When Iran’s supreme leader banned U.S. and other Western-made COVID-19 vaccines earlier this month, he did so even as his country’s death toll from coronavirus nears 60,000 and its total caseload exceeds 1.3 million, making it the Middle East’s worst-hit country and the 16th-most afflicted nation in the world.
Iranian state media said Tuesday it had been removed from Facebook. Press TV wrote on Twitter about the move, saying Facebook deleted their page “without any warning or explanation.”
The U.S. State Department last week sanctioned Vietnam Gas and Chemicals Transportation Corporation, a vessel manager, as well as Vo Ngoc Phung, the firm’s managing director, for engaging in a significant petroleum transaction after Nov. 5, 2018, with Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said it would be a mistake “to go back to business as usual with Iran,” signaling Israeli resistance to an expected push by President-elect Joe Biden to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran.
In Iran, nine out of ten female journalists say they experience sexual harassment in context of their profession. The patriarchal structure of newsrooms seems to create a work environment of intimidation.
Israel has raised a state of alert to its forces on the northern front following a series of attacks allegedly fired by Hezbollah from the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
Hezbollah and Iran are preventing Lebanon from enacting badly needed reforms to emerge from political, social and financial crises, Ziad Majed, associate professor and program coordinator for Middle East pluralities at the American University of Paris, said on Friday.
Iran, in an effort to develop strict security policies as the events that broke out in Tunisia at the end of 2010 spread across the Middle East in a short time, not only increased its influence in countries with a predominantly Shia population
According to collected reports by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance, October Iran protests were at least 341 recorded protests in 83 cities, with an average of 11 protests a day.
A day after U.S. intelligence officials blamed Iran for conducting an email campaign attempting to intimidate Democratic voters, the Trump administration blacklisted five Iranian entities including its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Crops for meddling in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
On October 18, a 13-year UN arms embargo against Iran expired. Iranian news outlets had eagerly awaited the moment for weeks. The lifting of the embargo had been agreed in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.