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Stories about Farsi
26 April 2016
22 April 2016
For a brief moment on April 21, world attention shifted to the physicist who's spent the past five years in prison for refusing to work on Iran's nuclear program.
1 April 2016
16 March 2016
Chaharshanbe Suri or Red Wednesday is an evening of bonfire jumping and fireworks in Iran which marks the beginning of new year celebrations.
20 January 2016
Dubai's deputy chief of police reasons the Iran Deal happened because Obama is Shia. Arab and Iranian social media users can‘t contain their laughter.
18 December 2015
To some they are heroes, to others "prostitutes" that "adopted Western thoughts." In Afghanistan, the catwalk is a political battleground.
23 September 2015
A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.
4 July 2015
Kolah Germezi (or "Red Hat") is a beloved Iranian TV program featuring a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program officially has 35 million viewers.
27 April 2015
Global Voices marks the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers with this crowd-sourced this video of support. Say it with us: #FreeZone9Bloggers!
1 April 2015
As negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in Switzerland over the nature of the country's nuclear program extend past the March 31 deadline, media coverage continues.
4 March 2015
In the United States, and elsewhere, reactions to the speech by many public figures and ordinary Internet users were unusually negative.
17 February 2015
30 January 2015
Dari and Pashto, Afghanistan's two most widely-spoken languages, are also the country's two official languages. In parliament, the two tongues vie for power.
26 November 2014
A woman in Farah province, Afghanistan, has shot to fame after she avenged the death of her son and fired on Taliban militants from the checkpoint where he was killed.
8 September 2014
Iranian Political satirist Kambiz Hosseini on anger, the Islamic Republic and why his therapist made him buy a satellite dish.
In a powerful display of civic solidarity, Afghan society has finally spoken out against rape crimes. But could it not have done so without demanding the death penalty?
1 September 2014
With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.
21 August 2014
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Reza Faraji-Dana was blasted by conservative members of parliament for allowing university students who were expelled because of the protests to return to school.