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US Treasury Blocks Domain of Iran's Fars News Agency

US Treasury Blocks Domain of Iran’s Fars News Agency

Iran's Fars news agency says its website has been blocked after the US Treasury Department blacklisted the media group.

Iran Gov’t Spokesman Calls Reuters ‘Liar’

Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei has strongly rejected the Reuters’ report about the number of deaths during the November unrest saying that the news agency is a “liar”.
Iran Rejects Reuters' 'Worthless' Report on Riot Death Toll

Iran Rejects Reuters’ ‘Worthless’ Report on Riot Death Toll

An official at Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has categorically dismissed a report by the Reuters news agency that claimed a death toll of around 1,500 people during recent riots over fuel price hikes.
Acclaimed Iranian Cartoonist Recounts Woes of His 50-Year Career

Acclaimed Iranian Cartoonist Recounts Woes of His 50-Year Career

Javad Alizadeh, a self-taught Iranian cartoonist with 30 international awards, has talked about his four-decade career as one of the most successful cartoonists of Iran.

Rioters Linked to Hostile Broadcaster Arrested in Iran

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it has arrested the rioters who took orders from the UK-based “Iran International” satellite channel to commit acts of vandalism amid the recent unrest in Iran.

Iraq Suspends Saudi Broadcasters for Breaking Rules

Baghdad has suspended Saudi state-owned broadcasters Al-Hadath TV and Al Arabiya over their misguiding coverage of recent protests in Iraq.

Russian Journalist Detained for Visa Violation: Iran

Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the Russian journalist held in Iran was detained last week for a visa violation and not for spying.

Doors Open for Media Interaction with World: Iranian Official 

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Culture for Press and Information Affairs Mohammad Khoddadi says Tehran has kept the door open to serious cooperation and dialogue with the regional and international news outlets.

Inspiring Iranian Journalist Succumbs to Cancer

Mahdi Shadmani, an Iranian sports journalist who turned into an inspiring social figure after developing cancer, has died at the age of 37 after three years of struggle.

Rouhani Gifts 1-Year Free Internet to Iranian Journalists

The government of President Hassan Rouhani has gifted all Iranian journalists with a one-year 4G/LTE internet subscription on the occasion of National Journalists’ Day.