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Iran bans unofficial money trades after rial slip

Reuters: Iran's parliament cracked down on unofficial money traders on Sunday after new U.S. sanctions helped trigger a currency crash as Iranians rushed to...

Text of Iran political prisoner’s open letter

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 - A prominent Iranian political prisoner, Arjang Davoudi, has sent out an uplifting message commemorating the first anniversary...

Social rules clash with reality for Iran’s youth

Reuters: Twenty-one-year-old Iranian Farnoush has her own job but no longer her own telephone. By Hashem KalantariTEHRAN (Reuters) - Twenty-one-year-old Iranian...

Iran’s rich eat ice cream covered in gold as poor struggle to survive

Washington Post: Gold-flecked ice cream wasn’t part of the picture that Shiite Muslim clerics painted during the Iranian Revolution, when they promised to lift...

Prices go up in Iran capital

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 22 - The Iranian government’s refusal to halt its nuclear enrichment activities in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions resolutions...

Kish, Iran’s struggling holiday island

Iran Focus: Kish Island, Iran, Oct. 21 - The economic situation in Kish Island, located off the southern coast of mainland Iran in the...

Locals in oil-rich city contemplate Iran’s economic future

Iran Focus: Ahvaz, Iran, Aug. 19 - On a recent sunny afternoon down south in Iran's oil heartland, Majid, an engineer in his 30s...

Iran activist’s personal account of activities against the state

Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 13 - The following is a personal account emailed to Iran Focus by a pro-democracy activist of activities earlier this...

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Iranian Officials Use Stock Market to Plunder People’s Money

These days, the drop in Iran’s stock index has intensified people’s anger at the government’s economic mismanagement, a phenomenon...

One Million Iranian Women Lose Jobs Because of COVID

In the past eleven months, many Iranian breadwinners have lost their employment due to the coronavirus outbreak, which imposed...

Western Policymakers Ignore Iran-Al Qaeda Relationship at Their Peril

In a recent speech, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Western policymakers have been wrong to...

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Why Iran Does Not Purchase Covid-19 Vaccines

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Tehran Continues Abusing Prisoners

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