If a new ‘Hijab and Chastity Bill’ succeeds with no condemnation from voices abroad, the international community will be culpable, writes Parisa Hashempour
Sian Norris speaks to an Iranian refugee about the impact of the Rwanda scheme on people seeking asylum from the repressive regime
More than 150 protestors are estimated to have been killed by state security forces in Iran following the death in morality police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Ahminiyline. Adrian Goldberg spoke to human rights activist Nasrin Parvaz, who fled to the UK from Iran in 1993, for the Byline Times Podcast
Frankie Vetch meets a man facing the harsh reality of Priti Patel’s renewed hostile environment
Stephen Delahunty evaluates the Government’s current approach to Iran, the debt owed to the country, and the plight of the imprisoned Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Jonathan Fenton-Harvey looks at the latest cease-fire under pressure from the US as the war-torn country faces the dual threats of famine and COVID-19
The second part of Jonathan Fenton-Harvey’s assessment of the Arab Spring explores how the lives of people living in the region could still be improved with the help of a West committed to democratic reform
Steve Shaw reports on the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, which could be part of Israel and Donald Trump’s last-ditch effort to bury Barack Obama’s nuclear deal
Steve Shaw reports on Trump’s hopes for a major arms deal in the Middle East that could spark a broader race for military superiority
The hallmark of the Trump administration’s foreign policy has been for America to always come first but, if the President fails to win re-election, the world could see a return of a global leader, says Steve Shaw
Donald Trump’s foreign policy has led to more instability in the Middle East but, as Jonathan Fenton-Harvey reports, the election of Joe Biden may not mean significant change
Steve Shaw reports on how Donald Trump’s violent crackdown on Black Lives Matter protests are being used by repressive regimes abroad to prove the superpower’s hypocrisy
After the Turkish and Russian Presidents met in Moscow to discuss the situation in Idlib, Stephen Komarnyckyj looks at the current relationship between the two countries.
While authoritarians try to build nationalist walls, infectious diseases don’t respect boundaries and need transnational solutions argues CJ Werleman.
Following the US President’s attack on Iran, the Shi’a suicide bomber – a human weapon that first emerged in the Middle-East in Iran – could resurface again
It’s not just a wealth of natural resources that makes Iran such a target, but the fact they’re nationalised explains Adi MacArtney
CJ Werleman explains the logic behind attempts to escalate tensions in the Gulf: it’s all about bluster, and arms deals
CJ Werleman sees a familiar pattern in the stoked-up tensions between the US and Iran, and once again the media is failing to check the march to war.