Ahmadinejad harshly criticizes Iran regime’s handling of protests, prison ‘suicides’

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Alongside the backdrop of ongoing tensions on the streets of Iran, former President Ahmadinejad entered the scene once again, lashing out at the regime’s handling of recent protests with criticism aimed directly at Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Referring to the recent spate of detainee deaths labeled “suicides” by government authorities, Ahmadinjad publicly accused Iran’s Revolutionary…

Iran court reverses death sentence of popular mystic

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An Iranian court has overturned the death sentence of popular mystic Mohammad Ali Taheri for a second time, according to his attorneys. Taheri, 61, a popular and highly-revered teacher, was sentenced to death in August on charges of ‘blasphemy’ and creating a cult. Taheri’s lawyer, Mohammad Alizadeh Tabatabai, announced Monday that the latest death sentence has…

Lawmakers call for more scrutiny of U.S. involvement in Yemen conflict

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As the civilian toll in Yemen’s war continues to rise, some lawmakers are beginning to question U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in what’s becoming increasingly known as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. A bipartisan bill introduced last month calls for Congress to investigate U.S. military involvement in Yemen, originally signed off by President Obama,…