EghtesadOnline: Iran’s second round of parliamentary elections was held on Friday to fill the 10 empty seats of the legislature amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the country’s infections topped 397,000.
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers will hold a confirmation vote for the proposed agriculture minister on March 2.
EghtesadOnline: The US Senate passed legislation on Thursday to limit the president’s ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian top military commander and Tehran’s retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict.
EghtesadOnline: Nearly 58 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the 11th round of parliamentary elections slated for Feb. 21, three million of which will be first-time voters.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the disqualification of a large number of reformist hopefuls, an Iranian lawmaker said the reformist camp is intent on increasing voter participation through advocating for the inclusion of candidates from all sides of the political spectrum in the upcoming parliamentary election.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Joint Commission has approved an increase in marriage loans given to newlyweds, the Minister for Sports and Youth Masoud Soltanifar said.
EghtesadOnline: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday sent a letter to Democratic members of congress announcing the house will introduce and vote on a “War Powers Resolution” to limit US President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran amid rising tension.
EghtesadOnline: The Palestinians are holding their first election in a decade in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, giving Hamas militants an opening to entrench their influence in President Mahmoud Abbas’s stronghold.