Military Leadership of Syria, Iran

The Syrian regime and its main backer, Iran, on Monday demanded that the United States withdraw all its troops from the war-torn country as they threatened to crush Washington’s Kurdish allies by force, Reuters reported. “The only card remaining in the hands of the Americans and their allies is the...

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Israeli PM Netanyahu at Gulf Arab State of Oman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech Tuesday that the Jewish State is in contact with “half a dozen important Arab and Muslim countries that until recently were hostile to Israel,” The Jerusalem Post reported. Speaking at the state memorial ceremony for former Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Israel’s...

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Women's Rights in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran, one of the worst human rights abusers in the world and top state sponsor of international terrorism, has been appointed a seat on the United Nations’ Women’s Rights Committee, Hillel Neuer of the watchdog group UN Watch reported Wednesday. Neuer described the appointment as sending...

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A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to an extra 10 years in jail on top of the five-year term she is already serving for defending protesters against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab laws, the BBC reported Monday. Nasrin Sotoudeh, an award-winning women’s rights activist, was arrest last...

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As the effects of Western sanctions take effect, the Iranian-backed terror group, Hezbollah, has reached out to its supporters for financial assistance, Reuters reported Friday. “I announce today that the resistance is in need of its (popular base),” Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech last week. The...

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Britain’s decision to outlaw Hezbollah last month casts a harsh light on the rest of Europe’s refusal to do so, two experts wrote in an op-ed published Sunday in the New York Post. After Britain “rejected the notion that Hezbollah is a ‘two-winged’ group without unified command and control over...

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In an explosive report released last week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Iran, Javaid Rehman, blasted the Islamic Republic for continuing to execute children in defiance of international law. Records show that at least 61 children have been executed by the regime since 2008. Girls as young as 9-years-old...

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Iranian Cleric Raeesi

Rights groups and the United States government criticized Iran for appointing a cleric who has been implicated for his role in mass executions in the 1980s to head its judiciary, the Voice of America reported Wednesday. Ebrahim Raisi was the deputy prosecutor in Tehran in 1988 when the regime carried...

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Code PInk Leader Medea Benjamin

Code Pink, an anti-war group and official partner of the Women’s March, reportedly defended Iran’s right to a missile defense program at a press conference in Tehran, Seth Frantzman reported Tuesday in The Jerusalem Post. In late February, Code Pink embarked on an “American peace delegation” to the Islamic Republic,...

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The Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands announced Monday that it had recalled the country’s ambassador to Iran for “consultations” after the Islamic Republic expelled two diplomats from the Dutch embassy amid escalating tensions between the two nations over an alleged plot to assassinate regime opponents, Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty...

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