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Protest-hit Iran detains journalist

Iranian authorities have detained a journalist at a reformist publication, local media reported yesterday, as her sister, also a journalist, remains in custody after reporting on Mahsa Amini’s death.

2d ago| TV & Film

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi released after hunger strike

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after starting a hunger strike to protest against his almost seven-month detention, supporters said on Friday.

2d ago| Middle East

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi released

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after starting a hunger strike to protest against his almost seven-month detention, supporters said yesterday.

6d ago| Middle East

11 dead in Syria drone strikes on pro-Iran groups

A series of unclaimed drone strikes on pro-Iran factions in war-torn Syria killed 11 people and destroyed trucks carrying Iranian arms from Iraq, a war monitor said Monday.

6d ago| Middle East

Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver at check post

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian driver in the occupied West Bank Monday, officials on both sides said, with the army saying the car had hit a soldier's leg before speeding off...Nassim Naif Salman Abu Fouda, 26, died from "a bullet wound to the head fired by the occupation (Israe

1w ago| Middle East

Drone attack hits Iran defence site

Iran yesterday said a night-time drone attack had targeted a defence ministry site, at a time of high tensions over its nuclear programme and Russia’s war in Ukraine.

February 6, 2023
February 6, 2023

Protest-hit Iran detains journalist

Iranian authorities have detained a journalist at a reformist publication, local media reported yesterday, as her sister, also a journalist, remains in custody after reporting on Mahsa Amini’s death.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi released after hunger strike

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after starting a hunger strike to protest against his almost seven-month detention, supporters said on Friday.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

German TV team quits Iraq after pressure: broadcaster

A television team from the Arabic-language channel of German broadcaster Deutsche Welle left Iraq at short notice on Thursday after “unacceptable” pressure from officials, the DW chief editor said.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi released

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after starting a hunger strike to protest against his almost seven-month detention, supporters said yesterday.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Iran blames Israel for drone attack

Iran’s envoy to the United Nations said arch-enemy Israel was “responsible” for a drone attack on a defence ministry site in central Isfahan province, Iranian media reported yesterday.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Conflict flares in Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck Gaza early yesterday, drawing retaliatory rocket fire from Palestinian militants, as violence flared despite US calls for “urgent steps” to restore calm.

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Saudi executions up sharply under King Salman, MBS: report

Executions in Saudi Arabia have nearly doubled under King Salman and his son, de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman, activist groups said yesterday, detailing cases of torture and other human rights violations.

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Iran jails couple in viral dancing video

An Iranian court has handed jail sentences of over 10 years each to a young couple who danced in front of one of Tehran’s main landmarks in a video seen as a symbol of defiance against the regime, activists said yesterday.

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Palestinians face ‘shrinking horizon of hope’: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shuttled from Israel to the Palestinians’ West Bank yesterday, appealing for an end to resurgent violence and reaffirming Washington’s backing for a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict.

January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023

West Bank violence: Blinken voices sorrow for 'innocent' Palestinians killed

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday expressed his sorrow for "innocent" Palestinians killed in a spike of violence in the occupied West Bank, after meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.