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Iranian Authorities Lash Anti-Hijab Advocate For Not Wearing Head Covering  

An anti-hijab advocate in Iran, Roya Heshmati, has been lashed 74 times by Iranian authorities on charges of “injury to public chastity” for not wearing the mandatory head covering. Heshmati was detained at her home in Tehran last April after sharing an unveiled image of herself on social media, according to her lawyer, Mazyar Tataie. Tataie said Heshmati had been […]

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Iran Court Orders US To Pay $330M For ‘Planning Coup’ 

TEHRAN, IRAN — A court in Tehran has ordered the U.S. government to pay $330 million in damages for “planning a coup” against the newly established Islamic republic in 1980, the judiciary said Saturday. A year after the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah, a group of mostly army officers tried to overthrow the new government. State news agency […]

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Iran Prison Fire Erupts Amid Continued Protests

WASHINGTON — Iran said four inmates were killed and 61 injured in a towering fire at Tehran’s Evin prison, a facility where political prisoners and anti-government activists are detained. State television Sunday aired video apparently showing that calm had been restored at the facility. The judiciary said the four died of smoke inhalation and that four of the injured were in […]

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Iran’s Leader Vows Revenge

Iran’s supreme leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei has vowed severe revenge on those responsible for the death of the top military commander. Qasem Soleimani was killed by an airstrike at Baghdad airport at the end of last week. The attack was ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. The 62-year-old Soleimani was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard […]

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War Of Words Between Tehran And Washington Could Stir Up A Hornet’s Nest

Since assuming office, President Trump has not only made a number of shocking utterances, but also taken a series of unpopular decisions. However, it is his exchange with the leadership of Tehran that has put political observers of Middle East happenings on the alert. Trump recently put Iran on notice via Twitter, saying that Tehran is “playing with fire – […]