Iranian women protesting the death of Mahsa Amini gather outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 17, 2022.
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Narratives that pit secular protesters against a religious regime do not necessarily explain the protests in Iran or what they are calling for.
Saudi Arabia, to the surprise of many, chose China to broker its deal with Iran in March 2023.
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Saudi Arabia’s choice of China to broker its deal with Iran surprised many, but is consistent with its foreign policy agenda.
China’s president Xi met with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in 2017.
Chinese leadership of a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, adds to their power in the region.
Opening the doors to Russia and China’s perception.
The setting was grand, so too was the plan. But behind the peace plan put forward by China and welcomed by Russia, is the question, what do both nations seek?
The federal government has a lot of cybersecurity resources, but the private sector plays a key role in national cyber defense.
The new National Cybersecurity Strategy reiterates the government’s focus on resilient infrastructure and taking the offensive against hackers. But it also brings a fresh approach to the private sector.
An Iranian woman protests the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the morality police in Tehran in September 2022. This photo was taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran.
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Following a brutal government crackdown, Iranian protesters are organizing strikes, sit-ins, boycotts and publicizing their demands in the form of manifestos, charters and bills of rights.
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There are big power plays afoot in one of the world’s most contested and unstable regions.
From Beijing with friendship? It’s complicated.
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Detente between Tehran and Riyadh will not magically solve all the political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East.
On International Women’s Day, March 8 2022, demonstrations against the Iranian government’s treatment of women took place in cities across the world.
Girls’ schools have been at the centre of protests which are shaking the Islamic Republic to its core.
Women, life, freedom: protests against the oppression of Iranian women in Iran in Ottowa, Canada, September 2022.
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Increasing numbers of Iranians want a government of the people, not a monarchy or an Islamic theocracy.
The recent reports of poison attacks on over 1000 Iranian schoolgirls appears to be another shocking chapter in the war against girls’ education.
Rally taking place in Germany in solidarity of the protestors in Iran
Critics have said Australia should impose tougher sanctions on Iranian officials for the regime’s crackdown on protesters. But sanctions alone are not likely to work.
Rescue workers continue to clear rubble from collapsed buildings in Antakya, Turkey, six days after two powerful earthquakes caused scores of buildings to collapse.
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The devastating outcomes of earthquakes is worsened when buildings cannot withstand the impact. Also, increased urban density and new construction materials are complicating search-and-rescue efforts.
People gather around the body of a man who was killed when an enraged mob stoned him to death for allegedly desecrating the Quran, in eastern Pakistan in February 2022.
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A political scientist explains the history of blasphemy laws in Muslim-majority nations and how they play a role in silencing dissent.
Nasa’s new ‘Blue Marble’ photograph, taken on December 8 2022.
A new image has been taken of the whole Earth 50 years after the first - revealing noticeable changes to its surface.
A U.S. debt default would mangle the dollar’s international reputation.
The mere threat of a default was enough to see the US’s credit rating downgraded in 2021. The consequences of a default actually happening could be dire, an economist warns.
Iranian man Mohammad Mahdi Karami at a court hearing on January 5, 2023. Karami was executed on January 7 for allegedly being involved in anti-government protests.
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Criminal trials in these courts often occur behind closed doors presided over by clerics, and there’s often no evidence beyond a confession extracted by means of torture.
The Qatar World Cup has attracted criticism of the country’s human rights. With Australia set to host the women’s world cup next year, there’s some work we need to do in this area, too.
Women have been at the forefront of protests in Iran.
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Iranian women have often used images of actions such as singing and dancing unveiled to show what freedom means to them and to protest the Islamic Republic’s gender oppression.
A woman cuts her hair during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Younger Iranians have tapped into social media to connect with one another, vocalize their demands and highlight the government’s brutality.