The Iranian revolution

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Guns, veils and unflinching stares: the banned work about the heroes of Iran’s 1979 revolution
Three decades ago, Shirin Neshat infuriated Iran’s government with her photographs of the heroic women who had lived through its revolution. Their defiance echoes today’s brave Mahsa Amini protesters

Katy Hessel

10, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Protests spread in Iran as President Raisi vows to crack down
Demonstrations that began with death of Mahsa Amini while detained by morality police pose biggest threat to regime in 13 years

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

24, Sep, 2022 @5:41 PM

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‘Iranian culture has huge depths and continues to be relevant today’
Five thousand years of Iranian art goes on show at the V&A this month. A private collector who lent many of the treasures reveals what light they cast on the country

Rachel Cooke

16, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Aria by Nazanine Hozar review – coming of age in divided Tehran
This powerfully crafted debut explores the darkness and hope of a city on the brink of revolution

Hephzibah Anderson

15, Mar, 2020 @1:00 PM

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How Iran's 'filmfarsi' remains the biggest secret in cinema history
For many Iranians, the oft-forgotten films are a souvenir of a lost past, painting a picture of life before the 1979 revolution

Ehsan Khoshbakht

11, Jul, 2019 @1:47 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Fall of the Shah; How to Burn a Million Quid
The BBC revisits the Iranian revolution in gloriously hammy style, while the KLF’s antics strike a surreal note still

Miranda Sawyer

03, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Trump is risking more than a war of words with Iran | Simon Tisdall
The president could incite a conflict much bigger than any crisis manufactured for the midterms, says the foreign affairs commentator Simon Tisdall

Simon Tisdall

26, Sep, 2018 @12:18 PM

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The Guardian view on Iran and sanctions: the EU stands firm | Editorial
Editorial: The nuclear deal was never perfect. But the Trump administration’s determination to derail it could have terrible consequences


07, Aug, 2018 @5:35 PM

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Iran is not near a precipice, but vast changes are afoot | Masoud Golsorkhi
Street protests in Iran are about public anger with the economy but do not signal a downfall of the reformist government

Masoud Golsorkhi

07, Jan, 2018 @12:01 AM

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The House of Saud is still in denial | Nesrine Malik
Despite crown prince Mohammed’s pledge of reform there is no honest acknowledgement yet of what lies behind Saudi Arabia’s malaise, says writer Nesrine Malik, who lived and worked in Saudi Arabia

Nesrine Malik

25, Oct, 2017 @6:27 PM

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Francis Bacon and gay Iranian artist Bahman Mohasses shown in Tehran
Exhibits include works by Francis Bacon and gay Iranian painter Bahman Mohasses – bought before the Islamic revolution of 1979

Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent

10, Mar, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The lure of conspiracy theories in Iranian politics
Do documents support the claim from BBC Persian that the United States helped Ayatollah Khomeini gain power in 1979?

Roham Alvandi and Christian Emery for Tehran Bureau

01, Jul, 2016 @2:50 PM

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