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AMMAN, Jordan — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Jordan at the end of a four-day, four-nation tour through the Middle East, expressed support on Monday for Israel and its response to weekly protests in Gaza that have left dozens of people dead. “We do believe the Israelis have the right to ...
Iran has reportedly arrested upwards of 5,000 people during recent protests. ... Iran's recent protests began as a relatively small venture in December 2017, but soon gained traction and have continued into 2018. According to figures ... Some users have even drawn pictures of iconic protest imagery on bank notes. This note ...

Soroush, a homegrown app promoted by the Iranian government, boasts most of the features found in Telegram, a popular app that was used extensively as a way of communicating during 2017's anti-government protests. The push for Soroush comes as the National Cyberspace Center decided to ...
Dozens of steel workers in northern Iran have staged a public protest outside government buildings to call for pressure on their employer to hand over several months' worth of unpaid wages. Iranian state-run news agency ILNA said about 100 workers of the Qazvin Steel Company rallied on Wednesday ...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's weeklong visit to New York to defend Iran's nuclear and regional policies has drawn protests from an Iranian American group. Several dozen supporters of the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) joined a demonstration Monday across the ...
Since the beginning of the year, Iran has witnessed persistent protests. In January, massive demonstrations against the government spread to more than 80 cities in 29 provinces in which at least in 21 people were killed. In early February, dozens of women were arrested for taking off their head scarves and ...

Workers in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan have launched an extended protest against water shortages and nonpayment of wages. Social media users who contacted VOA Persian said farmers from the town of Bavi protested for a third straight day outside a local government building in nearby ...
This takes place while different protests and labor strikes continue throughout Iran, where Kurdistan has been witnessing a general strike for days now. Where the market traders in Baneh, Marivan, Saqqez, Javanrud, Sardasht and other border cities, closed their shops as a protest against closing borders ...
After a brief ebb over the course of the Iranian new year holidays, a steadily rising stream of local protests, which began in the aftermath of the nationwide protests in January, has surged yet again. Farmers of the Isfahan province protested for 50 days until Saturday 14 April. Starting from the small town of ...
What started off as protests spurred on by the deteriorating economic conditions in Iran and the inflation in prices of basic necessities, escalated into a rebellion against the Islamic Republic itself. But to what extent are these protests threatening the theocratic regime, and could such an upheaval foreshadow ...
The incident, which happened on Wednesday, emerged a few months after scores of women staged protests across Iran in which they climbed on to telecom boxes, took off their headscarves and waved them aloft on sticks. The Guardian understands that the two women in the video were not out in public ...
Nearly half think Iran spends too much money on foreign adventures. The protests stopped after the regime killed or locked up lots of protesters, but it is now battling discontent on other fronts. Dozens of young women have been arrested for doffing their headscarves in public to protest the official dress code ...
A popular uprising took hold of Iran in the final week of 2017, with thousands taking to the streets to protest against the dire economic situation in the country. Using smartphone apps such as Telegram and Instagram, demonstrators quickly spread their message, and within days, protests erupted in dozens ...
Nezam has come to the conclusion to institutionalise the right to protest (instead of suppressing the protests).” This indicates that the system also expects more protests this year. Abbas Abdi, an Iranian social analyst, explains the protests as follows: “1396 was a special year in the history of Iran's politics.
London, 16 Apr - Yet more protests from angry farmers have been held in Isfahan, central Iran, over the Iranian Government's corruption and mismanagement that is exacerbating the drought crisis in the country. Reports gathered from social media show that the protests began again on Friday and carried ...
Another reason is more political: Since the pro-reform protests in 2009, the hard-liners in Iran's government, working through their allies in the judiciary and security services, have effectively blocked nearly all foreign-based blogging and publishing platforms, social media and messaging apps. Now they ...
Iranian authorities have begun to crack down on days of protests against water shortages in Iran's third largest city of Isfahan. ... The protest movement expanded on Friday, with conservative women from area farms seen marching in Isfahan for the first time in a social media video identified as having been ...

Frustration with water shortages in Iran's third-largest city is growing, with conservative women seen marching for the first time to protest the situation. A social media video monitored by VOA's Persian service and identified as having been filmed in Isfahan's eastern district of Khorasgan on Friday showed a ...
What started off as protests spurred on by the deteriorating economic conditions in Iran and the inflation in prices of basic necessities, escalated into a rebellion against the Islamic Republic itself. But to what extent are these protests threatening the theocratic regime, and could such an upheaval foreshadow ...
During the Iranian revolution four decades later, 1978-79, publicly wearing a hijab actually became a symbol of protest against the monarchy. But wearing one was ... Followed by more protests, including women taking off their hijabs and waving them on sticks in the air like flags. Social media is helping ...
Iranian officials believe that Telegram shouldn't be the dominant app in the country and that local apps should be enhanced. The main concern about Telegram is linked to national security, since the assumption is that the app played an undeniable role in igniting the December 2017 protests across Iran.
Demonstrations broke out in various Ahwazi cities in protest against a TV cartoon show that locals say uses figurines to misrepresent various ethnicities in Iran. Protestors have called on the government to publish an apology, but this demand has yet to be answered, according to one of the activists.
At the turn of the year, triggered by economic hardships, Iran witnessed the most politicized protests in its almost four-decade-old history. ... People protest high cost of living in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. ... Poverty and inequality have been driving the protests, with socioeconomic demands at their forefront.
The protest, one of a string of protests over several years, prompted by long-standing charges of discrimination by the government that not only fuel marginalization but also environmental degradation in Khuzestan, comes against a backdrop of Iranian concerns that the United States and Saudi Arabia may ...
In January 2018, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) published an in-depth report on the attempts by Iranian state forces to repress the protests by blocking access to social media throughout the country. “During the unrest that swept through Iran on the eve of 2018, the authorities implemented ...
The Iranian year that ended on March 20 was marked by the escalation of public dissent, unprecedented street protests in many cities, and bolder ... Women take off their headscarfs to protest the compulsory hijab, the youth protest poverty, discrimination, and social injustice, and workers go on strike to ...
Eye witnesses told Asharq Al-Awsat that thousands of Iranians participated for the second day in protests and chanted slogans in Farsi and Arabic ... Clashes with police broke out in various Ahwazi cities in protest against a cartoon TV show that used figurines to misrepresent various ethnicity in Iran.
TEHRAN: Thousands of Arab citizens gathered in the southwest Iranian city of Ahwaz to protest against Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) corporation after a children's program allegedly omitted any mention of their culture during a show celebrating the country's diversity. Also, a number of ...
In an interview with Hamshahri newspaper, Rahmani Fazli said there are two groups of factors that led to the largest protests in Iran since the 2009 election protests. Rahmani Fazli said the first group of factors involved “social, political and economic discontent.” He said it could take just “one spark to ...
While American reportage of the anti-government protests and riots in Iran has largely faded from the front pages, opponents of the Islamist authorities continue to demonstrate and call for change. ... Thousands of farmers in eastern Isfahan rallied to protest the regime's refusal to give them the right to water.
Hassan al-Khomeini, the grandson of the first leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, criticized the suppression of the popular protests in the country, warning ... to escape the dues of the angry masses, which occasionally go out with scattered protest rallies to express their opposition to the regime as a whole.
Protesters have asked the foreign secretary for fresh action to help a Londoner facing her second Mother's Day in an Iranian jail. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in prison in Tehran on spying charges she denies. Campaigners laid 707 pebbles outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Westminster to ...
The hijab protests, which come amid general discontent in Iran over the economy and other social ills, have fueled the debate over the treatment of women and strict moral codes in Iran. ... “As life in Iran continues to be punctuated by political and social protest, mandatory veiling has been a popular target.”.
A protest was held in front of the Iranian consulate in Karbala on Wednesday following the arrest of a prominent Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Sayyid al-Shirazi, by order of the supreme leader, ... Shirazi was known to be critical of the Islamic republic, especially after the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests.
Police said that the campaign had been instigated from outside Iran through illegal satellite channels. But Soheila Jolodarzadeh, a female member of the Iranian parliament, said the protests had been brewing for a while. “They're happening because of our wrong approach,” she said. “We imposed ...
At the height of this winter's protest movement in Iran, there was a temporary ban on the Telegram messaging app, alongside the other popular foreign social media platform, Instagram. This lasted from 30 December 2017 to 13 January 2018. Although temporary, the ban had big implications in Iran, where ...
An Iranian woman who publicly removed her veil to protest against a mandatory hijab law has been sentenced to two years in prison, prosecutors say. The woman, who has not been officially named, was found guilty of "encouraging moral corruption", Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said.
Iran intends to again accuse the United States of violating the landmark 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers at next week's meeting on the agreement in Vienna, a senior Iranian diplomat said Wednesday. "The U.S. is regularly violating the nuclear deal and this is a source of concern for ...
At least 33 people have been arrested for taking part in protests since late December, when a wave of anti-government demonstrations gave way to a public ... "Sometimes I want to go protest like Vida, but then I think about my life and going to prison for I don't know how long, and it's scary," Samin said, ...
PRESIDENT Trump will be urged to make a direct appeal to the people of Iran to demonstrate the US' commitment to regime change, as protests across .... Last week Iran's Islamic police warned that women who continued to protest against wearing the hijab could face up to 10 years in prison, after 29 were ...
New York, March 1, 2018--Iranian security forces on February 19 arrested Reza Entessari and Kasra Nouri, reporters with the Sufi news website Majzooban-e-Noor, while they were covering the violent dispersal of religious protests in Tehran, according to their employer and the New York-based Center for ...
Demonstrators gathered outside the UN in Geneva and some diplomats left in protest over an address given by Iran's justice minister, who has been sanctioned by the EU over human rights violations. Alireza Avayi took the podium at the United Nations Human Rights Council late on February 27, slamming ...
Iranian motorists drive in Sadeghieh Square in Tehran, Iran, on January 13. While Iran has been hit by U.S. sanctions, attacks by militant groups and economic protests, the country claims to have maintained a level of stability rarely seen in the Middle East. ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images. Iran's distrust of ...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reacted to an upsurge in labor unrest by labeling it a plot backed by the country's enemies, echoing his response to anti-government protests last month. In recent weeks, Iranian workers protesting labor conditions have gone on strike at a steel-making ...
Amnesty said more than 35 women had been "violently attacked and arrested" in the capital, Tehran, alone since December 2017 for taking part in "ongoing peaceful protests." "This is a deeply retrograde move by the Iranian authorities in their ongoing persecution of women who dare to speak out against ...
Iranian security officers have arrested two women who protested against the compulsory hijab in Tehran by removing their head scarves in public and waving them while standing on utility boxes. ... A video shows a police officer kicking her down from a utility box where she had staged her peaceful protest.
Iranian authorities say three police officers have been killed in clashes with followers of a Sufi Muslim religious community in Tehran. Official media quoted police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi as saying on February 19 that the police officers were "martyred in the street in a vicious attack using a ...
On the 1st of January, and the fifth day of protests in Iran, President Rouhani decided to pursue a course that the security and military officials had pursued before him. While speaking of the importance of attention to economic and political realities and the people's right to protest, Rouhani overlooked the ...
Barely a month ago, Iranians were amassing in the streets to protest against their government. Their core grievances, according to Western media and politicos, were the economy, foreign policy, expansionism, and human rights. Today, the protests are over. But according to a recent survey by the Center ...
Protests against Iran's mandatory hijab law – which requires all women to wear it in public – have sprung up across Iran in the first few weeks of 2018. Women, acting ... Publicly wearing a hijab became a symbol of protest and solidarity against the monarchy, regardless of how religious a woman was.


 

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