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The Observer view on Iran’s rigged presidential election | Observer editorial

It is not only Iranians who will suffer if a hardliner wins, it could have profound consequences for world peaceIran’s beleaguered voters do not have much of a choice in this Friday’s presidential election. The regime, dominated by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a fiercely anti-western conservative, has cynically manipulated the contest to ensure that a like-minded hardliner, most probably Ebrahim Raisi, head of the judiciary, wins.While the result is hardly a cliff-hanger, its impa...
Tags: Israel, World news, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Yemen, Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel Saudi Arabia, Ebrahim Raisi, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe


Major cyberattacks have rocked the US, and there are 'a lot of different ways that ransomware actors can disrupt everyone's lives,' experts say

Out of service fuel nozzles are covered in plastic on a gas pump at a gas station in Waynesville, North Carolina, after a gasoline supply crunch caused by the Colonial Pipeline hack Reuters A number of prominent cyberattacks on US institutions have made headlines so far in 2021. Hackers targeted a major gas provider in April and the world's largest meat producer in May. Sometimes, experts say, hackers are after ransom, but in other cases intended to steal information. See more stories ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Nbc, Microsoft, White House, China, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Iran, Fbi, United States, Cyberattack


Iran says its naval vessels have reached the Atlantic for the first time

An Iranian navy destroyer ship has reached the Atlantic Ocean, Iran's deputy army commander, Admiral Habibullah Sayyari said, according to official news agency IRNA.
Tags: News, Iran, Atlantic, Middle East, Atlantic Ocean Iran, Habibullah Sayyari


Israel ex-top spy reveals Mossad operations against Iran

Newly retired Mossad boss tells how agents staged a daring raid on a nuclear warehouse in Tehran.
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Mossad


Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel culpability for Iran attacks

Yossi Cohen reveals details of Iran nuclear programme attacks in interview timed to support Netanyahu The outgoing head of Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad, has signalled the country’s clear responsibility for a series of attacks targeting Iran’s nuclear programme in an interview that appeared to have as much to do with Israel’s febrile politics as with Iran.In a public intervention which appeared timed to help Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, before a Knesset vote on...
Tags: Israel, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran Nuclear Deal, Mossad, Netanyahu, Knesset, Yossi Cohen, The Mossad, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Yossi Cohenrevealed, Natanz Continue


Iran says its naval vessels have reached the Atlantic for the first time

An Iranian navy destroyer ship has reached the Atlantic Ocean, Iran's deputy army commander, Admiral Habibullah Sayyari said, according to official news agency IRNA.
Tags: Iran, Cnn, Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean Iran, Habibullah Sayyari


Iran sends warship on rare Atlantic mission amid Venezuela speculation

The destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran departed last month An Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean on a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, Iran’s state TV has reported, amid speculation that the ships could be bound for Venezuela. The destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran departed last month from Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas, said Adm Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s deputy army chief, on Thursday...
Tags: World news, Iran, Atlantic, Middle East and North Africa, Venezuela, Atlantic Ocean, Islamic Republic Iran, Bandar Abbas, Iranian Navy, Adm Habibollah Sayyari Iran


US lifts sanctions on 3 former Iranian officials and two companies

The Biden administration lifted a handful of Iran-related sanctions Thursday in what the State Department described as a "normal practice" unrelated to the ongoing discussions over the Iran nuclear deal.
Tags: US, Iran, Cnn, State Department, Biden


Biden likely to come out of Putin summit empty-handed and risks handing the Kremlin a victory, former US officials warn

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images Biden's upcoming summit with Putin will be one of his biggest tests yet as president. Experts say it's unclear what Biden hopes to gain from Putin, who wants to keep the US as an adversary. If Biden doesn't come out with "clear deliverables," the summit could be perceived as a win for the Kremlin, a former US official warned. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, England, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, International, America


US warns neighboring countries not to let in Iranian warships sailing across the Atlantic and thought to be carrying weapons

The Iranian warship Makran during an exercise in the Gulf of Oman, in this picture obtained on January 14, 2021. Iranian Army/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS The US has been publicly and privately warning Venezuela and Cuba not to let in Iranian warships. Two Iranian ships thought to be carrying arms, possibly for transfer, are crossing the Atlantic. The Pentagon has said that "delivery of such weapons would be a provocative act and a threat." See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Politics, Politico, US, International, Trends, Iran, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Venezuela, Pentagon, Biden, Cuba, US Navy, Havana, Trump


Manifestation in Meditation: A Father’s Day Special Virtual Event

Join 2021 Father’s Day Transformational Special MANIFESTATION IN MEDITATION with Global Leading Holistic Health Guru And Corporate Life Coach Dr. Mickey Mehta from India & Professional Speaker And Author Of  Bread for the Head   Meher Amalsad from California. The program shall be moderated by Yazdi Tantra Founder – ZOROASTRIANS.NET & WZCC Global Vice President. Saturday, June 19, 2021  07:00 PM PST,  10:00 PM EST Sunday, June 20, 2021  07:30 AM IST,  2:00 AM GMT This Special M&M Show Is Dedic...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, California, Life, Singapore, India, US, Iran, Canada, Harvard University, Pakistan, New Zealand, Bollywood, Economic Times, Sydney Australia, IIT


Trump congratulates Nigeria, which he once called a 's---hole' country, for shutting down Twitter

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump congratulated Nigeria for suspending Twitter and suggested more countries ban the platform. Repressive governments like Iran and China already censor Twitter and other social media sites. Trump once referred to African nations as "s---hole" countries while in the White House, according to WaPo. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria for...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, China, Nigeria, International, Trends, Iran, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Muhammadu Buhari, Capitol


Iraqis suffer as US-Iran shadow war shifts gear

Iran-backed militias suspected of attacking US-led forces in Iraq pose a deadly threat to civilians.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Iran


The short life and long journey of Artin, found dead on Norway beach

Friend of 15-month-old’s family reveals details of Channel smuggling trade that led to their deathsThe authorities in Norway did not have much to go on when they found the body on the shore on New Year’s Day. But the baby boy was wearing a jacket – navy blue with white stitching.And that helped them solve the mystery of what had happened to 15-month-old Artin Iran Nezhad, who had last been seen weeks before and hundreds of miles away. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Kurds, Norway, Artin, Artin Iran Nezhad


Artin’s journey: asylum seeker speaks of the smuggling trade that killed Iranian baby

Friend tells of family’s hopes for security, their desperate journey to Calais – and of the playful child whom Norway this week identifiedThe authorities in Norway did not have much to go on when they found the body on the shore on New Year’s Day. But the baby boy was wearing a jacket – navy blue with white stitching.And that helped them solve the mystery of what had happened to 15-month-old Artin Iran Nejad, who had died months earlier in the English Channel. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Kurds, Norway, Calais, Artin, Artin Iran Nejad


Netanyahu will look to Trump and Republicans as routes back to power in Israel, experts say

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands while walking through the colonnade prior to an Oval Office meeting at the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Netanyahu is set to be ousted as Israel's prime minister after 12 years in power. Experts say he'll look to the US and Republicans as a path to his political revival. His impending replacement is far less influential in the US, which could create some spa...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Getty Images, Analysis


Norwegian police identify toddler who died crossing the English Channel

The body of a toddler that washed up on Karmøy Island earlier this year has been identified by Norwegian police as that of Artin Irannezhad from Iran, who was previously listed as missing after his family attempted to cross the English Channel by boat in October 2020.
Tags: Europe, News, Iran, Karmøy Island, Artin Irannezhad


Norwegian police identify body of toddler who died crossing the English Channel

The body of a toddler that washed up on Karmøy Island earlier this year has been identified by Norwegian police as that of Artin Irannezhad from Iran, who was previously listed as missing after his family attempted to cross the English Channel by boat in October 2020.
Tags: Iran, Cnn, Karmøy Island, Artin Irannezhad


IAEA urges Iran to explain uranium particles at undeclared sites

The nuclear watchdog says Iran has failed to answer questions about three undeclared locations.
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Body found in Norway of 15-month-old boy who died crossing Channel

Artin, previously listed as missing, died alongside his Iranian-Kurdish relatives when boat sank last OctoberA body that was found on a Norwegian shore several months ago has been identified as that of a 15-month-old child named Artin, who died alongside his relatives as they tried to cross the Channel to start a new life in the UK last October, local police have said.The body was found near Karmøy in south-west Norway on New Year’s Day – more than two months after the vessel carrying the Irania...
Tags: Europe, UK, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Middle East and North Africa, Kurds, Norway, Karmøy, Artin, south west Norway, Rasul Iran Nezhad Shiva Mohammad Panahi


Iran Cleric Who Founded Hezbollah Dies Of COVID-19

Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, who survived a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died at the age of 74.
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Hezbollah, Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour


Iran's most beautiful hotels

Iran's boutique hotel scene is going from strength to strength. A new book, "Persian Nights," selects 16 of the best hotels in Iran.
Tags: Iran, Cnn


Iran: Report Provides New Data On Cryptocurrencies And Sanctions Evasion - BakerHostetler

The report cautions that financial institutions should supplement all sanctions risk mitigation strategies to ensure that cryptocurrencies are not being used to transact with sanctioned countries.
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Iran election candidate threatens to try rival for treason during TV debate

Former leader of Revolutionary Guards rounds on ex-central banker in bruising first debate Iran’s presidential election candidates have engaged in a fiery and bruising first television debate, during which one promised to put another, the former governor of the central bank, on trial for treason and ban him and other members of the government from leaving the country.The threat to put Abdolnaser Hemmati on trial was made on Saturday by the former leader of the Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rezaei...
Tags: World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Hassan Rouhani, Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran Nuclear Deal, Mohsen Rezaei, Abdolnaser Hemmati, Hemmati


The show highlighting Iran's rich artistic streak

Its V&A curator hopes it's a way to get visitors to think beyond Tehran's tensions with the west.
Tags: News, Iran, Tehran


Iran’s supreme leader says rejected election candidates were ‘wronged’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei concedes that some candidates disqualified from 18 June vote had been unfairly treatedIran’s supreme leader has said that some candidates rejected from this month’s presidential election had been “wronged” and unfairly smeared, but the country’s powerful Guardian Council said the decision to ban then would not be reversed.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on Iran‘s affairs, last month endorsed the watchdog’s rejection of several prominent candidates for the 18 ...
Tags: World news, Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Guardian Council, Ali Larijani


Modi’s bulldozing of parliament shows him as the architect of a Hindu Taliban | Anish Kapoor

Flattening the majestic Murghal-inspired buildings is the latest stage in a hateful, vanity-fuelled campaign to de-Islamify IndiaAt the heart of New Delhi, the capital of India, sits a Mughal-inspired monument that houses the seat of the Indian parliament. Built by the British architect Edwin Lutyens between 1911 and 1931, the parliament buildings and their grand roadways and water channels follow the form established by the Islamic rulers of Iran and elaborated by the Islamic sultanate of Samar...
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, World news, Iran, Culture, Architecture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Sculpture, New Delhi, Samarkand, Anish Kapoor, Modi, Lutyens, Edwin Lutyens


Parsis, a tiny Indian minority, challenge ban on traditional sky burial rite amid Covid-19 pandemic

They have, for centuries, left their dead to be devoured by scavenging birds and decay naturally atop circular raised structures known as dakhma or Tower of Silence. But the pandemic has put a stop to this funeral rite for many Parsis, who now have to cremate Covid-19 victims. Article by Debarshi Dasgupta | The Straits Times The Parsis, a tiny Indian minority of less than 60,000, follow Zoroastrianism, one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions, which prescribes veneration for natural el...
Tags: News, Life, India, Iran, World Health Organisation, Delhi, Mumbai, Ratan Tata, Gujarat, Persia, Straits Times, Patel, Parsi, Surat, BPP, Serum Institute of India


Grand Tour: A century ago, these Parsis circumpedalled the world

In the 1920s, long before the dawn of fake news, one Chinese man was told that Rabindranath Tagore had composed the Gujarati national anthem of the Parsi community that went: “We are old Zoroastrians”. The culprit was Adi Hakim, one of the “Super Six” khaki-clad Parsi cyclists who had endured brass band music as they set off from Lamington Road’s Gilder Tank ground on October 15, 1923 to fulfil a lofty dream: putting India on the global sports map by pedalling through the war-torn streets, snow-...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, England, New York, London, News, Life, China, India, America, Iran, Vienna, Atlantic, Britain, Alps, Vietnam


Firefighters battle massive fire at Iranian oil refinery

A huge blaze broke out at an Iranian oil refinery south of Tehran on Wednesday, a spokesman for Iran's emergency department said, according to state media. At least 11 people have been injured.
Tags: News, Iran, Middle East, Tehran



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