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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Iran’s IRGC commander targeted by a drone near Iraqi-Syrian border

Al-Arabia – An air strike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday. They could not confirm the identity of the commander, who they said was killed alongside three other men traveling in a vehicle with him. For all the latest headlines follow …

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Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert thanks supporters after release from Iran prison

Al-Arabia – An Australian-British academic released after two years imprisoned in Iran on spying charges said she thanked supporters from the “bottom of my heart” Tuesday, saying they helped her through a “never-ending, unrelenting nightmare.” For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. In her first statement since arriving back in Australia, Middle East scholar …

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They Mutilated My Brother And Said, Sorry, It Was A Mistake

Radiofarda – “We were told at the Ministry of Intelligence that ‘it was a simple mistake,'” prominent Iranian writer Farkhondeh Hajizadeh says in an interview with Radio Farda. “By a simple mistake, they killed, dismembered, and mutilated two people,” Farkhondeh is the sister of Hamid Hajizadeh, a poet and teacher from Kerman, who was stabbed to death on September 22, …

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UN Expert Slams Limits On Minorities’ Rights To Worship, Citing Russia, Iran, Among Others

Radiofarda – A top UN expert has urged countries to repeal laws infringing on minorities’ rights to worship and hold beliefs, singling out Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Russia, and Moldova, among countries of concern.Ahmed Shaheed, the UN special investigator on religious freedom, warned in a report seen by the Associated Press on November 4 that “the failure to eliminate discrimination, combined …

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Iran’s Security Apparatus Under Fire After Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

RFL/RE – The attack that targeted Iran’s top nuclear scientist took place in broad daylight not far from the capital, Tehran.Within a few minutes Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — who was at the heart of the country’s past covert nuclear program — was dead.Initial reports suggested Fakhrizadeh’s motorcade was driving in Absard, some 60 kilometers from Tehran, when it was ambushed by …

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Iran vows revenge after nuclear scientist’s assassination

Iranian officials and military leaders have vowed revenge after a nuclear scientist was assassinated in Tehran. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by a remote-controlled electronic device when riding in a car, according to Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. Earlier media reports have suggested there were up to a dozen gunmen involved in the attack. More recent reports …

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