Iran’s mishandled coronavirus response is triggering anti-regime backlash

The Iranian regime’s mishandling of COVID-19 – downplaying it while the government hoarded tests, doing nothing to alleviate the dire medical and economic situation – is the final straw after the massacre of 1,500 protesters in November 2019

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Iranian airline fuelled Middle East’s coronavirus crisis by continuing flights to China

An Iranian airline fuelled the Middle East’s coronavirus crisis by flying infected passengers into Lebanon and Iraq and continuing flights to China, an investigation has found.

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The Houthis and Iran’s Red Sea Strategy

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged war against the Houthis, a Shiite sect closely allied with Iran, who captured Yemen’s capital Sana’a in September 2014. More than five years on, the death toll exceeds 100,000, and Saudi Arabia remains unable to vanquish its far weaker foe.

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