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Taliban to follow Iran model, appoint Supreme Leader as highest authority: Report

Al-Arabia – The Taliban are designing a government based on Iran’s model through appointing the group’s leader Hibatullah Akhundzada as the Supreme Leader of Afghanistan, CNN-News18 reported on Tuesday. While Iran has a president and a cabinet, the supreme leader is the religious authority who holds the highest office in the country with powers to dictate policy, overrule laws and override the …

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Syrian Forces, Iran-Backed Militias Intensify Deraa Attacks

RFL/RE – Syrian forces and pro-Iran militias heightened an offensive against a rebel enclave in a southwestern region on the border with Jordan and Israel, military and opposition sources say. Witnesses and military sources said dozens of improvised missiles were fired on August 31 into Deraa al-Balaad by the Syrian military’s pro-Iran Fourth Division. Fighting has escalated this week after …

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Man Arrested for Setting Ghasem Soleimani Statue on Fire

Iranwire – A man has been arrested and given a prison sentence for setting a statue of former Quds Force commander Ghasem Soleimani on fire. The incident took place in the city of Yasuj in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province in August, and the jail term was announced on September 1, though no details of the length of the prison sentence are available. Previously, three …

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Chinese ‘Tourists’ Sentenced for Covertly Filming Iranian Women

Iranwire – Two Chinese nationals have been sentenced to prison terms for taking and sharing pictures of Iranian women without their consent, their lawyer told reporters. Mehdi Aziz-Zadeh said his two clients, who were arrested in June this year, had been sentenced to “imprisonment, flogging and fines”. They have since been released temporarily after posting a heavy bail. He added: …

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Mohammad Khodaparast Neyshabouri held incommunicado, causing concern

Iran-HRM – The situation of political prisoner Mohammad Khodaparast Neyshabouri is worrying as he is detained incommunicado. Reports from Mashhad indicate that the situation of political prisoner Mohammad Khodaparast Neyshabouri, arrested on June 10 for insulting the mullahs’ supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has caused concern. He is imprisoned in the Central Prison of Mashhad (Vakilabad Prison), deprived of visitations and …

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