Violent protests in Iran are continuing since they began six days ago. They’re highlighting economic problems and the question of what impact U.S. sanctions have on Iranians.
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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday. Khamenei said the country’s enemies have meddled in recent protest rallies.
Mathews was told he might not surf again after an excruciating wipeout in 2016. But now he is planning a comeback Mark Mathews had to shut the blinds for six months. He couldn’t bear to look outside.
Rights groups condemn plan to return those who entered Israel illegally and who do not have a refugee application pending Israel is set to inform thousands of Africans who entered the country illegally that they have three months to leave or face indefinite imprisonment.
Several people have died in Iran’s biggest demonstrations since the disputed presidential election in 2009. The BBC’s Rana Rahimpour explains what the protesters are demanding and how the government has responded amid shifting international attitudes to the country.
A little over four years ago, I drove to the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh to spend a day with a 12-year-old girl. Her name was Ahed Tamimi, and I was interviewing her for a magazine article, Children of the Occupation: Growing up in Palestine.