President Barack Obama had stern words for GOP members of the U.S. Senate after that group sent a letter to Iran’s leaders regarding the potential scrapping of a nuclear deal. Mr. Obama ripped the action in a political fashion while Vice President Joe Biden used more pointed language.
A 26-year-old woman was hanged in a Tehran prison Saturday (Oct. 25) morning for stabbing a man she alleged was trying to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, in 2009.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being sought after in Iranian court after a judge has determined that Instagram and Whatsapp (both of which fall underneath Facebook’s mighty umbrella ownership) is violating user’s privacy rights.
In the capital city of Baghdad in Iraq, a series of car explosions alleged to be part of a coordinated attack killed a total of 54 people while injuring over 100 others on Monday (Sept. 30). Although no group has taken credit for the bombings, tensions between Sunni Muslim militants and Shiites have been growing.
Although outsiders view Iran as a nation driven by strict religious rule, a photographer offered a little-known view inside the lives of Iranians via a series of stunning pictures. With sweeping hillsides, mountain abodes, and images of a thriving youth community, it appears the conservative values that have defined Iran are shifting rapidly as well.
The CIA has been trying to buy its influence over the Aghan government by secretly funneling tens of millions of dollars to President Hamid Karzai several times over the last decade. According to the New York Times, the cash payments have been delivered to the president since the start of the war in Afghanistan.