What really happened to Nika Shahkrami? Witnesses of her last hours questioned the story of Iran

CNN – An Iranian girl dressed in black stands over an inverted rubbish bin, waving her veil as she is engulfed in flames amid chants of “Death to the Dictator”. Moments later, a video clip shows her crouched to collect another scarf from her friend, which she will also light in front of the protesters. … Read more

From protester to fighter: Fleeing Iran’s brutal repression to take up arms across the border

Kurdstan Iraq CNN – A teenager exhibits behind a group of smugglers in the western border areas Iran. For three days, Rizan trekked a rocky mountain range and walked through minefields along a winding path formed by seasoned smugglers to circumnavigate the country’s heavily armed Revolutionary Guards. It was a very dangerous ride for comfort … Read more

China’s economy is in ‘deep trouble’ as Xi heads to Communist Party congress

Hong Kong CNN Business – When Xi Jinping took power a decade ago, China had just overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. It has grown at an extraordinary pace since then. With an average annual growth rate of 6.7% since 2012, China has experienced one of the fastest sustainable expansions of a … Read more

Opinion: Do we really need another ‘Bomb’ book on Trump?

Editor’s note: CNN media analyst Bill Carter has covered the television industry for The New York Times for 25 years and has written four books on television, including The Late Shift and The Late Night. The opinions expressed in this comment are his own. Opinion More opinion on CNN. CNN – I haven’t read all … Read more