A video widely shared in Iran starting in late August 2018 shows a man removing what he says is an electronic listening device from a tree in Tehran. In fact, the device is a digital tag installed by a software company to identify and protect trees.
A giant sinkhole about 60 metres deep has made a surprise appearance in western Iran. The sinkhole opened up on August 19 near the small village of Kerdabad, in the Kabudrahang county of the western province of Hamadan. It has terrified both locals and experts, who say this phenomenon shows that groundwater tables have been badly damaged. The images of this giant hole in the earth are even more chilling due to its location: the sinkhole is only one kilometre from a village with more than 2,000 residents, and only a few more kilometres from a solar power station, a thermal power plant and a major national highway. This video of a sinkhole near the village of Kerdabad in the Iranian province of Hamadan was circulating among Iranian users via the messaging app Telegram in August 2018. A shepherd who witnessed the pit’s creation described it to Iran’s state media: “It was about 3 pm and I was just 20 metres away from where the pit would open up. Suddenly I heard a strange, deep …
In Iran, social media users have fallen in love with an eight-year-old boy named Zakaria who saved a baby marsh crocodile from certain death. The crocodile had got caught
As Iran’s currency crisis continues, medicines are beginning to disappear from pharmacy shelves. Many Iranians – including some of our Observers – are turning to Twitter in desperation.
In an unprecedented move, conservative Iranian women joined forces with women’s rights activists and even local religious leaders to hold demonstrations after a local imam alleged
Although Iran just missed out on qualifying for the World Cup’s final 16, its fans have a lot to be cheerful about. Not only did ‘Team Melli’, the country’s national team,
In Iran, futsal is a very popular sport. But when the national women’s team won the Asia Futsal Championship for the second time, very few Iranians were able to see images