IRAN SECURITY FORCES WERE ORDERED TO ‘MERCILESSLY’ CRACK DOWN ON PROTESTS, LEAKED DOCUMENTS SHOW

Sun 02 October 2022: Iranian security forces were ordered to “severely” and “mercilessly” crack down on protests against the government as they spread throughout the country last month, leaked documents cited by the human rights group Amnesty International have revealed. According to the one of the documents, which were obtained by the group through unknown […]

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19 KILLED IN ZAHEDAN ONE OF IRAN’S DEADLIEST CLASHES SINCE PROTESTS BEGAN

Sat 01 October 2022: Iranian protesters and police had a violent confrontation in southeastern Iran, that killed 19 people in one of the deadliest incidents since antigovernment protests began sweeping Iran two weeks ago. The confrontation happened as worshippers from Iran’s Sunni minority left Friday prayers at the Makki Grand Mosque in Zahedan, capital of […]

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CELEBRITIES SUPPORTING MAHSA AMINI’S PROTESTS FACE THREATS FROM IRAN

Fri 30 September 2022:  Iran has threatened to “take action” against celebrities who have in recent days supported the demonstrations sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini. Iran has been shaken by a wave of protests, which have claimed the lives of scores of people, following the death of the 22-year-old Kurdish woman on 16 […]

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MINISTER PATEL TO HOST SA-SAUDI ARABIA JOINT ECONOMIC COMMISSION (JEC)

Fri 30 September 2022: Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel will host the 9th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) and the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Trade and Investment Forum next week. The forum is set to take place on Monday in Pretoria alongside the 9th Session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia […]

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83 KILLED AFTER 2 WEEKS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS IN IRAN: HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP

Fri 30 September 2022: On Thursday, protests against the death of a young woman in police custody continued in several cities across Iran, according to state and social media, as a human rights organization reported that 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Mahsa Amini, 22, of the Iranian Kurdish town […]

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UN CHIEF REITERATES CALL FOR ‘IMPARTIAL’ INVESTIGATION INTO IRANIAN WOMAN’S DEATH

Thu 29 September 2022: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated calls for an impartial investigation over the death of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman killed while in custody of police. The Secretary General in a tweet demanded “a prompt, impartial and effective investigation by an independent competent authority,” as protests raged in Iran for nearly two weeks after […]

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SON OF IRAN’S EX-SHAH HAILS ‘WOMEN’S REVOLUTION’ AGAINST THE HIJAB

Thu 29 September 2022:  Commenting on the ongoing protests led by Iranian women against the hijab, Reza Pahlavi, son of Iran’s late Shah said that this is the first modern day revolution for women. “It is truly in modern times, in my opinion, the first revolution for the women, by the women – with the […]

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ISRAEL TO USE ARMED DRONES FOR TARGETED KILLINGS IN WEST BANK

Thu 29 September 2022: The Israeli army has greenlighted the use of armed drones to carry out assassinations against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, Israeli media reported on Thursday. Army chief Aviv Kochavi gave his approval to use the armed drones for assassinations and “to carry out strikes should armed gunmen be identified as posing imminent threats to the troops,” reported The Jerusalem […]

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