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Strength of Iran protests uncertain after a week of unrest

Strength of Iran protests uncertain after a week of unrest

The strength of protests shaking Iran was unclear on Thursday after a week of unrest that killed at least 21…
Israel says Iran recruited Palestinian militants via South Africa

Israel says Iran recruited Palestinian militants via South Africa

Israel said on Wednesday it had cracked a Palestinian militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian…
Iranians march in pro-regime rallies: state TV

Iranians march in pro-regime rallies: state TV

State media broadcast live footage showing large crowds waving Iranian flags and holding placards supporting Iran’s government on Wednesday. The…
2009 vs now: How Iran’s new protests compare to the past

2009 vs now: How Iran’s new protests compare to the past

Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran’s capital and other cities…
Palestinians condemn Trump aid halt threat, mixed reaction in Israel

Palestinians condemn Trump aid halt threat, mixed reaction in Israel

Palestinians condemned as blackmail on Wednesday US President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold future aid payments over what he called…
Iran protests: How has the Middle East reacted?

Iran protests: How has the Middle East reacted?

The protests began on December 28 over frustration with the country’s struggling economy, corruption, increasing food prices and also the…
Saudi Arabia: UN rights experts condemn ‘repression’ of activists

Saudi Arabia: UN rights experts condemn ‘repression’ of activists

A group of United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday condemned Saudi Arabia’s use of counterterrorism and security-related laws to…
Iran’s leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, US calls that ‘nonsense’

Iran’s leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, US calls that ‘nonsense’

Iran’s supreme leader accused the country’s enemies on Tuesday of being behind days of street unrest, as the death toll…
Erdogan heads to France seeking EU thaw

Erdogan heads to France seeking EU thaw

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday visits Paris for talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, seeking to start the…
Top Israeli general sees increased Iran spending on foreign wars

Top Israeli general sees increased Iran spending on foreign wars

Iran spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to help allies fighting elsewhere in the Middle East and this outlay…
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