Shocking videos of beatings go viral in seventh week of Iran protests, ‘national treasure’ professor released

bne IntelIiNews November 2, 2022

Eighty-five year-old genetics researcher Dariush Farhoud among prominent people snatched by security forces.

Iran for first time involved in major war on European continent, conclude analysts

bne IntelIiNews November 2, 2022

By sending Russia drones, military advisors and perhaps ballistic missiles, Tehran seen as making it plain that it regards the Islamic Republic’s interests as intertwined with those of Moscow.

Azerbaijan cracks down on alleged armed group backed by Iran

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2022

Regime arrests 19 members of group it says was founded and funded by Azerbaijani Shia Islamist group Huseyniyyun.

Public mass trials to open in Tehran for 1,000 arrested amid Iran unrest

bne IntelIiNews November 1, 2022

Ukraine, meanwhile, makes case that Fifa should expel the Iranian football team from the upcoming Qatar world cup finals.

Income at Mobile Communications of Iran slumps 21% m/m amid regime’s internet blackouts

bne IntelIiNews October 31, 2022

Former communications minister warns stock market value of Iranian telecom sector in danger of dropping sharply, with serious liquidity problems possibly ahead.

Iranian protesters defy ‘last day of riots’ gauntlet thrown down by head of Guard

bne IntelIiNews October 31, 2022

Nearly 300 protesters killed so far, say rights groups. Fears mount crackdown set to intensify.

bneGREEN: Iran renewables capacity to exceed 1,000 MW by end of Persian year in March

bne IntelIiNews October 29, 2022

Iran is claiming progress with its solar industry, set to reach an estimated 1,000 MW in the next six months. Time will only tell whether the country, hit with massive protests and a crisis of legitimacy, will pull off this massive feat.

bneGREEN: Climate window set to slam shut, warns Guterres

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 28, 2022

The world is heading for a 2.8°C rise in global warming by 2100 unless governments urgently improve their emissions targets, the UN warned, otherwise the window of opportunity to take the required climate action will slam shut.

bneGREEN: Flattening the emissions curve: too slow, too late, say UN climate scientists

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 27, 2022

The combined climate pledges of 193 governments would limit global warming to 2.5°C by 2100, way above the Paris Agreement goals of 1.5°C.

TEHRAN BLOG: There’s no revolution on the horizon, but something has broken

bne Iran correspondent October 27, 2022

Anti-regime protests have fundamentally shifted the bounds of what is and what’s not possible in the Islamic Republic.

Gunmen commit mass killing at Iranian mausoleum on same day security forces open fire at Mahsa Amini memorial

bne IntelliNews October 27, 2022

Regime was on high alert for conclusion of the traditional 40-day mourning period.

bneGREEN: Orbiting Nasa instrument detects methane ‘super-emitters’ in Turkmenistan and Iran

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty October 26, 2022

Turkmen oil and gas infrastructure and landfill south of Tehran added to emissions blacklist.

MACRO ADVISORY: Great Game 3.0: The Politics of Rail

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory in Moscow October 25, 2022

Russia and China are the dominant trade and investment partners for Central Asian countries. But their dominance in the region is now being challenged by Turkey and Iran in a return to the "Great Game."

The rise of Iran's drone and ballistic missile industry

bne IntelliNews October 24, 2022

Russia struck Ukraine’s key civilian infrastructure on October 4, destroying power plants and plunging half the country into darkness. Low on missiles, Moscow bought hundreds of Iranian Shahed 136 kamikaze drones and now may buy ballistic missiles.

Strikes and huge Berlin rally back Iranian protesters though minister claims unrest is in ‘final days’

bne IntelIiNews October 24, 2022

Teachers’ union calls for nationwide walkout. More than 20 children thought to have been killed in crackdown.

Iran unrest spreads to sugar factory, gas workers might be striking too

bne IntelIiNews October 20, 2022

Reports indicate that, while persistent, protests have become scattered. Widespread industrial action would give protesters fresh momentum.

Iran said to be lining up missile and more drone deliveries for Russia

bne IntelIiNews October 18, 2022

Ukraine’s foreign minister calls for breaking off of diplomatic ties with Tehran. Kyiv turns to Iranians’ arch-foe Israel with missile defence requests.

Smugglers reportedly selling Musk’s Starlink dishes in Iran as protesters battle regime’s internet shutdown

bne IntelIiNews October 18, 2022

SpaceX now has 10 low-earth orbit satellites sitting over major Iranian cities. Difficulty is that country has no ground station “gateways”.

EU set for sanctions response to dive-bombing of Ukraine with ‘Iranian kamikaze’ drones

bne IntelIiNews October 18, 2022

Bloc's foreign policy chief says Europe will look for hard evidence of Tehran supplying Russia with the deadly weapon.

Major fire at Tehran’s Evin prison as anti-regime protests enter fifth week

bne IntelIiNews October 16, 2022

Gunfire and explosions heard at facility, but unclear whether blaze was linked to unrest. Demonstrations death toll rises to at least 240.