50 firefighters killed in Iran as burning high-rise collapses - LA Times

50 firefighters killed in Iran as burning high-rise collapses - LA Times

19 January 2017

LA Times, By Shashank Bengali and Ramin Mostaghim - A historic high-rise in the heart of Tehran caught fire and collapsed Thursday in a giant cloud of smoke, killing dozens of firefighters who were battling the blaze, Iranian news media reported. At least 50 firefighters were killed in the collapse...

Prisoner dies in Evin prison due to inhumane prison conditions and lack of medical care

Prisoner dies in Evin prison due to inhumane prison conditions and lack of medical care

19 January 2017

According to reports, on Monday, January 16, a prisoner died in ward 7 of Evin prison in Tehran due to harsh prison condition and lack of medical care. At 9 a.m. on Monday, the prisoner, Saeed Nouhi, suffered heart attack and was immediately transferred by his cellmates to the Evin...

Iran Meddles With Ceasefire Effort in Syria

Iran Meddles With Ceasefire Effort in Syria

19 January 2017

Iran Focus - After nearly six years of civil war, with thousands dead and tens of thousands wounded, a ceasefire has been reached between the Syrian Government and the armed Resistance Forces. It was agreed upon by Turkey, Syria and Russia but Iran, a key Bashar al-Assad ally was not...

Iran: 57 registered executions since start of new year

Iran: 57 registered executions since start of new year

19 January 2017

The religious fascism ruling Iran has kicked off the New Year with merciless executions en mass. The execution of at least 57 prisoners, mostly youths, has been registered in Iran since the beginning of 2017. Twenty of the victims were hanged on Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Gohardasht Prison, the...

Gunman behind Istanbul club attack was ‘arrested in Iran’ before attack

Gunman behind Istanbul club attack was ‘arrested in Iran’ before attack

18 January 2017

Al Arabiya , 18 January 2017 - The suspected gunman behind the new year’s eve Istanbul club attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, was arrested in Iran before heading to Turkey, Turkish daily Milliyet said in its Tuesday edition. The newspaper added that Masharipov was then able to escape Iran and enter Turkey...

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