UN official says: "Fundamentally, I don't think we’ve a very good sense of what's happening on the ground right now."
Amid online blackout, death tolls as high as 200 suggested. UN alarmed at alleged use of live ammunition. State broadcaster praises web disconnection for denying foreign media content for stirring up anti-regime sentiment.
Basij paramilitary force says November 18 brought a quieter day on the streets with “main culprits” rounded up. Death toll estimates range from six to dozens.
Iranian authorities essentially turned the internet off on November 17 as a crackdown on protests against a dramatic hike in petrol prices escalated, reported Netblocks, an internet-freedom charity.
Iran went under virtual martial law as authorities shut down the internet and blocked roads in the capital. There were some reports of shooting on the streets of Tehran.
State bank embroiled in Iran sanctions-busting case. Mention of Turkish strongman in indictment and Trump Tower Istanbul under renewed scrutiny. No progress on ‘S-400’ row. Senators not thrilled at Oval Office showing of anti-Kurdish propaganda film.
217-page think tank report looks at why US and allies are on back foot in so many of region’s conflict zones.
Mickey Mouse with a smoking gun among murals unveiled on compound walls of former American embassy in Tehran.
As reported by bne IntelliNews a year ago, Tehran’s MAHAK Pediatric Cancer Treatment & Research Center cannot entirely escape the impact of measures despite so-called US exemptions for humanitarian goods.
Investors and policymakers finished the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank annual general meetings in October on a more positive note than expected.
Mujahideen-e-Khalq enjoys support of Trump administration figures including US president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Iranians typically see it as a Marxist-Islamic cult.
State bank fails to send lawyer to initial court hearing on conspiracy to evade Iran sanctions.