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Google warns of Iranian government spy campaign

Jun 14, 2013
Google says it has found evidence the Iranian government is spying on its citizens. The tech giant suspects the Iranian government is trying to head off any political unrest by looking at citizens' email correspondence.
Posted In: Iran, election, surveillance, Google

Economy takes center stage in Iran election

Jun 14, 2013
Iran’s economy is likely to be a major election issue, as the country faces crippling international sanctions, 30 percent unemployment, and soaring inflation.
Posted In: Iran, elections

New sanctions on Iran target currency, car industry

Jun 4, 2013
There will be new penalties for financial institutions that deal in Iranian currency, which should cause the rial to devalue further. But new sanctions on the country's car industry could be felt more acutely.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions, currency, rial

Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Nov 9, 2012
Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.
Posted In: veterans, disability, Iran, afghanistan, Vietnam

Iran suffers as international sanctions bite

Oct 4, 2012
As the European Union prepares to impose a ban on natural gas imports from Iran, the country's currency has already fallen sharply because of international sanctions.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions

Iran inflation crisis sparks protests and blame

Oct 3, 2012
Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Posted In: Iran, rial, currency, inflation, ahmadinejad

Misleading ad attacks Obama on Libya

Oct 2, 2012
American Crossroads makes political hay out of attacks in Libya
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Israel, Iran, United Nations, Libya

China's Foxconn worker riot and Iran's shadow Internet

Sep 25, 2012
With all this information technology at our disposal, it's striking how getting to the truth of a matter can still be so tough. Two tech stories from opposite sides of the world today remind us how even in 2012 the flow of information is still tightly controlled.
Posted In: Foxconn, China, riots, Iran

Iran takes steps to turn down Internet use

Sep 24, 2012
Over the weekend, Iran's government announced it was turning off Google. Officials also said plans are moving ahead to place the country's web users on a walled off intranet -- as opposed to the global Internet the rest of us use.
Posted In: Iran, cybersecurity, Internet

Oil sanctions cause pain in Iran, but also at gas pumps

Sep 24, 2012
As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, gas prices

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