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Iran forcefully clamps down on protests against growing water shortages

Experts on Iran’s water scarcity issues say climate change and reduced rainfall have exacerbated the drought caused by mismanagement

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A stranded interpreter, and the soldiers who would not let go

In interviews from his bunkers in Kabul as events unfolded over the past week, Mikey talked about the ordeal of trying to keep himself alive and his family safe in the chaos left behind by the US…

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Iran’s foreign minister, in leaked tape, says elite Revolutionary Guard sets policies

In one extraordinary moment on the tape that surfaced Sunday, Zarif departed from the reverential official line on Gen Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Guard's elite Quds Force, the foreign-…

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They thought, ‘why not Iran,’ and the decision upended their lives

They had an attachment to the language, culture and traditions of a homeland they had both left as children. They had traveled to Iran several times over the years and felt a welcoming vibe.

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