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  1. British-Iranian Citizen Says She Had to Sign ‘False Confession’ Before Being Freed

    British-Iranian Citizen Says She Had to Sign ‘False Confession’ Before Being Freed

    British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who returned to the UK in March after spending six years in detention in Iran, has revealed she was forced to sign a “false confession” in front of a UK government official before she was allowed to leave Iran. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 43, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested at a Tehran airport in April...

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  2. Iran Revolutionary Guard Colonel Is Shot Dead in Tehran

    Iran Revolutionary Guard Colonel Is Shot Dead in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Iran—A senior member of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard was killed outside his home in Tehran on Sunday by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, state TV reported. Although the Guard gave only scant detail about the attack that occurred in broad daylight in the heart of Iran’s capital, the group blamed the killing on “global arrogance,” typically code for the United States...

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  3. Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

    Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

    ISLAMABAD—Afghanistan’s Taliban terrorist group on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. After the order was announced Thursday, only a handful of news outlets complied. But on Sunday, most female anchors were seen with their faces...

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