US, allies struggle to support protesters in make-or-break moment for Iran

The US, its allies and individuals across the globe are struggling to support protesters in Iran in what observers say is a make-or-break moment that could tip the scales for regime change in Tehran. President Biden said in early November that “we’re gonna free Iran. They’re gonna free themselves pretty soon.” But outside experts say … Read more

Soccer Fans Supporting Iran’s Government Harass Those Protesting It At World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement. that has gripped the Islamic Republic. Some fans were stopped by … Read more

Why are some of Iran’s fans protesting at the World Cup? | Explainer News

EXPLAINER Iran’s presence at the World Cup has brought more attention to the country where anti-government protests continue. Tehran, Iran – After more than 10 weeks, protests in Iran are showing no imminent signs of dying down. Iran’s presence at the World Cup in Qatar, and the expressions of protest that have come with it, … Read more

Iranian soccer player arrested amid World Cup scrutiny

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Iran arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team on Thursday over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over its competition at the World Cup. The semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported that Voria Ghafouri was arrested … Read more

Iran government supporters confront protesters at the World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement. that has gripped the Islamic Republic. Some fans were stopped by … Read more

How the police-custody death of Mahsa Amini became Iran’s ‘George Floyd moment’

It’s being called Iran’s “George Floyd moment.” On Sept. 13, Mahsa Amini, an aspiring 22-year-old lawyer, was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab in a way that made some of her hair visible. Three days later, she was dead. Eyewitnesses said she was beaten to death in police custody. Police claimed … Read more

Iran’s footballers were warned by Tehran officials that they face retribution for not singing the national anthem

Iran’s footballers have been warned by officials in Tehran that they face retribution for their ‘insulting’ decision not to sing their national anthem ahead of their Qatar World Cup match against England. The team could face reprisals if they refuse to sing Iran’s national anthem in their remaining World Cup games, an Iranian politician warned, … Read more

The Kurds are the ‘ideal scapegoat for both Turkey and Iran’

Issued on: 23/11/2022 – 19:56 Turkey began a fresh offensive against Kurdish groups in Syria on Sunday amid a concurrent air campaign against Iraqi Kurdistan launched by the troubled Iranian regime – embattled Kurds on both sides of their border-spanning homeland. Turkey launched what it called “Operation Sword-Claw” on November 20, bombing Kurdish groups in … Read more

Why Saudi Arabia Is So Quiet About Iran’s Protests

Expressions of support for Iranian protesters have been pouring in from around the world—from leaders such as President Joe Biden, the former first lady Michelle ObamaFrench President Emmanuel Macron, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern—as the protests, well into their second month, remain defiant and have even gained in intensity. But aside from some … Read more

Iran Football Team Protest: Courage & conviction – Iran’s footballers do what European superstars & FIFA couldn’t – stand up for what they believe in | Football News

It’s not easy living in Iran. That’s not a loose statement, it’s a fact. There are multiple restrictions on citizens and everything is monitored very carefully and often violently. The country is in fact currently in the middle of a series of protests and overall civil unrest. It all started on September 16 this year … Read more