As Iran applauds BLM, Afghan minority short on rights

While the Iranian government points to the "Black Lives Matter" movement as proof of American hypocrisy, Iran's Afghan minority has a different take.

Ali Dadpay | | Jul 8, 2020
al-monitor Afghan boys play football at the Shahid Nasseri refugee camp in Taraz Nahid village near the city of Saveh, some 130 kms southwest of the capital Tehran, on Feb. 8, 2015. Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images.

Iran’s Rouhani stands by foreign minister after parliament slurs

The fragility of the Iran nuclear deal and its bleak prospects have given Iran’s hard-liners the upper hand in their domestic battle against moderate forces.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Jul 8, 2020

Iran cuts oil production and storage is nearly full amid pandemic, US sanctions

Reuters reported that Iran's onshore storage facilities are nearly full while production is at its lowest point since the Iran-Iraq war.

Al-Monitor Staff | Oil and gas | Jul 8, 2020

Iran sets record daily deaths from coronavirus

Iran marked its highest daily mortality rate in the coronavirus pandemic as hospitals are increasingly overstretched amid an exponential influx of new cases.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jul 7, 2020

UN expert calls US killing of Soleimani 'unlawful'

The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions called the US strike an “arbitrary killing” that threatens to undermine norms of military conflict between countries.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Jul 7, 2020