Politics

Basij Sisters Conference

IranWire: Basij  military-security institution commands huge influence in every aspect of Iranian public life, from culture and the environment to the economy, politics and judicial process. Whatever the field or area, the IRGC is not required to report to anybody and is answerable to no one. Read More »

Prosecutor General visits prison

The deadly drama playing out in the country since last Friday, leaving more than 100 protesters dead, shows three things. Tehran is increasingly in desperate economic straits, in part because of intense U.S. sanctions; Iranian popular discontent with the regime’s economic mismanagement seems to have reached a breaking point; and the regime is more frightened of popular unrest than at ... Read More »

Princess Yasmin Pahlavi visits Iranian refugee camp in Greece

Yasmin, Reza Pahlavi’s wife, visited Iranian refugees at a camp in Greece that are in dire straits. She was born in Pars Hospital in Tehran, Iran, on July 26, 1968. She attended the private Tehran Community School in Tehran until the rising tensions during the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970s forced her family to leave Iran permanently. Read More »

Arnold cycling with Greta Tunberg

The day after 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg met Leonardo DiCaprio, who described her as “a leader of our time”, her effort to highlight the global climate crisis has seen her meet with another Hollywood star – Arnold Schwarzenegger.The actor and former Republican Party governor of California posted a photograph on instagram of him cycling with Ms Thunberg in Santa ... Read More »

13th of Aban Annual Parade

Thousands of people have started rallies in different parts of the country to mark the “National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance”, chanting slogans against the west and other hegemonic powers on the anniversary of storming the ‘Den of Espionage’. Read More »

100th Anniversary Ceremony of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi

Emrooznama Facebook page posted Images of the Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s 100th birthday anniversary celebrated in Los Angeles. The event was organized by the Iranian Constitutional Party, among guests where Ms Homa MirAfshar, Morteza, Shifteh and Bahram Foruhar. The event went for 5-hours and was held on Sunday, October 5th / October 6th. Photo credit: Reza Razi Read More »

ISIS captives in hand of Syrian Kurdish Forces

Behind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty – haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-toe cover every inch of floor space.An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention facilities in northeastern Syria where Kurdish forces are holding Islamic State group (IS) suspects. Read More »

Bahare Zare Bahari fighting deportation in the Philippines

An beauty queen who has spent almost two weeks inside Manila’s international airport says she will be killed if she is sent back home and is seeking asylum in the Philippines. Bahareh Zare Bahari, a contestant in the recent Miss Intercontinental pageant in Manila, claims Tehran is attempting to silence her because of her public stand against the government. Read More »

Black and white pictures of the old days

One of the greatest components of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory (featured previously). Read More »

Rare photos of Taliban with makeup

The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), are a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging war (an insurgency, or jihad) within that country. Read More »