Iran protests: how did they start and where are they heading?

A relatively small protest on 28 December, in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, began a wave of seemingly spontaneous demonstrations that have spread across the country.

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Is anti-Zionism really a new antisemitism?

Joseph Pearlman responds thoughtfully (Why anti-Zionism is seen as antisemitism, 1 January) to my letter (29 December) about freedom of speech on Israel in universities.

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‘Worrying’ clampdown on human rights: UN condemns Saudi Arabia

Calls for release of dozens of prominent figures imprisoned in wave of recent arrests as UN and human rights groups speak out against crackdown on dissent Saudi Arabia faces new calls to release the dozens of people detained since September in what has been condemned as a “worrying”

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