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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei poses before delivering a speech marking Nowruz, Iranian new year, in this handout photo released by the Iranian Supreme Leader website on March 20, 2016. REUTERS/leader.ir/Handout


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Iran: The Challenges of a Split Personality

Iran: The Challenges of a Split Personality

When he died in exile in Paris in 2010, Shojaeddin Shafa sounded like a lone voice in a desert. For at least two decades before the Islamic Revolution, the writer and translator of Western classics had often been on best-seller lists. As an exile cut from his home...
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Kerry said he had called Russia’s foreign minister to express U.S. concerns over military activity in Crimea that could further inflame tensions in Ukraine following the ouster of its Russian-backed president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


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Omar (left), Zine (center), and Eminene (right) at home in Diyarbakir. (AAA)


Welcome to Kurdistan: A Tale of Two Families

Welcome to Kurdistan: A Tale of Two Families

Diyarbakir, Asharq Al-Awsat—Eminene Özbek and Zine Yilmaz have only just met, but already they have so much in common. “He was such a nice person, and he never wanted to harm anyone,” says Eminene of her son Mahir. When it is Zine’s turn to speak about her own son,...