Analysts are divided over whether the Iranian system can profit from the protests to enact meaningful reforms
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Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code
A protest being carried out by women in Iran has recently attracted some attention from the internet.
Governments around the world are increasingly shutting down internet access in an attempt to silence dissent
Many Iranian officials have blamed social media for fomenting unrest that erupted in December
A renowned Iranian lawyer raised concern on Monday over the fate of a woman she said was
Ayatollah Khamenei is 78, and according to many reports, in poor health as well. So what happens when Khamenei dies?
Many Iranians now use online tools such as VPNs to bypass government restrictions and have access to the web
A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime