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Iran Aims To Boost Prestige Of Beleaguered Afghan Proxy Force In Syria

RFL/RE – Iran has sent thousands of Afghan Shi’a to the battlefields of Syria, catapulting them to the front lines of President Bashar al-Assad and his allies’ brutal six-year war against armed rebels, some of them foreign-backed, and Islamist extremists. As the first line of attack, the poorly trained proxy force made up of mainly Afghan migrants and refugees known as …

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Iran Identifies Jailed American; U.S. Demands Release

RFL/RE – Iran has identified the U.S. national sentenced to 10 years for spying as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University. Mizanonline, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary,said on July 16 that Wang, who was born in China, was arrested on August 8, 2016, while trying to leave Iran. The report said the man was part of “an …

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Iran: Seven Prisoners Including Pakistani Citizens Hanged in Sistan & Baluchestan

Iran Human Rights -Seven prisoners were reportedly executed in prisons located in the Sistan & Baluchestan province. Most of the prisoners were executed on drug related charges. In the past few days, seven prisoners, including two Pakistani citizens, were reportedly hanged at Zahedan Central and Iranshahr prisons. On the morning of Thursday July 13, a prisoner by the name of …

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Knife Attacker Shot Dead At Tehran Subway Station

PayvandNews – Police in Tehran have shot dead a man who attacked a cleric and other people with a knife at a subway station, Iran’s state media reported. Hadi Tamhidi, deputy governor of the Shar-e Rey district in south Tehran, said the unidentified man attacked the clergyman with a knife after a dispute and injured another man. Reports said that the …

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Iran’s Judiciary Detains President’s Brother In Corruption Case

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s younger brother, Hossein Fereidoun, has been arrested on unspecified financial crimes charges and an American citizen has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for “infiltrating” the country. In announcing both cases during a regular press briefing with local journalists on July 16, judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei said Fereidoun, a senior diplomat who …

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