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Corona kills senior official in Iran

This morning news broke that Mohammad Mirmohammadi (71), a senior adviser to the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died of Corona virus. He was one of several senior government people to be infected, including a vice president and the deputy health minister. This makes the outbreak in Iran unique, because those that need to lead the country through this crisis are

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Urgent Need in Iran

Heavy floods have devastated the south-eastern area of Iran, on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is one of the poorest areas in Iran. Thousands have been displaced and an unknown number of people have died. The severe rainfall and flooding blocked roads, destroyed houses and displaced thousands of people in southeastern provinces of Kerman as well. Massive flooding

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A hidden Christmas

‘On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned’ Isaiah 9:2 We prepare to celebrate the coming of Immanuel. And not just us. All over the world, Christians celebrate (be it on different dates) the coming of Christ to earth. The persecuted church celebrates too. Often in secret. And when public festivities are allowed, there is

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Iran is falling

Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has compared Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Shah, the monarch deposed in a 1979 revolution, following the government’s crackdown on protests this month. The unrest began on Nov. 15 and have only intensified. Not much news is coming out about it, but BTJ partners inside have been reporting massive problems throughout the nation.

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Where is Jesus in Iran?

Not many days go by without Iran making the headlines in the West. Iran is pushing itself to the forefront as a major military power, defending its interests in Syria and Yemen, at the expense of millions of desperate people trapped in these war zones. Since Iran is backed by Russia, there seems little the West can do to challenge Iran’s

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Child marriage and Islam

Recently, there was outrage in Turkey among women’s right groups about a statement by the Diyanet, the state religious body, which appeared to approve of child marriage. The statement said that according to Islamic law, the age of the beginning of adolescence for boys was 12 and for girls nine and that those reaching the age of adolescence have the

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