Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicHassan Rouhani

Topic: Hassan Rouhani

If there’s a poster child for a govt’s poor Covid response anywhere in the world, it’s Iran

Iran's Covid infection rates were among the highest in the world. It has had five death waves, but vaccine hesitancy is still high.

Iran begins voting to elect new President: The 4 men in the race and why they matter

Ebrahim Raisi, Abdolnaser Hemmati, Mohsen Rezaei & Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi are in the race to replace reformist President Hassan Rouhani, whose second term is coming to an end.

Iran’s Rouhani says world powers accept sanctions should end; crude oil prices drop

Hassan Rouhani said the 'main agreement has been made' in Vienna, where Iran & the US have engaged in indirect talks to restore 2015 nuclear deal.

Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with Covid and millions more could fall sick

In a televised meeting, President Rouhani cited an unpublished health ministry report which suggests that most of Iran's 81 million people could get Covid-19 at some point.

Iran’s president Rouhani faces possible hard-liner impeachment

Hassan Rouhani has been reduced to pleading with the hard-liners to show 'brotherhood', but his govt's poor handling of the Covid crisis has fed their vociferous complaints.

Why coronavirus is not a reason to lift sanctions on Iran

The US has already tried to make it easier for Iran to purchase or trade for medicine and hospital equipment since the pandemic started.

Iran’s bid to integrate with global economy coming to an end

Iran threatened to withdraw from its last commitments to the 2015 deal that limited its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of international sanctions.

Iran makes several arrests over Ukrainian jet disaster, Rouhani vows thorough probe

Iran is under intense international pressure to provide full accountability over the circumstances that led to the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

A middle-east crisis as a set of royals bow out

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Proxies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen to missiles and drones — tools Iran can use against US

Iran has the largest stockpile of missiles, mainly short & medium-range, in the Gulf region. It currently does not possess nuclear weapons.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.