Israel hits Iranian & Syrian military targets in Damascus

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said they hit military targets of the Iranian Quds forces and the Syrian army in Damascus on Tuesday night in response to rockets fired from Syria into Israel. A family was reportedly killed in the attack in south-west Damascus.

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How Iran shut off the internet

In Iran, protesters have been clashing with security forces. Iranians have been taking to the streets to oppose an unexpected 50 percent hike in petrol prices. This measure is the latest sign of pressure on the country's economy after the re-imposition of US sanctions. Meanwhile, authorities have imposed a near-total internet shutdown in a bid to stifle the protest movement. For more, we speak...

What is happening at the Iran protests?

Amnesty International reports that at least 106 people have been killed in a government crackdown on protests in Iran. But the real death toll could be much higher. The unrest erupted last Friday after hikes in fuel prices. Authorities responded by shutting down the internet and, according to Amnesty, harsh security tactics against protesters including live fire, snipers firing into crowds ...

The American who returned the Shahnameh to Iran

Atlantic Council: American diplomat Arthur Houghton returned the surviving pages of the 16th century Shahnameh, the Book of Kings, to Iran in 1994, and revisited the country last spring for the filming of a documentary about this story. The conversation will touch on this extraordinary saga and the ties that still bind the United States and Iran.

Revolutionary Guards threaten crackdown on protests

At least one person has already died in civil unrest sparked on Friday although activists in the country say the figure is probably much higher.…

How big are Iran protests?

François Picard's panel on The Debate discuss the size of the current protests in Iran, in relation to previous protests in the country's modern history.

Iran Rocked By Deadly Protests

Several people have been killed in Iran after four days of violent protests over a spike in gasoline prices.

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Dozens Killed and Injured During Protests in Iran

IranWire: Dozens were killed in Iran this weekend as protests against a sudden gas price increase spread across the country. The government shut down the internet to stop news from spreading. And Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said protesters were "corrupt" and "hooligans”.