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Woman arrested in Iran over Instagram video of her dancing

Iran has arrested a number of people over videos that were posted on Instagram, including a young woman who filmed herself dancing to music.<p>According to activists, Maedeh Hojabri was one of a number of users behind popular Instagram accounts who have been arrested. The identities of the other …

Social Media

[Update: Downloads, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature …

OnePlus 5T

جان بولتون و فرقه ای که به وی پول پرداخت کرده هر دو خواستار تغییر نظام در ایران هستند

انتصاب جان بولتون از سوی دونالد ترامپ رئیس جمهور آمریکا به عنوان مشاور امنیت ملی ایالات متحده، موجی از واکنش ها را در میان کارشناسان سیاست خارجه به راه انداخته است.<p>بولتون به دلیل بیان نظرهای افراطی بدبینانه اش درباره سازمان های بین المللی از جمله سازمان ملل متحد شناخته شده است. البته وی در زمان …

Nasim Aghdam, the YouTube Shooting, and the Anxiety of Demonetization

In the now all-too-familiar search for a motive that follows mass shootings in America, few recent cases have provided as seemingly clear a narrative as that of Nasim Aghdam, the woman who sneaked into the headquarters of YouTube, in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, …

Internet

Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A number of protests have broken out in Iran since the beginning of the year over water, a growing political concern due to a drought which residents of parched areas and analysts say has been exacerbated by mismanagement.<p>The demonstrations have been relatively small, sporadic …

South Asia

Meet Iran's Schumacher: Female Race Champion Unafraid to Break Barriers

Seddigh’s professional career began in 1997. After years of ups and downs, she became one of the most famous and talked about women in Iran.<p>She has …

The conductor smashing Iranian taboos over women, and music

Nezhat Amiri’s recent high-profile performance caps a 38-year fight for recognition<p>In her 38-year career, which is as long as the history of the Islamic republic, Iran’s first and only female conductor had led as many public performances as the number of fingers that hold her baton.<p>Last month, …

Iran General's Profile Rises as Tehran Flexes Mideast Muscle

U.S. officials consider the commander of an elite Iranian military unit a terrorist supporter and the man ultimately responsible for the deaths of thousands of American soldiers and their Middle East allies.<p>But many Iranians view Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the face of Tehran’s growing regional clout, …

Israel is looking to launch a national cryptocurrency

Israel might be launching its own private Bitcoin in a few years.<p>The Bank of Israel is looking to issue a digital currency to create a faster …

Cryptocurrency

Removal of the heart: how Islam became a matter of state in Iran

Some academics argue the Safavid Shahs gave Iranian Shiism a rule-fixation and abandonment of spirituality it has never lost<p>The crowning of Ismail as king of Iran in Tabriz in 1501 was low-key, as was his announcement that Shia Islam would henceforth be the official state religion. And yet this was …

Palestinian Ahed Tamimi arrested by Israeli forces

<b>Bethlehem, occupied West Bank -</b> Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist, has been detained during a pre-dawn raid on her home by the Israeli army and border police in the occupied West Bank.<p>Ahed's mother, Nariman, was also arrested on Tuesday afternoon during a visit to Ahed at an …

The Most 2017 Photos Ever

Not necessarily the top photos of the year, nor the most heart-wrenching or emotional images, but a collection of photographs that are just <i>so</i> 2017. From Barron Trump with a fidget spinner to the Great American Eclipse, from Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer to Lord Buckethead in the UK, from the …

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Everyone seems to hate the new Skype

Microsoft’s radical redesign of Skype isn’t going down well. While Android users have had access to the new Skype design for a month, the refresh only debuted on iPhone a couple of weeks ago. Ratings of the Skype app on Apple’s App Store have plummeted worldwide since the new Skype launched. In the …

First and only woman to win coveted mathematics Fields Medal dies

Iranian-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, has died after a battle with cancer, aged 40. …

Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani: 'The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got'

Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. Mirzakhani, 37, is of Iranian descent and completed her PhD at Harvard in 2004. Her thesis showed how to compute the Weil-Petersson volumes of moduli spaces of bordered Riemann surfaces. …

مریم میرزاخانی نابغه ایرانی ریاضی درگذشت

فیروز نادری از مدیران ارشد ناسا از درگذشت مریم میرزاخانی نابغه ایرانی ریاضی خبر داد. خانم میرزاخانی از مدت‌ها پیش با بیماری سرطان دست‌وپنجه نرم …

Finding Vivian Maier: New Documentary Explores The Life Of Mysterious Chicago Street Photographer (VIDEO)

When young Chicago resident John Maloof stumbled upon a collection of obscure street photographs in 2007, he had no idea he was about to become a part of one of the biggest art discoveries in the 21st century. It was only after purchasing the contents of an abandoned storage unit for less than $400 …

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اسماعیل، اولین شاه واقعی ایران بعد از حمله اعراب

شاه اسماعیل ۵۳۰ سال پیش در اردبیل به دنیا آمد و سال های اولیه زندگی اش مصادف با جنگ و کشته شدن اعضای خانواده اش شد. او با مادرش مارتا ( حلیمه بیگم) …

Concrete Pavilion with Pool, Sauna and Hot Tub in Tehran, Iran

This project, located in Tehran, Iran, was completed by the architectural firm Kourosh Rafiey Architectural Design Studio (KRDS). This swimming pool …

Everything coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO in June

Season finales galore<p>It’s a good month for comedy.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for the end of <i>Orange is the New Black’</i>s fourth season.]<p><i>Orange is the Black’</i>s fourth season ended on pretty big cliffhanger that has been teased as a main focal point for its upcoming fifth season: Did Diaz …

‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace

Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate to continue on the path of moderation and …

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Letter from Tehran: the residential projects giving Iran’s capital a facelift

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جنگ لفظی شدید قطر و عربستان بر سر اخوان‌المسلمین

بعد از دیدار ترامپ از ریاض جنگ لفظی بین قطر و عربستان دوباره شدت پیدا کرد. قطر متهم به حمایت از اخوان‌المسلمین و گروه‌های افراطی اسلام‌گرا شده است. …

Apple has allegedly begun removing Iranian iOS apps from the App store

Reports coming out of Iran suggest that Apple has allegedly started removing iOS apps originating from the country’s startups and developers. Prior to this, Apple had, in a limited manner, opened up its App Store to Iranians in September 2016 and appeared to be gradually lifting some of the …

Apple reportedly removing apps from Iranian developers & startups from the iOS App Store

Apple has allegedly started removing apps originating in Iran from the App Store. According to Techrasa, Apple removed the app of Digikala, the biggest Iranian e-commerce service, a few days ago. Apple has yet to comment on the procedure but it seems to stem from international trade laws (via …