Archive | December, 2010

Live-blog: Ashura in Iran – December 16, 2010

This is a live-blog report on events in Iran on December 16, 2010, during the Shia mourning day of Ashura. As reports come in, they will be placed at the top of this page. To read this in chronological order it must be read from the bottom up. [8:30AM Tehran Time – December 17, 2010] […]

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Video Special: The Forbidden Zone, a CNBC Series on Investing in Iran

We just came across this series on investing in Iran by CNBC. It’s the first of its kind of I’ve seen from Western mainstream media. The series release has coincided with Student Day in Iran, which was marked by protests by students throughout Iran. It is quite interesting — showing Iran’s contradictions and the impact […]

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Live-blog: Student Day in Iran – December 7, 2010 (16 Azar)

This is a live-blog report on events on December 7, 2010, Student Day in Iran. Any videos and information contained in this report are obtained through various online sources. Iran News Now is not affiliated with any of the groups or individuals who produced any of the videos. We are simply an outlet and conduit […]

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Guardian: Lebanon told allies of Hezbollah’s secret network, WikiLeaks shows

Cable exposes deep regional and international concerns about volatile situation in Lebanon following 2006 war

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L.A. Times: Iran announces nuclear breakthrough on eve of talks

As diplomats arrive in Geneva, the head of Tehran’s nuclear program says his nation can produce its own yellowcake, used in the process of creating nuclear fuel.

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L.A. Times: IRAN: Nightmarish blanket of brown smog continues to choke Tehran

Los Angeles Times World | December 4, 2010 By Ramin Mostasghim in Tehran Even after three days with all government offices closed, the Iranian capital continues to be cloaked in a cloud of noxious, dangerous gas that some are describing as hopeless. On Saturday, normally the start of Tehran’s busy week, officials shuttered all kindergartens […]

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EA WorldView: Wikileaks Iran Special: US Diplomats Assess the Green Movement and the Political Situation (January 2010)

EA WorldView | December 3, 2010 By Dr. Scott Lucas “The GPO [Green Movement] has a strong ‘brand’ – green, freedom, peace signs, silent marches, stolen election and martyrs like Neda Agha Soltani. But like the regime that seeks to crush it, the GPO is not monolithic. To characterize the GPO’s active core as now […]

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Guardian: Covert war against Iran’s nuclear aims takes chilling turn

Sophisticated cyber-worms, motorcycling assassins: but who is behind the increasingly sinister campaign against the Iranian energy programme?

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Tehran Bureau: The Spirit of 16 Azar: Iran’s Student Day

In anticipation of 16 Azar (December 7), the 57th anniversary of University Student Day in Iran, Green students at Tehran’s major universities issued statements emphasizing that they will not stop their struggle for freedom and democracy, and condemning, in the strongest language, the hardliners’ violent crackdown on political, social, and human rights activists.

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Huffington Post: Shiism, Nationalism, and the Past Clash in Modern Iran

Much as Ahmadinejad’s chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei notes, Iran is faced with a choice between the “school of Iran” and the “school of Islam.”

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AP: Man who targeted Iran critics skips LA court date

A purported Iranian government agent who pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill a broadcaster critical of the Iranian regime is a fugitive from justice after missing a Los Angeles court date.

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Conversation with Maz Jobrani about his new movie, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

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INN Special: A Conversation with Dr. Nina Ansary about Iran’s Women’s Movements

Dr. Nina Ansary is a prominent scholar and historian who has recently published the preeminent book detailing the history of Iran's Women's ...

INN Special: Interview and Conversation with Richard Raymond, Director of Desert Dancer, in Theatres April 10

Listen to the full interview by Sam Razi of the Director of Desert Dancer, Richard Raymond, here: Sam Razi’s Twitter: […]...

A Brave New Documentary by NBC News – #TwitterDiplomacy: The Making of a Nuclear Deal (Preview)

A brave new documentary by the fantastic team at NBC News. Here is a preview posted to YouTube by Ann […]...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran

Twitter has completely changed the way people of influence communicate with each and with their audiences, in conversations that take [&hell...

How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be do...