Iran’s Raisi condemns ‘chaos’ of protests after Mahsa Amini’s death

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi condemned Wednesday the “chaos” sparked by a wave of women-led protests over the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the Islamic republic’s morality police. “Those who took part in the riots must be dealt with decisively, this is the demand of the people,” said Raisi in a televised … Read more

Iran vows ‘no leniency’ against wave of women-led protests

Iran’s judiciary chief vowed no leniency Sunday against the wave of unrest that has rocked the country since the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police. The warning by the head of the Judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, came after nine nights of protests and street clashes and echoed … Read more

Death toll doubles, hundreds arrested in ‘harrowing’ Iran protest crackdown

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. Hundreds of angry demonstrators have been arrested with crowds taking to the streets of major cities across Iran for eight straight … Read more

Death toll doubles in ‘harrowing’ Iran protest crackdown

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. Angry demonstrators have taken to the streets of major cities across Iran, including the capital Tehran, for eight straight nights since … Read more

Iran protests pose new test for clerical leadership

Women setting their headscarves ablaze and chanting anti-regime slogans. Pictures of the leadership faced and burned. Vehicles belonging to the security forces set on fire. The images of the protests in Iran are indicative of the taboo-breaking nature of a movement that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, following her arrest by the … Read more

Iran demonstrations hit home for diaspora women

The Iranian women bare their heads and burn Islamic veils in demonstrations that have met nationwide repression, hopes and emotions are also running high among those living abroad. Several people have died in protests that broke out after Iranian authorities announced the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16. Activists say she died after … Read more

With a gamer prince and oil billions, Saudi turns to eSports

Wearing headphones and anti-sweat finger sleeves, gamers from eight countries guided gun-toting avatars through a battle royale in the Saudi capital, as cheering onlookers watched the action on a big screen. The PUBG Mobile tournament was part of Gamers8, a summer festival spotlighting Saudi Arabia’s emergence as a global eSports dynamo — one that officials … Read more

Iran president defiant as eight reported dead in protests over woman’s death

Iran’s president on Wednesday accused the West of hypocrisy in its eight criticism of Tehran as people were reported dead in growing protests over the death of a young woman arrested by the morality police. President Ebrahim Raisi struck a defiant tone on a visit to the United Nations, with demonstrators also trailing him on … Read more

Six reported killed as Iran protests spread over woman’s death

Protests have spread across Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini after the young woman was arrested by the morality police, as a rights group said Wednesday two more protesters were killed overnight, raising the toll to six. Public anger has flared since Iranian authorities on Friday announced the death of 22-year-old Amini, who had … Read more

UN report exposes negative effects of racism on right to development

GENEVA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — A group of United Nations (UN) experts Friday presented a thematic report exposing the negative effects of racism and racial discrimination on the right to development, urging the international community to prevent racism in all forms and fight inequalities. Mihir Kanade, chair rapporteur of the UN Expert Mechanism on the … Read more