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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Iran’s national team sees popularity boost, but not just because of World Cup

Al-Monitor — Thousands of Iranians gathered at Imam Khomeini International Airport on the outskirts of Tehran on June 27 to welcome the national soccer team upon its return from the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Despite being eliminated at the group stage once again, the team has received unparalleled praise from the public over its performance, having defeated Morocco, tied …

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Tehran prosecutor: Many arrested in Iran bazaar protests, may face execution

Al-Arabia – Several civilians who joined demonstrations at Iran’s Tehran Bazaar have been arrested and will likely face trial, the Prosecutor General of Tehran, Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, told local media on Thursday. The recent protests were sparked by a fluctuation in the Iranian rial, and rising prices in the country. Dolatabadi said that the protests in Iran were “foreign-made”, and blamed …

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Tehran’s ties with al-Qaeda, extremist Salafist groups uncovered

Al-Arabia – New documents from Abbottabad, the Pakistani city where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was hiding out, uncovered details of deep ties between Iran’s Khomeini regime and several armed “Salafists” groups. The US Central Intelligence Agency had seized documents in 2011 from Abbottabad that revealed ties between al-Qaeda and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The “Salafist” groups identified in …

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