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via BBC News A news agency in Iran has published a report by the satirical news website, The Onion, saying rural white Americans would rather vote for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama. Quoting The Onion word-for-word, Fars states that an opinion poll also found 77% would rather go to a baseball game or have […]

via BBC News   Canada is closing its embassy in Iran and expelling the remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada, Foreign Minister John Baird has said in a statement. The Canadian government cited Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and failure to comply with UN inspectors as the reason for the move. Iranian diplomats have […]

A woman at President Obama’s campaign fundraiser in New York City on Thursday interrupted the events to shout her opinion about America’s role in the mounting tension between Iran and Israel. “Use your leadership – no war on Iran!” she said, according to ABC News’ Jake Tapper and several other reporters. Obama responded, “Nobody’s announced […]

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer will be released from Tehran’s Evin prison after a $500,000 bail is paid for each of them, their attorney, Masoud Shafiee, said Tuesday. Bauer and Fattal could be released “in a couple of days,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told NBC in an interview that aired Tuesday.Full Story  Story & Pic […]

Iran executed three men on Sunday for engaging in homosexual acts in the province of Ahwaz. The three men, not identified, were hanged at the Karoun prison along with three other men. The prosecutor accused the men of sodomy and rape as it is easier to sell the case of execution to the court than […]

via CNN A man convicted of blinding a woman in an acid attack was spared an eye-for-an-eye punishment Sunday, minutes before the sentence was to be carried out, Iranian state media reported. The Fars News Agency reported that the victim had a sudden change of heart and decided to stop the punishment. A physician was […]

IRAN – Amid a political battle between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, several of President Ahmadinejad’s key aides have been arrested and charged with using supernatural powers to help the president. The U.K. Guardian reports: Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of […]

A 42-year-old mother of two faces the punishment of death by stoning in Iran after authorities convicted of adultery. And according to Mina Ahadi, who heads the International Committee Against Stoning and the Death Penalty, only international pressure can help save her. As Ahadi told CNN: “Legally it’s all over. It’s a done deal. Sakineh can […]

Iranian authorities have imposed a virtual information blockade after opposition leaders issued a call for supporters to take to the streets during an important government anniversary on Thursday, people inside the country are saying.