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Iran’s October Protests Left 230 Dead and 2,000 Injured, MP Says

By Azadeh Karimi Some 230 people died and another 2,000 were injured during the violent nationwide protests over the fuel price hike in October, Mojtaba Zonnour (also spelled Zolnour), a Majlis (Iranian Parliament) deputy representing...
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Iran’s Education Ministry Asks Public to Donate Smart Headphones to Tribal Students

By Azadeh Karimi Mohammad Reza Seifi, who heads up the Ministry of Education’s office for the development of equality in education and tribal affairs, has asked the public to donate any unused smart headphones (cordless...

Caspian Sea Water Level Is At 30-Year Low, Iranian Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi The water level in the Caspian Sea dropped 13 centimeters between 2018 and 2019, according to Seyyed Masumeh Bani-Hashemi, the director of the National Research Center of the Caspian Sea, which operates...

Desecration of Iran’s Holiest Jewish Site: Interview with Journalist Menashe Amir

By Azadeh Karimi On May 14, an unknown person or persons allegedly set fire to the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Hamadan, capital of the northwestern province of Hamadan, which is arguably the holiest...

Iran’s Population Grew At Its Slowest Rate Ever in 2018-19, Expert Says

By Azadeh Karimi Iran’s population grew less than 1 percent in the year from March 21, 2018 to March 21, 2019 -- the lowest-ever growth rate in the country’s history -- according to Saleh Ghasemi,...

Tehran to Experience Earthquake Aftershocks for Two Months, Expert Says

By Azadeh Karimi The aftershocks of a series of earthquakes registering below 4.0 on the Richter scale in and around Tehran earlier this month will last for another two months, according to Dr. Ali Beitollahi,...

Less Than 0.5% of Iranians Are Infected with COVID-19, Government Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi Less than half a percent of the Iranian population is infected with the coronavirus, and, therefore, there is no need to pursue a policy of herd immunity, according to Hossein Erfani, the...

Iranian Airline Passengers Must Wear Facemasks, Aviation Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi   Passengers on all Iranian airlines must wear facemasks, and may otherwise be prevented from boarding aircraft, according to Reza Jaffarzadeh, the Spokesman for Iran Civil Aviation Organization. In comments reported by the Young...

Southern Iran Braced for More Locust Swarms, Official Warns

By Azadeh Karimi Since late February, swarms of desert locusts (short-horned grasshoppers) have invaded the southern and southeastern provinces of Hormozgan, Bushehr, Kerman, Fars and Sistan, and Baluchestan and South Khorasan. The spokesman for the Plant...

Iran’s Official Virus Death Toll Nears 6,000, May Be Higher

By Azadeh Karimi   The Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 infected 90,481 people and claimed 5,710 lives in Iran as of April 26, according to the Spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences Kiyanoush Jahanpour. Mr. Jahanpour...