Stories about Iran from October, 2009
Iran: Visiting ‘Hyperstar’ in Tehran
Bar Saheleh Salamat , an Iran based blogger,visted Hyperstar,the brainchild of Carrefour, in Tehran. The blogger says [fa] marketing to attract the clients is great in this store and parking is free.
Iran: A leading cartoonist arrested
Several bloggers such as Nikahang reported [fa] that Hadi Heydari, a leading Iranian cartoonist was arrested last week in Terhan.
Activism and Motherhood in Asia
What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists in Asia who are also mothers.
Iran: The rising cost of bread
Jomhour , an Iranian blogger, says [fa] that the price of some breads has increased 5 fold in one year in Iran.
Egypt: No Accolades for Obama's Nobel Peace Prize
Egyptian bloggers and Twitter users welcomed US President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize with shock and surprise: How can the president of a country waging wars against far away countries win a peace prize? Tarek Amr has more in this round up of reactions from Egypt.
Iran: Tehran-Washington ‘agreement’
Nikahang, a leading cartoonist and blogger,shares his idea about a possible agreement between Tehran and Washington.
Iran: Fariba Pajooh, a blogger in jail
Saminejad informs [fa] us that Fariba Pajooh, an Iranian female blogger and journalist has been in jail for two months in Tehran.
US diplomacy in Iran and Syria
Marc Lynch takes a look at US diplomacy work with Iran and Syria in this post.
Israel: Ahmadinejad A Jew?
Britain's Telegraph published a story claiming that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's family may have Jewish roots. Israeli bloggers react to the news in this post.
Iran: Interview with Khyaboon, an underground Internet journal
Khyaboon, (meaning 'street') is one of underground internet journals that emerged in Iran after the June presidential election and subsequent systematic repression of protesters.
Israel: Prayers and Practices for Day of Atonement
This year, Yom Kippur was celebrated by Jews around the world on September 28th. As the holiest day of the Jewish calendar approached, Israeli bloggers took to the internet to share their thoughts, feelings, and hopes for the new year.