There is a growing need for media organs to report the facts as they are, and not as people want them to be
Why Iran style uprisings don’t work
Iran's situation resembles not the Shah’s crisis in 1978 but the Soviet Union’s decay in the 1980s – economically, socially, and imperially.
Tehran's Friday prayer leader called on authorities to deal "firmly" with those responsible for igniting over a week of illegal rallies.
Natan Sharansky, who spent nine years in the Soviet gulag in the 1970s and ’80s, knows a thing or two about how authoritarian regimes are brought down.
The protests pose one of the most sustained challenges to the clerical rulers in almost a decade.
"The president is weighing additional actions to punish the regime for its belligerent behavior and assault on its own citizens."
Not only was the short video seen by millions, it also generated thousands of responses, many of them in Farsi, and many of those supportive of Netanyahu and Israel.
The paramilitaries, or Popular Mobilization Forces, are mostly trained and backed by Iran, so Abadi risks angering his most powerful regional backer.
Backed by Russian strikes, government forces have escalated military operations against Eastern Ghouta in recent months.
Moscow's deputy foreign minister says Washington is trying to undermine adherence to the Iran nuclear deal.
A servant of two masters, what can we learn from how social media is used by both the Iranian regime and those who oppose it?
"What is happening in Iran is being well contained and is not comparable with what happened in 2009," said Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
Turkey's ties with Iran expanded last year as the country's relations with the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia - Tehran's main international opponents - all frayed.
In exclusive interview, recent visitor to Iran says people are demanding freedom and better living conditions, but they fear a crackdown and government informants.
At least 21 people have been killed during the unrest, including two members of the security forces.
The latest extension was to allow security forces to "take (measures) necessary to confront the dangers and funding of terrorism and safeguard security in all parts of the country."
“It’s a popular intifada, it’s a rising against the Khamenei occupation.”
Security service personnel need to desert their posts in order for the protests to turn into a revolution with successful regime change.
"By the thousands, Iranian citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government," US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said.