After unrest, Tehran seeks control through ‘halal’ internet

In this file photo from September 17, 2013, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

In this file photo from September 17, 2013, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

With proliferation of smartphones, potential for protests has led regime to create Iranian version of China’s ‘Great Firewall’

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Days after vote on Jerusalem, US says it negotiated $285 m. cut in UN budget

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City, on December 22, 2017. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP)

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City, on December 22, 2017. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP)

American ambassador vows not to let ‘the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of’

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Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

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An armed soldier patrols a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital’s streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster. (AP Photo)

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Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in ‘terrorist attack’

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FILE – In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillo

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