From songs composed of protesters’ tweets to melodies dating back to the Iranian resistance. In a country that banned pop, rock and funk, even singing becomes an act of freedom.
- Of the countless images and videos that have come out of Iran in recent weeks, it is clear that what is emerging is more than a simple demand for women’s liberation or equal rights in an authoritarian regime. Discontent has been brewing for decades but will the Islamic Republic of Iran be able to stem the rising call for change or will they have to give in (even just a little) to protesters’ demands?
- A new wave of popular protests against mounting prices piles pressure on conservative president Ebrahim Raissì. But he only can walk a fine diplomatic line.
- As ordinary Afghans struggle to find food and medecines, the Emirate desperately looks for international recognition, and aid. Reportage from Kabul.
- As most Syrians stil grapple with a full-scale humanitarian crisis afer ten years of destruction, regional powers are competing to secure influence on the country’s reconstruction, and future balance.
- A talk with Pejman Abdolmohammadi, Senior Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento.
- Mistakes, delays and a serious shortage of medecines and medical equipment are threatening Iran’s capacity to contain the deadly spread of Covid-19
- The assassination of Major General Qasem Solemaini brought Iran and the US on the brink of war, but also Hamas and Egypt to a bitter clash. Here’s why.
- The extraordinary national unity stemmed by General Soleimani’s assassination has suddenly turned into fresh, heated protests against Teheran’s regime. Will it cope?
- A wave of violent protests swept through Iran in the second half of November, many witness accounts and even some official statements indicate that it was the largest and most intense protest seen in Iran in the last 40 years. What sparked such protests and how is the government reacting to this wave of discontent?