NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Golnaz Esfandiari about the recent protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly breaking hijab rules.
The incident was deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinians have been trying to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea for a better future in Europe.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Professor Nahid Siamdoust of the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Middle Eastern Studies about large popular protests in Iran.
Mahsa Amini was arrested for allegedly breaking hijab rules. She died after suffering multiple blows to the head. Now, Iranian women are burning their hijabs and cutting their hair short.
Amini, 22, died Friday, several days after she was arrested in Tehran by the country's "morality police" for violating hijab laws. Her death has sparked outrage and protests across the country.
Protests have broken out in several cities in Iran after the death of a young woman who'd been arrested by the so-called "morality police."
The morality police detained 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for not covering her hair with the Islamic headscarf, which is mandatory for Iranian women. Police were holding her when she died.
Israel has escalated military arrests and raids in the West Bank as a new cohort of Palestinian militants seems to be gaining strength. Scores of Palestinians have been killed.
She broke into a bank branch, taking $13,000 from her trapped savings amid strict limits on withdrawals set by Lebanese banks. She said she needed the money to fund her sister's cancer treatment.
The kingdom's sweeping redevelopment in the city of Jeddah is displacing hundreds of thousands of residents, many of them from working-class immigrant communities.