NCRI - Inmates in Iran's Gezel Hesar prison have gone on hunger strike in protest at the hanging of dozens of cell mates in recent weeks.
More than 40 prisoners in section 2 of the prison have been transferred to solitary confinement to await their execution.
Persian Gulf states are launching a joint military command, based in Saudi Arabia, to counter threats from the Iranian regime and extremist groups, Bahrain’s foreign minister says.
Sheikh Khalid al-Khalifa told the Financial Times that the joint command force, which analysts say will eventually have several hundred thousand soldiers under its control, will begin military operations after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, due to take place later this month in Qatar.
The United Nations states that more than 1,200 Iraqis were killed by acts of terrorism and violence in November.
According to the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 1,232 Iraqis were killed and 2,434 injured in terrorist attacks and violence across Iraq in November.
NCRI - A youth has been hanged in Iran after being held in prison since his arrest at the age of 14 for accidentally killing a friend, according to information received from Iran.
The execution of Rahim Nosrallahzadeh in prison in the city of Tabriz is the latest in a surge in hangings in the regime under so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani.
NCRI - A hunger-striking Kurdish political prisoner has been transferred from Orumieh prison to prison in the city of Mahabad. This could be a threat to his life.
Mansour Arvand is charged with 'moharebeh' - meaning enmity against God - and his death sentence was recently upheld by the regime’s Supreme Court.
NCRI - The Arab world is increasingly worried about the Iranian regime’s nuclear ambitions and meddling in the region, a poll of neighbouring countries has revealed.
The study also exposed the deep political divisions between Iran and its neighbours, who see the regime's policies as working against peace and stability in the region.
NCRI - A number of young Iranian women, including at least five university students, have been stabbed in their hips with knives in past few days in the southern city of Jahrom.
According to information received from a source in Jahrom, about a dozen women have been victim of the violent attacks.
NCRI - The value of the dollar exchange rate in open markets in Iran reached 35,000 rials for a dollar on Sunday after a week of continued surge.
The drop in the value of the rial comes after the Iran nuclear talks between the Iranian regime and the group of 5+1 countries failed to reach a comprehensive deal to curb the regime’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting crippling international economic sanctions.
NCRI - At least 30 members of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards and Lebanese Hezbollah have been killed in Syria while fighting opposition forces.
Syrian opposition forces have said most of those killed in the Daraa region carried Iranian identification cards.
NCRI - On Saturday morning a prisoner was hanged in the main prison in the Iranian city of Qum. Another prisoner was hanged in the main prison in the city of Kashan.
The inmate hanged in Kashan was identified as Reza Karim Dadeh Zehi, 38, who had been arrested for drug-related charges.