Elnaz Rekabi: The house of an Iranian athlete’s family has been demolished by officials, the media says

CNN — The childhood home of Iranian mountaineer Elnaz Rekabi has been demolished, according to the reformist news outlet IranWire, after she gained international notoriety this fall for competing with her head uncovered. Rekabi competed in South Korea without a hijab in October, just as anti-regime protests swept Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa … Read more

Iranian protesters celebrate World Cup defeat as players’ return is feared

CNN — Iran’s defeat to the United States at the World Cup was met with cheers and revelry in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday night, as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The country was knocked out of the tournament in Qatar on Tuesday … Read more

The White House is cautious about protests in China as the US tries to restore relations with Beijing

Washington CNN — As frustrated protesters take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions — which are fueling rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials — the Biden White House chooses its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been keeping a close eye on … Read more

Iran takes on US in winner-takes-all match to advance to World Cup knockout stages

CNN — After days of political tension and fiery off-field jokes between the countries, the knockout phase has already begun for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing short of a win on Tuesday will suffice as it takes on Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will … Read more

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after she called on foreign governments to cut ties with the regime

CNN — Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government. Moradkhani was arrested on Wednesday when she went to the prosecutor’s office in response to a court order, according to a tweet from her brother Mahmoud … Read more

Morocco vs Belgium: Major World Cup upsets as Atlas Lions shock the Red Devils and Costa Rica beat Japan

CNN — It was a day of major setbacks at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan both succumbed to shock defeats to Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco won its first World Cup match since 1998 – and its third ever – and pulled off a sensational 2-0 heavyweight victory over Belgium to ensure … Read more

Iran Supreme Leader praises paramilitaries for crackdown on ‘rioters’

CNN — Iran’s Supreme Leader has praised the country’s Basij paramilitary force for its role in the deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters. Meeting with Basij personnel in Tehran on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the popular protest movement as “rioters” and “thugs” backed by foreign troops, and praised “innocent” Basij fighters for protecting the nation. … Read more

Iran beat Wales 10-man to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

CNN — Two late goals gave Iran a sensational 2-0 win against Wales to maintain its hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Rouzbeh Cheshmi struck from range to brilliantly give Iran the lead in the 98th minute, while Ramin Rezaeian sealed victory in the 101st minute to secure Iran’s first … Read more

England vs USA: USMNT take on England in potentially decisive World Cup encounter

CNN — After a frustrating 1-1 draw against Wales, this World Cup is not getting any easier for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT). A promising first-half performance and a well-taken goal from Timothy Weah were canceled out by Gareth Bale’s late penalty on Monday as the youthful USMNT team were denied victory at … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan appoints former chief of espionage as new head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan on Thursday appointed former spy chief Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment coming amid intense debate over the military’s influence on public affairs. to live. Munir, the country’s top general and a former head of the … Read more