A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not reach the crash site and could not “accurately and definitely confirm” everyone died.
After 39 years of the revolts that dislodged the Shah, there is an absence of an organisational factor to unite the diverse inspirations of Iranians.
The protests come on the heels of a similar move by Vida Movahed, who was arrested in December 2017 after a photo of her waving her hijab above her unveiled head in Tehran went viral.
First accused of hosting mixed-gender parties for diplomats and possessing alcoholic drinks at home, they later faced more serious charges, including “espionage”.
Turkey’s geopolitics and economics concerns are key reasons for the country moving closer to Russia and Iran
The Iranian regime may have succeeded at ending the street protests, but it has not been able to put off the fire beneath the ashes.
Will the situation go from being bad to worse?
Tortured, and denied a fair trial, Hamed Haydara landed on death row.
Analysing the recent uprising by working-class Iran in the context of a battle for democracy which has spanned longer than a century.
Idlib has become a focal point of the Syrian war as government forces and allied militia have thrust towards an insurgent-held air base.
“Once again, the nation tells the US, Britain, and those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran from abroad that ‘you’ve failed, and you will fail in the future, too’.”
President dismisses calls from hardline clerics to permanently block access to social media and messaging apps being used by anti-government protesters
Two of those injured had to be hospitalised, and the rest were released after receiving treatment, state television said.
Protests erupted on December 28 in the holy Shi’ite city of Mashhad after the government announced plans to raise fuel prices and cut monthly cash handouts to lower-income Iranians.
The proposal came in response to the anti-government protests that have swept Iranian cities and towns over the past week, killing about 21 people in the unrest.
Despite the army commander’s claim that the police have quelled the unrest, the situation remains difficult to ascertain due to Iran’s vastness and restrictions on social media.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafar, said he had dispatched forces to Hamadan, Isfahan and Lorestan provinces to tackle “the new sedition”.
In conversation with Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Iranian scholar and professor at Tehran University, on recent events in the country.
With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Erdogan spent a year fighting for every populist cause he could.
Unorganised and leaderless, the violent protests in Iran are a reaction to rampant corruption, unemployment and an economy in decline.
Thirteen people have been killed and hundreds arrested, according to officials and social media.
The protests, during which at least ten people have been killed, are fuelled by disappointment that the lifting of sanctions on Iran in January 2016 has failed to deliver an economic boom.
The wave of anti-government demonstrations were prompted in part by discontent over economic hardship and alleged corruption.
The SESAME collaboration has brought together scientists from Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey – an unlikely alliance.
“Russia has not contributed one step to easing the suffering of Syrians and has not pressured the regime that it claims it is a guarantor by move in any real path towards a solution,” the rebel statement said.
On October 24, the Trump administration effectively paused refugee admissions from 11 countries mostly in the Middle East and Africa, pending a 90-day security review, which was set to expire in late January.
Trump will now have to decide in mid-January if he wants to continue to waive energy sanctions on Iran.
Now that former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh is dead, Iran’s direct support for the Houthis can grow in importance in the coming months.
Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings”.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges.
The attacks, the deadliest on French soil since World War Two, prompted the country to strike back, joining international military operations targeting ISIS and other Islamist militant groups in Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere.
The coordinated defence is part of attempts to shore up Theresa May’s government, which has been weakened by a series of scandals and gaffes involving her top team of ministers as she negotiates the Brexit.
A key Western ally and host to the US Fifth Fleet, Sunni Muslim-ruled Bahrain has for years grappled with protests and sporadic violence coming from its Shi’ite majority.
Part of the reason that war no longer helps to build nations is simply that few new nations are waiting to be built.
The government is giving off the whiff of terminal decline. But it’s not yet in free fall.
Putin met Iranian political leaders in an effort to nurture a warming relationship strengthened since US President Donald Trump threatened to abandon the international nuclear deal with Iran reached in 2015.
Technical problems caused leakage of oil that led to explosion and fire.
The train was travelling from Baluchistan’s capital of Quetta to the eastern metropolis of Lahore when a blast on the main railway track damaged one of its cars.
She voiced deep outrage over the harassment of journalists and added that progress on women’s rights was extremely slow as well.
While Tillerson did not directly demand that India should snap all ties with North Korea, sources claim that Indian officials are aware that Washington would like New Delhi to take the step based on indirect feelers.