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Iranian who interviewed Amini's father says sentenced without hearing


Saturday, 28 January, 2023 , 17:08 AFP An Iranian journalist who was arrested after interviewing the father of Mahsa Amini, whose death in custody sparked months of protests, said Saturday she had been sentenced without a court hearing.

Litany of woes plague Swedish PM's first 100 days


Friday, 27 January, 2023 , 14:59 AFP For Sweden's new prime minister, the honeymoon never really began. Ulf Kristersson's woes have piled up since taking office three months ago, from stalled NATO accession talks to an aide's illegal eel fishing.

Iran cleric says opposes use of violence to impose hijab


Friday, 27 January, 2023 , 13:09 AFP One of Iran's top Shiite clerics, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem, has spoken out against the use of violence to force women into wearing the Islamic veil.

Joseph the Blind's healing balms for Turkey's troubled city


Friday, 27 January, 2023 , 06:57 AFP The Kurdish herbalist reaches for a sachet as fragrant as a wild meadow, garnished with linden, rosehip, slivers of dried ginger, cinnamon stick and a touch of mystery.

Jailed Kurdish leader urges unity against Erdogan


Thursday, 26 January, 2023 , 15:29 AFP Turkey's pro-Kurdish party should back the main opposition candidate instead of fielding its own against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May elections, its elder statesman told AFP from jail.

Jailed Kurdish leader urges unity against Erdogan


Thursday, 26 January, 2023 , 15:05 AFP Turkey's pro-Kurdish party should back the main opposition candidate instead of fielding its own against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May elections, its elder statesman told AFP from jail.

Iran releases dissident journalist: family


Thursday, 26 January, 2023 , 12:51 AFP Iranian dissident journalist Keyvan Samimi, imprisoned since December 2020, was released on Thursday, his family told AFP.

Turkish court rejects delay to party closure trial


Thursday, 26 January, 2023 , 09:36 AFP Turkey's top court has rejected a Kurdish-backed opposition party's request to defer until after May elections a trial that could end in the party's dissolution, state media reported on Thursday.

Iran minister urges tolerance for women over headscarves


Thursday, 26 January, 2023 , 09:24 AFP An Iranian minister has called for greater tolerance towards women not wearing mandatory headscarves, amid months of protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, media reported Thursday.

Iran slaps new sanctions on EU and UK in tit-for-tat move


Wednesday, 25 January, 2023 , 18:46 AFP Iran imposed sanctions Wednesday on 34 individuals and entities from the European Union and Britain in reaction to similar measures they have taken over Tehran's response to months-long protests.