Articles by Jon Hemming



Man Who Shot Pope Set Free in Istanbul

  • 13 January 06
  • Reuters
Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981, was freed from a Turkish prison on Thursday and immediately claimed by the army for missed military service.

Hard-Liners Sweep Iran Parliamentary Elections

  • 25 February 04
  • Reuters
Iran's conservatives have swept their reformist rivals out of parliament gaining a clear majority in the 290-seat assembly, Iran's official IRNA news agency said Tuesday.

Vigilante Threat Keeps Protesters in Their Cars

  • 19 June 03
  • Reuters
Hundreds of Iranians demanding more freedom demonstrated for the eighth consecutive night early Wednesday and scores of protesters were arrested and some injured in rallies in seven cities.

Student Protests in Iran May Be Gaining Steam

  • 16 June 03
  • Reuters
Iranian officials closed ranks Sunday to criticize the United States for backing pro-democracy demonstrations after thousands staged a fifth night of protests in Tehran.

Buried City Faces Death by Water