Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Angry old men set the Middle East ablaze. The young will pay the price | Simon Tisdall
Incompetent and discredited leaders, in thrall to worn-out ideologies, have brought Israel and Gaza to this catastrophe

Simon Tisdall

14, Oct, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Iran makes first arrests over suspected schoolgirl poisonings
No details given about suspects as regime cracks down on criticism of its response to alleged school attacks

Patrick Wintour

07, Mar, 2023 @1:13 PM

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Iran supreme leader calls suspected schoolgirl poisonings ‘unforgivable’
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says culprits should be severely punished, amid signs hundreds of girls have been treated in hospital

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Mar, 2023 @3:05 PM

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The Observer view on averting the west’s collision course with Iran | Observer editorial
The regime’s lawlessness combined with its Russia-leaning policies should prompt an urgent rethink by the UK and allies

Observer editorial

08, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Iran: deaths reported as security forces open fire on protesters in Zahedan
Crowds in Mahabad also fired on during rally held after funeral of protester Ismail Mauludi

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Oct, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Iranian security forces fire teargas as girls clash with staff at Tehran school
Unverified footage shows armed police firing at least one canister after staff attempted to inspect students’ phones

Staff and agencies

24, Oct, 2022 @8:46 PM

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Iranian schoolgirl ‘beaten to death for refusing to sing’ pro-regime anthem
Fresh protests ignited around Iran by 16-year-old Asra Panahi’s death after schoolgirls assaulted in raid on high school in Ardabil

Deepa Parent and Annie Kelly

18, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Iran’s brave young women must break their own chains. The west won’t help | Simon Tisdall
The uprising against Tehran’s vile regime could fail like those in Hong Kong, Belarus, Egypt and Syria – but this time something feels different

Simon Tisdall

08, Oct, 2022 @10:40 AM

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The Observer view on the backlash in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini | Observer editorial
The pariah state’s regime is not invincible. If it doesn’t free its people, they will free themselves – sooner rather than later

Observer editorial

25, Sep, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Iran sends police to end Mahsa Amini protests as reports say seven killed
Internet blackouts and Instagram blocks also reported amid anger after 22-year-old woman’s death in custody

Patrick Wintour in New York

21, Sep, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Iranian woman dies ‘after being beaten by morality police’ over hijab law
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurd, dies after ‘violent arrest’ for infringing hijab rules amid Iranian crackdown on women’s dress

Weronika Strzyżyńska

16, Sep, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Iranian satellite launched by Russia could be used for Ukraine surveillance
Tehran denies Khayyam satellite will be under Russian control, despite reported admission by Moscow

Andrew Roth in Moscow

09, Aug, 2022 @2:29 PM

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