Iran - Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of kidnapping, and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. Reconsider travel to Iran due to COVID-19.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:00:58 +0000
Iran is a constitutional Islamic republic with a theocratic system of government where ultimate political authority is vested in the highest religious authority, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He has final say on all domestic, foreign, and security policies for Iran, though he establishes and supervises those policies in consultation with other political bodies. Shia Islam is the official religion of Iran, and Islamic law is the basis of the authority of the state. The Iranian constitution guarantees freedom of worship to Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians, though they are sometimes the subject of discrimination and repression. The work week in Iran is Saturday through Thursday; however, many government offices and private companies are closed on Thursdays. Friday is the day of rest when all establishments are closed. Offices in Iran are generally open to the public during the morning hours only.
How one Israeli man learned to seize the day
A further adventure took place in 1968 when Shmuel and a friend were sent behind the Iron Curtain for four weeks by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to make ties with refuseniks and discover hidden Jewish ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:26:00 GMT
They have Rumi, they have Hafiz?but what about the people of Iran?
But what about the people of Iran? What do we know about them? Do we actually know anything about them? When I was a political science student, I spent a lot of time on inner-religious conflicts and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Jul 2021 23:54:00 GMT
A former senior Mossad officer looks back on his career
Eliezer ?Geizi? Tsafrir, a long-serving officer of the Mossad, was a key field operator throughout Israel?s first four decades. Tsafrir?s career was focused on two areas of primary importance to the ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:38:00 GMT
Kurdish family mourn daughter killed by fiance in Iran
Eight months had passed since Gulala Shekhi?s engagement to Kayumars Zarkhami. All the preparations were ready for the wedding, scheduled to take place in their home the next month. On Monday, family ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Jul 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Covid-19 vaccine: Iranians sick of waiting rush to Armenia for jabs
With just eight percent of Iran's population double jabbed, people have begun travelling north for free protection. But bus and plane fares have already doubled ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Jul 2021 04:26:00 GMT
?Charming Kitten? APT Siphons Intel From Mid-East Scholars
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Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:44:00 GMT
Tehran imposes curbs as Iran?s Covid cases hit all-time high
Iran sought to contain a new record surge in Covid cases, with government offices, banks and many businesses shut in the capital Tehran on Tuesday. Already hit by the deadliest outbreak in the Middle ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:25:00 GMT
Iranian Hackers Pose as UK Scholars to Target Experts
A notorious group of hackers tied to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has waged a covert campaign targeting university professors and other experts based in the U.K. and the U.S. in an attempt ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:23:00 GMT
No exit: A generation of young Afghans faces the end of the US era
Except that what is keeping Afghans online these days is the fate of their country, as the Americans retreat and the Taliban advance, vowing to impose their Islamic Emirate. "I keep looking at the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Iran power cuts fuel fears in Iraq as scorching summer peaks
Iran halted its crucial supply of power to Iraq ... Or else we will escalate and all of Basra's streets will be cut off, and we will teach the officials a lesson they will never forget,'' it ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:15:00 GMT
Iran?s president warns weapons-grade enrichment possible
Iran?s outgoing president on Wednesday warned his country could enrich uranium at weapons-grade levels of 90% if it chose, though it still wanted to save its tattered ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 14 Jul 2021 01:55:00 GMT
Biden to Rivlin: Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch
With some historical background and ? this time ? in English. #WW2 #Restitution #Holocaust ... Israel?s right to act independently against Iran and that the US is planning to revoke the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2021 04:36:00 GMT