undermine the country’s points of strength during the recent riots, especially by propaganda.

Iran IT minister confirms internet satellite active in country

Iran’s minister of communications and information technology has confirmed that satellite internet has been activated in Iran, but says the number of active devices in the country is now unclear.

Iranians protest French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s sacrilegious cartoons

A group of Iranians have gathered outside the French Embassy in Tehran in protest against the recent insulting cartoons published by French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Helicopter pays floral tribute to victims of PS752 crash

A military helicopter has dropped flowers on the crash site of Ukraine’s International Airlines Flight PS752 that went down on January 8, 2020 in a southern suburb of the Iranian capital Tehran.

Iran’s Leader appoints Brig. Gen. Radan as new police chief

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appoints Brigadier-General Ahmad-Reza Radan as the country’s new police chief.

Iranian MP warns of “water war” within next 10 years

The vice chairman of the Iranian parliament’s agriculture, water, natural resources and environment commission has issued a stark warning about the consequences of the drying up of underground water resources in the country.

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