16 Jan 2023

Russia and Iran explore launch of joint cryptocurrency backed by gold

In light of the advancements in digital assets and the pressures exerted on states, Russia and Iran are now exploring the development of a joint stablecoin that would be backed by gold. The executive director of the Russian Association of the crypto industry and blockchain, Alexander Brazhnikov, revealed that the Central

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09 Jan 2023

Crowd gathers outside prison in bid to stop executions in Iran

Dozens of people gathered to protest outside of a prison in Iran overnight after authorities were reported to be preparing to execute two anti-government protesters. The two protesters were hanged on Saturday, causing international condemnation. The people protesting the executions gathered outside of Rajai Shahr jail in the city of Karaj.

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03 Jan 2023

Israeli Missile Strikes Briefly Shut Damascus Airport, Syria Says

On Monday, Syria reported that Israel launches missiles on Damascus’s international airport. The assault killed two military personnel and forced the facility to briefly shut down. The move marks the latest attack that targets a key Iran ally in the region. The strikes occurred at 2 a.m. local time and

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08 Dec 2022

Iran carries out first execution over protests

The first execution of a protester convicted over the recent anti=government unrest in Iran has been announced. The protester was hanged on Thursday morning after being found guilty of enmity against God by a Revolutionary Court. He was accused of being a rioter and blocking a main road in Tehran

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22 Nov 2022

40 foreigners arrested amid ongoing clampdown in Iran

Iran announced 40 foreigners have been arrested who allegedly took part in anti-regime protests. The foreign nationals will be tried according to the country’s domestic laws.  Two french individuals were also arrested earlier this month and remain in custody. At least seven French citizens are believed to be held by

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04 Nov 2022

Crypto exchange Binance helped Iranian firms trade $8 billion despite sanctions

Crypto giant Binance has processed Iranian transactions with a value of $8 billion since 2018 despite U.S. sanctions intended to cut Iran off from the global financial system, blockchain data show. Almost all the funds, some $7.8 billion, flowed between Binance and Iran’s largest crypto exchange, Nobitex, according to a review

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03 Nov 2022

Religious Minority Persecuted in Iran Targeted With Sophisticated Android Spyware

Kaspersky has warned of a previously undetected espionage campaign that is targeting the Persian-speaking religious minority Baha’i. The campaign is leveraging Android spyware to target the group with a malicious VPN application that claims to provide access to Baha’i religious resources that are banned in Iran. The application contains highly

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31 Oct 2022

Hundreds of Iranian journalists call for the release of two colleagues jailed in Evin prison

Hundreds of Iranian journalists are calling for Iran to release their colleagues Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi from Tehran’s Elvin prison. The two journalists were arrested for covering the death of Mahsa Amini. A statement was signed by over 300 journalists, photographers and media activists calling for their release and

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27 Oct 2022

15 killed, 40 injured in terrorist attack claimed by ISIS in Iran

A terrorist attack at the Shahcheragh Shrine in the city of Shiraz in southern Iran has killed at least 15 people and injured 40 others on Wednesday. Two of the suspected attackers have been arrested by Iranian security forces, and a third suspect is at large. ISIS has claimed responsibility

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26 Oct 2022

Clashes in Iran after crowds gather at Mahsa Amini’s grave

Clashes between protesters and Iranian security forces were reported in the home city of Mahsa Amini as crowds gather near her grave to protest and mark 40 days since she died in custody. According to a Kurdish rights group, security personnel fired live rounds and tear gas into Saqqez’s Zandan

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