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Afghan women taking the initiative against the Taliban

Women are the ones who are suffering most under Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Disappointed by the lack of support from the West, they are establishing...

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Iran presidential election run-off: Who is likely to win?

Iranians will vote on Friday in a presidential run-off pitting the relatively moderate Masoud Pezeshkian against ultraconservative, anti-Western...

04.07.2024 10

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Iran election: Can voters deliver an upset to hard-liners?

Iranians are getting ready to elect a new president on Friday. Hard-liners in the Islamic clergy-dominated regime want to secure the post. Many...

27.06.2024 10

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Iran's water crisis leads to alarming ground collapse

A drought in Iran is causing the ground to subside, threatening Tehran and hundreds of other towns.

21.06.2024 30

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Water shortages in Iran cause ground to give away

A drought in Iran is causing the ground to subside, threatening Tehran and hundreds of other towns.

19.06.2024 20

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Afghanistan: What happens to single moms under Taliban rule?

Being a single mother in Afghanistan often means fighting for survival. Under the Taliban, options to earn money are few and far between — and many...

18.06.2024 50

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Iran: Who are the 6 men running for president?

Iran's Guardian Council names six candidates for the 2024 presidential election to replace Ebrahim Raisi. The list includes hard-liners and a...

11.06.2024 20

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Iran: Who are the 6 men running for president?

Following Ebrahim Raisi's death in a helicopter crash in May, Iran is now gearing up for a new presidential election. DW gives you an overview of the...

11.06.2024 20

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Iran: 'Western pressure can hinder executions'

At least 853 people were executed in Iran last year. Human rights activists suspect the number was actually much higher and are calling for pressure...

29.05.2024 50

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How are Iranians reacting to President Raisi's death?

The sudden death of hardline President Ebrahim Raisi has divided Iranian society. The regime has declared five days of national mourning, but many...

21.05.2024 60

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Iran hopes to boost security with Afghan border wall

Tehran is planning to reinforce Iran's border with Afghanistan by building a concrete wall. It's a new obstacle for Afghans attempting to escape...

14.05.2024 70

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Iran plays down reports of Israeli attack

Iranian authorities say three mini drones were shot down by air defenses, while claiming US media reports of an Israeli attack have been exaggerated.

19.04.2024 10

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Damascus attack: New chapter in Iran-Israel conflict

Iran and Israel have evolved from allies to sworn enemies, especially after Iran's Islamic Revolution. Israeli strikes against Hamas in Gaza and an...

10.04.2024 7

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Iran's Sunni Muslims face discrimination amid Eid al-Fitr

Sunni Muslims, who make up 10% of Iran's population, say they have few rights in the Islamic Republic. Amid Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking Ramadan's...

08.04.2024 10

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Iran gas pipeline: A solution to Pakistan's energy woes?

Energy-hungry Pakistan wants to proceed with a natural gas pipeline connecting it and neighboring Iran. But the US has warned about the risk of...

08.04.2024 50

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Iran's Sunni minority continues to face discrimination

Pressure on religious and ethnic minorities has risen since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran in 1979. Sunni Muslims, who make up 10%...

08.04.2024 20

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Iran: UN exposes 'crimes' committed against protesters

A UN fact-finding mission says Iran's brutal crackdown against women's rights protesters amounts to "crimes against humanity," the first...

19.03.2024 9

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Iran's 'mock election' brings no hope of change

Voters in Iran will select a new parliament this week, though few of them are expected to show up at the polls. Many believe voting would not even...

28.02.2024 20

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