US: Support groups help Iranians embrace LGBTQ identity
12 September 2022 | 7:28 am
In Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death – and in Iranian communities abroad, LGBTQ people can still suffer rejection by their families and social isolation. Support groups in Southern California are trying to change that.
We look at reactions from the British papers after the release of two British citizens who had spent several years in an Iranian prison. Also, the papers react to Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to US Congress and Vladimir Putin's speech to lawmakers. Here in France, the prison beating of a Corsican nationalist hero and convicted murderer becomes a controversial election issue. Finally, we explore a new phenomenon: Goblin mode, or the art of being a happy slob!
When it comes to the nuclear talks between Iran and the West, no country watches as closely as Israel. Conflict Zone talks to Israel's former defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, who says the nuclear agreement was a mistake and a missed opportunity.
Tehran said it would hit back in response to "the slightest step by Israel." Meanwhile, religious tensions in Jerusalem are once again close to boiling over.
Iranian women who rebel against mandatory wearing of hijabs say they are being discriminated against in the workplace.
Rights groups are sounding the alarm over a 25 percent surge in executions in Iran. Despite growing public opposition, the Islamic Republic has long been a leading executioner. We talked to Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the director of the NGO Iran Human Right.
Tehran has suggested "global arrogance" could have been behind the killing of Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei. He is believed to have been involved in operations in Syria and Iraq.
A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
Tehran says the crews of two Greek oil tankers confiscated in the Gulf have not been detained and are in good health. Athens called the seizures "acts of piracy."
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, made the announcement at a joint press conference in Tehran. The two allies have both been heavily hit by US sanctions.
Baghdad is hoping to revive talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the deadly confrontation in Yemen. Diplomatic ties between Tehran and Riyadh have been non-existent for years.
At least five people were killed when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook southern Iran. The quake's epicenter was in a comparatively sparsely populated area.
Smuggling is a huge part of the Iranian economy. All kinds of products change hands illegally in Iran, from contraband items like alcohol and satellite dishes, to washing machines, phones and car parts. However, little is known about these people who operate in the shadows. We're joined by Ershad Alijani from the FRANCE 24 Observers, who presents a special report on the issue.
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