Friday, 1st December 2023


26 Nov
Violence and discrimination against women in Iran are rooted in the Islamic Republic's state structure. Those in power are now being challenged by a women's rights movement spurred by resistance to wearing headscarves.
16 Nov
Iranian officials have apparently allowed Narges Mohammadi, the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner, to see a doctor despite her refusal to wear a headscarf. Her husband still fears for her life.
14 Nov
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a statement said that the airstrikes were ordered by President Joe Biden in response to repeated attacks against US troops.
10 Nov
The US and Iran have freed 5 prisoners each in a swap brokered by Qatar. Republicans criticized deal, which sees Iran receive $6 billion from frozen oil revenue, as encouraging states to take US citizens as hostages.
30 Oct
DW's Richard Walker spoke with Jasmin Tabatabai, a German actress with Iranian roots, for her take on how the protests since the death of Jina Mahsa Amini in police custody have shaped today's Iran.
28 Oct
Armita Geravand has been in a coma since her encounter with Iran's "morality police," which took place roughly a year after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini.
16 Oct
The United States is already heavily involved in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and must be held to account, an Iranian official said on Monday.
14 Oct
Tehran has long supported Islamist groups opposing Israel. Iran has denied direct involvement in the recent Hamas attacks, but any Iranian role risks creating a much larger and more dangerous regional conflict.
14 Oct
U.S. and Qatar Deny Iran Access to $6 Billion From Prisoner Deal. The move comes after harsh criticism that the Biden administration had given Iran a vast sum that freed up other funds for Tehran to provide support to Hamas. Michael Crowley reported from Washington and Alan Rappeport from Marrakesh, Morocco.
7 Oct
The 16-year-old girl was commuting on Iran's underground when she was assaulted by the morality police, a rights group said. Many drew parallels to the case of Jina Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody last year.
7 Oct
Activists say a 16-year-old girl is in a coma at a Tehran hospital after being beaten on a subway. Journalists have been detained for attempting to gather information, and her family has been barred from visiting her.
1 Oct
Narges Mohammadi's book and documentary about the plight of imprisoned activists in Iran sheds light on human rights abuses suffered by those behind bars in the Islamic Republic.


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In Ivory Coast's Assinie, coastal erosion and rogue waves are destroying homes and businesses - a problem that U.N. experts warn is only going to get worse.
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Humanitarian aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are the latest victims of the Israel-Hamas disinformation war; their organisations have been accused of supporting either Hamas or Israel in viral videos shared online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The number of people killed by floods from heavy rains in Somalia has climbed to 96, state news agency SONNA said on Saturday, as the East Horn of Africa is battered by heavy rains.
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The New York Times looks at Dubai's particularly fragile position in terms of climate change.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a class-action lawsuit in the US due to promoting Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange. The plaintiffs claim that his endorsement led them to make loss-making investments and are seeking $1bn in damages.
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More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Indonesia by boat this month. They have been fleeing Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps where conditions have worsened.