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International Photographer of the Year Awards a Scam? Judges Raise Alarm and Organizers Go Silent

Photographers listed as judges of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year competition (IPOTY) have begun to suspect the three-year-old …

Photography

Ebrahim Raisi, Associate And Designated Heir Of Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, At Lebanon-Israel Border: 'Soon We Will Witness The Liberation Of Jerusalem'

<i>Ebrahim Raisi, associate of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who recently</i> <i>was apparently designated his heir, was photographed on a January 30,</i> …

TERRA INCOGNITA: Iran’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and #MeToo ethnocentrism

A regime that polices a woman’s hair is not a legitimate regime.<p>WOMEN DRESSED as handmaids from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ demonstrate in the US.. (photo …

Iran publishes report saying 49% of Iranians against compulsory veil

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has waded into a highly charged debate over the country's mandatory hijab law, abruptly releasing a three-year-old report suggesting that nearly half of Iranians were opposed to the government dictating what women should wear.<p>The release of the report on …

Man shot and arrested in Iran after trying to break into presidential office | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A man wielding a machete was shot and arrested in Iran on Monday after trying to break into the presidential office building, Iranian news agencies reported.<p>Tasnim news agency said he was carrying the weapon and wearing white shroud, symbolizing his readiness to sacrifice his …

Exposed! Australia’s secret war plans to attack Iran! (Maybe)

Nothing is for nothing in the Middle East.

Half of Iran wants to drop headscarf laws: government report

President Rouhani released a study showing how drastically public attitude towards mandatory Islamic dress has changed in the past decade. Nearly …

South Asia

Regime Change Is Coming In Iran

As the ultimatum begins in regards to demands made by U.S. President Donald Trump to make a final decision on the Iran nuclear deal, formally known …

Iran Admits to Backing Terrorism

The top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Thursday the country's leadership had no intention “to abandon” its support for …

What were the Iran protests really about?

<i>Peter Loewen is director of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, Janice Stein is the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Farhaan Ladhani is director of the Digital Public Square at the Munk School of Global Affairs.</i><p>Protests recently spread …

How Iranian repression works

It’s been nearly a month since wildcat protests erupted across Iran and, while there are still some reports of sporadic demonstrations and …

Why the protests ended in Iran, and is there any chance they may resume?

Observers in Iran said the demonstrations and protests were a clear indication of Iranian hatred toward a regime that is depriving the people of …

The Fire That Fueled the Iran Protests

Unlike revolts of the past, the recent unrest came from an emerging, angry middle class facing a future of limited opportunity.<p>A new kind of anger has engulfed the Islamic Republic. On December 28, 2017, a small street protest over high prices in the city of Mashhad rapidly spilled over into some …

Iranian drama: Khamenei taking on Revolutionary Guards?

Analysis: The supreme leader’s alleged agreement to loosen the strong organization’s economic involvement and to privatize its assets and businesses …

Iranian Lawmakers Reject Framework of Rouhani's New Budget

Iranian lawmakers rejected the outline of a budget proposed by President Hassan Rouhani, which was to include another round of unpopular subsidy cuts …

After unrest, Iran seeks control through 'halal' internet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The irony in Iran's recent explosion of protests was that it was the country's theocratic government itself that provided the oxygen that fueled their startlingly swift spread, blazing from city to city.<p>For the past four years, authorities have encouraged wider …

Intimate Glimpses of Ordinary Life in Iran

This month marks the fortieth anniversary of the student protests that precipitated the Iranian Revolution. In the years after Ayatollah Khomeini …

South Asia

Experts Predict New Iran Protests as Demands Remain Unheeded

Political and economic experts agreed that the Iranian regime’s suppression of anti- government and regime protests has only postponed the problems …

Iran is setting itself up to shape the next Iraqi government from the inside

Ahead of Iraq's May parliamentary elections, Iranian-backed militias announced the formation of a coalition called al Fatah al Mubin (Manifest Victory).<p>It is led by Hadi al Ameri, chief of the Badr Organization and current Iraqi parliamentarian, who has close ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary …

Tired of their veils, some Iranian women stage rare protests

TEHRAN — Climbing atop a 5-foot-tall utility box in one of Tehran’s busiest squares Monday, an Iranian woman removed her head scarf, tied it to a …

Women In Iran Are Protesting Against Wearing The Headscarf

One of Iran’s leading human rights lawyers advised the government “to recognize the right of women to control their bodies and choose their clothes” as the movement began to spread across social media.<p>An Iranian woman’s public act of defiance against the government’s rules mandating wearing the …

US State Department Spent Over $1M in Iran to Exploit Unrest

<b>At the end of 2017, a dozen cities across Iran</b>, including the capital Tehran, were rocked by spontaneous protests which continued into the New Year. …

Women in Iran remove hijabs in public to protest country’s Islamic dress code | The Star

That remains to be seen, but the protests have already gained enough attention to provoke angry reactions in some quarters.<p>“These protests are done …

Iran's Secret Shunning of a Minority Faith

The Baha'i have been excluded from basic civic functions like pensions and education. They're publishing the proof.<p>Usually the Iranian regime’s assault on its people’s dignity is measured in its political prisoners, its laws mandating modest dress for women, its prosecutions of gays and its …

Iranian cleric delivers rare public criticism of Ayatollah Khamenei

Instead of blaming others, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should take responsibility for Iran's economic and political shortcomings, an opposition leader …

How Nikki Haley is pushing Europe to get tough on Iran

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley took her Security Council colleagues on a field trip in the US capital, complete with a lunch with President Trump. Did the …

The Latest: Japan praises Trump for pressuring North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on reactions to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local):<p>7:50 p.m.<p>Japan has praised …

Mapping Arthur Meyerson’s Photographic Life

“I’ve always felt I was the luckiest guy in the room, having made my living doing something I love – photography,” writes Arthur Meyerson in the …

One month after Iran protests: A climate of uncertainty

Delegation of Iranian MPs are expected to visited suspected anti-government protesters on Sunday.<p><b>Tehran, Iran</b> - A delegation of Iranian members of Parliament are expected to visit suspected anti-government protesters locked up in Tehran's Evin prison on Sunday.<p>Their visit comes with the promise of …

Iran's Internet Crackdown Targets Protesters, Hits Businesses

DUBAI—When Iranian authorities blocked popular messaging app Telegram last month in an attempt to quell unrest, the country’s small business community bore the brunt of a communications breakdown that reverberated across the economy.<p>One pet-shop owner in Tehran named Mojtab said he was no longer …