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Iran: clashes at the University of Tehran

Clashes erupted between Iranian students at Tehran University on Monday during a demonstration against the enforcement of wearing hijab or Islamic veil, media reports said. “A number of students gathered… claiming that morality police and security forces had entered the university” to warn students against failing to observe compulsory hijab laws, the semi-official ISNA news… Continua a leggere

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Attack on four vessels in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates adjacent to the Strait of Hormuz

Four commercial vessels were targeted by “sabotage operations” near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates without causing casualties, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, without giving details of the nature of the sabotage. The incident occurred near the UAE emirate of Fujairah, one of the world’s largest bunkering hubs which lies just outside… Continua a leggere

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Iranian Women’s Spring

By Souad Sbai The absurd sentence issued by a Tehran Court condemning Nasrin Sotoudeh, a well-known 55-year-old human rights activist, is appalling and represents the 40 years lived by Iranian women under the tyranny of the Khomeinist regime. The multiple accusations against Sotoudeh – who in 2012 received the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for freedom… Continua a leggere

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Cyberterrorism: Iran is extending its malign presence online

Iran is one of the biggest threats in cyberspace, according to experts who warn that a global response is needed to repel its rising wave of cyberattacks on government and communications infrastructure worldwide, reported Arab News. Iran’s growing digital prowess is part of its “soft war” strategy to spy on adversaries and spread its rhetoric.… Continua a leggere

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Iran Launches a Cruise Missile From a Submarine

Iran has launched a cruise missile from a submarine for the first time during an ongoing annual military drill in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s State media reported Sunday. The semi-official Fars news agency reported the launch and released an image showing a green submarine on the surface of the water launching an orange missile.… Continua a leggere

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Former US Air Force Officer Monica Witt charged with spying for Iran

The US Justice Department charged a former Air Force intelligence official Wednesday with spying for Iran, saying she exposed a fellow US agent and helped the Revolutionary Guard target her former colleagues with cyber-attacks. US officials said Monica Witt, who worked for years in US Air Force counterintelligence, had an “ideological” turn against her country… Continua a leggere

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Iranian regime jailed 1.7 million people in 30 years after revolution

Iranian authorities jailed, and sometimes executed, 1.7 million people around the capital Tehran alone in the first 30 years after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to a leaked file. The number included regime opponents, Baha’is and other religious minorities and at least 860 journalists, media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said. At least four of… Continua a leggere

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Farhad Meysami marked the 50th day of his hunger strike

Iranian activist and physician Farhad Meysami marked the 50th day of his hunger strike, causing alarm among activists and social media users about his health. Meysami was arrested July 31 by the Intelligence Ministry for creating and distributing buttons expressing opposition to mandatory veiling. Meysami has been accused of having badges saying he was against… Continua a leggere

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The EU is with Tehran

By Francesca Musacchio Against the sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States to protect European companies. This is the position of Europe that could also be the right one but, as always, Brussels uses two weights and two measures. Can Italian and European citizens ask why so much care has not been used with… Continua a leggere

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The Long Hand of Iran (and Qatar) in Yemen

By Souad Sbai The Shiite Houthi militias unleashed a civil war in Yemen three years ago. First, they tried to take control of the whole country with a coup d’état and later they sought to destabilize it with their guerrilla warfare. The hand behind all this is apparent. It is Iran, which is trying to… Continua a leggere

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