Tagged with Iran

Hezbollah member arrested in Peru

Mohammad Amadar was reportedly plotting attacks against Jewish targets. BEIRUT – Peruvian authorities detained a Lebanese man in possession of explosives in the capital Lima earlier in the week in a case linked to Hezbollah.   Peruvian daily La Republica reported that Counter-Terrorism Directorate security forces on Tuesday raided Mohammad Amadar’s home in the city’s Surquillo … Continue reading

Iran Arrests Journalists Who Reported Acid Attacks

by Mary Chastain Iran arrested four journalists from the Isna news agency after they reported the acid attacks against women in Isfahan. Isna was one of the first to reach out to the attacked women. The reports caused international outrage. The four journalists are not named. Police arrested and released “Zahra Mohammadi, the head of … Continue reading

Iran hangs 26-year-old woman

Reyhaneh Jabbari is 967th person to be executed since Hassan Rouhani became Iran’s president in August last year Iran has executed Rayhaneh Jabbari despite an international campaign Photo: REUTERS By David Blair Amnesty International denounced “another bloody stain” on Iran’s human rights record on Saturday when a 26-year-old woman was executed for allegedly killing a man … Continue reading

Iran makes arrests after acid attacks on women

  Ashtari was reported as saying he suspected that the culprits were likely to be “mentally unstable.” (Shutterstock) Reuters, Dubai Iran has arrested a number of people suspected of throwing acid at women deemed to be wearing Islamic head covering improperly, authorities said on Monday, following a series of attacks in Isfahan that have caused … Continue reading

The Islamic State vs. the Islamic Republic

It’s a pity somebody has to win. by Jonathan Spyer Refugees fleeing the advancing Islamic State forces in western Iraq tell tales of savagery. The accounts have a number of common factors. A new report just issued by Amnesty International notes that the Islamic State has begun “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” in northern … Continue reading

Iran Remains a Danger to the World

By Ronn Torossian With the July 20 “deadline” for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the rest of the world, the world must remain strong on the dangers which Iran poses.  Despite the weakness of certain world leaders, Iran remains a vast danger. Some important statements to remember:  “Today the world has become a much … Continue reading

Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

Huge blast in Qazvin, rumored site of nuclear center; ‘many casualties’ expected.  By Eliran Aharon, Tova Dvorin An immense explosion has been heard throughout the northern Iranian city of Qazvin, semi-official Fars news agency reported, and many casualties are expected from the blast. Around 1.1 million people live in the city, which is located about 100 … Continue reading

Iran Threatens to Destroy U.S. Navy

Iranian Navy can sink an American aircraft carrier “in less than a minute,” claims its commander. By Elad Benari and Dalit Halevi The commander of the Iranian Navy stated on Tuesday that his forces were trained to destroy U.S. warships. Speaking to the Fars news agency, the commander, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, threatened the Navy … Continue reading

Iran to target decoy US aircraft carrier in drills

Mockup of Nimitz-class carrier was spotted by satellites in March, leaving defense officials scratching their heads By AP and AFP The USS Nimitz is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that includes four destroyers and a cruiser. (photo credit: US Navy/Wikipedia) TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian newspaper reported that the country’s military plans to target a mock-up … Continue reading

Iran to Execute Woman for Fending Off a Rapist

Jeannie DeAngelis In Iran, after spending seven years in prison, 26-year-old former interior designer Rayhaneh Jabbari is due to be hanged for defending herself against a rapist. Rayhaneh stabbed Iranian physician Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi with a pocketknife, after she said he attempted to drug and rape her.  The head of the Iranian judiciary upheld Rayhaneh’s … Continue reading

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Thomas Saether According to a report in March by the Israeli daily Haaretz, Israel continues to prepare for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Quoting anonymous members of the Knesset who were present during hearings on the military budget, officials in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) have allegedly received instructions to continue preparing for a … Continue reading

Hezbollah’s new mission

Hanin Ghaddar The Party of God’s new role is beyond Lebanon When Yabroud fell, Hezbollah celebrated its victory over Syria’s “takfiris,” reassuring its constituency that its success will stop Al-Qaeda from sending suicide bombers to Lebanon’s Shiite-inhabited areas. Celebratory gunfire rang through Lebanese streets, and a widespread propaganda campaign in Party-affiliated media tried to convince … Continue reading