Jasmin Ramsey

Hardliners vs. 'Happy' Dancers: Iran's Internal Battle Ensnares Pharell Fans

It was a perfect headline for the satirical online news site, ‘The Onion.’

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They Taser-Shocked Me and Called Me a Liar: A Bahraini Journalist's Saga in Detention

In May 2011, almost a year and half after a Tunisian street vendor’s self-immolation sparked waves of revolution still rocking the Middle East, Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed was tortured during her 13-hour detention before signing a confession she was not allowed to read.

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Congress Trashes Diplomacy: U.S. Urged to Back Possible Israeli Strike Ahead of Talks With Iran

In the same week that talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) concluded in Kazakhstan with rare positive Iranian feedback, a joint resolution declaring U.S. support for Israel in the event of an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear programme was brought before Congress.

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The Iranian Extremists America Loves: U.S. Takes Violent Group Off Terror List

In a move certain to ratchet up already-high tensions with Iran, the administration of President Barack Obama will remove a militant anti-regime group from the State Department’s terrorism list, U.S. officials told reporters here Friday.

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