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Angry Birds V Dictators

The birds are angry, the dictators are scared, and the world will never be the same. Twitter v Oppression, in a clever marketing campaign from France 24.

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As Iran’s bid to join rights body fails, U.S. claims victory

After launching a behind-the-scenes campaign to block Iran’s election to the U.N.’s Human Right’s Council, Obama celebrates as Iran withdraws its candidacy, a victory for human rights efforts in Iran.

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Agencies Suspect Iran Is Planning New Atomic Sites

Six months after the revelation of a secret nuclear enrichment site in Iran, international inspectors and Western intelligence agencies say they suspect that Tehran is preparing to build more sites in defiance of United Nations demands.

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Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat. But now a respected Washington think tank has said that low-radioactive yield “tactical” nuclear warheads would be one way for the Israelis to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment plants in remote, dug-in fortifications.

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US softens Iran sanctions plan to win support:

The United States has stepped back from a series of harsh measures against Iran and softened proposed UN sanctions to win the backing of China and Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Regime Hoarding Gasoline, Reducing Consumption in Anticipation of US Sanctions

Gasoline Near Top of Iran’s Imports List: 150 Percent Increase in Gasoline Imports – Regime Hoarding Gasoline, Reducing Consumption in Anticipation of US Sanctions

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Selected Headlines, March 11, 2010

Iran frees top opposition figure for new year Prague’s One World Festival Puts Focus On Iran Interview: UN Envoy On Torture Says Concerned About Iran Rafsanjani stresses people’s role in government stability American and Iranian: 2 homelands at an impasse

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Selected Headlines, March 9, 2010

U.S. Hopes Internet Exports Will Help Open Closed Societies Early Feminist Cartoons Iran unveils new cruise missile Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tyranny ‘is crushing Iran’s artists’ Beyond Sanctions: How to Solve the Iranian Riddle Karroubi Son Prevented From Traveling Abroad Iran in Its Intricacy Hassan Khomeini condemns violence in Islamic Republic Zahra Rahnavard condemns discriminatory laws against […]

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Selected Headlines, February 25 and 26, 2010

Interview with Mehdi Karroubi: “This regime is worse than the Shah’s” Broadcast May Be Intended to Undercut Support for Obama in Iran The Prerequisites of Escalation Iran Analysis: Khamenei’s Not-So-Big Push

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Selected Headlines, February 24, 2010

Not Defeated United Nations General Assembly Recognizes 21 March as International Day of Nowruz Jailed Iranian Academic In ‘Critical Condition Hashemi Announced Unity in Absence of Yazdi Deciphering Rafsanjani The Baha’i Community, Human Rights, and the Construction of a New Iranian Identity

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Selected Headlines, February 22, 2010

The Militarized Death of the Republic A memory of Javad Larijani The Need for Consistent Politics In the Wake of 22 Bahman Majid Tavakoli Returns to the Revolutionary Court Iran, the Green Movement, and Cricket Mehdi Karroubi’s statement regarding events of 22nd of Bahman (February 11th) Tehran Revolutionary Guard chief replaced Iranian Science Minister Spurns […]

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Selected Headlines, February 19, 2010

Here is the list of selected headlines for February 19, 2010 German insurers wind down Iran business Iranian student activist handed six-year prison term Iranian hardline cleric claims protesters “dared not show up” Iran Not Seeking Nuclear Weapons Global Campaign for Human Rights in Iran’s Symbolic Hunger Strike in New York on February 20 Target […]

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Selected Headlines – February 2, 2010

Khordaad 88, February 2 Mir Hossein Mousavi ’s Interview with Kaleme Kaleme reports that in this interview which took place close to February 11th [22 of Bahman], the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Mousavi stated that the main reason for the collapse of the dictatorial and unpopular regime of the Shah was its illegitimacy […]

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Selected Headlines – January 22, 2010

Channel 4 News (UK), January 22 Neda’s death ‘ignited an awakening’ in Iran Neda Agha Soltan’s fiance, Caspian Makan: “The 23 January is Neda’s precious birthday. Neda will be 27 on that day. I felt that this should be marked in the world. “I’ve asked the people of Iran, wherever they may be, in whichever […]

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Selected Headlines – January 21, 2010

Previously, when posting selected headlines, we published one selected headline per post. Iran News Now will be trying out a new format for our selected headlines over the next few days. Based on your feedback we may continue with this format moving forward. Basically, we will publish a daily list of selected headlines, along with […]

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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...