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Iran

Country archive · 638 posts


Latest stories about Iran

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 .

3 February 2014

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Snow in Iran: 500,000 Without Electricity, Gas and Water

Endless snowfall in some of Iran's northernmost regions this weekend has left thousands of people without gas, electricity or water.

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.

6 January 2014

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A Year of Campaigns for Iran

Hope is alive in Iran for improving the situation for fellow citizens. Here are some of the campaigns we followed in 2013.

23 December 2013

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Chat is a Dirty Word in Iran? WeChat Blocked

A popular smart phone application that enables access to social media is now blocked in Iran.

15 December 2013

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With No Easy Access to Medicine, Iranians Suffer Sanctions

Even after the lifting of some sanctions, Iranians still have difficulty acquiring the medicines they need to thrive or survive.

10 December 2013

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“Digital Hooligans” from Iran Attack Messi's Facebook

Iranians posted a flood of nasty comments on the Facebook page of the Argentinian footballer ahead of the World Cup.

4 December 2013

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Seditious iPhone Reviews? Iran Arrests 7 from Tech News Site

In a recent wave of arrests of "cyber activists" in Kermin, Iran authorities have also netted gadget reviewers from Narenji.ir.

24 November 2013

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Thousands Applaud Iran's Nuclear Dealmaker Javad Zarif on Facebook

Thousands of Iranians poured comments of praise on the Facebook page of Iran's Foreign Minister thanking him for brokering a nuclear deal.

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