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The Islamic Republic of Iran today is a Shiite Islamic republic with a Sunni minority under a theocratic regime which is ruled by President Hassan Rouhani since 2013. Historically, it is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations including the Persian empire. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution Iran has become more and more conservative.

A man tries to cross a flooded road damaged by Cyclone Gonu near Jusk seaport, 2,000 km
March 25, 2019
Massive floods in northern Iran force military response

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

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Shattered glass covers shoes left on the seat of a car that was damaged after a rocket hit a house
March 25, 2019
'I would be burying my family if we hadn’t gotten to the bomb shelter'

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

cemetery desecration
March 25, 2019
Antisemitic vandalism at Massachusetts cemetery more widespread - police

By MARCY OSTER/JTA