Monday, July 15, 2024

Some Majlis Deputies Have Fake University Degrees, Official Says

By Reza Hamidi Many people, including some political figures and Majlis (Iranian Parliament) deputies, receive master’s and doctorate degrees without ever attending classes, according to Fereydoun Jafari, a special advisor to the Minister of Education...

Iranian National Football Team Could Qualify for World CUP, New Manager Says

By Reza Hamidi The Iranian national football team could qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, which is due to be held in Qatar in December, the team’s new manager Dragan Skocic has said. In...

Iran to Allow Individual Sports to Resume As Lockdown Eases, Official Says

By Reza Hamidi Some 29 individual sports are to restart in Iran as the country eases the COVID-19 lockdown measures, the Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Sciences Iraj Harirchi has said. Mr. Harirchi made the...

Tehran’s Prostitutes Continue to Work Despite Pandemic, Report Says 

By Reza Hamidi Many female prostitutes in Tehran, who have no other source of income to support themselves and their families, are forced to work despite the severe health risks posed by the coronavirus infection,...

Ten Percent of Iran’s Drug Addicts Are Women, Expert Says

By Reza Hamidi The number of women who use hard drugs has significantly increased in Iran in the past 15 years, with many becoming dependent on psychoactive substances, according to Farzaneh Sohrabi, the deputy director...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Eligible for Conditional Release, Lawyer Says

By Reza Hamidi Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old Iranian-British aid worker who has been serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly “plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime,” could be eligible for conditional release under Article 58...

COVID-19 Signals Return of 12th Shia Imam, Senior Iranian Cleric Says 

By Reza Hamidi The Novel COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic has conjured up visions of the end of time in the public’s mind, guiding them towards God and Islam, according to Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Alamolhoda the Friday...

Iranian Filmmaker Kioumars Derambakhsh Dies of Coronavirus at 74

By Reza Hamidi The accclaimed Iranian photographer and documentary filmmaker Kioumars Derambakhsh died of coronavirus on March 31 in Paris. He was 74. “Kioumars contracted coronavirus and was hospitalized a few days ago,” his brother Kambiz Derambakhsh, the...
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Iranian Companies Can Trade with 50 Swiss-based Exporters, Official Says

By Reza Hamidi Iranian companies will soon be able to buy food products, medicine, and medical equipment from a list of 50 Swiss-based exporters, using a payment channel approved by the U.S. Treasury Department, according...

Iran’s Central Bank Chief Says Ratifying or Rejecting FATF Has No Impact on Currency...

By Reza Hamidi The Governor of the Islamic Republic of Iran Central Bank Abdolnaser Hemmati has said that ratifying or rejecting the two remaining articles of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will not impact...