Iran’s security forces shot and killed ‘rioters’ in gas price protests, state TV reports

Iranian security forces gunned down “rioters” in multiple cities during recent protests over an increase in government-set gasoline prices, the country’s state television admitted Tuesday, as unease continues to grip the Islamic Republic. The report – which the Associated Press said … Read More

More than 100 protesters are feared killed in Iran crackdown, Amnesty International says

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A woman walks past a bicycle station that was vandalized by protesters in Tehran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images) ISTANBUL — Iran’s security forces may have killed more than 100 protesters as part of a brutal crackdown on demonstrations that is being … Read More

Iran protests: EU urges end to violence

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The EU has urged Iran to show “maximum restraint” in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days. Iranian officials, meanwhile, have arrested protest leaders and imposed a near-total internet blackout. A spokeswoman for the EU on Thursday … Read More

There Is No End in Sight for Turmoil in the Middle East

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Gilbert Achcar, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. The Middle East and North Africa continues to reverberate from the … Read More

Third Annual Women’s March Marked by Antisemitism among its leadership

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Linda Sarsour, one of the original organizers of the event, has come under fire for espousing antisemitism. Thousands of people participate in Third Annual Women’s March in Washington, US, January 19, 2019.. (photo credit: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS) WASHINGTON – A national … Read More

The Unknown Turkish Refugee Crisis

janissary procession through the Brandenburg Gate on Türkischen Tag (Turkish Day), Berlin, photo via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 993, November 1, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, is generally considered a transit or bulwark … Read More

Migrants seeking winter shelter overwhelm northern Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Several hundred asylum-seekers camped outside a police station Monday in northern Greece, lining up to be arrested and formally processed as a surge in illegal migration overwhelmed authorities in the region. After sleeping on benches and … Read More

Iran should be top of UN Security Council’s agenda

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Iran’s state-owned Persian news outlets have put significant emphasis on the recent announcement by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley that President Donald Trump is planning to chair a meeting on Iran in late September. The meeting to discuss the Islamic … Read More

Iran on verge of political volcanic eruption

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A protester displays a flag of the Iranian constitutional monarchy era as he attends a protest against the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday. Rouhani was in Austria for a one-day official state visit. Photo … Read More

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