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University of Maryland: Kurds in Iran
08 Jun
2:57

University of Maryland: Kurds in Iran

University of Maryland – Kathie Young, June 1999 In 1979, most Kurds initially supported the Iranian revolution, with the primary exception of these tribal chiefs that were benefitting from the Shah’s regime, in hope of gaining democracy and autonomy. However, when it became clear that the new government had no…

Iran's State of Terror: A Berlin murder trial provides details of how top-ranking Iranian leaders administer a bloody international terror network
11 Nov
1:30

Iran's State of Terror: A Berlin murder trial provides details of how top-ranking Iranian leaders administer a bloody international terror network

The massacre bore all the hallmarks of a made-in-Tehran hit. When German police rounded up five suspects, the alleged ringleader, Kazem Darabi, turned out to be an Iranian agent. Darabi, 36, and four Lebanese co-defendants have been on trial in Berlin since October 1993. Marked by heated outbursts from the…

Life and Death of Ismail Agha Shikak, aka Simko
30 Jun
10:48

Life and Death of Ismail Agha Shikak, aka Simko

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Simko Shikak (also known as “Simitquh”; born Ismail Agha Shikak in 1887; died 1930) was a Kurdish chieftain of the Shakak tribe (Shekak also Shakkak or Shikakan) is considered as the largest among all theKurdish tribes in the West Azerbaijan province of Iran and the adjacent area of Turkey. This…