Thursday, February 29, 2024

ANALYSIS: Why Sweden Was Silent About Iran’s Alleged Assassination Plots

By Ahmad Rafat On Feb. 15, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Lennart Billstrom publicly denounced the Iranian government’s involvement in a plot to assassinate three Swedish Jewish citizens. In a conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian,...

Dozens of Christians Were Arrested In Iran in 2022 and 2023, Report Says 

By Natasha Phillips The number of Christians arrested in Iran for practicing their faith increased from 134 in 2022 to 162 in 2023, according to a new report published by Article 18, a London-based nonprofit...

China to Redevelop Run-Down Tehran Districts In Housing Agreement

By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian real estate developers face severe financial challenges because of an ongoing stagnation in the housing market. So Islamic Republic officials have asked China to help redevelop several run-down neighborhoods in...

Artist Pouran Jinchi Opens Dubai Exhibition Inspired by Themes of Migration

By Rawaa Talass The Iranian artist Pouran Jinchi -- who lives and works in the Portuguese city of Porto -- has a new show in Dubai in which she tackles themes of migration and climate...

Reza Pahlavi Urges International Community to Support Iranians’ Struggle for Peace

By Kayhan Life Staff Prince Reza Pahlavi urged the international community to support Iranians "in our struggle for freedom for the sake of peace" in the first of a two-part interview on the Arabic-language "Yalla"...

ANALYSIS: After Currency Devaluation, Iran’s Economic Outlook Is Bleak 

By Roshanak Astaraki The Iranian foreign exchange (forex or FX) market experienced one of its most volatile periods in the last week of January, with a dramatic devaluation of the Iranian rial. On Jan. 23, the...

ANALYSIS: Why the U.S. Is Avoiding Direct Military Confrontation With Iran

By Ahmad Rafat The U.S. has launched a series of retaliatory strikes on the military bases of Iran-backed groups in the Middle East. The U.S. military has used its supersonic strategic heavy B1 bombers to...

ANALYSIS: Islamic Republic Steps Up Executions In Its Battle for Survival

By Ahmad Rafat The Islamic Republic’s execution machinery shows no signs of slowing down. Iran executed at least 70 people in January alone. The number of those killed by the regime in 2023 exceeded 700. In recent...

Banned Iranian Directors Are In Competition For Top Berlin Film Festival Prize

By Ahmad Rafat A movie by two Iranian directors currently facing a travel ban is in competition for the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, or Berlinale, which is due to be held from Feb....

ANALYSIS: Why the West Seeks to Avoid Ukraine-Like Conflict in Mideast

By Hamed Mohammadi It has been nearly four months since the Oct. 7 deadly attack by Hamas on Israel, which sparked the war in Gaza. During the same period, the Houthi rebels in Yemen have...