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The regime (almost) always wins

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:49

Why Iran style uprisings don’t work

The truth about Iran's unrest

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:42

Iran's situation resembles not the Shah’s crisis in 1978 but the Soviet Union’s decay in the 1980s – economically, socially, and imperially.

Iran stages pro-government rallies, U.S. blamed for protests

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:47

Tehran's Friday prayer leader called on authorities to deal "firmly" with those responsible for igniting over a week of illegal rallies.

Sharansky: Vocal Western support critical to Iranian protesters

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:30

Natan Sharansky, who spent nine years in the Soviet gulag in the 1970s and ’80s, knows a thing or two about how authoritarian regimes are brought down.

Iranian Nobel laureate urges U.S. to back protests with 'political sanctions'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:20

The protests pose one of the most sustained challenges to the clerical rulers in almost a decade.

U.S. issues new sanctions on Iran over missiles

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:07

"The president is weighing additional actions to punish the regime for its belligerent behavior and assault on its own citizens."

Netanyahu's video in support of Iranian protesters is his most viral yet

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:59

Not only was the short video seen by millions, it also generated thousands of responses, many of them in Farsi, and many of those supportive of Netanyahu and Israel.

Iraq's Abadi in high-stakes plan to rein in Iranian-backed militias

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:32

The paramilitaries, or Popular Mobilization Forces, are mostly trained and backed by Iran, so Abadi risks angering his most powerful regional backer.

Russia suspected of Syria bombing that killed 30 civilians

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 09:40

Backed by Russian strikes, government forces have escalated military operations against Eastern Ghouta in recent months.

Russia says U.S. Should not interfere with Iran's domestic affairs

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:27

Moscow's deputy foreign minister says Washington is trying to undermine adherence to the Iran nuclear deal.

How social media is being used by both sides in Iran’s turmoil

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:31

A servant of two masters, what can we learn from how social media is used by both the Iranian regime and those who oppose it?

Hezbollah sees 'nothing to worry about' with Iran protests

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:48

"What is happening in Iran is being well contained and is not comparable with what happened in 2009," said Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

Erdogan says Turkey values Iranian stability, praises Rouhani

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:11

Turkey's ties with Iran expanded last year as the country's relations with the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia - Tehran's main international opponents - all frayed.

Sex, drugs and poverty: A look at Iran on the eve of the protests

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:11

In exclusive interview, recent visitor to Iran says people are demanding freedom and better living conditions, but they fear a crackdown and government informants.

Iran holds pro-government rallies after 6th day of protests

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 03:18

At least 21 people have been killed during the unrest, including two members of the security forces.

Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:27

The latest extension was to allow security forces to "take (measures) necessary to confront the dangers and funding of terrorism and safeguard security in all parts of the country."

Like Israelis, Saudis pin their hopes on Iranian protestors

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 20:00

“It’s a popular intifada, it’s a rising against the Khamenei occupation.”

Are Iranians about to topple their regime?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:24

Security service personnel need to desert their posts in order for the protests to turn into a revolution with successful regime change.

US urges Iran to unblock social media, calls emergency UN session

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:01

"By the thousands, Iranian citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government," US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said.

Nuclear deadlines approach for Trump as protests flare in Iran

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:11

Trump will once again face a deadline on January 11 to certify the nuclear accord.