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Wed, 24 Aug 2022 15:26:22 GMT
Four ways the Ukraine war has impacted the Middle East
Wednesday marks six months since the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine. As Russia bombs its neighbor, what has become the biggest European war since 1945 has had an outsized impact far south, in the Middle East.
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One man killed, two journalists injured during Israeli military raid in West Bank
A Palestinian man was killed and two journalists shot and injured by Israeli forces during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said Wednesday.
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Iranian authorities arrest eight after teenage protester's death
Iranian security forces have arrested eight people over the death of a 16-year-old teenager, Nika Shahkarami, in Tehran last month, Iranian media said on Tuesday.
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The battle of narratives on Iran is being fought on social media
A fierce battle to control the narrative is now being fought online, where supporters and opponents of the government alike are taking to social media to tell their version of the truth and, in some cases, go beyond the truth.
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A barrier of fear has been broken in Iran. The regime may be at a point of no return
Iran's latest protests transcend Iran's many social and ethnic divisions, breaking a decades-old barrier of fear and posing an unprecedented threat to the regime.
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Former Lebanese ambassador holds sit-in at Beirut bank amid new wave of heists
A former Lebanese ambassador held a sit-in at his bank outside of the capital city of Beirut on Tuesday, refusing to leave until he received his money, his wife has told CNN.
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'It was a warzone.' Iranian security forces beat, shot and detained students of elite Tehran university, witnesses say, as crackdown escalates
When Farid's friend called crying for help on Sunday, he jumped on his bike and quickly rode to Tehran's Sharif University.
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Iranian security forces arrest a woman for eating at restaurant in public without her hijab, family says
Iranian security forces arrested a woman after a photo of her and another woman eating at a Tehran restaurant without their head scarves was widely circulated online, her family said Friday. The photo emerged Wednesday showing the two women having breakfast at a cafe that, like most coffeehouses in Iran, is traditionally patronized by men.
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Thousands attend funeral for 7-year-old who died, Palestinians say, in Israeli troops chase
Thousands of Palestinians turned out Friday to mourn a seven-year-old Palestinian boy who died, his father said, while being chased by Israeli troops on Thursday -- an account rejected by the Israeli army but which prompted the US State Department to call for an investigation.
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How a debate over textbooks closed 150 schools in East Jerusalem
On September 19, some 150 schools in East Jerusalem went on strike, keeping tens of thousands of students out of the classroom, to protest the introduction of Israeli textbooks. Parents say Israel is trying to erase their identity by pushing an Israeli narrative.
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Grief, protest and power: Why Iranian women are cutting their hair
The practice is common in ancient cultures. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a 3,500-year-old poem from ancient Mesopotamia, covers themes of grief and despair, where cutting or pulling out one's hair is used to express anguish.
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At least 4 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in one of year's deadliest Israeli West Bank raids
At least four Palestinian men were killed and 44 wounded during an Israeli military raid and heavy clashes in Jenin Wednesday morning, Palestinian officials said, making it one of the deadliest days in the West Bank this year, which has already seen over 100 Palestinians killed.
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What you need to know about Iran's raging protests
Rallies that started with calls for justice for Amini's death have morphed into a larger protest, uniting an array of social factions and classes, with many calling for the fall of the regime.
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Fifth Iranian paramilitary member killed as president warns protesters will be dealt with 'decisively'
A fifth member of an Iranian volunteer paramilitary group died Sunday after clashing with what state media called "rioters and thugs," as the country's President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with "decisively" after days of nationwide unrest.
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Young Iranians are rising up against decades of repression -- arguably bolder than ever
Iranian authorities say they will restrict internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets, as protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police rock the Islamic Republic.
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Fears of a third Intifada as Palestinian deaths reach 7-year high
More than 97 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces so far this year in the West Bank, making it the deadliest year in the West Bank for Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers since 2015.
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Iran's President abandons CNN interview after Amanpour declines head scarf demand
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi withdrew from a long-planned interview with CNN's chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, after she declined a last-minute demand to wear a head scarf.
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Mahsa Amini's father says Iran authorities lied about her death, as protests rage
The father of an Iranian woman who died in police custody last week has accused authorities of lying about her death, as protests rage nationwide despite the government's attempt to curb dissent with an internet blackout.
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Iranian women burn their hijabs as hundreds protest death of Mahsa Amini
In the video, a massive crowd cheers as a woman lifts a pair of scissors to her hair -- exposed, without a hijab in sight. The sea of people, many of them men, roar as she chops off her ponytail and raises her fist in the air.
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Iran's morality police have terrorized women for decades. Who are they?
The death of Mahsa Amini has galvanized thousands of Iranian women who have for decades faced the wrath of the Islamic Republic's morality enforcers firsthand.
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Five people killed in Iran in protests over death of woman in police custody, human rights group says
Five people have been killed by Iranian security forces during protests that were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, who was being held in police custody, according to a human rights monitor.
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How sunlight could turn seawater into freshwater for coastal communities
Desalination is increasingly being used to generate freshwater, but the process can be energy intensive. Now, startups are looking for greener alternatives.
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Iranian police say woman's death 'unfortunate' as protestors take to the streets
Iranian police called the death of Mahsa Amini an "unfortunate incident" and denied that she was harmed physically in custody, semi-official news agency Fars News said on Monday.
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Deadly earthquakes hit southern Iran
At least five people were killed and 44 others injured following a string of earthquakes in southern Iran on Saturday, according to the country's semi-official FARS news agency.
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