Iran: Sanctions Bite I ARTE Documentary

ARTE Documentary Since 2018, Washington has imposed tough sanctions on Iran, including blocking its oil exports. This spells economic disaster for Iran as oil makes up the bulk of its exports. As layoffs increase, many young Iranians are looking for a way out.

Growing coronavirus threat in Iran

CBC News Just days ago, Iran wasn’t reporting any cases of COVID-19. Now, the country says it has 18 cases and four deaths. South Korea is reporting over 340 cases, two deaths and has declared a state of emergency.

Jon Snow reports from Iran on elections

Channel 4 News In Iran the polls remained open tonight for an extra two hours - as the authorities claimed there were many queues to vote - although we've seen no evidence of such numbers here in Tehran. The poll has been deeply affected by the decision by the ruling authorities to reject thousands of candidates, mainly moderates and reformers. I have been out and about here in the Capital ...

NPR: Iran Voting Turnout In Question

NPR: In Iran, they're voting for Parliament today. Now, turnout for this vote has been in question, and there are a couple of reasons for that. First, there is not much variety politically among the candidates on the ballot. And second, reports of a couple of deadly cases of coronavirus have people jittery about gathering in crowds. NPR's Peter Kenyon is in Tehran. He's been out in those ...

New Evidence shows that Ilhan Omar Married Her Own Brother

Iranian Christian convert faces deportation

Christian Concern: Reza Karkah, an Iranian Christian who converted from Islam, faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture and separation from his wife and child after the UK Home Office rejected his application for asylum, saying that he was 'fabricating' his Christian faith. Reza grew up in a Muslim family in Iran, but converted to Christianity years after fleeing to the UK in fear for his...

Iran voter turn-out will be key to proving election legitimacy


Jorjani: Need for Novel Folklore in an Iranian Renaissance

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra's Abode. Here he explains what "novel folklore" is and why it is needed in any authentic renaissance movement. Sadegh Hedayat ...

Voting in Iran

FRANCE 24 reporter in eastern Tehran.

BBC Newsnight: Iranian chess official fears going home over hijab photo

BBC Newsnight Iranian Shohreh Bayat, an arbiter for the International Chess Federation, says it's unsafe for her to return home to Iran after she was pictured without a headscarf at an international chess tournament. Photographs were circulated showing Bayat wearing a headscarf around her shoulders while officiating in Shanghai. She says it would be unsafe to return to Iran where the regime...