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Zelenskiy, Merkel Discuss Situation In Donbas, Plane Crash In Iran

RFL/RE – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the situation in Ukraine’s east, where Russia-backed separatists continue to control some part of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.Ukraine’s presidential website said on January 15 that Zelenskiy thanked Merkel for Germany’s participation in the Normandy peace format summit in Paris on December 9.Zelenskiy expressed concern about the failure to …

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Albania Orders Expulsion Of Two Iranian Diplomats

RFL/RE 0 Albania has ordered the expulsion of two Iranian diplomats for activities “not in line with their status.”Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj said on Facebook on January 15 that the two diplomats, Mohammad Ali Arz Peimanemati and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Alast, were declared persona non grata and asked to “immediately” leave Albania.No further information was immediately available.Albania in December 2018 expelled two …

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Will the Latest Iran Protests Spark a Popular Uprising?

VOA – Days of protests against Iranian leaders over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner appear to indicate public anger has been redirected away from America’s targeted killing of a top Iranian general.  But foreign policy analysts say it is too early to tell if this is the beginning of a broader popular movement. “My expectation is that the …

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Students Assaulted, Arrested in State Crackdown on University Protests

CHRI – Protesters were physically attacked and arrested at universities in Tehran and other Iranian cities on January 14, 2019, the fourth consecutive day of protests that had erupted in the country after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) admitted to accidentally downing a Ukrainian passenger plane. “The front entrance of the University of Tehran was full of security agents,” one eyewitness who requested anonymity …

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US Ambassador states he is monitoring the treatment of Gonabadi Sufis after on the passing of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh

Shabtannews -– Ambassador Sam Brownback , the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom , stated in a Twitter message that he is watching the the treatment of Gonabadi Sufi’s by the Iranian regime, after the recent passing of the Sufi’s spiritual leader, Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh. Tweets by IRF_Ambassador Tweets by IRF_Ambassador Tweets by USAdarFarsi

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