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Iran government faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

17 Feb 2019

GENEVA/LONDON In early January, labour activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online.

Suicide bomber kills 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards

13 Feb 2019

GENEVA/LONDON A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country's Sunni Muslim minority.

'Get out of Syria,' Iran tells U.S.

06 Feb 2019

GENEVA Senior Iranian figures said on Wednesday that Syria was a top foreign policy priority and American troops should withdraw, as planned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

09 Jan 2019

LONDON/HONG KONG The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centres on the company's suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm's owner, a holding company registered in Mauritius. | Video

Iran confirms missile test in defiance of U.S.

11 Dec 2018

GENEVA A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday.

Car plant shows limits to Iran's economic ambitions in Syria

14 Nov 2018

HASSIA, Syria/GENEVA At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria.

In Iraq’s parliament, Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

13 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament.

Facing new sanctions, Iranians vent anger at rich and powerful

07 Nov 2018

GENEVA More Iranians are using social media to vent anger at what they see as the corruption and extravagance of a privileged few, while the majority struggles to get by in an economy facing tighter U.S. sanctions. | Video

Iran faces sensitive time due to America, economic woes - Khamenei

04 Oct 2018

GENEVA The people of Iran face a sensitive time because of pressure from America and economic problems, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in an address broadcast by state television on Thursday.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards may turn parade attack into political win

27 Sep 2018

GENEVA/LONDON An attack on a military parade in Iran is a blow to the image of its Revolutionary Guards, but the elite force could yet turn the bloodshed to its advantage, using public sympathy to bolster itself at the expense of President Hassan Rouhani. | Video

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