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.
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.
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”
Ten people have been killed in fresh anti-government demonstrations in Iran, according to state television. Protesters took to the streets again following a televised address by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Jerusalem (CNN)Energized by American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the country’s right-wing government has accelerated plans that imperil a two-state solution, solidifying Israel’s power and control over Jerusalem.
The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment. The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days.
Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei, speaking for the first time since protests broke out in his country last week, accuses “enemies of Iran” of meddling in the country.