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A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Iran's western province of Kermanshah on Saturday, injuring 21 people, media reports said.The semiofficial ISNA news agency said the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 520 kilometers west of Tehran, was near the epicenter of the quake.Two of those injured had to be hospitalized, and the rest were released after receiving treatment, state television said. There were no reports of damage.
People demonstrate in solidarity with anti-government protests in Iran near the Iranian embassy in Paris, France, Jan. 6, 2018.
1/6/218 6:04 p.m. -- Several hundred people protested against the Iranian government in Berlin on Saturday, gathering in front of the Brandenburg Gate and calling for regime change.The rally, organized by the German wing of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, followed more than a week of unrest across Iran that has seen more than 20 people die and more than 1,000 arrested, according to Iranian officials. The anti-government protests have been the largest…
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Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:27
Iranian worshipers chant slogans during a rally against anti-government protesters after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 5, 2018.
Thousands of pro-government supporters held rallies Saturday across Iran for the fourth consecutive day, one day after Iran's foreign minister said a United Nations meeting was a "blunder" by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.State television showed demonstrators in the cities of Amol, Semnam and Shadegan wielding Iranian flags and chanting slogans against the U.S., Israel and Britain. Rallies also were held in the provinces of Khuzestan, Semnan and West…
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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:28
A girl displaced by the war in the northwestern areas of Yemen eats outside her family's makeshift hut on a street in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, Yemen December 25, 2017.
The United Nations says it is giving its largest emergency relief allocation ever, $50 million, to Yemen to help the more than 22 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.Mark Lowcock, undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief, said in a statement Friday that he remains "deeply concerned" by the deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Yemen. He said the situation has been made worse by recent increases in fighting and airstrikes.
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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:07
Iranian worshippers chant slogans during the Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 5, 2018.
The latest developments in Iran where there have been massive anti-government protests
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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:29
Hot air balloons fly over the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt, April 1, 2016.
A hot air balloon with foreign tourists sightseeing over the southern city of Luxor crash landed Friday, killing a tourist from South Africa and injuring seven others, Egyptian officials said. No details were immediately available on the nationalities of the other victims. The remaining 12 tourists were unhurt. The officials said the incident was caused by strong winds that forced the balloon, which was carrying 20 tourists, off its course above the ancient city…
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran.
Iranian authorities have accused the West and the country's regional enemies of fomenting the street protests that have roiled Iran for a week, but reformists question whether some of their domestic conservative foes had a hand in orchestrating the demonstrations in the first place — suspecting they did so to weaken the government of President Hassan Rouhani.Media outlets funded by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) this week aired interviews with protesters angry about…
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