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Why Iranians Are Protesting Once Again Amid growing repression, a sickly economy and bleak prospects, the death of one young woman was all it took.
New York Times | 20 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities Iranians fed up with oppressive rules and a battered economy have faced bullets, tear gas and arrests to demand an end to the Islamic Republics rule.
New York Times | Sep 24, 2022 11:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Dozens of Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Syria Witnesses said that bodies could be seen from shore drifting in the waters just outside the port of Tartus. The Lebanese authorities said at least 75 people died, with 20 rescued.
New York Times | Sep 23, 2022 4:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why authorities can't quell the protests in Iran NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Professor Nahid Siamdoust of the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Middle Eastern Studies about large popular protests in Iran. | Sep 23, 2022 08:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Water Problems in Syria Give Rise to Deadly Cholera Outbreak The highly contagious disease has spread quickly in the countrys north, where millions of people displaced by a decade-long war are living, and many rely on untreated water from rivers containing raw sewage.
New York Times | Sep 22, 2022 4:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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What to Know About Protests in Iran Dozens of cities have been embroiled in protests that were prompted by a young womans death in custody but have escalated amid anger over religious rules and a rock-bottom economy.
New York Times | Sep 22, 2022 4:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Women protest in Iran over death of woman arrested by morality police Mahsa Amini was arrested for allegedly breaking hijab rules. She died after suffering multiple blows to the head. Now, Iranian women are burning their hijabs and cutting their hair short. | Sep 22, 2022 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Protests in Iran Intensify Over the Death of Mahsa Amini in Custody Unrest has spread to dozens of cities, with at least seven people killed, according to witnesses, rights groups and video posted on social media.
New York Times | Sep 22, 2022 08:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran protests: Mahsa Amini's death puts morality police under spotlight The death of a woman detained by Iran's morality police has sparked angry protests, but who are they?
BBC News | Sep 21, 2022 2:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Irans President Speaks at U.N. as Protests Rock His Nation The Iranian president, who came to power last year, will address the assembly amid large demonstrations at home and international pressure to revive the Iran nuclear deal.
New York Times | Sep 21, 2022 12:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend