Iranians are protesting the regime's corruption and a raft of social ills, as Tehran's actions outside the country trigger fresh sanctions.
Crew tried to discard drugs before their vessel was interdicted along a route used to smuggle people, weapons, narcotics and charcoal.
Teachers, factory workers and environmentalists calling for positive change in the country are increasingly being intimidated, arrested and beaten by the security forces.
Prisoners from the Baluch minority accounted for 21% of all executions in 2021, although they represent only 2 to 6% of Iran's population.
Abolfazl Bahauddini, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei's former representative to Pakistan, received funds from money launderers, court documents revealed.
The scale of the killings is still being pieced together, but officials say over 400 bodies have been recovered so far. Russian troops initially refused to allow residents to bury the dead in Bucha.
Pakistani authorities pressured investigators to let bride trafficking cases slide, and journalists were asked to curtail their reporting on the issue, according to a report by the Brookings Institution.
China has been providing Iran cover for various money laundering and illegal activities as the ties between the two regimes deepen after the 25-year agreement was signed in March.
Afghans say the horrifying event violates human rights principles and Islam, and are demanding the Taliban not turn Afghanistan once again into the 'darkest country in the world'.
A young woman claims to have been held in a secret Chinese jail for dissidents and Uighurs in the UAE in what may be the first evidence that Beijing is operating a 'black site' beyond its borders.