Iran


Horror Ensues As At Least 25 Protesters Are Killed In Baghdad

25 people were killed and it is estimated that around 130 others were injured in Baghdad on the 6th of December. This huge loss of life and cause of injury comes from a group of pro-government gunmen who opened fire during demonstrations in central Iraq. CNN reports that this is […]


Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Resignation Amid Anti-Government Protests

On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his intention to resign from his position. Protesters who had been holding demonstrations against the government since the beginning of October saw this as a cause for momentary celebration, as the former Prime Minister was one representative of a corrupt government. […]


Iranian Protests Occur After Rise In Petrol Prices

Demonstrations have occurred in numerous Iranian cities following a 50% increase in the price of petrol, a decision which has highlighted the worsening economic conditions facing the country due to US imposed sanctions. According to the BBC, protests occurred in many major cities, including the capital Tehran. Two people were […]


Iran Defies Nuclear Deal To Enrich Uranium

Recently, Iran declared its intention to enrich uranium in response to the re-imposing of US sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s oil trade. According to Al Jazeera, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Iran began to step back their nuclear commitment following a year of US withdrawal to give time for other […]


Nuclear Deal Crumbles Further As Iran Launches New Centrifuges

The Iranian government has announced that it is now operating twice as many advanced centrifuges and has claimed the move is a direct response to the U.S.’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal last year and reimposition of sanctions. Such centrifuges are vital to the production of enriched uranium and will […]


One Step Closer To Peace In Syria: Constitutional Committee Formed

After almost two years of discussions, and a more than eight-year conflict in Syria, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on 23 September the formation of a Syrian constitutional committee. However, the director and spokesperson of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mustafa Bali, commented to a special UN envoy […]


Could Tensions Between Israel and Hezbollah Lead To Another War?

In the past few weeks, tensions have once more been raised between Israel and radical Shi’a Lebanese group Hezbollah, and there is a fear that the latest drone strikes and allegations of missile production could lead to a war between the two sides. The hostility between Hezbollah, the radical Shi’a […]


#BlueGirl: Iranian Football Fan Dies After Self-Immolation 1

Sahar Khodayari, 29, has died as a result of burns after setting herself on fire outside a courtroom last Monday in Tehran. Sahar had appeared in court for disguising herself as a man and attempting to sneak into a match between the Iranian national men’s football team, Esteghlal, and the […]


International Atomic Energy Agency Confirms Iran Is Installing New Centrifuges

On Monday, 9 September, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran has begun installing new centrifuges. This report, verified by inspectors from the UN atomic watchdog, quickly sparked concern around the globe. This is not the first time Iran has caused concern over their nuclear activities. Since the United […]


UN Calls For Accountability In Most Recent Saudi-UAE Coalition Airstrike That Killed 100 People

The United Nations’s delegate in Yemen condemned an airstrike at a prison run by Houthi rebels, one that could be considered the deadliest done this year by the Saudi-UAE coalition, according to the Yemen Data Project and Al Jazeera. Martin Griffiths, who was elected as the Special Envoy of the […]