March 19, 2020 9:43 am
On Tuesday, Esmaili said Iran had temporarily freed about 85,000 people from jail, including political prisoners, in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
March 09, 2020 7:15 am
India has strong allies in the Muslim world but violence in Delhi and the government’s response may tip the scales.
February 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Some early results announced by the Interior Ministry indicated that the hardline loyalists to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were gaining a majority in the 290-seat parliament.
February 21, 2020 11:50 am
Iranians are voting for a new parliament, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership at the time of a sanctions-linked economic downturn and diplomatic isolation.
February 18, 2020 8:02 am
The Iran elections are not likely to be competitive or to provide the actual measure of popular support for the candidates. This is because the Guardian Council has barred several dozen reformist candidates from running.
January 17, 2020 10:26 pm
“These two weeks were extraordinary and eventful. Bitter and sweet events. Lessons we learned. The Iranian people went through a lot,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. “We delivered a slap to US’s image as a superpower.”
January 14, 2020 10:30 am
The Iranian people, who had apparently rallied behind the flag after the US killing of Soleimani were now turning their rage against the government. The chant “Death to America” a week before were replaced by “Death to the Dictator” in a reference to Khamenei.
January 07, 2020 10:11 am
Both Trump and Khamenei are realists. There are political constrains on them that limit the pressures of a further escalation of conflict between US and Iran.
January 04, 2020 12:14 am
Escalation of Iran-US conflict could put entire Gulf region at risk. And with it, the already fragile global economy.
November 19, 2019 7:48 am
Since the hike in fuel prices of Friday, the protests have reached up to 100 cities in Iran, and the number of protesters is estimated to have exceeded 87,000.