Iran

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Pompeo urges U.N. action on Iran’s ballistic missiles

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations Security Council to stop Iran from developing ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear weapons.
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‘No guarantee of rights’: The plight of Iranian workers

Workers in Iran receive prison and lashes for peacefully advocating better labor conditions. The world rebukes the Iranian regime in response.
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Families of hostages in Iran plead for their release

The families of six hostages held and tortured in Iranian prisons write an open letter to world leaders asking for their help.
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In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines

A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.
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Bob Levinson: Hostage in Iran for 11 years … and counting

Learn more about Iran's policy of taking innocent people hostage, including Bob Levinson. He is the longest-held U.S. hostage in American history.
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U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
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U.S. hits Russian-Iranian oil network with sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions show the consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and its terrorist activities.
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Ultrarich of Tehran prompt backlash among Iranians

While income inequality continues to widen in Iran, the children of the wealthy ruling elites flaunt their lavish lifestyles on social media.
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U.S. enforces ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on Iran

The U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy industry and banks will stop the regime from spreading destruction around the world, but let in food and medicine.