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EU Agrees to Sanction Iran over Protest Crackdowns

The European Union (EU) has agreed on sanctions against Iran over the increasingly violent crackdowns against protesters. The commission announced the decision today, and foreign ministers plan to adopt them starting next Monday when they have been made official. “Now is...

Artist Dyes Tehran Fountains Blood Red in Protest of Government Violence

An artist dyed Tehran's water fountains a blood red colour, in protest of the regime's violence against demonstrators for women's rights.

Woman Who Went Viral in Protest Video Reportedly Killed by Iran’s Police

Security personnel in Iran have reportedly shot and killed a 23-year-old Iranian woman who gained recognition in a video last week as she joined the anti-hijab protests. On Sunday, Iranian journalist Farzad Seifikaran reported that Najafi Hadis was killed on Wednesday...

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Refuses to Wear Hijab for Interview

Political anger with Iran over the death of Masha Amini has raised its ugly head once more in the public sphere. This time, it was when CNN’s Christiane Amanpour refused to wear a hijab for an interview with Iranian...

Women in Iran Burn Headscarves in Anti-hijab Protests

The escalating anti-hijab protests in Iran emanating from the death of a young woman upon detention by morality police have witnessed women in the lead as they resort to burning headscarves. Since the death of Mahsa Amini in hospital on...

NATO’s Turkey Wants to Join Anti-Western Group Led by Russia, China

NATO member Turkey recently signaled its intention to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a regional grouping led by Russia and China. Iran has also applied to join the group. “Our relations with these countries will be moved to a...

Two LGBT Activists Sentenced to Death in Iran

Iran has sentenced two LGBT activists to death, human rights groups reported on Tuesday. A court in Urmia found Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Choubdar, 24, guilty of "corruption on Earth." The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reported that they were accused...

Erdogan, Putin, Raisi Holding Hands “A Picture Worth 1,000 Words”

Greek-American Representatives Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) slammed the trilateral meeting between Erdogan, Putin, and Raisi earlier in the week in Tehran. In a bipartisan statement, the two Greek-American politicians noted that "one picture is worth 1,000 words." They...

Young Refugee from Iran Who Aced Tests to Mentor Others

Kouros Durmohamadi Bagi, a refugee from Iran in Greece who amazed the country after excelling in the Greek national exams, will become a mentor for other young refugees in the country. The young man, who is called Kyros after the...

Greece Releases Iran’s Oil Tanker Seized in April

On Tuesday, Greece released Iran's Lana tanker that was seized in April, Ιran's Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO) announced. The semi-official Mehr News Agency, quoting Iranian officials, said that the oil cargo will be returned to its owner. "With the swift...