A prominent Iranian economist says 33 percent of the country’s population live in absolute poverty, and six percent are starving.
Iran denies any connection between the imprisonment of an Iraninan-British mother in Tehran and the UK’s four-decade-old debt to Iran, after Radio Farda aired an interview with her husband alleging the contrary.
The Tehran City Council rejected the resignation of Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi on April 8.
A hardline Iranian cleric claims that President Rouhani’s government intends to filter the messaging app Telegram and put the blame on the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The imperiled Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran has shrunk further, losing another 23 square kilometers (roughly nine square miles) of its surface area within a year, local media reported.
Iran’s non-oil export between March 2017 and March 2018 has had a growth of 6.5 percent compared to previous year, but still non-oil export revenues lag behind the projected figure by $6 billion.
Iran's influence is looming large as Iraqis prepare to head to the polls for parliamentary elections in May.
An Iranian MP says corruption is so deep that it has even reached the Supreme Leader's office.