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‘Satanic’ Blue Whale Game Under Spotlight In Iran After Teenager’s Death

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have blamed a murky social-media challenge known as Blue Whale for suicide leaps by two teenaged girls, throwing the spotlight on an online phenomenon that has been tentatively linked to suicides around the world but remains clouded in mystery.

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Tillerson Urges Iraqis, Kurds To Settle Differences, Commit To Country’s Unity

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during a surprise visit to Baghdad, has urged Iraqi and Kurdish leaders to enter into dialogue to end their bitter dispute and ease tensions in the country. “We have friends both in Baghdad, and we have friends in Irbil, and we encourage both parties to enter into discussion and dialogue,” Tillerson said in …

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U.K. Foreign Minister Sees ‘No Doubt’ Iran Nuclear Deal Will Survive Despite Trump Move

RFL/RE – British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says there is “absolutely no doubt” the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers will survive despite the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump not to recertify the deal. Johnson, in a London speech on foreign affairs on October 23, said after meeting with the “most influential figures” in the U.S. Congress — …

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Iraq dismisses US call for Iranian-backed militias to ‘go home’

Al-Arabia – The Iraqi government has dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat ISIS to end operations in Iraq. Speaking after a meeting on Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Tillerson said it was time for the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militias and …

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IHR Condemns Ahmadreza Jalali’s Death Sentence

Iran Human Rights – Ahmad Reza Jalali (Djalali), an Iranian physician and researcher, has been sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court’s Judge Salavati , on the charges of “espionage and collaboration with enemies”. Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the execution of Ahmad Reza Jalali. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the director and spokesperson of IHR said, “Mr. Jalali was tried and sentenced to …

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