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Beirut explosion: Hezbollah had ammonium nitrate in northwest London, Cyprus: Reports

Al-Arabia – Hezbollah members and affiliates had previously been caught in London and Cyprus with large quantities of ammonium nitrate, the highly explosive compound thought to be the cause of the deadly explosion in Beirut this week, according to a report by British newspaper the Telegraph. The massive explosion that ripped through Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 137 people and injuring over 5,000, …

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Jailed Iranian Journalist Mohammadi Out of Danger from Coronavirus, Husband Says

VOA – Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian journalist who has been jailed in her country since 2015 for human rights advocacy and who told supporters last month she was showing coronavirus symptoms, appears to have recovered from them, according to her husband. In a written message sent to VOA Persian on Tuesday, Mohammadi’s husband, Taghi Rahmani, living in exile in Paris, …

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Prison Authorities Incite Attacks on Political Prisoners in Iran Jails

Iran-HRM – There have been several attacks on political prisoners in Iran’s jails in the past few days. The attacks were carried out by common prisoners incited and hired by prison authorities. On Tuesday, August 4, in Evin Prison, several financial convicts attacked and brutalized prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubifar and Behnam Mousivand without any justification. They threatened to kill the latter. …

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US to submit UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo next week: Pompeo

Al-Monitor – The United States will submit a resolution to the United Nations Security Council next week to ensure the arms sale ban on Iran is extended “one way or another,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today.   “The Security Council’s mission is to maintain international peace and security. The council would make an absolute mockery of that mission if it allowed the No. 1 …

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‘Sunless Shadows’ Review: A Harsh Look at Iranian Women in Prison – Mehrdad Oskouei’s latest documentary, “Sunless Shadows,” is a startling, raw confrontation with Iran’s patriarchy. A poignant follow-up to his 2016 “Starless Dreams,” about teenage girls in a Tehran juvenile detention center, the new movie focuses on a group of adolescent girls and older women imprisoned for murdering male relatives. (Both documentaries are part of a virtual Oskouei retrospective at the …

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