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1 hr ago | Payvand News of Iran

Ruling of Combined 127-Year Sentence for Facebook Users Violates Iran's Own Laws

A source knowledgeable about the case of eight young Iranians sentenced to heavy prison sentences for their activities on Facebook told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that in an illegal ruling, Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghisseh has issued verdicts that are up to three times longer than allowable ... (more)


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1 hr ago | Payvand News of Iran

Photos: Iranians hold 'Quds Day' protest rally to condemn Israel's Gaza aggression

Millions of people across Iran held protest rallies on Friday, World Quds Day , to condemn Israeli invasion of Gaza and the attacks on the defenseless civilians there.


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4 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Iranian Mullahs' (Western) Sex ManualsBy IranWire

Back in the 1990s when I was in my early teens, I was sent to the school office at Hoda Girls Middle School for being found in possession of a Michael Jackson videotape.


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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Afghan gunmen kill more than a dozen Shiite travelers on road from Kabul

According to the provincial governor, gunmen stopped two passenger buses in the remote province of Ghor early Friday morning, separated Shiite members of the ethnic Hazara community from the other passengers and executed them on the side of the road.


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6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Huge Iran al-Quds Day rallies call for 'Death to Israel'

Iraqi Hezbollah members hold up the yellow flags of the Iraqi branch of the Shiite Muslim party and a portrait of Iran's late spiritual guide, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as they walk on an Israeli flag painted on ground during a parade marking Al-Quds International Day on July 25, 2014 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.


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9 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

A tip for the UN

If the UN truly wishes to play a constructive role in ending the bloodshed, it should be a part of an international effort to bring about the gradual demilitarization of Gaza.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Demilitarizing Gaza - an international responsibility

Implying that Gazans are "denied dignity" by Israel is twisting reality, as Hamas is to blame for betraying its own people and condemning them to misery.


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The News Tribune

In 1988, the US had its own airliner shoot-down scandal

In this July 4, 1988 file photo, people looking for family members walk amid bodies of victims from Iran Air Flight 655 in a morgue in Bandar Abbas, Iran, a day after the plane was shot down over the Persian Gulf by the guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes while the plane was still in Iranian airspace.


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NCR Iran

Iran: 10 prisoners, including 4 women, hanged in Birjand; prisoner sentenced to stoning in Qaemshahr

The mullahs' regime hanged 10 prisoners, including four women, in the central prison of city of Birjand on July 20 and 21. Eight of them were executed in a collective hanging on Sunday night, July 20. Meanwhile, regime's chief justice of city of Qaemshahr reported of a sentence against a 32-year-old that is to be executed twice, once by hanging and ... (more)


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.com | Official: Iran gave Hamas its rocket know-how

Vladimir Putin has no soul, US Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker.


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Iran Sentences Christian Man to Have Lips Burnt with Cigarette for Not Observing Ramadan

A Christian man in Iran has been sentenced to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


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New Media Journal

Obama Administration Is Legitimizing Iranian Military Action in Iraq

Dr Walid Phares is senior advisor on Foreign Policy and National Security to Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and a co-chair of the Romney Working Group on the Middle East and North Africa MENA.


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The Times of Israel

With Iran, uranium enrichment remains stumbling block

The issue of Iranian uranium enrichment remains as stubborn an obstacle to a nuclear deal as it was at the launch of the talks six months ago.


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Holtville Tribune

Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) Has Successfully Halted Progress on Iran's Nuclear Program

On January 20, 2014, Iran for the first time in nearly a decade took specific and verifiable actions that halted progress on its nuclear program and rolled it back in key respects, stopped the advance of the program, and introduced increased transparency into Iran's nuclear activities.


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The Peninsula

Three more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

TEL AVIV: Washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 16 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing yesterday as the fighting raged on and airlines kept flights suspended over rocket fears.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Caller

Iran Supreme Leader: The Only Solution For Crisis Is Israel's Destruction

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Wednesday that the only solution for the region is the destruction of Israel, and that the armed confrontation must expand beyond Gaza.


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PanArmenian Network

Iran says nuclear talks to resume in early September

PanARMENIAN.Net - Iran said on Wednesday, July 23, nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, the state television reported, according to Reuters.


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Business Wire

UANI Applauds U.S. House for Passing New Sanctions on Irana s Terrorist Proxy Hezbollah

Among other provisions, the legislation would direct the Treasury Department to prohibit a foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates Hezbollah activities from maintaining a payable-through account in the U.S. The bill was introduced by U.S. Reps.


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Crofs Blogs

WHO: MERS update (Iran, Saudi Arabia), July 23

On 12 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to WHO an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus .


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NCR Iran

MEPs condemn death sentence on Iranian political prisoner Davoodi

European lawmakers have strongly condemned a death sentence passed against Iranian political prisoner Arzhang Davoodi and called on the Iranian regime to spare his life.


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