Read more about the article CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM: Feline Looks Dignified As She Is Sworn In As Mayor Of Italian Town
Picture shows the first 'Mayor of the Animals' Miao in Civita D'Antino, Italy. According to the deputy mayor Matteo Di Fabio, Miao will remain in office, for one year and then the each animal will be able to aspire to the office subject to nomination and votes. (@matteo.oettam.35/Newsflash)

CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM: Feline Looks Dignified As She Is Sworn In As Mayor Of Italian Town

A cat has been appointed the mayor of an Italian town and will remain in office for a year. Black and white moggy Miao spent her first day in office as 'mayor of the animals' of Civita d'Antino, Abruzzo Region, southern Italy yesterday (12th October). Civita d'Antino deputy mayor Matteo…

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Read more about the article Politician Who Opposed Iranian Support For Putin Is Jailed For 5 Years
Leading Iran reformist Mostafa Tajzadeh poses in an undated photo. Tajzadeh, 65, who was arrested on Jul. 8, 2022, has begun serving his sentence after choosing not to appeal, lawyer Houshang Pourbabai said on Twitter. (Newsflash)

Politician Who Opposed Iranian Support For Putin Is Jailed For 5 Years

A reformist politician who called for 'structural changes' to Iran and slammed the regime's "costly and pro-Russian foreign policy driven by anti-Americanism" has been jailed for five years. Sayyid Mostafa Tajzadeh, 65, is an Iranian reformist politician as well as a senior figure of the Islamic Iran Participation Front and…

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Read more about the article Furious France Condemns ‘Forced’ Confession Of ‘Spy’ Teachers
Photo shows Cecile Kohler allegedly confessing that she is a French agent on Iranian state TV, undated photo. Kohler and her partner Jacques Paris have been detained in Iran since May 7, 2022, and stand accused by authorities of seeking to stir labour unrest during a wave of teachers' strikes earlier in 2022. (Newsflash)

Furious France Condemns ‘Forced’ Confession Of ‘Spy’ Teachers

France has furiously denounced Iran after it aired the 'staged' confessions of two teachers accused of spying on state television. The pair had been seized by Iranian security forces and accused of plotting a revolution for the French secret service. Cecile Kohler and her partner Jacques Paris appeared on Iranian…

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Read more about the article BIRTHDAY GAOL: Italian Tourist Arrested While Celebrating Her 30th In Iran
Alessia Piperno, 30, from Rome, Italy, poses in an undated photo. She was allegedly arrested in Tehran, Iran. (@travel.adventure.freedom/Newsflash)

BIRTHDAY GAOL: Italian Tourist Arrested While Celebrating Her 30th In Iran

(starts) An Italian tourist was seized by Iranian police on her way to her own birthday picnic with pals after posting tweets supporting the country's hijab protests. Alessia Piperna, 30, is employed as a globe-trotting remote worker from Rome was seized on 28th September, reported local media. Her parents have…

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Read more about the article SPY HARD: Tortured American Hikers Jailed By Iran For ‘Spying’ Sue Tehran
Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer (from left to right) pose in an undated photo. The three US nationals who were jailed in Iran over alleged espionage charges for more than a year, have reportedly sued the Islamic Republic for the torture they say they endured. (Newsflash)

SPY HARD: Tortured American Hikers Jailed By Iran For ‘Spying’ Sue Tehran

Three American hikers who were jailed in Iran for over a year on spying charges are now suing Tehran for allegedly torturing them in captivity. Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal had been hiking on Iran's border with Iraq when they were detained by the Iranian authorities in 2009.…

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