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Iran

Country archive · 630 posts


Latest stories about Iran

9 April 2014

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Jailed Iranian Blogger's Letter Speaks of Torture

The blogger known as Siamak Mehr writes an open letter from a small cell with 40 inmates. He is serving a 4-year sentence for writing a blog.

31 March 2014

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Nuclear Security Summit Protests

Free Tibet protesters were foiled by Chinese security officials, and a protest urging the US to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions was given prime real estate near the summit.

27 March 2014

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After One Death, Pleas to Free Remaining Abducted Iranian Soldiers

Insurgents near the Iran-Pakistan border abducted five soldiers in February and have reportedly killed one of their prisoners, Jamshid Danaeifard. #FreeIranianSoldiers say Iranians on Twitter.

13 March 2014

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Iran: Deceased Blogger's Mother Erased Out of News Photo

The European Union foreign policy chief caused furore in Iran when she met with human rights activists and a deceased blogger's mother at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran.

17 February 2014

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From Iran to the World: Humans of Shiraz

Who are the people of Shiraz and what are their dreams? The world famous Humans of New York has inspired yet another local Facebook page.

14 February 2014

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Protests Erupt Against a TV Show in Iran

Demonstrators say the show was insulting to Bakhtiari people and the role its leaders played in Iran's Constitutional Revolution.

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A Love Story With No Kissing? That's Cinema in Iran

Whether for romance or just a hug between family members, male and female characters in Iranian movies are not permitted to touch.

12 February 2014

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Calls to #FreeIranianSoldiers Abducted at Iran-Pakistan Border

The Baloch Sunni-muslim insurgent group Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) claimed responsibility and published a photo of the abducted soldiers through social media .

29 January 2014

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Coursera Online Courses Blocked in Syria, Iran and Cuba by US Sanctions [UPDATE]

Hit by US sanctions, Coursera students from Syria, Iran and Cuba, can no longer complete their studies on the online learning platform. Netizens react.

10 January 2014

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Iran Voices: New Site Polls Citizens on Local Government

What do citizens expect from their city officials? A new site polls Iranians about their views and shares results with decision-makers.

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