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Two Iranian Clerics Killed In Knife Attack In Mashhad, A Third Injured

RFL/RE – Three clerics were stabbed by an unknown attacker at a religious shrine in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, killing two, media reported on April 5. The semiofficial Tasnim news agency said one of the clerics had died following the attack. Tasnim identified him as Mohammad Aslani. Meanwhile, the semiofficial Mehr news agency said a second clergyman, identified …

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Iranian Footballers Urged: Put Women’s Rights Before the World Cup

Iranwire – Iranian artists, sports stars and relatives of people killed in street protests have signed a joint letter to the Iranian national football team calling on players to boycott the 2022 Qatar World Cup if women are still not being allowed to attend matches in stadiums at home. The missive is the latest public reaction to events in Mashhad …

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Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi Summoned to Court in Plagiarism Case

Iranwire – A former student of Oscar-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi says Farhadi has now been summoned to court in Tehran over a case of alleged plagiarism. Azadeh Masihzadeh has accused the director of lifting a storyline she developed for use in his 2022 Oscar entry, A Hero. Her own documentary, All Winners, All Losers, was researched and created at a 2014 …

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Voice of America sued by AAF – Breitbart News

Breitbart News – In light of Voice of America News’ (VOA) failure to respond to dozens of FOIA requests over alleged pro-Islamic bias in its Persian reporting, the American Accountability Foundation (AAF) filed a lawsuit last week accusing VOA of withholding communications that demonstrate the broadcasting service’s role in disseminating “messages opposed to American interest.”The American Accountability Foundation (AAF), a political watchdog …

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Iran’s parliament presses Raisi to ask for more in nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – Members of the Iranian parliament submitted a letter to the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi on April 5, calling on him to take a tougher stand in the currently paused indirect talks with the United States over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. Drafted by hard-line lawmaker Mahmoud Nabavian, the letter received signatures from 190 members, more than two thirds …

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