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.
Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), was reportedly arrested by the FBI today. The son of the late Civil Rights activist’s second daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, was en route to Iran when he was taken into custody.
In the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the country has an oppressive hold on its female population. Silenced by a society that would rather the women be submissive and quiet, a young woman has taken a bold step to find expression via music and in turn, becomes the first female Hip-Hop artist of her homeland. Sosan Firooz, […]
When faced with the important decision of attending meetings with world leaders at the United Nations, or sitting with Barbara Walters, it’s not always good to choose the acclaimed journalist. President Obama is facing criticism for failing to hold meetings prior to his U.N. address Tuesday (Sept. 25), instead sitting with his wife, Michelle Obama, […]
President Obama made a stop in New York City Tuesday (Sept. 25), where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly, and appeared on ABC’s The View. The president’s address was centered around the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, in response to a controversial film making fun of Islam, which he blasted as […]
A senior cleric in Iran is putting women to blame for the earthquakes that continue to plague the country. According to cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighil, women’s sexually provocative clothing and promiscuity are directly causing the natural disasters. Cleric Sedighil who is the country’s acting Friday prayer leader was quoted telling a Tehran publication, “Many women […]
President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the debate over the country’s nuclear program has come to an end, an he is ready to discuss a number of international issues. with President Obama. Although Iranian president has been all but silent since his controversial re-election, he held his first formal press conference on Monday. He said […]