· September, 2008

Stories about Iran from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

  30 September 2008

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion from around the Arab world.

Iran: Mr. Ahmadinejad in New York

  30 September 2008

While Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinjad, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday declaring that "the American empire'' and "Zionist regime" [Israel] are nearing collapse, pro-democracy Iranians and 3,000 people mobilized by a coalition of mostly Jewish groups, protested against Ahmadinejad's threats toward Israel and Iran's human rights record.

Iran: Rural heritage of Guilan

  29 September 2008

Kourosh Ziabari, Iran based blogger, wrote an article about Iranian northern province, Guilan and has published several interesting photos.

Iran: Iranian American Writers

  26 September 2008

Parsarts says that the Association of Iranian American Writers (AIAW) has just launched their website, iranianamericanwriters.org, which features member profiles, excerpts of member work, and a blog.

Iran:Anti discrimination petition

  21 September 2008

Visa for Ordinary Iranians blog invites Iranians to sign an anti discrimination petition against Canada's embassy in Tehran. This blog says “only a minority of several hundred Iranian artists and intellectuals invited to other Toronto events this summer were granted visas.”

Iran:The Stoning of Soraya M.

  20 September 2008

Parsarts reports that “The Stoning of Soraya M.” is a new, Iran-focused movie. It’s about a woman who gets stoned in a small town in Iran.

Iran: Ramadan and back to nostalgy

  20 September 2008

Avayemoj, an Iranian blogger, says[fa] that Ramadan reminds her childhood when she was four or five years old. The blogger writes: ” in my home nobody talked about hell and not even about paradise.God was kind and merciful.”

Iran:Ahmadinejad and Drug Addiction Facts

  20 September 2008

Emroozema, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, recently said that there are only 600000 people who have drug addiction problems in country. The blogger informs that other authorities talk about three million addicted people where one million of them are under 19 years old.

Iran:The Blogging Revolution

  14 September 2008

Antony Loewenstein’s The Blogging Revolution will be available on Amazon soon. The Blogging Revolution talks about Iran, Egypt,Syria,Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba. This is how he describes the book.

Iran:”Eternal Iranian islands of Persian Gulf”

  13 September 2008

Kourosh Ziabari, an Iran based blogger, writes that the Persian Gulf and its islands have been under the absolute administration of Iran from the ancient times. He adds “UAE’s claims to Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunb islands are boring.

UAE: Iran Quake's Tremors Felt in Dubai

  11 September 2008

Tremors from an earthquake in nearby Iran were felt in Dubai and other parts of the UAE, sending thousands of office workers and residents to the streets as high-rise buildings were evacuated, bloggers report. The quake, which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck near Bandar Abbas, while tremors registered in the UAE measured 4.8, according to news reports.

Russia: Pipeline “Victory”

  11 September 2008

Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's “major victory on pipelines”: “[…] the Russian government will now have full and uncontested control over pipelines between the Caspian basin and the West which pass through Russian territory and will be able either directly or through its clients like the PKK to disrupt...

Iran: A wooden village

  9 September 2008

Poshtehkooh, an Iranian blogger, has published the photos of a wooden village near Nishapour in the eastern part of Iran. There is a wooden mosque too.

Iran:Converted Christians in danger

  7 September 2008

According to Jafaa blog that covers news about Iranian converted Christians, two newly converted Christians were charged with the crime of being an infidel by the judicial court of Fars province in Iran. They may face the death penalty.[update: They were released at the end of September]