Arrests torture and executions in Iran

In the face of the Middle East’s worst COVID-19 outbreak and economic ruin, Iran’s violent crackdown and persecution of anti-government activists is an attempt to deter future protests, analysts say

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Pro-Iran electronic militias targeting Iraqi activists

Cyberspace militias affiliated to Iran has stepped up their campaign to sabotage demonstrations by Iraqis against the control imposed on Iraq by sectarian militias backed by Tehran.

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Kosovo thwarts Iran’s plan to infiltrate

Iran is striving to find a foothold in Europe, especially in the Balkans because of its thorny history tinged with political and sectarian conflicts in which Tehran has invested, in order to expand its ideological influence. But Kosovo is trying to free itself from the consequences of the Iranian expansion on its soil.

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Erdogan’s drift towards Iran accelerating after Trump-brokered Middle East deals

Turkey has been drifting away from the United States and towards Iran and that trend has accelerated since the United States brokered normalisation agreements between Israel and several Gulf states, the Washington Examiner said.

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Turkey and Iran seek strong foundation for partnership

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. Iran’s Tasnim News Agency described the discussions, via video, as working to form the “strong foundation” for future work. Turkish pro-government media characterized the discussions as trending towards high level “cooperation.”

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Iran releases game to ‘avenge’ Soleimani’s death

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) retaliated on 8 January after Iranian officials vowed a “severe revenge” for Soleimani’s killing by launching a series of ballistic missiles on military bases hosting US forces.

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Iran announces launch of smart biometric system that tracks movements of people

The Coordinating Assistant to the Commander of the Iranian Border Guard, Brigadier General Hassan Asad al-Lahi, announced the launch of a biometric system, the first of its kind in the country.

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