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Activists: Iranian Forces Unleash Heavy Fire on Protesters 

Activists: Iranian Forces Unleash Heavy Fire on Protesters 

Iranian security forces used heavy gunfire against protesters in a Kurdish town in the country's west on Monday, killing at least five during an anti-government protest that erupted at the funeral of two people killed the day before, activists said.  Videos circulating online show dozens of prote

Iran Says New Missile Attack on Iraq Meant to Protect Border

Iran Says New Missile Attack on Iraq Meant to Protect Border

Iran said Monday that its latest strikes on Kurdish opposition bases in northern Iraq were necessary to protect the country's borders, while Kurdish officials condemned the missile and drone attacks as unprovoked aggression.

Security Forces Intensify Crackdown on Iran’s Kurdish Area, 4 Killed, Says Rights Group 

Iran's clerical rulers have stepped up suppression of persistent anti-government protests in the country's Kurdish region, deploying troops and killing at least four demonstrators on Sunday, social media posts and rights groups said.  Nationwide protests, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Irani

US Imposes New Sanctions over Iran Sanctions Evasion, Targets Chinese Firms 

US Imposes New Sanctions over Iran Sanctions Evasion, Targets Chinese Firms 

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on over a dozen companies based in China, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates that Washington accused of facilitating the sale of Iranian petrochemicals and petroleum products to buyers in East Asia.  The latest US move against Iranian oil smuggl

Five Killed in Attack in Iran’s Southwest

Five Killed in Attack in Iran’s Southwest

Gunmen opened fire in a bazaar in the southwestern Iranian city of Izeh on Wednesday, killing at least five people, and wounding civilians and security forces, state TV reported.  Video recordings showed mass rallies in the city on Wednesday evening, in line with a general strike called by activi

Accelerating US-Israeli Military Cooperation Against Iranian Threat

Accelerating US-Israeli Military Cooperation Against Iranian Threat

Israel and the United States are developing “joint military capabilities at accelerated pace" to counter evolving threats in the Middle East, and especially against Iran, Israel’s army chief of staff Aviv Kohavi said on Wednesday.

US Sanctions Senior Employees of Iranian State-Run Media 

US Sanctions Senior Employees of Iranian State-Run Media 

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned senior employees of an Iranian state-run media corporation it accused of being a "critical tool" in Iran's suppression and censorship of its people, stepping up pressure on Tehran over its crackdown on protests.  The US Treasury Department in a statement

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