Facebook removes Iran-linked network targeting Americans

The tech giant said the network was discovered early in its operations.

Al-Monitor Staff | Social Media | Oct 27, 2020
al-monitor Facebook co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. Photo by Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images.

Iran downplays impacts of new US sanctions on oil industry

A set of new US sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector was shrugged off by officials in Tehran, who have been scrambling to keep the lifeline industry up and running in the face of US pressure.

Al-Monitor Staff | Sanctions | Oct 27, 2020

Iran investigates case of man killed in police custody

Investigators have opened a case against a police officer who pepper-sprayed and tased a man who died on the way to the hospital.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 26, 2020

Can Russia return to Iranian arms market following end of weapons embargo?

With the end of the UN arms embargo, Iran could be looking to purchase new additions to its defense system — could Russia become a main supplier again?

Kirill Semenov | Defense/Security cooperation | Oct 26, 2020

Misfiring trade policies could lead Iran to deeper trade deficit

Iran is working to develop non-oil exports in the face of US sanctions, but the country's trade policies are in dire need of reform before real progress will be feasible.

Navid Kalhor | Economy and trade | Oct 26, 2020