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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...

Price of goods increasing in Iran

Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 07 - Prices for basic necessities have increased dramatically in Tehran, including for public transportation and food. ...

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Iran’s Severe Political Isolation and Foreign Trade Impasse

Peyman Pak, Head of Iran’s Trade Development Organization, in a TV interview with the state Channel One on October...

Iran: Women Heads of Households Are Victims of the Mullahs

In Iran over the past three years, Iran’s women heads of households have endured exhausting pressures in various social,...

Iran’s Government Normalizes the Coronavirus Outbreak

While the coronavirus death rate in Iran’s fifth wave is still high and many provinces have a critical situation,...

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Children Fall Victim to Iran’s Middle Age Law

In the first half of this year, 791 babies...

500,000 Unemployed Engineers, While China Builds Housing in Iran

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