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The Battle For Aleppo, Syria’s STALINGRAD, Ends

Aleppo has been part of human history for some five thousand years. Abraham is said to have grazed his sheep on its slopes and donated their milk to the local poor. Alexander the Great founded a Hellenic settlement there. The city is cited in the Book of Samuel and Psalm 60, and for centuries its residents reflected the three great Abrahamic faiths. It was ...

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Iranian woman is sentenced to six years in prison for an unpublished story she wrote about women being stoned to death

An Iranian woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after authorities found an unpublished story she wrote about women being stoned to death. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, a writer and human rights activist, has been convicted of ‘insulting Islamic sanctities’ because of her fictional story. Under Shari’a law in Iran stoning is the punishment outlined for adultery. The story ...

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Iranian filmmaker sentenced to 233 lashes for documentary about graffiti in Tehran

An Iranian director sentenced to 223 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than “be turned into a hero”. Keywan Karimi ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards over a documentary he shot called “Writing on the City” about graffiti ...

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The Changing Faces of an Iranian-Canadian MPP

The real question is: does Moridi represent the Canadian-Iranian community in Canada, or was he just collecting their votes to represent the Iranian and the Azerbaijani governments to Canada? Although Moridi has ridden to his present position on the Iranian votes in Canada, he has changed faces and seems to be representing the interests of several other governments and institutions ...

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