Rafsanjani, Iran Leader Whose Life Mirrored Nation's, Dies
New York Times
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after a decades-long career in the ruling elite, where his moderate views were not always welcome but his cunning guided him through revolution, war and the country's ...
Former Iranian President Rafsanjani, A Leading Voice For Reform, Dies At 82
Ex-President Rafsanjani's Death a Blow to Moderates in Iran
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former Iranian president, dies at 82
As a general, Mattis urged action against Iran. As a defense secretary, he may be a voice of caution.
The Iranian-supplied rockets were raining down on Gen. James N. Mattis's troops throughout the spring and summer of 2011 with greater and greater intensity. Six American soldiers were killed by a volley in eastern Baghdad in early June. A few weeks ...
Iran in 2016: Exploiting Obama's appeasement policy
Power Line (blog)
An opportunity for Trump in Iran
Power Line (blog)
Michael Ledeen reports that the Iranian dissident Ayatollah Hossein Boroujerdi is out of prison. He has been held in miserable conditions for a decade. Ayatollah Boroujerdi advocates toleration of all religious (and non-religious) beliefs and opposes ...
Iran's justifications for its Syrian intervention have a hollow ring
UN chief concerned Iran may have violated arms embargo: report
"I am very concerned by this statement, which suggests that transfers of arms and related materiel from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Hezbollah may have been undertaken contrary (to a Security Council resolution)," Ban said. When asked by the United ...
Iran Starts to Modernize Air Fleet With First Airbus Jet
Wall Street Journal
Iran has taken ownership of its first new Airbus SE jetliner since sanctions were lifted on the country last year, allowing it to revamp an aging airline fleet through controversial plane deals also involving Boeing Co. The European plane-maker Sunday ...
Iran expecting first Airbus delivery 'in days'
Iran Lands First Airbus Passenger Jet Under Sanctions Deal
Los Angeles Times
Iran's newest fighters are sidewalk vendors, 'ready to struggle to our last drop of blood'
Los Angeles Times
Over the last two decades, clashes have periodically broken out across Iran between stall owners and the municipal authorities from whom they rent space. Vendors have set themselves on fire or committed suicide in public to protest what they say are ...
Iran hates porn so much it broke the Internet in Hong Kong
The Next Web
Porn is highly illegal in Iran, and sites containing erotic material are blocked at the ISP-level as a matter of routine. These efforts to stamp out smut are usually contained within the country's borders. But last Thursday, something weird happened ...
Iran censored porn so hard it broke the internet in Hong Kong
Oil prices fall as Iranian crude tanker exports surge, US adds more rigs
Traders said that the lower prices were a result of rising exports from Iran that come just as other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cut supplies in an effort to end a global glut. Iran has sold more than 13 ...
Iran capitalises on OPEC oil cut to sell millions of barrels
Iran's porn censorship broke browsers as far away as Hong Kong
For an internet service provider looking for the quickest way to a given IP, Iran's new routes seemed like an easy shortcut — and when they arrived at the blank page, browsers simply assumed the page was down. the resulting outage didn't affect the ...
Iran planned terror attacks against Israel advocates in Germany
Iran's intelligence agency allegedly planned terrorist attacks against organizations and representatives engaged in pro-Israel work in Germany, according to German media reports citing the country's federal prosecutor released on Friday. Syed Mustafa H ...
Iran planning to assassinate Israel supporters in Europe
Report: Pakistani accused of spying on German politician for Iran
Iran plotted assassination of pro-Israel official in Germany — report