Iran

Putin and Erdogan push for Syria talks without U.S. or U.N.

 Reuters International DEC 16, 2016 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 14, 2016. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS (reuters_tickers) By Andrew Osborn and Nick Tattersall MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said he and his Turkish […]

India: In Delhi children gasp for air in a suffocating smog

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/11/24/in-delhi-children-gasp-for-air-in-an-unbearable-smog.html NEW DELHI — In the dense smog that engulfed India’s capital early this month, a baby named Vaishnavi gasped through the night. Inside the concrete room that her father and mother rent for $20 a month, they took turns staying up, laying a hand on her rib cage, feeling […]

45 Weird Bans on Women in Iran

Frontpage Mag, Gender apartheid in the Islamic Republic. October 27, 2016, Dr. Majid Rafizadeh 37 Under Iran’s Islamic laws, women are prohibited from performing basic day-to-day activities. I had firsthand experience of witnessing many of these strange and bizarre bans while living in Iran and other Muslim countries. Millions of women, […]