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Unrest in Kurdistan, Nukes Deal with Iran, Parts of Our Discussion on WSRadio with Host Cynthia Dillion

This interview was conducted on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  Here are some of the discussion excerpts from WSRadio website: The View from Abroad. Iran. Sharif Behruz Sharif Behruz is co-founder of the Iran Roundtable, described in its website as a … Continue reading

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Al Arabiya: Clashes between Kurds and Iranian forces after suicide

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Thursday, 7 May 2015 Clashes erupted between Kurds and Iranian security forces on Thursday in Iran’s city of Mahabad where a woman is said to have committed suicide after a man tried to … Continue reading

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Mirror: Protesters burn down hotel after ‘female worker jumps to her death to avoid being raped by army officer’

7 May 2015 | By John Shammas This is the moment a group of enraged protesters set fire to a hotel after the mysterious death of one of its workers. Protesters have claimed that the woman jumped to her death from the fourth … Continue reading

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New York Times: Riot Erupts in Iran’s Kurdish Capital Over Woman’s Death

Reporting from Tehran By THOMAS ERDBRINK MAY 7, 2015 TEHRAN — Furious over the unexplained death of a chambermaid, ethnic Kurds in an Iranian provincial capital rioted on Thursday, apparently setting the fire that roared through the hotel where she had … Continue reading

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ARA News: Kurds in Mahabad protest against authorities

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Hundreds of Kurds took to the streets on Thursday in the city of Mahabad, northwestern Iran, to protest against an Iranian officer who sexually harassed a Kurdish girl causing her to commit suicide, locals reported. Local activists reported that … Continue reading

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Rudaw: Hotel torched, tear gas in streets of Iran’s Mahabad

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Tensions are on edge in the ethnically Kurdish city of Mahabad, Iran, where protesters earlier torched a hotel over the unexplained death one of its female employees. Police on Thursday used tear gas to remove hundreds … Continue reading

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Video: Anti-riot Forces Fire at Protesters in the Kurdish City of Mahabad

A large demonstration in front of Hotel Tara to protest the murder of a young Kurdish girl who escaped rape in the hands of intelligence agent by jumping from the four story hotel. She died immediately and the hotel owner … Continue reading

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