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Iran protests rage on streets as officials renew threats

DUBAI —  Protests in Iran raged on the streets into Thursday with demonstrators remembering a bloody crackdown in the country’s southeast, even as the nation’s intelligence minister and army chief renewed threats against local dissent and the broader world. Meanwhile, a top official in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard claimed it had “achieved” the acquisition of so-called …


Biden vows Iran will be ‘free’ amid anti-government protests 

President Joe Biden vowed to “free Iran” on Thursday, before saying demonstrators there appeared on track to “free themselves” as anti-government unrest sweeps the country. His remarks drew a swift rebuke from Tehran, where the Islamic Republic’s hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi addressed a rally to mark the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy. The protests that …


Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan stable after shooting; party to hold protests

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan is in a stable condition after being shot and wounded during a protest march, a senior leader from his party said Friday. Khan’s protest march and rallies were peaceful until Thursday afternoon’s attack, raising concerns about growing political instability in Pakistan, a country with a history of political violence …


Iran’s elite technical university emerges as hub of protests

The aging brick campus of Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran’s elite technical school, has long been a magnet for the nation’s brightest minds, with a record of elevating its students to the highest reaches of society. Thousands of Sharif University alumni power Iran’s most sensitive industries, including nuclear energy and aerospace. One of …