Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Iran

Iran accuses US of ‘supporting rioters’ to destabilise country, warns of response

The US last week imposed sanctions on Iran's morality police over allegations of abuse of Iranian women, saying it held the unit responsible for the death of Mahsa Amini.

The many shades of grey in Iran’s hijab war show it’s not just personal freedom vs theocracy

The hijab is a metaphor for a bitter struggle that involves identity, the State, and social class. For Iran's women, Westernisation was unequal—and often traumatic.

Iran President Raisi ‘cancels’ interview after CNN’s Christiane Amanpour says no to headscarf

In a series of Twitter posts, journalist Christiane Amanpour said one of Raisi’s aides came over and suggested she wear a ‘headscarf’ as it was the holy month of Muharram & Safar.

Iran protests surge as 3 die, crowds burn hijabs & streets echo with ‘death to Khamenei’ chants

Many foreign nationals participating in the protests in Tehran have also been arrested amid Iranian govt's suspicion that overseas intelligence services are involved in the unrest.

ICJ is hearing case on Iranian assets frozen by US. Why it could have implications for Russia

Hearings come at a time when US is trying to revive Iran nuclear deal. ICJ's ruling could also have implications for Russia which is facing sanctions in wake of invasion of Ukraine.

Iranian woman arrested for ‘bad hijab’ dies in morality police custody, protests break out

Mahsa Amini was detained for not wearing hijab properly. Police deny the allegation of beating Amini in a detention van and maintain that she suffered a heart attack.

Iranian women say ‘no to hijab’, publicly remove veil to protest draconian chastity laws

Civil activists take to streets on 12 July – ‘National Day of Hijab and Chastity’ in Iran – as hardline rulers clamp down further on enforcing dress code.

Iran begins 1st transfer of Russian goods to Indian port using new trade corridor

The transfer was being coordinated and managed by the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines Group and its offices in Russia and India; goods expected in 25 days.

Iran foreign minister says satisfied with India’s stance over Prophet remark row

New Delhi: Iran is satisfied with the efforts made by the Indian government in dealing with those responsible for comments on Prophet Muhammed, the...

Iran’s foreign minister meets Doval, calls for ‘serious attention to Muslims’ sensitivities’

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on a 3-day visit to India, also met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and PM Narendra Modi, and discussed regional security issues.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.