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This Iran chess player switches to US because she refused to wear a hijab

chess player banned from the Iranian national women’s team for attending an international competition without wearing a headscarf has joined the US team. Continue reading This Iran chess player switches to US because she refused to wear a hijab

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A tragic story of a Muslim man killed in UK even after asking help from police 85 times – he was ignored and burnt to death

Smack in the middle of the hellish debacle — a day after he was arrested, a day before he would be killed — Bijan Ebrahimi was on the phone again with police, begging for help. Continue reading A tragic story of a Muslim man killed in UK even after asking help from police 85 times – he was ignored and burnt to death

American navy destroyer acting like thugs after firing warning shots at Iranian vessels in Strait of Hormuz

A US navy destroyer has fired multiple warning shots at Iranian patrol boats near the entrance of the Gulf, according to US defence officials.

The US officials said in a statement on Monday that the shots were fired as a result of failing to establish contact with the Iranians, and after a US navy helicopter released smoke flares as a cautionary move.

There were conflicting initial reports on whether the Americans and Iranians had established radio communication, as one US official said the main concern aboard the Mahan was the speed at which the Iranian boats were approaching, as opposed to their proximity. Continue reading American navy destroyer acting like thugs after firing warning shots at Iranian vessels in Strait of Hormuz

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies at 82

Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after a decades-long career in the ruling elite, where his moderate views were not always welcome but his cunning guided him through revolution, war and the country’s turbulent politics.

The political survivor’s life spanned the trials of Iran’s modern history, from serving as a close aide to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during the 1979 Islamic Revolution to acting as a go-between in the Iran-Contra deal. He helped found Iran’s contested nuclear program, but later backed the accord with world powers to limit it in exchange for sanctions relief.

Rafsanjani, who showed ruthlessness while in power but later pushed for reforms, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, state media reported. He was 82. Continue reading Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies at 82