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Video: Anti-Govt Protesters Injured in Khuzestan

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian state media says a number of people have been wounded during two days of clashes between police and protesters across the southeastern region of Khuzestan. Eleven people were hurt after unknown gunmen […]

Second Day of Protests in Iran

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani under fire amid second day of protests in Iran As the unofficial exchange rate in Iran hit a record 90,000 rials to the dollar June 24, a second day of protests erupted in Iran. On […]

Truckers display new face of Popular Protest in Iran

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On the first day of what quickly became Iran’s largest trucker strike in recent years, a driver told his audience on film, “Today, May 22, on the ring road of Kavar, we are making sure that […]

UN Investigator Concerned at Torture in Iran

The U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has said she is worried about the fate of activists and political opponents arrested in the country. Asma Jahangir (pictured), who passed away in February, compiled a report for the U.N. Human Rights Council detailing the use of torture and the of the clampdown on freedom […]

Women’s Campaigns Flourish beyond Iran Protests

By Stefania D’Ignoti for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. As the protests in Iran dominated international news in early January, an editor of Grazia asked Farian Sabahi, a historian who specializes in Iran and the Middle East, to comment on the protests ravaging her country. […]

Why Protests won’t Change Iran’s Foreign Policy

By Hamidreza Azizi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While the recent unrest in Iran has eased, discussion on its various aspects — including its causes and implications — is still heated and ongoing among domestic as well as foreign analysts and observers. One important part of […]

Internet Censorship a Double-Edged Sword for Tehran

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Everything stopped suddenly. We are literally out of work now,” Alireza, a 24-year-old university student living in Tehran, told Al-Monitor. He is among many Iranian online entrepreneurs who have suffered major financial losses in recent […]

Video: Iran Unblocks Telegram Messaging App

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s government has unblocked the popular social media app, Telegram. Activists had used it to share videos of anti-government protests not shown on state media. The government criticised the company for not filtering […]

Video: Economic Reasons contributing to the Unrest

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Almost a year on after sanctions were lifted from Iran, the Middle East’s second-largest economy remains a hard place to find a job. This is one of the economic factors contributing to the […]

Iran grapples with how to deal with Protests

By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Roughly a week after protests began in several Iranian cities, the main challenge facing the establishment in Tehran is how to deal with them. On Dec. 28, few thought that the gathering of a few […]

IRGC Media Producers open New Front against Rouhani

By Dr. Narges Bajoghli for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In a style typical of state television, a young interviewer stands on a sidewalk in a busy area and asks passersby their opinions about the recent outpouring of protests across Iran. A man […]

Video: Head of Army declares End of Unrest

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s army chief declared on Thursday that police had already quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people, but said his troops were ready to intervene if needed. Rallies in support of the […]

UN urges Iran to Investigate Protest Deaths

UN human rights chief urges Iranian authorities to defuse tensions, investigate protest deaths The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the Iranian authorities “to handle the wave of protests that have taken place around the country with great care so as not to further inflame violence and unrest,” and […]

Video: Pro-Govt Demonstrations Held

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Tens of thousands of government supporters are rallying across Iran. The show of support comes after six days of demonstrations against the government. They’re gathering in several cities to condemn the unrest, in […]

Video: Supreme Leader blames Iran’s “Enemies” for Unrest

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran’s “enemies” are orchestrating a plot to infiltrate and target the regime as he breaks his silence on the days of unrest rocking the country. View video on […]

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Video: Protests Rage across Iran

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The streets of Iran’s capital have been relatively quiet as protests hit much of the country, but Tehranis still have plenty to complain about and demand action from the government. View video on YouTube.

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Iran Threatens ‘Iron Fist’ if Unrest Continues

By John Lee. BBC News reports that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Iranian police have confirmed that two men were killed in Doroud, in Lorestan province, during clashes on Saturday, but denied that police shot at protesters. In some […]

Video: Anti-Govt Protests in Iran enter Third Day

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. There have been more clashes in Iran on the third day of protests over rising food and fuel prices. Tens of thousands are expressing their anger over mounting economic problems. It’s a dispute […]

Mass Pro-Govt Rallies in Iran after Protests

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Tens of thousands of regime supporters marched in cities across Iran on Saturday in a show of strength for the regime after two days of angry protests directed against the country’s religious rulers. […]