Tehran’s efforts to conceal the spread of coronavirus include intimidation of whistleblowing doctors. China tried this when the epidemic began. We know how that worked out.
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The shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner full of Iranians, and the government's initial cover-up, is a tipping point. But where that will lead is far from clear.
This IranWire profile takes a close look at the rise of a commander whose image often exceeded his abilities.
At least three people have been killed and many injured. The unrest began over changes in administrative boundaries, but the chants and violence soon took on broader dimensions.
Fifteen short films on a survivor of the Assad regime's torture machine, who goes with The Holocaust Museum to Germany to explore the role of memory and memorial in tragedy.
It’s so easy and so wrong to judge social movements from afar. The protests in Iran were important, but not in the ways that those thousands of miles away declared them to be.
As protests die down and demonstrators regroup, concerns have grown about some of the social media encouraging people to burn government buildings and mosques.
The Revolutionary Guards, fronted by an infamous interrogator from Evin Prison, blame Americans, Israelis, and Saudis for demonstrations that have erupted across the country.