When U.S. missiles killed Iran’s most important general and its most important militia leader in early January as they were visiting Baghdad, it looked like American forces would be kicked out of Iraq. Iraq’s parliament convened just hours after the strike and approved a symbolic resolution to expel the U.S.
An Iranian student has been sentenced to six years in prison and 74 lashes for taking part in Iran’s January protests after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Corruption has triggered clashes between Iran’s wings of power. While the Supreme Guide, Ali Khamenei, and his group are leveling blows to President Hassan Rouhani and his so-called reformist camp, the Rouhani-led government is losing influence in the wake of attacks of the Iranian conservatives.
An indicted financier accused by the U.S. of developing Venezuela’s gold-for-food trade with Turkey is helping orchestrate a similar swap with Iran involving gold for gasoline products, according to seven people familiar with the matter.
Iran’s Tasnim news says that the land border with Turkey at Bazargan has re-opened to allow 60 trucks a day to cross. Iran has been suffering under sanctions, but it wants to increase trade with Ankara. Over the years, Iran has worked closely with Turkey on trade.
The body of Ali Ajami, an Iranian human rights activist, was discovered in McGovern Lake at Hermann Park, Houston, Texas, on Wednesday. The cause of death remains unknown.
The husband of a prominent Iranian lawyer in prison says the physical and mental condition of a British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore Gilbert, is not good and she “has attempted suicide three times so far” behind bars in the Islamic Republic.
Although the Iranian regime is known for sponsoring and building alliances with Shiite state and non-state actors, Tehran’s alliance strategy is also based on partnering with a variety of forces, whatever their religious differences.
Top Iranian official hold talks with Taliban leaders in Qatar
Newly released social media posts show that Iran experimented with trying to influence American voters on Facebook in 2012, years earlier than generally understood, a new report from the social media analytics firm Graphika shows.
State-affiliated media in Iran has been vigorously promoting the idea that the regime is not only effectively managing its own coronavirus outbreak but is actually helping the rest of the world to bring the pandemic under control.