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Montly Archive January 2018

‘We have no security’: Kabul reels from deadly ambulance bombing

The Guardian – Fear and despair in Afghan capital after more than 100 are killed in suicide attack Kabul has reacted with despair and fear to one of the worst attacks for months in the Afghan capital, […]

Wednesday، 31 January، 2018

Lessons from the unrest in Tunisia: Free in name only

Qantara – Although the protests in Tunisia are gradually dying down, the country′s political class still finds itself confronted with dissatisfaction from large sections of the population. Alongside political freedoms, the government now also needs to […]

Wednesday، 31 January، 2018

Macron’s Calais Visit Should Lead to Change for Migrants

Human Rights Watch – Shortly after he became president of France last year, Emmanuel Macron had a hopeful vision for humanely addressing the country’s asylum crisis. “By the end of the year, I do not want […]

Tuesday، 16 January، 2018

Interview: When the US Government Hides Evidence

Human Right Watch – The US government can use evidence that it may have obtained illegally – from methods ranging from old-fashioned wiretaps to sophisticated data sweeps – to prosecute people without telling them how it […]

Friday، 12 January، 2018

C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations

nytimes – WASHINGTON — He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike […]

Friday، 5 January، 2018

Award-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi: Watching the foundations crumble

How does human fragility express itself in a rigid social system? Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi′s “The Salesman” reveals the precariousness of urban middle-class life in the Islamic Republic. By Jasmin Astaki-Bardeh As the cinema audience […]

Tuesday، 2 January، 2018

Nothing but taboos

One thing is certain: there is so much more to Tehran and Iran than taboos. Young Iranians find fulfilment these days not merely in the breaking of taboos, as “Tehran Taboo” suggests.

Tuesday، 2 January، 2018