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More protesters killed in Iran as Rouhani’s plea fails to dampen unrest

10 people reported killed overnight as the rapid spread of unrest takes even the regimes critics by surpriseAt least 12 people have died in clashes between protesters and security guards in Iran since protests erupted across the country last week, officials said on Monday, as an intervention by the president

Iranians rally in support of government and supreme leader

Thousands take to the streets following anti-government demonstrations in various cities sparked by economic concernsSupporters of Irans government and supreme leader have taken to the streets following pro-government rallies on Saturday had been scheduled weeks earlier to commemorate mass demonstrations in 2009 that challenged those who had rejected the re-election

Protests over alleged corruption and rising prices spread to Tehran

Angry eruptions proliferate after police disperse spontaneous demonstration in city of Kermanshah in western IranDemonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, as protests against alleged corruption and rising prices turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since #IranProtests where an earthquake killed more than

Archbishop of Canterbury criticises ‘populist’ world leaders

Justin Welby joins Pope Francis in using traditional Christmas Day message to make oblique criticism of Donald Trump over Jerusalem decisionThe archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against tyrannical and populist world leaders in a Christmas message likely to be seen partly as a rebuke against US president Donald Trump.

What does US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital mean?

Donald Trumps abandonment of decades of US policy has set him at odds with the rest of the world and could have far-reaching consequencesIn a move condemned by most of the world, Some 200,000 Israelis living in settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, illegal under international law, will also celebrate.