Stories about Iran from January, 2008
Marc Lynch takes a closer look at the improving relationship between Gulf Arab states and Iran in this post, despite Bush's visit to the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council is made up of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Azady-Brabary blog informs [Fa]that Arash Pakzad, a leftist student,was recently released after being in prison for 45 days.The blog adds that more leftist students were arrested this week.
Mohmmad Darvish, a leading environmentalist, has published several photos of pomegranates in snowy winter in Iran and says[Fa] Iran faces the coldest winter in last 60 years.The blogger adds climate change shows its real impact.
EarthSoldier says [Fa] that :”Setareh Soheyl” is “an anti Iranian series on Iranian TV” and it is produced in Iran. The blogger calls it worse than 300 movie.The blogger says in this series,Sassanid‘s soldiers were shown as very wild people who used to torture Muslim or non Muslim Arabs.
Based on Hamed Saber‘s “Access Flickr” Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in few other countries that block Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website, another Iranian developer, MohammadR, has released “FreeAccess Plus!“, a nifty extension that turns Firefox into a proxy that...
We can watch several snow statues in Rasht, in Kourosh Ziabari‘s blog.
Darius Kadivar in Iranian.com blog writes that Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi protested against the amputation of hands and feet as a punishment in Iran, warning of “new dimensions” in rights violations.
Canada based Iranian blogger,illustrator and graphic designer, Pendar Yousefi, aka Legofish,presents the clothing as part of an epic saga: each design generated is accompanied and inspired by related Persian myths.Read more here and watch his designs here.
Poshtebam has published several photos of Iranians who are waiting for several hours/days to take flight in Imam Khomeyni International Air port. The blogger writes that airport was really mismanaged.
Iran is facing an exceptionally cold winter. Snow has trapped many cities and at least eight people have lost their lives. Even gas supplies have been disrupted although Iran is the second richest gas country in the world. Millions of people are deprived of heating. Several bloggers have provided photos...
Several bloggers and journalists including Booyekhak talk[Fa] about Mehran Ghasemi,a 30 years old journalist,editor and blogger, whose death,because a heart attack, surprised a lot of people.
Several bloggers ask freedom for Ali Kalai[Fa],blogger and Azad University student.He was arrested with several other leftist students about 40 days ago.
Here you can watch a new music video about Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.The song says the only thing you care is to be in news!
Kamangir writes,according to an Iran based news site,Aftab, “a few days ago,a large group of MPs were lined up in order to greet Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in parliament. Some of the MPs who had not seen him since his return[Hajii pilgrimage] would touch his cloths [because they considered them blessed].One...
Kourosh Ziabari who lives in Rasht,in the northern part of Iran, has published several photos of frozen city and nature.
Haji Washingtonwrites [Fa] if US military's claim that American ships ‘threatened’ by Iranian Revolutionary Guards without any reason,is true,then Revolutionary Guards want Clinton wins against Obama. The blogger says when Clinton voted in the senate for the recognition of the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, Obama criticized her for...
Razeno writes that heavy snow and cold weather have paralysed Tehran.The blogger has published several photos of “frozen Tehran”.
Several Iranian bloggers are discussing the victory of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama in Iowa. It was the first nominating contest of the 2008 presidential election. Some rejoice in Obama’s victory, while others evaluate what impact “Obama as President” would have on Iranian political life. Farhad Afshar reflects on [Fa]...
Shekkar [Fa],an Iran based blogger, was on board the Iran Air Fokker 100 which attempted to take off for Shiraz but ended up losing its landing gear and caught fire.Read English story here.
Accroding to media,snow has paralysed several cities in northern and western parts of Iran.Here is a short film that shows snowy Tehran.
Barabary has published several photos of Jelveh Javaheri and Maryam Hosseinkhah,two women activists,after their freedom.