Author: Anna Murphy

Iraqi-Made Film Debuts Worldwide After 25 Years Of Silence

The Iraqi-made film, Al-Rihla, debuted in Baghdad at of the month. Al-Rihla, or The Journey in English, has been screened in theatres and festivals worldwide since its debut at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017. However, its screening in Iraq this spring brings both a poignant reminder of the continuing

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Eight Killed In A Boat Crash In Indonesia

Eight people are reported dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Indonesia’s Borneo region on Monday, January 1st. The vessel was carrying 48 passengers, including multiple children, when it sank due to undetermined causes. BBC News reported that the boat was travelling from Tanjung Selor to Tarakan in

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Suspicious Suicides In Iranian Prisons Raises Questions Of Foul-Play

At least six people have died in Iranian prisons under suspicious circumstances in the last two months, according to a recent report from Al Jazeera. The most recent case in the series of questionable deaths came to public light last Sunday, February 11, when dual Canadian-Iranian national Kavous Seyed-Emami was

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