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Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki is free!

Good news from Iran! Yesterday, the blogger Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki was released. 

If you know my previous posts, you might remember that I wrote twice about him. 563 more words

Human Rights

Iran to Continue Support for Oppressed Palestinians: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has pledged the Islamic Republic’s unwavering support for the Palestinian nation.

Rouhani made the remark in a meeting with Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday. 387 more words


The Need For Playground Politics.

One of the aspects of Iranian life that remains such a contention among Westerners is the notion of Iran’s veil. As a Westerner I find the idea of not being able to wear what I want outside and having to cover my hair as deplorable and I can only imagine how I will feel once my daughter reaches the age of nine and has to cover to follow the rules. 463 more words


Muqtada al-Sadr's Revolution

Muqtada al-Sadr has long served as the spark in a volatile Iraq. When the Shiite cleric ordered his followers to fight U.S. forces in 2004, it was the gravest challenge to the United States in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was toppled. 1,663 more words


Iran’s Hollow Threats to Close the Strait of Hormuz

This week, Iran has escalated a war of words over American access to the Persian Gulf and threatened to close the vital waterway to U.S. ships, in the latest example of Tehran’s blustery rhetoric about slamming the door shut on one of the world’s most important maritime choke points. 956 more words

Middle East

Six Bahai businesses closed in Ramsar and Sari; total now 39

Bahai Community News, May 2, 2016.

On May 1, local authorities closed down one Bahai-run business in Sari and five Bahai businesses in Ramsar. Both these centres lie in the province of Mazandaran, where 12 other Bahai-run businesses have been closed in the past week. 323 more words

Bahai Faith