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Iran blasts 'unfair' UN human rights report
Iran rejects a United Nations report critical of its human rights record, calling it unfair and politically motivated.
Last updated: 24 Oct 2013 14:21 GMT
Sattar Beheshti: When an Islamic Republic goes to 'the abyss of hell'
While the Larijani brothers try to save their regime, citizen journalists keep tabs on their crimes.
Last updated: 20 Nov 2012 11:27 GMT
Iranian dissidents win Sakharov Prize
Filmmaker Jafar Panahi and jailed lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh awarded EU prize for human rights and freedom of thought.
Last updated: 26 Oct 2012 19:38 GMT
Iran rejects UN report on 'rights abuses'
Deputy envoy to UN says report outlining secret executions makes "poorly sourced, exaggerated and outdated allegations".
Last updated: 20 Oct 2011 06:35 GMT
UN says secret executions widespread in Iran
Report says executions carried out without knowledge or presence of inmates' lawyers or families.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2011 09:51 GMT
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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
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Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
Seyed Mohammad Marandi
Spain's rightward plunge
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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