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President Of The European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen Tops Forbes’ 19th Annual Ranking Of The World’s Most Powerful Women

forbes.com NEW YORK – December 6, 2022 – Forbes today announced its 19th annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful Women, the definitive audit of the most dynamic female business…

2022: What happened

investing.com By Simon Robinson (Reuters) - Sometimes, it's what doesn't happen that matters most. By the evening of Feb. 25 this year, a day after Russian tanks had crossed into Ukraine…

Chinese Tech Is Powering Iran's Repression

newsweek.com For more than three months now, ordinary Iranians from all walks of life have taken to the streets to vent their rage at their country's ruling clerical regime. What began…

The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2022: Is Women’s Power In Peril?

forbes.com At a time of intense geopolitical volatility and uncertainty, and as the world wrestles with a series of converging crises, the promise of and the need for women's power has…

Mahsa Amini: The Spark That Ignited A Women-Led Revolution

forbes.com One of the most powerful women in 2022 died unaware of her impact on the world. On September 13, 22-year-old Jina “Mahsa” Amini was arrested by Iran’s morality police for…

Iran arrests 12 people linked to overseas agents

investing.com DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Tuesday arrested 12 people accused of being linked to overseas agents and planning "subversive action", the elite force said…

Iran-backed hackers linked to espionage campaign targeting journalists and activists

techcrunch.com Hackers backed by the Iranian government targeted human rights activists, journalists, diplomats and politicians working in the Middle East during an ongoing social…

Soccer Game In Iran Leads To Immigration And U.S. Unicorn Company

forbes.com Sometimes a soccer game is just a soccer game. But sometimes, a soccer game changes the lives of many people. In July 1967, Iraj Dabirsiaghi, a former captain of the Iranian…

Women go without hijabs as confusion grows over Iran's dress code enforcement

pbs.org Support Intelligent, In-Depth, Trustworthy Journalism. Jack Jeffrey, Associated Press Jack Jeffrey, Associated Press Leave your feedback CAIRO (AP) — Confusion over the…

Iranians Skeptical That Morality Police Actually Disbanded After Surprise Announcement

zerohedge.com Iranians Skeptical That Morality Police Actually Disbanded After Surprise Announcement Skepticism is growing that the government of Iran has disbanded its feared morality…

Iranian Hackers Targeted Activists and Journalists, Groups Say

bloomberg.com Iranian Hackers Targeted Activists and Journalists, Groups Say Bloomberg

Iran Considers Easing Some Restrictions on Women as Protests Continue

wsj.com Iranian officials said they were finalizing plans to overhaul the enforcement of laws around women’s dress, as hundreds of businesses in Tehran and other Iranian cities…

Iran's state media denies abolition of 'morality police' as three-day strike begins

cnbc.com Some Western media outlets are facing backlash from activists over headlines claiming that Iran was abolishing its "morality police." - The news – an interpretation of a…

Israeli intelligence chiefs see Tehran surviving protests, for now By Reuters

investing.com By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Iran's clerical rulers are likely to survive protests sweeping the country and could stay in power for years, the chief analyst for…

Monday, December 5. Russia’s War On Ukraine: Daily News And Information From Ukraine

forbes.com Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 285. As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and…

Has Iran's morality police actually been abolished?

semafor.com Has Iran's morality police actually been abolished? On Sunday, a New York Times headline declared that Iran had "abolished" its morality police, apparently conceding to…

Russian oil sanctions fuel boom for old tankers

foxbusiness.com The market for old oil tankers is booming, and it's all down to efforts by Western nations to curb trade in Russian crude. As Western shipping and maritime services firms…

European Union implements Russian oil price cap to limit Kremlin war chest

pbs.org Support Intelligent, In-Depth, Trustworthy Journalism. David McHugh, Associated Press David McHugh, Associated Press Leave your feedback FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major…

Who are the nominees for Time's 2022 Person of the Year?

theweek.com Time Person of the Year 2022 Time has released its shortlist for the 2022 Person of the Year. Here's a quick look into the nominees: Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping,…

Iranian protesters sentenced to death could be executed soon, reports

newsweek.com The head of Iran's judiciary Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i has said that "some" of the death sentences given to an unspecified number of protesters in recent weeks for crimes…

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?

theweek.com In September, a young woman named Mahsa Amini died while detained by the Iranian morality police after being arrested for improperly wearing her head scarf, or hijab. Her…

Russia's deadliest drones not designed for winter cold, Ukraine claims

newsweek.com Iranian drones sent to Russia's military are not being used because of little functionality in colder temperatures, according to Ukrainian military officials. Yevgeny…

Russian oil sanctions fuel boom for old tankers By Reuters

investing.com By Julia Payne and Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - The market for old oil tankers is booming, and it's all down to efforts by Western nations to curb trade in Russian…

Cops Return Cash Seized From Afroman in Bogus Drug Raid…With $400 Missing

reason.com Celebrity status is no foolproof protection against the cruel and pointless drug war. Case in point: Afroman. Police raided his Ohio home back in August, claiming the…

Russia has stopped using its Iranian suicide drones because they don't work in the cold, Ukraine says

businessinsider.com A Russian drone is seen during an airstrike on Kyiv, Ukraine, October 17, 2022. REUTERS/Roman Petushkov Russia has stopped using Iranian-made suicide drones due to cold…

An assassination, a feud and the fight for power in Iraq's Kurdistan By Reuters

investing.com By Amina Ismail ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The marriage of convenience between Iraqi Kurdistan's political dynasties is on the rocks. While the dominant Barzani and Talabani…

Iranian city shops shut to step up pressure on clerical rulers By Reuters

investing.com DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian shops shut their doors in several cities on Monday, following calls for a three-day nationwide general strike from protesters seeking the fall of…

Iran admits morality patrols have decreased, but insists no abolition yet

newsweek.com Iran has denied reports, originating with comments from a senior Tehran official this weekend, that its government has abolished the country's morality police—under whose…

Ukraine latest: Japan sets price cap on Russian oil, excluding Sakhalin-2

nikkei.com The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24 continues, with casualties rising on both sides. Ukrainian forces are mounting a strong counteroffensive against…

Future of Iran's morality police unclear after official said force was 'closed'

pbs.org Support Intelligent, In-Depth, Trustworthy Journalism. Jack Jeffrey, Associated Press Jack Jeffrey, Associated Press Leave your feedback CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker…

Iran morality police status unclear after 'closure' comment

apnews.com CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran's government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands”, state media reported, a day after a top official…

Iranian state media: Construction begins on nuclear plant

politico.com Iranian state media: Construction begins on nuclear plant The announcement comes at a time of internal turmoil and international tensions. CAIRO — Iran on Saturday began…

Iran suspends ‘morality police’ after death of Mahsa Amini sparks months of protests

fortune.com Iran suspends ‘morality police’ after death of Mahsa Amini sparks months of protests The operations of Iran’s “morality police” have effectively been suspended, a top…

Iran abolishes morality police after nationwide protests

theweek.com A Major Milestone Amidst ongoing protests against the country's ruling clerical regime, Iran has abolished its morality police, The New York Times reported Sunday. The…

Op-ed: Authoritarian rulers suffered new setbacks in 2022. Here's what the democratic world needs to do to seize the momentum

cnbc.com This year has been a tough one for the world's worst authoritarians: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.…

Iran protests timeline: How death of Mahsa Amini caused shockwaves

newsweek.com Mass protests have been taking place across Iran since Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by the country's "morality police" in September. Amini, 22, from the…

Fatti Laleh Charged With Making Piaget Desirable To A New Generation

forbes.com Fatti Laleh, a veteran advertising and marketing executive, began as Piaget global director of Communications and Image in January and has since been working to communicate…

After Months Of Anti-Government Protests Iran Abolishes Morality Police And Mulls Changes To Mandatory Hijab Law

forbes.com Topline Iranian authorities have abolished the country’s morality police—which would penalize women in public for not adhering to the country’s stringent dress code—after…

Iran executes four men convicted of cooperating with Israel

investing.com DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran on Sunday executed four men convicted of cooperating with Israel's spy agency Mossad, Iranian state media reported. The Islamic Republic has long…

Iran announces start of construction on new nuclear power plant

pbs.org Support Intelligent, In-Depth, Trustworthy Journalism. Associated Press Associated Press Leave your feedback CAIRO (AP) — Iran on Saturday began construction on a new…

Food bank Britain: five months on the frontline of the new emergency service

theguardian.com Four pounds for an entire month. That was all Paul Taylor, 53, had been left with. He had already been skipping meals to feed his two daughters, nine and 13, but now he was…

Women are revitalising funeral services in America

economist.com Women are revitalising funeral services in America A once-conservative industry has started to change NOT LONG ago one could admire Crystal Jovae Coratti’s handiwork from…

How Ukrainians cope without electricity

economist.com How Ukrainians cope without electricity Vladimir Putin hopes to freeze civilians by bombing power infrastructure WHEN RUSSIAN TANKS closed in on Kyiv in February, the…

Defaults Loom as Poor Countries Face an Economic Storm

nytimes.com WASHINGTON — Developing nations are facing a catastrophic debt crisis in the coming months as rapid inflation, slowing growth, rising interest rates and a strengthening…

Patrick Henry in China

theweek.com "Give me liberty or give me death." Protesters in cities throughout China were actually chanting Patrick Henry's revolutionary war cry from 1775 this week, as tens of…

Home of Iranian climber who competed without hijab reportedly destroyed

theweek.com The family home of 33-year-old Elnaz Rekabi has been destroyed, according to the outlet IranWire. Rekabi drew international attention after representing Iran in an…

Worries mount over Iranian climber who competed without a hijab

semafor.com Worries mount over Iranian climber who competed without a hijab Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without a headscarf in the International Federation of Sport…

An Iranian man celebrating the soccer team's loss was reportedly killed by security forces

semafor.com An Iranian man celebrating the soccer team's loss was reportedly killed by security forces In an Instagram story, an Iranian man urged his followers to keep protesting no…

Iran players sing national anthem at World Cup, ending silent protest

semafor.com Iran players sing national anthem at World Cup, ending silent protest Iran’s soccer team quietly sang their national anthem ahead of their men’s World Cup game against Wales…

All the ways soccer players and fans are protesting at the Qatar World Cup

semafor.com All the ways soccer players and fans are protesting at the Qatar World Cup The men's World Cup soccer teams and fans are finding unique ways to speak out about human rights…

Watch: Iran's soccer team stays silent during national anthem at first World Cup game

semafor.com Watch: Iran's soccer team stays silent during national anthem at first World Cup game Iran's national soccer team stayed silent as the country's national anthem played…

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti poses without headscarf in protest support

semafor.com Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti poses without headscarf in protest support Leading Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti has posted a photo of herself without a headscarf on…

US sanctions Iranian group for placing multimillion-dollar bounty on Salman Rushdie’s life

semafor.com US sanctions Iranian group for placing multimillion-dollar bounty on Salman Rushdie’s life The U.S. government imposed sanctions Friday against an Iran-based foundation and…

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