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· May, 2010

Stories about Iran from May, 2010

MENA: Rage after Israel Attacks Gaza-bound Flotilla

Emotions are running high across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), after Israel attacked a peaceful flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to besieged Gaza - and the Twittersphere is ablaze....

Iran: Two Bloggers and Student Leader on Hunger Strike in Prison

Two bloggers and one leading student activist - deprived of their pen and blogs in an Iranian prison - are now using a hunger strike to protest prison conditions and...

Brazil: Bloggers React to Iran-Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Deal

Brazilian bloggers react to the deal reached between Brazil, Turkey and Iran concerning the uranium enrichment of the latter: from optimism to skepticism, here are some thoughts on the role...

Iran: “Democracy is only the beginning”

“Democracy is only the beginning” is the name of a short film created by Franklin Pham and Arya Ghavamian. Several Iranian bloggers including Kamangir encouraged [fa] Iranians to vote for...

Iran: Economic problems and Green Movement

Culturallogic writes [fa] that Green Movement should learn lesson from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's humiliation in Khoramshar where protesters chanted “we are unemployed” during his speech. The blogger asks Green...

Iran: Student activist started hunger strike

Majid Tavakoli, Iranian student actvist, started his hunegr strike in prison in Tehran. Sight writes [fa] “Tavakoli is not only a name. He is a legned. He started his hunger...

Iran: “We are unemployed”

Several Iranian protesters at an outdoor speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday shouted their concerns about unemployment in Khoramshahr. Here is a video film where we can hear...

Georgia: The Tehran-Tbilisi Connection

Matthew Collin in Georgia comments on news that the government of the former Soviet republic has entered into an agreement with Iran on cooperation in the media sphere. The Frontline...

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

Middle East: “Blood Borders”

Martin W. Lewis from GeoCurrent Event blog reviews Ralph Lewis’ “Blood Borders” article on the idea of a complete reshape of Middle East borders in order to fit more appropriately...

Iran: The Iran-Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Deal

In Brazil, Maria Frô describes the deal signed by Iran, Brazil and Turkey as the major victory of the Brazilian diplomacy in recent times [pt]; on the other hand, in...

Iran: Students challenge Ahmadinejad again

Hundreds of students from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran protested against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to their own university on May 10th. Hamid Tehrani reviews some videos uploaded on...

Iran's Kurdish cities in strike in protest against executions

Life came to a standstill in several Kurdish cities in Iran as businesses and shops went on strike on Thursday,May 13th, to protest against the execution of four Kurdish prisoners....

Iran: “Panahi, Iranian filmmaker started hunger strike”

Several bloggers such as Rahe Sabze Omid says [fa] that Iranian famous filmmaker, Jafar Panahi, started his hunger strike in prison in Tehran on Sunday.

Iran:Deal between Iran and France

Tahe Khand writes that France decided Monday to send home an Iranian agent it had jailed for murdering the Shah's last prime minister, two days after Tehran freed a young...

Iran: Head of a leading blog provider service arrested

Alireza Shirazi, a blogger and head of a leading blog provider service,blogfa, was arrested in Iran. According to blogfa, he was arrested because somebody complained against one of the blogs...

Iran: A new computer game to ‘hit reformist leaders’

Several Islamist bloggers in Iran such as Nofuzi wrote about a new computer game where players can hit and destroy reformist learders. According to [fa] the blogger, this game was...

Iran: Five political prisoners were executed

Iranian bloggers such as Sight reported that Iranian State executed five political prisoners including Farzad Kamangar,a teacher, on Sunday. They were accused of terrorist activities. Sight writes “news was short....

Iran: Who steals bronze statues?

Eleven bronze statues of Iranian national heroes have been stolen from public parks, leaving Iranian bloggers scratching their heads as to the motive behind the act. Hamid Tehrani sums up...

Iran: Tennis Competition in Tehran

Zohre has published several photos from a Tennis competition in Tehran. You can see players and different hair style.

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