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Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred to Dangerous Prison

A little over one year ago, Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in Iran for charges of “undermining the Iranian government,” with the reasoning behind said charges being “Christian gatherings,” according to his wife, Naghmeah Abedini. After being arrested for practicing …

Iranian Spy Case: Israel Shows Off Captured Spy

Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli courts heard the case of an Iranian spy on Monday, which some analysts are suggesting represents an effort by Israel to discredit new relations between Iran and the United States. The spy has been identified …

United States & Iran Hold First Talks in 3 Decades
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The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the United States and Iran held the highest level of talks in 36 years. The topic of conversation: Tehran’s nuclear program, enriched Uranium, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The meeting was held …

Ann Curry Interviews President of Iran
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Yesterday, Ann Curry, former reporter for the Today Show, sat down with new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for his first interview with the American press since his election. The interview aired on NBC Nightly News last night, and other portions …

Iran Teased With Temporary Twitter, Facebook Access Iran Teased With Temporary Twitter, Facebook Access
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Monday witnessed the ever-so-brief return of Twitter and Facebook to internet users in parts of Tehran, Iran. That is, without requiring them to use anti-filtering software. But as Iranians woke Tuesday morning, the restrictions had been restored. According to the …

Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President
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Hasan Rowhani has won his election bid and will replace Mahmoud Amadinejad as president of Iran. Rowhani, a cleric backed by reformist groups within Iran, won the election with over 50% of the popular vote, thus precluding a two-man runoff, …

Iran Hangs Spies Accused Of Providing Information To CIA, Israel
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Iran is a dangerous place for anyone who might even be remotely in contact with foreign countries. That danger was clearly demonstrated over the weekend. The AP reports Mohammad Heidari and Kourosh Ahmadi were hung over the weekend after being …

John McCain Jokes About Ahmadinejad, Monkeys, and Iran’s Space Program on Twitter, Tells Everyone to Lighten Up John McCain Jokes About Ahmadinejad, Monkeys, and Iran’s Space Program on Twitter, Tells Everyone to Lighten Up
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Arizona Senator and former Republican candidate for President John McCain thinks Twitter needs to lighten up and take a joke. After reports emerged that Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is prepared to be the first human sent into space by Iranian …

Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet
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It’s been known for a while now that Iran was planning on launching a national private Internet. It would be a private network that keeps citizens’ access to the outside world at a bare minimum while blocking incoming connections. The …

U.S. Ship Fires at Indian Fishing Boat in the Persian Gulf

U.S. ship fires at what authorities describe as a “small, white pleasure craft” after repeatedly telling its occupants that the vessel was too close for comfort, according to CNN. After issuing multiple warnings to those aboard the fishing boat, the …

Islamic Rights Group Blasts Apple Over iPad Incident
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Last week in Alpharetta, Georgia, a young woman of Iranian descent was denied the purchase of an iPad by an Apple employee due to the fact that she was from Iran. A US citizen, Sahar Sabet felt humiliated and betrayed …

Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus

Back in the mid-2000′s The need to start to keep Iran’s nuclear goals in check was obvious. So the United States, led by George Bush, and Israel started to develop a massive piece of malware that secretly mapped and monitored …

Huffington Post Hires Mehdi Hasan Huffington Post Hires Mehdi Hasan
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British journalist Mehdi Hasan, who once referred to all non-Muslims as being “animals,” has been appointed as the Huffington Post’s political director in the U.K. Hasan has parted ways with British left-wing political magazine the New Statesman, though will continue …

Iran Might Sue Over Google Map Iran Might Sue Over Google Map

Iran, the world’s worst oppressor of internet freedom, has ironically been complaining about Google’s omission of the Persian Gulf name in its map of the region, and is now reportedly considering a lawsuit. For a bit of backstory, Iran accused …

Wikileaks May Have Led To Execution Of Convicted Assassin Wikileaks May Have Led To Execution Of Convicted Assassin
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Surely you recall the massive diplomatic cable leaks that Wikileaks spearheaded a few years ago. It was a massive event that had everybody from all sides calling Julian Assange a traitor (even though he’s not even a U.S. citizen) and …

Matt Cutts Is Bummed Out by Iran’s Censorship Matt Cutts Is Bummed Out by Iran’s Censorship

The saga of Iran’s affront on an open internet acquired another chapter today as the government’s telecommunications ministry has prohibited telephone operators, insurance firms, and local banks from using foreign-hosted email services to communicate with clients. In effect, this bans …

Iran Filter Backfires, Blocks Khamenei’s Fatwa on Antifiltering Iran Filter Backfires, Blocks Khamenei’s Fatwa on Antifiltering

The Irani government’s aggressive mission to censor internet access within the country took a turn toward irony yesterday when it filtered out a message from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The censored message? Khamenei’s fatwa against the use of …

Iran Angry Over Google Map Iran Angry Over Google Map
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Iran, the world’s worst oppressor of internet freedom, has ironically been complaining about Google’s omission of the Persian Gulf name in its map of the region. Iran accused Google of lacking credibility on Saturday after noticing that the word ‘Persian …

Iran, Syria Receive New Sanctions for Using Technology Against Protesters Iran, Syria Receive New Sanctions for Using Technology Against Protesters

The White House announced an executive order today that details new sanctions on Iran and Syria due to each country’s use of technology for the cause of human rights abuse. The sanctions include a provision to ban U.S. visas against …

Iran Still Planning To Launch A “Clean” Internet Iran Still Planning To Launch A “Clean” Internet
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We’ve been hearing for a while now that Iran’s government plans to shut down the Internet in general and, in its place, launch a national Internet that doesn’t include sites like Google or YouTube. For now, though, those plans seem …

Iran Blocks Access To London 2012 Olympics Site
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In a move that is not that rare or at all unheard of, the theocratic government in charge of the Republic of Iran has blocked access to the official site for the 2012 Olympics in London, England for all of …