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Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

Iran government faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

17 Feb 2019

GENEVA/LONDON In early January, labour activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online.

Suicide bomber kills 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards

13 Feb 2019

GENEVA/LONDON A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country's Sunni Muslim minority.

Ebadi urges world action to weaken Iran rulers on revolution anniversary

08 Feb 2019

PARIS/LONDON Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi said she first had doubts about the 1979 Islamic Revolution when members of the Shah's regime were executed on the rooftop of a school housing its leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. | Video

Braving dangerous waters, Iranians seek a better life in Britain

01 Feb 2019

(This Jan. 23 story has been refilled to clarify researcher's relationship with Home Office) | Video

Japanese refiners load first Iran oil cargo since U.S. sanctions

21 Jan 2019

TOKYO/LONDON Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States, a spokesman for a Japanese refinery and an Iranian official said on Monday.

U.S. issues fewer student visas to Iranians despite exemption

26 Nov 2018

LONDON/WASHINGTON With offers from four American universities, Mani Rezaei Rad gave up his well-paid job with a Siemens affiliate company in Tehran last year and proposed to his girlfriend so they could be together while he studied in the United States.

Iranian jobs go as U.S. sanctions start to bite

19 Nov 2018

LONDON Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers. It was facing massive losses as U.S. sanctions pushed up the price of imported raw materials.

Iranian security personnel kidnapped on border with Pakistan

16 Oct 2018

LONDON At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran's state media reported, and a separatist group said it had seized them as revenge for the oppression of Sunni Muslims.

Tomato squeeze: U.S. sanctions begin to distort Iran's economy

11 Oct 2018

DUBAI/LONDON Tomato paste is not the most obvious economic indicator, but in Iran, where it is a staple that some people have started panic-buying, it says a lot about the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions.

Tomato squeeze: U.S. sanctions begin to distort Iran's economy

11 Oct 2018

DUBAI/LONDON Tomato paste is not the most obvious economic indicator, but in Iran, where it is a staple that some people have started panic-buying, it says a lot about the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions.

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