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The Revolutionary Guards Corps has been attacking Kurdish opposition groups in northern Iraq, blaming them for fomenting the unrest in Iran that was set off by the death of Mahsa Amini.
Our reporters are keeping an eye on and an ear out for the buzz in their parts of the world.
The death of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in police custody has set off an intense wave of protests across Iran over the past 10 days, igniting fury particularly in the country’s Kurdish minority community.
Politicians have failed to form a new government nearly a year after the last elections. Baghdad just saw its worst militia clashes in years. And despite vast oil wealth, the state can’t provide basic services.
She reported on conflicts around the world and for a time was the only American broadcast journalist reporting from Baghdad during the U.S. “shock and awe” bombing campaign in 2003.
Mikhail Gorbachev is dead at 91.
Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.