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’

Continue reading

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’

Continue reading

Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

None

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)

Continue reading

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in ‘terrorist attack’

Nicolas Maduro

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

Continue reading

Venezuela’s socialist leaders seize bakeries in ‘bread war’

In this March 17, 2017 photo, an employee of the Minka state-run bakery carries bags of bread to be distributed to state-run grocery stores in Caracas, Venezuela. Agents from the National Superintendent of Fair Prices raided Mansion’s Bakery last week and accused the owners of hoarding scarce sacks of government-imported flour, saying the subsidized goods should have been used to make price-regulated loaves but instead was turned into more expensive croissants and sweet rolls. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Continue reading

Russia calls for end to Western-dominated world order

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) attends a working session during a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G20 leading and developing economies at the World Conference Center in Bonn, western Germany, February 17, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Sascha Schuermann)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) attends a working session during a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G20 leading and developing economies at the World Conference Center in Bonn, western Germany, February 17, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Sascha Schuermann)

At Munich summit, Foreign Minister says it is time for Washington to adopt ‘pragmatic’ relations with Moscow based on ‘mutual respect,’ calls NATO a relic of the Cold War

Continue reading