Tag: iran

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The Mystery of Marsha Mehran

The best-selling young novelist lay dead in a trash-strewn cottage on Ireland’s rugged coast for over a week before she was discovered.

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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

When American and Iraqi soldiers were exposed to leftover chemical munitions from Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran, the Pentagon kept silent.

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Being Gay in Iran

Coming out in a country where that can get you killed.

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To Live and Die in America

The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.

Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.

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Missing American in Iran Was on Unapproved Mission

What the CIA really knew about Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.

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Stuxnet's Secret Twin

A technical explanation of the real program to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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The Shadow Commander

Iranian operative Qassem Suleimani has been reshaping the Middle East for 15 years. Now he’s directing Bashar al-Assad’s war in Syria.

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The Great Escape

How the CIA used a fake science fiction film to sneak six Americans out of revolutionary Iran. The declassified story that became Ben Affleck’s Argo.

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Jailed for Success

Why Iran punished two leading AIDS doctors.

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Every Place Is Khalidiya

A trip to a grave in Damascus as shelling started in Homs.

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The Scariest Little Corner of the World

Zaranj: the bloody border of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons.

“For hours, days, I fixated on the patch of sunlight cast against my wall through those barred and grated windows. When, after five weeks, my knees buckled and I fell to the ground utterly broken, sobbing and rocking to the beat of my heart, it was the patch of sunlight that brought me back.”