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More than 3,000 Yazidis - mostly women or girls - are still being held by Islamic State group militants or are considered missing, Iraqi Kurdish officials said on Sunday.

Ebrahim Yazdi became a strong opponent of the Iranian regime after resigning from his post in government in 1979, when radical students seized the US embassy.

Iran's 'resistance economy' dries out in neoliberal rehab

Soheil Asefi

Iran's 'resistance economy' dries out in neoliberal rehab

Comment: As the big game hits the headlines once again, a look at the "Resistance Economy" in Iran gives us a clearer picture of the ongoing upheavals, writes Soheil Asefi.

What does the future hold for post-Khamenei Iran?

Soheil Asefi

What does the future hold for post-Khamenei Iran?

Elections for Assembly of Experts in Iran are making headlines. This time it's a decisive one, as Iran's elite prepare for ruling after Khamenei.

Top Iran commander: support for Assad 'necessary'

Farah al-Zaman Shawki

Top Iran commander: support for Assad 'necessary'

Defending the 'axis of resistance' in Syria is a 'necessary' element of Tehran's foreign policy, Mohammad Ali Jafari said in comments carried by ...

John McHugo

Making history relevant: Sunni and Shia solidarity in Iraq

Review: Two books explore the history of Sunni-Shia solidarity in Iraq during the First World War, a history that, in today’s climate, deserves to be much more widely known.

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Hard-line ayatollah elected to lead Iran's most powerful clerics

Mohammad Yazdi, an aging ultra-conservative, has been elected to head Iran's Assembly of Experts, which chooses or dismisses the ...

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