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Muslim linguist in German army arrested for spying for Iran

But remember: anyone wondering about the loyalty of Muslims in the military can only be a greasy Islamophobe, because such concerns are absolutely without foundation, right?. “Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions,” BBC, January 15, 2019 (thanks to Robert):


From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - She is largely unknown in the United States. But the American anchorwoman for Iran’s state-run broadcaster, detained last weekend by U.S. authorities, is a familiar face on its English-language channel.


Do Iran's New Space Launchers Violate International Law?

On Jan. 3, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a preemptive warning to Iran, stating that its development of three space-launch vehicles “demonstrate[s] Iran’s defiance of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231”—the 2015 resolution endorsing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or “


Portering in the Harshest Areas of Iran

Portering is described as carrying loads on the back or shoulder of a human being or with an animal in harsh areas. Back carriers are carrying goods between the two sides of the borderline, which are sometimes harsh and dangerous areas, simply to earn their daily living. Now in Iran, back carriers w


JCPOA Has Thwarted Efforts to Securitise Iran: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister has commemorated the third year anniversary of the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, expressing satisfaction that the deal thwarted years of efforts to securitise Iran.


Iran, Korea Republic top groups, debutants Kyrgyz Republic seal knockout stage spot

Korea Republic top Group C on nine points with zero goals conceded. Vitalij Lux hat-trick leads debutants Kyrgyz Republic to knockout stage. AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 contenders IR Iran and Korea Republic both finished as group winners having conceded zero goals throughout the group stage, while Iraq a


Iran claims USA holding Iranian state TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi

A journalist for Iran's English-language Press TV has been arrested in the United States, the news channel said on Wednesday. Iran's English-language Press TV said Marziyeh Hashemi, its TV anchor and documentary filmmaker, was arrested at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and was bein


Man, possibly innocent among those executed in Iran

Human rights activists in Iran reported that an innocent man is among 12 prisoners executed January 9, at Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj, Alborz province. All the 12 men had been sentenced to death on murder charges but human rights group say one of them one of them was more likely innocent.


Not working: Failure of 'maximum pressure' in Iran

Laura Rozen reports that even the Trump administration knows that its Iran policy is failing:. The Donald Trump administration conducted a preliminary internal assessment of its Iran "maximum pressure" policy this month and determined that it is not working, according to a new report.


Asian Cup 2019: Iran tops group after fiery goalless draw against rivals Iraq

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Rivals Iraq and Iran played out a 0-0 draw in their last group match of the 2019 Asian Cup. The draw means Iran beat Iraq to first place in group D via goal difference as both teams finished with seven points each.


Iran, Iraq to Raise Trade Volume to $20 Billion

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran and Baghdad can increase annual trade volume to 20 billion dollars and if the ground is prepared, the Islamic Republic is ready to proudly share its achievements in energy, engineering, agriculture and trade areas with the Iraq.


Goalless draw against Iraq seals top spot for Iran [VIDEO]

Persianfootball.com – DUBAI, The much anticipated Persian Gulf derby between Iran and Iraq only kept it’s promises in one aspect, in a heated and intense match, the two sides fought out a goalless draw.


Iran government approves Instagram ban

With more than 2 million followers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has quite the following on Instagram. This hasn’t stopped Iranian authorities from moving forward with their plan to ban the hugely influential social media platform. Citing national security concerns, the Iranian Cyberspace Counci


Iran’s JCPOA Exit Would Put EU States at Risk

Iran’s potential departure from the 2015 nuclear deal and its subsequent impacts on the region’s security would prove to be disadvantageous to European governments, a foreign relations official said.


How US sanctions intensify rent-seeking in Iran’s pharma sector

The recent resignation of Iran’s minister of health, Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, led to many speculations. Officially, insufficient allocations in the next Iranian year (beginning March 21) was cited as the reason, but commentators also referred to factional infighting within the Hassan Rouhani admin


Human Rights Violations in Iran: Four Baha’i Citizens in Isfahan Sentenced to Combined 10 Years in Prison

HRANA News Agency – Last May, Branch 23 of the Appeals Court of Isfahan Province upheld the sentencing of four Baha’i citizens for combined total of 10 years imprisonment. On January 8, 2019, these citizens were arrested by security forces and transferred to Isfahan Prison to begin serving their sen


Qatar U23 Tournament: Iran loses to Tajikistan

Tasnim – DOHA, Iran U-23 football team lost to Tajikistan 2-1 at the four-nation international event on Tuesday. Vahid Namdari scored Iran’s only goal in the match held at Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar.


Germany detains man on suspicion of spying for Iran

50-years-old language expert working for German armed forces is accused of spying for Iran. German authorities have detained a German-Afghan citizen on Tuesday over accusations of spying for Iran.


'Proud' Son sparks Koreans to Asian Cup win as Iran fire blanks

Abu Dhabi (AFP) - An effervescent Son Heung-min inspired title-chasing South Korea to a comfortable 2-0 victory over China on Wednesday to finish top of their Asian Cup group. Iran, joint favourites with the Koreans, also advanced as group winners despite being held to a goalless draw by bitter riva


Blood, thunder but no goals as Iran, Iraq share spoils

Dubai (AFP) – Iran finished top of their Asian Cup group on Wednesday after a hard-fought but goalless draw with arch-rivals Iraq at a packed Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. The latest instalment in one of football’s great rivalries began at a frenetic pace as the two teams reprised their classic 2015