Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi who competed without hijab says it was ‘completely unintentional’ | World News

Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi who competed without hijab says it

An Iranian climber who participated in an international competition without wearing a hijab insisted it was “completely involuntary”. The wearing of the hijab is compulsory for female athletes from the Islamic Republic, but in the event in South Korea on Sunday Elnaz Rekabi did not use one. It follows a wave of protests in Iran … Read more

Iran protests: Videos show intensifying crackdown and brutal tactics used on protesters | World News

Iran protests Videos show intensifying crackdown and brutal tactics used

Human rights groups have warned of the Iranian security forces’ growing response to demonstrations in the western province of Kurdistan. Clips from the regional capital, Sanandaj, appear to show security forces firing weapons in residential neighborhoods and large groups of riot police moving through the city. The city was one of the first to see … Read more

China’s 20th Party Congress is set to make history and President Xi could be ‘ruler for life’ – here’s why | World News

Chinas 20th Party Congress is set to make history and

There is an argument that what is happening in China this week is more important than any American or European election. It could well have far more far-reaching implications. The party congress is the biggest political event in China, it happens every five years and decides who will sit in the highest echelons of the … Read more