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TarantisT bandleader on protests in Iran: 'This is not protest anymore. This is a revolution'

In the Iranian diaspora community of Los Angeles, members of the heavy metal group TarantisT have added their artistic voices to the protests in Iran. Arash Rahbary is the band's singer and bassist. He speaks to host Marco Werman.

TarantisT bandleader on protests in Iran: 'This is not protest anymore. This is a revolution'
In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. 

Amid ongoing protests, Iran's morality police ‘lies in ruins,’ analyst says

Amid ongoing protests, Iran's morality police ‘lies in ruins,’ analyst says
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Russia is using suicide drones in Ukraine. They’re coming from an unlikely source.

Russia is using suicide drones in Ukraine. They’re coming from an unlikely source.
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Satellite photos show damage at Iran prison amid protests

Satellite photos show damage at Iran prison amid protests
A woman in Tehran climbs onto a car and sets her hijab ablaze.

'The hijab will never be the same,' protester in Iran says

'The hijab will never be the same,' protester in Iran says
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'For the Sake of' song becomes anthem for protests in Iran

In the somber ballad, musician Shervin Hajipour sings of why Iranians are rising up in protest: “For dancing in the streets," he intones. “For my sister, for your sister, for our sisters.”

'For the Sake of' song becomes anthem for protests in Iran
In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, protesters make fire and block the street during a protest over the death of a woman who was detained by the morality

'We're done': A new generation of Iranians are using this app to track the country's morality police

The mapping app Gershad, launched in 2016, allows people in Iran — primarily women — to mark the location of the country's morality police so that others can avoid them. Human rights activist and app co-founder Firuzeh Mahmoudi joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the app amid current protests.

'We're done': A new generation of Iranians are using this app to track the country's morality police
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

No contradiction in supporting protesters while pursuing nuclear deal with Iran, US special envoy says

Robert Malley, the US special envoy for Iran, joined The World's host Marco Werman from Washington to discuss how the Biden administration views the current protests and what this could all mean for efforts to secure a nuclear deal with Iran.

No contradiction in supporting protesters while pursuing nuclear deal with Iran, US special envoy says
Wind catchers in Yazd, Iran are an ancient form of natural air conditioning.

Long before electricity, wind catchers of Persia kept residents cool. Climate-conscious architects are taking notes.

This 12th-century invention was a reliable form of air-conditioning in Iran for centuries. And as temperatures continue to rise around the world, this ancient way of staying cool has gained renewed attention for its emissions-free and cost-effective design.

Long before electricity, wind catchers of Persia kept residents cool. Climate-conscious architects are taking notes.
US President Joe Biden and Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid, sign a security pledge at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem

US and Israel sign joint declaration on Iran's nuclear program during Biden's visit

During President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East, he's signed a joint declaration with Israel to counter Iran's nuclear program. The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Sina Azodi, a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council in Washington, about what the move means.

US and Israel sign joint declaration on Iran's nuclear program during Biden's visit
A woman walks past a new anti-US mural on the wall of former US Embassy portraying the interception of Global Hawk US drone by Iran in Persian Gulf, after an unveiling ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. 

Ladder theory: Part I

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into why the destruction of drones is treated as less of an attack.

Ladder theory: Part I
A photographer takes pictures of the Khurais oil field during a tour for journalists, 150 km east-northeast of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it's not responsible for high oil prices

Saudi Arabia says it “won't bear any responsibility" for shortages in global oil supplies, following attacks on its oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi rebels.

Saudi Arabia says it's not responsible for high oil prices
Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami wearing a mask, attends a ceremony on the occasion of first anniversary of death of late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families

Former conscripts say the Guard’s listing as a foreign terrorist organization unfairly prevents them from being with their families in the US.

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks to a group of Bahraini businesspeople during an official visit to Manama, Bahrain

What's at stake for Israel and Gulf Arab countries in light of the Abraham Accords?

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has visited Bahrain as part of a push to boost regional ties with Gulf Arab countries following the signing of the Abraham Accords in 2020. The World's host Marco Werman spoke with Hussein Ibish, a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, about what's a stake for the regional partnerships.

What's at stake for Israel and Gulf Arab countries in light of the Abraham Accords?
Pardis Mahdavi (center) gathers with other family members based in the US.

The tiny but mighty hyphen: Does it unite or divide?

Some Americans, like Pardis Mahdavi, feel caught between two worlds. Her parents immigrated to the US from Iran, and she's never really felt completely at home in either country. So now, she's adopted a hyphenated identity.

The tiny but mighty hyphen: Does it unite or divide?