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Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Won’t Attend Oscar Ceremony

The Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose film “The Salesman” is nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign-language movie, said on Sunday that he would not attend the Oscars ceremony next month even if he were granted an exception to President Trump’s visa ban for citizens from Iran and several …

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Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah

Emotions are running high in the lead-up to a planned protest outside the Islamic Centre of York Region in Richmond Hill this weekend. Organizers say hundreds of Iranian and Jewish Canadians and politicians will converge on Stouffville Sideroad in front of the Islamic Society of York Region to protest an …

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Iranian Teachers Protest For Higher Wages

housands of teachers across Iran have again taken to the streets to call for higher wages. Iran’s semiofficial ILNA news agency, which focuses on labor issues, reports that silent protests were held on May 7 in more than a dozen Iranian cities, including Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Sanandaj. Reports …

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Hong Kong election candidates to be screened, reform proposal says

Hong Kong’s government has unveiled proposed reforms for the next election, which do not concede to pro-democracy demands for a fully free vote. The electoral blueprint complies with guidelines from China’s legislature that candidates for the 2017 election will be screened. Democracy activists say that means the elections will not …

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