Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support
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Sunday 31 October 2010
A suicide bomber blew himself up near police watching over Istanbul's main square today, wounding 22 people, including 10 policemen, officials said.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Two American hikers who have been held in a Tehran prison for more than a year will face trial at the Revolutionary Court early next month charged with espionage and illegally entering the country, their lawyer in Iran confirmed yesterday.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Kurdish rebels will end their military ceasefire at the end of the month if Turkey hounds its supporters and prepares for an attempt to rout the group after 26 years of conflict, their leader told The Independent from his mountain hideout in northern Iraq.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Ten people died and 57 others were injured when a bomb exploded at military parade in north-western Iran today.
Friday 17 September 2010
A roadside bomb attack killed nine people travelling in a minibus yesterday in the latest violence to shake Turkey's turbulent south-east, where Kurdish guerrillas have been fighting for autonomy for decades.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Two Iraqi refugees facing deportation to Baghdad made a dramatic escape from an asylum detention centre but were recaptured by police using dogs and a helicopter.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Sunday 29 August 2010
Laleh Khadivi's The Age of Orphans has something in common with Chinua Achebe's masterpiece, Things Fall Apart. It's a historical novel focused on one individual, and shows both the destruction of that individual and the culture which gave him birth.
Saturday 28 August 2010
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Kurdish rebels killed six Turkish soldiers and wounded nine in an overnight raid on a military outpost along the border with Iraq, indicating the resilience of their low-level insurgency and the failure of efforts to reach a peace accord. Another soldier died in a separate attack.
Friday 02 July 2010
Turkish helicopter gunships, backed by ground troops, killed 12 Kurdish rebels during an operation launched after militants ambushed and killed five members of the security forces, the army said yesterday.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Just as the world was beginning to notice how Turkey is becoming more powerful and active, Kurdish guerrillas remind everybody of its weaknesses.
Monday 14 June 2010
Monday 14 June 2010
Investors on the hunt for international opportunities need look no further than Kurdistan, the semi-autonomous region in the north east corner of Iraq. So delegates will be told at the country's two-day trade and investment conference in London this week.
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