Masoud Afshar

366 Flips | 44 Magazines | 41 Likes | 5 Following | 144 Followers | @MasoudAfshar | I'm Iranian..

Hi @MileyCyrus and @eltonofficial. 👋🏼#GRAMMYs https://t.co/vKVuJWAUy9

Music icon. #Grammys https://t.co/ILEkDfMKOP

The U.S. Wanted to Discuss Iran. Russia Brought Up Black Lives Matter.

UNITED NATIONS — Efforts by the Trump administration to marshal a muscular international response to Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters appeared to backfire on Friday, as members of the United Nations Security Council instead used a special session called by the United States to lecture …

United Nations

Iran's Supreme Leader blames 'enemies' for protests, death toll hits 21

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday blamed Iran's "enemies" for stirring up unrest in the country, as the death toll from days of anti-government protests climbed to 21.<p>In his first remarks since the demonstrations erupted last Thursday, Khamenei accused the nation's …

Middle East

Iranians chant ‘death to dictator’ in biggest unrest since crushing of protests in 2009

Iranians took to the streets for a third day of anti-government protests in what appeared to be the biggest domestic political challenge to Tehran’s leaders since the 2009 Green movement was crushed by security forces.<p>Iran blocks Instagram and messaging app after third night of protests<p>Read more<p>At …

Venezuela

8-Year-Old Puerto Rican To Trump: 'Stop Tweeting And Come Help The People'

Eight-year-old Yan Anthony Hernandez has deep dimples on each side of his smile. Somehow, he managed to sleep through the hurricane that roared over his home in Isabela, Puerto Rico. Unlike those living in wooden houses, his cement home held up.<p>But now, there's no electricity or cellphone service, …

Hurricane Maria

United Airlines Has Just Taken Away Some Really Basic Items (Oh, From First Class) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm always happy to fly First Class.<p>As long as someone else is paying, that is.<p>The food, for example, is slightly better. There's free food, after all.<p>Even when I'm sitting in coach, the smell of …

United Airlines

زندان‌بان هم انگار چاره‌ای ندارد جز از او نقل کردن... #حصر #میرحسین درپی احساس خطر آمده بود.خطر از پدیده‌ای که به تاروپود وطنم تنیده تا هنوز https://t.co/pXHRV8h1xA

My family came to the US as refugees, says George Clooney

Refugees are “people, just like you and me”, George Clooney has said in a speech urging humanity to do more to help those escaping war and persecution.<p>The Oscar-winning actor opened up over his own ancestors’ struggles in fleeing the famine in Ireland in the 19th century and called on people to …

Africa

This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest

I’ve investigated Hillary and know she likes a ‘zone of privacy’ around her. This lack of transparency, rather than any actual corruption, is her greatest flaw<p>It’s impossible to miss the “Hillary for Prison” signs at Trump rallies. At one of the Democratic debates, the moderator asked Hillary …

Government

Hillary Clinton says Republicans have only themselves to blame for Donald Trump

Republican leaders alarmed by the prospect of<p>Donald Trumpas their presidential nominee have only themselves to blame,Hillary Clintonsaid Monday, seeking to cast the party’s elite as extremists now trying to undercutPresident Obama’s constitutional obligation to fill out theSupreme Court.<p>Clinton …

Government

Aliette de Bodard picks up two sci-fi awards for 'startlingly original fiction'

Writer is the first to win best novel and best short story at British Science Fiction Association ceremony in the same year<p>Aliette de Bodard has scooped an unprecedented two British Science Fiction Association awards, for best novel and best short story.<p>It is the first time a writer has taken the …

Science Fiction

'The Revenant' is going to be one of the worst movies to ever win best picture at the Oscars

<i>Rolling Stone</i>'s Peter Travers notoriously proclaimed that <i>The Revenant</i> was not for "movie p------," a phrase that perfectly and unfortunately encapsulates the movie's tone. I am always confused by people who confuse great films with ordeals to be suffered through, a category that seems to include a …

Mad Max

How to Shoot a Wedding Photo with Reflections

You know you’re committed to your craft as a wedding photographer when you find yourself doing these things for the perfect reflection portrait of …

Bernie Sanders Has President Obama's Back On Paid Sick Leave Executive Order

2016 Democratic Presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) applauded President Barack Obama for signing an executive order that means …

Obama to Mark Labor Day With an Executive Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none.<p>The White House wouldn’t specify the cost to federal contractors to …

Obama Sparks Outrage With Use of Word 'the'

In an administration embattled by harsh criticism from both sides of the political divide, Barack Obama today set off a new wave of hostility and derisive feeling by uttering a sentence containing the word <i>the</i>.<p>"I have never heard anything so blatantly socialist in my life," said Senate Majority …

27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

Universal Pictures

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the …

Weird

Jose Mourinho must understand player safety is important - Fabrice Muamba

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho must trust his medical staff and understand that a player's wellbeing is paramount, according to former Bolton …

Football transfer rumours: Nicolás Gaitán to Liverpool or Manchester United?

It really is all going horribly wrong at <b>Chelsea</b>, what with them being five points off the top and there being only 108 points to play for. Thankfully José Mourinho has a plan to sort it all out. Not content with bringing Pedro in from Barcelona for £21.2m and Baba Rahman in from Augsburg for …

Soccer

Chelsea Transfer News: Pedro 'Convinced' by Jose Mourinho Call, Latest Rumours

Link to Media<p>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho played a critical role in the club’s imminent capture of Barcelona winger Pedro, with reports suggesting the Blues boss made a personal call to the 28-year-old to grab him from Manchester United's clutches.<p>As reported by Matt Barlow and Ian Ladyman of the</i> …

Soccer

Josh Koscheck thrilled to be a part of Bellator

For 10 years, Josh Koscheck gave his blood, sweat and tears to the UFC. He’s more recognizable than your average fighter due to his boisterous …

Bargain hunt for health care procedures, but use caution

Shopping for things like hotel reservations is pretty easy these days.<p>There are a lot of websites that allow you to compare options by price and …

Health Care