Government is known as an Islamic republic, a hybrid of Islam-driven theocracy and a republic; current president is being criticized lately for failing to channel new funds available in Iran into stemming inflation and creating jobs
Jundi Ammar Alias fled his hometown Sinjar in Iraq with his wife and five blind children in 2014 during an Islamic State genocide campaign against the Yazidi religious minority. He tells VOA about the harsh conditions his family members have been encountering during their displacement.
Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, asked if the Trump administration wants regime change in Iran, said that seeing Iranians "actually given basic human rights" and for the country to stop sponsoring terrorism was something the world would like to see.
Archeologists in Israel have unveiled a 2,700-year-old seal impression that they say confirms the existence of biblical Jerusalem governors. The small clay artifact, found in the archeological excavations in the Western Wall plaza, bears an inscription that says 'Belonging to the governor of the city' in ancient Hebrew script. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
Anti-government protests in Iran spilled into a fifth day Monday, with protesters continuing to complain about government corruption and economic mismanagement. Iranian authorities have said they support free speech, despite blocking access to some social media sites. The government is warning of consequences for those who destroy public property. Arash Arabasadi reports.