An Iranian woman raises her fist amid clouds of tear gas at the University of Tehran during a protest driven by anger over economic problems in the capital city of Tehran on Dec. 30. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

When we hear about Iran, it’s in the context of its battles with the West. But the country also faces deep internal strife, most recently including mass protests in southwestern Iran. The Arab minority leading these protests claims that the ethnic Persians running the government discriminate against them, resulting in a life of poverty, disease and squalor.

Read full article at The Washington Post