· November, 2007

Stories about Iran from November, 2007

Egypt: Syrian/Iranian Alliance

  30 November 2007

“Interesting interview with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader, suggesting Syria would abandon Iran alliance if the regime fell,” notes The Arabist, which links to the interview here.

Annapolis: The View from the Middle East

  28 November 2007

With leaders and politicians from the Middle East and far afield meeting in Annapolis, US, over brokering a peace deal between Israel and its Arab neighbours, the mood remains somber, skeptical and pessimistic among bloggers from the region.

Iran:American Soldiers and Children in Iraq

  27 November 2007

Razeno has published several photos showing American soldiers taking care of children in Iraq. The blogger says Iranian media never show such photos.Razeno adds that war is a very dark story but you can see some human emotions there too.

Iran:Everybody wants to read Gabriel García Márquez

  27 November 2007

Khabgard writes that after Iranian governmet banned[Fa] “A Memory of My Melancholy Whores”,Gabriel García Márquez's highly acclaimed book,everybody wants to read this book.The blogger adds thousands of Iranians have already downloaded the free version of this book on internet.

Iran:Can Khatami make any difference?

  25 November 2007

Razeno says[Fa] that some think that if Mohmmad Khatami,former reformist president,gets reelected in two years,reforms can take off again in country.The blogger has doubt about such a thing.Razeno asks when reformists had all power,they failed to do any structural reforms.

Ahmadinejad and Chavez: “Love is in the air”

  25 November 2007

Last week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made his fourth visit to Tehran in two years to sign more economic agreements with Iran. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Chavez, say they “admire” each other. Ahmadinejad calls Iran a second home for the Venezuelan president, and Chavez offers support to the...

Iran:Students were beaten up in prison

  24 November 2007

In Allameblog,Ali Tavakoli says[Fa] that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, and Ahmad Ghasabian,two jailed student activists,were beaten up by security agents in prison and were injured seriously.

Bahrain: Losing its identity?

  23 November 2007

This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family, a call for more Islamic bloggers, and a fear that Bahrain won't stay Bahraini for much longer...

Iran:Persepolis,the Movie

  23 November 2007

Sepideh Saremi,in Pars Arts, wrote about Persepolis movie.Persepolis is a an award winner animated feature based on autobiographical comics by Marjan Satrapi.

Iran:Sohrab Razaghi is free

  23 November 2007

Sohrab Razaghi,a former professor in university and civil society activist,is out of prison now. Kossof, a leading photo blogger,has published several recent photos of Razaghi.

Iran: Arrest and Destruction

  21 November 2007

The Iranian government has continued its policy of repression against women's rights activists and Sufi Muslims in recent weeks. Maryam Hosseinkhah, a women’s rights activist and journalist was arrested a few days ago, and a Sufi Muslims’ Center was destroyed by security forces about one week ago.

Iran: Gabriel García Márquez's book was banned

  19 November 2007

“A Memory of My Melancholy Whores”,Gabriel García Márquez's highly acclaimed book,was banned in Iran. Translators were able to get approval of government by changing book's title into “Memories of My Melancholy Sweethearts”.Finally the book was banned.Now thanks to Khabgard,we learn whole book is available on internet.Free.

Iran:No to Circus

  18 November 2007

Several Iranian Green bloggers,including Mojgan Jamshidi,say[Fa] “no to circus” in Pardisan Natural Park in Tehran.They say that it is shameful to see suffering animals in a natural park.

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