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Smuggling is necessary but dangerous work for these Kurdish boys. Many are killed every year by Iranian border patrols. Rahman Hassani/Alamy

Iran’s Kurds are suffering in silence. But for how much longer?

Turkish airstrikes in Northern Iraq are nothing new, but the recent co-ordinated air and ground assault is unprecedented,...

Veronique Mistiaen speaks to an Iranian human rights activist currently in hiding.

This article is almost two years old.

Tehran Taboo written and directed by Ali Soozandeh;
The Heiresses (Las Herederas) ...

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US foreign policy continues to subjugate the nation’s youth, Daniel Khalili-Tari writes.

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On 27 December 2017, 31-year-old Vida Movahed removed her headscarf, tied it to a stick and stood atop a telecoms box on...

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Soudeh Alikhani writes on the 10th anniversary of the women’s rights activist Zeinab Jalalian’s arrest – on...

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This month's guest cartoonist is Payam Boromand from Iran.

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Human Rights Watch has thrown its weight behind a challenge to Iran’s ban on women watching volleyball matches. Kelsi...

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Since June 2015 WikiLeaks has been releasing details of leaked cables and other documents from within the Saudi Foreign...

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Every journalist who's visited the PKK's mountain stronghold in recent years knows Zagros Hiwa, reports Karlos...

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Exiled Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad is using social media to challenge Iran’s compulsory hijab law. Lucinda Homa...

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Mojtaba Alef on Iran’s continuing internet censorship. 

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What is Iran doing – trying to force women to have children? asks Vanessa Baird.

This article is more than six years old.

There is much more to Iran than the Western world's image of it as a progenitor of terrorist outrages, says Mischa...

This article is almost seven years old.

The regime is treading the same old path – as the recent murders at Camp Ashraf show, says Moussa Zabeti.

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