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As Christians all over the world celebrate Easter weekend, dozens of fellow faithful are growing weary — waiting for the virtual gates of America's refugee services to reopen. More than 100 Iranian Christians and members of other religions have been stranded in Austria for over a year, after the U.S. ...
The Iranian year that ended on March 20 was marked by the escalation of public dissent, unprecedented street protests in many cities, and bolder demands from labor unions. The unrest took new forms and was more radical than in years past. Iranians openly undermined social norms and courageously ...

But here they are, currently in Belgrade, after arriving without visas last August, waiting to continue on to Germany, where they plan to build a new and better life in the future. The family of four comes from the town of Ahvaz in the province of Khuzestan in Iran's south west, where the majority of the ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's war of words against Iran seems to have had a unifying effect among usually divided Iranians. The 32-year-old prince adopted a particularly tough tone against Tehran during his March 19 interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," sparking Iranian anger both toward ...
Iranian people have begun the new year with three messages from Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the US President Donald Trump. ... Now, the Iranian society and oppressed people of Iran have a friend in White House, whose believe converge with their legitimate demands for change.
FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich speaks at a March 23, 2018 press conference announcing hacking-related charges against nine Iranians as Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein (right) and FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney, Jr. look on. Photo credit: FBI ...

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday charged nine Iranian citizens with hacking hundreds of companies and academic institutions to steal more than $3.4 billion in trade secrets and other data on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The individuals charged did the hacking since 2013 and ...
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States on Friday (March 23) charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of firms and parts of the US government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Teheran's ...
The US announcement followed a Manhattan court's unsealing of a seven-count indictment alleging that the Iranians engaged in a coordinated campaign to steal proprietary research, data and intellectual property from a wide range of targets, including 144 US universities, 176 universities across 21 ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of firms and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran's government.
WASHINGTON — Nine Iranians stole secrets from American government agencies, universities and companies in a yearslong cyberattack, federal law enforcement officials said on Friday, calling out Tehran amid fears that the Trump administration will dismantle the Iran nuclear deal. The suspects worked ...
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks at a press conference at the Department of Justice March 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Deputy Attorney Genral Rod Rosenstein and other law enforcement officials announced a major cyber law enforcement action against nine ...
The Trump administration says 10 Iranian nationals and one Iranian entity hacked into hundreds of U.S. and international universities and a media company. The Treasury Department announced Friday it's imposing sanctions on the accused individuals and the Iran-based Mabna Institute. The department's ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants, accused of ...
Federal prosecutors unsealed criminal charges Friday accusing nine Iranians of orchestrating years of cyberattacks on behalf of the Iranian government to steal data from hundreds of universities and businesses in the U.S. and abroad, in one of the largest state-sponsored hacking cases ever charged by ...
Nine Iranians were charged Friday by the Justice Department in a wide-ranging scheme to hack and steal electronic data from universities, private corporations and U.S. government entities to benefit the government of Iran. The Iranians were indicted on seven counts accusing them of identity theft and ...
“I take the first true measure of my body and decide that it's shame, not sin, that's unholy.” It's 1955 Iran and Forugh Farrokhzad, a soon-to-be divorced mother, awakens to sex and art in Jasmin Darznik's novel, “Song of a Captive Bird.” A few pages later, having begun an affair with a progressive Tehrani ...

Weightlifter's seven-day journey from hell has happy ending as Iranians take three gold medals. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Print Share to Email Share to More. By Brian Oliver in Ahvaz in Iran; Friday, 9 March 2018 ...
Two Iranian citizens, Mehran Yusif Nijat (born 1985) and Jamzemi Ismayil (born 1984) were detained for violating Azerbaijan's marine borders, the State Border Service told APA. The SBS Coastal Guard received information about an unidentified sailing object entering Azerbaijani waters around 1:25 on ...
The US Treasury Department is reportedly finally moving on issuing the necessary licenses for airplane sales to Iran after a long period of inactivity. PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images. A Bombardier CRJ 1000 from French low-cost airline Hop! takes off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Oct. 19, 2017.
Iranians targeted, lawyer says. The couple, who came to Quebec under the Skilled Workers Program, applied for permanent residency status almost two years ago. Despite the average wait time for applicants in their category being around 15 months, they still haven't received an answer. And they're not ...
Iranian women wearing the hijab, or headscarf, walk down a street in Tehran on Feb. 7. (Atta Kenare / AFP/Getty Images). Iranian police on Thursday arrested several people outside the Labor Ministry building in Tehran, blocking a rally that activists had organized to mark International Women's Day.
And the crowds were comprised of lower-income and lower-class Iranians that have traditionally been the bedrock of regime support. ... The Iranian people have also expressed their disgust with the regime's inadequate handling of environmental problems and pollution, inadequate responses to natural ...
INU - The dire economic conditions in Iran has made the struggle to provide for their families difficult for many ordinary Iranians. Both prices and unemployment continue to rise. ... Still, the Iranian people clearly showed their opposition to these endeavors during their protest. Slogans that disavowed Iran's ...
Iranians visit an exhibition of 50 artworks from French museum the Louvre, at the National Museum in central Tehran. Text Size: A A A. AFP /Tehran. Iranians gave a warm welcome to a new exhibition by France's Louvre yesterday — the first major show by a foreign museum in the country. “It was great.
The Iranians, mainly members of their nation's Christian minorities, were bound for a new life in America after what should have been a brief sojourn in Austria for visa processing. But more than a year later, some 100 of them remain stranded in Vienna, their savings drained, their lives in limbo and the ...
The Iranian people are proud of their long history and view themselves as one of the few great civilizations. During his September 2017 address to the UN General Assembly, Trump underscored these “proud roots as a center of civilization.” Yet a month later, he described Iranians as a “terrorist nation.”.
Being an immigrant from Iran has never been a cakewalk. From the moment I landed in the United States as a 6-year-old in the late 1970s, I had to navigate a world where my “people” were the bad guys and I had to represent them on the playground. While Chinese-Americans had Bruce Lee and ...
The Treasury Department sanctioned the Mabna Institute and 10 Iranians -- the nine defendants named in this case and Behzad Mesri, who previously was indicted in ... The U.S. "will not be able to use such ploys to stop or prevent Iranian people's scientific progress," said spokesperson Bahram Qassemi.
Following Khamenei's Nowruz speech on March 21, Iranians have had mixed reactions to his urging citizens to buy domestically made products. President Hassan Rouhani quickly pledged support and promised that his administration will do everything in its capacity to implement the guidelines.
TEHRAN -- “Iranians have never considered clothing as a mere covering. We always care about what we wear,” Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini said during the opening ceremony of 7th Fajr International Fashion and Clothing Festival in Tehran on Sunday. “Our history is ...
The Iranian people are proud of their long history and view themselves as one of the few great civilizations. During his September 2017 address to the UN General Assembly, Trump underscored these “proud roots as a center of civilization.” Yet a month later, he described Iranians as a “terrorist nation.”.
For many Iranians, the dollar-to-rial exchange rate is an indicator of the country's overall economic climate. In response to the plunge, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced plans for the presale of gold coins and sales of Certificates of Deposit (CDs) with an interest rate of 20 percent for a one-year term.
Vice President Mike Pence presented his own highly-imaginative message to the Iranian people while addressing Israel's Knesset on January 22. “From the people of America to the proud and brave people of Iran: We are your friends and the day is coming when you will be free from the evil regime that ...
In an explosive new report published today they claim that spyware-enabled messaging apps are being used by the Iranian regime to spy on their citizens and Iranian expats in the West. Iran could be spying on Brits and Americans using 'weaponized' apps which are available on Apple's App Store and the ...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Some Iranian youth are celebrating Valentine's Day even though authorities have banned the celebrations as part of “decadent Western culture.” Coffee shops and restaurants are crowded with boys and girls celebrating with their loved ones and exchanging red-colored, ...
While many Haligonians will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Wednesday, others will wait a few extra days to celebrate a different day of love — Sepandarmazgan. The ancient Persian day of love and Earth is celebrated by Iranians around the world on Feb. 24. Many believe the celebration has its roots ...
Officials: Trump admin attempted dialogue with Iranians on American prisoners. Elise Labott-Profile-Image. By Elise Labott, CNN. Updated 9:49 AM ET, Thu February 8, 2018 ...
Iran has released a three-year-old study which revealed that 49 percent of the country's citizens are against obligatory headscarves for women. It comes after protests against the existing law led to the arrest of 29 women. The report – released on Sunday by the Iranian Center for Strategic Studies, ...
"This could be Rouhani's attempt to be seen as someone who can listen to the Iranian people, compared to other politicians who are perhaps impinging their ideological will on the people," Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow at Chatham House who studies Iran, told CNN. "People might appreciate that he's ...
The office of Iran's president on Sunday charged into the middle of one of the most contentious debates over the character of the Islamic Republic, suddenly releasing a three-year-old report showing that nearly half of Iranians wanted an end to the requirement that women cover their heads in public.
In light of the recent anti-establishment protests in Iran, Persian speakers on Twitter are comparing political, economic and social issues before and after the 1979 revolution which changed the nation's political system from a pro-Western monarchy to an Islamic republic. The hashtag ...
In light of the recent anti-establishment protests in Iran, Persian speakers on Twitter are comparing political, economic and social issues before and after the 1979 revolution which changed the nation's political system from a pro-Western monarchy to an Islamic republic. The hashtag ...
Through documentaries on satellite TV and posts on social media, this data would add credence to the Iranian people's charges of mismanagement and deceit by those who rule in the name of God. Sanctions placed on regime conglomerates and oligarchic enterprises by the Obama administration prior to ...
The recent outburst of militant demonstrations, especially in parts of Iran where support for the Islamic Republic has been strongest in the past, has led to speculation, in the absence of reliable information, that it has entered a death spiral owing to its economic failure, severe limitations on democracy, and ...
To Iranians, and to the other five governments that negotiated the JCPOA, including the United Kingdom, renewing the waivers is not a concession but a matter of the U.S. honoring its international commitments. They fear that not renewing the waiver risks destroying the whole deal. Already, European ...
Social media in Iran is carefully controlled, but its usefulness - including in organising protests - leads many ordinary Iranians to see out ways around the censors. Most young people in Iran already knew how to bypass internet blocks by using proxies and virtual private networks (VPNs). As a result of recent ...
Just as the Constitutional Revolution of 1911 was a turning point for Iran, today's critical conditions inside of the IRI are one of the most important passages and historic times for not only Iranians but the Free World. We must be cognizant of the current events to prevent embezzlers and thieves from hijacking ...
The National Iranian Tanker Co. describes itself as operating the largest tanker fleet in the Middle East. An official in Iran's Oil Ministry, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters, said 30 of the tanker's 32 crew members were Iranians.
Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in support of the government for a fourth-straight day chanting "death" to foreign nations accused of instigating deadly unrest that began last month. State television showed pro-government rallies in cities including Amol, Semnan, and Shadegan with supporters ...


 

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